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Public information is a powerful tool. It's yours. Use it

GRAMA request

Federal and state law guarantees your access to government meetings and public records. The rest is up to you.

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Sage didn't deserve to be tortured. Neither does his family, PETA

RL 03122017 (Print) Sage the Cat Vigil-4-3

In response to Sage the cat’s death, PETA wants to put up a Clearfield billboard about keeping pets indoors. That would only haunt Sage’s family.

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Let's hear your defense of leaving 52M without health coverage, Rep. Bishop

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If U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop believes it’s morally acceptable to leave 52 million Americans without health insurance, we deserve to hear why.

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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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Today’s topics: Latinos in Action. U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, Silicon Hill and bigots in Park City.

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Testing every Utah rape kit is progress. But it needs to be fully funded

Rape kit

The Utah Legislature approved a bill requiring every rape kit to be tested at the state crime lab, but they only provided half the money necessary. Lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another backlog.

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New playgrounds are good for Northern Utah kids — all Northern Utah kids

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No child should feel left out at school, especially during recess. Northern Utah’s new all-abilities playgrounds make sure that everyone can play together.

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This is Utah. We believe in civil liberties — for all Americans

Legislature Things to Know Refugees Utah

From time to time, it is important to assert what we believe. Now is one of those times.

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Utah's poor aren't a revenue stream for state lawmakers — yet, anyway

Utah Tax Plans

Republican leaders wanted wanted to raise the Utah sales tax on food, which disproportionately affects the poor. They failed this time. But they’ll be back in 2018.

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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Utah?

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Today’s topics: “The Dr. Seuss Lady,” vehicle inspections, the Box Elder County bookmobile and the attempt to lower Utah’s legal BAC level to .05.

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Utah lawmakers have 4 days to approve diesel emissions testing. And they should

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House Bill 134 establishes diesel emissions testing in the state’s five non-attainment counties. It’s a powerful tool to improve Utah air quality. Lawmakers have four days left to approve it.

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