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Last Updated Jun 23, 2017 07:24AM

A little-known subplot in the drama to replace outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz is the apparent resentment between two of the three women in the Senate Republican caucus that spilled over in the GOP convention last week. Delegates chose former state …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Candidate Chris Herrod speaks at the Republican Special Convention for Utah Congressional District 3 to choose the candidate to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz, held at Timpview High School, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Rolly: Herrod loves to post doctored photos — is that the image of a congressman?
    The Republican nominated by delegates for the special-election primary ballot to replace retiring Rep. Jason Chaffetz once posted a doctored photo on ...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah’s 45th liquor store, the first built in seven years is expected to open Tuesday in West Valley City and will feature special section of liquor made in Utah. Rolly: Sorry, West Jordan, West Valley gets the liquor store and its spoils
    Because of studies showing Utah needs at least 12 more liquor stores than its current 45, lawmakers have committed to the Department of Alcoholic Beve...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Who’s giving tips to Utah reps for the Koch brothers? A former foe’s sister
    Call her the maestro. It appears Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton collaborated with the conservative Americans for Prosperity to thw...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: For Republicans, it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature, er, uh, Gary Herbert
    A 30-second commercial for Chiffon margarine that ran in the 1970s featured Mother Nature, adorned with a crown of daisies, tasting the margarine and ...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 10:07 pm   |     |   Share


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    Viewing the photo last week of Rep. Jason Chaffetz returning to the House floor from his taxpayer-subsidized foot surgery to cast a vote that would ki...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 10:17 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, as the Utah  Legislature meets in Salt Lake City, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. Rolly: Noel’s speech shows how spinning fiction becomes a fact of life in GOP’s alternate reality
    Recent editorials, op-ed contributors, columnists and news stories in The Salt Lake Tribune have documented falsehoods spouted by Utah leaders about B...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 10:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Utah County Republicans asking, ‘Where did that $5,000 go?’
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    Updated Jun 09 2017 10:17 am   |     |   Share
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