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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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    Supporters gather for a rally outside the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 11, 2016, in support of a law that blocks rules allowing transgender people to use the bathroom aligned with their gender identity. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Debate: We look down on them, they look down on us ...
    [Video: Vintage BBC comedy. John Cleese and the Two Ronnies.] We take advantage of an opportunity to look good: — An Open Letter to Our Friends Do...
    Updated Apr 12 2016 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. Federal securities regulators have filed civil fraud charges against  Paxton, Monday, April 11, 2016, over recruiting investors to a high-tech startup before becoming the state’s top prosecutor. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Debate: At least our attorney general had the decency to resign ...
    Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the length of time between when a state attorney general is accused of criminal activity and when he quits. I...
    Updated Apr 12 2016 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Does porn affect behavior? Some folks hope so ...
    If only that power could be used for good... — Utah right to see porn as a public health crisis — Gail Dines | Special to The Washington Post | sltrib...
    Updated Apr 11 2016 05:15 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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    (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
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    House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah leads the questioning of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson as the committee examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House when a man climbed over a fence, sprinted across the north lawn and dash deep into the executive mansion before finally being subdued, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Debate: Utah’s Chaffetz wants states to be left alone. Except when he doesn’t ...
    The same Utah congressman who wants the feds to butt out when in comes to policing the millions of acres it owns in Utah — Chaffetz wants to get rid o...
    Updated Mar 17 2016 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Who started this firestorm?
    [Video: Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention?] I have a lawyer acquaintance who said it could be very difficult to defend even the mos...
    Updated Mar 16 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: @POTUS tweeted our #DoYourJob editorial ...
    Here’s a sentence that didn’t exist just a few years ago: “I need to embed a tweet from @POTUS onto my blog.” After I post this we’ll see if it worked...
    Updated Mar 15 2016 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Utah not the only place with air and water woes ...
    — How Portland learned its air was toxic – and failed to fix it — Rob Davis | The Oregonian “When two major American cities discovered dangerous level...
    Updated Mar 15 2016 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Utah payday lender rebuffed in Delaware ...
    We said this: — Post Office in line to replace payday lenders — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “So the Utah Legislature has taken another stab at shaving...
    Updated Mar 14 2016 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   An aerial tour of Wasatch Peaks Ranch, a 12,000 acres expanse of land in Morgan Valley, outside Ogden, which recently went up for sale for $46 million. Owned by the wealthy Bass and Holding families, the acreage is one of the largest tracts of privately held land in the Intermountain West. It has 24 peaks, 15 bowls and a two-mile stretch of the Weber River. Debate: Not that you could afford either, but Wasatch Peaks Ranch or Pooh Corner?
    — For sale for $46M: a mountainous paradise that could become home to Utah’s 15th ski resort — Tony Semerad | The Salt Lake Tribune “This pristine an...
    Updated Mar 14 2016 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A BLM sign competes with oil wells for attention along the Nine Mile Canyon National Backcountry Byway in Duchesne County, Tuesday January 19, 2016. Debate: Rural tail wags the Utah dog ...
    — Why does Utah indulge rural leaders’ claims of federal cops run amok? — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... The surprising thing about this is the ext...
    Updated Mar 14 2016 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Web articles that Utah’s ruling class hopes you don’t read ...
    — Study: teens who live near a Planned Parenthood are less likely to drop out of high school — Sarah Kliff | Vox “ ... This new research, published We...
    Updated Mar 10 2016 10:49 am   |     |   Share