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  • GOP support grows to force shutdown over funding ObamaCare

    07/22/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Jonathan Easley - 07/22/13 08:32 AM ET
    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he’s recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans willing to shut down the government to prevent President Obama’s healthcare law from going into effect. Lee said the Republicans would block a continuing resolution to fund the government beyond Sept. 30 if it includes funding for ObamaCare. “This is the last stop before ObamaCare fully kicks in on Jan. 1 of next year for us to refuse to fund it,” Lee said Monday on “Fox and Friends.”
  • WSJ: Rise of the Warrior Cop

    07/21/2013 2:13:25 PM PDT · by ronnietherocket3 · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2013 | RADLEY BALKO
    On Jan. 4 of last year, a local narcotics strike force conducted a raid on the Ogden, Utah, home of Matthew David Stewart at 8:40 p.m. The 12 officers were acting on a tip from Mr. Stewart's former girlfriend, who said that he was growing marijuana in his basement. Mr. Stewart awoke, naked, to the sound of a battering ram taking down his door. Thinking that he was being invaded by criminals, as he later claimed, he grabbed his 9-millimeter Beretta pistol. (I don't know is we can copy and paste from WSJ, so I just copied the first paragraph...
  • Mysterious message appears in Salt Lake City street

    07/19/2013 1:08:08 PM PDT · by oxcart · 30 replies ^ | 07/17/13 | Caroline Connolly
    SALT LAKE CITY — A message that has been showing up on city streets around the world recently popped up in Salt Lake City. It’s a mysterious image known as a Toynbee Tile, a small square containing a cryptic message for the public. The image has been painted onto roadways for decades, but to date, no one has been able to figure out who is behind it all. Recently, one appeared at the intersection of State Street and 200 South, conveying a message that read, “House of Hades. Tiles made from the ground bones of dead journalists.” The quote has...
  • 12 states sue EPA over agency's alleged 'sue and settle' tactics

    07/16/2013 11:09:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2013/
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the attorneys general of 11 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, demanding that the agency turn over documents the states allege will show the agency cooperates with environmental groups as part of a "sue and settle" legal strategy to develop regulations. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, alleges that binding consent decrees between the EPA and environmental groups that have sued the agency over the years have led to new rules and regulations for states without allowing their attorneys general to defend their interests and those of its...
  • Utah state legislator wants to end compulsory education

    07/16/2013 4:46:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | (Associated Press)
    The idea of forcing children to attend school is outdated and should be scrapped in favor of a system that encourages learning by choice, state Sen. Aaron Osmond said in calling for an end to compulsory education in Utah. “Some parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is primarily the responsibility of the public school system,” the South Jordan Republican first wrote on a state Senate blog on Friday. … Osmond said that in the current state of public education, teachers do not receive meaningful support from parents, while at the same time...
  • Dem senator (Klobuchar): Federal charges for Zimmerman a 'tough' call for DOJ

    07/14/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14 2013 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that the Justice Department had a tough choice in deciding whether to bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. A former prosecutor, Klobuchar said that the department would need to wait until their investigation collected all the evidence they could. “I know that investigation’s going on. As a former prosecutor, I know you wait until you see all the evidence,” Klobuchar said on ABC’s “This Week.” “They’re going to have to make that decision. It’ll be a tough one.” (snip) On “This Week,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) called the verdict “devastating.” “I just...
  • 23 injured in Pamplona as bull run ends in a stampede by the revelers

    07/13/2013 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 13 2013 | AP
    PAMPLONA, Spain — The penultimate bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival left at least 23 people injured Saturday, when thrill-seekers fleeing the beasts were crushed at the narrow entrance to the bullring, officials said. An American citizen from Ohio was one of two runners gored. As the huge animals thundered into the entrance of the tunnel, they were blocked by a mound of dozens of people who had fallen and were piled on top of one other. One bull that had fallen before the entrance got up and charged into the clogged passageway. Two steers jumped over the pile...
  • LGBT non-discrimination act clears Senate committee (with RINO support)

    07/10/2013 10:51:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-10-2013
    Wednesday morning, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions approved the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, as it’s commonly referred to. The bill prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It was first considered by the committee in 2002 and was the subject of hearings in 2009 and 2012. Three Republicans, Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Ark.) and the bill’s original co-sponsor, Mark Kirk (Ill.) joined 12 Democrats to quickly approve what committee chairman Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) called “historic legislation.” In his statement, Harkin reiterated the main points of the bill, stressing that...
  • Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info

    07/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-5-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    July 5, 2013 Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info Daniel Greenfield A suspicious mind would suspect that Obama Inc. has something to hide about Benghazi and doesn’t want to risk having the same kind of testimony from the military end that we saw from top diplomatic personnel who turned whistleblowers.Fortunately I’m not the suspicious type at all. I’m sure this is all just some sort of misunderstanding involving the DOD being unable to find one of its own key people. Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)...
  • Will The Decriminalization of Polygamy Increase The Number of Republican Voters?

    07/03/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT · by pinochet · 28 replies
    Whenever I hear of Republicans supporting the prosecution of Mormon Fundamentalist sects which practice polygamy, I often shake my head in amazement. Republicans are often called the stupid party, because they support liberal policies that harm the interests of the the party and its supporters. First of all, polygamous lifestyles are perfectly legal in America, for people associated with leftist causes. Hippie Communes were very common in America in the 1960s and 1970s, and they received high-profile favorable coverage in the liberal media. Communes were places where many men and women lived together in a spirit of free-love, and most...
  • UT:Gun advocates plan 5k run

    06/28/2013 5:18:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 26 June, 2013 | Kim Johnson
    SPANISH FORK (ABC4 News) - Gun enthusiasts in Utah are lacing up their running shoes. It's all for a 5k showing their support for the Second Amendment. And they'll be running with their guns From handguns to assault rifles, Utahns wanting to exercise their right to carry firearms in plain view now have another place to do it. On a 3.1 mile course mapped out in Spanish Fork. It's called open carry. In Utah, it's legal to openly carry a gun without a permit as long as the owner isn't a felon and the gun is two actions away from...
  • Feds to Protect “Endangered” Mouse ( and kill NM, AZ & CO farmers/ranchers/oil/gas )

    06/27/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 25, 2013
    American taxpayers will be tremendously relieved to know that the U.S. government is hard at work trying to get official endangered status for ... the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse and the feds want to designate it a critical habitat protected under the Endangered Species Act, the 1973 law signed by President Richard Nixon to protect species from extinction as a “consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation.” The federal government’s list of more than 1,300 threatened or endangered species ... The Service is proposing to designate around 14,561 acres of critical habitat along streams...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Border security proposal gives Napolitano new waivers

    06/23/2013 5:15:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Analysts looking through the new border security deal in the Senate say it includes waivers that would let Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refuse to build any new fencing or install the new technology the plan lays out in close detail. The senators who struck the deal late this week said they were trying to take the decision-making away from the Obama administration and ensure that new fencing and technology would be deployed, but the latest version gives Ms. Napolitano or her successors the ability to waive or ignore those requirements. ... A number of Republicans said they didn’t trust...
  • El Dorado County Sheriff Strips Forest Service Of State-Law Enforcement Power ( CA )

    06/22/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    CBS13 ^ | June 21, 2013
    The El Dorado County Sheriff says he’s not happy with the U.S. Forest Service, so he’s stripping them of their authority by keeping them from enforcing state law within the county. Sheriff John D’Agostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received “numerous, numerous complaints.” In a letter obtained by CBS13, the sheriff informs the federal agency that its officers will no longer be able to enforce California state law anywhere in his county. “I take the service that we provide to the citizens of El Dorado County...
  • Six 2012 House losers to watch in 2014

    06/22/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2013 | Cameron Joseph
    That's what some defeated House candidates from 2012 are hoping, at least. Several failed candidates who ran strong campaigns, but fell just short last year, are back for a rematch this election cycle. Whether they can use lessons learned in their losing campaign to change next year's results will go a long way in determining which party gains seats in the House.
  • Obama administration cuts back oil shale development

    06/22/2013 5:59:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 37 replies
    fox ^ | 6-22-13 | Kelly David Burke
    Controversy is heating up over an administration plan to drastically reduce the amount of federal lands available for oil shale development in the American West. The Bush administration had set aside 1.3 million acres for oil shale and tar sands development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The new Bureau of Land Management plan cuts that amount by two-thirds, down to 700,000 acres, a decision that has prompted industry outrage. "What they basically did was make it so that nobody is going to want to spend money going after oil shale on federal government lands," said Dan Kish, Senior Vice President...
  • Bipartisan Group of Senators: Quit Arming Syrian Rebels

    06/20/2013 12:04:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.20.13 | Matt Purple
    What can bring a New England liberal and a southern Tea Partier together, other than the theme song from “The Odd Couple”? Staying out of Syria’s messy civil war. From Sen. Rand Paul’s press office: Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit the President from using any funds on activities that would escalate U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war. The bill would ban the Department of Defense, the CIA and all other intelligence agencies from funding any military, paramilitary or covert operations in Syria. The...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Justice Roberts’ Obamacare ruling was ‘a betrayal of his judicial oath’

    06/20/2013 1:27:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was disappointed when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. One year later — having thought about the case, gotten some distance from the issue, reviewed the ruling opinion — he’s confident of one thing: Chief Justice John Roberts engaged in “a betrayal of his judicial oath,” one that amounts to “a form of tyranny.” “In this case, I can’t be sure what exactly motivated Chief Justice John Roberts,” Lee said last night during a Charles Koch Institute event on “Freedom, Laws, and the Commerce Clause” at the Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies. “But what we do...
  • Miss Utah Got Something Right ('we need to create education better')

    06/18/2013 11:46:31 AM PDT · by drewh · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 18, 2013, 9:08 AM | Amelia Acosta
    In a badly botched answer to the final question during this year's Miss America Pageant, Miss Utah Marissa Powell stammered something unintelligible about men and women in the workplace and saw the crown slip away. Her answer has already gone viral, but she did manage to hit on something true about the current state of the U.S.: education-wise, we're in trouble. Her mumbled advice to "create better education" is actually valid in light of a chronic achievement gap that could threaten America's economic future The Renewing America initiative released its federal education progress report today under the moniker "Remedial Education."...
  • Guy Walks Into Church, Shoots Father-in-Law in Head: Cops

    06/17/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT · by JOAT · 29 replies ^ | 6-17-2013 | Rob Quinn
    A Utah man has been arrested for allegedly walking into a church on Father's Day and shooting his father-in-law in the back of the head in front of horrified parishioners. Police say Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, stole a pickup truck at gunpoint after the incident at a Catholic church in Ogden but was captured hours later in the next county, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The injured man is in critical condition but is expected to survive. Police describe the shooting as a "domestic violence-related incident." Witnesses say Jennings entered the church hand-in-hand with his wife before walking over...
  • Witnesses describe shooting, chaos in Ogden church (St James Catholic Church)

    06/17/2013 1:42:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 6/17/2013 | Jamie Lampros
    Everything was calm and peaceful at St. James Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon before a man walked in and shot his father-in-law in the back of the head. Witnesses said they had just started to say a prayer when a man and woman walked into the church holding hands. The victim and his wife “were sitting in the back pew off to the right side when their daughter and her husband walked in holding hands,” said Leon Bedford. “He walked up to (the man) and leaned over and pointed his gun at him criminal style and pulled the trigger.” The...
  • NSA's New Mega-Warehouse for Data

    06/13/2013 1:37:31 PM PDT · by Rio · 18 replies
    AP Via (industry news site) ^ | 6/13/2013 | Brady McCombs
    The nation's new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City, ~snip~ "We know it's a spy center. But who are they spying on?"
  • BEAUPREZ: How the EPA connives with Greens on policy

    06/11/2013 7:01:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    To paraphrase William Shakespeare, there’s something rotten in Washington, and the odor is emanating not just from the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department. It’s also coming from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies accused of colluding with radical environmental groups to write regulations that are threatening the livelihoods of millions of Americans. A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study has found that the EPA has given green groups a seat at the table when drafting environmental regulations, but it has excluded the people and industries most likely to be affected. The Sierra Club has participated in “closed-door...
  • Republicans Focus Fire on IRS Involvement in Obamacare

    06/09/2013 5:07:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/7/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    After the Supreme Court’s decision labeling Obamacare’s mandate a tax, the IRS has become the crucial centerpiece of President Obama’s health care rollout. But with the IRS’ targeting of conservative non-profits, Republicans are calling into question the agency’s involvement in the application of Obamacare. On May 23, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) specifically targeted IRS involvement in Obamacare as a rationale for fighting the program: And here’s another thing we shouldn’t be doing: handing over the administration of Obamacare to these folks. I mean, think about it. A deeply unpopular law being administered by an agency that’s so betrayed the...
  • NSA Whistleblower Speaks Out on Verizon, PRISM, and the Utah Data Center

    06/07/2013 9:09:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    Libertas Institute ^ | June 7, 2013 | William Binney (interview)
    Editor’s note: The following is a lightly-edited transcription of an interview with William Binney, a former employee with the NSA who after over 30 years with the agency quit and became a whistleblower, bringing to light many of their illegal activities and mass surveillance of American citizens. Libertas Institute: Please describe your work experience with the NSA. William Binney: For approximately 28 years, I was primarily involved in breaking codes and dealing with ciphers and data systems and solving those, and working with data, trying to do threat assessment with all of that data that we had. After a while,...
  • BREAKING NSA UPDATE: U.S. Intelligence Mining U.S. Citizen Data From NINE U.S. Internet Companies…

    06/06/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2013 | Mara Zebest
    UPDATE: Why Govt. Source leaked PRISMAdditional information is being reported that confirms what most of us have always suspected. NSA is collecting all our email data, tracking our movements, our photographs, our documents, etc. Also factor in the fact that a court recently ruled that Obama is free to collect our DNA without being found guilty of any crime. National Security Agency (NSA) building designed for massive data collection in Utah:WaPo reports the following:The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
  • Five US States Help Boost US Oil Production

    06/03/2013 8:54:26 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 12 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Karen Boman |
    While Texas and North Dakota's boom in oil production have been well-publicized, five other western U.S. states made a notable contribution to the growth in U.S. oil production since 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Tuesday. Onshore oil production, including crude oil and lease condensate, grew by over 2 million barrels of oil per day (bopd), or 64 percent, in the U.S. Lower 48 from February 2010 to February 2013. Production in the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Texas' Eagle Ford play and Permian Basin outpaced other regions. However, gains in other Lower 48 states added up...
  • Boy Scouts Defy orders to not wear uniforms in gay pride parade

    06/02/2013 2:33:24 PM PDT · by lastmomstanding · 155 replies
    NBC news ^ | Miranda Leitsinger
    Boy Scouts and adult volunteers wore their uniforms Sunday as they marched in Utah's gay pride parade — defying a leader of the youth organization who had said they couldn't do so under the organization's guidelines prohibiting advocating political or social positions.
  • Boy Scouts can't Wear Uniforms at Upcoming Gay pride parade

    06/01/2013 6:57:47 AM PDT · by lastmomstanding · 94 replies
    NBC news ^ | 6-1-13 | Miranda Leitsinger
    Boy Scouts and adult volunteers planning to wear their uniforms in Utah's upcoming LGBT pride parade aren't allowed to do so under the organization's guidelines prohibiting advocating political or social positions, a leader with the program said Friday.
  • Ohio State president: Gaffes partly due to Mormon faith, isolation in Vernal when young

    06/01/2013 6:04:31 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 54 replies
    The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | June 1, 2013 | Staff
    By his own admission, Gordon Gee is an unlikely university president. Born during World War II in Vernal, Utah, Gee took an unfamiliar path to be head of one of the nation’s most prestigious schools — Ohio State University. Now, the intelligent, quick-witted rural Utah boy finds himself embroiled in a controversy of his own making, which may be due in part to his roots. “Despite leading universities for more than half my life, I am a most unlikely university president. Unlikely by virtue of several factors — academic background, temperament, faith, and family history,” he told the Columbus Metropolitan...
  • Privacy of World Citizens Wiped Out by USA

    05/31/2013 9:19:32 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, May 31, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    As of yesterday you are a Citizen of the World with no Privacy—no matter in which country you are located. The ribbon-cutting ceremony invite, sent to a select group of Utah politicians and dignitaries for the massive Utah Data Centre in Bluffdale, Utah was as mysterious as the facility itself. Canada Free Press (CFP) could find no pictures, no accounts of the event anywhere on the Internet today even though an earlier media release said reporters would be there. The bigger-than-the-CIA National Security Agency (NSA) had previously stated that the facility would start operations in September, 2013. Why should this...
  • UT:Aposhian facing fourth charge after alleged domestic violence

    05/30/2013 8:22:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 29 May, 2013 | Mark Green and Scott McKane
    SALT LAKE CITY — A well-known Utah gun rights advocate was booked into jail on three charges Monday, and on Wednesday police added a fourth charge.Clark Aposhian was arrested and charged following an incident outside the home of his ex-wife, and the most recent charge to be added is domestic violence in the presence of a child.Sgt. Mark Askerlund, Cottonwood Heights Police Department, described the allegations against Aposhian.“In this particular case it’s alleged Mr. Aposhian threatened to bury his ex-wife and her new husband or boyfriend, so that’s a threat.” (snip) Aposhian’s attorney, Mitch Vilos, issued a statement that said...
  • Editorial: Sen. Wyden disappoints, fails to deliver meaningful timber plan

    05/30/2013 5:58:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The News-Review ^ | May 29, 2013
    U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s long-anticipated plan for the Oregon & California Railroad trust lands amounts to a bold call for — input. Anyone who thought that Wyden would propose something specific has to be disappointed. Nevertheless, people as prominent and impatient as Gov. John Kitzhaber dutifully issued stilted remarks thanking Wyden for his “leadership.” Tongues had to be firmly in cheek. No one dared point out that the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee had again failed to do anything to help the people who inhabit a large part of his state. Instead of legislation, Wyden offered...
  • Five US States Help Boost US Oil Production

    05/22/2013 12:00:08 PM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | May 21, 2013 | Karen Boman
    While Texas and North Dakota's boom in oil production have been well-publicized, five other western U.S. states made a notable contribution to the growth in U.S. oil production since 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Tuesday. Onshore oil production, including crude oil and lease condensate, grew by over 2 million barrels of oil per day (bopd), or 64 percent, in the U.S. Lower 48 from February 2010 to February 2013. Production in the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Texas' Eagle Ford play and Permian Basin outpaced other regions. However, gains in other Lower 48 states added up...
  • Fraudulent and deceptive: Late-term abortionist Riley’s Maryland Medical license permanently revoked

    05/20/2013 10:08:53 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | 5-20-2013 | Operation Rescue staff
    BALTIMORE, May 20, 2013 (Operation Rescue) - The Maryland Board of Physicians has permanently revoked the license of abortionist Nicola I. Riley in a scathing 24-page order issued on May 6, which prohibits her from ever again applying for licensure or reinstatement of her license. “In view of the fraudulent and deceptive nature of Dr. Riley’s criminal conduct, her demonstrated lack of candor and integrity on her application to the Board and to Utah and Wyoming, and her demonstrated propensity for dishonesty and misrepresentation, Dr. Riley’s unprofessional conduct is not remediable,” stated the Board. “In light of the unprofessional manner...
  • What is Common Core?

    05/20/2013 8:29:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Lake Powell Chronicle ^ | May 16th, 2013 | Robin Brough
    Why does the U.S. Constitution make no mention of education? Because the Founding Fathers understood that the education of children must be at the local level. We now stand at the edge of a cliff as the federal Common Core State Standards continues its march across the country. How did we get here? In 2009, the U.S. Department of Education blackmailed the states with stimulus money in the form of Race to the Top (RTTT) grants. If states wanted to get out from under No Child Left Behind, and wanted more funding they had to agree to adopt the Common...
  • Mia Love wants another shot at Utah Congressional seat

    05/19/2013 7:50:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    The Herald Journal, ^ | May 18, 2013
    Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love has declared she wants another shot at the congressional seat occupied by Democrat Jim Matheson. The announcement that she wanted a rematch came during an afternoon speech Saturday to several thousand delegates at the Utah Republican Party’s annual organizing convention. “You and I have some unfinished business with Jim Matheson,” Love said during her speech, which was met with loud cheers and resounding applause.
  • Washington vs. the People: To prevent abuses of government power we have to reduce government power.

    05/16/2013 2:45:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 16, 2013 | Sen. Mike Lee
    The recent scandals that have rocked the White House represent Americans’ worst fears about big government: Your government is spying on you; your government is targeting you; and your government is lying to you. Americans should be outraged, but they should not be surprised. It would be wrong to view the controversy over the IRS scandal as a typical Republican vs. Democrat squabble. The IRS is a powerful agency that can influence nearly every decision Americans make through its authority to tax and regulate. The IRS grows stronger and more powerful the more the federal government spends and borrows. Organizations...
  • Utah Sergeant Takes Fire to Rescue Downed Team Members

    Sgt. Nathan Hutchinson of the Weber County (Utah) Sheriff's Office had no idea he and his narcotics strike force team would be shot at when they arrived to search for a pot growing operation in January 2012. Hutchinson braved gunfire to move two injured team members out of harm's way. He suffered four gunshot wounds and endured a lengthy recovery to return to duty. For his actions he has been selected as the March 2013 Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. On the night of Jan. 4, 2012, Sgt. Hutchinson led a team from...
  • Dash-cam released of 'sovereign citizen' who led UHP on I-15 chase

    05/08/2013 10:40:26 AM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies ^ | 05/02/2013 | By Stephanie Grimes
    ALT LAKE CITY — Police have released dash-cam footage in a chase on I-15 last week that led police through Salt Lake County. The chase started at about 12:50 p.m. on I-15 near 12300 South. Dash-cam footage shows a woman driving a black Volvo passing a Utah Highway Patrol trooper in the emergency lane. The woman, identified as Lisa Anne Sovereen, 44, refused to pull over as speeds reached 80 mph. Sovereen called 911 and asked the dispatcher "that the trooper get off her back," according to UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson. She said she believed the trooper would try to...
  • Police: Utah soccer referee punched by player dies

    05/05/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 5, 2013 | AP
    <p>Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following an assault, Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal said.</p> <p>Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching Portillo after the man called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card. "The suspect was close to Portillo and punched him once in the face as a result of the call," Hoyal said in a press release.</p>
  • Gun business exodus begins in Colorado

    05/03/2013 8:02:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-3-2013 | Greg Campbell
    HiViz Shooting Systems, a gun-parts manufacturer in Fort Collins, Colo., will move its operations up the road to Laramie, Wyo., making good on its threat to pull up its Colorado roots after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law several controversial gun control measures earlier this year. Of the businesses planning to leave the state for the same reason, HiViz is the first to announce its new home. “The decision to relocate the company was difficult, and choosing the proper location was essential to our continued growth within the industry,” said president and CEO Phillip Howe in a press release. “We...
  • Utah NBC Affiliate Yanks Gory 'Hannibal' from Lineup

    05/02/2013 3:16:07 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1 May 2013
    AP) Utah NBC affiliate pulls gory 'Hannibal' TV show By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY A Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate in Utah has pulled the "Hannibal" TV show because of its graphic violence. KSL-TV vice president of marketing Tami Ostmark says the show's first three episodes were "extremely gory" and drew complaints from many viewers. She says it wasn't the type of show the station wanted leading into its 10 p.m. news cast. Utah residents still will be able to watch the show: The ABC affiliate is picking it up and will air it late Saturday. This isn't...

    04/26/2013 5:51:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    ABC 4 ^ | 4/26/13
    Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in the stomach and got stabbed in the head and held his hands and got stabbed all over the arms." Then, before the suspect could find another victim - a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. "A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith's grabbed him."
  • Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store

    04/26/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    abc4 ^ | 4/27/13
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store. Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people." Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in...
  • Utah teacher accused of rape (female on female)

    04/24/2013 9:33:17 PM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | April 24, 2013 at 8:36 AM | Gabrielle Levy
    A former math teacher and basketball coach has been charged with rape and forcible sexual abuse after she resigned from her position at a Utah high school. Courtney Louise Jarrell, 22, was charged Friday with first degree object rape and second degree forcible sexual abuse of a 17-year-old female student. Court documents allege Jarrell had a sexual encounter with a Riverton High School student between February and March in which she touched the student's breasts and genitals while at Jarrell's Salt Lake City home. snip
  • Mormon bishop with Samurai sword runs off attacker

    04/24/2013 12:29:21 AM PDT · by thecodont · 18 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 6:59 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her. Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged in front of their house. The 47-year-old father of six rushed out the door and grabbed the weapon closest to him — a 29-inch high carbon steel Samurai sword.Read more:
  • Inside a mile-deep open-pit copper mine after a catastrophic landslide

    04/22/2013 12:52:47 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 54 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 4/22/2013 | Tim Heffernan
    For the past few months I’ve been reporting a big story on the copper industry for Pacific Standard. It takes a broad look at how the global economic boom of the past decade, led by China and India, is pushing copper mining into new regions and new enormities of investment and excavation. (It’ll be out in June.) But a few days ago a very local event shook the copper industry, and I thought it would be neat to look at how a crisis at a single mine can ripple through space and time, ultimately affecting just about everyone around...
  • Sen. Mike Lee Statement on Release of Immigration Bill

    04/16/2013 3:48:03 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 22 replies
    Mike Lee ^ | Mike Lee
    Lee Statement on Release of Immigration Bill “As of this afternoon, senators have received only a set of talking points promoting the new immigration proposal. Once it has been released, I strongly encourage my colleagues to read the bill and then decide for themselves whether this reform will accomplish what proponents are promising. It is unfortunate that we have so little time to digest and evaluate such an expansive piece of legislation before we hold our initial committee hearing. As senators, it is our duty to read the bill and fully understand the impact it will have on our immigration...