Gov. Herbert reports for jury selection, is dismissed [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Gov. Herbert reports for jury selection, is dismissed SALT LAKE CITY (June 23, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Hebert reported for jury duty this morning in the Provo 4th District Court and was dismissed by the judge. The governor was one of 35 potential jurors interviewed for assignment to a case involving driving under the influence. “It is important for all of us to step up and fulfill our responsibilities when called to serve,” said Gov. Herbert.…

What Shapes Us | Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes | TEDxUVU [video]

Sean Reyes has been recognized nationally and locally for his legal skills and professionalism, local and national Bar leadership and unparalleled commitment to public service. He has lent his legal expertise to media outlets ranging from Fox National Business News to The Economist. Reyes has been honored as the first-ever National Outstanding Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association, a distinction bestowed on one lawyer out of millions nationwide. He was also recognized as the Utah Young Lawyer of the Year, one of Utah’s forty most influential business leaders under…

Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — June 23, 2015

A quick word about the TPP: I really don’t care that it’s been negotiated in secret. That’s politics. It’s difficult at best to explore ideas and find potential common ground if something is being hammered out in the searing light of the press and the always sober analysis of the internet. However, while coming up with a proposal in private seems perfectly sane to me, it’s is absolutely bat-shit crazy to fast-track it through the actual debate process, which is what Congress is doing. These guys have one job: To…

Jim Dabakis: Salt Lake’s West Side dissed again? Tax increase and the prison?

The Mayor worked to get a tax increase if prison goes to West Side–should the revenue go to build up the long neglected West Side? The Salt Lake City Airport site for the new prison is wrong. Dead wrong. The proposed site is near I-80 and 7200 West. The Prison Relocation Commission is looking for a 500 acre patch, the airport location has about 4,000 acres from which to choose. In March of 1853, Governor Young established a territorial prison. On the outskirts–of civilization. That area today contains Sugarhouse Park. By the 1951, the city had engulfed…

Salt City Throwdown: #46 – Three Dudes and Two Feminist Moms

On this special episode of the Salt City Throwdown podcast, we are joined by Erica and Brooke from the “Two Feminist Moms” podcast. We talk about everything under the sun trying to determine what feminism means to is feminism still necessary? How did Smitty get his nickname? Why is Adam from Antarctica? Well, you’re about to find out and the answers may surprise you. As we go, we’re drinking and having a conversation among friends, discussing a multitude of topics, including a long discussion of the confederate flag, and its role in light…