Richardson, Pyrah, Gehrke Discuss Lockhart Impact [video]

On Wednesday, the Salt Lake Tribune’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce spoke to Holly Richardson, Joe Pyrah, and Robert Gehrke about Speaker Becky Lockhart’s legacy on the Tribune’s “Trib Talk.” At a public memorial on Thursday January 22, 2015 and a funeral the following day, Utahns will honor Becky Lockhart, the first female speaker of the Utah House and veteran lawmaker. Lockhart died last weekend of a rare and aggressive brain disease known as Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Dec 8 – Dec 14

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Reactions to Governor’s Proposed Budget    So @GovHerbert proposed 6.25% increase in WPU for #uted & if you want to see that happen, talk to your legislators! #utpol #utleg — Sue Carey (@swcarey) December 11, 2014 Gov said a legitimate argument gas…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 30 – Dec 7

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Not for Money To believe that there is a financial incentive of a few hundred dollars or even a thousand dollars that can spur teachers to achieve more than they already do with students in the classroom is laughable among those who…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 17 – Nov 23

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Reason #59 for Passing Legislation It’s just really a fun project to partner with these kids to teach them about the legislative process. — Senator Aaron Osmond, on his proposal to declare the golden retriever dog breed as the official “state domestic…

Proceed cautiously, Salt Lake Tribune, but please proceed

Others here have already done a magnificent job of reviewing Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, and the questions its publication raised over conflicts of interest and journalistic ethics.  Before digging into those questions, let me say I purchased the book the minute it was announced and read it over the following weekend.  I highly recommend it to anyone interested not just in this campaign and the candidates, but Utah politics and campaigns in general.  It tells an engaging personal and political story of…

Book Review: Mia Love — The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, by Matt Canham, Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr

With Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, a biography of Mia Love by Salt Lake Tribune reporter Matt Canham,  with Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr, readers are fortunate to find a glimpse into the history and biography of Utah’s newest Representative to Congress, the first black, Republican woman to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. The book (which you can find at mialovebook.com or at the Amazon link below) is not authorized by Mia Love or her campaign. Americans should be so lucky as to have…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 3 – Nov 9

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Quotes Here… #FirstWorldCampaignProblems Best part of finishing the election: I can go to Costco w/o worry that my groceries won’t fit in my minivan bc of campaign signs. #utpol — Aimee Winder Newton (@AimeeNewton) November 5, 2014   Inappropriate Agendas Little concerned…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and the Week in Review | Sept 1-7

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from the #UTPOL and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Stop and smell the freeway Post by Greg Hughes.   And Furthermore “My leather-soled shoes might be the most uncomfortable shoes on the planet, which I didn’t know until I walked two miles round-trip to run to the dentist and back,” Hughes said. “Comfortable…

Seven Reasons It’s Getting Harder to be a Print Reporter

Reporters are being laid off in waves. Pressure from Wall Street on print media is requiring change to century old business models. And police seem increasingly willing to use force when reporters are in the way. Here are seven reasons it’s getting harder to be a First Amendment warrior in the Age of the Internet.