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Soap Box: July 20-26

Our readers' two cents on the 2017 Cocktail Guide, Fox News' slogan change, liquor store locations and more.



Cover story, July 20, "Holy Spirits"
I just want to say that this was amazing! The writer did a fantastic job. They really covered everything. It was funny, informative and had great pictures.
Maddy Van Orman
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Love that Joshua Edwards!
Ray Kissell
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Yeah, right. I'm looking forward to not drinking in SLC!
Quinn Sahulka
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Finally! An article that I can swallow.
Scott Simmons
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News, July 20, "Down by the Rio"
Great piece by Dylan Woolf Harris of City Weekly on the new resource centers and work left to be done.
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So, wait ... We're counting on the same idiots who created this problem (city and county government officials) to solve the problem? Yeah, good luck with that.
Jared Lee
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Opinion, July 20, "Slogans and Mottos"
My all time favorite is Clara Peller for Wendy's: "Where's the beef?"
Michael Cunningham,

I think [Fox News' new motto] is even more Orwellian than the old one.
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It is "most watched." Why would viewers watch something they don't trust?
Via Twitter

Most one-sided.
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Better than Clinton News Network any day.
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I thought we were supposed to call it State TV now.
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The Ocho, July 20, "Eight potential downtown sites for the relocation of the State Liquor Store on 400 South"
Library? Not too far fetched if you live in Vancouver, B.C. Though smaller in scale, the architecture of the SLC library reminds me of Vancouver's Library Square.
Melby Elvis

You know what would be a great location for a liquor store? Every single grocery store, convenience store, gas station and anywhere else a private entrepreneur wants to open one. Those would be perfect.
Chris Keth
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I say we try something radical and different. We get rid of the DABC and the liquor stores and let normal everyday grocery and convenience stores sell this stuff. It might the easiest and simplest solution out there.
Corban Anderson
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I got a better idea, Utah. Sell wine and beer in the store like the most of the nation, and then just have small liquor stores so people can open small businesses. WTF!
Cody Earnshaw
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I don't know, but it will probably end up in a much better spot than the new homeless shelters. Because people care way more about access to alcohol than they do about giving people who are homeless access to services.
Erica Shaw Wilson
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Just please start selling liquor at Costco.
Michelle Caudill
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Next to my apartment on Capitol Hill.
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Temple Square.
Stuart McDonald
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Five Spot, July 20, Carl Churchill, Alpha Coffee co-owner
Great place with great people. Stopped by the other day to a wonderful experience.
Steve Halligan
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Dine, July 20, Fat Jack's Burger Emporium & Tap House
Love Fat Jack's! Just discovered it recently and have already been twice. Love the Angry Blue and the Stinky burgers. Fries are great!
Venessa Lee-Nobles
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It's really good!
Emily Barnett
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The Beer Nerd, July 20, "Lager, Faster, Stronger"
Have to try Los Locos. Love Epic products.
Jose Roque
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Don't Call It Health Insurance
According to Orrin Hatch and the Republican supporters of the GOP health care bill, it is intended to save money, increase choice and include more people. Aside from the logical impossibility of accomplishing these mutually exclusive goals, the GOP health care bill reflects a deep misunderstanding of U.S. health care policy. To call it "health insurance" would be like calling the water bill "thirst insurance." Cutting access to health care and limiting coverage for elderly and poor people so that the wealthy and young can enjoy a tax cut would be the equivalent of cutting the water supply to the poor and elderly of the U.S. so that the privileged can drink.
Robert Ross,