Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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Senate Dems Find an Unwitting Ally in Ted Cruz [and Mike Lee]

Weber County Forum
Giddy Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune -- Meanwhile,...

Exclusive Poll: Majority of Utahns Support 'Count My Vote,' Oppose GOP Effort to Stop SB 54

Weber County Forum
In typical GOP fashion, the Utah GOP is now charting the course to construct...

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Salt Lake Tribune: Mike Lee Could Be Vulnerable If Count My Vote Changes Stick

Weber County Forum
Mike "Shut-down-the-government" Lee's in deep political trouble,...

Salt Lake Tribune: Governor Herbert Lauds GOP For Suing Him - Updated

Weber County Forum
A callous disregard for the peoples' desire to improve the nominating process...

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AT&T to FCC: "Why aren't we building fiber? It's a company...

Salt Lake Tribune: Rolly: GOP Suit Against Count My Vote Could Backfire

Weber County Forum
We're inclined to believe that Count My Vote petition negotiators capably "did...

Standard-Examiner Op-Ed: Weber Commission Needs to Stop Being Disrespectful - Updated

Weber County Forum
More diplomacy and less drama, Mssrs. Bell and Gibson, pleaseWe're less than...

Wednesday Morning GOP SB54 Bait&Switch Mini News Roundup - Updated

Weber County Forum
Republican Party "civil war," anyone?On the heels of our recent reporting...

Utah GOP Sues State to Invalidate Count My Vote Changes

Weber County Forum
Tyrants? No... These GOP "party elites" are merely resorting to the...

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The jump to VoIP is mostly about better profit margins and shedding...

Standard-Examiner: AUDIO: Hearing Gets Ugly Over Proposed Weber Recorder Cuts

Weber County Forum
A mere tempest in a teapot?  Or would Commissioners Bell and Gibson...

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Agrees to Pay Attorney Fees in Same-sex Marriage Benefits Case

Weber County Forum
Utah Attorney General’s Office spokeswoman Missy Larsen: "The order speaks...

Salt Lake Tribune: GOP to Sue Over Deal That Lets Candidates Skip Utah’s Caucus System - Updated

Weber County Forum
No doubt about it; these latest Utah GOP power-grabbing maneuvers will be a...

Salt Lake Tribune Op-ed: Insiders Working to Kill ‘Count My Vote’ Reforms

Weber County Forum
Stripped of their former stranglehold over the Utah political nomination...

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Weber State University Game Day Thread: WSU v. ISU - Updated

Weber County Forum
“This game is an absolute critical part to our future,” says Weber...

Salt Lake Tribune: Ex-Utah AG Swallow Faces a New Felony Charge

Weber County Forum
Sodden question: What other yet-uncharged allegations does SLC D.A. Sim...

KSL News: Prosecutors Ask Judge to Drop Racketeering Charge Against Shurtleff

Weber County Forum
The downside for Shurtleff? Davis County prosecuter Troy Rawlings plainly...

Standard-Examiner: WSU VIOLATIONS: Math Teacher Completes Coursework for Football Players

Weber County Forum
Oh Dang! No sooner does the Weber State football program show signs of getting...

Exclusive Poll: Utah's Liquor Laws Hurt Tourism and Economic Development

Weber County Forum
Peculiar" state we live in, innit?Click to Enlarge ImageTo kick off our...

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Weber State University Game Day Thread: UNC v. WSU - Updated

Weber County Forum
Having finally tasted sweet victory on the road last week, here's hoping...

Standard-Examiner: Our View: Politics and Religion

Weber County Forum
Back to the Deacon's Quorum for the twisted Bishop Paredes, we sayNo one is...

Standard-Examiner: Lack of Diversity in Ogden Police Draws Criticism

Weber County Forum
So what about it Weber County folk? Who's willing to advance their own...

Ogden City Elected Officials Seek a 10% Pay Hike, Whilst The Standard-Examiner Dissents

Weber County Forum
Sodden query to the Ogden City Council:"What's the matter? Are you suffering...

Veterans Day 2014 Special

Weber County Forum
A coupla things to think about, wethinksIn honor of Veterans Day 2014, we'll...

Dueling Editorials: Two Wildly Differing Op-Ed Pieces Concerning Brad Smith's Recent Utah School Chief Appointment

Weber County Forum
Our take? Utah's new State Superintendent of Public Instruction (Brad Smith)...

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Weber State University Game Day Thread: WSU v. UND

Weber County Forum
We're doing our best to not get too worked up over this, but we''re keeping our...

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Did Verizon pick a fight that upset all the other carriers?...

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...