ETHICS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ETHICS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) House alters reporting of lawmakers’ free trips http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139418-68/disclosure-forms-ethics-lawmakers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139418-68/disclosure-forms-ethics-lawmakers.html.csp">House alters reporting of lawmakers’ free trips</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T19:32:08.252-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The House is no longer requiring lawmakers to report some free trips they take on the annual forms they file about their personal finances, drawing fire from advocates of more transparency in government. Legislators will still have to report details about their travel on the House clerk’s website, which is less commonly monitored by reporters, watchdog groups and others than the financial disclosure reports. That website information is publicly available and is far more specific th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581394182014-07-01T19:32:08.252-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T19:32:08.252-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139418@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:32:08 MDT Birdcall playback on phones prompts ethics debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58036124-223/birds-birding-playback-ethics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58036124-223/birds-birding-playback-ethics.html.csp">Birdcall playback on phones prompts ethics debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEAN FOSDICK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T15:24:02.164-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 03:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wildlife watchers can now wield unnatural powers, playing actual birdcalls on smart phones and other mobile devices. The practice, called playback, is effective for attracting elusive species but also can harm nesting birds if overused. “It’s kind of a balancing act,” said Jeffrey Gordon, president of the American Birding Association in Colorado Springs. “If you’re bringing a common bird into view for a group of kids or showing people how habitat is really good for birds, then a case can be made...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580361242014-06-25T15:24:02.164-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T15:24:02.164-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58036124@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:24:02 MDT Democratic A.G. candidate criticizes office morale, ethics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58110161-90/stormont-office-reyes-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58110161-90/stormont-office-reyes-attorney.html.csp">Democratic A.G. candidate criticizes office morale, ethics</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="2014-06-26T14:11:54.049-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 02:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Democratic candidate for Utah attorney general — who until this week worked in the office — said Attorney General Sean Reyes has done almost nothing to deal with the aftermath of the scandal that engulfed his predecessors John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff and outlined several new reforms to stave off future corruption. Chief among the reforms that candidate Charles Stormont said he would put in place is the creation of an ethics team within the attorney general’s office to advise employees 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> 58110161@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:11:54 MDT