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4:46 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hinckley Forums- Community Engagement: Service in the Sciences

Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Community Engagement: Service in the Sciences

Megan Eames, Volunteer Coordinator, Red Butte Garden
Amy Sibul, Community Engaged Learning Coordinator in Biology
Brandi Thomson, Service-Learning Student
Lindsey Nesbitt, Associate Instructor, Biology Department
Vangie Manzanares, (moderator) Teaching Biology major

Presented by the Bennion Center

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4:34 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hinckley Forums- The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why it Will Be Long

Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why It Will Be Long

Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and Masters of Public Policy, U of U

Dean Baker, Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

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2:17 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics:

Hinckley Institute of Politics

Monday, November 12, 2012

Should the U.S. Go to War With Iran?

Khosrow Semnani, Author, The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble
Senator Robert F. Bennett, (R-UT) 1993-2011; Resident Scholar, Hinckley Institute
Vice Admiral Richard Gallagher, U.S. Military Representative NATO Military Committee
Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Host/Producer “CityViews” KCPW

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5:01 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: The Police as Public Servants

SLCPD Chief Chris Burbank

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Police as Public Servants

Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Chief of Police

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Politics
2:55 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Who Won and Why

Who Won and Why - Election 2012

November 07, 2012

Who Won and Why

Dan Jones, President, Dan Jones & Associates
Frank Pignanelli, Weekly Political Columnist for Deseret News
LaVarr Webb, Publisher, Utah Policy Daily, Weekly Political Columnist for Deseret News
Doug Foxley, Attorney-at-Law Partner Foxley and Pignanelli, Nationally Recognized Political Consultant

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Politics
7:11 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Election 2012 Slideshow

Utah Republican HQ
Brian Grimmett

Take a look at some of the sights from the Utah Republican and Democratic election night HQ's. Let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments.

Politics
4:55 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Hinckley Forums- Teach for America: Closing the Achievement Gap

Teach for America: Closing the Achievement Gap

Teach for America: Closing the Achievement Gap

Cameron Beech, 2010 Oklahoma Corps Member, 2015 J.D. Candidate
Avery Seretan, TFA Recruitment Manager
Adam Wilson, TFA Recruitment Director
Logan Froerer, TFA Campus Campaign Coordinator
 

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2:31 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Hinckley Institute: The Role of Lieutenant Governor as State Election Officer

The Role of Lieutenant Governor as State Election Officer

The Role of Lieutenant Governor as State Election Officer

Greg Bell, Utah Lieutenant Governor
Mark Thomas, Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Elections

Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund


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11:08 am
Mon November 5, 2012

KUER's Election 2012 Recap

Utah Governor

Republican Gary Herbert secured his second term in office last night, breezing past Democrat Peter Cooke by more than 36,000 votes.

Just before 11 pm, General Peter Cooke arrived unexpectedly at GOP headquarters to congratulate Governor Gary Herbert on his win. Cooke said he tried calling the governor first but he didn’t pick up. Cooke later returned to the Democratic headquarters to concede, saying Utahns need to continue fighting for education.

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Politics
3:04 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

State School Board Selection Process Challenged

Utah State Office of Education

The process for which Utah elects members to the State Board of Education is shrouded in controversy. So much that two lawsuits have been filed against the state calling for an end to the method altogether. Some say it has manufactured a conservative group of education bosses that don’t represent the community. But those who support the system say candidates are better qualified for the job than ever and more willing to collaborate with state lawmakers to make tough choices.

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Politics
3:15 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Hinckley Institute: Arab Uprisings and Revolutions: An Indigenous Perspective

Hinckley Institute: Arab Uprisings and Revolutions: An Indigenous Perspective

November 02, 2012

Arab Uprisings and Revolutions: An Indigenous Perspective

Dr. Joseph A. Kechichian, CEO of Kechichian & Associates, LLC

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9:50 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Utah Attorney General's Race Draws Two Very Different Candidates

Credit Courtesy of the Utah Attorney General's Office

Next week voters will choose the next chief law enforcement officer for the state of Utah. The Attorney General is part criminal prosecutor – part political adviser and the two candidates vying for the job have very different ideas on how to do it right. 

Inside his office on the second floor of the state capitol, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says he’s ready to move on.  The 55-year-old Republican has held the job of the state’s chief legal advisor for 12 years and he’s proud of his efforts to protect Utahn’s while also navigating the political pitfalls of the job.

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Politics
10:47 am
Thu November 1, 2012

District 68: Race to Represent Rural Utah

Utah House District 68 covers a vast area of western Utah.
Credit vote.utah.gov

It’s been 20 years since Merrill Nelson served one term in the Utah House of Representatives, but this year’s legislative redistricting has given him the opportunity to seek another.  He’s a Republican who lives in Grantsville, and the new boundaries of District 68 divide Tooele County and extend all the way to Milford in Beaver County.  Most of Juab County, including Eureka, is also now in District 68, and that’s where the Democratic candidate, Tom Nedreberg, comes from.

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Politics
12:07 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

2nd District Race Remains Obscure to Many Voters

2nd Congressional District Map

Utah’s 2nd Congressional District has been overshadowed by the newly added 4th District this election year.   The race between Jim Matheson and Mia Love has attracted national attention as well as money from out of state, while candidates in the recently redrawn 2nd District have had little time in the spotlight. 

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Politics
9:34 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Utah's 8th Senate District Race Up for Grabs

Utah's 8th Senate district candidates Brian Shiozawa and Josie Valdez
Brian Grimmett

Within the boundaries of Utah’s 8th Senate district are the cities of Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, most of Murray, and a sliver of Holladay. Unlike most districts in the state the demographics of the 8th district essentially make it a toss-up between Republicans and Democrats and both candidates feel they have a shot at victory. 

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Politics
4:00 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Millcreek "City" May Foot the Bill for 2300 East Repairs

Millcreek residents occupy a corner on 2300 east.

Emotions are running high in Millcreek Township, as residents make final appeals to voters who are undecided on whether or not to become a city. This morning residents who oppose incorporation gathered near a street corner on 2300 east to address some looming financial problems they see with the proposal. But they weren’t alone, as residents who support it gathered close by. 

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12:17 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Capturing the Utah Legislature in Political Cartoons

Hinckley Institute of Politics

Capturing the Utah Legislature in Political Cartoons

Pat Bagley, Political Cartoonist, The Salt Lake Tribune

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5:36 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Lawmakers Decry Negative Campaign Ads

Alliance for a Better Utah

Two Democratic State Lawmakers joined progressive watchdog group Alliance For a Better Utah this morning to condemn what they call a barrage of negative campaign ads leading up to this year’s election. 

Senator Patricia Jones says voters should not ignore the onslaught of negative political mailers and television ads being employed during this election season.

“If we feel offended or if we have questions about something that’s been said in the campaign, we owe it to ourselves and to our democratic society to call them on it and that’s what we’re doing today," Jones said.

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4:20 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Tens of Thousands of Ballots Already Cast in Utah

Thanks to early voting and absentee ballots, 169,000 people have already cast ballots in Utah - or about 13 percent of registered voters. Those are the latest numbers on Friday afternoon from Justin Lee, Elections Specialist for the Lieutenant Governor’s office.  At this rate, Lee said, early voting may make up half of all ballots in the state.

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12:31 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Hinckley Institute Forums: Democracy at Work: Learn, Discuss, Engage

Hinckley: Democracy at Work: Learn, Discuss, Engage

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012

Professors James Curry, Samuel Handlin

Steven Johnston, Political Science Department

Professor Peri Schwartz-Shea,  Political Science Department U of U

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5:29 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Sheriff, Police Union Endorse Ben McAdams

The Greater Salt Lake Unified Police Federation and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder announced this morning they’re endorsing Democrat Ben McAdams for Salt Lake County Mayor.  The support comes a week after Winder denounced McAdams’ opponent, Republican Mark Crockett’s jail services proposal.  

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says the county does not need an autocratic leader, but rather a diplomatic one.

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Politics
11:18 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Independent Candidates Fight to be Heard in Utah

Volunteers for Joe Andrade's 2nd Congressional District campaign make signs.

Utah has three independent candidates running for Congress this election.  But most voters haven’t seen a single ad or billboard about their campaigns.  For a candidate with no funds or party support, it’s an uphill battle to get a message out.  This story looks at what it means to be an independent candidate in Utah.

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3:58 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Howell Outlines Support for Cutting Debt, Deficit

U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Howell had a chance to explain to representatives of the business community this morning his position on the nation’s debt crisis. The Democrat was the only U.S. Senate candidate present at a forum hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. GOP Incumbent Orrin Hatch declined to attend the gathering and third party candidates were not invited.

Howell says the federal government can increase revenue and cut spending by first supporting the Buffett rule, which is a $47 million tax increase on the nation’s wealthiest households.

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1:29 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Hinckley Institute: A Reporter’s Perspective of the Utah State Legislature: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

A Reporter’s Perspective of the Utah State Legislature: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Paul Rolly, Columnist, The Salt Lake Tribune

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Politics
5:53 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Civility, Civic Engagement and a More Mature Politics

Civility, Civic Engagement and a More Mature Politics

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Civility, Civic Engagement and a More Mature Politics

University of Utah Community Engagement Day as part of the Inauguration Week for President David W. Pershing

Senator Curtis Bramble
Mayor Peter Corroon
Mayor JoAnn Seghini
Kilo Zamora, Executive Director, Inclusion Center for Community and Justice
John T. Kesler (moderator) Director, Utah Civility and Community

Politics
1:31 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Salt Lake Taxi Services to Offer Free Rides for Latino Voters

Esteban Santos, Raul Ramirez, and Tony Yapias announce their plan to offer free taxi rides to voters.

Salt Lake area Hispanic organizations want to make sure that Latino voters have a voice in this year’s election and a couple of taxi companies are helping to turn that desire into reality.

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1:49 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: The Need for State and Local Government Problem-Solving

The Need for State and Local Government Problem-Solving

Monday, October 22, 2012

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

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Politics
6:10 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Who’s Going to Win and Why

Hinckley Institute Forums: Who’s Going to Win and Why

Friday, October 19, 2012

Breakfast and Politics With Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers

Co-sponsored by The Salt Lake Chamber Capitol Club


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Politics
6:05 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: U.S. - Spain Relations

Hinckley Institute of Politics: U.S. - Spain Relations

Friday, October 19, 2012

His Excellency Ramon Gil-Casares Satrustegui, Ambassador to the United States for Spain.

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12:17 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Sheriff Winder Denounces Mayoral Candidate's Jail Plan

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says Republican Salt Lake County Mayoral Mark Crockett has little understanding of how the county jail system works. Winder was responding to statements Crockett made this morning at the Salt Lake County jail about the county budget and reducing recidivism rates in the jail system.

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