DABAKIS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DABAKIS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Dabakis deserves thanks, good luck http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57729095-82/dabakis-debakis-health-resigns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57729095-82/dabakis-debakis-health-resigns.html.csp">Letter: Dabakis deserves thanks, good luck</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:03.085-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Dabakis, how can we thank him? Let me count the ways (“Debakis resigns as top Dem,” Tribune, March 25). Dabakis is politically brilliant, progressive, responsible, respectful, reasonable, funny, cheerful and sassy. Here is to his good health and to his Utah Senate seat election in November. Rosemary A. Holt Salt Lake City</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57729095@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Dabakis: Utah Democrats nearly persuaded top LDS leader to run http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57739775-90/chairman-church-dabakis-democratic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57739775-90/chairman-church-dabakis-democratic.html.csp">Dabakis: Utah Democrats nearly persuaded top LDS leader to run</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="2014-03-28T19:12:56.052-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 07:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Dabakis says he knows what it may take for the Democratic Party to become a true power again in Utah. “One of the things it would take is a great LDS candidate,” like maybe a former LDS general authority — which the party almost pulled off two years ago,” said Dabakis, who stepped down this week as chairman of the Utah Democratic Party. He told Trib Talk on Thursday, “We came very close to getting Marlin Jensen to run. He had just retired as LDS Church historian” in 2012, was a member 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> 57739775@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:12:56 MDT Jim Dabakis, citing health issues, resigns as Utah's top Dem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57723653-90/chairman-dabakis-democratic-issues.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57723653-90/chairman-dabakis-democratic-issues.html.csp">Jim Dabakis, citing health issues, resigns as Utah's top Dem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T09:38:51.465-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Dabakis, who took joy in tormenting Utah’s majority Republicans with his verbal barbs and cocky attitude, resigned as chairman of the Utah Democratic Party unexpectedly Monday, citing undisclosed health issues. Dabakis said he would maintain his Salt Lake City seat in the Utah Senate, which he was appointed to in 2012, and plans to continue his campaign for election in November. There were some health issues that arose at the end of the legislative session — “I thought it was just [Republic...</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> 57723653@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:38:51 MDT Utah parties to hold final caucuses under current system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57694029-90/attendance-caucuses-church-dabakis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57694029-90/attendance-caucuses-church-dabakis.html.csp">Utah parties to hold final caucuses under current system</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="2014-03-17T22:02:09.015-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For perhaps one last time, political party caucuses this week will figure into a long-running debate about whether small extremist groups can use them to control Utah’s ballot, or if big attendance there instead can ensure mainstream choices. Examples of when small groups ruled — such as the tea party dumping former GOP Sen. Bob Bennett four years ago, even though polls showed he likely easily would have won a primary — led to a change in the system that takes effect Jan. 1. Gov. Gary Herbert 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> 57694029@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:02:09 MDT Senators: Utah narrowly dodged Arizona’s fate on gay bias bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57598564-90/arizona-bill-dabakis-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57598564-90/arizona-bill-dabakis-gay.html.csp">Senators: Utah narrowly dodged Arizona’s fate on gay bias bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T22:03:35.51-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The national firestorm pouring down on Arizona could have easily been focused on Utah if the Legislature hadn’t shelved a similar bill pitting gay rights against religious freedom, according to the sponsor, Sen. Stuart Reid. But Reid, R-Ogden, said that, even after he leaves the Legislature at the end of the year, Utah will have to deal with the issue, because protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Utahns cannot exist alongside religious liberty. “I would have anticipated that he...</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> 57598564@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:03:35 MDT Utah lawmakers hear tales of discrimination from LGBT crowd http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57598432-78/state-gay-meeting-dabakis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57598432-78/state-gay-meeting-dabakis.html.csp">Utah lawmakers hear tales of discrimination from LGBT crowd</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T15:09:48.38-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 03:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In what Sen. Jim Dabakis called a “watershed moment” in the state’s LGBT history, lawmakers heard stories of gay Utahns who have been insulted, fired from their jobs and felt unable to make a life for themselves in Utah at a meeting Wednesday night. “It’s amazing — I’ve only been gone six years, and I come back and see legislators on the side of equality,” said native Justin Utley. He moved to New York after he was fired from a credit union when his boss figured out he was gay by monitoring his...</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> 57598432@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:09:48 MDT