Discover Utah again
Shine a light into dark corners and cockroaches will scramble. This is a fitting metaphor for what journalism can provide when it is serving the highest ideals.
There are hidden agendas, hidden profits, projects, and deals—roaches—that can directly affect or infect our lives.
These hidden cockroaches feed on our communities, our environment, and our quality of life and, sadly, often we only discover the cockroach infestation once it’s too late.
It’s the job of journalists to ask difficult questions and shine the light into dark corners and expose where infestation (corruption) is happening.
Lately, it seems that the roaches have made a feeding frenzy out of Salt Lake City.
We have an inland port issue that caused a riot last month. Residents are enraged because there is a complete disconnect between what we want Salt Lake City to be and what developers and corrupt politicians want Salt Lake City to become.
Salt Lake City should be known as the marketing we use to promote our city: “Ski Town USA.” International shipping hub doesn’t fit our image.
Why would we want to sacrifice our quality of life, our clean air objectives to have thousands of additional semi-trucks on our roads?
I would love a good answer to this question.
Governor Herbert called the rioters “terrorists.”
Governor Herbert doesn’t want to examine their point and realize that this is what happens when there is a lack of public involvement and a departure in considering public opinion when making government policy.
Our mayor doesn’t want to sit at the same table with the governor or the legislature, so there was no compromise or discussion, but instead a lawsuit.
This month Salt Lake City residents will be deciding on who will be the next mayor of Salt Lake City.
The Utah Stories Show podcast has become a forum for discussion about the most important issues facing Utah.
They both oppose the inland port and the rewriting of cannabis legislation by the Church. The city is at odds with the state. This needs to be fixed.
In this issue, besides digging deeper into local politics, we shine the light on hidden gems.
Check out the great places to eat; wonderful road-side places to stop.
We encourage you to slow down and find the lesser known spots and enjoy the best of local Utah at our upcoming Made in Utah Festival August 24 and 25.