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Last Updated May 26, 2015 10:41PM

Eric Moutsos is fast becoming the “Where’s Waldo?” of Utah news. You remember Moutsos. He is the former Salt Lake City police officer who resigned from the department after he was placed on paid leave for refusing to ride his …

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  • Rolly: Kitchen-Sbeity wedding means a lot to us, even more to them
    Sunday’s marriage at the Gallivan Center capped a decades-long struggle for equality in this land of opportunity and was celebrated as a political vic...
    Updated May 26 2015 03:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: GOP Count My Vote foes lost big at Davis Convention
    The adage “What goes around comes around” seems to apply to the ousting that Davis County Republican delegates applied to their party chairman, Phill ...
    Updated May 22 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Investors shun the gun, but Utah legislators love it
    If a Wall Street hedge fund worries about scaring off investors by owning the manufacturer of a gun used in mass murders, the gun should come to Utah,...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Cop who bucked Pride Parade played a bit part in Romney-Holyfield bout
    Three weeks ago, I had never heard of Eric Moutsos. Now, through some weird cosmic phenomenon, he keeps popping up as a newsworthy character — even t...
    Updated May 20 2015 08:38 am   |     |   Share


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Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield box at the Rail Event Center Friday May 15, 2015.  Holyfield won after Romney threw in the towel after two rounds. Friday's Romney-Holyfield showdown raised over $1 million for CharityVision, a 20-year-old nonprofit dedicated to saving the eyesight of impoverished people in developing nations. Rolly: Charity that inspired Romney-Holyfield fight is a hit in poor nations
    The idea that led to Friday night’s Mitt Romney-Evander Holyfield “fight for sight” began when CharityVision’s CEO was still in the womb and Holyfield...
    Updated May 18 2015 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Schools superintendent is a careful creation of the right wing
    When Brad Smith was appointed superintendent of public schools after a controversial selection process by the State Board of Education last fall, I co...
    Updated May 15 2015 06:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mitt Romney and former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield square off before weighing in at Xcel Fitness Thursday May 14, 2015 .Romney will fight former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in the marquee event Friday night at the Rail Event Center near the Union Pacific Depot in Salt Lake City on May 15. Rolly: Fight of the Century II? Hardly, but Romney, Holyfield ready to trade jabs for charity
    Mitt Romney tried to look as mean and tough as he could, standing toe to toe with five-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and staring g...
    Updated May 15 2015 07:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: So will Utah lawmakers help a sick child left uncovered by their inaction?
    Here’s a challenge for all the Republican legislators who have blocked any meaningful health-care reform and refused to pass Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healt...
    Updated May 13 2015 07:31 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah universities plunge even further in sexual-health resources
    Utah universities rank among the nation’s worst when it comes to accessibility to sexual-health resources and information available to students on cam...
    Updated May 11 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah’s future religious-liberty bills will have a new poster boy: cop who balked at Pride Parade duty
    During a debate between then-Rep. Trisha Beck and LaVar Christensen, who was trying to win back the seat he previously had held, Christensen touted hi...
    Updated May 08 2015 06:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah lawmaker finally responds — once campaign cash is offered
    Mark Besendorfer, a 60-year-old elementary school teacher, impresses on his students the importance of involvement in their representative government ...
    Updated May 08 2015 10:35 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: In same-sex marriage debate, Utah med students question prof’s ‘strange science’
    Fifty-six University of Utah medical students signed a letter to medical school professor Richard Farnsworth concerning his signature on a hotly dispu...
    Updated May 05 2015 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The highs and lows of Utah’s license-plate censors
    John and Sharon Lamont have a two-person Western music band named Rydin’ High, and since 1990 they have sported a vanity license plate, “Rydn Hi,” to ...
    Updated May 04 2015 11:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Does chairman’s ‘Star Chamber’ proposal violate GOP by-laws?
    Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans’ proposal to require that GOP candidates go through a Star Chamber-like vetting process to prove their pol...
    Updated May 01 2015 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah lawmaker finally responds — once campaign cash is offered
    Mark Besendorfer, a 60-year-old elementary school teacher, impresses on his students the importance of involvement in their representative government ...
    Updated May 08 2015 10:35 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: In same-sex marriage debate, Utah med students question prof’s ‘strange science’
    Fifty-six University of Utah medical students signed a letter to medical school professor Richard Farnsworth concerning his signature on a hotly dispu...
    Updated May 05 2015 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The highs and lows of Utah’s license-plate censors
    John and Sharon Lamont have a two-person Western music band named Rydin’ High, and since 1990 they have sported a vanity license plate, “Rydn Hi,” to ...
    Updated May 04 2015 11:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Does chairman’s ‘Star Chamber’ proposal violate GOP by-laws?
    Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans’ proposal to require that GOP candidates go through a Star Chamber-like vetting process to prove their pol...
    Updated May 01 2015 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
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Protesters kiss while standing in Temple Square, Sunday 7/19/09. In solidarity with Derek Jones and Matthew Aune, arrested and handcuffed July 8 for a display of public affection on Main Street Plaza, protesters have organized a second Rolly: Remember the gay kiss on Mormon plaza? Well, cop who refused Pride Parade duty wrote that citation
    Eric Moutsos, the former cop who resigned from the Salt Lake City Police Department after he was suspended for refusing to ride his motorcycle in the ...
    Updated May 01 2015 07:29 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah cop who refused Pride Parade duty finds a home with Sutherland Institute
    The Salt Lake City police officer who was placed on paid leave last year after refusing to ride his motorcycle in the Pride Parade has taken a fundrai...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
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Michelle Turpin speaks during a party to show unity, love and celebrate all Utah families at Club Sound Wednesday June 26, 2013. Rolly: Utah ‘Capitol 13’ protester risked a lot to stand up for LGBT rights
    It took years of frustration for Michelle Turpin to risk her freedom, her reputation and her livelihood to stand up for what she believed was right an...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Republican vetting idea is latest act of desperation
    Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans’ proposal of select GOP committees vetting potential candidates before they could be certified Republicans ...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 06:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Carpe diem — BYU seizes the day and the top Latin prizes, again
    As a die-hard Utah fan, I hate to say it, but the Cougars have drubbed the Utes — again. In Latin. The tri-school competition pitting the University ...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Super-PAC ads boost Mike Lee, send message to potential rivals
    I was watching CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday when an ad appeared urging viewers to thank Sen. Mike Lee for the bang-up job he has done in his first term...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 08:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Rolly: Mike Lee’s super-PAC buddy lands in super-hot water
    With the recent news that Sen. Mike Lee appears to have scared off potential Republican opponents with his ability to raise a boatload of money from s...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Lee, Love beneficiaries of special interest politics
    Two stories in the Salt Lake Tribune this week send the disturbing message that politics in the United States has become so cynical, so special-intere...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
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