Cover story, March 23, "Set in Stone"
Let me see if I can get this straight. Salt Lake County wants to force one elderly man with dementia to pay for a contractor's malfeasance ... but keeps another one on the payroll and pays the other elderly man with dementia a six-figure annual salary?
Great investigative article by Dylan Woolf Harris. I hope Ms. Tiffany Janzen doesn't have to sell her house. Please crowd-fund.
News, March 23, "Life Elevated"
This article is a joke. Just because you have the loudest opinion doesn't mean you have the only opinion. Take the lesson from the presidential election and realize this. If this bill or bills like it have not passed for however many years, then there must be another problem with it. Call your legislators and tell them what you want, and then go vote. It's simple.
And what lesson might that be? That we can get a racist, misogynist, fascist demagogue even though 3 million more people voted for his opposition?
News, March 23, "Utah and Booze: A complicated relationship"
Give the Utah Legislature a bit (sip?) of credit for putting Amendment XXI, repealing prohibition, over the top on Dec. 5, 1933.
Salt Lake City
Hard to have a voice when eight out of nine [legislators] are Mormon, and you know who is telling them what to vote for. I'm in favor of taxing the LDS
But don't you dare take away their Prozac and Xanax.
Dang! They're so ignorant.
This will be a disaster.
But sugar is totally A-OK! LOL.
Bad move for Utah.
Lisa A Miller
Does he realize it will affect tourism? Does he? It will!
Opinion, March 23, "The Kids Are Alt-Right"
Hate is never innocuous.
Homelessness affects you, too
Like most Salt Lake County citizens, I've been listening closely over the past several months as the matter of how to best manage the issues related to homelessness in our community continue to unfold. I share some of the same concerns that have been voiced by my neighbors and friends—such as safety, drug use, crime, loitering, panhandling, wandering, hygiene issues, waste management, property devaluation, costs of services and overall stress on the community infrastructure. I understand. I worry. I wonder how it is all supposed to work, as we all do. I believe that it is natural to have reservations and questions about
It is also natural that there will be multiple opinions and ideas about what is best. And, by that same token, it is vital that communication is and continues to be open and ongoing. It is also important to remember that the communication we share should be, by our very best efforts, productive and aimed at reaching the most workable solution.
It is so disheartening to watch the members of my community be torn apart by name calling, blaming, finger pointing, belittling, wall building and deteriorating the strengths and integrity that can keep us together. It is heartbreaking to think that so many of my friends and neighbors view the problem of homelessness as one that doesn't affect them. ... I heard one guy at a community meeting say, "We don't want Salt Lake County pushing their problems on us." We really have separated the issue of homelessness as something that is meant to be dealt with, and remain, downtown.
We want to turn a blind eye, keeping the ugly parts of homelessness hidden from the view of our schools, yards, churches, parks, malls, arenas, freeways and sidewalks, as if the homeless shelter is its own little city, reserved for losers,
Ultimately, regardless of the reasons that drive individuals to homelessness, the right thing to do is to be a part of facilitating a solution. Making the right decisions about locations, policies and procedures
We don't get to hide. We can't play favorites or be unfair. The burdens are all of ours to bear. Not just poor cities, or rich people, or neighborhoods without kids, or blocks with no businesses, or streets with no fancy malls or stores, or places no one has to see. There's definitely much to consider, but while I share the same concerns,