Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-07-03

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NPR: Could Supreme Court Decision Lead To Death Of The Gerrymander? - Updated

Weber County Forum
Sounds like we need to add Utah to the list of states pushing for an...

Election Law Changes Spark Friction at GOP meeting

Weber County Forum
The Deseret News presents more evidence of crippling  Utah Republic Party...

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Breaking: Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide

Weber County Forum
This may be the best term a solicitor general has ever hadVia the Huffington...

Breaking: Obama Gets A Gigantic Win As Supreme Court Rules ACA Subsidies Are Constitutional 6-3

Weber County Forum
Over on the Republican side of the congressional aisle: Wailing, weeping and...

Utah Policy: Constitutional Defense Council Declines to Use Public Money to Pay Legal Fees for Embattled County Commissioner

Weber County Forum
Lyman supporters – including GOP Gov. Gary Herbert – will insted donate...

Rolly: Big Debt Has Some Utah Republicans Grumbling

Weber County Forum
With the 2015 Utah GOP organizing convention looming in a short two months,...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-06-19

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Any money on Verizon getting away with this like they did in New Jersey?...

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Our View: Taxpayer-funded ATV Defense (Insulting)

Weber County Forum
Utah: "the most fiscally responsible state" (except when it's...

Utah Policy: Legislature Approves Wasting $2 Million for Public Lands Effort

Weber County Forum
Utah: The "best-managed state?"Despite recent withering public relations...

Sunday Funnies: John "Pureheart" Patterson Update: Casper City Manager Announces Retirement

Weber County Forum
Keep your eyes peeled, Utah lumpencitizens - John "Pureheart Patterson" will...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-06-12

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Standard-Examiner: Our View: Utah Needs Medicaid Expansion

Weber County Forum
We're hoping our Weber County legislative delegation has "their ears on"Utah...

Standard-Examiner: Ogden's Mayoral Race Heats Up With New Contender

Weber County Forum
Reached Tuesday by phone, Mayor Caldwell said he welcomes the...

2015 Ogden City Municipal Election Special

Weber County Forum
The Race is on!.We're happy this morning to provide, via the Ogden City...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-06-05

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Utah Political Capitol: American Lands Council: Accusations Against Ivory “Slanderous”

Weber County Forum
Pull up your Barcaloungers and pop up some Orville Redenbachers', folks....

Standard-Examiner: Officials Support Utah Public LandsTransfer, But at What Cost?

Weber County Forum
Perhaps its time for our Weber County Commission to cease wasting taxpayer...

Deseret News: Koch Brothers Group Launches Campaign Against Healthy Utah

Weber County Forum
Koch Brothers GO HOME!Stirring political heads-up via Utah State Senator James...

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah ‘Snake Oil Salesman’ Rep. Ken Ivory Accused of Fraud for Hitting Up Counties in Three States for Public Lands Fight Donations - Updated

Weber County Forum
Land transfer » Environmentalists claim Ken Ivory is scamming local officials...

Sunday Funnies: Utah GOP Settles ‘Civil War’ over SB54

Weber County Forum
There's blockbuster political news this morning concerning the ongoing SB 54...

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Standard-Examiner: Cities Gear Up For Candidate Filing Period Next Week

Weber County Forum
Needless to say, Weber County Forum is champing at the bit to get rolling with...

Memorial Day 2015 Special

Weber County Forum

Broadband Bytes for 2015-05-22

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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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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...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-05-08

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

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Mixing Active Transportation, Transit, and Freight Service

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

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...