CONVENTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONVENTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Back already: Can Salt Lake City support 2 Comic Cons a year? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791797-79/comic-salt-con-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791797-79/comic-salt-con-lake.html.csp">Back already: Can Salt Lake City support 2 Comic Cons a year?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T22:38:55.974-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Comic-book-hero movies are mired in sequels, so why not Utah’s comic book convention? So on Thursday, Salt Lake Comic Con Part 2, also known as FanX, will open its doors at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City. So far, ticket sales suggest the three-day event will be even bigger than last fall’s record-breaking comic con, and the event’s organizer is feeling as brave as Captain America facing a band of Nazis. Organizer Dan Farr is confident that Utah can support two comi...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57791797@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:38:55 MDT Atheist leader: ‘Mormonism demonstrates the power of indoctrination’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822743-78/atheists-atheist-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822743-78/atheists-atheist-lake-salt.html.csp">Atheist leader: ‘Mormonism demonstrates the power of indoctrination’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T14:19:01.743-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 02:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Beehive State will be swarming with atheists this week as their national convention gets underway in Salt Lake City. As many as 700 nonbelievers will be on hand for the gathering, which runs Thursday through Sunday. As a “warm-up event,” the group is featuring a panel discussion at Salt Lake City’s Main Library with two Mormon professors from LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University and two atheist experts. The discussion, moderated by University of Utah history professor Paul Reeve, wil...</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> 57822743@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:19:01 MDT Rolly: Cast-out candidate says convention eviction was Love’s doing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57822404-90/county-aalders-party-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57822404-90/county-aalders-party-republican.html.csp">Rolly: Cast-out candidate says convention eviction was Love’s doing</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="2014-04-16T09:47:14.223-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A congressional candidate who was kicked out of Saturday’s Salt Lake County Republican Convention says he was asked to leave after paying $300 for a booth because the Mia Love campaign insisted he go. Tim Aalders is a conservative talk-radio commentator who is running in the 4th District as an Independent American Party candidate. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012 as a Republican, so he is known in the GOP, but he said he was surprised to be invited to Saturday’s convention because he now repr...</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> 57822404@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:47:14 MDT Letter: Truly repent, Sen. Hatch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818113-82/hatch-ass-dumb-obamacare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818113-82/hatch-ass-dumb-obamacare.html.csp">Letter: Truly repent, Sen. Hatch</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.893-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I know all of the swear words. While generally not offended hearing them, I do think it poor taste and pandering to purposefully use “profanity” in front of a large captive audience. On Saturday, our U.S. senator, the honorable Orrin Hatch, addressed the Republican state convention and lamented the existence of “dumb-ass Obamacare,” saying that he doesn’t usually use “these words.” Interestingly, while addressing a group of Republican students in 2011, he was quoted as saying about Obamacare: “I...</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> 57818113@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Letter: Hatch curses the darkness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818129-82/hatch-convention-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818129-82/hatch-convention-lake-salt.html.csp">Letter: Hatch curses the darkness</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.908-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At Saturday’s Salt Lake County Republican convention, “tough-talking” Sen. Orrin Hatch roused the rabble: “We’ve simply got to change ... this incredibly poor — I don’t usually use these words but — dumb-ass Obamacare” (“Big day for women at Salt Lake Democratic convention; GOP rejects 2 incumbents,” Tribune, April 13). Hatch’s former Senate colleague, Bob Bennett, proposed an alternative to Obama’s plan to provide affordable health care to millions who were excluded because of cost or pre-exis...</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> 57818129@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT News roundup: Colorado debuts pot vending machine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57816771-64/trib-dnews-president-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57816771-64/trib-dnews-president-utah.html.csp">News roundup: Colorado debuts pot vending machine</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="2014-04-14T07:22:50.581-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 07:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colorado to debut pot vending machine. Gay marriage hearing comes on mixed-race wedding anniversary. The Utah docs who make over $1 million from Medicare. Happy Monday. Colorado was the first state to allow recreational marijuana use and now will be the first state to debut a pot vending machine. The Zazz dispenser will have multiple cameras and include a scanner to ensure the purchaser is of age, the owners say. [UPI] Topping the news: The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard Utah's defens...</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> 57816771@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:22:50 MDT Will: A way back to limited government http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794446-82/convention-compact-amendment-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794446-82/convention-compact-amendment-congress.html.csp">Will: A way back to limited government</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T01:01:03.009-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PHOENIX — From the Goldwater Institute, the fertile frontal lobe of the conservative movement’s brain, comes an innovative idea that is gaining traction in Alaska, Arizona and Georgia, and its advocates may bring it to at least 35 other states’ legislatures. It would use the Constitution’s Article V to move the nation back toward the limited government the Constitution’s Framers thought their document guaranteed. The Compact for America is the innovation of the Goldwater Institute’s Nick Dranias...</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> 57794446@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Rolly: Some cry foul over party chair/candidate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771017-82/cozzens-party-republican-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771017-82/cozzens-party-republican-county.html.csp">Rolly: Some cry foul over party chair/candidate</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="2014-04-05T09:36:18.033-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Count My Vote debate inside the Utah Republican Party is now being played out in an intraparty battle for House District 72 in Cedar City. Iron County Republican Chairman Blake Cozzens is challenging the incumbent, Rep. John Westwood, R-Cedar City, for the GOP nomination. Cozzens has been one of the lead opponents of the Count My Vote initiative and his Iron County Republican Party was the first entity to contribute a large amount of money to the political action committee backing the anti-C...</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> 57771017@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:36:18 MDT Atheists plan to march with ex-Mormons during General Conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765900-78/atheists-church-march-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765900-78/atheists-church-march-convention.html.csp">Atheists plan to march with ex-Mormons during General Conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T17:38:10.501-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah atheists are joining forces with former Mormons to march around LDS Temple Square during the faith’s General Conference on Sunday. “We hope [Latter-day Saints] will join us who are wanting to come out or would like to be able to identify as their more authentic and true selves to let the world know that they are atheists; that they don’t have to try to maintain the facade of being LDS, when they’re not,” Dan Ellis, president of Atheists of Utah, said Wednesday. “Hopefully, it will be catha...</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> 57765900@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:38:10 MDT Representative Greenwood drops out of House race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57769445-90/center-convention-delegates-detention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57769445-90/center-convention-delegates-detention.html.csp">Representative Greenwood drops out of House race</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="2014-04-03T19:46:46.901-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 07:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, known for speaking out for law-enforcement officials in the Legislature, has dropped out of his race for re-election. Greenwood, 64, who is retired from the Utah Highway Patrol and the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, said he made the decision after realizing he faced a tough fight for re-election. “After surveying my [convention] delegates, I think we probably go into a primary,” he said, figuring he could not win the 60 percent of convention delegates needed to s...</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> 57769445@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:46:46 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con announces its panels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57752969-79/comic-con-salt-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57752969-79/comic-con-salt-convention.html.csp">Salt Lake Comic Con announces its panels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:18:11.461-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sword fighting choreography. The “Back to the Future” DeLoreon time machine. Paranormal stories. The legend of Sasquatch. Zombie Enfranchisement. These aren’t your normal convention panel discussions. So it must be Comic Con. The spring Salt Lake Comic Con event, called FanX, has announced its roster of panel discussions, and they range from the practical for the burgeoning genre artist to the absolutely bizarre. The convention, now in its second iteration after the wildly successful event debu...</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> 57752969@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:18:11 MDT Delegate conspiracy? No, it’s just a glitch in GOP lists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57754763-78/candidates-conspiracy-convention-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57754763-78/candidates-conspiracy-convention-county.html.csp">Delegate conspiracy? No, it’s just a glitch in GOP lists</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="2014-03-31T21:43:59.188-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Psst. Did you hear that the Republican Party gave some candidates incomplete convention delegate lists — maybe secretly trying to hinder them from reaching potential supporters? Or did you hear that the GOP didn’t include in its official delegate lists any brand-new Republicans who were elected as convention delegates — because they might be more likely to support challengers instead of old-guard Republicans? Party officials acknowledge such conspiracy theories are afloat, fueled by glitches in ...</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> 57754763@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:43:59 MDT National Hispanic convention coming to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57702399-79/convention-hispanic-america-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57702399-79/convention-hispanic-america-business.html.csp">National Hispanic convention coming to Utah</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T12:52:01.311-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 12:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be bringing its national convention and 6,000 guests to the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City Sept. 21 through Sept. 23. The group said it brings its convention to destinations renowned for their economic prowess, pro-business environment and embrace of cultural diversity. “The USHCC is proud to take its 2014 National Convention to Salt Lake City,” USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez told the Globe Newswire. “Our association represents...</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> 57702399@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:52:01 MDT Now or never? Ohio pins hopes on GOP convention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691427-68/convention-national-ohio-midwest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691427-68/convention-national-ohio-midwest.html.csp">Now or never? Ohio pins hopes on GOP convention</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOPE YEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T19:41:26.278-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 07:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Ohio is looking to reassert its political clout by pressing forward with three bids to host the Republican National Convention, competing against fast-growing states that have newer infrastructure and the more diverse electorate that the party is trying to attract. Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus are among eight cities still in the running for the GOP convention. The field is expected to be whittled down by month’s end, when RNC officials announce the cities they plan to visit. A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576914272014-03-16T19:41:26.278-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T19:41:26.278-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57691427@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:41:26 MDT Baseball auction offers ticket to 1867 convention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691410-68/baseball-convention-ticket-auction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691410-68/baseball-convention-ticket-auction.html.csp">Baseball auction offers ticket to 1867 convention</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID SHARP</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T19:39:01.789-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Biddeford, Maine • A piece of sports history dating back to the 1867 meeting that institutionalized racial segregation in professional baseball is heading to the auction block. Among the items up for sale by Saco River Auction Co. is a ticket to the Philadelphia baseball convention, which marked the drawing of a color line that wasn’t eradicated for good until 80 years later by Jackie Robinson. During the convention, the National Association of Base-Ball Players’ nominating committee responded 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> 57691410@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:39:01 MDT Salt Lake City tattoo convention inks the Salt Palace http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57679171-78/salt-convention-lake-tattoo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57679171-78/salt-convention-lake-tattoo.html.csp">Salt Lake City tattoo convention inks the Salt Palace</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T21:42:20.524-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Above • “It reminds me to keep your head on straight and not to make mistakes,” said Luke Jensen, of 801Ink Gallery, sporting a blue jay on the side of his head Friday at the Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. Center • “I really love elephants,” said Lynnzie Van Leuven, grimacing as tattoo artist Arpil Cornell hits a painful spot on her leg. Bottom • Dia de Los Muertos figurines from German Rivera and Heart of Mejico were on 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> 57679171@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:42:20 MDT CookieCon coming to Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57676666-223/com-cookiecon-cookie-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57676666-223/com-cookiecon-cookie-http.html.csp">CookieCon coming to Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T19:30:39.759-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City will once again host CookieCon, a cookie art convention and show featuring 500 decorators and vendors from 44 states and 16 countries. It runs Thursday-Saturday, March 20-22, at the Salt Lake City Center Hilton, 255 S. West Temple. During the three-day event, top cookie art instructors will share their expertise with participants who range from beginners to expert decorators. Participant slots already are sold out, but the public can see a free display of cookie art, created by C...</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> 57676666@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:30:39 MDT Public financing secured for downtown megahotel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57678271-90/center-convention-conventions-hotel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57678271-90/center-convention-conventions-hotel.html.csp">Public financing secured for downtown megahotel</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T00:06:02.25-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 12:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An RFP will go out soon, looking for a company to build a 1,000-room headquarters hotel adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center. Championed by Visit Salt Lake as a prerequisite to attracting big, lucrative conventions to Salt Lake City, the megahotel’s prospects of becoming a reality advanced with legislative approval of a financial incentive for a hotel developer. Passed comfortably by both houses, HB356 provides for the state, Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City to contribute $25 million...</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> 57678271@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:06:02 MDT Utah elections reshaped with compromise on Count My Vote initiative http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57680041-90/ballot-candidate-caucus-compromise.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57680041-90/ballot-candidate-caucus-compromise.html.csp">Utah elections reshaped with compromise on Count My Vote initiative</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T00:04:02.325-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 12:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After months of gathering more than 100,000 signatures and spending more than $1 million, organizers of the Count My Vote abandoned their ballot initiative effort, opting for a compromise that will provide candidates with an alternative to going through the party caucus-and-convention system. Under the new regime beginning in 2016, a candidate could still go through the party convention system and try to win the nomination by garnering support from enough delegates. But the hopeful could also g...</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> 57680041@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:04:02 MDT Lee undeterred by Count My Vote compromise: ‘I’ll run; I’ll win’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57666224-90/bennett-candidates-compromise-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57666224-90/bennett-candidates-compromise-convention.html.csp">Lee undeterred by Count My Vote compromise: ‘I’ll run; I’ll win’</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T22:19:45.021-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Mike Lee says he’s gung-ho about running for re-election in 2016 and is confident he’ll win — no matter what system Utah has in place for selecting candidates. Lee, a tea-party darling who supporters of the Count My Vote effort had said helped prompt efforts to change the state’s primary system, said just off the Senate floor that while the nominating system will be different, it won’t change his focus. “I’ll play in any system we adopt as a state,” Lee said, “and I intend to ...</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> 57666224@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:19:45 MDT