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Jennifer Napier-Pearce

    Book cover for Utah Lit: 'Tributary' by Barbara K. Richardson
    Barbara K. Richardson’s novel “Tributary” celebrates independence, personal grit, the broad definition of family and wide open spaces.  On Friday at 1...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: LGBT protesters get probation, GOP considers screening candidates, Marsden retires
    GOP leaders consider a plan to screen and pick candidates rather than use the state’s new nominating process. Ten of the group of LGBT activists calle...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 09:09 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: University of Utah coach Greg Marsden on gymnastics, retirement
    In his 40 years as head coach, Greg Marsden created a gymnastics powerhouse at the University of Utah, winning 10 national titles and drawing sell-out...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 07:53 pm   |     |   Share
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
4th Congressional District candidate Carl Wimmer. The Utah Republican Party held its nominating convention Saturday, April 21 2012 in Sandy at the South Towne Exposition Center. Trib Talk: Mormon political clout, too much or just right?
    Is the LDS Church a bully on Utah’s Capitol Hill, or does the state’s dominant religion wield the right amount of political influence? On Wednesday, f...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 02:58 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Mormonism of the future
    How does a global faith negotiate cultural and sociological pressures while retaining its distinctive religious appeal? That’s a question Mormon socio...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 08:57 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Should depleted uranium be stored in Utah’s West Desert?
    Public comment on a plan that would allow EnergySolutions to bury depleted uranium in Tooele County is on hold, giving the company more time to answer...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:50 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf  l  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter (right) describes some of the Commision's findings as current Utah Governor Gary Herbert listens at left. The Commission to Optimize State Government members presented Utah Gov. Gary Herbert with its report ñ the result of a nearly yearlong effort to identify areas for increased efficiency within State government  in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Behind the Headlines: Dabakis out, Bangerter remembered, uranium plan on hold
    Political allies and opponents fondly remember former Gov. Norm Bangerter, who died Tuesday. State officials hit the pause button for public comment o...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Geek: A&E best bets for your weekend
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means, food writer Kathy Stephenson and TV critic Scott Pierce talk about mini-bottles, seafood ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: The impact of looming water shortages on Utahns
    Despite this week’s spring snowfall, state and local officials are bracing for drought and encouraging conservation. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Salt L...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: What the numbers say about Utah
    The Utah Effect - the Tribune’s series of stories highlighting statistics that help explain the Beehive state - has revealed Utah as a state with a hi...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake City School District board member Michael Clara attends a school board meeting as Trib Talk: Bennett, Clara talk about issues, discord on the Salt Lake City School Board
    Simmering tensions between members of the Salt Lake City School Board have taken a visible turn. Board chair Heather Bennett has asked for more promin...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, speaks about the call by the LDS Church for nondiscrimination, during a press conference at the state Capitol building in Salt Lake City, Tuesday January 27, 2015. Behind the Headlines: Dabakis enters, Becker goofs, Clara protests, Greenwald warns
    State Sen. Jim Dabakis throws his hat into the Salt Lake City mayor’s race while current Mayor Ralph Becker misfires on a half-way house proposal. Sal...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 08:59 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Geek: Weekend brings ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Freetown,’ Madeleine Festival
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune TV critic Scott Pierce, movie critic Sean P. Means and arts and entertainment copy editor Catherine Reese Newton talk...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: How long it takes for military veterans to see a doctor
    Despite an overhaul of the Veterans Affairs health system last year, more than five percent of veterans seeking care at the Wahlen Medical Center in S...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 04:10 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Deondra Brown on surviving sexual abuse
    It can happen to a young athlete in a locker room or a student after school. For classical pianist Deondra Brown, the sexual abuse happened at the han...
    Updated Apr 08 2015 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Who will be Salt Lake City’s next mayor?
    Incumbent Ralph Becker wants a third term, but he’ll have to beat either Salt Lake City Council Chair Luke Garrott, former state Rep. Jackie Biskupski...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
    (In this March 10, 2015 photo, Annabelle Jensen, a transgender Mormon woman, poses for a photo at her home in Springville, Utah. Mormonism, with its emphasis on the physical link between bodies and spirits and its insistence that gender is Trib Talk: Transgender and Mormon
    For Mormons, gender is central to both LDS Church doctrine and practice - men and women have distinct and eternal characteristics, men gather in pries...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 01:43 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: School accountability or teacher competency?
    Lawmakers approved a funding boost for Utah schools, but some educators find comments made during the legislative debate insulting. On Tuesday at 12:1...
    Updated Mar 24 2015 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
    Ryan Bowcutt was a guest on Trib Talk on Monday, March 23, 2015. Trib Talk: Faith crisis or BYU diploma?
    Students who lose their Mormon faith while studying at Brigham Young University can be expelled, but a group of BYU graduates is trying to change the ...
    Updated Mar 23 2015 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Best bets for weekend entertainment options
    Entertainment options abound this weekend, from a Q&A with filmmaker Tyler Measom to the final episode of “Glee” to Utah Opera’s handsome production o...
    Updated Apr 03 2015 01:05 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: Stillbirths, immigration and the flap over moving the Utah prison
    Greg Miller steps down as CEO of the Utah Jazz. A study reveals a spike in infant deaths in the Uinta Basin, but not the cause. An immigration expert ...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
    State environmental epidemiologist Sam LeFevre was a guest on Trib Talk on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Trib Talk: Why are stillbirths increasing in the Uinta Basin?
    A Utah Department of Health study has confirmed an uptick in the number of stillbirths and infant deaths in the Uinta Basin, but did not attribute the...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: What low vaccination rates mean for Utah schools
    More Utah parents are opting out of getting their school-aged children immunized, according to data compiled by The Salt Lake Tribune. On Tuesday at ...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 11:20 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Utes, Cougars and the rest in the NCAA Tournament
    With the brackets set and seeds revealed, March Madness has officially arrived. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune columnist Kurt Kragthorpe and beat r...
    Updated Mar 16 2015 12:47 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Ups and downs of the 2015 Utah Legislature
    Utah’s 2015 legislative session has been filled with controversy and compromise, from the firing squad to nondiscrimination legislation to Medicaid ex...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 09:49 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: 2015 Utah legislature wraps up
    Between the contentious Medicaid debate, the return of the firing squad, a close vote on medical marijuana and landmark legislation on LGBT rights and...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 09:49 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Geek: ‘Community’ returns, St. Pat’s Day brings local stouts
    The sitcom “Community” gets a new life on Yahoo, “The Royals” bring over-the-top soap opera to prime time and locals celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with...
    Updated Mar 13 2015 10:19 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Is Bear River Project the answer to Utah’s thirst?
    As Utah’s thirst for water grows, is tapping into the Bear River a viable option? Utah Division of Water Resources director Eric Millis, University ...
    Updated Mar 11 2015 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
    Sen. Stephen Urquhart was a guest on Trib Talk on Monday, March 9, 2015. Trib Talk: What's happening with the LGBT/religious liberties debate?
    The debate continues over a carefully crafted compromise bill that aims to ban discrimination against LGBT people while offering narrow religious-lib...
    Updated Mar 11 2015 03:19 pm   |     |   Share