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A couple of awards for your humble narrator ...

Published March 26, 2012 4:10 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Journalists like to give each other prizes. You may have noticed in The Tribune the other today that The Tribune just won a wall-full. [The late, great Molly Ivins used them as trivets.]

A couple of the Tribune's new trivets have my name on them. Both are for pieces related to last year's fuss over HB477, the bill that was poised to tear the guts out of Utah's public records law before the media and popular uprising that pushed the Legislature to repeal it.:

- "Now, it's up to you," - Editorial, March 7

... The press, meanwhile, has had its say. Now it is up to the people. For it is the people of Utah — not the Legislature, not the governor and, in many ways, not even the press — that will be harmed if HB477 becomes law. ...

- "Imaginary friends," - Personal column, May 14

Last summer, my two sons and I were driving from Buffalo to Cleveland to take in a baseball game and check out the cool collection of suits of armor at the art museum. Controversy ensued. ...

Just in case you were curious about what passes for award-winning writing these days.