Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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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...

Ogden Canyon Transportation Use Study

Weber County Forum
Whatever you do today, please don't hesitate to throw in your own 2¢Via Ogden...

Standard Examiner Letter: Keep North Ogden Amateurs Out of Ogden

Weber County Forum
Charlie Trentelman explains "how we roll in Ogden, a family-friendly town that...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-16

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

Standard-Examiner Editorial: The Utah GOP attacks itself

Weber County Forum
Bizarre. That is the best word we can come up withBizarre. That is the best...

Poll: Support for Caucus System is Below 20%

Weber County Forum
We'll be standing by with great interest during the upcoming 2015 legislation...

Standard-Examiner: Weber County Hires Stuart Reid to $90,000 Consultant Position

Weber County Forum
Off to the barf bucket!By: SmaatguyUh-oh. Looks like the good old boy club is...

Salt Lake Tribune Op-ed: No More Lame Excuses for Not Funding Schools

Weber County Forum
One thing's for sure: a lone Utah Democratic Senator like Dabakis won't be able...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-09

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Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-02 http://t.co/TuxoQxKO75 -> The biggest TV...

Utah Medicaid Expansion News Roundup: It Ain't Quite Dead Yet - Updated

Weber County Forum
Our take concerning the suddenly defrocked Sutherland...

Breaking: Utah Republican Party Poll Shows Public Support for Delaying SB 54 - Updated

Weber County Forum
Republican "Bait-and-Switch"?  "It’s starting to feel that way."Hot off...

Broadband Bytes for 2015-01-02

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Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-26 http://t.co/iK6vnQx8rJ -> More evidence...

Rolly: Rep. Ivory the King of Conflicts

Weber County Forum
Looks like a worthy project for Utah's various state ethics oversight...

New Years Eve 2015 Special

Weber County Forum
We're counting on the Republican Utah and federal legislative super-majorities...

Utah Political Capitol: A Most Sacred Trust – The Line Between Lawmaker & Paid Lobbyist?

Weber County Forum
"Conflict? What conflict?" Representative Ivory predictably respondsVia Pat...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-26

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Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-19 http://t.co/uWFFfdoXqm -> Comcast butters...

Salt Lake City Weekly: Prison Follies - The Real Reason for Moving the Utah State Prison is Money, and Lots of it

Weber County Forum
Keep the Joint at the Point!"... that's our take....They can't tell you the...

Politico: Tea Partier Braces For Primary Challenge From The Establishment -Updated

Weber County Forum
Needless to say, we'll be sitting on the edge of our seat waiting to find out...

Breaking: Former Top Deputy in Utah Attorney General Office is Fired

Weber County Forum
We smell remedial legal action looming on the near horizonFascinating...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-19

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Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-12 http://t.co/URGTlmNZoF -> Cable is dying...

Breaking: Lawmakers Snub Governor’s Healthy Utah plan, Recommend Modest Medicaid Expansion

Weber County Forum
"Merry Christmas," downtrodden Utahns... from the Utah legislature! After...

BREAKING: US To Normalize Relations With Cuba!

Weber County Forum
Yep: This is great economic news, as many US corporations are salivating to get...

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...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-12

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Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-05 http://t.co/2j67RHoMUd -> You'll be a...

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...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-05

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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...

Broadband Bytes for 2014-11-28

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

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...