ELECTIONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ELECTIONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) New focus on minority voting after Brown’s death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409589-68/brown-ferguson-black-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409589-68/brown-ferguson-black-council.html.csp">New focus on minority voting after Brown’s death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE J. HOLLAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T21:23:46.87-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 09:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • A few miles from the street where Michael Brown died is the grave of Dred Scott, a slave who went to the Supreme Court and tried, unsuccessfully, to be recognized as a free American citizen. One hundred and fifty-seven years later, a white police officer’s fatal shooting of Brown — unarmed, black and 18 years old — raises fresh questions about the extent to which blacks in suburban towns are regarded as full partners by the officials and law enforcers elected largely by and resp...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58409589@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:23:46 MDT Will: Extremism in defense of re-election http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398022-82/speech-political-amendment-extremism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398022-82/speech-political-amendment-extremism.html.csp">Will: Extremism in defense of re-election</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T01:01:04.063-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans’ 1964 presidential nomination, said “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” Democrats have been decrying Republican “extremism.” Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, real extremism — measures or movements that menace the Constitution’s architecture of ordered liberty — is rare. This week, however, extremism stained the Senate. Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus at...</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> 58398022@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:01:04 MDT Bloomberg View: Lottery could improve turnout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334503-82/turnout-elections-voting-angeles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334503-82/turnout-elections-voting-angeles.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Lottery could improve turnout</a></h4>