Utah Garden Challenge for Suckers

By Cassandra AndersonJuly 5, 2012 The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is promoting the Utah Garden Challenge in order to collect information about independent food production for the USDA.  The Utah Garden Challenge is a voluntary contest to register 10,000 gardens.  The data mining project has a broad interest in any “resource” who is […]

Utah senator faces caucus challenge from Tea Party candidates

By Debbie Hummel, Reuters.com Seeking one last term, Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch is facing what may prove to be the toughest re-election of his 36-year tenure in Thursday’s Utah Republican caucus against two popular younger Tea Party-backed candidates. Conservative and heavily Republican Utah last elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate more than four […]

States’ rights: Utah bills demand return of federal land

By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times Las Vegas — Utah lawmakers are staging their own kind of Sagebrush Rebellion. The Utah House passed four bills this week demanding that the federal government hand over more than 30 million acres of land to the state, legislation that its own attorneys warned would likely be tossed out […]

Utah tea party founder announces run for governor

By Dennis Romboy, Deseret News PROVO — Utah tea party organizer David Kirkham launched his bid for governor Wednesday, promising the most open and transparent government the state has ever known. “I see very, very, very little that should be hidden government. Doors should be open. Meetings should be open,” he said. “People need to […]

Utah woman jailed for selling flowers from her home

A day once existed in America when a woman like Dena Long-Christensen, 44, would have been celebrated, admired for her “can-do” spirit, and held up as a role model for others. That day is sadly past. Now Long-Christensen—and others like her—are treated by the new America as criminals to be fined and jailed. Her crime? […]