COMMITTEE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMMITTEE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Wozniacki sails into Pan Pacific quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430690-77/chivas-fifa-watches-soccer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430690-77/chivas-fifa-watches-soccer.html.csp">Wozniacki sails into Pan Pacific quarterfinals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:21.317-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">TENNIS • Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The U.S. Open finalist broke Gajdosova three times in the third set at Ariake Coliseum and won with a crosscourt backhand. She will take on eighth-seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in Friday’s quarterfinals. Suarez Navarro defeated Daria Gavrilova of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-3. Also, Garbi...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58430690@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:21 MDT FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428592-77/fifa-watches-officials-ethics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428592-77/fifa-watches-officials-ethics.html.csp">FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROB HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nyon, Switzerland • FIFA’s ethics investigator ordered football officials on Thursday to return 65 luxury watches given as World Cup gifts or risk disciplinary action. The Brazilian federation distributed gift bags with the expensive watches at the pre-World Cup Congress, FIFA said in a statement. They were distributed to 28 executive committee members, an official with each of the 32 teams and representatives as well as members of the South American soccer confederation. FIFA did not say if Pre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584285922014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428592@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:22 MDT UTA defends high pay, sweetheart deals while pledging reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425381-78/allegra-audit-committee-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425381-78/allegra-audit-committee-deal.html.csp">UTA defends high pay, sweetheart deals while pledging reform</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="2014-09-17T22:07:48.445-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Transit Authority officials told lawmakers Wednesday that the sweetheart deals and high pay criticized in a recent, scathing legislative audit actually benefitted taxpayers — but they also vowed to enact related reforms to build public trust. Members of the Legislature’s Transportation Interim Committee said they will be watching to ensure those changes come. “We need UTA to be an entity that people can trust and that people are in favor of, and right now that just isn’t the case,” said Re...</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> 58425381@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:07:48 MDT Utah Sen. Mike Lee to lead conservative Senate caucus next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421256-90/conservative-lee-caucus-mike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421256-90/conservative-lee-caucus-mike.html.csp">Utah Sen. Mike Lee to lead conservative Senate caucus next year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:58:36.113-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Mike Lee will serve as chairman of a caucus of conservative senators in the next Congress, taking the lead in promoting conservative causes and proposed solutions. Lee, R-Utah, will take over in January from Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., who has led the Senate Steering Committee since 2012. A majority of Republican senators reportedly belong to the caucus, though the group doesn’t make its membership public. “Mike Lee is a knowledgeable and principled movement conservative,” Too...</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> 58421256@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:58:36 MDT House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421762-79/nhtsa-report-agency-didn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421762-79/nhtsa-report-agency-didn.html.csp">House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T17:41:02.057-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The agency responsible for safety on the nation’s roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday. The report by a House committee’s GOP majority raised serious questions about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ability to keep the public safe, and came as the Senate convened a hearing on the safety agency’s shortcomings. Safety reg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217622014-09-16T17:41:02.057-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T17:41:02.057-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421762@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:41:02 MDT News roundup: 20 archaic Senate rules still on the books http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58419003-64/trib-meets-attends-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58419003-64/trib-meets-attends-committee.html.csp">News roundup: 20 archaic Senate rules still on the books</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T07:47:38.994-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 07:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">20 archaic Senate rules still on the books. Mormons the most reliable GOP voting bloc. Mia Love goes on the air. Happy Tuesday. The U.S. Senate is a body steeped in tradition, and archaic rules. And if you think the filibuster is confusing, did you know there are several "insane" rules by which the body still operates? To wit: There are only four sanctioned hold music options -- one plays country, for us Westerners -- that if you buy a typewriter, it better last 10 years, and that senators...</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> 58419003@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:47:38 MDT Committee chooses superintendent finalists, names still secret http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417725-78/names-board-public-superintendent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417725-78/names-board-public-superintendent.html.csp">Committee chooses superintendent finalists, names still secret</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T10:07:46.502-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A state school board committee chose four finalists for Utah’s top education spot Monday night — but they’re keeping their names a secret for a little longer. The board’s superintendent selection committee went into closed session twice Monday before taking a public vote on their top candidates for the job of state superintendent. But they assigned the candidates numbers and voted on those numbers rather than revealing their names. Committee members then voted to publicly release the names three...</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> 58417725@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:46 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU’s ranking matters only in October http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58415069-88/byu-state-committee-rankings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58415069-88/byu-state-committee-rankings.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU’s ranking matters only in October</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:31.614-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The only college football rankings that matter this season won’t be published until Oct. 28. That’s worth remembering as BYU rises in the AP Top 25 and the Southeastern Conference dominates the polls. Until the College Football Playoff selection committee launches its rankings, all this other stuff is just for fun. Naturally, the committee’s first rankings will be compared to the media and coaches polls, and their work may not differ all that much. The point is that nobody knows how the 13 comm...</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> 58415069@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:31 MDT Fomer IOC member Diallo of Guinea dies at 82 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416002-68/diallo-guinea-ioc-member.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416002-68/diallo-guinea-ioc-member.html.csp">Fomer IOC member Diallo of Guinea dies at 82</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T10:30:02.495-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lausanne, Switzerland • Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82. Diallo’s death was announced Monday by the International Olympic Committee. The cause was not given. Diallo joined the IOC in 1994 and served on the policy-making executive board from 2002-06. He retired from the IOC in 2012 and became an honorary member. Diallo headed Guinea’s Olympic committee for 15 years and was president of the Association of National Olympic Committe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160022014-09-15T10:30:02.495-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T10:30:02.495-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416002@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:30:02 MDT Fed creates financial stability monitoring panel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58407265-79/fed-financial-monitoring-panel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58407265-79/fed-financial-monitoring-panel.html.csp">Fed creates financial stability monitoring panel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T14:09:02.293-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 02:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Federal Reserve has created a new committee headed by the central bank’s No. 2 official tasked with monitoring potential threats to the nation’s financial system. The new Committee on Financial Stability will be headed by Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer. Fed board of governors members Daniel Tarullo and Lael Brainard were also named to the committee. Fed Chair Janet Yellen decided to create the new panel and picked the officials who will serve on it. It is one of seven committ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584072652014-09-12T14:09:02.293-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T14:09:02.293-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407265@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:09:02 MDT Report: Concerns over Ohio prison unit housing escaped killer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406339-68/unit-committee-concerns-escaped.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406339-68/unit-committee-concerns-escaped.html.csp">Report: Concerns over Ohio prison unit housing escaped killer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK GILLISPIE and JOHN SEEWER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T10:32:46.364-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lima, Ohio • An Ohio prisons oversight committee says security management and inmate discipline are concerns at the unit that housed a killer of three who escaped and was recaptured. The report by the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says conditions have improved on the protective control unit that housed inmate T.J. Lane but the committee has ongoing concerns about it. In a report in May, the committee said it hoped the state prisons system would conduct a thorough review of the un...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063392014-09-12T10:32:46.364-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T10:32:46.364-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406339@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:32:46 MDT West Valley replaces civil-service board with hearing officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58395753-78/officer-board-hearing-hibbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58395753-78/officer-board-hearing-hibbert.html.csp">West Valley replaces civil-service board with hearing officer</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="2014-09-10T08:08:36.362-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 08:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire attorney Melinda Checketts Hibbert as the new employee-discipline hearing officer to replace the disbanded Civil Service Commission.  Hibbert will be responsible for hearing job-disciplinary appeals from police and firefighters. There was no public comment on the appointment. A selection committee, including Councilman Lars Nordfelt and Amy Critchley, of the city’s human resources office, interviewed more than seven ca...</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> 58395753@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:08:36 MDT Editorial: Odd ruling could trigger reform of Utah school board selection process http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58389360-82/candidates-committee-board-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58389360-82/candidates-committee-board-http.html.csp">Editorial: Odd ruling could trigger reform of Utah school board selection process</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T13:55:18.821-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.” — Michael Kinsley It seems a huge judicial reach to hold, as U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups did last week, that it is an unconstitutional violation of free speech to dock points from candidates for public office when they say things other people don’t like. Weighing one’s words is, after all, integral to any candidate’s hope of success. That’s why they sometimes get caught saying contradictory things, or why they often seem to go on at gr...</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> 58389360@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:55:18 MDT USC's Pat Haden fined, under scrutiny for arguing with officials http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58389017-89/haden-argue-athletics-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58389017-89/haden-argue-athletics-committee.html.csp">USC's Pat Haden fined, under scrutiny for arguing with officials</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.294-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most football fans would love a chance to get in a referee's face to argue a call against their team. Just remember, if you hold a certain stature in, say, an athletic department, it will cost you. The Pac-12 announced it will levy a $25,000 fine against USC AD Pat Haden, who ran down from the pressbox to argue about a sideline encroachment penalty. In the eyes of the conference, it was a big no-no, as Haden confronted officials and later made post-game commentary - one presumes negative comment...</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> 58389017@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT Judge: The way Utah picks state school board is unconstitutional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378293-78/candidates-process-election-england.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378293-78/candidates-process-election-england.html.csp">Judge: The way Utah picks state school board is unconstitutional</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom HARVEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T10:56:08.13-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Friday threw a wrench into the election for the Utah State Board of Education, ruling that the process approved by the Legislature for picking candidates is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech rights. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled at the end of a hearing on Friday after critiquing the method, which begins with a committee appointed by the governor. Committee members interview those who want to be candidates and then pass along a list to the governor, who...</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> 58378293@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:56:08 MDT Report on alleged Word Cup corruption goes to FIFA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378054-77/fifa-cup-garcia-qatar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378054-77/fifa-cup-garcia-qatar.html.csp">Report on alleged Word Cup corruption goes to FIFA</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GRAHAM DUNBAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:35.128-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lausanne, Switzerland • The evidence which could strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup has landed at FIFA. The governing body of world football said Friday it received three reports from ethics investigator Michael Garcia and his team after their year-long probe of alleged corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Qatar and Russia, the 2018 host, were chosen in December 2010 by FIFA’s widely discredited executive committee. FIFA did not say if Garcia’s 350-page report, drawing on 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583780542014-09-05T23:22:35.128-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:35.128-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378054@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:35 MDT News roundup: Conservatives line up to back Chairman Chaffetz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58372810-64/trib-chaffetz-utah-nato.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58372810-64/trib-chaffetz-utah-nato.html.csp">News roundup: Conservatives line up to back Chairman Chaffetz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T07:24:30.961-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 07:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conservatives line up for Chairman Chaffetz. Huntsman rules out 2016 bid. Draper officials quash referendum at last-minute. Happy Thursday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz has made no secret of his hope to lead the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and has been openly campaigning for the job. And now he's getting some help from the right-flank. The conservative National Review editorialized yesterday that Chaffetz is the best choice to fill the critical role. "In the amount of time he d...</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> 58372810@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:24:30 MDT NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade to allow 1 gay group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369008-68/parade-gay-group-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369008-68/parade-gay-group-march.html.csp">NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade to allow 1 gay group</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T19:04:41.026-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A decision by organizers of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to allow one gay organization to march is a disappointment after decades of fighting by gay groups for full participation, several advocates said Wednesday. Some were dismayed that the organizers had chosen just one lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group to participate next year after ending a ban on them. Others expressed continuing mistrust. Nathan Schaefer, executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, called...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583690082014-09-03T19:04:41.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T19:04:41.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369008@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:04:41 MDT Paul Rolly: School board criticism riles some Utah legislators http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58325437-90/board-members-committee-nominating.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58325437-90/board-members-committee-nominating.html.csp">Paul Rolly: School board criticism riles some Utah legislators</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T01:01:04.089-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I struck a nerve last week when I wrote about some state school board members who meet by themselves, make decisions without the full board and create animosity within the Utah State Office of Education. The column talked about the governor-appointed committee that interviews state board candidates and, for each district, sends three names to the governor, who whittles those hopefuls down to two for the ballot. It noted that since voters slapped the Legislature in 2007 by repealing a voucher la...</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> 58325437@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Sen. Bramble becomes president-elect of national group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326038-90/acaprimer-award-becomes-bramble.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326038-90/acaprimer-award-becomes-bramble.html.csp">Sen. Bramble becomes president-elect of national group</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="2014-08-22T21:48:37.388-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, was elevated Friday to president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures, setting him up to become the president next year. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that acts as a policy clearinghouse and research center, sharing information with 7,383 state lawmakers nationwide and their 20,000 staff members. Bramble served as vice president of the organization during the past year. He now succeeds Debbie Smith, a Democrat from Nevada, who becomes the gr...</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> 58326038@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:48:37 MDT