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Top 10 for Digital Government in Utah in 2014

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Today, digital is embedded into every aspect of government in Utah. It is the...

Looking Back at 2014

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
This is the first of three posts that I commit to do before the end of the...

The Misunderstanding Of Inflation

Pursuit of Liberty
For an economic term that gets thrown around a lot, it’s a surprise that...

"People With Guns Kill!" Huh?

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Mike Brown was a shoplifter who used his size to intimidate people. When faced...

The Fatal Decision

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We should learn to judge actions and not people. It is easy to change policies...

A Just Kill

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The American Legal system is premised on the idea that a person is innocent...

Ecclesiastical References for Health Care

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My last post touched on the Ecclesiastical References used at BYU.BYU is a...

Ecclesiastical Endorsement and Expelled Students

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This is telling. Students at BYU must obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from...

Racism Place in a Reflexive Paradox

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Raymond Davies of Payson, Utah provides an interesting example of the reflexive...

Scrutinizing the Lack of Scrutiny

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Back in September a Saratoga Springs police officer was involved in a...

A Shameful Act on the Part of Utah County

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On September 10th a 22 year-old black kid named Darrien Hunt was out playing...

The Worst of the GOP Is Ascending to Power

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The GOP spent the last six years engaged in base reaction to the Obama...

Utah Halloween

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I'm a native of Denver. As a kid I could remember throngs of kids moving from...

Is Marriage an Institution of Hatred?

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I just read an blog post that matter-of-factly stated that the Christian...

Formation of the Republican Party

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Conservatism traces to the Tories. The Tories are the people who fought against...

Roots of Partisan Conservatism

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Here in the former colonies (ie The United States), there is a large group of...

Justified Lethal Force

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In the same week as the Darrien Hunt shooting, police in Louisiana shot a man...

Highly High

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Matt Schauerhamer, one of the police officers involved in the Darrien Hunt...

C4L SLC

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Up until Ron Paul's disastrous run for the presidency in 2012, The Campaign for...

Held in Abeyance

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When local governments protect the people from Federal overreach, the local...

Whisper Campaigns

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In my senior year two kids (Ted Fields and David Martin) were gunned down in...

Utah's Attitude Toward Darien Hunt

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On June 18th of this year, Salt Lake Police were engaged in a search for a...

Cosplay in Happy Valley

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Darrien Hunt was shot by police in Utah County. The police want us to believe...

Full Text of Saratoga Springs Post

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The Daily Dot (...

A No Show Event

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According to KSL (from page:...

Outrage is Needed When Outrage is Due

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Personally, I like to avoid public outrage over events. But outrage is needed...

Labor Day Post

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It's Labor Day! Time of the annual Labor Day Post.Predictably, the Left is...

2014 United Nations Survey on E-Government

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Last week, the UN published it's 2014 survey on e-government. I've been more...

Utah.gov 2014: More than meets the eye

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Utah recently completed a significant upgrade to its portal, Utah.gov.  At...

Accenture Says US Dropping in Digital Government Performance

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Accenture Digital Government Survey, 2014In their January 2014 study on digital...

2013 in Utah Government: Mobile Apps and Open Data

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
As I survey the landscape of digital government around the globe in 2013, there...

The Last 10 Years with Utah.gov

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Ten years ago, there was no Facebook, no Twitter.  Tim O'Reilly had not...

Another Mobilegov Success Story

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Last year, when the Utah Transit Authority made its real-time transit api...

Big Data in Utah

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Big data is important, even in a small state like Utah.  Over the years,...

I'm Ready for the 5S

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Yes, I am still using an iPhone 4. Personally, I don't like changing phones too...

Making Progress with Mobile

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Although we still have a lot of work to do to enable the mobile citizen, we are...

Utah.gov 2013

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
We published the new Utah.gov portal last night and it looks like this:Probably...

Getting Ready for a Utah.gov Upgrade

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
In a few days, we will be introducing some new features on the state's digital...

Using Fusion Tables to Share Public Data

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Google Fusion Tables is a great way to share public data.Here's a table with...

Mountain West Digital Library Anchors the National Public Library of America

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) went live last week with much...

row for your life toward it

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Email to Sen. Urquhart -- Utah Reports Traffic Citations on the Criminal Database

Green Jello
Dear Steve U (my favorite legislator),I can't find your blog anymore, and...

On Gun Control

Green Jello
While I think we should consider limits on the kinds of weapons and ammunition...

Best of Digital Government in Utah 2012

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Another year draws to a close and this blog is now over 10 years old. As you...

Analyzing Mobile Visitors to Utah.gov

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
ZTE ChorusIn the past 30 days, the Utah.gov portal...

The Efficiency of E-Government

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
We have always known that digital government saves money.  It also allows...

Thinking of New Online Services

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Interactive digital government is falling behind.  Even though it seems...

The Phenomenal Success of Jobs.Utah.gov

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
In reviewing the metrics for the Utah.gov domain for 2011, not many things...

Utah.gov 2012: Built on Data

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Today, we introduce a major change to the state of Utah portal, Utah.gov....

More on the Internet of Things and Government

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
You may not know this, but April 9th is Global Internet of Things Day.In...

United Nations E-Government Survey 2012

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
I downloaded the 2012 UEN eGovernment Report to iBooks while in the elevator on...

Setting the Agenda for 2012 and Beyond

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
I'm looking at the Federal agenda for 2012 as set out a few weeks ago by...

Best of Digital Government in Utah 2011

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
It's time to move on to 2012 and it's now been ten years since I started...

2012 -- Flat Tax Proposals

Green Jello
The GOP presidential hopefuls are in the thick of taking up conservative causes...

Huntsman: Even the Rich Should Sacrifice.

Green Jello
The ever scrappy son of Utah's richest man Jon M Huntsman Jr. says if he is...

Of Lucky Ducks

Green Jello
Many of the GOP presidential wannabes are going at a new approach to raising...

It's been a while......

Green Jello
I have been wanting to come and write for some time, but caring for two...

2011 Legislative Session (Week 6 Udpate)

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Well, the week six may be redundant for all of you who are actively following...

2011 Legislative Session (Week 5 Udpate)

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Week 5 UpdateUtah League of Cities and TownsWhile week five was fairly...

2011 Session -- Week Four

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Week 4 Update2011 Utah Legislative SessionWeek 4 proved to be a great week for...

2011 Session -- Week Three

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Alcohol:With Valentine’s Day upon us, it was only appropriate that Sen....

2011 Session -- Week Two

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Well, it proved to be a fairly slow week in committee and on the floor during...

2011 Session -- Week One

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
ULCT Week One Legislative Highlights and Recap (2011) It...

Rep. Menlove's Proposal -- Message Bill?

Green Jello
Rep Menlove of Garland wants Medicaid recipients to perform community service...

Tax Money Going to Fund Not Radio, But NPR Executives

Magic Valley Mormon
From Greg Easterbrook:Defenders of NPR have noted the Washington main...

Chris Nolan or: Why I now arrange my DVDs by director

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a token “stuff kids say” post

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The #1 Reason Why Women Have Sex…

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Don't Blame the Caucus For Non Voters

Magic Valley Mormon
According to the Census Bureau, there are 22,914 people in Eagle Mountain. Of...

Utah State Taxes -- Residency Test

Green Jello
The Utah State Tax Commission is proposing a Residency Test for income tax...