FEDERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FEDERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ex-GSA official from Nevada faces fraud charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470588-68/neely-gsa-las-vegas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470588-68/neely-gsa-las-vegas.html.csp">Ex-GSA official from Nevada faces fraud charges</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T22:56:10.695-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • An ex-federal official who hosted a lavish, $823,000 conference in Las Vegas that sparked a congressional investigation into wasteful government spending has been indicted on charges of fraud and filing false claims for reimbursement. A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted 59-year-old Jeffrey Neely of Gardnerville last week. The former high-ranking official for the General Services Administration is accused of seeking reimbursement for personal travel and expenses in Las Veg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584705882014-09-29T22:56:10.695-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T22:56:10.695-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470588@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:56:10 MDT Groups, state oppose wolf management in Wyoming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470385-68/state-wolves-jackson-wyoming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470385-68/state-wolves-jackson-wyoming.html.csp">Groups, state oppose wolf management in Wyoming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BEN NEARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T21:49:43.713-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 09:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • Conservation groups are urging a federal judge to not allow the state of Wyoming to regain control of wolves. The groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012. They’re challenging the agency’s acceptance of Wyoming’s wolf management plan, which classifies wolves as predators that can be shot on sight in most areas. “There’s a real disagreement between what the science of wolf management is and what the political decisions are that are being made,” Adrienne Maxwell, a...</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> 58470385@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:49:43 MDT Letter: Keep up good work, BLM Agent Love http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58469059-82/love-agent-blm-dan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58469059-82/love-agent-blm-dan.html.csp">Letter: Keep up good work, BLM Agent Love</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T18:22:01.949-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Read with interest again about the wailing and gnashing of teeth re: BLM agent Dan Love’s enforcement of laws protecting our federal lands against illegal incursions in Recapture Canyon into sacred grounds, the vigilante actions by Cliven Bundy, and the desecration of native graves some years back in the Blanding area. We applaud Agent Love’s actions to protect and uphold his duty to all Americans, whether native, white or other. We would stand in solidarity with him against the small minded loc...</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> 58469059@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:22:01 MDT SLCC gets $2.5 million grant from U. S. Department of Labor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469795-78/programs-students-college-grant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469795-78/programs-students-college-grant.html.csp">SLCC gets $2.5 million grant from U. S. Department of Labor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T16:40:01.645-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah students in welding, medical billing, truck driving and other one-year degree programs at Salt Lake Community College will have more chances to rub elbows with potential employers under a new federal grant. The college’s one-year programs allow students to choose their own start dates and work at their own pace, and they’re about to get even more flexible with the $2.5 million bonus announced Monday, said Kevin Brockbank, dean of the School of Applied Technology and Professional Developmen...</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> 58469795@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:40:01 MDT Idaho wolf, coyote hunting derby wants larger area http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58469729-68/derby-blm-idaho-permit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58469729-68/derby-blm-idaho-permit.html.csp">Idaho wolf, coyote hunting derby wants larger area</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEITH RIDLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T15:34:01.731-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • A group that overcame a court challenge last winter to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby is seeking a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to roughly double the area for a second event this winter. “There’s no excuse for not allowing us to hunt,” said Steve Alder of Idaho for Wildlife. “It’s on federal land. If we didn’t have a derby, people are allowed to hunt it anyway.” The tentative dates for the derby in the east-central part of the state near Salmon are Jan. 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584697292014-09-29T15:34:01.731-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T15:34:01.731-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58469729@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:34:01 MDT Marijuana industry is making political donations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58468984-79/marijuana-industry-candidates-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58468984-79/marijuana-industry-candidates-political.html.csp">Marijuana industry is making political donations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRISTEN WYATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T14:24:01.936-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 02:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political activity includes swanky fundraisers at Four Seasons hotels and art auctions at law firms. And members of Congress who once politely returned the industry’s contribution checks are now keeping them. “We’re developing an i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584689842014-09-29T14:24:01.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T14:24:01.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58468984@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:24:01 MDT Conservation groups oppose Wyoming wolf management http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58469373-68/wyoming-federal-wolves-conservation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58469373-68/wyoming-federal-wolves-conservation.html.csp">Conservation groups oppose Wyoming wolf management</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BEN NEARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T14:17:01.623-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 02:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • Conservation groups are urging a federal judge not to allow the state of Wyoming to regain control of wolves through a quick, administrative fix. The Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity on Monday told a federal judge wolves in Wyoming should remain protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of Washington, D.C., last week returned wolves in Wyoming to federal cont...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584693732014-09-29T14:17:01.623-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T14:17:01.623-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58469373@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:17:01 MDT Holder departure clouds fate of civil rights cases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461737-68/rights-holder-black-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461737-68/rights-holder-black-civil.html.csp">Holder departure clouds fate of civil rights cases</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="2014-09-27T11:49:02.005-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Moments after making fresh demands that Attorney General Eric Holder open federal investigations into police shootings of unarmed black men, a cluster of civil rights activists learned, courtesy of whispers and a shared e-tablet, that the nation’s first black attorney general was stepping down. Civil rights leaders, liberal activists and black lawmakers are now left wondering what effect Holder’s impending departure will have on the high-profile efforts begun on his watch. “There’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> 58461737@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:49:02 MDT Poll: Utahns only westerners who still want federal land transfer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58454956-78/lands-federal-public-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58454956-78/lands-federal-public-states.html.csp">Poll: Utahns only westerners who still want federal land transfer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T10:32:39.777-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah is the only state in the west where voters want to take over federal lands, according to a new poll. While many westerners may view their state governments more favorably than they view the feds, a majority oppose transferring public lands to the states, a survey released Thursday by the Center for American Progress found. By a 52-42 margin, residents of eight intermountain states said they opposed taking over federal lands in their states, despite their frustrations with federal governmen...</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> 58454956@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:32:39 MDT 2nd District debate friendly, but candidates show differences http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433806-90/robles-stewart-debate-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433806-90/robles-stewart-debate-utah.html.csp">2nd District debate friendly, but candidates show differences</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="2014-09-26T10:28:04.568-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City • Freshman Rep. Chris Stewart and his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Luz Robles, staged a polite, respectful debate Thursday — as might be expected between a pregnant mom and a former Air Force pilot officer and a gentleman. It was so friendly that when Stewart was given the opportunity to ask Robles any tough question, he simply asked Robles whether her expected baby will be a boy or girl. It will be a girl, due in November not long after the election. The pair even agreed on mos...</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> 58433806@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:28:04 MDT After Love balks on debate with Owens, candidates air views separately http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58454974-90/debate-federal-health-immigration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58454974-90/debate-federal-health-immigration.html.csp">After Love balks on debate with Owens, candidates air views separately</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="2014-09-25T22:04:24.125-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The top candidates in Utah’s 4th Congressional District tackled questions about government dysfunction, immigration reform and transportation funding in separate appearances before the state’s business leaders Thursday. The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce planned on hosting a debate between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens, but Love balked. She declined to participate in a joint event and asked to appear first. Owens made light of the situation. “I would have liked to have been together...</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> 58454974@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:04:24 MDT U.S.: Immigrant families fail to report to agents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58456341-68/families-immigration-detention-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58456341-68/families-immigration-detention-federal.html.csp">U.S.: Immigrant families fail to report to agents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T18:38:02.685-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately. An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that about 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow up appointments. The ICE official made the dis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584563412014-09-25T18:38:02.685-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T18:38:02.685-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58456341@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:38:02 MDT Fed’s Lockhart says inflation risk is still low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58456484-79/lockhart-interest-inflation-confident.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58456484-79/lockhart-interest-inflation-confident.html.csp">Fed’s Lockhart says inflation risk is still low</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFF AMY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T17:40:02.364-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson, Miss. • Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart said Thursday he has more confidence in the economy than he did a year ago, suggesting he’s not seeking an increase in interest rates until mid-2015 or later. Speaking to the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, Lockhart said he sees little danger of inflation and says the current unemployment rate is “still some distance” from full employment.” “In general, I’m more confident today than a year ago,” Lockhart said. He added...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584564842014-09-25T17:40:02.364-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T17:40:02.364-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58456484@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:40:02 MDT Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58456159-68/navajo-nation-government-settlement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58456159-68/navajo-nation-government-settlement.html.csp">Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA and TERRY TANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T16:08:07.044-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe. Much of the land on the 27,000-square-mile reservation has been leased for things like farming, grazing, oil and gas development, mining and housing. The leases once were largely overseen by the U.S. government, which mismanaged the revenue and failed to properly invest and account for it, acc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584561592014-09-25T16:08:07.044-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T16:08:07.044-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58456159@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:08:07 MDT Federal agency says transgender workers were illegally fired http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58455615-68/federal-fired-funeral-transgender.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58455615-68/federal-fired-funeral-transgender.html.csp">Federal agency says transgender workers were illegally fired</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ED WHITE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T16:02:34.365-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 04:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic illegally fired employees because they’re transgender, a federal agency alleged Thursday in two lawsuits. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes of Garden City, Michigan, and Lakeland Eye Clinic of Lakeland, Florida, violated federal law by discriminating based on gender stereotypes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said. It’s the first time the agency has sued claiming discrimination against people who are transgender. Amiee Stephe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584556152014-09-25T16:02:34.365-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T16:02:34.365-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58455615@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:02:34 MDT Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58394443-78/blm-love-utah-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58394443-78/blm-love-utah-law.html.csp">Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T14:46:39.747-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 02:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James “Danny” Perkins relayed ranchers’ co...</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> 58394443@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:46:39 MDT Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454568-79/navajo-federal-government-nation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454568-79/navajo-federal-government-nation.html.csp">Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T09:34:02.187-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation is poised receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for a single American Indian tribe. Much of the land on the 27,000-square-mile reservation has been leased for things like farming, grazing, oil and gas development, mining and housing. The leases once were largely overseen by the government, which mismanaged the revenue and failed to properly invest and account for it, accor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584545682014-09-25T09:34:02.187-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T09:34:02.187-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454568@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:34:02 MDT Most global exchanges rise in line with U.S. stocks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454418-79/percent-dollar-further-markets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454418-79/percent-dollar-further-markets.html.csp">Most global exchanges rise in line with U.S. stocks</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T08:53:02.595-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 08:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Global stocks markets tracked Wall Street higher Thursday following a surge in new U.S. home sales. The dollar, meanwhile, continued to advance as the U.S. currency continues to benefit from growing market expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner than its major counterparts around the world. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX rose 0.5 percent to 9,707 while the CAC-40 in France rose 0.3 percent to 4,428. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584544182014-09-25T08:53:02.595-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T08:53:02.595-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454418@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:53:02 MDT Sparks fly in Utah 1st District debate between Rob Bishop, Donna McAleer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433802-90/bishop-utah-mcaleer-debate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433802-90/bishop-utah-mcaleer-debate.html.csp">Sparks fly in Utah 1st District debate between Rob Bishop, Donna McAleer</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="2014-09-24T12:23:55.594-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Perhaps not surprisingly for a West Point graduate and former Army officer, Democrat Donna McAleer launched a vigorous attack against Rep. Rob Bishop in a debate Tuesday. She called him a “guardian of gridlock” who helped shut down the government last year. Six-term-incumbent Bishop defended himself, saying he protects Utah values in Washington, and is about to become chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, which would give him power to solve longtime gridlock over federal lands ma...</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> 58433802@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:23:55 MDT Op-ed: Federal contractors need to pay their employees fairly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429572-82/federal-workers-contractors-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429572-82/federal-workers-contractors-pay.html.csp">Op-ed: Federal contractors need to pay their employees fairly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jason Sweat</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T17:25:01.22-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 05:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Obama took action this summer to crack down on federal contractors with long records of violating workplace laws and to ensure they clean up their acts before receiving new contracts. The executive order will have little impact on the majority of contractors, who respect their workers and obey workplace laws. But for workers like me that have been shortchanged by our employers, it will make a huge difference. I previously worked at the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Utah, w...</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> 58429572@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:25:01 MDT