DISTRICT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DISTRICT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Report: Tossed Salt Lake City school lunches a protocol breach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541137-78/district-report-lake-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541137-78/district-report-lake-parents.html.csp">Report: Tossed Salt Lake City school lunches a protocol breach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-21T09:28:01.299-06:00">Updated Oct 21, 2014 09:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake City School District is reiterating that a school cafeteria worker broke district protocol in January when she “arbitrarily and capriciously” plucked lunches from 17 students, giving them milk and fruit instead. School district officials on Thursday evening sent parents a second outside report detailing that the Uintah Elementary lunch worker sidestepped district guidelines in directing payments for thousands of student meals into the wrong accounts last year. The district in rec...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58541137@www.sltrib.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:28:01 MDT Why Utah Dem Luz Robles seeks GOP allies — ‘It gets things done’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58517216-90/robles-says-utah-mero.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58517216-90/robles-says-utah-mero.html.csp">Why Utah Dem Luz Robles seeks GOP allies — ‘It gets things done’</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="2014-10-20T08:56:58.084-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 08:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Democratic state Sen. Luz Robles is asked how she would end Washington gridlock if elected to Congress, she points to how she waged the biggest battle of her legislative career: leading opposition to a tough immigration-enforcement bill in 2011. A GOP-friendlier compromise package passed instead. That came after Robles reached across party lines to form alliances with key conservatives to craft alternatives. She even became friends with her main adversary, who now credits her for drasticall...</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> 58517216@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:56:58 MDT Are your property taxes going up? Some Utahns have it worse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58520886-90/taxes-tax-property-210000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58520886-90/taxes-tax-property-210000.html.csp">Are your property taxes going up? Some Utahns have it worse</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="2014-10-20T09:51:40.078-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Final property tax notices now arriving naturally make many people sad. But some have more reason than others to be down. Their taxes are going up — in some cases, way up. Take, for instance: • Castle Valley residents. The town of 330 residents in Grand County raised taxes by $112 on a $210,000 home, up 86 percent. That is the highest tax hike by dollar amount of any of Utah’s 600 local governments and districts. • Folks in the Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy District. It raised its prope...</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> 58520886@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:51:40 MDT Letter: Love is pain, but Owens is relief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533831-82/love-debate-owens-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533831-82/love-debate-owens-care.html.csp">Letter: Love is pain, but Owens is relief</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:51:02.459-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Painful! That was my take on Mia Love in the 4th District debate. Trying to be charming, she clearly misrepresented facts, used senseless euphemisms, and singular experiences to portray big issues facing our state and country. For one, her statement of less people having health insurance after the ACA is false. Ms. Love fired off “one through four” points, as in the citizenship question response. She never thoughtfully developed any issue and seemed to be coached in her nonsensical responses. 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> 58533831@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:51:02 MDT Mia Love raises five times more than Doug Owens, sets Utah record http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58528537-90/raised-cash-spent-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58528537-90/raised-cash-spent-utah.html.csp">Mia Love raises five times more than Doug Owens, sets Utah record</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T08:47:16.954-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republican Mia Love has definitively claimed Utah’s fundraising crown and is less than three weeks away from learning if she’ll get the prize she truly seeks: a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Love amassed nearly $1.47 million in the past three months, according to new financial reports due late Wednesday. That’s an unheard of amount for a House race in Utah and dwarfs what normally would be considered a respectable quarter from Democratic opponent Doug Owens, who raised $294,700. 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> 58528537@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:47:16 MDT Letter: Chaffetz outside mainstream on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58529289-82/climate-chaffetz-address-assertion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58529289-82/climate-chaffetz-address-assertion.html.csp">Letter: Chaffetz outside mainstream on climate change</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T17:24:02.864-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the Third District congressional debate, Congressman Jason Chaffetz questioned the science of climate change, suggesting scientists couldn’t make credible predictions about the climate because weathermen often are wrong in predicting the weather. Mr. Chaffetz’s position puts him at odds with virtually all of the world’s climate scientists, including our own in Utah, as well as many fellow Republicans. A growing number of Republican statesmen recognize the threats and risks of climate chang...</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> 58529289@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:24:02 MDT Hong Kong police move in against protest zone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58528639-68/police-hong-kong-protesters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58528639-68/police-hong-kong-protesters.html.csp">Hong Kong police move in against protest zone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SYLVIA HUI </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and kevin chan </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T20:28:15.195-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 08:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • Riot police moved in on a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid on Friday, taking down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked key streets for more than two weeks. More than 100 police, some in helmets and shields, descended early morning at the busy district of Mong Kok, an offshoot protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the city’s financial district. Police surrounded about 30 protesters, who did not put up resistance. Officers use...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585286392014-10-16T20:28:15.195-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-16T20:28:15.195-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58528639@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:28:15 MDT Avalanches, blizzard kill 12 in Nepal’s mountains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524646-68/avalanche-blizzard-nepal-trekkers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524646-68/avalanche-blizzard-nepal-trekkers.html.csp">Avalanches, blizzard kill 12 in Nepal’s mountains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T10:46:49.42-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 10:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Katmandu, Nepal • An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal’s mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing. The death toll was likely to rise as rescuers struggle through snow and rough terrain to help dozens who remained stranded, the officials said. An avalanche buried one Indian and four Canadian trekkers in Phu on Wednesday, said Devendra Lamic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585246462014-10-15T10:46:49.42-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T10:46:49.42-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524646@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:46:49 MDT Education funding at center of heated 4th District debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58521820-90/owens-love-utah-debate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58521820-90/owens-love-utah-debate.html.csp">Education funding at center of heated 4th District debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T14:29:49.298-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 02:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A continuing spat over education policy played prominently into the only televised debate between Utah’s main 4th District competitors, Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens, and led to accusations of negative campaigning on both sides. KUED’s Ken Verdoia, who moderated Tuesday’s debate in Salt Lake City, led out with a question on education funding. Love said she wants to bring as much local control to Utah’s schools as possible and suggested shifting federal funding from the Department ...</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> 58521820@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:29:49 MDT Trib Talk: Interview with 4th District candidate Doug Owens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58516688-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-owens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58516688-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-owens.html.csp">Trib Talk: Interview with 4th District candidate Doug Owens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T12:53:40.812-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 12:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Doug Owens hopes his family ties and middle-of-the-road positions will persuade voters to pick another moderate Democrat to fill the 4th Congressional District seat. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Owens joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss why he’s running and get his take on guns, immigration, education and more.  Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+ or texting 801-609-8059. ...</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> 58516688@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:53:40 MDT D.C. adds race to nation’s debate on legalizing pot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58517986-68/district-marijuana-legalization-voters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58517986-68/district-marijuana-legalization-voters.html.csp">D.C. adds race to nation’s debate on legalizing pot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BEN NUCKOLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T17:30:50.146-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation’s capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges. Pot legalization supporters in Colorado and Washington state also spoke about racial justice, but their voters are mostly white and their campaigns focused more on other issues. The race factor hits closer to many more homes in the District, where nearly half the population is black. And that means this referendum could change how the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585179862014-10-13T17:30:50.146-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-13T17:30:50.146-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517986@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:30:50 MDT Utah election: Independent poll shows Owens gaining, Love leading http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58516166-90/love-owens-poll-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58516166-90/love-owens-poll-utah.html.csp">Utah election: Independent poll shows Owens gaining, Love leading</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T22:41:36.516-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 10:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republican Mia Love has a significant lead on Democrat Doug Owens in Utah’s 4th Congressional District, but it’s not insurmountable, according to an independent poll released Monday. That survey, commissioned by UtahPolicy.com, found Love at 49 percent and Owens at 40 percent. Owens has improved since the same organization conducted a poll in August showing Love with a 12-point advantage. The results come just one day before the candidates debate each other on live television. The event, sponsor...</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> 58516166@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:41:36 MDT School bus weaves in and out of I-15 traffic; driver busted for DUI http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58516653-78/bus-martinez-district-driver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58516653-78/bus-martinez-district-driver.html.csp">School bus weaves in and out of I-15 traffic; driver busted for DUI</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T22:40:43.44-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a school bus full of children veered across lanes of Interstate 15 at nearly 80 mph, their chaperone began to panic. “Oh, my hell!” she can be heard saying on a 911 call Monday morning from a Davis County school bus whose driver soon would be arrested on suspicion of drug-impaired driving. “I don’t scare very easily, but my heart is pounding.” About 70 frightened schoolchildren and their adult chaperones eventually were escorted to safety by Utah Highway Patrol troopers, but not before witne...</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> 58516653@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:40:43 MDT 2nd District: Stewart, Robles reject extremist labels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58508973-90/care-citizenship-congressional-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58508973-90/care-citizenship-congressional-district.html.csp">2nd District: Stewart, Robles reject extremist labels</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="2014-10-13T09:39:15.457-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 09:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even though Chis Stewart is a U.S. congressman and Luz Robles is a state senator, both find that many people still know little about them — and incorrectly stereotype them going into the Nov. 4 election for the 2nd Congressional District. “People want to box us into the extreme left or the extreme right,” Robles said, adding that she is not the liberal supposed by many but a moderate. Stewart says he is accused of being a right-wing extremist “primarily from people who don’t agree with me” or pe...</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> 58508973@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:39:15 MDT Ogden Superintendent Brad Smith picked to head state schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58509373-78/smith-board-ogden-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58509373-78/smith-board-ogden-state.html.csp">Ogden Superintendent Brad Smith picked to head state schools</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin Wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T11:40:56.405-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 11:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A divided state school board picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith on Friday to lead Utah’s public schools, choosing a controversial figure criticized by many of his employees but beloved by school reformers. Smith received eight votes in favor, the minimum required for board actions. He expects to start work in early November. The lessons he’s learned in Ogden will carry into the tasks ahead of him at the State Office of Education, Smith said Friday. His challenge as state 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> 58509373@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:40:56 MDT Education managers ask for help with charter school growth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58508822-78/state-charter-schools-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58508822-78/state-charter-schools-education.html.csp">Education managers ask for help with charter school growth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin Wood</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T22:46:49.072-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The State Office of Education needs more people to handle the growth of charter schools in Utah. Education managers asked the State School Board on Friday to approve a funding plan for the 2015 legislative session that includes hiring two new staffers for every 10 charter schools approved. From a management and oversight perspective, individual charter schools are treated the same as a new school district, Interim State Superintendent Joel Coleman said. A single charter is required to perform ...</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> 58508822@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:46:49 MDT Rolly: Ex-school board candidate saw bias from selection panel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58504547-82/committee-england-process-ballot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58504547-82/committee-england-process-ballot.html.csp">Rolly: Ex-school board candidate saw bias from selection panel</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="2014-10-10T16:05:51.315-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state school board candidate who won a court order to get his name on this November’s ballot only to withdraw from the race has some strong words about the nominating process to explain his actions. “I felt like I was facing the Politburo,” Breck England told me after he announced he was withdrawing from the race and endorsing another candidate. Describing his interview with the selection committee that narrows the candidates in each district to three, then sends those names to the governor,...</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> 58504547@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:05:51 MDT Letter: Chaffetz all wet and doesn’t know it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58508483-82/chaffetz-district-climate-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58508483-82/chaffetz-district-climate-candidates.html.csp">Letter: Chaffetz all wet and doesn’t know it</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T16:05:24.066-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">So, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says that climate change is “a farce” (“3rd District candidates clash,” Oct. 8), thereby repeating the tired and worn out mantra of the Republican Party, whose collective heads seem to be buried in the sand, or some other dark place. Even so, I would like to ask Mr. Chaffetz, as a GOP representative, this question: Why are we still having this conversation? Can you so easily dismiss the 97 percent of the world’s scientists who agree that climate change is very re...</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> 58508483@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:05:24 MDT Behind the Headlines: Gay marriage, Common Core and Election 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58505491-231/sltrib-com-common-core.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58505491-231/sltrib-com-common-core.html.csp">Behind the Headlines: Gay marriage, Common Core and Election 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T08:33:50.219-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 08:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Same-sex marriage once again becomes a legal reality in Utah. The state was within its rights to adopt Common Core standards, a legal review finds. And the major party candidates in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District mix it up over executive power. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune columnist Paul Rolly and reporters Matt Canham, Marissa Lang and Benjamin Wood join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to process the week’s top headlines. Tune in to KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM at 9 a.m. for the live broadcast. You can 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> 58505491@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:33:50 MDT Utah teacher who shot toilet charged with misdemeanor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58505440-78/ferguson-montgomery-toilet-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58505440-78/ferguson-montgomery-toilet-district.html.csp">Utah teacher who shot toilet charged with misdemeanor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T22:21:48.47-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 10:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah teacher who accidentally shot a toilet has been charged with a misdemeanor. And on Thursday, she resigned from the school district. Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery, 39, was charged Oct. 1 in Taylorsville Justice Court with one count of discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits. Charging documents also claim Ferguson-Montgomery initially misled police about what happened at Westbrook Elementary School during the September gun incident. Ferguson-Montgomery has been 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> 58505440@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:21:48 MDT