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

Artspace Resident Locked Out; Lawyer is medically incapacitated

Recently I have posted pieces on A Cup of Joe Coffee Shop and tenants in the Artspace Building in Salt Lake City being ousted from their space. Even more recently the Salt Lake City Weekly had a feature article on the issue. Here is the latest news, as written to me from a person who … Continue reading Artspace Resident Locked Out; Lawyer is medically incapacitated

A Cup of Joe: Shut Down by Corporate Landlords

A few weeks ago the peace calendar included a story about A Cup of Joe coffee shop in Salt Lake, a place where members of the activist community have been able to gather and hold events, and about the landlords threatening to evict it and other tenants from the Artspace building. http://deesings.livejournal.com/568341.html Since then, the … Continue reading A Cup of Joe: Shut Down by Corporate Landlords

The Good Guys Being Bought Out – what is this?

As far as corporate buy-outs go, this week and last have been a real bummer for me. First I heard about the Body Shop selling out to Loreal, which has been attacked in the past by The Body Shop's founder for employing only "sexy" women for its sales counters. I have enjoyed buying products from … Continue reading The Good Guys Being Bought Out – what is this?