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    (Keith Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Governor Gary Herbert, left, and Pamela Atkinson listen to the stories of individuals who will benefit most from his proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion,  during a panel discussion March 6, 2014 at the Fourth Street Clinic in Salt Lake City. Debate: On Healthy Utah: Bad numbers. Good numbers. Good...
    Some commentary over the weekend about Gov. Gary Herbert’s Health Utah plan to provide health insurance coverage for people too rich for traditional M...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Blue Oyster Cult was right. We need more cowbell!!
    The most popular article on sltrib.com for the last day or so. Really: — Escalation in LDS missionary welcome-home spectacles — By Ken Parkinson | For...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 04:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: American pundits tortured over torture report ...
    Reaction, and there is a lot of it, to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA torture program. — Republicans should delve into the real O...
    Updated Dec 10 2014 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Equipment in the oil fields of the Uintah Basin Tuesday, February 7, 2012, southeast of Vernal, Utah. Government agencies and and industry announced the Uintah Basin Winter Ozone Study, which intends to better understand why ozone levels occasionally soar above health-based standards in the winter. Debate: Beehive State keeps its editorial writers busy as, well, bees ...
    Utah has provided a target-rich environment for editorial writers over the last several days. To wit: — Nature no excuse for allowing harmful ozone — ...
    Updated Dec 09 2014 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Healthy, Utah?
    — Healthy Utah, sick politics — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “Gov. Gary Herbert was in a tight spot. “To his left, a federal law that promised to go a ...
    Updated Dec 08 2014 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, had a Debate: Chaffetz joins other Republicans in barking at the moon ...
    Utah’s even-more-visible young congressman, Jason Chaffetz, had a good go at the head of the Department of Homeworld, er, Homeland Security Tuesday. O...
    Updated Dec 03 2014 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Utah’s land grab success at the mercy of OPEC ...
    — Land transfer would tie Utah’s future to oil — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “Utah’s political leaders have received the analysis they sought. A repor...
    Updated Dec 02 2014 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: It’s Republican vs Republican over Utah election reforms ...
    Apparently, my legal advice to the Utah Republican Party was worth about what they paid for it. Posted Friday: — The biggest lie in Utah politics this...
    Updated Dec 01 2014 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
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At a conference on marriage at the Vatican on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, Pope Francis greeted religious leaders from around the world including Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church's First Presidency. Debate: Religious leaders gather to harrumph over other people’s choices ...
    — No middle class, no middle class morality — George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... It was a remarkable scene, what with high-ranking worthies of ...
    Updated Nov 24 2014 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, had a Debate: Utah’s Chaffetz is ready to pounce. But not, perhaps, on Benghazi...
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz didn’t have to break a sweat to win re-election to Congress from his deep red Utah district. So most of his political energy went ...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    The gloss for today’s Bagley cartoon ...
    Articles too complicated? Take in the cartoon. Cartoon doesn’t make sense? Read the articles. — House passes Stewart bill reforming EPA’s science boar...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 08:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  
Angie Palmer poses for a portrait with her car in Midvale earlier this year. She is a driver for one of the ridesharing services that faces new regulations in Salt Lake City. State Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, is working on a bill that may mean statewide rules for these companies. Blog: Rules of the road for rideshare. Or, Uber allies vs City Hall
    The ridesharing industry is getting a lot of press in the last couple of days. Here and elsewhere. Most of it bad. — Rideshare firms to SLC: Our way o...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mitt Romney speaks at a rally to support Mia Love, who is running as a Republican in Utah's 4th Congressional District. Wednesday October 8, 2014 at Thanksgiving Point. Blog: Mitt asks, ‘Who lost the last election?’ Who lost the one before that?
    Late last week, reports out of Washington put Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee on a list of politicians who were ready to do what they could — even shut down the ...
    Updated Nov 17 2014 02:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pat Bagley cartoon for Nov. 16, 2014. Blog: No, Bagley didn’t make that up. Hatch really said that about liberals ...
    Hand it to Sen. Hatch. Unlike, Mr. Spock, he does seem to have the knack of the colorful metaphors. Now ... — Ghosts of Nutcakes Past — Pat Bagley | T...
    Updated Nov 15 2014 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah eyes more sensible approaches to alcohol and other drugs ...
    — Trib Talk: Tearing Down the Zion Curtain — The Salt Lake Tribune “A new poll released earlier this week showed that 62 percent of Utahns want to get...
    Updated Nov 13 2014 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    In Kansas: Same-sex marriage. Earthquake. Literally ...
    Fred Phelps isn’t around to say this any more. So I guess I’ll have to. — Associated Press, Wednesday, 4:41 PM — Supreme Court lifts hold on same-se...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Print pundits on net neutrality ...
    Here is some punditry from print people about Internet policy. Proceed with caution: — A big voice for net neutrality — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “T...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Reading the chicken entrails of 2014 ...
    It’s all over but the punditry: — With great power ... — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... And when the new Congress is seated in January, Utah’s Hous...
    Updated Nov 05 2014 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pundits write volumes about Supreme Court’s silence on gay marriage ...
    — True healing means Utah must respect same-sex couples — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “To his credit, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert was unequivocal Monday th...
    Updated Oct 15 2014 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mike Lee’s conservative War on Poverty. Really.
    Utah’s junior U.S. senator, Mike Lee, made an interesting speech to the Sutherland Institute Wednesday. It was about how Lyndon Johnson’s War on Pover...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mike Lee’s conservative War on Poverty. Really.
    [Above: How the rich stole the recovery - Vox] Utah’s junior U.S. senator, Mike Lee, made an interesting speech to the Sutherland Institute Wednes...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Gen. Ripper, Lord Vader, Superintendent Smith ...
    “I’m taking an awful risk, Vader. This had better work.” — Grand Moff Tarkin Like the Ogden School Board before it, members of the Utah State Board of...
    Updated Oct 16 2014 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Pope Francis Marriage equality settled in Idaho, not in Catholic Church ...
    For months, the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board argued that the governor and attorney general should drop their fight to preserve their state’s vote...
    Updated Oct 16 2014 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Kitchen v. Herbert plaintiff Kody Partridge gives two thumbs up during a rally to celebrate today's legalization of same-sex marriage, Monday October 6, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Marriage equality continues to flash forward ...
    Two of the world’s major religions are showing signs of catching up to the rest of the world on the matter of gay rights and same-sex marriage. One fr...
    Updated Oct 16 2014 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bagley honoree Malala picks up Nobel, too ...
    Malala Yousafzai, an activist for education in the Muslim world, particularly for girls, Friday became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace...
    Updated Oct 16 2014 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mitt Romney speaks at a rally to support Mia Love, who is running as a Republican in Utah's 4th Congressional District. Wednesday October 8, 2014 at Thanksgiving Point. Love loves Romney, hates Romneycare ...
    A week ago Wednesday, the members of The Salt Lake Tribune’s Editorial Board sat down with Mia Love, the Republican candidate for the 4th District con...
    Updated Oct 15 2014 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve is a registered Republican. Speak no ill of the dead: Utah’s Amendment 3
    I leave to others the question of whether the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints know the mind of God. But there is evidence t...
    Updated Oct 15 2014 01:45 pm   |     |   Share