FAMILIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FAMILIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Crook: Ryan asks, but doesn’t answer, right questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232743-82/ryan-assistance-programs-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232743-82/ryan-assistance-programs-states.html.csp">Crook: Ryan asks, but doesn’t answer, right questions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Clive Crook</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:33:39.002-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Paul Ryan’s discussion paper on “Expanding Opportunity in America” has much to admire. It puts attention where it belongs — on poverty and upward mobility for those at the bottom of the income distribution. It argues for an expanded earned income tax credit, the best way to reduce poverty in work. And it correctly explains what’s wrong with existing federal programs. When it comes to reforming those programs, though, Ryan’s proposal leaves a lot of questions unanswered. The essential challe...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58232743@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:33:39 MDT House votes to boost child tax credit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224977-68/income-families-tax-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224977-68/income-families-tax-bill.html.csp">House votes to boost child tax credit</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:05:06.077-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The House passed a bill Friday that would gradually increase the popular child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes. However, millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. The bill also aims to make a dent in illegal immigration by prohibiting people without Social Security numbers from claiming a portion of the credit reserved for low-income fa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582249772014-07-25T16:05:06.077-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T16:05:06.077-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224977@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:05:06 MDT Editorial: Utah’s child-poverty trend is cause for alarm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211755-82/poverty-utah-child-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211755-82/poverty-utah-child-county.html.csp">Editorial: Utah’s child-poverty trend is cause for alarm</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T07:57:35.316-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 07:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One in six Utah children lives in poverty. Actually, it may be more than that. That number, presented in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count report, is from 2011. But the trend is not good. In 2008, it was only one in nine children. The 2011 number is the highest in at least a decade. That by itself was enough to keep family-friendly Utah from breaking into Kids Count’s top 10 states for children. (It finished 11th.) Utah used to be a perennial Top 10 finisher in this comparison, ...</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> 58211755@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:57:35 MDT Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210793-68/border-families-immigration-low.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210793-68/border-families-immigration-low.html.csp">Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T10:12:02.528-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children. Here’s a look at some numbers on the immigration situation. —In the last budget year, Border Patrol agents arrested about 420,000 people, most of them along the Mexican border. That followed a three-year trend of near record low numbers of apprehensions. —Overall, the numbe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582107932014-07-22T10:12:02.528-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T10:12:02.528-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210793@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:12:02 MDT Cepeda: What $3.7 billion could do for Chicago http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195257-82/chicago-border-america-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195257-82/chicago-border-america-billion.html.csp">Cepeda: What $3.7 billion could do for Chicago</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T14:10:05.929-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion — the amount President Obama has requested to deal with the child migrant border crisis — might have on the traumatized children of Chicago’s South Side. If a humanitarian crisis is, as the Humanitarian Coalition defines it, “an event or series of events which represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or well-being of a community or other large group of people, usually over a wide area,” Chicago’s needies...</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> 58195257@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:10:05 MDT Utah appealing gay-marriage case directly to Supreme Court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165963-78/court-marriage-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165963-78/court-marriage-state-utah.html.csp">Utah appealing gay-marriage case directly to Supreme Court</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="2014-07-16T17:51:30.872-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The letters were tied with blue and green ribbons, piled high in a little red wagon and pulled to the Governor’s Mansion by children to whom the words “Amendment 3” mean nothing. Weston Clark and his husband, Brandon Mark, explained what they were doing Wednesday to 4-year-old Xander in simpler terms: “Do you love our family?” the men asked their son, who nodded. “Well, then we have to fight for it.” They were among several Utahns who hand-delivered more than 3,800 signed letters to Gov. Gary H...</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> 58165963@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:51:30 MDT Op-ed: World Congress of Families meets our definition of hateful http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58173807-82/lgbt-wcf-congress-families.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58173807-82/lgbt-wcf-congress-families.html.csp">Op-ed: World Congress of Families meets our definition of hateful</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chad Griffin</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T22:19:02.356-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Extreme” is not a word we use lightly. In the Human Rights Campaign’s recent condemnation of the World Congress of Families and its decision to host its annual international summit in Salt Lake City — the first ever in the United States — we chose it to describe the group’s forceful advocacy against LGBT people in many nations around the world. We also highlighted the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of the organization as a “hate group.” Although representatives of the World Congress...</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> 58173807@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:19:02 MDT Pyle: Reaching for the evil button is all too easy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170884-82/evil-families-congress-doesn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170884-82/evil-families-congress-doesn.html.csp">Pyle: Reaching for the evil button is all too easy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:20:02.647-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My father, who would have made a heck of a newspaper editor, was a heck of a public servant instead. As I began my career in a business that exists to look over the shoulder of his business, he imparted one bit of advice. Never attribute to evil intent behavior that can be explained by foolishness. (Actually, he probably used a much stronger expression than “foolishness.” Still.) Such thinking served him well when he, as a city official in a town a long way from here, was called to explain his ...</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> 58170884@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:02 MDT Letter: People should call out bigotry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58165335-82/bigotry-families-family-mero.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58165335-82/bigotry-families-family-mero.html.csp">Letter: People should call out bigotry</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:04:01.692-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I agree with Sutherland Institute president Paul Mero (“World Congress of Families is not a hate group,” July 7) that strong families are essential to a healthy society and support his work on immigration reform and poverty. But these laudable actions do not excuse his or the Family Research Council’s efforts to deny LGBT rights. Mero claims that some demonize the Family Research Council because of its “pro-family politics.” However, nobody of note in the LGBT community seeks to weaken families...</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> 58165335@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:04:01 MDT 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58169677-68/born-notices-sent-14000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58169677-68/born-notices-sent-14000.html.csp">14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL RUBINKAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T09:24:03.064-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No, the United States military isn’t trying to build a force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft. The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered families last week. Selective Service spokesman Pat Schuback tells The Associated Press that the error originated with the Pennsylvania Depa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581696772014-07-10T09:24:03.064-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T09:24:03.064-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169677@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:24:03 MDT The best kind of family? That ain’t the way I heared it ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58158197-82/family-hate-sex-utm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58158197-82/family-hate-sex-utm.html.csp">The best kind of family? That ain’t the way I heared it ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T18:00:03.527-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 06:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">So you can go with this: — World Congress of Families is not a hate group — Paul Mero | For The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... The World Congress of Families is about one thing and one thing only: A celebration that family is the fundamental unit of society. Its longstanding statement on family is pulled directly from Article 16-3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations — hardly a ‘hate group’ ...” Or you can go with that: — Largest-ever study of same-sex couples’ kids finds...</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> 58158197@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:00:03 MDT Op-ed: World Congress of Families is not a hate group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58156858-82/family-wcf-hate-sutherland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58156858-82/family-wcf-hate-sutherland.html.csp">Op-ed: World Congress of Families is not a hate group</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Mero</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T16:56:01.278-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Aug. 15, 2012, Floyd Corkins walked into the Washington, D.C., office of the Family Research Council armed with a handgun, intent on killing staff. Fortunately, the security guard he shot was able to disarm Corkins before he hurt any others. The gunman was upset with the Family Research Council’s pro-family politics. As it turns out, the council was listed in 2010 as a “hate group” for its pro-family politics by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and Corkins told the FBI he went to the 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> 58156858@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:56:01 MDT Anti-gay group plans Salt Lake conference in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138489-78/family-congress-families-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138489-78/family-congress-families-utah.html.csp">Anti-gay group plans Salt Lake conference in 2015</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="2014-07-02T09:36:49.578-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An organization that touts the “natural family” and opposes homosexuality plans to hold its first U.S. conference in Salt Lake City next year. It’s a plan that, in addition to upsetting gay rights advocates, comes shortly after a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that scrapped Utah’s ban on gay marriage. The World Congress of Families is to be held at the Little America and Grand America hotels in late October 2015. It’s an event that could attract a couple of thousand people, 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> 58138489@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:36:49 MDT Utah hospital will use cannabis extract to treat kids with epilepsy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58124187-78/epidiolex-primary-cbd-epilepsy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58124187-78/epidiolex-primary-cbd-epilepsy.html.csp">Utah hospital will use cannabis extract to treat kids with epilepsy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T22:59:31.638-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Neurologists at Primary Children’s Hospital are one step closer to being able to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade cannabis to children and teens with severe epilepsy. Only those who apply to be part of a drug trial will be eligible — 25 spots are available — and it’s not known when the study will start. The study’s lead author, neurologist Francis Filloux, is waiting for a license from the Drug Enforcement Administration freeing him to handle Schedule 1 substances, said Ed Clark, chief medical off...</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> 58124187@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:59:31 MDT Red Cross seeks donations for Utah families displaced by house fires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58108958-78/cross-red-fires-crowdrise.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58108958-78/cross-red-fires-crowdrise.html.csp">Red Cross seeks donations for Utah families displaced by house fires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HARRY STEVENS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T21:40:55.998-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In an effort to raise $100,000 by the end of July to help families displaced by house fires, the American Red Cross in Utah has turned to the fundraising site Crowdrise for donations. The effort comes after a week that saw a surge of house fires across the state. The Red Cross has responded to eight house fires in the past week, more than tripling the number of weekly house fires the organization responds to on average. Rich Woodruff of the American Red Cross said Tuesday that the recent surge...</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> 58108958@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:40:55 MDT Bloomberg View: Carbon tax the best answer to climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58073071-82/tax-carbon-emissions-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58073071-82/tax-carbon-emissions-percent.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Carbon tax the best answer to climate change</a></h4>