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Today's word on journalism

Monday, March 6, 2006

"Neutrality in journalism means refusal to take sides. Many newspapers are neutral with regard to certain issues. Hardly a newspaper exists which is completely neutral upon all issues. Such a newspaper would be regarded as spineless. Just as the individual cannot escape taking sides against evils in life, so the newspaper necessarily has convictions against crime, corruption, and other evils in public affairs."

--George Fox Mott, journalism professor, in "An Outline Survey of Journalism," 1940

Wellsville signs on to regional council idea
The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to accept a resolution to create a Cache Valley Regional Council to address issues affecting Cache Valley residents. / By Liz Lawyer

Nibley council decides not to decide on fire department issue
A proposal for a fire department in Nibley was met with no specific decision from the City Council Thursday night. / By Ranae Bangerter

Cornish drafts subdivision ordinance
The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing Thursday to revise the draft of the new subdivision ordinance. / By Katie Smedley

North Logan says no to state options for highway corridor
The North Logan-Smithfield corridor became a heated topic again at Thursday's City Council meeting. / By Diana Hurren

After lengthy discussion, Paradise approves access to subdivision
A miscommunication between the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission made for a long discussion at Wednesday night's council meeting. / By David Baker

Wellsville council wants sidewalks but can't agree on who'll pay
The City Council discussed the possibility of establishing "improvement districts" in Wellsville in which sidewalks would be required to be installed in front of all developed property. / By Liz Lawyer

Richmond swears in new youth council
There's a new council in town as of Tuesday night. Thirteen members of the city Youth Council, including a new youth mayor, Melody Jensen, were sworn in by Mayor Michael Hall at the City Council meeting. / By Brooke Barker

River Heights will build monument to honor fallen war vets
The City Council unanimously passed a motion Tuesday to support the Lions Club in an effort to erect a monument to the city's war veterans who were killed in action. / By Ben Walker

Hyrum council addresses problems with 'hazardous' Blacksmith Upper Dam
The City Council heard a proposal Thursday to start an investigation into the condition of Blacksmith Upper Dam, which the federal government deemed hazardous in a letter sent to the council. / By M. Cory Broussard

Cornish accepts bid for water project
The Town Council accepted a bid Thursday from Allied Construction for a new water project. / By Katie Smedley

Historic Wellsville tabernacle needs repairs
The plaster on the walls of Wellsville's 98-year-old Tabernacle is peeling and there are dark water stains on some of the ceilings. Despite several renovation projects in the past few years, the historic landmark is still in need of repair. / By Liz Lawyer

Media watchers holding their breath as open-records revisions head toward a vote
Imagine having only one phone number available to the public to contact the hundreds of faculty members at Utah State University. / By Marie MacKay

Smithfield will sell bonds to raise money for water tank
Water revenue bonds will be available to residents in April to raise money for a new water tank. / By Di Lewis

Spring-like weather causes burst water pipe at apartment complex
Three inches of water flooded the underground parking at Kampus Korner, a housing facility on 800 East, when the water pipe that feeds the fire system broke Thursday. / By Megan Sonderegger

Millville planning committee discusses installing survey monuments
City planner Greg Scott told the Planning and Zoning Committee Thursday that the mayor has requested survey monuments be put in at the time of building new subdivisions. / By Shauna Smith

Lewiston council sends protest about Legislature's land use amendment
A resolution was enthusiastically approved during Tuesday's City Council meeting in which members declared their opposition to Utah Senate Bill 170, a land use amendment which strips power from city authorities to regulate planning and zoning within city borders. / By Megan Sonderegger

Millville considers installing intersection monuments on streets
Surveyor Jeff Hansen made a proposal to the City Council at Thursday night's meeting to have a monument system installed in Millville city. Monuments, he said, should have been built as the city was built. / By Shauna Smith

North Logan residents unhappy about proposed road to Smithfield
Local landowners attended last week's City Council meeting to fight the most recent plan proposed for the North Logan-Smithfield corridor. / By Diana Hurren

Nibley council focuses on improving city communications
Over an hour of presentation of ideas and discussion of updates to the city's communication plan dominated the City Council meeting Thursday night. / By Ranae Bangerter

Paradise council sends subdivision request to planning commission
Differences in city and county development procedures complicated discussion at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting. / By David Baker

Providence council votes 3-2 to approve cul-de-sac
The City Council came to a resolution, after several hours of discussion Tuesday night, on their intentions for improvement of traffic conditions on 100 South from 200 West to Highway 165. / By Taylor Scott

Hyde Park planning commission to hear parking complaints
A few disgruntled neighbors can air their grievances over parking business vehicles at home during an upcoming public hearing, Hyde Park's Planning Commission decided Wednesday. / By Brad Plothow

Four file for ASUSU president; complete list of candidates
Excited candidates filed in the TSC auditorium Monday to discuss rules and regulations in beginning this year's ASUSU elections. / By Megan Sonderegger

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