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Utah County Commissioner switches party affiliation

**UPDATE – Commissioner Graves has switched his affiliation back to Republican after this story was published and he returned later that day to the County offices. He told people he

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2016 Predictions

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” This was written by Thomas Paine in 1776. The quote applies today. The Presidential election has been chaotic. Utah was a potential

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Meet the Candidates – House 6

Editor note: This is the fifth in a series of posts introducing the candidates. All candidates were offered to respond. I am only posting responses received by the deadline. Today’s

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Meet the candidates for Utah County Commissioner

Editor note: This is the forth in a series of posts introducing the candidates. All candidates were offered to respond. I am only posting responses received by the deadline. Today’s post

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Meet the candidates – Senate 14

Editor note: This is the second in a series of posts introducing the candidates. All candidates were offered to respond. I am only posting responses received by the deadline. Today’s

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Meet the candidates – Utah Senate 10

Editor note: This is the first in a series of posts introducing the candidates.  All candidates were offered to respond.  I am only posting responses received by the deadline.  Today’s

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Political Leadership Takes Guts and a Little Bit of Cat-herding

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott titled his autobiography “Herding Cats.”  Politics really is about herding cats and keeping them in line. Sometimes it takes all of the cats in

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Countering (some of) Dan Liljenquist’s 2016 predictions

In his Deseret News column, former Utah state senator Dan Liljenquist laid out 20 predictions for 2016. Below I’ll go through each of his predictions and add some commentary of my

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Boy Scouts and the LDS Church

Last week the Boy Scouts of America announced a change in policy, one which until recently they had said would never happen. As of now Boy Scout leaders and scoutmasters

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Herbert’s latest Medicaid expansion plan is as bad as the last

Utah’s “Gang of Six” (Gov. Gary Herbert, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, House Speaker Greg Hughes, House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan and Sen. Brian Shiozawa) has come

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