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Easter 2014 Sunday Special

Weber County Forum
Starting with today's Easter holiday, your blogmeister is resolved to be more...

Standard-Examiner: Weber Democrats Looking For An Edge In The Issues

Weber County Forum
In a political atmosphere wherein the Grand Old Party becomes increasingly (and...

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Standard-Examiner Editorial: Our View: A 383-vote Weber Commission

Weber County Forum
It will be fascinating to see if Mssrs. Bell, Ebert and Gibson continue to pick...

Salt Lake Tribune Editorial: Bundy is a Lawbreaker, Not a Hero - Updated

Weber County Forum
Swagger and bombast shouldn't become the American way. By: Ray Been doing a...

Standard-Examiner: Weber Republicans Dump Zogmaister; Ebert Wins Nomination

Weber County Forum
Our view?  The inaction of the Weber County Democratic party in this...

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Standard Examiner Crackpot Guest Op-ed:We Need Highly Effective Teachers in the Classroom

Weber County Forum
The day of reckoning is coming on hard and fast, as the 2014 General election...

Standard-Examiner: In 'State of the County' Speech, Gibson Attacks Standard-Examiner

Weber County Forum
Somehow we're getting a strong "psychic vibe" that this story isn't going to...

Deseret News: Stuart Reid: A View from Both Sides of the Aisle

Weber County Forum
Moderate on moral social issues? Who knew?Interesting Deseret News Sunday...

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Standard-Examiner: Weber County Library Expansion Hits Another Bump in the Road - Updated

Weber County Forum
"Looking forward to the 2016 elections, when voters will have a chance again ...

ABC News 4: Seventeen Teachers to Be Let Go by Ogden School District at End of School Year - Updated

Weber County Forum
It gets interestinger and interestinger as the 2014 General Election...

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...

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Standard-Examiner: Weber Commissioners Sidestep Nominations, Pick Library Board Member

Weber County Forum
We guess we need to follow Mencken's advice; sit back and enjoy it, right?It is...

Standard-Examiner: Debate Commission Starts a New Utah Tradition

Weber County Forum
Needless to say, we'll be keeping our fingers crossed Click to EnlargeIn a...

Utah is Adopting New Core Standards

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

Climate Progress: House To Vote On Controversial ‘No More National Parks’ Policy - Updated

Weber County Forum
No connection with blind hatred of the Marxist Muslim Kenyan in the White...

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ICANN and IANA could soon be under international control....

Standard-Examiner: Investigator: No Mistreatment or Unfair Prosecution Against Matthew Stewart

Weber County Forum
God Bess America!Chirpy front page story in this morning's Standard-Examiner,...

Pre-convention Candidate Overview: A Glimpse of How Weber County's 2014 Election Candidate Pool is Shaping Up

Weber County Forum
Added bonus: A tantalizing chance to change the Ogden School Board balance of...

The end of the road? It’s Macquarie or bust for UTOPIA

Free UTOPIA
Part of the visit with UTOPIA was figuring out how they’re moving forward...

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Our View: Swallow Must Be Prosecuted

Weber County Forum
It's time to stop dithering. Let's get this show on the road! It will be a...

Utah's New Public School Complaint Department!

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

Google Fiber will leave the duopoly intact and only change the players

Free UTOPIA
There’s a lot of talk about Google Fiber bringing competition to the...

Deseret News: Caucus Meetings This Week Give Public a Chance to Get Involved

Weber County Forum
Roll up your sleeves and get on over to your caucus meetings, O Gentle Ones!...

Sunday Morning Weber County 2014 General Election News Roundup

Weber County Forum
The most recent stories, concerning our upcoming 2014 Utah (and Weber County)...

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2014 Utah Legislative Roundup

Weber County Forum
A fairly lackluster performance on the part of our Utah legislature, we'll...

Salt Lake Tribune: House Committee Releases Damning John Swallow Report

Weber County Forum
A ‘For Sale’ sign on the Utah A.G.’s office?In the interest of getting...

Confirmed: Macquarie tips its hand on details of the upcoming proposal

Free UTOPIA
After hearing some of the rumors about the Macquarie deal, I’ve been...

Standard-Examiner: Candidates Line Up in Weber for County and State Offices

Weber County Forum
It already appears that there will be some hot action in the upcoming Weber...

Count My Vote Citizens Initiative Wrap-up: Governor Herbert Signs SB 54 Into Law

Weber County Forum
Added Bonus: Senator Stuart Reid predicts " the birth of a new,...

Victory Again: HB60 withers without so much as a hearing

Free UTOPIA
“HB60 is dead, Jim.”(from Wikipedia) Without any official action,...

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...

2014 Utah Legislative Update: Full Medicaid Expansion Dies in Committee

Weber County Forum
"Conservative" ideology again "trumps" financial prudence and common senseVia a...

HB105 and Reasonable Hope

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

Salt Lake Tribune: Deal on Count My Vote Gets Legislative OK

Weber County Forum
Thanks and congrats to the Utah lumpencitizens for enthusiastically embracing...

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...

Event: United Way Neighborhood Meetings

Utah Moms Care
     From the United Way: Preschool is a key...

Heard on the Hill: Speaker Becky Lockhart's Opening Remarks

Utah Moms Care
Speaker LockhartExerpts from Speaker Lockhart's opening remarks:On education:In...

Compelled to Act

Utah Moms Care
The session starts Monday.  If you are a junkie like me, that is not...

2014 Session Preview

Utah Moms Care
Utah's 2014 Legislative Session begins Monday.  This session comes on the...

Trimet Parkrose/Sumner Transit Station - The good, bad and ugly

Transit in Utah
During my recent trip to the Portland International Airport for a trip to Los...