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How many ‘indecent’ books will be banned statewide after new Utah law takes effect in July?

Currently there are more questions than answers about how many books will actually be banned statewide once a new bill passed by the 2024 Utah Legislature becomes law. The Utah State Board of Education is now working through how to implement HB29, which takes effect July 1 and expands upon an earlier passed in 2022 that allows parents to challenge “sensitive materials” in schools. The bills’ sponsor, Rep. Ken Ivory, has been working with a group of parent activists that has been trying for several years to ban “pornographic” or “indecent” books in schools. HB29 carves ...

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Letter: Sharing a poem written for Earth Day

Pleasant View (In honor of Earth Day, April 22, 2024) My grandpa's cherries were red and sour; perfect for pies! This place was different then. There were few fences or walls to keep animals out No division among foothills and pastures Or houses scantly spread across the sprawl of ...

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