Mineral and Petroleum “Literacy” Act: “Balanced” curriculum?

Legislators are on the move this year to take control of Utah's education system (SJR1 and SJR9).  It seems that there are already steps being taken to write curriculum in the form of legislation. Rep. Jack Draxler, R-Logan, is pushing legislation that would require educators to "consider" adding lessons into the curriculum about energy development, … Continue reading Mineral and Petroleum “Literacy” Act: “Balanced” curriculum?

Outlining Priorities: Guv’s State of the State

Utah Legislature Watch)Governor Herbert delivered his first State of the State Addretonight. His priorities including keeping taxes from being raised, holding public education harmless from budget cuts, transportation, and legislative ethics reform. For the first time in three years, we are expecting an increase in revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. Housing is beginning to stabilize, … Continue reading Outlining Priorities: Guv’s State of the State

Candle Night December 2008

Candle Night Newsletter Invitation to Candle Night December 2008 December 15, 2008 Candle Night Committee =============================== Candle Night December 2008 Turn off your lights for two hours from 8 to 10 p.m. on the evening on December 21, 2008. Do something special . . . Read a book with your child by candlelight. Enjoy a … Continue reading Candle Night December 2008

My Connection to Mountaintop Removal

Today I visited the I Love Mountains website.  The site has a feature where you can enter your zip code to find your connection to endangered mountains.  There was no surprise when my connection came up as follows:You are connected to mountaintop removal. Your electricity provider, PacifiCorp, buys coal from companies engaged in mountaintop removalThe … Continue reading My Connection to Mountaintop Removal

Cynthia McKinney’s TV ads on the Issues

Single Payer Health Care View the rest of Cynthia's tv ads: Sustainable Investment instead of Corporate Bailouts Green Values - Grassroots Democracy, Peace Social Justice, Environmental Wisdom Green Party Seat At The Table will invite the Public Constrained by the Two Party Paradigm Restore Our Constitutional Rights Rebuild the Economy with Energy Efficient Cars Bring … Continue reading Cynthia McKinney’s TV ads on the Issues

Utah’s new and “improved” bus routes and schedules

Yesterday was the first time I experienced the impact of Utah Transit Authority's "new and improved" bus system, which took effect August 26th. After walking around West Jordan to run errands (there is no bus route available to do this), I needed to take a bus to the TRAX station from my neighborhood in West … Continue reading Utah’s new and “improved” bus routes and schedules