Rolly - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/columnists/Rolly 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) Rolly: Forget guv race, Lockhart wants to be state schools boss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58321565-90/sltrib-board-lockhart-state.html.csp Outgoing Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, long believed to be preparing to run for governor against incumbent Gary Herbert in two years, is now setting her sights on a different job. Sources have confirmed that the Provo Republican, a nurse by training, has submitted her application to become the next state schools superintendent. She has been lobbying several members of the state school board for the job and is in Minneapolis at the National Conference of State Legislatures garnering support... Outgoing Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, long believed to be preparing to run for governor against incumbent Gary Herbert in two years, is now setting her sights on a different job. Sources have confirmed that the Provo Republican, a nurse by training, has submitted her application to become the next state schools superintendent. She has been lobbying several members of the state school board for the job and is in Minneapolis at the National Conference of State Legislatures garnering support... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58321565@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:40:17 MDT Paul Rolly: Are you married? In Utah, it’s a multiple-choice question http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58312567-90/married-utah-according-beer.html.csp Sue Geary legally married Michele Page in Napa, Calif., last July. They also married Dec. 20 in Salt Lake City after Judge Robert Shelby deemed Utah’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Now, it’s unclear what their status is, so Geary has devised a new marital-status questionnaire for all government agencies to use on their forms. Marital status (check all that apply): • Single. • Divorced. • Widowed. • Married all of the time and everywhere. • Married all of the time somewhere else, but n... Sue Geary legally married Michele Page in Napa, Calif., last July. They also married Dec. 20 in Salt Lake City after Judge Robert Shelby deemed Utah’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Now, it’s unclear what their status is, so Geary has devised a new marital-status questionnaire for all government agencies to use on their forms. Marital status (check all that apply): • Single. • Divorced. • Widowed. • Married all of the time and everywhere. • Married all of the time somewhere else, but n... 58312567@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:14:24 MDT Rolly: Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58300093-90/event-county-pig-fair.html.csp Animal-rights activists complained so loudly that they were able to get canceled a Bluffdale rodeo event intended for children to chase and catch small animals, but their voices were not powerful enough to save the pigs in Utah County. I wrote two weeks ago of the protests about the Barnyard Bonanza planned for Bluffdale’s Family Fun Rodeo in early August. The event, as advertised, invited “little cowboys and cowgirls” to “come and chase around chickens, kittens, goats, rabbits and more! Whate... Animal-rights activists complained so loudly that they were able to get canceled a Bluffdale rodeo event intended for children to chase and catch small animals, but their voices were not powerful enough to save the pigs in Utah County. I wrote two weeks ago of the protests about the Barnyard Bonanza planned for Bluffdale’s Family Fun Rodeo in early August. The event, as advertised, invited “little cowboys and cowgirls” to “come and chase around chickens, kittens, goats, rabbits and more! Whate... 58300093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:20:47 MDT Paul Rolly: Deputy’s departure signals rift in Utah education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292733-90/board-sltrib-education-members.html.csp Those speaking on the record about the abrupt resignation of state Deputy Superintendent Brenda Hales have painted a picture of normalcy, no major controversy or disgruntlement that caused her to leave earlier than she had anticipated. Hales herself told The Salt Lake Tribune that she had planned to retire this fall or winter. When she surprisingly gave her notice last Friday, she said she planned to use vacation and other leave until her retirement becomes official at the end of December. But ... Those speaking on the record about the abrupt resignation of state Deputy Superintendent Brenda Hales have painted a picture of normalcy, no major controversy or disgruntlement that caused her to leave earlier than she had anticipated. Hales herself told The Salt Lake Tribune that she had planned to retire this fall or winter. When she surprisingly gave her notice last Friday, she said she planned to use vacation and other leave until her retirement becomes official at the end of December. But ... 58292733@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:32:20 MDT Rolly: Delta’s contagious flier could change flight — for a price http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58284393-90/june-contagious-delta-flight.html.csp Haley Sousa and her husband had been preparing for more than a year to go to Brazil to see the World Cup and had spent a considerable sum on game tickets and airfare. They were scheduled to fly out of Salt Lake City on June 14, but Sousa fell ill with an upset stomach June 4. Her condition worsened until, on June 6, she woke up with cramps and a fever. She went to the emergency room at LDS Hospital, where she was diagnosed with colitis and sepsis. A doctor determined that her condition had been... Haley Sousa and her husband had been preparing for more than a year to go to Brazil to see the World Cup and had spent a considerable sum on game tickets and airfare. They were scheduled to fly out of Salt Lake City on June 14, but Sousa fell ill with an upset stomach June 4. Her condition worsened until, on June 6, she woke up with cramps and a fever. She went to the emergency room at LDS Hospital, where she was diagnosed with colitis and sepsis. A doctor determined that her condition had been... 58284393@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:28:41 MDT Rolly: Former Utah legislator is in wrong place at wrong time — again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58272722-90/frank-sltrib-district-seat.html.csp Former Rep. Craig Frank has shown time and time again that he would love to get back into the Legislature. But when it comes to meeting residency requirements, he might have the worst timing of any politician in recent memory. Frank was about as gung-ho a right-wing tea party lawmaker as anyone in Utah’s Capitol Hill. He often boasted of his libertarianism and anti-big-government passion on Facebook. He was a tireless champion of education reforms that favored public charter schools while his w... Former Rep. Craig Frank has shown time and time again that he would love to get back into the Legislature. But when it comes to meeting residency requirements, he might have the worst timing of any politician in recent memory. Frank was about as gung-ho a right-wing tea party lawmaker as anyone in Utah’s Capitol Hill. He often boasted of his libertarianism and anti-big-government passion on Facebook. He was a tireless champion of education reforms that favored public charter schools while his w... 58272722@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:18:33 MDT