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A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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HB414 proposes a new state broadband agency

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Rep Stephen Handy Is Utah finally getting serious about broadband? Maybe. Rep....

Wednesday Morning 2015 Utah Legislative News Roundup

Weber County Forum
Via Utah Policy, here are this morning's "top ten headlines," folks:The House...

Breaking: Utah House Agrees To Hear Governor's Medicaid Plan

Weber County Forum
Time to put the fire to the these cold-hearted Republicans' feetHot off the...

Breaking: Medicaid Expansion Compromise Would Unite Healthy Utah With GOP Proposal - Updated

Weber County Forum
Sure! Let's do it! What could possibly go wrong with a compromise involving...

2015 Utah Legislative News Roundup: A Frenzy of Healthy Utah Articles and Editorials

Weber County Forum
Your Utah House Reps are sitting giddily on the edges of their seats, waiting...

Science Saturday Special

Weber County Forum
Science is totally mind-boggling, ainnit?Ok folks. We've let a little too much...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-02-27

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-02-20 http://t.co/uiRDMURv6i -> We should be...

Breaking: Medicaid Expansion May Be Dead This Session - Updated

Weber County Forum
Tyannical House leader on Medicaid expansion: ‘We’re done’Via Utah...

Salt Lake Tribune: Study: Utah’s Mike Lee Is Most Extreme Senator

Weber County Forum
As to today's WCF history lesson... You're welcomeIn the interest of...

Wednesday Morning 2015 Utah Legislative News Roundup

Weber County Forum
Count My Vote delay falls in the Senate. Healthy Utah wins Senate approval, but...

Salt Lake Tribune: Senate Stands by ‘Count My Vote’ Compromise, Rejects Delay

Weber County Forum
Kudos to Senators Bramble and Weiler, for keeping the State legislature on the...

Tuesday Morning 2015 Utah Legislative News Roundup

Weber County Forum
Utahns overwhelmingly support plan for massive school funding boost. The Senate...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-02-20

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-02-13 http://t.co/6RzoFjrMOf ->

Utah Policy Sources: Senate Has Enough Support to Pass Healthy Utah - Updated

Weber County Forum
Needless to say, Governor Herbert's Healthy Utah plan looks like...

Fox 13 News: Political Experts Talk About Potential Race Between Sen. Mike Lee and Former Utah Gov. Jon Hunstman Jr. - Updated

Weber County Forum
Huntsman v. Lee? This could get interesting... Tantalizing morning story via...

Presidents Day 2015 Special

Weber County Forum
Happy Presidents Day, folks!President Obama: Man of the People!

Broadband Bytes for 2015-02-13

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-02-06 http://t.co/pDZuTFv3c2 -> Sen Hatch loves...

Trib Op-Ed: The Pursuit of Knowledge Is Under Attack in Utah

Weber County Forum
Fantastic Salt Lake Trib op-ed this morning, worthy of a long and hard look....

Count My Vote to Lawmakers: Keep Your Word

Weber County Forum
Are the possibly gullible folks of Count My Vote engaged in a "fool's...

Salt Lake Tribune: Senate Committee Endorses Governor’s Healthy Utah Plan

Weber County Forum
Time for our Utah legislature to "Choose the Right," wethinksThe Salt Lake...

Back from the dead: New UTOPIA provider may revive FTTH in Springvile

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Way back in 2004, Springville had a fiber-to-the-home network covering most of...

2015 Utah Legistive Update: Sleazy Utah Legislators Advance Bills To Undo Count My Vote Compromise - Updated

Weber County Forum
Sodden Question: Will level-headed Utah GOP legislators like Curt Bramble...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-02-06

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Apparently you have to scare incumbents into building fiber....

Utah Lawmakers Set the Stage to "Tinker" With the US Constitution - Updated

Weber County Forum
Bottom line? Once an ill-conceived Constitutional Convention might be...

2015 Utah Legislative News Roundup: State Legislature Gives Needy Utahns and Public Schools "The Shaft"

Weber County Forum
Our take? Keep keep on voting Republican, Utah SheepleVia Utah political...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-30

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-23 http://t.co/xxCcafceqv -> Want to learn how...

Breaking: Mitt Romney Is "NOT Running For President In 2016" (Wink-Wink,Nod-Nod)

Weber County Forum
2016 Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney: "Down" but definitely not "Out" Uh-oh...

Return of the Dragon: Iconic Sign Goes Back Up On 25th Street

Weber County Forum
A Weber County Forum Tip O' The Hat to the many dedicated Utah lumpencizens who...

Macquarie Milestone 2: What you need to know

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Macquarie’s Milestone 2 proposal has been finally released to the public....

Standard-Examiner: Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell Will Seek a Second Term

Weber County Forum
Granted, "he's not Godfrey" sets a pretty low standard for approving another...

Standard-Examiner: Prayer Reinstated to Open Weber County Commission

Weber County Forum
Looks like a job for the constitutionally-protected religious rabble-rousers,...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-23

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UTOPIA expects operational break-even in two years thanks to the RUS...

A Call for Weber County Forum Citizen Action: Sign the Support Healthy Utah Petition

Weber County Forum
Call on state legislators to act now so 89,000 Utahns who are struggling will...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-16

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-09 http://t.co/zpKhyUPLcU -> Telcos love it...

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

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...