From Water Tower to Wind Power

From Water Tower to Wind Power
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Trolley Square has become one of the finest examples that can be found in Salt Lake City of rebirth, or bringing the new and the old together to create something amazing. … read more

Fighting Misconceptions: Hilary Madsen and Male Victims

Fighting Misconceptions: Hilary Madsen and Male Victims
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Hilary Madsen is a licensed domestic violence counselor and certified anger management instructor who works with men and women in domestically violent relationships, and specializes in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Last April, Madsen opened her own private practice (Hope, Health & Healing Counseling Services) because she “continually saw that there were no services for male victims,” she says. … read more

BEGging For Change: An Interview with Rory Freedman

BEGging For Change: An Interview with Rory Freedman
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It was only a matter of time until Rory Freedman, a longtime vegan and co-author of Skinny Bitch, wrote BEG, a straightforward book about our weird relationship with animals.  … read more

Gay Marriage: The Bread and Circus Show

Gay Marriage: The Bread and Circus Show
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What has been called by some as “a true Christmas miracle,” gay and lesbians can now “officially” get married in the state of Utah. Yet, despite this supposed “fight won against evil,” to quote a Facebook friend, is there anyone else feeling a little conflicted by the events of this past week? … read more

The Buds Next Door: The First Month of Legalized Cannabis in Colorado

The Buds Next Door: The First Month of Legalized Cannabis...
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“Socially, it’s exciting for people to be able to go buy Marijuana legally, and there’s a lot of tourists here,” says Larisa Bolivar, founder of Denver’s first medicinal dispensary back in 2006 and a candidate for a Master’s Degree in public policy with concentration in national and international marijuana reform. “Financially, this is making much more money than people expected.” … read more

Celebrating Pride: Mayor Ralph Becker Holds Wedding Reception for Same-Sex Couples

Celebrating Pride: Mayor Ralph Becker Holds Wedding Reception for Same-Sex...
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With warmth and a welcome greeting, the wedding reception held on Sunday was a sincere gesture to let those couples know that their union is a blessing worth honoring. … read more

Reasonable Transit: UTA Petitioned

Reasonable Transit: UTA Petitioned
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Many diverse voices were heard at UTA’s monthly board of trustees meeting last Wednesday.  … read more

How I Learned To Love My Vasectomy

How I Learned To Love My Vasectomy
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A large group of kids paraded around my house, and in their wake, they left a path of destruction—juice boxes were strewn about, toys littered the yard, and my pleas for compliance were met with the proverbial 5-year-old middle finger. … read more

Being Human is Not a Crime: Interview with Kristin Beck

Being Human is Not a Crime: Interview with Kristin Beck
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Living a life against the grain has been the norm for Kristin Beck since her teenage years. In high school, Kristin sported a mohawk and listened to punk and hardcore bands such as Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies and Circle Jerks. … read more