COMMISSION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMMISSION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Commission rejects London mayor’s plan for airport http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364423-79/airport-commission-london-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364423-79/airport-commission-london-mayor.html.csp">Commission rejects London mayor’s plan for airport</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T10:29:01.538-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 10:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Britain’s Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options. The commission said Tuesday it rejected the estuary proposal pushed by London Mayor Boris Johnson because it would cause economic disruption and because environmental hurdles may make it impossible to deliver. The commission, headed by Howard Davies, is examining how to best expand Britain’s airport capacity amid ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583644232014-09-02T10:29:01.538-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T10:29:01.538-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364423@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:29:01 MDT Riverton proposes raising cap on backyard chickens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352488-90/acre-adding-backyard-chickens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352488-90/acre-adding-backyard-chickens.html.csp">Riverton proposes raising cap on backyard chickens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By mallory jesperson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T12:06:01.063-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 12:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Riverton • The city Planning Commission has recommended approval of an ordinance amendment that would allow homeowners to have up to six backyard chickens on a lot of half an acre or smaller. The proposal, endorsed on a 3-2 vote of the commission Thursday night, must go before the City Council for final approval and no date has yet been set for that consideration. Currently, Riverton allows just two pets — including chickens — per household. The recommended change did not sit well with Michae...</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> 58352488@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:06:01 MDT Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352345-78/commission-company-customers-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352345-78/commission-company-customers-energy.html.csp">Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham and Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T09:42:21.408-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns with rooftop solar panels won’t face a new fee from Rocky Mountain Power after the Utah Public Service Commission ruled Friday that the utility company failed to prove such a charge is “just and reasonable.” But this contentious debate pitting the state’s largest electric company against environmental groups isn’t going away. The Commission is open to revisiting the issue as long as Rocky Mountain Power can provide some hard data proving these customers should be treated differently than...</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> 58352345@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:42:21 MDT Op-ed: Women’s museum plan expensive, not inclusive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58335429-82/women-museum-history-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58335429-82/women-museum-history-american.html.csp">Op-ed: Women’s museum plan expensive, not inclusive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Penny Nance</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:05:02.172-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee and our 500,000 members around the country join Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, in his opposition to a bill that could put taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars to build and maintain a new women’s museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. There is no doubt that women have played an indispensable role in shaping and improving the American experience throughout our nation’s history — and their stories deserve to be shared and celebrated...</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> 58335429@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:02 MDT EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347612-79/women-european-jobs-juncker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347612-79/women-european-jobs-juncker.html.csp">EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAF CASERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T11:57:01.992-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • Don’t be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. EU leaders meet on Saturday to divide top jobs for the next half decade, and after years of paying lip service to increasing equality between the sexes, the problem of inequality is still plain for all to see at these meetings — where are the women? “If you look at the family picture of these European ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583476122014-08-28T11:57:01.992-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T11:57:01.992-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347612@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:57:01 MDT Utah Debate Commission names moderators http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58334990-90/candidates-commission-congressional-debate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58334990-90/candidates-commission-congressional-debate.html.csp">Utah Debate Commission names moderators</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T22:55:19.62-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Broadcast veterans Ken Verdoia and Barbara Smith, along with Brigham Young University political scientist David Magleby, will moderate a series of congressional and attorney general candidate debates leading up to the Nov. 4 election. Behind the scenes, Nathan Hill, a director of Brazil’s 2016 Summer Olympics and 11-time director of the Stadium of Fire July Fourth broadcast in Provo, will run the show, overseeing debate production. The moderator and producer lineup was announced Monday by the ...</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> 58334990@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:55:19 MDT Appeals court questions voter proof-of-citizenship rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335190-68/court-federal-state-kansas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335190-68/court-federal-state-kansas.html.csp">Appeals court questions voter proof-of-citizenship rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:27.619-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal appeals panel in Denver on Monday suggested that a partisan stalemate in Congress may mean that Republicans in Kansas and Arizona will be unable to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on voter registration forms. Those two states sued the Elections Assistance Commission after the agency refused to adjust the federal voting registration forms it distributed in Kansas and Arizona to reflect those states’ requirements that voters present d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583351902014-08-26T18:11:27.619-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:11:27.619-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335190@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:27 MDT Julie Jason: Don’t be afraid to ask embarrassing questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318881-79/paul-annuity-broker-jason.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318881-79/paul-annuity-broker-jason.html.csp">Julie Jason: Don’t be afraid to ask embarrassing questions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Julie Jason</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> King Features</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T15:16:37.085-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 03:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The backdrop for last week’s column on how to read a prospectus is a story a reader brought to me a decade ago. The lessons are still valuable to this day. On a visit with a family friend who was a broker, “Paul” invested his entire inheritance of $800,000 in a variable annuity. After a few months, he changed his mind. He wanted his money back. That’s when Paul learned that he would receive the value of his annuity, less about $56,000. That came as a surprise. His broker explained that the red...</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> 58318881@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:16:37 MDT Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58323549-223/cyrus-dominican-concert-republic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58323549-223/cyrus-dominican-concert-republic.html.csp">Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:00:31.745-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic • The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.” Tickets ranging from $27 to $370 for the concert in the capital have been on sale since July. Some critics have declared Cyrus’ onstage an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583235492014-08-21T19:00:31.745-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:00:31.745-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323549@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:00:31 MDT Realtor launches write-in bid for Utah County Commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58322005-90/bankruptcy-candidate-commission-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58322005-90/bankruptcy-candidate-commission-county.html.csp">Realtor launches write-in bid for Utah County Commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T22:12:13.801-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bill Freeze, president of the Utah County Association of Realtors, said Thursday he is running as a write-in candidate for the county commission, citing concerns about Republican nominee Greg Graves’ financial track record that came to light after Graves won the nomination. “Revelations about Greg Graves’ qualifications are leading many political, business and community leaders to lose confidence in his ability to serve,” Freeze said in a statement. “I decided to take the challenge to become a w...</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> 58322005@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:12:13 MDT Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318825-79/waste-site-amendment-nuclear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318825-79/waste-site-amendment-nuclear.html.csp">Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETSY BLANEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T17:15:02.14-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lubbock, Texas • Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists facility’s capacity of storing low-level radioactive waste from the majority of U.S. states — going from 2.3 million cubic feet to 9 million cubic feet. Company spokesman Chuck McDonald says the amendment also reduce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583188252014-08-20T17:15:02.14-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T17:15:02.14-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318825@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:15:02 MDT Judge orders do-over in Millard GOP commission race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58301478-90/election-county-dyer-commission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58301478-90/election-county-dyer-commission.html.csp">Judge orders do-over in Millard GOP commission race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T11:32:11.204-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A state judge has tossed out an election for the Millard County Commission and ordered a new Republican primary for the seat after finding enough examples of illegal votes in the June faceoff to cast doubt on the outcome of the incumbent’s five-vote win. Fourth District Judge Claudia Laycock’s ruling — the first of its kind in recent memory — has left officials scratching their heads, however, since it appears state law does not give the judge the authority to order a new election. Jim Dyer app...</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> 58301478@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:32:11 MDT Utah County officials: We need more freeways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58301039-90/transportation-utah-county-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58301039-90/transportation-utah-county-mountain.html.csp">Utah County officials: We need more freeways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T11:33:32.988-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lehi • As the Utah Transportation Commission rotates its monthly meetings around the state, it usually takes a few minutes to hear concerns from local officials. That stretched to two hours Friday as a parade of worried northern Utah County officials begged for new freeways and other road projects to handle exploding growth there. “Lehi’s not sick because of our roads. We’re in cardiac arrest,” said Mayor Bert Wilson. His city’s population swelled from 19,000 in 2000 to 55,000 now, attracting ma...</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> 58301039@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:33:32 MDT Letter: Let all candidates into debates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300747-82/debate-utah-parties-bishop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300747-82/debate-utah-parties-bishop.html.csp">Letter: Let all candidates into debates</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:41:02.415-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Initially, I was excited with the new debate commission in Utah coming out with a strong non-partisan message. However, this hasn’t been what I’ve experienced over the last several months as I have been involved in campaigning for Utah’s 1st Congressional District. It seems that the Utah Debate Commission is sticking with the two major parties as the only options and not extending invitations out to third parties or independents. Take for instance the 1st District Race. Dwane Vance (Independent...</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> 58300747@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:02 MDT Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298439-79/sentencing-guidelines-commission-drug.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298439-79/sentencing-guidelines-commission-drug.html.csp">Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 06:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year reduced guideline ranges for nonviolent drug crimes, unanimously approved its latest set of priorities. The top priority will be working with Congress on reducing the scope of mandatory minimum penalties, but another goal will be measuring the fairness of se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582984392014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298439@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:00:02 MDT Sentencing changes sought for business crimes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293289-79/sentencing-changes-commission-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293289-79/sentencing-changes-commission-business.html.csp">Sentencing changes sought for business crimes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:10:17.873-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug prisoners. Now defense lawyers hope white-collar criminals could be next in line to benefit. The U.S. Sentencing Commission will vote Thursday on priorities for the coming year. Lawyers who have long pushed for changes to the economic crime guidelines say a window to act opened once the commission cleared a major priority from its agenda by cutting sentencing guideline r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582932892014-08-13T14:10:17.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T14:10:17.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293289@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:10:17 MDT Bloomberg View: How Florida voters beat gerrymandering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288282-82/florida-gerrymandering-state-voters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288282-82/florida-gerrymandering-state-voters.html.csp">Bloomberg View: How Florida voters beat gerrymandering</a></h4>