Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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Salt Lake Tribune: UTA Pay High? Real Numbers Are Higher Yet

Weber County Forum
Utah: the best managed state?Hold onto your hats, folks. IT'S OFFICIAL! Thanks...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-08-15

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Broadband Bytes for 2014-08-08 http://t.co/i6Ofxz5kDZ -> Utah's...

Standard-Examiner: Ogden Council Approves (Loosened) Food Truck Restrictions

Weber County Forum
Yep, folks, the Council has adopted a cautious "wait and see" approach --...

Utah Legislative Update: Will Sen. John Valentine's "Batty Brainchild," the Notorious Zion's Curtain, Be an Early Casualty of the 2015 Utah Legislature?

Weber County Forum
So what about it, Gentle Readers? Will it soon be "curtains" for...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-08-08

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Cable company lab guys: "ZOMG look at our gigabit copper!" Fiber:...

What makes a Successful Public Space?

Transit in Utah
Hotel Portland, since demolished (Photo credit: Wikipedia)English: Pettygrove...

Salt Lake Tribune: Host of Swallow Fundraiser Jailed, Awaits Possible Federal Charges

Weber County Forum
"They're gonna have to build extra cells onto the not yet built new prison by...

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ Leaving Legislature to Head Tax Commission -Updated

Weber County Forum
Sodden Question: Does the 800 lb Gorilla already have another legislative...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-08-01

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Broadband Bytes for 2014-07-25 http://t.co/KtWfbBsD42 -> After USDA...

No Cookies For The Poor; Gold And Marble For The Faithful?

Weber County Forum
Many religions lose that emphasis which is a basic tenet of the book they claim...

Salt Lake Tribune: Is A Fee For Solar Energy Users A 'SunTax' Or Fair Play? - Updated

Weber County Forum
Our take? Executives of America's multi-billion dollar electrical utilities...

Standard-Examiner: Lessons Gained From Stewart Shooting Review

Weber County Forum
Ultimately, the buck stops with Weber County votersAs a followup to our...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-07-25

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Layton is mulling an opt-out from the Macquarie utility fee....

Why you should avoid Alamo Rent-A-Car

From Where I Sit
This week my family split apart for 25 days so my wife could visit family in...

Pioneer Day 2014 Songfest Special

Weber County Forum
The anthem of the Mormon pioneers, in the spirit of Pioneer DayIn the spirit of...

Can Alternatives to Owing a car be made More Convenient?

Transit in Utah
TriMet bus parked near MAX tracks (helping out on opening day) in Portland, OR....

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Our View: Put Limits On [Utah] Campaign Cash

Weber County Forum
Howbout you? ...are you "on the bus" with this, WCF Peeps?Top-notch editorial...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-07-18

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There's about six weeks left to tell the FCC how you really feel about...

A Thousand Posts and Eight Years

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Nine hundred ninety-nine posts and almost eight years ago, I wrote my first...

Salt Lake Tribune: Police Detail What Went Wrong in Fatal Shootout With Matthew David Stewart - Updated

Weber County Forum
Internal review says officers made mistakes before and during the fatal drug...

Breaking: Swallow, Shurtleff Taken Into Custody - Updated

Weber County Forum
Needless to say, we'll update this page as the story developsVia KSL News....

Broadband Bytes for 2014-07-11

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Broadband Bytes for 2014-07-04 http://t.co/oP51fJFK2a -> The Daily Herald...

Salt Lake Tribune: Texts Reveal Raw Tensions Between Shurtleff, Former Aide

Weber County Forum
Torgeson: "pissed about the damn stupid things John [Swallow] did"Thanks to...

Layton holding additional public meetings on UTOPIA and Macquarie

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If you still have questions about UTOPIA and Macquarie, Layton wants to make...

Kearns-Tribune, Deseret News Ask Judge to Toss Antitrust Lawsuit

Weber County Forum
Our take?  This patently frivolous lawsuit will be "dumped" before the end...

Official Results for the 2014 Midterm Primary Election

Weber County Forum
Snoose, You LoseVia Ricky Hatch's Weber County Election Office:"Official...

Church Now Saying 700,000 Will Come for Ogden Temple Opening - Sensible Old Bus Routes Suddenly Restored?

Weber County Forum
A permanent change, or just merely a temporarary fix?By: BlackrulonI notice...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-07-04

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Streaming services of all kinds are now in the crosshairs. Thanks, SCOTUS!...

Ogden 4th Of July "Celebration" -- The Aftermath

Weber County Forum
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different...

4th of July Special 2014 - Happy Birthday, America

Weber County Forum
Let's keep our eye on the ball, people:House Budget Committee Kills Immigration...

City Council Notes: Ogden City Proposes the Construction of Another Parking Garage - Updated

Weber County Forum
This folks, is a project which must be closely watchedAmidst this weeks...

If Macquarie wants to win over cost-wary cities, they may need a new plan

Free UTOPIA
In all of the city council discussions over the Macquarie deal, the...

Is it the Pathway or is it the Urban Fabric?

Transit in Utah
TriMet is looking at closing a pathway that connects the Willow Creek Transit...

Salt Lake Tribune:10th Circuit Court Upholds Same-sex Marriage - Updated

Weber County Forum
Next stop, The U.S. Supreme Court, as the forces of Utah oppression...

Big Meeting Tonight: Ogden-Weber State University Transit Project Study Open House - Updated

Weber County Forum
Tonight's meeting provides an ideal chance for Ogden lumpenitizens to finally...

2014 Weber County Primary Election Final Results

Weber County Forum
The 5,718 lumpencitizens who took the time to vote today have spokenHere you...

Breaking: Utah's DABC Uninimously Approves Snowbird "licker sales" for the 2014 Oktoberfest - Updated

Weber County Forum
When the smoke clears, "All's well that ends well," we guess, as the old folk...

Big Doin's in Weber County Tomorrow; 2014 Weber County Primary Election - Updated

Weber County Forum
And what do we constantly do at Weber County Forum?  Answer:  Prove...

Looking for an Internship

Transit in Utah
English: A car of the Portland Streetcar system at the eastbound Portland State...

Utah Moms Care Has Moved

Utah Moms Care
Utah Moms Care has moved!  Please find us at: www.utahmomscare.org

The Barbur Transit Center - The Good, Bad, the Ugly, and the Really Ugly and how it doesn't fit into the urban form

Transit in Utah
In my first entry on how transit centers fit into the urban form and how they...

Utah is Adopting New Core Standards

Utah Moms Care
Right now the State Board of Education is working to adopt new Core Standards!...

Utah's New Public School Complaint Department!

Utah Moms Care
Picture by: FindYourSearchThe last night of the session late in the night a...

From Anti-Common Core to Pro-Common Core to Whatever

Utah Moms Care
Rep. Dana LaytonWhat a journey HB342 has taken this session.Anti-Common...

El Salvador Final Presidential Vote - Fraud and Fear

From Where I Sit
Last night was the final vote for the President of El Salvador.   Last month's...

HB105 and Reasonable Hope

Utah Moms Care
This is Addie.  She's cute, huh?  What you don't know from looking at...

Boiled Frogs

Utah Moms Care
Picture Courtesy jronaldlee.comYesterday a lobbyist stopped me and asked what...

A Piece of Reaganomics: Helping Utah Families Get Ahead

Utah Moms Care
Post by Tracy Gruber, Esq.Last week, Utah lawmakers took an important first...

Insider Perspective of the Utah Caucus System

From Where I Sit
There is a tremendous amount of debate in Utah about the "Count My Vote"...

The Strangest of Bedfellows

Utah Moms Care
It has been said that politics makes the strangest of bedfellows.Every once in...

Dear Parents, You're Welcome. Sincerely, The Legislature

Utah Moms Care
Dear Parents,We want you to be able to make informed decisions on the school...

The Simple, The Complex, and The Convoluted – How Candidates’ Names Makes Their Way to the Ballot

Utah Moms Care
It seems it would be simple for a person to decide to run for office, and then...

Parent Review Committee: 15 Parents, 40 Hours, and 10,000+ Test Questions - Was It Good Enough? Will It Ever Be?

Utah Moms Care
This session Rep. Kennedy has a bill, HB 81, which will allow any parent...

More Waste In Utah - Senator Aaron Osmond's Pledge of Allegiance Bill

From Where I Sit
This year is starting out to be a great year for Utah waste, with wasted...

Cut From the Same Cloth?

Utah Moms Care
There is a fundamental question making its way around the Capitol this session:...

Competing Plans on Education Funding

Utah Moms Care
Last year the Senate and House passed S.B. 169, which created an Education...

S.B. 122: An Expansion or Retraction of Parental Rights?

Utah Moms Care
Sen. Aaron OsmondPost by LeAnn WoodOn Monday afternoon, Senator Osmond will be...

More Wasted Money in Utah Schools - Canyon School District Shelves New Books.

From Where I Sit
Columnist Paul Rolly today pointed in his column that Canyon School District...

Has Dixie State University's Website Been Hacked?

From Where I Sit
As my Alma Mater pushes forward for a new university president, they are...

A few facts about PreK

Utah Moms Care
Today HB 96 passed out of the House Education Committee.  This bill will...

Heard on the Hill: Senator Mark Madsen on Professional Development for Teachers

Utah Moms Care
Sen. Mark Madsen made the following comments during the Senate floor debate on...

Update on The Lunch Room Scandal at Uintah Elementary

From Where I Sit
Screw Nutritional Guidelines forStudents, you ain't eatin' As a follow up to...

El Salvador Presidential Election Results

From Where I Sit
In what was considered a peaceful election, the El Salvadoran people have come...

Event: Speak Directly With the Governor

Utah Moms Care
Governor Gary HerbertOn Tuesday,  February 4th Governor Gary R. Herbert...

The "Ley Seca" of El Salvador aka Election Prohibition

From Where I Sit
As El Salvador heads into the craziness of election weekend, the citizens are...

The Godfather at Uintah Elementary Takes Kids Lunch and Throws it Away

From Where I Sit
The Tribune today had a shocking article on Uintah Elementary and their bizarre...

Editorial: The Fundamental Flaw in Education Funding

Utah Moms Care
In 1996 Utahns made a mistake.Recently Representative Stephen Handy wrote an...

Heard on the Hill: Governor Gary Herbert's State of the State

Utah Moms Care
Gov. Gary HerbertExcerpts from Governor Herbert's State of the State...

Base Budget Week

Utah Moms Care
During the session there are two types of committees: appropriation and...

Event: Come Play for PreK

Utah Moms Care
 Voices for Utah Children would like to invite you to a special event...