Showdown for Senate: Pete Ashdown Challenges Orrin Hatch … Will He Become Utah’s Next Senator Elect?

Showdown for Senate: Pete Ashdown Challenges Orrin Hatch … Will...

Pete Ashdown (courtesy of myspace.com/peteashdown) The state of the nation is very grave as our “president” continues behaving like a buffoon. Senator Orrin Hatch (R Utah) pretends to oppose the

You Have the Right to Clean Water: The Battle Cry of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

You Have the Right to Clean Water: The Battle Cry...
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Changing the world is a long and drawn-out process. When those in power refuse to build a better society, this duty falls on everyday folks like you and me. … read more

Fighting Back at Black Friday

Fighting Back at Black Friday
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Vancouver illustrator/cartoonist Ted Dave first conceived Buy Nothing Day in 1992.  According to him, the idea occurred while working a routine 40-hour-a-week job in a downtown Vancouver office.  “I was coming away at the end of the day and saying, ‘oh my god I just spent ten dollars on coffee and muffins again. What’s the matter with me?'” … read more

Battling H8

Battling H8
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It’s only been 14 months since Proposition 8 (a.k.a. the California Marriage Protection Act) sought and garnered enough voters to concur that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California” thereby abolishing same-sex marriage and voiding previously conducted nuptials. Director Reed Cowan’s new film, 8: The Mormon Proposition, chronicles the Mormon Church’s involvement and will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. … read more

The Ching Holiday Haven

The Ching Holiday Haven
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This is the story of Ching Farm Rescue & Sanctuary and its 12th annual Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner. In 1998, Faith and Mike Ching bought five acres in Herriman, Utah to provide a safe haven for animals headed to the slaughterhouse and, eventually, your dinner plate. Executive Director Faith Ching explains, “We try to educate people on how farm animals have exactly the same emotional needs as cats and dogs.” … read more

Stranger Things Have Happened: Interest Bubbles to Create a Utah Brewers Guild

Stranger Things Have Happened: Interest Bubbles to Create a Utah...

“Thirty years ago, who would believe that we’d all be here together, doing what we do … legally,” Charlie Papazian told a group of Utah brewers and brewery owners at Squatter’s Pub on April 12. Papazian, who is often considered one of the founders of the current craft beer movement, visited the brewpub to talk about the benefits (and challenges) of forming a brewers guild. … read more

SB 314: Fun-Killer

SB 314: Fun-Killer
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During the last legislative session, Sen. Valentine introduced Senate Bill 314. This bill proposed several changes to Utah’s already convoluted liquor laws and was objected to by the Downtown Alliance, the Utah Hospitality Association and written without consulting the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Because legalese is not most people’s first language and some of the changes were very subtle, here’s a quick rundown of SB 314’s effects. … read more