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Last Updated Sep 1, 2015 09:34PM

With little fanfare, a jury convicted Raymond Jesus Marquina of aggravated robbery last week, and, because two or more people were involved in the crime, he faces 10 years to life when he is sentenced Oct. 9. What’s significant about …

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  • Rolly: After a lightning strike changed his career path, Fred Ball took Utah’s business world by storm
    The recent death of longtime Salt Lake Chamber President Fred Ball brought to mind a favorite story he used to tell that demonstrated the self-effacin...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Trump’s treatment of reporter reflects the horrors of the past
    Nearly 30 years ago, Utah native Evan Mecham was the controversial governor of Arizona, fighting for his political life against allegations he violate...
    Updated Aug 30 2015 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Remembering Elly Muth, Republican workhorse, champion of mavericks
    In politics, there are show horses and workhorses. Candidates and party bosses are the ones reporters seek out for quotes, the ones asked to keynote...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Salt Lake City sending mixed messages on handicap parking
    I wrote last week about Jeff Griffin, who received a ticket in Salt Lake City for not properly displaying his handicap placard when he parked in a des...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:36 am   |     |   Share


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    Updated Aug 25 2015 07:35 am   |     |   Share
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    Just when it seemed Davis County Republicans were boomeranging back toward the center from what seemed to be as an extreme political swing to the righ...
    Updated Aug 21 2015 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Aug 21 2015 07:35 am   |     |   Share
  • Watch: Paul Rolly Roast, featuring Utah politicians getting their chance to rib Tribune columnist
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    Updated Aug 21 2015 08:50 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: More parking pains — sticking handicap placard in wrong place can prove costly
    Jeff Griffin lost use of his legs 20 years ago and has relied on a wheelchair ever since. As such, he is entitled to a handicap placard allowing him ...
    Updated Aug 19 2015 08:37 am   |     |   Share
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    It was spring 1966, when a smug little bureaucrat at Skyline High looked me in the eye with a Snidely Whiplash sneer and said, “Give me one good reaso...
    Updated Aug 17 2015 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • A watch tower is seen in front of the Wasatch facility during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool) Rolly: Utah Democrats lose prison fight, just like 30 years ago
    What a difference 30 years makes. The Utah Legislature’s Prison Relocation Commission announced Tuesday the site of the new state correctional facilit...
    Updated Aug 14 2015 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker talks to friends and supporters at his home in Salt Lake City Tuesday August 11, 2015.  Rolly: Heavy U. traffic prompts city to close street where Salt Lake City’s mayor lives
    Some Salt Lake City motorists have complained that when traveling east on South Temple, as they pass Virginia Street nearing the University of Utah, t...
    Updated Aug 15 2015 05:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah County GOP wants purity test for Republican legislators
    A disconnect is growing between the leadership of the Utah County Republican Party and many of the officeholders elected by that rock-red county’s con...
    Updated Aug 12 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Mark Shurtleff • Former Utah Attorney General Rolly: With Shurtleff as his lawyer, pal loses his appeal — on every point
    I recently wrote about embattled former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s YouTube ad touting himself as an experienced defense attorney and offer...
    Updated Aug 10 2015 07:19 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Aug 14 2015 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker talks to friends and supporters at his home in Salt Lake City Tuesday August 11, 2015.  Rolly: Heavy U. traffic prompts city to close street where Salt Lake City’s mayor lives
    Some Salt Lake City motorists have complained that when traveling east on South Temple, as they pass Virginia Street nearing the University of Utah, t...
    Updated Aug 15 2015 05:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Aug 12 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
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    I recently wrote about embattled former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s YouTube ad touting himself as an experienced defense attorney and offer...
    Updated Aug 10 2015 07:19 am   |     |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Rolly: Did Fox manipulate GOP debate with eye on November 2016?
    The presidential debate on Thursday, dubbed by some cynics as the Fox News primary, has been fraught with controversy for months because of accusation...
    Updated Aug 08 2015 07:27 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Darrin Jackson, who works in operations at the Road Home in Salt Lake City, mops the floor of the men's sleeping area Thursday, August 6, 2015. Rolly: Shelter’s answer to Salt Lake City’s homeless problem: homes
    The Road Home is a growing public concern because of the visible crime surrounding the Salt Lake City shelter and the plight folks see with the homele...
    Updated Aug 06 2015 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah’s constitutional score: Religious rights 1, school dress code 0
    Many Utah politicians have been vocal about losing religious rights when forced to accommodate secular customs that interfere with faith. Much of the...
    Updated Aug 05 2015 07:28 am   |     |   Share
  • (Paul Rolly  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Kay Adams is at the Avalon Valley Rehabilitation Center in South Salt Lake. Adams says she contracted a dangerous flesh-eating bacteria while homeless at The Road Home shelter in Salt Lake City. Rolly: Homeless woman reveals hidden health hazards at Salt Lake City shelter
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    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Republican rhetoric today mimics that of 65 years ago
    The outrage among Republicans toward Donald Trump for his attacks on fellow Republican John McCain’s war record understandably has been met with some ...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Paul Rolly: Sick raccoon leads woman through bureaucratic hoops
    Jessica Lind lives in the Poplar Grove area of Salt Lake City near the Jordan River, so she is used to seeing wildlife in the area. But she became c...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Kids don’t get a discount at Hillary’s Utah bash — get the picture?
    It will cost $2,700 to have your picture taken with Hillary Clinton at her Utah fundraiser next week. Even if you’re just 5 years old. Lifelong Utah...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Look who supports keeping the name ‘Negro Bill Canyon’ ­— the NAACP
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    Updated Jul 27 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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