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Alty News: The New Invisible Migrant Children Problem; How Protesting Longshoremen Slow the Economy


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The overwhelming majority of health-related sites on the Internet are taking your searches and and feeding the info to major corporations.

Top of the Alty World

"Looking up symptoms online? These companies are tracking you"—Motherboard

Migrant children crammed into border detention facilities won't make the same headlines as last year, but that's because the Obama administration is working hard to stop them before they get that far.—Fusion

Charter school authorizers are tasked with overseeing charter schools but many lack the skills to do so; in Minnesota, the largest authorizer is a nonprofit animal sanctuary.—ProPublica

When 14,000 protesting longshoremen go on strike, they have the extra bargaining chip of being able to slow down the entire economy.—The Atlantic

Top of Alty Utah

A lawmaker calls a bill that would fund cleaner school buses a "bailout" and stalls the legislation.—Utah Political Capitol

A poll shows Utahns overwhelmingly support Governor Herbert's proposal to add $500 million to education funding.—Utah Policy

A new study shows that while Utah's economy outpaces the nation, inequality is still a problem.—Salt Lake City Weekly

The Utah senate killed a proposal that would allow the state to enact clean air regulations stricter than federal standards.—Utah Political Capitol


City Weekly founder John Saltas pays tribute to recently departed New York Times media columnist David Carr.

As the cliché goes, David was “only” 58 years old. I swear he was older than me, but he was not. He was simply a wiser soul, a deeper thinker, a more generous human being, a quicker wit, an abhorrer of pretense, a friend and mentor to scores of journalists, a thrill to share a meal with and, as hard as this is to take, a much better skier than I ever was. Before he became a journalistic meme at The New York Times, where he worked as a media critic since 2002, David and family spent a winter vacation at my home. Each day, David rose early, grabbed his rented parabolic skis and made short work of Utah’s famous snow, including one full day at Alta—the David Carr of American ski resorts—with our then editor, Christopher Smart. Chris, an expert skier, was agog that pudgy and smoking David skied so well and so fiercely.—Salt Lake City Weekly 

The Long View

Budget woes have caused the shuttering of a program that taught Utah inmates to break and train wild horses.
The loss of the program was a blow to the BLM, the wild horses and the inmates who worked them. "The horses teach the men patience. They've never had to work for something to be happy. Most of them just turn to drugs or alcohol and get an instant pleasure," said Donna Bastian, who managed the facility. "With the horses, they have to work to develop a personal relationship with an animal, but the happiness they feel with the horses lasts much longer than the drugs do."

Wilson still has hope that he will get back to working with horses once he is released in August. That's no small ambition for a man who didn't even know he liked horses until he worked at the Hard Time Corral.—Salt Lake City Weekly