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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) Utah Lit book club for August: “Utah Reflections” (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58347341-71/tribtalk-utah-book-club.html.csp Steeped as much in its religious roots as in its identity as a mountain playground, the Wasatch Front is home to an increasing diversity of voices. A collection of essays - “Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front” - captures a few voices from this place, with authors and poets drawing on geography and culture to give a glimpse of life in urban Utah.  On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune reporter Kathy Stephenson and columnist Ann Cannon join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss how water, sno... Steeped as much in its religious roots as in its identity as a mountain playground, the Wasatch Front is home to an increasing diversity of voices. A collection of essays - “Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front” - captures a few voices from this place, with authors and poets drawing on geography and culture to give a glimpse of life in urban Utah.  On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune reporter Kathy Stephenson and columnist Ann Cannon join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss how water, sno... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58347341@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:28:54 MDT Behind the Headlines: Utah’s bigamy law takes a hit, so does UTA from audit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58347293-71/sltrib-com-www-csp.html.csp TV’s ‘Sister Wives’ family gets another victory in court. UTA feels the heat from legislative auditors and the public. Salt Lake County starts the search for a developer to build its downtown megahotel. House Speaker Becky Lockhart applies for the state’s top education job. And Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is a no-show at a candidate debate. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Lee Davidson, Mike Gorrell and Nate Carlisle along with columnist Paul Rolly join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to proc... TV’s ‘Sister Wives’ family gets another victory in court. UTA feels the heat from legislative auditors and the public. Salt Lake County starts the search for a developer to build its downtown megahotel. House Speaker Becky Lockhart applies for the state’s top education job. And Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is a no-show at a candidate debate. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Lee Davidson, Mike Gorrell and Nate Carlisle along with columnist Paul Rolly join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to proc... 58347293@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:32:18 MDT Trib Talk: Utah football preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58343893-71/sltrib-utah-com-football.html.csp Are you ready for some Ute football? The University of Utah kicks off the season against Idaho State Thursday night and the pressure is on for quarterback Travis Wilson — and coach Kyle Whittingham — to perform. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune columnists Gordon Monson and Kurt Kragthorpe and Utah beat reporter Matt Piper join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the not-so-subtle push for excellence this year and who to watch on the field. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can... Are you ready for some Ute football? The University of Utah kicks off the season against Idaho State Thursday night and the pressure is on for quarterback Travis Wilson — and coach Kyle Whittingham — to perform. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune columnists Gordon Monson and Kurt Kragthorpe and Utah beat reporter Matt Piper join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the not-so-subtle push for excellence this year and who to watch on the field. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can... 58343893@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:06:34 MDT 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... 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