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Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

By Kennedie Starr

September 10, 2019

Many people think of the Great Salt Lake as shallow, smelly and somewhat useless body of water. With lackluster opportunities for fishing or boating — although some open water enthusiasts enjoy challenging swims within it - the lake seems more a source of endless brine flies and shrimp than anything els...

Starr: Keep the Stars in Sight for Better Health

Starr: Keep the Stars in Sight for Better Health

By Kennedie Starr

September 5, 2019

  While it may not be one of the better known environmental issues, light pollution is an entire area of degradation in and of itself. It creates many challenges for an environment just as pollution does for the land we walk on and the water we sometimes drink. Much of the impact that light pollution...

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

By Kennedie Starr

August 1, 2019

  Earlier this month, protestors gathered to speak up against the controversial inland port, a future development project which would transform northwest Salt Lake City into a global import and export hub. The inland port would likely increase air and rail traffic through the state and is bein...

Starr: Kanab and Kane County Should Reject Sand Mining Water Service

Starr: Kanab and Kane County Should Reject Sand Mining Water Service

By Kennedie Starr

July 30, 2019

  Kanab is a city located along the Arizona-Utah border, where the Southern Red Sands mining company is currently seeking water rights from the city. The water would be used as a major component for the proposed mining operation to acquire, process and transport a naturally occurring quartz sand ...

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

By Kennedie Starr

July 18, 2019

  Last month, Utah state legislators and stakeholders held this year’s first meeting of the Criminal Code Evaluation Task Force. The purpose of this group is to study and make recommended changes to criminal penalties in the Utah Code related to aggravated murder, tax fraud and other crimes....

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