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 In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leads the questioning of then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson as the committee examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 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  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Angie Palmer poses for a portrait with her car in Midvale Thursday August 7, 2014.  Salt Lake City is issuing $6,500 tickets to drivers for the ridesharing services Lyft and Uber, contending they essentially are illegal taxi operations. 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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    The Day Formerly Known as Election Day ... Vote!
    [Above: John Oliver explains why state elections matter. It’s great. But I’m not so sure about that bit about Utah legislators throwing sticks at poss...
    Updated Nov 04 2014 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff poses behind the wheel of Jeremy Johnson's Lamborghini, in front of Johnson's jet, during a fundraiser in Southern California.
Facebook Photo Yes, that’s Mark Shurtleff on the cover of The New York Times ...
    [No, the photo above is not from The New York Times. That’s from The Tribune archives.] In the last couple of days, Utah has been mentioned, mostly in...
    Updated Oct 29 2014 11:29 am   |     |   Share
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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   |     |   Share
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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   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   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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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
UTA has a media preview ride-along on the new Sugar House Streetcar on Wednesday, Dec. 04, 2013. Opening ceremonies are the scheduled for Thursday and the public can start riding it beginning this Saturday. Western Editorials: How to, or how not to, build streetcars, read the news, run elections ...
    Editorial writers around the West are offering free advice on how to — or, as often, how not to ... Build a streetcar line: — Streetcar saga shows SLC...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:17 pm   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   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   |     |   Share