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    Shot by police, in Utah and in Canada ...
    In Salt Lake City, the City Council — and not a few members of the public — aren’t too crazy about the number of people — and dogs — that have been ki...

    Updated Oct 23 2014 05:30 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    (Courtesy of Susanne Nilsson)
An email to Utah State University threatened Keeping up with the Sarkeesian story ...
    One thing that liberals, Democrats, independents, non-Mormons — you know, Tribune readers — like to complain about is that the LDS Church controls pub...

    Updated Oct 22 2014 12:41 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State University students and faculty rallied in support of feminist writer Anita Sarkeesian, who was supposed to address the campus until an author of an email threatened bloody mayhem on the campus if she was allowed to speak, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 outside the Glen Taggart Student Center on the campus of Utah State University.  Sarkeesian cancelled her appearance on both the threat — and a state law that allows conceal-carry permit holders to be armed at events in public venues. Utah State mess brings #Gamergate to light ...
    Yes, it would be fun to think it’s all about goofy old Utah. But the big news from Logan — which made Page One of The New York Times today — grows out...

    Updated Oct 17 2014 09:54 am   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Game critic Sarkeesian avoids Utah due to foolish gun laws. Utah looks bad in global media ...
    Utah is in the news worldwide again today. And not for the best of reasons. — Utah’s laws place gun rights over free speech: Cancellation gives Utah a...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 04:27 pm   |   0 comments   |   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   |   0 comments   |   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   |   0 comments   |   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   |   0 comments   |   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   |   0 comments   |   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   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    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   |   0 comments   |   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   |   0 comments   |   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   |   0 comments   |   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   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Damned if you shoot (SLC Police). Damned if you don’t (Secret Service) ...
    Side by side on the front page of today’s Salt Lake Tribune: Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill ruled that the Aug. 11 fatal shooting of a yo...

    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:40 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Blockbuster Pro Publica/This American Life scoop on Goldman Sachs. *Crickets*
    You can read the text below, and follow all the links, and really understand this news about how the Federal Reserve utterly failed in its duty to reg...

    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:40 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Mr. and Mrs. Clooney get married. For real, this time ...
    [Above: Classic Python, from a time when two (or more) men getting married to one another was only a joke.] To the great joy of the paparazzi, movie...

    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:39 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Beards at BYU. Like the Star-Bellied Sneetches?
    It says here that there is a petition by a Brigham Young University student to allow the wearing of beards at the LDS-owned school. — BYU student asks...

    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:37 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    BBC Election Night, the way we still think of it ...
    The first television program I remember watching was Election Night 1960. I’ve been hooked on election coverage ever since. Tonight, thanks to the In...

    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:33 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow leaves the Salt Lake County Jail after being arrested earlier in the day on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. For immediate release: InstaPunditry on Swallow and Shurtleff arrests ...
    — Shurtleff and Swallow will have their day in court — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “The gears of justice sometimes grind slowly. “In Utah Tuesday, tho...

    Updated Jul 15 2014 02:09 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    On marriage equality, courts strive to catch up with the rest of us ...
    The basic constitutional question that is at the nub of most big Supreme Court issues is not so much the merits of any particular question. It is abou...

    Updated Sep 23 2014 02:16 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Western Pundits: Blessed are the peacemakers ...
    A little “Can’t we all just get along” sugar from the editorial writing community today. On the border, among police officers, for the sage grouse, in...

    Updated Jul 10 2014 12:07 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Pot good. Booze bad. Speed kills. Sometimes ...
    Here’s what you learn from reading more than one news source. Sunday’s Salt Lake Tribune editorial holds out hope that, with enough real science, we m...

    Updated Jul 07 2014 12:49 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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The edited Wasatch High yearbook photos of students. That sounds familiar: Secret meetings in doughnut shops, airbrushed cleavage, net neutrality ...
    These news items strike a familiar note: Apparently, the new go-to place for having conversations about government corruption is your local doughnut s...

    Updated Jul 03 2014 04:58 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Bye-Bye to Krugman, Collins, Kristof, et al. ...
    OK. So it’s a little bit embarrassing that the Washington Post got this news about us before we thought to put it out ourselves. But, then, those guys...

    Updated Jul 01 2014 04:04 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Utah Editorials: Bad highways, bad bugs, bad students, good schools, depression ...
    — UDOT would be wise to shelve West Davis highway — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “The Utah Department of Transportation has made a wise decision by del...

    Updated Aug 13 2014 01:18 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Home destroyed by landslide at Parkway Dr. in North Salt Lake. Residents returned to homes  August 6, a day after a landslide destroyed the home and others evacuated. Slippery slopes: Booze, porn and collapsing houses ...
    There are houses that slide down hills: — Utah law should crack down on unsafe building sites — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “People who like to build ...

    Updated Aug 12 2014 01:24 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
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    Doing good, doing bad, with and without religion ...
    — The good and the bad hide behind religion — George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... Of course, what the law and any religion have in common is tha...

    Updated Aug 11 2014 03:52 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share