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Message from Mayor John Curtis about a new Provo City Higher Education and Young Adult Advisory Board.

In response to the need to better understand student and young adult issues, we have created the the "Students of Higher Education and Young Adult Advisory Board." Its purposes include:

  • Review discuss and forward recommendations on issues, concerns, and initiatives of the students of higher educational institutions and other young adults in the Provo community.
  • Review issues, concerns, and initiatives which may relate to parking, transportation, transit, off-campus housing, recreational and leisure interests, student service opportunities, and reaching out with new media to young adult populations and encouraging civic engagement among the young adult age groups.
  • UVU's Same-sex Marriage Debate

    Yesterday Utah Valley University hosted a same-sex marriage debate between panels. Opposing same-sex marriage was Dr. Loveless from BYU and an alumni student from UVU. In favor of same-sex marriage was Cheryl Jacques former state senator from Massachusetts, and a student at the school who was also the president of the Gay-Straight alliance there.

    What I wanted to know was if anyone here had attended and what you thought about the debate.

    I understand that UVU will be putting video of the debate online so that people who missed it can watch it.

    Thanks,

    XR4-IT

    Anyone watch the presidential debates?

    So the Presidential debate was on every single “broadcast” network this past Friday. I watched a good portion of the the debate. Anyone else catch the debate?

    I have to say that I have always considered myself conservative (very conservative), however, NOT republican (at least not right now). I’m not so sure Republicans are upholding the conservative values that they should be. Anyway, I also consider myself a “swing voter.” I can’t seem to settle just yet on who I’m going to vote for.

    It's time to privatize marriage

    It seems to me the truly conservative thing to do about the marriage debate
    is to make it private.

    Marriage originated with God. What business does government really have in defining marriage anyway? Private marriage would completely separate marriage from government, doing away with its benefits for married people, gay or straight. That way anyone could get married who wanted to, religious or not, since many churches are accepting of homosexual lifestyles and don't require much if any commitment to their particular faith.

    Plus, religious freedom would be preserved, particularly the ability of religions to discriminate based on their beliefs (As we speak religions are already losing in court for not turning over their facilities to same sex weddings, for example). With this arrangement government would not be empowered to set then climate for our whole society; Marriage would be between two people and their God or non-God, as it should be.

    Statesmen (or -women), Out of Touch w/Mainstream or AnyStream Americans, Politicians, and Scum

    Both (Democrat and Republican) Presidential Hopefuls and their Running Mates could be categorized in two of the four categories listed in the title.

    Let me clear the air before I step up on my soap box. (Why is it called a "soapbox"? Might get pretty slippery...but that's a topic for elsewhere.) My declared political preference is "unaffiliated". I am the type of person who might vote for someone running in the other parties that don't appear on national TV, let alone national radio broadcasts. If they are lucky they might get a radio ad on a more localized area. Anyway to my point.

    NOTE: This is MY opinion on the character, integrity and experience of the forerunners in November's National Elections.

    DEMOCRATIC

    Barack OBAMA--Politician, Scum
    Joe BIDEN--Out of Touch, Politician

    John MCCAIN--Statesman, Politician
    Sarah PALIN--Stateswoman, Politician

    Palin chosen as McCain VP nominee! Palin vs. Biden-- what are your thoughts?

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=157&sid=4129266

    Looks like Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has been tapped as McCain's VP nominee.

    So, now that we know who to expect on the ticket come November, what are your thoughts on Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin?

    Gov. Schwarzenegger seeks to cut state workers' salaries to federal minimums in order to balance budget

    Article here:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-budget24-2008jul24,0,2620443.story

    Some of you may remember me writing about California's budget woes previously on the Pulse. California, as it stands, has a 15-16 billion dollar deficit. States and municipalities are feeling the pinch too, as property values decline and middle-class and upper-class taxpayers flee to other Western states. Several California municipalities have declared bankrupty.

    The Governor's/Republican's solution: Cut everyone's salary until a balanced budget is passed, then give back pay to the state workers.

    Democrat's Solution: Keep spending at current levels, and raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations.

    California, as it stands, is already one of the least friendly states in which to do business. The last time a tax hike was passed on the wealthy (people making more than a million a year), a fifth of them left the state.

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