COUNCIL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUNCIL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) South Jordan OKs deal with school district, cools to the idea of a split http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58244227-78/district-jordan-south-likely.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58244227-78/district-jordan-south-likely.html.csp">South Jordan OKs deal with school district, cools to the idea of a split</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley and Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T22:55:08.022-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The South Jordan City Council unanimously approved an interlocal agreement Wednesday, but left the question of whether to put splitting from the Jordan School District on the ballot until its next meeting on Aug. 5. The decision came primarily because the Jordan school board approved South Jordan’s draft of the interlocal agreement Monday night and a new feasibility study indicated negative impacts for the city and students. Though about half of the public comment encouraged a split, all of 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58244227@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:55:08 MDT Mayor says Salt Lake City could fill golf hole by buying land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238657-78/golf-council-mayor-becker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238657-78/golf-council-mayor-becker.html.csp">Mayor says Salt Lake City could fill golf hole by buying land</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER SMART</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T08:03:33.047-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The troubled Salt Lake City golf system needs a short game and a long game to get back to par. That’s what Mayor Ralph Becker told the City Council on Tuesday. And if the seven-member body can’t find the strokes, the mayor said he’d do it himself. “We are going to make decisions,” he told the council. “If we can’t make them collectively... [then] I will make them.” But the mood in the council’s regularly scheduled work session was collaborative. And the council agreed with Becker that a sustaina...</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> 58238657@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:03:33 MDT Sandy approves annexation of Oak Valley Drive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217044-78/annexation-sandy-county-unincorporated.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217044-78/annexation-sandy-county-unincorporated.html.csp">Sandy approves annexation of Oak Valley Drive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Courtney Tanner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T13:55:01.883-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Ray Goodson’s house flooded a few years back, he watched Sandy City officials help his neighbors clean the water damage to their homes for free, while he had to pay $20,000 in repairs out of his own pocket. Goodson, who lived in an unincorporated area of Salt Lake County bordering Sandy, asked county officials for help covering the bill. But he said they denied his requests. “I thought I had passed gas or something,” he said. “All they did was laugh hysterically.” Other residents told si...</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> 58217044@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:01 MDT Jordan school board approves agreement to stop district split http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233963-78/jordan-district-split-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233963-78/jordan-district-split-south.html.csp">Jordan school board approves agreement to stop district split</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Lisa Schencker </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T07:28:56.204-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 07:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jordan School District board members made the first step to prevent a district split Monday by approving an interlocal agreement drafted to improve communication and planning between the district and cities. “The purpose of doing this is so that children and employees are not faced with a district split and fewer opportunities,” board member Kayleen Whitelock said. “If we do not do this, that’s where it’s going to go ... if it means that children get more opportunities then it gets my vote.” 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> 58233963@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:28:56 MDT Downtown Salt Lake streetcar coming later, but what about now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224425-78/bus-circulator-council-downtown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224425-78/bus-circulator-council-downtown.html.csp">Downtown Salt Lake streetcar coming later, but what about now?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T23:00:42.715-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Although the Salt Lake City Council has been wishing for a downtown transit circulator for years, it remains just that — an unfulfilled dream. But on Tuesday, the council will consider a proposal by Mayor Ralph Becker’s administration for a streetcar in the central business district. The plan is to run a streetcar line from the University of Utah west on 100 South or 200 South to 400 West, where it would turn south and continue to 900 South. The cost is estimated at $100 million to $200 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> 58224425@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:00:42 MDT South Jordan nearing decision on split http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224915-78/jordan-south-split-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224915-78/jordan-south-split-district.html.csp">South Jordan nearing decision on split</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="2014-07-28T16:54:22.702-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Months of arguments, frustration and tension have all led up to the next two weeks — when South Jordan City leaders will finally decide whether to place the question of a school district split before voters. The Jordan School District board is scheduled to meet Monday night to discuss whether to enter into an agreement with South Jordan and other cities — centered on planning and communication issues — in hopes of preventing a possible split. If the board chooses to enter into the agreement, it ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224915@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:54:22 MDT Park City lures bamboo ski pole maker to town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58222026-79/park-soul-company-ski.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58222026-79/park-soul-company-ski.html.csp">Park City lures bamboo ski pole maker to town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Hamburger</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Park Record</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:54:05.742-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City • Leaders here have approved a grant to help a bamboo ski pole manufacturer as it moves its headquarters from Silver Creek to Park City, continuing City Hall’s efforts to nurture a more diverse economy than the one of today. The Park City Council unanimously agreed to provide $20,000 to a firm called Soul Play. For the remainder of this story, click here to go to the Park Record’s website. The Tribune and the Park Record are both properties of MediaNews Group.</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> 58222026@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:54:05 MDT O.C. Tanner gift to upgrade Abravanel Hall lounge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211382-78/county-council-theater-abravanel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211382-78/county-council-theater-abravanel.html.csp">O.C. Tanner gift to upgrade Abravanel Hall lounge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:00:31.11-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There isn’t any shag rug in there, but the Tanner Lounge backstage at Abravanel Hall hasn’t been remodeled since it debuted in the 1970s. So a $50,000 gift from the O.C. Tanner Foundation, for whom the resting room was named, was welcomed warmly Tuesday by the Salt Lake County Council. “This will take it from the ’70s to the 2000s,” said county Community Services Director Erin Litvack, adding the alterations will make the room more functional for stagehands as well as performers. The Abravanel H...</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> 58211382@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:31 MDT UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210846-68/fighting-chief-ban-belief.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210846-68/fighting-chief-ban-belief.html.csp">UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T10:22:02.506-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • The U.N. secretary-general says it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.” Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council on Tuesday by videoconference from the West Bank city of Ramallah that he could not publicly reveal details of talks “at this highly sensitive moment.” “Suffice it to say it is my hope and belief that these talks will lead to results and an end to the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582108462014-07-22T10:22:02.506-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T10:22:02.506-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210846@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:22:02 MDT Letter: Golf is best value for Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58191043-82/golf-parks-recreational-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58191043-82/golf-parks-recreational-lake.html.csp">Letter: Golf is best value for Salt Lake City</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:27:02.156-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The real problems with Salt Lake City’s golf program stem from decades of conflicted Salt Lake City Council leadership. If golf is going to be run as a for-profit enterprise as currently structured in the budget, then the mayor and City Council needs to re-invest in their current assets and bring their facilities up to competitive standards. They also need to set clear long-term goals and stop micro-managing fees and programs. If they choose to continue running the golf operations as a recreatio...</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> 58191043@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:27:02 MDT Bidder and the sweet: Property buyer gets his money back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191443-78/property-abbaszadeh-county-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191443-78/property-abbaszadeh-county-tax.html.csp">Bidder and the sweet: Property buyer gets his money back</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T12:35:36.466-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 12:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the Salt Lake County Council to undo a property sale requires a persuasive argument from a bidder with buyer’s remorse. Ayyoob Abbaszadeh had one. Rob Walton did not. After the county’s May sale of properties with delinquent property taxes, Abbaszadeh thought he’d landed a great deal on a parcel in Emigration Canyon’s Pinecrest area. The 58-year-old man paid $53,500 (plus $16,000 in delinquent taxes) for the acre — listed on the county assessor’s records as being worth $185,400 — where he pl...</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> 58191443@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:35:36 MDT Could Mormon church excommunicate Shurtleff, Swallow? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58191132-180/church-mormon-disciplinary-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58191132-180/church-mormon-disciplinary-lds.html.csp">Could Mormon church excommunicate Shurtleff, Swallow?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T16:39:43.938-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On the heels of Mormon feminist Kate Kelly’s recent excommunication for “conduct contrary to the laws and order” of the LDS Church, a new question has emerged: Could former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff lose their Mormon memberships, too? The short answer is yes. If convicted, the two prominent LDS politicians, who now face 21 felony charges between them, could end up in disciplinary councils before Mormon leaders in Sandy. After all, according to LDS Handbook 1, which 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> 58191132@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:39:43 MDT Salt Lake City Council moves to update parking laws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188346-78/parking-lawsuit-ordinance-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188346-78/parking-lawsuit-ordinance-council.html.csp">Salt Lake City Council moves to update parking laws</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER SMART</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:10:19.276-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Call it medicine for a $5.4 million parking headache. That’s how much plaintiffs Timothy Bivens, Antonio Arias and S. Steven Maese are seeking in a lawsuit that alleges Salt Lake City’s parking ordinance is out of sync with the kiosk system implemented more than two years ago. After a closed-door session with members of the city attorney’s staff Tuesday evening, the Salt Lake City Council without discussion voted to amend the parking ordinance. No public hearing was required, according to the co...</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> 58188346@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:10:19 MDT West Valley City pulls plug on civil service commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58183547-90/commission-hearing-officer-appeals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58183547-90/commission-hearing-officer-appeals.html.csp">West Valley City pulls plug on civil service commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By courtney tanner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T22:30:27.706-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The West Valley City Council voted 4-2 on Tuesday night to dissolve the Civil Service Commission responsible for hearing appeals from firefighters and police, including the current investigation into the firing of officer Shaun Cowley, who faces separate criminal charges in the shooting death of Danielle Willard. The council also voted unanimously to replace the commission with a hearing officer who will act as a judge for appeals by all city employees, a workforce of about 1,000. Keith Stoney, ...</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> 58183547@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:30:27 MDT Pleasant View police chief mulls lawsuit over ‘without cause’ firing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185364-78/jackson-meeting-neal-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185364-78/jackson-meeting-neal-officers.html.csp">Pleasant View police chief mulls lawsuit over ‘without cause’ firing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:29:10.775-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Veteran Pleasant View Police Chief D. Scott Jackson is making plans to sue over his firing “without cause” during an abruptly called, closed city council meeting over the weekend — but he would much rather just be reinstated. Jackson, who has been chief for 15 of the 17 years he has been with the Weber County community of 8,000’s police force, was the victim of a “rush to judgment” led by an “ego-driven” mayor and city administrator, contends his attorney, Randy Neal. Neal said Saturday’s decisi...</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> 58185364@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:29:10 MDT Salt Lake City may have a play on deficit sand trap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58188095-90/council-course-courses-fees.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58188095-90/council-course-courses-fees.html.csp">Salt Lake City may have a play on deficit sand trap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:47:06.794-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s not like the Salt Lake City Council is in the rough as it deals with how to save its troubled golf system – it’s more like in the weeds. One thing is sure, however, the council has positioned itself to raise green fees by $1 per nine-hole round come Sept. 1. It does not apply to junior golfers. The hike at all eight city courses is designed as a one-year pilot program, in part, to determine whether it would chase away golfers. Councilwoman Lisa Adams doesn’t think it will “I have had an ove...</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> 58188095@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:47:06 MDT County’s managed-care system working pretty well http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58188183-79/county-health-services-audit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58188183-79/county-health-services-audit.html.csp">County’s managed-care system working pretty well</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T15:28:55.661-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County’s move to a managed-care system to provide mental health and substance-abuse treatment to county residents received generally favorable marks in an independent, 58-page audit released Tuesday. “It’s not often I get to share generally positive news,” said Denise Callahan, president of TAP International, while presenting her audit to the Salt Lake County Council. “There’s always challenges, but overall, I was pleasantly surprised,” the consultant added. “When I do these kinds of a...</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> 58188183@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:28:55 MDT Rolly: Council member’s banning result of tea party intolerance? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170596-82/party-sltrib-barnes-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170596-82/party-sltrib-barnes-council.html.csp">Rolly: Council member’s banning result of tea party intolerance?</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="2014-07-11T17:20:01.893-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Since the tea party tsunami of 2010 inundated the Republican Party with a wave of ideological purists, we have seen political groups and government entities become less and less tolerant of any type of opinions that conflict with their own. I have written about the Davis County Republican Executive Committee conspiring to remove the party secretary because she dared exercise her constitutional rights of expression by signing a petition they didn’t like. The excuse was that the party had passed a...</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> 58170596@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:01 MDT Editorial: More splits threaten Jordan School District http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58174257-82/district-jordan-cities-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58174257-82/district-jordan-cities-council.html.csp">Editorial: More splits threaten Jordan School District</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T12:59:20.62-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 12:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Members of the West Jordan City Council have wisely decided that, rather than start building a fleet of ramshackle lifeboats, it would be better for all involved to try to keep the Jordan School District afloat. Council members danced around several alternatives the other night before deciding not to sink some $41,000 into a study of the ramifications of seceding from the Jordan School District. In so doing, they made real their comments about how they didn’t really want their city to leave 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> 58174257@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:59:20 MDT Letter: People should call out bigotry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58165335-82/bigotry-families-family-mero.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58165335-82/bigotry-families-family-mero.html.csp">Letter: People should call out bigotry</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:04:01.692-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I agree with Sutherland Institute president Paul Mero (“World Congress of Families is not a hate group,” July 7) that strong families are essential to a healthy society and support his work on immigration reform and poverty. But these laudable actions do not excuse his or the Family Research Council’s efforts to deny LGBT rights. Mero claims that some demonize the Family Research Council because of its “pro-family politics.” However, nobody of note in the LGBT community seeks to weaken families...</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> 58165335@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:04:01 MDT