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Broadband Bytes for 2015-05-22

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-05-15 https://t.co/Wih9JKjH6q -> Utah has a new...

High Country News: The Taxpayer Money That Fuels Federal Land Transfer Demands

Weber County Forum
Something to seriously consider, as Weber County Commissioner Matthew Bell...

Standard-Examiner: Wolf Creek Files Eminent Domain Action Against Summit

Weber County Forum
Looks like "peace-makin"" ain't in the cardsIn the interest of kickstarting a...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-05-15

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-05-08 http://t.co/FoasSxwCTb -> NYT: broadband is...

Happy Birthday to Us!

Weber County Forum
Thanks, Weber County Forum readers! Why it seems like only...

Surprise of Surprises: Utah GOP Suddenly Plans to "Move Toward" Complying with New Election Law - Updated

Weber County Forum
What a difference a day makes, eh gentle readers? In the aftermath of Monday's...

A Terrible Negotiating Strategy: The Utah Republican Party Goes All or Nothing on SB 54

Weber County Forum
To his friend James Evans, Lockhart would say that his legacy hangs in the...

Online Survey: Utah Lumpencitizens Urged to Weigh in on GOP Candidate Requirements

Weber County Forum
We urge all Weber County Forum political wonks to throw in your own 2¢,...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-05-08

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Incumbents get really bent out of shape when some "uppity" states...

Utah Political Capitol: Colorado Group Files Complaint Alleging Utah Lawmaker’s Organization is Illegally Lobbying

Weber County Forum
Under Colorado law, a violatrion of the applicable statutes carry both civil...

Utah Policy/KSL Insider Survey: The GOP Proposal to Interview Potential Candidates

Weber County Forum
One of the stupidest ideas to ever come forth in Utah politics?In the interest...

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-04-24 http://t.co/iBtxrAHoIz -> If you're...

Dan Liljenquist: No Vetting, No 'Initiation Fee' — In Short, No Litmus Test for Utah Republican Candidates

Weber County Forum
Warhorse Davis County Republican Dan Liljenquist "gets into GOP Chairman James...

Standard-Examiner: New Waterfall Trail Access Warning Irks Hikers

Weber County Forum
Uh-oh. Looks like our quirky neighbor directly  east (Chris Peterson) is...

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Our View: Make Peace in Ogden Valley Water War

Weber County Forum
In the interest of kicking off a bit of possible WCF discussion this morning,...

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-04-17 http://t.co/rsQXFIm0dP -> Hear a panel...

Salt Lake Tribune: GOP Considering New Screening For Candidates - Updated

Weber County Forum
Wake up before its too late, my Utah GOP friends!Oboyoboyoboy. Looks like Utah...

Macquarie cities, it’s time to make a decision

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Maybe it’s just me, but I’m starting to tire of waiting for the...

UtahPolicy.Com Poll: How Much Influence Does the LDS Church Have on the Legislature? Depends on Who You Ask - Updated

Weber County Forum
Sodden Query: "Does the LDS Church have too much, just about right or too...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-04-17

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-04-10 http://t.co/ZHqHGEFkq8 -> Despite lip...

Science Saturday: Stephen Hawking -- Monty Python "Galaxy Song"

Weber County Forum
Stephen Hawking nails it, wethinks...Howbout you?Via iflscience.com:Hey! You...

Wonkette: Christian Texas Lady Thinks Religious Freedom Protects Her Right To Feed The Homeless, AS IF

Weber County Forum
Top-notch cranky morning writeup from one of our all-time online favorites, The...

Deseret News Editorial: State GOP Leaders Need to Follow the Spirit of Compromise and Let SB54 Do Its Work - Updated

Weber County Forum
 Isn't it high time for the Utah GOP to quit kicking, screaming and...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-04-10

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Not shocking: incumbents use laws to ban competitors. http://t.co/8rTfuK8339...

Salt Lake Tribune: Is Count My Vote Deal Unconstitutional? Judge Says He (Still) Wants to Know Why - Updated

Weber County Forum
We'll applaud Federal District Court Judge Nuffer's generousity in...

Mixing Active Transportation, Transit, and Freight Service

Transit in Utah
Nederlands: Luchtfoto van Nederlands hoofdkantoor Bosch Rexroth (Photo credit:...

Standard-Examiner: Ogden City Cites Children's Box Fort As Junk Violation - Updated

Weber County Forum
The quirkiest local story since 2012, when "Goat Man" was spotted roaming the...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-04-03

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-03-27 http://t.co/IImnTSPsoA -> SLC to Google:...

Envision Ogden Lawsuit: Utah High Court Hears Ogden Campaign Corruption Case

Weber County Forum
It's high time people, that our Utah courts allow the identification of the...

Big Story of the Year: President Obama Arrives in Utah For a Friendly Visit

Weber County Forum
Keep your eyes on this space, as we intend to publish timely updates theoughout...

The Quiet Plan to Sell Off America’s National Forests: Episode 2

Weber County Forum
It's time to let your U.S. Senators know what you think,Weber County Forum...

Salt Lake Tribune: Mormon Church Lobbying in Utah’s Capitol — Hardball or Light Touch?

Weber County Forum
Hopefully the Trib will continue to keep the fire to the "800-poind Gorilla's"...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-03-27

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-03-20 http://t.co/8ZsCaW0bdm -> Utah's share...

Deseret News: Meetings to Resolve Medicaid Expansion Will be Closed, Governor's Office Says - Updated

Weber County Forum
If the Governor and the State Legislature are intent upon conducting these...

Anniversary Missed...

Transit in Utah
A couple of months ago a major anniversary took place that I let pass by...

What makes a Successful Public Space?

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

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...

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....

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...

Looking for an Internship

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

Utah Moms Care Has Moved

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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...