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Pondering single-payer healthcare

By: Doran Barton on 2015-11-15 at 06:27:03

Tonight, the Democrats running for president had a debate. Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont spoke about his single-payer healthcare plan which would effectively eliminate the health insurance marketplace in the country. Sanders argued that it would also lower costs for medications, procedures, etc. which are currently very expensive in a comparison to costs in other countries.

And he's ...

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Deep diving into the Herriman Hills Initiative

By: Doran Barton on 2015-10-10 at 17:50:50

On the mail-in ballot due November 3 in Herriman City is the Herriman Hills Initiative. This is an important referendum for Herriman City that, on the surface, seems quite straightforward but it isn't. There are many layers to this issue and I'm hoping this article will help voters understand better what this initiative represents.

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Absolutely vote NO on Proposition 1

By: Doran Barton on 2015-10-09 at 19:46:08

For residents in Salt Lake County, there is a tax increase proposition on the mail-in ballot due November 3: Proposition 1. I strongly urge all residents to vote NO on this proposition.

If passed, this proposition would raise sales taxes on purchases in Salt Lake County by 0.25 percent and the revenue generated is to be used to fund transportation projects including:

  • Roads (surprise) ...

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Herriman city council candidate answers: City operations

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-30 at 01:51:47

I would like to sincerely thank the four candidates for taking the time to address my questions. I have included links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages below.

Here is my ...

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Herriman city council candidate answers: City lobbying

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-30 at 01:33:39

I would like to sincerely thank the four candidates for taking the time to address my questions. I have included links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages below.

Here is my original ...

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Herriman city council candidate answers: Secondary water

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-30 at 01:13:31

I would like to sincerely thank the four candidates for taking the time to address my questions. I have included links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages below.

Here is my original ...

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Herriman city council candidate answers: Economic development

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-29 at 18:52:32

I would like to sincerely thank the four candidates for taking the time to address my questions. I have included links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages below.

Here is my original question for the candidates on the topic of the economic development:

Apparently, Herriman isn't a sure bet for economic development since the roads through Herriman don't take ...

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Herriman city council candidate answers: High-density housing

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-29 at 04:51:53

I would like to sincerely thank the four candidates for taking the time to address my questions. I have included links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages below.

Here is my original question for the candidates on the topic of the high-density housing:

Talk to anyone who has lived in Herriman for some time and you'll hear about high density housing, apartments,...

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Herriman city council candidate answers: Transportation

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-29 at 00:57:12

I would like to sincerely thank the four candidates for taking the time to address my questions. I have included links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages below.

Here is my original question for the candidates on the topic of the transportation:

Herriman City has very limited public transportation service provided by Utah Transit Authority in the form of one ...

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Herriman city council candidate answers: Herriman Hills initiative

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-28 at 23:19:13

I would like to sincerely thank the four candidates for taking the time to address my questions. I have included links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages below.

Here is my original question for the candidates on the topic of the Herriman Hills initiative:

Herriman is flanked on the south by undeveloped, wild hills. There are some trails on some of the south ...

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Herriman city council candidate answers: Blackridge Reservoir

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-28 at 16:09:11

I would like to sincerely thank the four candidates for taking the time to address my questions. I have included links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages below.

My question to the Herriman city council candidates for district #4 about Blackridge Reservoir was the following:

Blackridge Reservoir has been a hot topic this year and has been covered in the news ...

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Questions for Herriman city council candidates

By: Doran Barton on 2015-07-16 at 00:16:19

Four candidates are running for the District 4 seat of the Herriman City Council. I've sent the following questionnaire to all four and hope to get good responses from each of them. I won't endorse one of them if I don't get a response from them.

Political spectrum test

Since the city council race is non-partisan, it's not fair to ask you what political party you most closely associate ...

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An explanation of Net Neutrality

By: Doran Barton on 2015-02-27 at 06:55:44

Just this week, the Federal Communications Commission determined they had the authority, under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 (which was created to regulate the telephone system), to regulate the Internet service provider industry. This is what has been called "Net Neutrality."

I have long supported one particular aspect of President Obama's original proposal for Net Neutrality ...

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My review of the film 'America: Imagine The World Without Her'

By: Doran Barton on 2014-07-09 at 04:40:47

Tonight, I attended a screening of America: Imagine The World Without Her at the Draper, UT Cinemark theater. Accompanying me were my wife and two of our children (10 and 13).

The theater the film was shown in was a small theater that ...

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Carefully considering the opt-in-for-porn proposal

By: Doran Barton on 2013-11-21 at 06:09:17

There is a petition hosted at the WhiteHouse.gov website asking that Internet service providers provide a mechanism whereby users must "opt-in" if they want to access pornographic content on the Internet.

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