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George Pyle
George Pyle has been a newspaper writer in Kansas, Utah, Upstate New York, and now Utah again, for more than 30 years - most of it as an editorial writer and columnist. Now on his second tour of duty on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, he has also done a stretch as a talk radio host, published a book on the ongoing flaws of U.S.agricultural policy and, in 1998, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. His most active bookmarks are Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens and Tina Brown. And he still thinks the Internet can be used for intelligent conversation and uplifting ideas.

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(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Autumn and Naveen Pammi hold a photo of Rusty Saturday, October 6 2012 in North Salt Lake. The family's golden retriever, Rusty, died suddenly in August as a pest company was spraying a hazardous herbicide at their neighbor's house next door. The incident has prompted the couple to speak up about the dangers of pesticides and support another valley resident's efforts to get Utah to adopt a neighbor notification law
Fast-acting pesticides need fast-acting rules ...

Well. That was quick.

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Should Utahns alert neighbors to pesticide use? — By Judy Fahys | The Salt Lake Tribune

Family sounds alarm after dog dies; official notes notification would be costly.


Post a warning: Chemical poisons taken too lightly — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial


Pesticide concerns prompt Utah lawmaker to propose bill — By Judy Fahys | The Salt Lake Tribune

Law would require neighbors to be notified when pesticide is to be sprayed nearby.

... [State Sen. Gene] Davis said Wednesday that he was spurred into action after reading The Salt Lake Tribune’s account of the plight of his neighbor, Elva Jensen, and a family in North Salt Lake whose healthy dog dropped dead immediately after a pest-company worker sprayed a neighbor’s yard.

Of course, an issue brought to light by The Salt Lake Tribune and picked up by a Democrat may be DOA in the Republican-controlled Utah Legislature. We shall see ...

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