Utah Land Belongs to Whom?

Efforts to seize the land in Utah that is protected from development by the Federal Government are continuing by Utah legislators and others. Morgan Philpot is planning to run for Governor in Utah.  According to an article in Utah State University's the Utah Statesman, Philpot is adamant that Utah needs to demand the feds to return … Continue reading Utah Land Belongs to Whom?

“We like GRAMA just the way she is”

Earlier this week I posted about H.B. 477 and the change of heart legislators are communicating.  Since then the  Governor has called a special session to be held Friday March 25 at noon.  Community members have now organized a rally called "Repeal, Don't Replace HB477 (We like GRAMA just the way she is) Rally" tomorrow … Continue reading “We like GRAMA just the way she is”

We are all pebbles that form the rock – inspiration from a brave woman on the 8th anniversary of the Iraq invasion

A timely item came across my desk yesterday from my great friend Jacqui of Maine (my "angel in disguise") who shared with me the story of a wonderful strong woman named Carole Whelan.  Carole Whelan stood up yesterday at an event to Honor Senator Susan Collins (where she was inducted into the Maine Women's Hall … Continue reading We are all pebbles that form the rock – inspiration from a brave woman on the 8th anniversary of the Iraq invasion

H.B. 477: A change of heart?

Utah’s lawmakers are either pulling their collective heads out of the sand or are worried about their political careers…..or both. Perhaps one of the most controversial pieces of legislature in the 2011 Utah Session was the passage and signing of H.B. 477, which now makes electronic communications of elected officials private.  Hundreds of people from … Continue reading H.B. 477: A change of heart?

Dear Congress: Please cut funding for nuclear energy development

Dear Congress: On behalf of my family, particularly my children and grandchildren, and on behalf of the life of our planet, I am requesting a plan that eliminates *any* risk of harm to all life now and in the future. Working towards a healthier planet is a crucial responsibility of *all*us, of you, the policy … Continue reading Dear Congress: Please cut funding for nuclear energy development

Standing Up for a Livable Future

(Permission granted to repost by author Jamie Pleune at The Wilderness Project — original post) For the past few weeks, I have been learning how to sing.  Once a week, members of the Unitarian Church, social activists, and climate activists have been gathering together to learn the some of the old protest songs that buoyed up the … Continue reading Standing Up for a Livable Future

Education facing the budget axe

It's bad enough that Utah Legislators are attempting to destroy the public educational system in the state.  Along with bills that want to transfer control from the State Board over to the Legilators or the Governor (depending on which bill), the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a total of  $257 million dollars to education … Continue reading Education facing the budget axe