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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Julie admitted to a male neighbor that she was having doubts about her faith after he noticed she didn’t seem very happy at church. That’s when he began blackmailing her, forcing her to go on dates, attending church with her and making advances on her, threatening to tell the Honor Code Office.  Brigham Young University students are required to remain in good standing with religious institutions. Debate: Sex crimes, gender and porn in Utah ...
    — How BYU should deal with its sexual assault scandal — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... But as the people who are in charge of Brigham Young Univers...
    Updated May 23 2016 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    “Keep the sound down,” reads a placard in a subway car travelling beneath the streets of New York City, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has launched a campaign extorting their riders to be more considerate of each other. The MTA, which oversees a subway system that transports about 6 million riders every weekday, began putting its signs in the subways in late 2014 after it received numerous complaints from riders about such things as space hogging, passengers eating pungent foods during their commute and others grooming themselves. (AP Photo/Verena Dobnik) Debate: Other cities fuss over their public transit agencies ...
    From the Things Are Tough All Over Department: It seems the Wasatch Front is not the only rapidly growing area where folks are upset [UTA needs to bre...
    Updated May 19 2016 10:06 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Holly Jorgensen, Roy, chants with a group of protestors against common core hold signs outside the the Utah Office of Education, Friday, August 8, 2014 Debate: Utah is a target-rich environment for editorial writers ...
    — Utah County Sheriff’s Office not above the law — Provo Daily Herald Editorial “... It’s bad enough that Deputy Edwin Randolph, the subject of a leng...
    Updated May 17 2016 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Tribune file photo  The Salt Lake Tribune)   newsroom, 1915. Debate: You don’t have to spend millions to preserve a free press ...
    You don’t have to spend millions to preserve a free press ... — Your subscription makes a difference — Jerry Mitchell | The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-...
    Updated May 13 2016 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Maranda Brooks stands outside a payday loans business that she frequented in the past Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Cleveland. Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together expansive, first-ever rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers from falling into a cycle of high-rate debt. Analysts often point to Ohio for its complicated history with payday loans:  Ranking fourth in the nation in the share of people who took out payday loans, at 10 percent, Ohio also was third among states in the number of consumer complaints to the CFPB about payday loans, behind Texas and California. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Debate: Google agrees with Tribune on payday lenders ...
    I wish we could take credit for this: — Google will stop carrying payday lending ads — Ken Sweet | Associated Press | Salt Lake Tribune “Internet gian...
    Updated May 11 2016 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Coal is piled up at the Levan transfer facility along Interstate 15--south of Nephi. Utah Community Impact Board awarding a $50 million loan to four coal-producing counties to build a deep-water port in Oakland, Calif. that would be a shipping point for Utah coal. We want to illustrate Utah’s current coal industry chain and points that might have between 1 and 3 million tons of coal moving through them in the future. Debate: Fossil fuel death watch, Episode 7 ...
    Today’s entry in the race to the bottom between Fossil Fuels and Fossil Newspapers. The Los Angeles Times is on to us: — If coal is too dirty for the ...
    Updated May 10 2016 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Garnet Edwards Jr. walks on a street while volunteering for a nonprofit community organization in the business district on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Welch, W.Va. ’There’s no place like home. We’re always going to be here,’ said Edwards, a native of Welch. ’All it takes is one person to keep caring.’ (AP Photo/David Goldman) Debate: Fossil vs Fossil, Part 6
    Trying to go blow by blow on the decline of newspapers and the decline of oil and coal. Today, its mostly the fossil fuel industry that’s in the news....
    Updated May 09 2016 04:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Fossil fuels vs Fossil newspapers, Part 5 ...
    This one sounds really familiar. Only worse: — The plot to save the Pioneer Press from its hedge fund owners — Mike Mullen | City Papers “ ... The old...
    Updated May 04 2016 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This April 29, 2014, file photo, shows an Exxon sign at an Exxon gas station in Carnegie, Pa. Low oil prices have helped cost Exxon its pristine ’AAA’ credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, a label it held for over six decades, S&P announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Debate: The race to the bottom: Fossil fuels vs fossil news, Part 4 ...
    ­ — Report: Coal demand drops in almost all U.S. states — Gretchen Frazee | PBS News Hour “Coal use has dropped in all but two states since 2007, a ne...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Protecting public lands ...
    — Noel’s conspiracy theory is insulting — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “Debates over public policy, especially matters as important as how to manage mi...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 30, 2007, file photo, a shovel prepares to dump a load of coal into a 320-ton truck at the Black Thunder mine in Wright, Wyo. The mine is owned by St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc. which says its Chapter 11 filing will not affect employee pay or benefits while the company reorganizes its debt. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File) Debate: Fossil vs Fossil, Part 3 ...
    Keeping track of the parallel declines of fossil fuel and fossil newspaper industries. — T. Boone Pickens says America’s oil industry is ‘dead in the ...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Julie admitted to a male neighbor that she was having doubts about her faith after he noticed she didn’t seem very happy at church. That’s when he began blackmailing her, forcing her to go on dates, attending church with her and making advances on her, threatening to tell the Honor Code Office.  Brigham Young University students are required to remain in good standing with religious institutions. Debate: BYU Honor Code story makes nationwide headlines (but you read it here first)...
    Some of us remember how the task of selecting a college involved lots of letters and catalogs coming in the mail. These days, of course, it’s all abou...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Prince Sultan bin Salman talks to a Associated Press reporter at the ArabianTravel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  A day after Saudi Arabia outlined sweeping reform plans, the top prince spelled out for the first time in an AP interview how the kingdom aims to make tourism an important element of its shift toward less reliance on oil.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) Debate: Fossil News vs Fossil Energy, continued ...
    Following up on — Debate: The future of fossil newspapers ...[vs fossil fuels] — George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune Two big companies are fighting ov...
    Updated Apr 26 2016 12:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    A pedestrian asks for directions outside the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, Monday, April 25, 2016. Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Debate: The future of fossil newspapers ...
    — Newspapers decline but oil will be valuable for decades — Laura Nelson | Governor’s Office of Energy Development | For The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... T...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles to the crowds as she rides with Prince Phillip, not pictured, in a open top car to celebrates her 90th birthday in Windsor, England, Thursday, April, 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Debate: Does it mean anything that Prince died on the Queen’s birthday?
    [Video: From Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies, 2004. It’s been said that “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was written by George Harrison, recorded ...
    Updated Apr 21 2016 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: No sex, please. We’re Utahns ...
    It shouldn’t have surprised me that showing the movie “Deadpool” would get the folks at Brewvies in trouble with the Utah DABC. — Brewvies cited for s...
    Updated Apr 20 2016 05:27 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake County delegates and poll watchers Chalese Craig and Kent Winder had an impromptu swing dance while waiting for Utah House district 30 volunteers to begin counting ballots between incumbent Fred Cox and newcomer former West Valley Mayor Mike Winder at the Salt Lake County Republican Convention, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Cottonwood High School. Debate: Utah convention delegates cling to unwarranted power ...
    Those of us who find the Utah caucus and convention system undemocratic in the extreme haven’t changed their minds after Saturday’s county conventions...
    Updated Apr 18 2016 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   Utah’s 13 national parks and monuments are featured prominently in the new film, ’National Parks Adventure 3D,’ narrated by Robert Redford. Debate: Congressional ‘Anti-Parks Caucus’ is heavy with Utahns ...
    Just in time for National Parks Week, celebrating the 100th anniversary of America’s Best Idea: The Center for American Progress has outed what it cal...
    Updated Apr 13 2016 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Nursing professor Julie Valentine shares findings from a new study where she looked at the processing of 1,874 sexual assault kits, also known as rape kits during a press conference at the BYU Broadcasting Building. Thursday, April 7, 2016. Debate: Evidence in rape cases shouldn’t sit on a shelf ...
    [Video: Samantha Bee explains it all.] Before we go any further, there’s got to be a better way to label these packages than “rape kits.” It sounds li...
    Updated Apr 11 2016 01:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This March 10, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside PayPal’s headquarters in San Jose, Calif. PayPal said on Tuesday, April 5, 2016,  it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Debate: Bigotry bad for business ...
    When I said this: “ ... For Utah politicians, who are often heard to say that they are all about good management and economic growth, that was a reall...
    Updated Apr 05 2016 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    A man uses a cardboard box to carry a baby in the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. More than 2,000 refugees and economic migrants wait at the small village of about 100 inhabitants every day to be let into Macedonia, from where they continue through Serbia and Hungary to seek asylum in wealthier European countries. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos) Debate: Reaching out to refugees ...
    — Dealing with refugees is no job for the faint of heart — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, April 3, 2016 “The LDS Church is far from the only tradition —...
    Updated Apr 04 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Ben Affleck as Batman, left, and Henry Cavill as Superman in a scene from, ’Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice.’ (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) Debate: Superdelegate vs Bernieman
    — I am honoring my responsibility as a Democratic superdelegate — Patrice Arent | For The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... My position as a superdelegate is ba...
    Updated Apr 04 2016 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Debate: Utah abortion law inspires another round of snarky headlines
    A bill signed into law by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert the other day — the one requiring the use of anesthesia in most abortions when the fetus is more than...
    Updated Apr 01 2016 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Utah out to pour good money after bad coal ...
    It would be nice to think that Utah is so much smarter than the rest of the world that, while all the smart money is getting out of coal — even the Ro...
    Updated Mar 29 2016 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kristin Maloney read another 100 pages of her book in the 1.5 hours it took her to reach the front door of the school. Lines and wait times were long at the Democratic caucus at Mountain View Elementary School as both registered party members and unaffiliated voters cast their ballots, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Debate: More harrumphing over last week’s Utah caucuses ...
    — Is it time to make way for Modern Whig Party? — St. George Spectrum Editorial “ ... If Trump becomes the standard bearer of the party, if he is the ...
    Updated Mar 28 2016 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Josh Romney, son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives at the GOP caucuses at Cottonwood High School on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to vote absentee for his father who is in Washington D.C. Debate: Want Trump derailed? Thank a Mormon ...
    Donald Trump is well on his way to winning the Republican presidential nomination. But he’s not there yet. If Trump does fall short of the necessary n...
    Updated Mar 24 2016 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Lines and wait times were long at the Democratic caucus at Clayton Middle School as both registered party members and unaffiliated voters cast their ballots, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Debate: Democracy is worth waiting for. But this is ridiculous ...
    [Check out this cool video of the looooong line at one Salt Lake City caucus location.] — High voter turnout a good problem to be solved — Salt Lake...
    Updated Mar 23 2016 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) Debate: New York Times catches up on Utah’s support of domestic terrorists ...
    The editorial page editor of The New York Times has noticed which side Utah’s congressional delegation is on: — Republicans Channel the Bundys With Fe...
    Updated Mar 23 2016 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to the media about events in Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, near the Capitol in Washington. Cruz said he would use the ’full force and fury’ of the U.S. military to defeat the Islamic State group.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Debate: Herbert backs Cruz. Cruz backs police sweeps of ‘Muslim neighborhoods.’ Is Cruz better than Trump?
    A troubling series of events: 1) Gov. Gary Herbert signs the law adding an “In God We Trust” license plate to Utah’s selection of standard tags: — ‘In...
    Updated Mar 22 2016 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Utah, it’s your turn to vote ...
    — Odd election year amplifies Utah’s voice — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... It would be a shame if the usually ignored voters of Utah did not take ...
    Updated Mar 21 2016 05:30 pm   |     |   Share