FEDERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FEDERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) News roundup: Are America's conservative cities better? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58431953-64/trib-utah-cities-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58431953-64/trib-utah-cities-news.html.csp">News roundup: Are America's conservative cities better?</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="2014-09-19T05:48:03.502-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Are conservative cities better? Obama nominates Parrish for federal judgeship. Race for S.L. County sheriff brings in the news and the cash. Happy Friday. Most of America's cities are liberal -- think New York, Philly, L.A. -- but there are some interesting holdouts, such as Mesa, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Oklahoma City. These Republican-leaning cities are crossing ideology boundaries to build infrastructure, embracing trendy liberal ideas like "new urbanism," while keeping costs...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58431953@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:48:03 MDT Obama nominates Jill Parrish for federal court judge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58430210-90/court-federal-parrish-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58430210-90/court-federal-parrish-judge.html.csp">Obama nominates Jill Parrish for federal court judge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T22:02:01.568-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish to the federal district court for the state to replace Judge Dee Benson, who took senior status in January. Parrish, who has served on Utah’s high court since 2003, would be only the second female judge on the Utah federal court, joining Judge Tena Campbell if confirmed. When she joined the state Supreme Court, it was the first time in history that two women served on the panel. Justice Christine D...</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> 58430210@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:02:01 MDT Editorial: Lyman should face the music just like DeChristopher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429628-82/dechristopher-federal-lyman-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429628-82/dechristopher-federal-lyman-charged.html.csp">Editorial: Lyman should face the music just like DeChristopher</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:13:01.644-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman and his allies in the May 10 ATV ride into Recapture Canyon truly have the courage of their convictions, then they should have the courage to take a conviction. But here’s betting that Lyman and the four others charged Wednesday by federal prosecutors won’t spend a single day in an orange jumpsuit. And that would be too bad, no matter what side of the issue you stand on. For those who agree that federal charges are in order for the ringleaders of the ...</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> 58429628@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:13:01 MDT Utah health plans will cost 5.7 percent more next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58429398-78/plans-insurance-exchange-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58429398-78/plans-insurance-exchange-health.html.csp">Utah health plans will cost 5.7 percent more next year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T21:55:21.336-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns shopping for health insurance on the federal exchange can expect prices that are 5.7 percent higher, on average, next year. Small businesses that go through the state’s Avenue H exchange will see more modest increases averaging 3.5 percent, state insurance executives told the Legislature’s Health Reform Task Force. But rural Utahns will watch rates for their individual plans increase by 7 percent on average. Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser called the price hikes “minimal,” because...</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> 58429398@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:55:21 MDT Feds charge five Utahns in Recapture Canyon protest ride http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403975-78/canyon-ride-blm-lyman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403975-78/canyon-ride-blm-lyman.html.csp">Feds charge five Utahns in Recapture Canyon protest ride</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="2014-09-18T12:44:01.998-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 12:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Federal authorities are accusing a San Juan County commissioner and a handful of protesters of conspiracy and illegally riding ATVs into southeast Utah’s Recapture Canyon in May. The Bureau of Land Management closed the canyon to motorized use in 2007 to keep wheels off its many archaeological sites. About 50 riders motored into the canyon following a May 10 rally in Blanding denouncing federal “overreach” and mismanagement of public lands. But only those suspected of organizing or promoting t...</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> 58403975@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:01 MDT News roundup: Military weapons program extends to schools, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58427840-64/utah-trib-attends-dnews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58427840-64/utah-trib-attends-dnews.html.csp">News roundup: Military weapons program extends to schools, too</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="2014-09-18T08:10:58.346-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Military weapons program extends to schools, too. Herbert: No pending monument decision. Huntsman eyes sidelines in 2016. Happy Thursday. After the Ferguson, Mo., riots, there's been increased scrutiny on a federal program to dole out used military equipment to police forces across America. But did you know that effort also extends to schools? Some school districts have taken advantage of the Defense Department program to nab grenade launchers, heavily armed vehicles, and of course, high-p...</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> 58427840@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:10:58 MDT Statue of Marriner S. Eccles unveiled at Utah Capitol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416531-78/eccles-marriner-federal-reserve.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416531-78/eccles-marriner-federal-reserve.html.csp">Statue of Marriner S. Eccles unveiled at Utah Capitol</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T21:03:02.547-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A statue of Marriner S. Eccles debuted at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday, honoring the financial leadership of the native Utahn who once guided the Federal Reserve. Eccles is widely credited for ensuring the central bank remained independent from political whims and private interests, and for his policies that helped the country turn the corner from the Depression to prosperity. The Utah Legislature resolved in 2001 to place a statue of Eccles in the capitol building, and Tuesday’s ceremony 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> 58416531@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:03:02 MDT Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421832-79/corinthian-company-education-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421832-79/corinthian-company-education-federal.html.csp">Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a “predatory lending scheme.” The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit education company’s private student loans. Corinthian misled students about their job prospects, in some cases paying employers to offer temporary jobs to graduates, the agency said Tuesday. Corinthian charged as much as $75,000 for a bachelor’s degree and pushed students...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584218322014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421832@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:11:02 MDT Appeal likely to slow case against man accused of killing Utah deputy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420709-78/roman-court-federal-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420709-78/roman-court-federal-fox.html.csp">Appeal likely to slow case against man accused of killing Utah deputy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:58:36.193-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A likely appeal is expected to slow the prosecution of federal charges against the man who was acquitted in state court of the murder of Millard County Sheriff’s deputy Josie Greathouse Fox. Attorneys for Roberto Miramontes Roman have argued that the federal charges are based on the same crimes for which he was tried in state court and amount to violation of constitutional protections against double jeopardy. A 4th District Court jury acquitted Roman in August of 2012 of an aggravated murder ch...</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> 58420709@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:58:36 MDT Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park due for face-lift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403695-78/park-pioneer-coalition-homeless.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403695-78/park-pioneer-coalition-homeless.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park due for face-lift</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T07:54:42.349-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 07:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Imagine residents of downtown Salt Lake City strolling to Pioneer Park to toss a Frisbee or spread out a picnic and enjoy the day along with other folks, who happen to be homeless. For the nonprofit Pioneer Park Coalition, it’s not an impossible dream. Local funding for a federal-matching grant could change the face of Pioneer Park, although the proposed $1 million project appears more like a face-lift than a complete makeover. In its continuing effort to make the park a place for everyone, Salt...</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> 58403695@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:54:42 MDT Kids’ hospitalizations linked to anti-addiction drug http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413957-68/drug-tablets-buprenorphine-available.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413957-68/drug-tablets-buprenorphine-available.html.csp">Kids’ hospitalizations linked to anti-addiction drug</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSEY TANNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T20:15:01.912-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 08:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation’s heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives’ prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died. The study found that the drug, buprenorphine, was the adult prescription medication most commonly implicated in emergency hospitalizations of children aged 6 and younger. For every 100,000 patients prescribed buprenorphine, 200 young children were hospitalized for takin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584139572014-09-14T20:15:01.912-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T20:15:01.912-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413957@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:15:01 MDT Grand America Hotel fined $2M for hiring undocumented workers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58398036-78/america-hotel-grand-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58398036-78/america-hotel-grand-workers.html.csp">Grand America Hotel fined $2M for hiring undocumented workers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tom harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T22:12:12.365-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Grand America Hotel has agreed to pay a nearly $2 million fine because managers had rehired undocumented workers after federal investigators issued a warning in 2011 and 133 employees were fired. After the warning that followed a yearlong audit, lower and midlevel managers created two temporary employment agencies, and, within days of the warning, the agencies were used as cover to rehire about 30 of those fired workers, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for Utah. Another 13 went back...</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> 58398036@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:12:12 MDT Iron County to feds: Count every prairie dog http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58393712-90/prairie-species-dog-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58393712-90/prairie-species-dog-county.html.csp">Iron County to feds: Count every prairie dog</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="2014-09-10T21:55:16.577-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Parts of Iron County seem to teem with a rare, but pesky rodent that has been under federal protection since 1973. The Utah prairie dog burrows into cemeteries and eats funeral flowers, damages airport runways and perforates fields with holes that wreck agricultural equipment, local officials say. And worse, federal protection measures for the prairie dog and other listed species undermine human communities, while environmental groups enrich themselves suing federal agencies, according to test...</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> 58393712@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:55:16 MDT Judge prohibits release of Salt Lake City courthouse shooting video http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58391309-78/angilau-video-shooting-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58391309-78/angilau-video-shooting-court.html.csp">Judge prohibits release of Salt Lake City courthouse shooting video</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T11:09:49.269-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A video exists showing the April 21 shooting at the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City that killed a defendant, but the court has no plans to release it. Both a federal court clerk and the FBI confirmed Monday the existence of a video showing a U.S. marshal shooting Siale Angilau during Angilau’s racketeering trial. The disclosures were the first that such video exists. D. Mark Jones, clerk for the U.S. District Court in Utah, said videos taken inside the courtrooms are not disclosed to th...</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> 58391309@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:09:49 MDT Bloomberg View: Common Core makes states answer for dumbed-down education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378377-82/common-core-standards-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378377-82/common-core-standards-federal.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Common Core makes states answer for dumbed-down education</a></h4>