CAUSED - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CAUSED News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Why the outrage over 13 GM defect deaths but not over 12,000 gun deaths? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785877-82/deaths-faulty-ignition-outrage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785877-82/deaths-faulty-ignition-outrage.html.csp">Letter: Why the outrage over 13 GM defect deaths but not over 12,000 gun deaths?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T12:39:17.468-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent articles in the Salt Lake Tribune suggest faulty ignition switches in GM automobiles were the cause for at least 13 deaths (“Total of GM vehicle recalls in 2014 hits 4.8 million,” Tribune, March 27). The articles indicate GM knew these switches were defective at least five years ago. Politicians and news organizations have expressed outrage that GM failed to inform the public, did not issue a recall, and did not fix the faulty switch. Another Tribune article reported the U.S. transport...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785877@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:39:17 MDT Short-lived power outages hit Wasatch Front residents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57734679-78/power-outage-affected-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57734679-78/power-outage-affected-county.html.csp">Short-lived power outages hit Wasatch Front residents</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T15:35:24.319-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More than 3,500 Rocky Mountain Power customers in southern Salt Lake County were without power for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon. The outage — caused by an unspecified transmission interruption — affected about 3,523 Riverton and Bluffdale area residents with ZIP codes 84065, 84065, 84095 and 84096. The outage occurred at 1:42 p.m. Power was restored at 2:39 p.m. Another outage, in northern Utah County, had affected more than 9,000 residents in Highland, Alpine and American Fork. That out...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57734679@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:35:24 MDT Rescue workers reach basement of NYC blast site http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687454-68/blast-gas-buildings-explosion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687454-68/blast-gas-buildings-explosion.html.csp">Rescue workers reach basement of NYC blast site</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM FITZGERALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T22:48:26.467-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Emergency workers sifted through debris Saturday from the site of a deadly explosion at two New York City apartment buildings as they worked to clear the way for investigators to search for clues that might reveal what caused the blast. Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said rescue workers reached the rear of the basement Saturday but said that investigation of the piping and meters in the front of the basement that will help explain what caused the blast that killed eight people wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57687454@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:48:26 MDT Letter: Why don’t Utahns own up to dents they cause? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57631109-82/dents-car-dings-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57631109-82/dents-car-dings-utah.html.csp">Letter: Why don’t Utahns own up to dents they cause?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T09:06:36.322-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My car has received several dents in parking lots here in Utah and not once did I receive a note from anyone who did them. While I was living in Washington state, a couple who were from India and were Hindu (she had the red dot on her forehead) made a dent in my car and they went to the trouble to track me down in the store so that they could take responsibility for it. It is hard for me to believe that the dents and dings here in Utah were caused by infidels. Enough said; draw your own conclu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57631109@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:06:36 MDT Letter: Make vehicle emission compliance mandatory in all counties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57608072-82/compliance-emission-counties-mandatory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57608072-82/compliance-emission-counties-mandatory.html.csp">Letter: Make vehicle emission compliance mandatory in all counties</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T11:11:07.491-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is amazing. The governor is running ads about the pollution in the valley that say 50 percent of it is caused by tailpipes. But, guess what? He still won’t support making vehicle emission compliance mandatory for all counties. Instead, he is hawking UTA ridership. Compliance for all should be a no brainer! It sure would clean up the air. Then, if people decide to use UTA more, that would make it even better. Just a thought. James Sim Taylorsville</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57608072@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:11:07 MDT Lightning is more likely to kill you in Salt Lake than in other counties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57615005-226/lightning-lake-salt-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57615005-226/lightning-lake-salt-county.html.csp">Lightning is more likely to kill you in Salt Lake than in other counties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T21:41:48.287-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Astraphobes take note: you’re more likely to be hit, and killed, by lightning in Salt Lake County than anywhere else along the Wasatch Front. That revelation comes from Google’s lightning hazard map, which breaks down lightning strikes that caused injuries, deaths and property damage in all of the counties in the U.S. (Zoom in to see details and the heat map.) &lt;iframe src=”http://mapsengine.google.com/gallery/mapviewer?id=z4f-ZuCLmiKg.k5QgnA8lQKYM&hl=en&ui=e” width=”500” he...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57615005@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 21:41:48 MDT