Having said all there is to be said about racist, freeloading Nevada ranchers, editorialists around the region reach for other topics:
— U. sperm-donor investigation leaves troubling questions — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial
"The University of Utah’s current administration cannot be blamed for a rogue employee and poor management at a U. fertility clinic two decades ago, but the administration’s underwhelming response is not something that can be pinned on the past. ..."
— Utah’s model for ‘smart growth’ and containing sprawl — Deseret News Editorial
" ... With regard to containing ‘sprawl,’ the key urban areas in Utah are in fact doing better than the national average. ..."
— Marijuana continues march to mainstream — Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial
"Marijuana has gone mainstream. That’s the lesson we can take from the outpouring of interest in medical marijuana businesses seen by Clark County last week. A total of 206 proposals were entered by 109 different companies for everything from dispensaries to grow houses to testing labs. ..."
— Militias, Crackpots and Zealots — Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News Editorial
"They used to be known as the political fringe. But, thanks to crackpot radio hosts, Internet conspiracy theories and a general mistrust of government, the vigilantes who call themselves "militias" have gone mainstream and are headed south to Twin Falls.
"The Idaho Lightfoot Militia is looking to recruit a ‘battalion’ in Twin Falls and has made a call for members. The organization, made up largely of former members of the military and retired police, see themselves as the last defense against federal incursion. It’s all hogwash. ..."
— Sinclair doesn’t care about its dangerous refinery near Rawlins — Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune Editorial
" ... Despite years of safety problems that have burned away skin, left scars and damaged lives, Sinclair simply isn’t doing what it takes to make the refinery a safe place to work, despite millions of dollars in fines. ..."
— Beauty and carnage in Paradise Valley — Billings (Mont.) Gazette Editorial
"Paradise Valley is where buffalo roam and the deer and antelope play. As the only year-round route into Yellowstone National Park, Highway 89 is used by more than a million park visitors annually. ... More than half of the motor vehicle crashes along that highway involve wildlife. ..."
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