Margaret Sullivan: Beto, Biden and Bernie: The B-Boys and the media’s dangerous, self-fulfilling prophecy

As amorous embraces go, few could be more ardent than the one Beto O’Rourke got this month from Vanity Fair magazine. The perfectly timed cover treatment was the full monty: Rugged-glam photo by the legendary Annie Leibovitz, the former Texas congressman’s earnest Kennedy-esque gaze, and the ripe-for-parody headline including this immortal quote: “I’m just born… Continue reading Margaret Sullivan: Beto, Biden and Bernie: The B-Boys and the media’s dangerous, self-fulfilling prophecy

Commentary: More Utahns, no thanks to politicians, now have access to health care

As we near April 1, we wait for word on whether the federal government will approve the first in series of waivers and allow Utah to implements its Medicaid “bridge” program before potentially moving to the partial expansion approved in Senate Bill 96, the Utah Legislature’s bill to replace the Proposition 3 ballot initiative to… Continue reading Commentary: More Utahns, no thanks to politicians, now have access to health care

Commentary: More Utahns, no thanks to politicians, now have access to health care

As we near April 1, we wait for word on whether the federal government will approve the first in series of waivers and allow Utah to implements its Medicaid “bridge” program before potentially moving to the partial expansion approved in Senate Bill 96, the Utah Legislature’s bill to replace the Proposition 3 ballot initiative to… Continue reading Commentary: More Utahns, no thanks to politicians, now have access to health care

San Francisco pays $13.1 million to man framed for murder

San Francisco • A man who spent more than six years in prison after police framed him for murder received a $13.1 million settlement from the city of San Francisco on Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by Jamal Trulove. The settlement was part of the board’s… Continue reading San Francisco pays $13.1 million to man framed for murder

Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change

Washington • A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing out west. The decision by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Rudolph Contreras marks the first time the Trump administration has been… Continue reading Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change

FOX 13 has new owners. The station is sold to Scripps.

As expected, FOX 13 has been sold — twice. After its parent company was acquired by the Nexstar Media Group, KSTU-Channel 13 and seven other stations were sold to the E.W. Scripps Co. for a total of $580 million to comply with FCC regulations. KSTU vice president and general manager Tim Ermish said his station… Continue reading FOX 13 has new owners. The station is sold to Scripps.

Cat lover is behind a change in his city’s pet ordinance. Now he can get that third feline.

West Valley City residents will have the opportunity to own up to four cats or dogs thanks in part to the determination of one cat lover. Last November, Jim Vesock went to the city’s pet shelter to adopt a sister for his two black cats but was told that this was not possible. The city’s… Continue reading Cat lover is behind a change in his city’s pet ordinance. Now he can get that third feline.