Not So Free Speech

| September 23, 2015

Several municipalities along the Wasatch Front charge permit fees for small free-speech events Published at City Weekly From the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 March on Washington and the 1970 Kent State demonstrations in Ohio, to the 2011 Wisconsin Teacher’s Strike, protests have been instrumental throughout U.S. history as citizens have used their right to […]

All in Moderation

| September 16, 2015

Judge urges GOP party and Gov. Herbert to negotiate Published at City Weekly U.S. District Judge David Nuffer is pushing the Utah Republican Party, the Utah Constitution Party and Gov. Gary Herbert to use a mediator to resolve their ongoing lawsuit over Senate Bill 54. The election-reform law, passed by the Utah Legislature in 2014, allows […]

Party Animals

| September 2, 2015

GOP chairman accuses senator of telling donors to withhold from the party Published at City Weekly A long-standing feud between Utah State Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans may have finally reached a tipping point, as Evans told City Weekly this week that Weiler has been calling party donors […]

Armed Resistance

| August 26, 2015

A new report links Utah legislator to patriot groups Published at City Weekly Patriot and militia groups are once again on the rise. As of 2012, the Southern Poverty Law Center counted more than 330 such groups, noting that they began gaining traction after the 2008 election of the first African-American U.S. president. The groups are […]

Dems Jockey for Position

| August 26, 2015

Rep. Hemingway looks to re-take embattled successor’s seat Published at City Weekly With Rep. Justin Miller, D-Salt Lake City, facing a federal investigation into allegations he stole campaign funds from Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, Democratic leaders have asked Miller’s predecessor, Lynn Hemingway, to come out of retirement. “I’m running,” says Hemingway, who, in 2014, […]

Litigious City

| August 12, 2015

A would-be property owner says Salt Lake City is suing him for fraud for attempts to acquire watershed lands Published at City Weekly In the lead up to the recent Salt Lake City mayoral primary, candidate Dave Robinson was heard to frequently chastise incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker for his “preference for litigation” in land disputes. Robinson […]

(Un)free to Believe

| July 29, 2015

What’s the difference between the Founders’ definition of religious freedom and what we’re seeing today? Published at City Weekly Religious freedom is one of those rare principles that both the Left and Right believe to be among the most important issues of our time. But what is religious freedom? The definition shifts depending on who is […]