DISTRICT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DISTRICT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Driver who killed bicycling Utah judge quietly pleaded guilty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317868-78/quinn-bertelson-case-gill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317868-78/quinn-bertelson-case-gill.html.csp">Driver who killed bicycling Utah judge quietly pleaded guilty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael mcfall and Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T22:42:17.903-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After a New Mexico man ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor in the traffic death of 3rd District Judge Anthony Quinn, the Salt Lake County district attorney says legislators may consider changing the law so the punishment better matches the crime. David E. Bertelson, 79, of Albuquerque, quietly pleaded guilty May 27 in connection with Quinn’s 2013 death in Mill Creek Canyon. Bertelson is now halfway through his six months’ probation sentence. Bertelson pleaded guilty to a class B misdemean...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58317868@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:42:17 MDT GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309604-68/gop-primary-state-democratic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309604-68/gop-primary-state-democratic.html.csp">GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:30:37.146-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party’s chances of increasing its majority in November. Arizona poses the next test of whether mainstream GOP can extend its streak. With little fanfare, Republican Party favorites prevailed in New York, Iowa, New Jersey and Virginia as establishment-backed candidates beat back tea party-supported challenges in the primaries for com...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583096042014-08-18T13:30:37.146-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:30:37.146-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309604@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:30:37 MDT Gay activist to headline Utah congressional candidate’s fundraiser http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58297021-90/mcaleer-cammermeyer-congressional-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58297021-90/mcaleer-cammermeyer-congressional-district.html.csp">Gay activist to headline Utah congressional candidate’s fundraiser</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="2014-08-16T12:15:17.835-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 12:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s a sign of changing times in Utah: A congressional candidate in a conservative district is holding a fundraiser that features a lesbian famous for fighting the military’s now-discarded “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. “If it hurt me, I wouldn’t be doing it,” said Democrat Donna McAleer, who faces Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, in a rematch of their race two years ago. Bishop won then by nearly a 3-to-1 margin. McAleer is bringing in retired Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer of the Washington State Natio...</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> 58297021@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:15:17 MDT Perry calls felony counts ‘farce of a prosecution’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304088-68/perry-texas-veto-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304088-68/perry-texas-veto-state.html.csp">Perry calls felony counts ‘farce of a prosecution’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL J. WEBER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T19:29:23.424-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he’s kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run. Perry called two felony counts of abuse of power issued by an Austin grand jury “outrageous” and made no apologies for his 2013 veto that prompted a criminal investigation against the longest-serving governor in Texas history. Perry made it c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304088@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:29:23 MDT Letter: Let all candidates into debates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300747-82/debate-utah-parties-bishop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300747-82/debate-utah-parties-bishop.html.csp">Letter: Let all candidates into debates</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:41:02.415-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Initially, I was excited with the new debate commission in Utah coming out with a strong non-partisan message. However, this hasn’t been what I’ve experienced over the last several months as I have been involved in campaigning for Utah’s 1st Congressional District. It seems that the Utah Debate Commission is sticking with the two major parties as the only options and not extending invitations out to third parties or independents. Take for instance the 1st District Race. Dwane Vance (Independent...</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> 58300747@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:02 MDT Washington Post: How many jobs is the Export-Import Bank responsible for? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300632-82/jobs-bank-employment-firms.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300632-82/jobs-bank-employment-firms.html.csp">Washington Post: How many jobs is the Export-Import Bank responsible for?</a></h4>