UTA shuns media coverage

UTA shuns media coverage

The Utah Transit Authority holds regular committee meetings ranging from critical issues, financial issues and current affairs. These meetings help them decide how to improve the structure of UTA, and help reduce their ongoing public scrutiny, by allowing the community to be involved. Earlier last week, UTA announced that subgroups within the committee would no […]

Is now the time to “Feel the Bern”?

Is now the time to “Feel the Bern”?

If you’re a follower of the Sanchez Chronicles, i.e., my articles, then it’s probably not difficult to observe that I lean more to the left than the right on the topic of politics. Now, don’t get me wrong here, I’m a supporter more of who has the better interest in what’s best for our country, […]

Available Jones: Time for a new Governor of Utah

Available Jones: Time for a new Governor of Utah

  Recently, Utah’s governor Gary Herbert broke the internet with a comment to lobbyists that he will ‘go anywhere’ to meet with campaign donors – for a check. Now, this isn’t news that politician’s 1:meet with lobbyists, and 2: take bribes. It’s just that this one happened to be recorded and exposed, unfortunately to Gov. […]

STD outbreak in Utah: Rise in STD’s alarms health officials

STD outbreak in Utah: Rise in STD’s alarms health officials

Recently, the Deseret News published an article reflecting on an increase of gonorrhea cases in Utah, particularly through groups that have usually been considered low-risk when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. Cases have quadrupled in the last five years, going from 310 cases in 2010 to 1,564 in 2015. Why does this matter to […]

So happy it hurts: the odd ailment of eustress

So happy it hurts: the odd ailment of eustress

I’ll be careful not to complain too much in an article about stress, because I know there are many out there who are leagues ahead of me when it comes to stressing out. They are the kind of people who, like myself, have a tendency to take on a lot of things at once and […]

Kids these days: Why millennials don’t deserve the flack they get

Kids these days: Why millennials don’t deserve the flack they get

“…A mere amusement of a very inferior character, which robs the mind of valuable time that might be devoted to nobler acquirements, while it affords no benefit whatever to the body.” This has to be a modern quote about video games, right? Actually, no. The above quote came from an article in the July 1859 […]

Rocky Mountain Power Trip: Why your electricity bill will be increasing

Rocky Mountain Power Trip: Why your electricity bill will be increasing

The Utah Senate recently approved a bill that will drastically change how you and your household are charged for electricity.  Unfortunately, it appears that the change will mean a significant increase in cost for electricity.  The Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act passed the Utah Senate by a vote of 20-7 and will now wait […]

Blake Oakey: To the Editor

Blake Oakey: To the Editor

In February I wrote a Letter to the Editor about the elections and Phil Varney for which I would like to publicly apologize. In the midst of a heated political and interpersonal conflict between myself and Phil, I wrote a letter to the paper dissecting and critiquing one of his political stances. One of the […]

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