The Hub Sheet – May 16, 2015

We know where you live. Utah politics: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Science vs. Football. Prison relocation chairs and public hearings, now with more Q&A. Is the USA Freedom Act a step forward for reigning in surveillance? No. No it isn’t. The biggest story of the week. The $31,000 question. The damning tape. The scandal sub-tweeting? City Weekly talks to Rep. Mike Noel about wilderness, drought, and hikers packing around bags of poo. Advances in therapeutic science are leading to a labyrinth revival. Charlie Cook says the 2016 GOP…

The Hub Sheet – May 9, 2015: The weekly read of successful people

The weekly read of successful people Joe Pyrah’s infamous news roundup The Sausage Grinder was the daily read of successful Utahns for years.  He’s back, every week day. Chronic homelessness in Utah approaching “functional zero.” Deseret Health Group closed care facilities abruptly this week, displacing hundreds in Utah and Wyoming with little explanation from CEO Garrett Robertson. Perhaps one might be found in the Robertson family’s history of fraud? NC senate bill spawns debate over teachers and free speech. Comparing price and non-price approaches to water conservation. 10 ways Jade Helm 15…

The Hub Sheet, May 2, 2015: Making twice the noise

Utah.gov redesign focuses on ‘geo-tagging’ to provide better location specific data and services. From the 18th Amendment to marijuana, see how fast America changes it’s mind in one handy chart. Will Election ’16 be the year of the Google Ads? The magic of hippo poop. Privacy, freedom of association, and political warfare. Agriculture experts say to meet water demands, the future of farming is genetically modified crops and smaller, local farms. SCOTUS same-sex marriage arguments (Audio and transcripts): Question 1, and Question 2. Jury: San Juan county commissioner guilty of conspiracy…

The Hub Sheet, April 25, 2015: Independent, But Not Neutral

Registered Political Party? Qualified Political Party? Write-ins? We’ve got your SB54 basics, right here. Utah taxpayers helping to build a shipping port… in California? Want to go to college? STEM matters. Could the Supreme Court surprise everyone with a compromise ruling on same-sex marriage? USU professor under fire for Newsweek wind-power op-ed. A drought conscious start up says they have the solution for western states: Farm-In-A-Box. What’s In a Poll: Do Utah voters really want a municipal tax hike? How political parties use fear to keep their bases active. States…

The Hub Sheet – April 20, 2015: A Clean Newsy Newsletter For the Home

[Ed. note: A wily subscriber asked, and yes, each of our newsletter titles is an actual, or slight variation on an actual slogan used by real a newspaper in history. “A Clean Newsy Newspaper for the Home” was used by the Beaver, PA Daily Times in 1892.  Anyway, the links!] A new Healthy Utah poll. Utah’s labor force continues to expand. A majority of a key 2016 voting block for both parties has two clear top concerns: Immigration reform and climate change. Sen. Weiler: 10 things you need to know about the Utah…

The Hub Sheet – April 6, 2015: Utah’s most popular newsletter with this name.

Utah’s most popular newsletter with this name. Hub contributor Shon Harris writes about two new social media platforms that may change the 2016 campaigns. A woman gave birth while stuck in presidential motorcade gridlock. THE CLAW MACHINES ARE RIGGED… but not they way you assume. “I have experience with Utah criminal law.” Ya don’t say. People who read fiction make better friends, says science. The thing about the line that Mitt Romney made conservatives stay home 2012 is it was, is, and will remain not true. Salt Lake Tribune Trib Talk on…

The Hub Sheet – March 6, 2015

Six Days.  Six long, grueling days. Six days, and six bills to watch. Fuel cells, next-gen robots and printable organs? Top 10 emerging technologies in 2015. Why stop at Bitcoin, Utah Reps? Utah Democrats try to get Healthy Utah its vote, ignite fireworks in House. What is the single most successful industry of the past 100 years? Hint: Madsen isn’t running a bill on it but you can still smoke it. The good intentions of, and problems with HB277. The dark side of food. “Online car sales cut out the middle…

The Hub Sheet – March 2, 2015

The final stretch. Did you know in Salt Lake County it’s illegal to walk on the street with a violin in a paper bag?  Now you do. The Supreme Court, today, hears arguments over the power of citizens to take redistricting away from legislatures. Utah State Auditor John Dougall is a reading machine. The iPhone vs. Disruption Theorists. Trib editors have harsh words for Speaker Hughes. Big Nuke lobbying for carbon taxes so it can compete with Big Oil? This man is credited with 15,000 Wikipedia edits, and all of them fixing incorrect use…

The Hub Sheet – February 24, 2015

Take a deep breath. Sutherland Institute’s Bill Duncan warns that non-discrimination language could lead to day to day gender swaps. Utah GOP Chair spells out opposition to Count My Vote.  Valid beef, or much ado? What do you think? Let us know in the comments. FedEx refused to ship a digital mill that makes untraceable guns. Editorial: Keep Utah’s research pipeline flowing. White House appoints first ever US Chief Data Scientist. How gun control led to the Bill of Rights. What is up with the Pioneer Park Coalition? Two Utah senators called…

The Hub Sheet – Friday February 20, 2015

Another week, survived. The Future of Work: Technology and the Workforce. Rep. Anderson says HB160 (cyclists and drive-thrus) was necessary because SLC Council wouldn’t work with business owners. Skillz: Watch Sen. Hillyard explain the entire budget process in 4 minutes, and the revenue numbers in 2. Gas tax: We’ll end up with the roads we’re willing to pay for. Sen. Dayton supports citizenship tests for diplomas, and encourages you to try your own hand at the test. Picking up steam in 1870, the transportation revolution was a tipping point for global…