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Congressman Matheson fights to protect downwinders from future testing

Read about the reintroduction of legislation sponsored by Congressman Matheson to permanently end nuclear testing.


Mayor Corroon welcomes public to cabinet meetings

Find out how you can join Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and his cabinet every other week to provide feedback as a Salt Lake County resident.


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Karen Shepherd Internship Program to end Last Updated on 2011-07-05 00:00:00 After 15 years offering internships to more than 185 students to work on the local, state, and federal campaigns of Utah’s Democratic candidates, the Karen Shepherd Internship Program is closing its doors. As of July 1, 2011, there will be no more internships offered. Thanks to the many candidates from all corners of the state who received Shepherd interns and mentored them as they worked on campaigns through the years; and to the universities, colleges, and high schools who supported our interns by giving them class credit. Our goal was to build expertise and leadership skills within Utah's Democratic Party and to help the best Democratic candidates win their elections. We hope we succeeded. All questions may be directed to: Utah State Democratic Party 825 N 300 W, Suite C400 Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Phone: 801-328-1212 Website: www.utdem.org Email: [email protected] More »
Craig Axford to lead Citizens Education Project Last Updated on 2010-01-08 16:23:28   After nearly four and one-half years with the Utah State Democratic Party, Deputy Director Craig Axford has taken a position as the Executive Director for the Citizens Education Project (CEP).  Axford came to the Utah Democratic Party as party of then DNC Chairman Howard Dean’s 50-state program in September of 2005.  Over the course of Axford’s time with the State Party he has organized state conventions and caucus meetings, worked with local county parties and traveled much of the state for county conventions and other events.  “We are sorry to see Craig go,” said Chair Wayne Holland.  “We wish Craig all the best in his new job and are confident he will do a great job.”  CEP co-founder and board member Steve Erickson welcomed Axford as the organization’s new executive director saying, “Craig will bring new energy, a new perspective and... More »
PARTY LINES: What does the recent terrorist attack say about U.S. security? Last Updated on 2010-01-01 16:14:39 On Christmas Day, a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 (en route from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Detroit) allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device on his body setting off a fire as the plane made its final approach to Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Because of this incident the Clipper has asked the following: What does this foiled attack indicate about our national security? Has the government become lax on terrorism? Do security measures need to be beefed up or is this just an example that every threat cannot be stopped? And, who is responsible and what should be done next? On Dec. 29, 2009, President Obama said that preliminary information has surfaced that raises some concerns, with one of those concerns being that the father of the suspect warned U.S. officials in Africa about his son’s extremist views but that that warning was not effectively distributed to get the... More »
New Lie On Bank Reform Last Updated on 2009-12-11 12:56:16 Opponents of financial reform, after huddling with banking lobbyists, are now circulating a story that the reform bills are nothing more than more bailouts for the big banks. In fact the bills do the opposite, and have a mechanism for shutting banks down instead of bailing them out in the future. But the bank lobbyists and their paid-for allies in the Congress understand that the public just hates the bailouts, so they are trying to direct that hatred to try to kill a bill that would ... prevent bailouts. Here's how it works: If focus groups showed that the public overwhelmingly loathed green cheese, the reform opponents would be circulating a story that a bill to regulate green cheese actually forces everyone to eat it. Until the public catches on that this is how lobbyists and their allies work, this is how the game will be played. From yesterday's story, House Democrats Defend Effort... More »
President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech Last Updated on 2009-12-10 07:19:39  THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                     December 10, 2009   REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE   Oslo City Hall Oslo, Norway   1:44 P.M. CET   THE PRESIDENT:  Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, distinguished members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world:  I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility.  It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations -- that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate.  Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.   And yet I would be... More »