DEGREE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEGREE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Gadget review: Get ready for the thermal selfie http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325589-79/camera-heat-iphone-thermal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325589-79/camera-heat-iphone-thermal.html.csp">Gadget review: Get ready for the thermal selfie</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER SVENSSON</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T17:54:33.367-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 05:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the “thermie,” or as I like to call it, the “hottie.” That’s when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera that attaches to the back of your iPhone. It sounds unlikely, but it’s coming. Apple stores started selling the $349 FLIR One recently. It puts thermal imaging within reach of people who probably have never considered it before, and it opens up a whole new way of looking at the world. Warm things show up bright on ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583255892014-08-25T17:54:33.367-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T17:54:33.367-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325589@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:54:33 MDT Utah man found guilty of killing acquaintance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58325332-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58325332-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-according.html.csp">Utah man found guilty of killing acquaintance</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T21:48:37.481-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Following a week-long trial, a Uintah County man was convicted by a jury Friday of murdering an acquaintance last year. Jesse Anthony Saenz, 24, was charged in 8th District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, for the April 2013 shooting death of 22-year-old Elvis Zachary Olsen. Saenz also was charged with theft and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies. An 8th District Court jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Saenz gui...</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> 58325332@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:48:37 MDT Attorney requests mental evaluation for Utah teen charged with murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326106-78/teen-court-canfield-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326106-78/teen-court-canfield-according.html.csp">Attorney requests mental evaluation for Utah teen charged with murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T21:48:37.349-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An attorney for a Toquerville teen charged as an adult in the death of a neighbor woman has asked a judge to order a competency review for the teen. Joshua David Canfield, 18, is accused of shooting and killing 58-year-old Geraldine Bommarito on March 18 or 19. Canfield appeared in 5th District Court on Thursday, where defense attorney Aric Cramer asked for an evaluation to determine whether his client is competent to stand trial. According to a motion filed in court, Cramer said this request w...</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> 58326106@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:48:37 MDT Trio charged with murder in Price house fire death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58320076-78/swink-charged-fire-pendleton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58320076-78/swink-charged-fire-pendleton.html.csp">Trio charged with murder in Price house fire death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T21:10:44.057-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three people were charged with murder Wednesday in the fiery death of Brian William Swink last month in Price. James William Pendleton, 39, Michael John Dees, 38, and Ashley Ann Platt, 19, are accused of beating 32-year-old Swink and locking him in the basement of a drug house in Price on July 29. The house subsequently caught fire, and Swink, of Helper, died from smoke inhalation, an autopsy determined. The three suspects were charged with one count each of first-degree felony murder, first-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> 58320076@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:10:44 MDT Trial begins for man accused in 2013 Uintah County murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301375-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-degree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301375-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-degree.html.csp">Trial begins for man accused in 2013 Uintah County murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:06:00.436-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Opening statements are expected Tuesday morning in a trial for a Utah man accused of murdering an acquaintance last year. Jesse Anthony Saenz, 24, is charged in 8th District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, as well as theft and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies. A jury was seated Monday for what is expected to be a week-long trial. On April 11, 2013, Elvis Zachary Olsen, 22, was found shot to death near Fort Duchesne on the Uintah and O...</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> 58301375@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:06:00 MDT Utah ex-cop accused of posing as porn producer pleads not guilty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58296949-78/rose-nude-photos-teen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58296949-78/rose-nude-photos-teen.html.csp">Utah ex-cop accused of posing as porn producer pleads not guilty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T11:36:17.014-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former Tremonton police officer accused of creating a fake pornography email account and convincing a teen girl to send him nude photos pleaded not guilty to charges Wednesday. Jeremy Rose, 37, is charged in Ogden’s 2nd District Court with 16 charges: ten counts of second-degree felony sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of third-degree felony voyeurism, one count of third-degree felony dealing in materials harmful to minor, one count each of third-degree felonies obstruction of justice...</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> 58296949@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:36:17 MDT Next court date for Swallow, Shurtleff pushed back to October http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58288380-90/shurtleff-swallow-degree-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58288380-90/shurtleff-swallow-degree-former.html.csp">Next court date for Swallow, Shurtleff pushed back to October</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T21:01:44.059-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Embattled former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff will not appear again in court until October after their originally scheduled mid-August hearing was pushed back Tuesday by more than two months. According to a motion filed in 3rd District Court earlier this month, Swallow’s attorneys asked the court date be moved to “allow time to review extensive discovery and analyze the time frame needed for preparation.” The two former attorneys general first appeared in criminal court Jul...</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> 58288380@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:01:44 MDT Kidnapping dropped, but Utah man still faces sex abuse charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58284155-78/charges-schaffer-court-kidnapping.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58284155-78/charges-schaffer-court-kidnapping.html.csp">Kidnapping dropped, but Utah man still faces sex abuse charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T20:14:54.882-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • A Weber County man accused of kidnapping a teenage boy at an Ogden train station and forcing the boy to commit sexual acts with him over several days appeared in court Monday — but is now facing very different charges. Ryan Mitchell Schaffer, 34, is now charged in Ogden’s 2nd District Court with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, all third-degree felonies. Previously, he was charged in January with four first-degree felonies: one charge of aggravated kidnapping and 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> 58284155@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:14:54 MDT Losing religion at college? Not anymore, says study http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58273262-80/college-religion-likely-born.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58273262-80/college-religion-likely-born.html.csp">Losing religion at college? Not anymore, says study</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T16:54:01.875-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You don’t need a doctorate to think higher education leads people away from organized religion. That’s been common wisdom for decades. Now, a sociologist’s new generational study upends that thinking. Today, it’s the least-educated members of Generation X — people born roughly between 1965 and 1980 — who are “most likely to leave religion,” said Philip Schwadel, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Millennials — Americans roughly between ages 18 and 30 — wer...</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> 58273262@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:54:01 MDT Golf: Holes in one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58262884-77/yards-bentley-golf-wedge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58262884-77/yards-bentley-golf-wedge.html.csp">Golf: Holes in one</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:10:30.446-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lakeside • Kevin Johnson. No. 11, 119 yards, sand wedge. With Tim Gale, Corey Hudson. Mulligan’s Golf & Games • Mike Fennell. No. 6, 68 yards, 60-degree wedge. Wasatch • Larry Stricker. No. 5 (Mountain). With George Jones, Kyle Stubbs, Tom Raider. Bonneville • Michael Stone. No. 9, 148 yards, 9-iron. With Pat Bentley, Brian Bentley and Don Wilson.</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> 58262884@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:10:30 MDT Utah teachers union names new executive director http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58259883-78/education-uea-bloom-director.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58259883-78/education-uea-bloom-director.html.csp">Utah teachers union names new executive director</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="2014-08-04T21:42:12.159-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The largest teachers union in Utah has chosen a new executive director. Lisa Nentl-Bloom, who spent the last eight years working as an organizational specialist for the National Education Association, will begin work Sept. 1 for the Utah Education Association (UEA). In 2007, she was assigned to work with the UEA on a special project for nine months, according to a UEA news release. Nentl-Bloom has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education. She also...</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> 58259883@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:42:12 MDT Four arrested in man’s fiery death at Utah drug house http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58246822-78/barnes-swink-fire-pendleton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58246822-78/barnes-swink-fire-pendleton.html.csp">Four arrested in man’s fiery death at Utah drug house</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="2014-07-31T21:53:36.521-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two men and two women have been arrested on charges stemming from the fiery death of Brian William Swink inside what police characterized as a “known drug house” in Price. Price police Capt. William Barnes said Thursday that preliminary results from an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner’s Office had determined the 32-year-old Helper man had died from asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation during the Tuesday morning blaze at 423 S. 200 West. Barnes said that one of the home’s occupants, James W...</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> 58246822@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:53:36 MDT Salt Lake City police nab violent ex-con in alleged RV kidnap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241017-78/chaney-felony-police-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241017-78/chaney-felony-police-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake City police nab violent ex-con in alleged RV kidnap</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="2014-07-30T21:03:19.304-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An ex-con with a history of domestic violence — including a 1996 incident where he shot and wounded his then-wife — has been arrested by Salt Lake City police for allegedly holding another woman against her will in his RV. SLCPD Detective Veronica Montoya said William Steven Chaney, 53, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of first-degree felony aggravated kidnapping; second-degree felony domestic violence/aggravated assault; and third-degree felony counts...</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> 58241017@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:03:19 MDT Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp">Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T17:39:26.792-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 05:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Much ado has been made about the ties between Utah’s embattled former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. Swallow was Shurtleff’s top deputy and his handpicked Republican successor. The men have been widely accused of accepting gifts from and engaging with the same questionable characters. In text messages and emails, they refer to one another in familiar terms. On Wednesday, when the former attorneys general appear in 3rd District Court for the first time, they will stand before ...</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> 58224624@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:39:26 MDT College football: Weber State hires director of operations from University of Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225335-77/football-duff-weber-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225335-77/football-duff-weber-state.html.csp">College football: Weber State hires director of operations from University of Utah</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T15:59:31.888-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Grant Duff has been named the new director of football operations at Weber State, first-year head coach Jay Hill announced Friday. Duff has spent the last five years serving in various capacities with the football program at the University of Utah, where he worked with Hill. In his new role at Weber, Duff will be involved in all areas of the football program, including travel, budget, scheduling and organization. “We are really excited to have Grant join our staff,” Hill said. “I know ho...</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> 58225335@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:59:31 MDT Pac-12 football: Mariota taking it easy, but getting degree http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225053-77/pac-mariota-scott-stanford.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225053-77/pac-mariota-scott-stanford.html.csp">Pac-12 football: Mariota taking it easy, but getting degree</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T22:04:20.449-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At the very start of Pac-12 media day, commissioner Larry Scott wanted to tell a story he felt would show just how important scholarships are. College athletics are working “exceedingly well,” Scott said. As an example, he showed a Pac-12 Network-produced profile of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota on passing up a chance to go to the NFL to return to school and get his degree in general science. “We believe that encouraging our student-athletes to tackle challenging majors such as Marcus is 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> 58225053@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:04:20 MDT Legislative candidate faces kidnapping, assault charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58213328-78/byrge-police-wrote-candidate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58213328-78/byrge-police-wrote-candidate.html.csp">Legislative candidate faces kidnapping, assault charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:13:47.52-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A candidate for the state Legislature is accused of attacking and kidnapping a man. Mark E. Byrge, 43, who is a Democratic state House candidate, was charged Monday with first-degree felony aggravated kidnapping, third-degree felony aggravated assault and second-degree felony obstructing justice in connection to a dispute that allegedly occurred June 1 at Byrge’s house in American Fork. According to court documents, a man went to Byrge’s house and argued with Byrge at the front door over money ...</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> 58213328@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:13:47 MDT Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58199236-90/swallow-charges-degree-felony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58199236-90/swallow-charges-degree-felony.html.csp">Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining</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="2014-07-21T18:40:27.113-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The scene was unprecedented: Two former statewide elected officials — who swore an oath to uphold and enforce the law — jailed after being arrested and charged with a slew of public-corruption charges. Their alleged crimes, equally unprecedented, range from bribery to accepting rides on private jets and massive houseboats, vacationing in beachfront villas of a convicted criminal and lying to federal investigators about their dealings. The alleged conduct of former Attorneys General Mark Shurtlef...</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> 58199236@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40:27 MDT The charges against Swallow, Shurtleff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58187865-90/swallow-shurtleff-johnson-allegedly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58187865-90/swallow-shurtleff-johnson-allegedly.html.csp">The charges against Swallow, Shurtleff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:44:18.404-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utah Attorney Generals Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested Tuesday morning, and the pair faces a combined 23 charges. Both Shurtleff and Swallow said they look forward to their day in court to defend themselves. Here is a listing of the charges against both men and some of the highlights from the charges. &lt;freeform&gt; Charges against John Swallow &lt;img src=”http://local.sltrib.com/online/arrests/johnmug.jpg” width=”35%”&gt; Count 1 • Pattern of unlawful activity, seco...</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> 58187865@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:44:18 MDT Districts debate merits of master’s for teachers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177218-68/pay-teachers-advanced-degrees.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177218-68/pay-teachers-advanced-degrees.html.csp">Districts debate merits of master’s for teachers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMIE STENGLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T13:08:01.535-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable. More than half of the nation’s teachers have master’s degrees or higher, but the changing salary structure is giving pause to others considering the same path. Texas’ two largest school districts, in Houston and Dalla...</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> 58177218@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:08:01 MDT