CHOICE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHOICE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah grocer takes on confusing food labels with new Dietitians Choice program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57591488-80/harmons-label-labels-healthy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57591488-80/harmons-label-labels-healthy.html.csp">Utah grocer takes on confusing food labels with new Dietitians Choice program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Heather May</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T10:02:59.301-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When a cereal box claims to be an excellent source of antioxidants but is really full or sugar, or yogurt cups tout their probiotic power but are nothing more than dessert, you know food labels can be misleading. Enter a new green label to cut through the clutter. Utah-based Harmons has created a Dietitians Choice sticker on a variety of food categories — cereals and bread to frozen dinners and deli meat— to help make shopping for healthy foods easier. It took the grocer’s four dietitians more...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57591488@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:02:59 MDT Names of health plans sow customer confusion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57718124-68/names-plans-insurance-consumers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57718124-68/names-plans-insurance-consumers.html.csp">Names of health plans sow customer confusion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT PEAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T21:43:06.133-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As Americans race to sign up for health insurance in the final days of open enrollment, many consumers and consumer advocates say the names of plans are unhelpful, confusing and in some cases misleading. A number of insurers sell their plans under names like Select, Preferred, Premier, Exclusive, Enhanced, Essential, Essential Plus, Prime, Ultimate and Deluxe. Multiple offerings from one company may have the same benefits and cover the same share of a consumer’s costs, but go by di...</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> 57718124@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:43:06 MDT Letter: SLC parking meters don’t work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57647087-82/parking-meter-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57647087-82/parking-meter-lake-salt.html.csp">Letter: SLC parking meters don’t work</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T01:01:06.604-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What were designers thinking when they manufactured a parking meter without face lighting? It was obvious that the meters would be installed in areas without street lighting. With Salt Lake City’s extension of paid parking until 8 p.m., it is impossible, especially if you are a first-timer using the system or elderly, to analyze the steps to be taken to legitimize your choice of parking space! The other evening, we chose to patronize a restaurant on 1300 East and when we located the meter in it...</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> 57647087@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:01:06 MDT Letter: Rocky Mountain Power trying to keep prices fair http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57597058-82/solar-power-mountain-rocky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57597058-82/solar-power-mountain-rocky.html.csp">Letter: Rocky Mountain Power trying to keep prices fair</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:02.911-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barry Goldwater Jr. ironically states that conservatives support choice and the free market at the same time he wants to price electricity in a way that distorts the market and takes away other consumers’ choice not to fund solar (“Give solar energy a fair chance in Utah,” Opinion, Feb. 22). In his op-ed, Goldwater condemns Rocky Mountain Power for proposing a $4.25 “tax” on customers with rooftop solar panels. Rocky Mountain Power is a regulated utility with a responsibility to provide reliab...</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> 57597058@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Oscars 2014: How we ended up with 9 Best Picture noms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57609026-223/votes-films-choice-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57609026-223/votes-films-choice-film.html.csp">Oscars 2014: How we ended up with 9 Best Picture noms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN NAKASHIMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T17:11:06.998-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Was it Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” the folk rock bio pic “Inside Llewyn Davis,” or Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine”? We’ll never know which film might have been the 10th Best Picture nominee at this year’s Oscars. Ahead of Hollywood’s biggest night on Sunday, moviegoers may wonder why there have been only nine nominees for Best Picture the past three years — even though the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ rules allow for up to 10. It’s all part of a magic, complicated formula intended to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576090262014-02-28T17:11:06.998-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-28T17:11:06.998-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57609026@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:11:06 MDT Will Utah empower consumers, businesses to buy renewable energy? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57574943-90/power-utah-renewable-costs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57574943-90/power-utah-renewable-costs.html.csp">Will Utah empower consumers, businesses to buy renewable energy?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T09:36:14.147-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Making snow requires a lot of electricity. Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort, along with other Summit County businesses, wants to obtain power from wind, sun and other renewable sources that don’t emit greenhouse gases. That kind of choice, while available in six other states, is not available in Utah. But it could be, if state lawmakers figure out a way for consumers and businesses to buy green power without shifting the costs of transmission to other ratepayers. “It’s a tough deal to work thro...</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> 57574943@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:36:14 MDT Op-ed: Give solar energy a fair chance in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57579507-82/solar-energy-choice-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57579507-82/solar-energy-choice-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Give solar energy a fair chance in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Barry Goldwater Jr.</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T01:01:08.255-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Barry Goldwater Jr. The utility monopoly assault on solar energy is spreading from state to state, and Utah appears to be next. On Feb. 1, The Salt Lake Tribune published an editorial, “Rates should be fair, and green.” The arguments for a tax on solar energy sound very much like what utility monopoly Arizona Public Service (APS) is saying in Arizona. My name is Barry Goldwater Jr. and I am Co-Chairman of TUSK, which stands for Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed. Just as my father stood ...</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> 57579507@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:01:08 MDT