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Jason Chaffetz Expected To Resign From Congress June 30

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is expected to step down from Congress June 30.

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Utah Representative Mike Noel Calls For Probe of Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

bears ears

Utah lawmaker Mike Noel has called for Attorney General Sean Reyes to probe the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition.

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 27, 2016

Boise, Idaho

Today in New West news: craft beer in the Treasure Valley, federal land bills before Senate subcommittee (including one about Owyhee wildernesses), and medical marijuana in Utah.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 8, 2016

Downtown Denver

Today in New West news: Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50, Utah sues federal government over sage grouse, and Arcadia Power offers services to Bozeman residents.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 8, 2016

Today in New West news: Bozeman’s new mayor outlines plans for the city, predicting atmospheric inversions in Utah, and the changing face of Denver’s renting class.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 17, 2015

wind power, wind turbines, clean power plan

Today in New West news: Colorado energy companies rejoice at omnibus spending bill, Syringa Valley project slated to bring 2000 homes to Boise, Idaho; University of Utah researchers isolate new fruit fly gene, and downturns in the rare earth industry hit one Lakewood-based company hard.

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GoUtah!’s Statement on Supreme Court Hearings

This came in just as I was posting the last story. I asked N.W. Clayton, communications director of Utah's gun rights group Gun Owners of Utah (GoUtah!) to comment on the recent Supreme Court hearings concerning the Heller Case in Washington, D.C. GoUtah! bills itself as "Utah’s Uncompromising, Independent Gun Rights Network." It's motto is, "No Compromise! No Retreat! No Surrender! Not Now! Not Ever!" Obviously a group which takes the "shall not be infringed" end of the Second Amendment seriously. Seeing as I believe the Second Amendment guarantees me the right--excuse me, spells out my obligation--to purchase and keep antitank weapons (as if I had that kind of money), I find myself in agreement with GoUtah! As far as their statement goes, I got much more than I bargained for. Here it is in its entirety: In chapter 11 of Abbey's Road [1979, Penguin Books, New York], Edward Abbey writes: "The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military. The hired servants of our rulers. Only the government - and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."

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