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    Ryan Jones, left, and Ruben Vallejo kiss after getting married during a rally in response to the Supreme Court marriage equality decision Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Trib Talk: How the SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage affects Utah couples
    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote to legalize same-sex marriage. While some rejoiced by saying “love wins,” others, including stat...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 12:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trent Seubert, left, holds a sign stating that 165,000 people would lose healthcare coverage, as the words Trib Talk: How SCOTUS decision affects Utah health care
    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act, affirming that the federal government can provide tax subsidies to tho...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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LDS Church photos of its temple garments, which faithful members wear beneath their clothes. Trib Talk: “Ted 2,” DABC permits and a Mormon TV character wearing garments
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means, television critic Scott Pierce and food writer Kathy Stephenson talk about the latest in ...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 12:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    Behind the Headlines: Prosecutors ask feds to take over Swallow, Shurtleff cases, Republicans give cash to Lyman’s legal defense, how SCOTUS ruling affects Healthy Utah
    The two prosecutors in the criminal cases against former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff want the feds to take over. Utah polic...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 09:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Who should the Jazz draft?
    On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune sports columnist Kurt Kragthorpe and reporter Tony Jones join Brennan Smith to talk about the NBA draft and which p...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 01:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Racism in Utah
    Days after the massacre at a black church in Charleston, S.C., Utahns are considering recent racially charged incidents closer to home, including an a...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Paying for pricey search and rescue efforts
    More than 2,600 people sprained an ankle, got lost or otherwise needed help while recreating in National Parks last year . On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., ...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 02:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: How much are you willing to pay for transportation?
    Cities are lining up to ask voters for a quarter-cent sales tax hike to pay for local roads and mass transit. But with the upcoming gas tax hike start...
    Updated Jun 22 2015 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff charges reduced, public speaks out on prison relocation and Democrats ask Rep. Miller to step down
    Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff faces reduced charges. Residents say the Prison Relocation Commission is not listening. Rep. Justin Miller...
    Updated Jun 19 2015 09:01 am   |     |   Share
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    Trib Geek: ‘Inside Out,’ Real Salt Lake and dog restrictions at SL Co. restaurants
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means, television critic Scott Pierce and food writer Kathy Stephenson talk about the latest in ...
    Updated Jun 22 2015 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Who will pay for Lyman’s ATV ride?
    When San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman led a protest on ATVs through Recapture Canyon last spring, it caused $400,000 in damage, say federal inv...
    Updated Jun 18 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk Live: ‘Mormon Rivals’ event tonight at The Leonardo
    On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Tribune reporters Matt Canham and Thomas Burr discuss their latest book, “Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, the Huntsmans and the Pu...
    Updated Jun 17 2015 11:14 am   |     |   Share
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Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, left, appears in front of 3rd District Court Judge Randall Skanchy with his attorney Rick Van Wagoner at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Monday, June 15, 2015. Trib Talk: Charges reduced against Shurtleff
    The nine felony charges filed against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff were reduced to five yesterday, as Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlin...
    Updated Jun 17 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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Former Salt Lake City police chief Chris Burbank appears on Trib Talk on Monday, June 15, 2015, where he spoke about his recent resignation Trib Talk: Former SLC police chief Chris Burbank on resignation and tenure
    After nine years as Salt Lake City police chief, Chris Burbank abruptly resigned last week, prompted by how he handled sexual harassment claims agains...
    Updated Jun 15 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Chris Pratt, in a scene from the film, Trib Talk: Game of Thrones, Jurassic World and SLC Farmers Market
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means, television critic Scott Pierce and food writer Kathy Stephenson talk about the latest in ...
    Updated Jun 12 2015 02:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    Behind the Headlines: Romney summit, Burbank leaves and the impending prison relocation
    Mitt Romney holds his annual summit in Park City with GOP presidential hopefuls. The Salt Lake City Council looks to add social workers and bicycle co...
    Updated Jun 12 2015 09:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Learning curve for veterans court
    Judges, law enforcement and mental health professionals are re-assessing veterans court after a veteran involved in the six-month-old program shot and...
    Updated Jun 11 2015 10:35 pm   |     |   Share
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Sophomore Ben Stubbs takes notes while studying a math lesson  from his laptop at Kaysville charter school Career Path High Tuesday September 10.   All 175 students were assigned an Apple laptop for the school year. Trib Talk: What changes to charter school funding could mean to you
    The way charter schools get their funding is changing, thanks to House Bill 119 which passed during the last legislative session. On Wednesday at 12:1...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Is crime actually down in Salt Lake City?
    Residents on the east side of Salt Lake City say police officers are too concentrated on the west side. Along with several members of the City Council...
    Updated Jun 03 2015 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Rep. Ivory, accused of fraud, responds to allegations
    A D.C.-based watchdog group alleges that Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, is scamming local governments of taxpayer dollars to benefit the American Land...
    Updated Jun 02 2015 03:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: ‘Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, The Huntsmans and the Pursuit of Power’
    Once allies with longstanding family ties, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. parted ways after Huntsman endorsed Sen. John McCain in his failed 2008 pr...
    Updated Jun 02 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
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Author Laura McBride poses for a portrait at The Kings English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Utah Lit: “We Are Called to Rise” by Laura McBride
    The lives of an eight-year-old immigrant boy, a soldier dealing with the horrors of war and a middle-aged woman facing an unwanted phase of life inte...
    Updated May 29 2015 01:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Behind the Headlines: Prison site short list grows shorter, audit shows DABC needs improvement, lawmaker wants to expand death penalty
    The Miller family pulls its land from the short list of sites for a new prison. Rep. Paul Ray wants to expand the death penalty. Yet another audit sho...
    Updated May 29 2015 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Trib Talk: How to improve the DABC
    The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control needs better accounting controls, more training for managers and improved data-entry practices, acco...
    Updated May 28 2015 02:07 pm   |     |   Share
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Rep. Paul Ray (R-Clearfield) speaks during a Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee meeting about the Federal 1033 Program in the House Building Wednesday September 17, 2014.  The Federal 1033 Program distributes surplus military weapons and equipment to local law enforcement agencies. Trib Talk live now: Should sex traffickers get the death penalty in Utah?
    State Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, wants to include child-sex trafficking in the list of crimes that qualify for the death penalty. On Wednesday at 12...
    Updated May 27 2015 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk live: What will be the role of bicycles in bike-friendly Utah’s future?
    Utah has been ranked No. 5 on a list of bicycle-friendly states by the League of American Bicyclists, thanks to safety programs, bike lanes and a stat...
    Updated May 27 2015 07:40 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo released by Disney shows, Thomas Robinson, as young Frank Walker, in a scene from Disney's Trib Geek A&E Roundup: #ThanksDave, ‘Tomorrowland’ and local TV ratings
    At 12:15 p.m. Friday, Tribune TV critic Scott Pierce, movie critic Sean P. Means and arts and entertainment reporter Kathy Stephenson talk about the w...
    Updated May 26 2015 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    Behind the Headlines: Swallow faces new charge, prison move draws critics, SLC east side lacks cops
    Prosecutors line up witnesses and file a new money-laundering charge against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Attendees at a public forum on...
    Updated May 22 2015 09:01 am   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Tesla and the Utah auto market
    Tesla Motors built an auto showroom in Salt Lake City that it can’t use, thanks to Utah law that prohibits carmakers from owning dealerships. But Tesl...
    Updated May 21 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trib Talk: Utahns weigh pros and cons of medical marijuana
    Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert said he’s changed his mind on medical marijuana, saying he’s open to the idea if science shows it’s an effective treatmen...
    Updated May 20 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share