Utah

Your State Sucks, No Yours Does! | 05-17-2019

The survey has been done and unless you live in Washington, your state just doesn’t measure up. That’s the word anyway from U .S. News and World Report , which recently released its assessment of the best and worst states to live in. Based...

Booze Gets the Axe | 05-10-2019

Or maybe more accurately, the axe doesn’t get the booze. As the Salt Lake Tribune reports , legislation recently enacted in the Beehive State bars an axe-throwing venue in the city of Ogden from obtaining a license to sell beer. Ditto for a karaoke...

Reply All Apocalypse | 12-14-2018

It is the bane of office workers everywhere – the people who hit “reply all” to emails, resulting in a seemingly never-ending chain of replies and pleas to be removed from the list before violence ensues. Just such an event recently...

Don’t Knock It | 11-02-2018

Experience is the best teacher. So says Utah Sen. Jim Dabakis, who posted videos of himself last month trying an edible marijuana gummy candy outside a medical weed dispensary in Las Vegas. Utah voters decide tomorrow a ballot measure that would legalize...

Free, Free, Set Them Free | 03-30-2018

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it’s yours. If not, it never was. Or so said author Richard Bach, anyway. Now it appears Utah is ready to give his words some legal muscle. As NBC affiliate KHQ-TV reports , Gov. Gary Herbert...

Stormy Monday | 03-08-2018

President Donald Trump made his share of both friends and enemies last year by reducing the size of two Utah national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. As the New York Times reports , he so enthralled GOP state Rep. Michael E. Noel...

All In for the Utahraptor | 02-16-2018

Utah senator Curt Bramble is decidedly not a fan of lawmakers spending time anointing state symbols. But as the Deseret News reports , he recently made an exception to carry a bill dubbing the fearsome Utahraptor the official state dinosaur. And what...

The Times They Are A’ Changing | 02-09-2018

It’s been almost 30 years since Utah sent a statue of one of its favorite sons – globally renowned inventor of the television Philo Farnsworth - to stand in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall. But Philo’s time may be winding...

Flying Blind | 10-07-2016

Politicians are often accused of turning a blind eye to the needs of their constituents. But not so for Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. As the Deseret News reports , Herbert attended an event last week to celebrate the merger of the State Office of Rehabilitation...

Bring the Funny, Save a Life | 07-17-2015

We’ve all seen road signs warning us to slow down, pay attention or just knock off whatever stupid thing we might be doing behind the wheel. Or better said we’ve ignored them. But now Utah officials are taking a new approach. As Governing...