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Utah Case Highlights Need for Separation of Medicine and Law Enforcement

Utah Case Highlights Need for Separation of Medicine and Law Enforcement

. By Thomas L. Knapp In July, Salt Lake City detective Jeff Payne violently abducted Alex Wubbels, a nurse at University of Utah Hospital. Most accounts don’t put it that way — they use the word “arrested” instead — but Wubbels was released without charges because Payne’s actions were clearly an extralegal physical power play […]

Alex Wubbels, Utah nurse, forcibly arrested while reading policy to cop: ‘Somebody help me!’

Alex Wubbels, Utah nurse, forcibly arrested while reading policy to cop: ‘Somebody help me!’

Salt Lake City police are facing a public relations disaster over a video of a detective who arrested nurse Alex Wubbels at University Hospital as she explained its policy on blood draws. Body cam footage taken July 26 after an car accident shows Detective Jeff Payne forcibly arrest Ms. Wubbels as she explained the hospital’s […]

Former Moorpark Resident–Author Tom Baldwin: A Pictorial of Utah’s Cedar Breaks National Monument

Former Moorpark Resident–Author Tom Baldwin: A Pictorial of Utah’s Cedar Breaks National Monument

By Tom Baldwn It is hot where we live but up on the top of the nearby Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 10,300 feet it’s still spring. I went up and took pictures about 15 miles from where I live. The drive is a little farther because the road snakes its way up to […]

Utah Legalizes Lemonade Stands and Other Businesses Run by Kids

Utah Legalizes Lemonade Stands and Other Businesses Run by Kids

Lemonade stands have always been a classic example of youngsters exercising their entrepreneurial spirit – and now, thanks to a new piece of legislations, kids in Utah will no longer have to worry about their operations being shut down by the cops. SB 81, a law that was signed by the Gov. Gary Herbert on […]

Rare Gray Owl Spotted in Utah for First Time in 30 Years

Rare Gray Owl Spotted in Utah for First Time in 30 Years

The Great Gray Owl is the biggest owl in the world – and it hasn’t been seen in Utah for 30 years. Utah resident Amber Watkins-Olpin was driving through Mountain Green last week on her way to work when she saw a huddle of residents gathered on the side of the road. Curious as to […]

Commentary: Obama’s Land Grab Will Not Stand. I Will Fight It

When I questioned Interior Secretary Sally Jewel at her confirmation hearing, nurse she promised me President Barack Obama would not designate a national monument unless there was widespread support from the local population. Unfortunately, viagra order President Obama ignored that promise and designated a monument in San Juan County yesterday. But this is no time […]

When Autumn is just around the Corner

When Autumn is just around the Corner

Former Ventura County resident, Tom Baldwin, takes his camera to Cedar Mountain near his new home in Utah, to give us a snapshot of Autumn.  Though in our environs Autumn comes with a whisper, or the heated breath of Santa Anas, it graces our ex-patriot’s home with a flash of color. From Tom: “Awoke again […]

Utah v. Strieff: SCOTUS Fuels a Dangerous Fire

Utah v. Strieff: SCOTUS Fuels a Dangerous Fire

By Thomas L. Knapp The US Supreme Court’s majority opinion in Utah v. Strieff, issued on June 20, is the latest in a long line of rulings expanding the powers of police at the expense of everyone else. Such expansions represent a clear and present danger to the public … and when resistance to the […]

Utah’s Porn Resolution is an Obscenity

Utah’s Porn Resolution is an Obscenity

By Thomas L. Knapp On April 19, Utah governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution passed and forwarded to him by both houses of the state’s legislature: “[T]he Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein, recognizes that pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health […]

When the Autumn Falls–Welcoming the Season

When the Autumn Falls–Welcoming the Season

From the photographer Tom Baldwin: It’s fall again, and the mountains are at their prettiest. but it is cooling fast now and the leaves are not just changing but dropping. Soon the limbs with be bare. In fact, we had our first snow of the season last night at the higher elevations at around 10,000 […]

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