COMPLAINTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMPLAINTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. agency closes probe into Ford pickup trucks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806548-79/agency-ford-trucks-complaints.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806548-79/agency-ford-trucks-complaints.html.csp">U.S. agency closes probe into Ford pickup trucks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T08:40:01.754-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about reduced power in EcoBoost engines. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it closed a probe started in May. It covered nearly 360,000 trucks with 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged engines from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The agency began investigating after getting complaints that the trucks could lose some of their power during hard accelerati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578065482014-04-11T08:40:01.754-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T08:40:01.754-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806548@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:40:01 MDT Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp">Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers. Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines scored at the bottom. Among the four biggest airlines, Delta ranked best followed by Southwest, American and United, according to researchers from Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577852002014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785200@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:56:31 MDT Afghan election hailed as triumph of democracy; Taliban threat remains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57782432-200/election-vote-results-violence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57782432-200/election-vote-results-violence.html.csp">Afghan election hailed as triumph of democracy; Taliban threat remains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIM GAMEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T22:02:32.898-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved a Taliban threat to vote for a new president. But some cautioned against declaring a premature defeat of the Islamic militants. Securing the vote was a test for Afghan government forces as they prepare to take full responsibility for their own security as the U.S....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577824322014-04-06T22:02:32.898-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-06T22:02:32.898-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782432@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:02:32 MDT Fed safety agency missed clues in GM cars that were recalled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57743153-79/agency-cobalt-nhtsa-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57743153-79/agency-cobalt-nhtsa-safety.html.csp">Fed safety agency missed clues in GM cars that were recalled</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T20:10:50.536-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 08:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • For years, the U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn’t have enough information about problems with unexpected stalling to establish a trend or open an investigation. The data tell a different story. An Associated Press review of complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that over a nine-year period, 164 drivers reported that their 2005-2007 Chevr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577431532014-03-28T20:10:50.536-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T20:10:50.536-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743153@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:10:50 MDT Editorial: This bill is unfair to parents and educators http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57723688-82/parents-stephenson-educators-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57723688-82/parents-stephenson-educators-bill.html.csp">Editorial: This bill is unfair to parents and educators</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T01:01:04.486-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It seems that Sen. Howard Stephenson would rather have just about anybody doing the business of education other than Utah’s professional educators. In his bill SB257, which was hurried through the Legislature all too fast at the end of the just-completed session, Stephenson would impose a lot more work on a group of 15 parents who generously volunteered to review 10,000 test questions last year to allay fears of some that standardized tests have a liberal bent. They didn’t find any questions li...</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> 57723688@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Utah state school board asks governor to veto parent panel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713874-78/bill-complaints-review-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713874-78/bill-complaints-review-state.html.csp">Utah state school board asks governor to veto parent panel</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="2014-03-21T22:18:46.151-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state school board joined a growing chorus of voices on Friday asking the governor to veto an education bill that squeaked through the House during the last minutes of this year’s legislative session. The bill, SB257, would ask a panel of parent volunteers already tasked with reviewing state test questions to also field complaints about curriculum and instructional materials. It passed shortly before midnight on the last night of the session by 38-37 in the House. Marty Carpenter, a spokes...</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> 57713874@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:18:46 MDT Utah parent ‘curriculum cops’ don’t want the job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57694761-78/bill-complaints-parents-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57694761-78/bill-complaints-parents-committee.html.csp">Utah parent ‘curriculum cops’ don’t want the job</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="2014-03-18T22:07:15.851-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brad Caldwell took a week off work. Alyson Williams had to recruit four babysitters to care for her children. Amy Farnsworth lived away from her Vernal family for a week. The 15 volunteer parents who spent a week last year reviewing 10,000 Utah test questions were suddenly — in the last minutes of the 2014 Legislature — handed a far broader job: investigating complaints from parents about curriculum and materials used statewide. SB257 sponsor Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, said his idea was t...</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> 57694761@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:07:15 MDT Top 10 scams Utahns report to the state http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57631096-79/consumer-failure-complaints-consumers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57631096-79/consumer-failure-complaints-consumers.html.csp">Top 10 scams Utahns report to the state</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="2014-03-05T16:44:34.97-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Telemarketing and Coaching Services led the list of the top consumer complaints compiled by state regulators. The Utah Division of Consumer Protection released its annual list on Tuesday to its Top 10 complaints from Utah consumer to coincide with National Consumer Protection Week. Complaints to the Federal Trade Commission from Utahns also were compiled. “Aggressive fraudsters continue to follow news headlines and try to trap consumers with offers too good to refuse,” said Francine A. Giani, e...</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> 57631096@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:44:34 MDT