Post Tagged with: "Utah"

House Republicans Target National Parks And Monuments

HR 1459, nicknamed the 'no new parks bill' is making its way through Congress. The GOP sponsored bill would virtually halt the creation of new national parks. Image: Tony Kent

HR 1459, called the ‘no new parks bill’ is making its way through Congress. The GOP sponsored bill would virtually halt the creation of new national parks.

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Rock Star Imposter Busted For Scamming Over $172K In Health Care

Phillip Schaeffer impersonated rock stars David Gilmour and Alex Lifeson to obtain medical treatment. Now he's on the lam. But he didn't even need to do it. Image: T. Steelman & The Spectrum

Phillip Schaeffer impersonated rock stars David Gilmour and Alex Lifeson to obtain medical treatment. Now he’s on the lam. But he didn’t even need to do it.

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GOP Response To Execution Drug Shortage: Bring Back The Firing Squad – And Why Stop There?

Photo of a Cuban firing squad cc 1956 by unknown photographer via Wikimedia Commons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BatistaFireSquad.jpg

Why does America still execute? It’s archaic, sloppily applied and cruel. But the GOP is scrambling to keep execution: here are some suggestions for them.

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BREAKING: Judge Rules Oklahoma Marriage Equality Ban Unconstitutional

Photo of the partners who took OK's gay marriage ban to court, Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop screen captured from News9.Com report. http://www.news9.com/story/22698627/oklahoma-couple-challenging-state-marriage-amendment-with-lawsuit

Oklahoma passed an amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2004. Now a federal judge has found it unconstitutional. An appeal is expected.

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Anti-Gay Bigots Plot ‘Uprising’ As Courts Mull Gay Marriage Ban (VIDEO)

Anti-Gay Bigots Plot ‘Uprising’ As Courts Mull Gay Marriage Ban (VIDEO)

As marriage equality in Utah works its way through the courts, anti-gay bigots plot an uprising… and Fox News is all too happy to hear them out.

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Supreme Court Puts Hold On Marriage Equality In Utah (VIDEO)

Photo of US Supreme Court building cc 2009, Mark Fischer, via Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fischerfotos/7526267232/

The US Supreme Court put a hold on a federal court ruling that allowed same sex marriages in Utah, leaving 900 wedded couples in legal limbo.

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Utah Man Goes On Hunger Strike To Protest Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Utah Man Goes On Hunger Strike To Protest Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Every time another state is added to the list of states which allow marriage equality, we hear from those who are convinced that the end of western civilization is at hand. By now, you probably think that most of the tactics to prevent marriage equality have been tried, and the […]

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No, You’re Not Seeing Things – Marriage Equality Now In Utah!

Utah Marriage Equality Is Now, Picture from Moudi Sbeity

A Circuit Court Judge has ruled that Utah must recognize and allow marriage equality in their state. The first marriage licenses were issued that same day.

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Football Coach Suspends Entire Team Over Online Bullying (VIDEO)

Photo screen captured from KSL TV's video footage.

This high school football team has bad grades and bullying problems, Here’s what their coach is doing about it.

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This Is Our America: Workplace Violence Since 1986, A Brief History

Infographic from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Washington DC Navy Yard rampage is just the latest in a series of workplace shootings going back to 1986.

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Utah Welfare Drug Testing Results Find Only 12 Drug Users at Cost of Over $30,000 (VIDEO)

Utah Welfare Drug Testing Results Find Only 12 Drug Users at Cost of Over $30,000 (VIDEO)

Fiscal conservatives do it again with welfare drug testing, proving how their mandate to save money does exactly the opposite – at least for the taxpayers.

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Romney’s Post-Election Pouting Is Over As He Returns To Political Stage With Event In Utah

Romney’s Post-Election Pouting Is Over As He Returns To Political Stage With Event In Utah

Romney has decided to come out of self-imposed political seclusion and lend his voice to the national stage once again.

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Elizabeth Smart Says Shame From Rape Kept Her From Escaping Her Kidnapper(VIDEO)

Elizabeth Smart Says Shame From Rape Kept Her From Escaping Her Kidnapper(VIDEO)

Abduction and rape survivor, Elizabeth Smart, was interviewed this morning about the three kidnapped victim who were heroically found alive and rescued from abduction yesterday.

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Utah Using Earth Day To Promote Oil, Gas, And Mining To Kids

"How do YOU use oil, gas, and mining?" A 6th grader's entry into the state of Utah's Earth Day poster contest ... sponsored by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining From the Utah Government Services Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining's website at http://linux1.ogm.utah.gov/WebStuff/wwwroot/division/whatsnew.html

Utah’s oil, gas, and coal mining interests want school children to promote their propaganda. Who knew they’d stoop this low?

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Bobby Jindal: Republicans Don’t Need To Update Views On Equality

Bobby Jindal; courtesy of

The reason the Republican Party lost the 2012 presidential election has nothing to do with the economy and everything to do with their divisive strategies.

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Air Quality In Utah One Of The Worst In The Country

Downtown Salt Lake City; photo Al Hartmann/Salt Lake Tribune

When a place like Utah finds itself smothering under a blanket of smog can the rest of us be far behind?

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Mitt Romney’s BFF, Alleged Serial Rapist Greg Peterson, Commits Suicide While Out On Bail

Mitt Romney’s BFF, Alleged Serial Rapist Greg Peterson, Commits Suicide While Out On Bail

The rush by Republican politicians to disavow any and all connection to or friendship with prominent GOP fundraiser and alleged serial rapist Greg Peterson was swift. Now he’s dead.

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GOP Congressman Votes To Cut Funding For Embassy Security, Then Blames Obama For Libya Attacks (VIDEO)

GOP Congressman Votes To Cut Funding For Embassy Security, Then Blames Obama For Libya Attacks (VIDEO)

Soledad O’Brien interviews Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) about his vote to cut U.S. State Department security funding and his current effort to blame Obama for embassy attacks in Libya.

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‘God Hates Gays’ Road Sign In Utah (VIDEO)

‘God Hates Gays’ Road Sign In Utah (VIDEO)

Apparently, someone thought it would be funny to reprogram a construction sign with a little message from the religious right.

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Weekend Reading List

Weekend Reading List

Climate change, shady GOPer, voter suppression, military same-sex civil union, Romney’s ripoff Olympics.

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