Above: They can't ban this.
- Banning books: Intolerance spurs witch hunt - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial
... The Davis County School District is now targeting books for children that portray families headed by same-sex parents and a book with the message that bullying of homosexual teenagers is wrong. In Davis County, it seems, book banning based on intolerance is alive and well.
The issue was prompted by a parent’s complaint about an acclaimed book titled In Our Mothers’ House that was chosen by librarians specifically because there are children in the district with two same-sex parents. Librarians, rightly, wanted to make those children feel included and also wanted to help other children understand that various types of families are all acceptable. Totally Joe, about a gay teenager who is bullied, glimpses the suffering of gay teens, who all too often take their own lives.
Now the district is on a witch hunt, asking district librarians to report other books with gay or lesbian characters. ...
- School districts shouldn't ban books - Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News Editorial
... While no one is pointing to the children’s book "The Dirty Cowboy" as a literary classic, they also should not be calling obscene the funny story about a naked cowboy chasing his dog who won’t give him back his clothing. And the Annville-Cleona School Board made a mistake — twice — by banning it from schoolchildren. ...
- Fifty Shades of Grey banned in Maryland county - The Baltimore Sun
- What's that smell? - Provo Daily Herald Editorial
Something's rotten in Utah Valley, that much everyone agrees upon.
And now some local officials want to take legal action to make the problem go away -- literally.
Pleasant Grove, American Fork and several local business owners have banded together to sue the Timpanogas Special Service District over sewage plant odors that have been hanging in the air for years. ...
- City water quality tribute to efforts of two 'water warriors' - Tulsa (Okla.) World Editorial
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