Olympics Blog - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Blogs/tribtalk Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Trib Talk: UTA defends against audit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58339614-71/tribtalk-uta-transit-audit.html.csp Legislative auditors hammered Utah Transit Authority after a year-long study, concluding the mass transit agency cut deals with developers, has incurred massive debt and overpays its executives. UTA rejected the findings, arguing the agency is recognized as a national transit leader and that its pay scale is less than similarly-sized agencies. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., UTA board chair Rep. Greg Hughes and Sen. John Valentine join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the audit’s conclusions and... Legislative auditors hammered Utah Transit Authority after a year-long study, concluding the mass transit agency cut deals with developers, has incurred massive debt and overpays its executives. UTA rejected the findings, arguing the agency is recognized as a national transit leader and that its pay scale is less than similarly-sized agencies. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., UTA board chair Rep. Greg Hughes and Sen. John Valentine join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the audit’s conclusions and... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58339614@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:01:26 MDT Trib Talk: Tainted water, wildlife and air quality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58335516-71/tribtalk-sltrib-com-wildlife.html.csp Contaminated wastewater from oil and gas mining along the Colorado border is flowing into evaporation ponds in Utah, endangering wildlife and releasing toxic chemicals into the air. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Division of Air Quality director Bryce Bird and former Grand County Commissioner Chris Baird, now of the Canyonlands Watershed Council, join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about why the Grand County violations went unregulated for years and how widespread the environmental issues could... Contaminated wastewater from oil and gas mining along the Colorado border is flowing into evaporation ponds in Utah, endangering wildlife and releasing toxic chemicals into the air. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Division of Air Quality director Bryce Bird and former Grand County Commissioner Chris Baird, now of the Canyonlands Watershed Council, join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about why the Grand County violations went unregulated for years and how widespread the environmental issues could... 58335516@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:54:08 MDT Trib Talk: Moderate Mormon women speak out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58325834-71/tribtalk-women-mormon-sltrib.html.csp The excommunication of Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly has not silenced LDS women as some feared. Rather, moderate Mormon women are finding more acceptance and more willingness to speak out on the role of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., author Neylan McBaine, blogger Cynthia Lee and Segullah editor Shelah Miner join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the emerging voice of moderate Mormon feminists. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can... The excommunication of Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly has not silenced LDS women as some feared. Rather, moderate Mormon women are finding more acceptance and more willingness to speak out on the role of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., author Neylan McBaine, blogger Cynthia Lee and Segullah editor Shelah Miner join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the emerging voice of moderate Mormon feminists. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can... 58325834@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:01:56 MDT Trib Talk: Emmy Awards, movie and TV previews http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58323383-71/tribtalk-talk-movie-com.html.csp Who will win Emmys at the 66th annual event Monday night in Los Angeles? Tribune television critic Scott D. Pierce, movie critic Sean P. Means and food writer Kathy Stephenson talk about the Emmys, movies, MTV VMAs, Top Chef, Doctor Who, bad tippers and more. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+ or texting 801-609-8059. jnpearce@sltrib.com Twitter: @jnpearce Who will win Emmys at the 66th annual event Monday night in Los Angeles? Tribune television critic Scott D. Pierce, movie critic Sean P. Means and food writer Kathy Stephenson talk about the Emmys, movies, MTV VMAs, Top Chef, Doctor Who, bad tippers and more. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+ or texting 801-609-8059. jnpearce@sltrib.com Twitter: @jnpearce 58323383@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:50:45 MDT Behind the Headlines: Gun laws contested, UTA salaries underreported, Park City waits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58322639-71/sltrib-com-www-csp.html.csp The Second Amendment Foundation puts Utah cities and towns on notice for their gun laws. Utah’s state school board is in turmoil, even as student test scores dip. Park City continues hoping for a settlement between two ski resorts locked in litigation. UTA corrects salary information, which previously did not include retirement benefits. And Salt Lake City police chief Chris Burbank says the fatal shooting of a resident is on tape. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Lisa Schencker and Chr... The Second Amendment Foundation puts Utah cities and towns on notice for their gun laws. Utah’s state school board is in turmoil, even as student test scores dip. Park City continues hoping for a settlement between two ski resorts locked in litigation. UTA corrects salary information, which previously did not include retirement benefits. And Salt Lake City police chief Chris Burbank says the fatal shooting of a resident is on tape. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Lisa Schencker and Chr... 58322639@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:10:03 MDT Trib Talk: Gun rights and city hall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58318121-71/tribtalk-gun-rights-com.html.csp Cities and towns across Utah are considering loosening their local gun laws, a move prompted by a national gun-rights group. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Second Amendment Foundation attorney Miko Tempski, Steve Gunn of the Gun Violence Prevention Center and Tribune government editor Dan Harrie join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the gun rights battle at the local level. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashta... Cities and towns across Utah are considering loosening their local gun laws, a move prompted by a national gun-rights group. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Second Amendment Foundation attorney Miko Tempski, Steve Gunn of the Gun Violence Prevention Center and Tribune government editor Dan Harrie join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the gun rights battle at the local level. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashta... 58318121@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:29:43 MDT