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.

Political Cornflakes: Here’s why the White House credited superheroes Captain America and Batman with helping write the 2019 Economic Report of the President

The 2019 Economic Report of the President is 705 pages and features chapters on “expanding labor force opportunities” and “ensuring a balanced financial regulatory landscape.” The report also credits writers of superhero fame — including Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man), Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Bruce Wayne (Batman). The White House Council of Economic Advisers’ official… Continue reading Political Cornflakes: Here’s why the White House credited superheroes Captain America and Batman with helping write the 2019 Economic Report of the President

Mormon missionaries in Russia deported, returning to the United States

Washington • Two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who had been detained in Russia have been released and are returning to the United States, the church announced Wednesday morning. Kole Brodowski, 20, and David Gaag, 19, had spent two weeks in detention after Russian authorities arrested them on suspicion of… Continue reading Mormon missionaries in Russia deported, returning to the United States

Letter: A question about Utah’s new beer law

In this now-past session of the Utah Legislature, our masters knew what was best for us on several voter initiatives, and overruled them to fit their ideas instead of voters. And a couple of laws were passed to appease the LDS Corp. One of those laws was to allow real beer to be sold in… Continue reading Letter: A question about Utah’s new beer law

Letter: Lisonbee should reflect on the damage she has done

What moral lessons can be learned from Rep. Karianne Lisonbee’s efforts to gut the protections of House Bill 399, which would have protected LGBTQ youth from the dangers of conversion therapy — a practice considered unethical by nearly every major medical organization? Purportedly, Lisonbee is now facing an “onslaught of vitriol” for her efforts, and… Continue reading Letter: Lisonbee should reflect on the damage she has done