FEDERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FEDERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah leaders aim to keep dispute with the feds civil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57862078-90/approach-bishop-blm-bundy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57862078-90/approach-bishop-blm-bundy.html.csp">Utah leaders aim to keep dispute with the feds civil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr and Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T22:35:39.346-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The level of vitriol aimed at the federal government from residents of eastern Utah surprised even Rep. Rob Bishop, a Republican who is one of the stronger critics of Washington’s dominance over the West’s vast, arid lands. During a listening tour last year, Bishop and Rep. Jason Chaffetz met with residents whose families had grazed cattle or otherwise used public lands for generations, and their anger was close to erupting. “I clearly understand the outrage people have and why,” B...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57862078@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:35:39 MDT Utah governor: Cliven Bundy is not ‘the face for public lands issues’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57861076-90/americans-attention-bundy-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57861076-90/americans-attention-bundy-federal.html.csp">Utah governor: Cliven Bundy is not ‘the face for public lands issues’</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="2014-04-24T17:37:48.843-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that national attention on the armed brinkmanship by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy with federal land managers could make Utah’s fight to take control of federal public lands tougher. “Cliven Bundy should not be the face for public lands issues in Utah,” Herbert said at the governor’s monthly news conference at KUED-TV. “Anytime you’ve got Americans lined up on one side and other Americans on the other side with guns pointed at each other, you’ve got a problem.” Herb...</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> 57861076@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:37:48 MDT Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy condemned for racist remarks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57861084-78/bundy-config-data-racist.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57861084-78/bundy-config-data-racist.html.csp">Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy condemned for racist remarks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE RINDELS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T13:54:22.318-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 01:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government’s attempts to round up his cattle faced sharp criticism Thursday for racist comments published in a New York Times article. Politicians from around the country who have rallied to Cliven Bundy’s defense in recent weeks denounced the comments and distanced themselves from the rancher. Bundy was quoted in a Times story referring to black people as “the Negro” and recalling a time when he drove...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578610842014-04-24T13:54:22.318-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-24T13:54:22.318-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57861084@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:54:22 MDT Western lands takeover: Former BLM chief, state lawmaker clash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57855791-90/blm-debate-federal-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57855791-90/blm-debate-federal-former.html.csp">Western lands takeover: Former BLM chief, state lawmaker clash</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="2014-04-24T12:58:34.433-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 12:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A conservative state lawmaker and a liberal former director of the Bureau of Land Management argued the merits of a debate that’s sweeping the West — whether states should take control of federal lands and would they manage them better. Their exchange, which included a few pointed barbs, during Wednesday’s Trib Talk may just be round one. Former BLM Director Pat Shea challenged state Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, to a formal debate at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, and...</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> 57855791@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:58:34 MDT Letter: Sen. Lee’s shutdown tune http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855080-82/shutdown-government-lee-tune.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855080-82/shutdown-government-lee-tune.html.csp">Letter: Sen. Lee’s shutdown tune</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T16:35:58.427-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 04:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I wanted to thank Sen. Mike Lee for hosting a “town hall” at Copper Hills High School last week. He’s been trying to change his tune since his home state approval ratings nose-dived following the federal government shutdown last October. “Perhaps he really has changed,” I thought. Not a chance! The “Stop Agenda 21!!!” bumper stickers in the parking lot, I now see, were a sign. You see, “If you follow the logic of the shutdown, you come to only one conclusion: President Obama chose to shut down 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> 57855080@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:35:58 MDT Range wars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855247-82/blm-western-bundy-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855247-82/blm-western-bundy-federal.html.csp">Range wars</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="2014-04-23T19:07:43.936-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More on the fuss about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in particular, and public lands policy in the American West in general: — Trib Talk: Western lands disputes — locals vs. feds — Salt Lake Tribune “ ... From Iron County’s plan to take wild horse regulation into its own hands to Cliven Bundy’s crusade against grazing fees, long-standing tensions between locals and the federal government have recently resurfaced. Rep. Ken Ivory, former BLM Director Pat Shea, reporter Thomas Burr and Morgan Lyon 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> 57855247@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:07:43 MDT IRS workers who owe back taxes get $1M in bonuses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57851758-68/irs-bonuses-employees-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57851758-68/irs-bonuses-employees-workers.html.csp">IRS workers who owe back taxes get $1M in bonuses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T20:18:23.92-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 08:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, said a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578517582014-04-22T20:18:23.92-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-22T20:18:23.92-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57851758@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:18:23 MDT Editorial: Western politicians conspire to lead us astray http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57845303-82/states-federal-lands-politicians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57845303-82/states-federal-lands-politicians.html.csp">Editorial: Western politicians conspire to lead us astray</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T11:14:40.181-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A pair of related questions for which there is no good answer: Do the elected officials in some Western states who continue to claim that a state takeover of millions of acres of federally owned land is both wise and possible believe what they are saying? Or are they deliberately tantalizing voters with a promise they know will never be fulfilled, gaining political mileage by pretending to stand up to Big, Bad Washington in a futile — and, for those politicians, risk-free — gesture of defiance...</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> 57845303@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:14:40 MDT Pundit Roundup: Westerners are revolting ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57849894-82/federal-cattle-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57849894-82/federal-cattle-com-http.html.csp">Pundit Roundup: Westerners are revolting ...</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="2014-04-22T11:26:03.01-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Western politicians conspire to lead us astray — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “A pair of related questions for which there is no good answer: “Do the elected officials in some Western states who continue to claim that a state takeover of millions of acres of federally owned land is both wise and possible believe what they are saying? “Or are they deliberately tantalizing voters with a promise they know will never be fulfilled, gaining political mileage by pretending to stand up to Big, Bad Wash...</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> 57849894@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:26:03 MDT Gang defendant shot, killed at new Salt Lake City federal courthouse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57844841-78/angilau-witness-cardwell-defendant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57844841-78/angilau-witness-cardwell-defendant.html.csp">Gang defendant shot, killed at new Salt Lake City federal courthouse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang,</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Jessica Miller,</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Michael McFall </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T13:05:13.365-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 01:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perry Cardwell took his daughter to the new federal courthouse Monday morning to watch his mother testify in a decade-old robbery in a racketeering trial for an alleged Tongan Crip Gang member. “It was a normal court case,” daughter Sara Jacobson said Monday. “You don’t expect anything to happen.” But Cardwell’s mother never had the chance to take the witness stand. At about 9:25 a.m., the defendant charged a witness, who was reportedly testifying about life in the Tongan Crip Gang (TCG), and 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> 57844841@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:05:13 MDT Clemency criteria aim to cut U.S. prison population http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57846758-68/clemency-department-drug-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57846758-68/clemency-department-drug-justice.html.csp">Clemency criteria aim to cut U.S. prison population</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T20:36:32.703-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 08:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The new criteria, which will be detailed later this week and are aimed at inmates serving time for nonviolent drug offenses, are intended to lead to a reduction in the nation’s federal prison population and also to “ensure that those who have paid th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578467582014-04-21T20:36:32.703-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T20:36:32.703-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57846758@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:36:32 MDT Courtroom attacker had long criminal history in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57845351-78/angilau-assault-federal-charges.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57845351-78/angilau-assault-federal-charges.html.csp">Courtroom attacker had long criminal history in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T13:03:35.09-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 01:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Siale Angilau was a get for law enforcement. A career criminal and known member of the Tongan Crip Gang, Angilau helped wreak havoc throughout the Salt Lake Valley before he was shot and killed Monday inside a federal courtroom by a U.S. marshal. Federal prosecutors alleged that the man committed and aided in crimes that ranged from assault to armed robbery to murder, according to court documents. In 2010, federal, state and local officials charged Angilau and 16 of his fellow TCG members in fe...</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> 57845351@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:03:35 MDT Washington Insight: The Sagebrush Rebellion lives on with Bundy dispute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57832176-90/federal-blm-washington-bundy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57832176-90/federal-blm-washington-bundy.html.csp">Washington Insight: The Sagebrush Rebellion lives on with Bundy dispute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T18:50:45.137-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 06:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The anger boiling over in the Nevada rancher dispute with federal authorities isn’t a newfound phenomenon. And it isn’t isolated. The Bureau of Land Management halted an effort this month to round up cattle that rancher Cliven Bundy had allowed to graze without a legal permit for the last two decades. He owes more than $1 million in grazing fees and penalties, according to the bureau, which, armed with a federal court order, seized some 300 cows to be sold at auction. That’s when e...</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> 57832176@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:50:45 MDT Why all the hate for Salt Lake City’s new federal courthouse? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57824093-78/building-courthouse-architects-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57824093-78/building-courthouse-architects-lake.html.csp">Why all the hate for Salt Lake City’s new federal courthouse?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T20:45:49.5-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Imagine being an award-winning chef tasked with creating a spectacular meal. You work hard. You do everything right. And in the end, you succeed: the food you prepare is truly ground-breaking. Now imagine that the people you cooked for can’t actually stomach the meal you prepared. Maybe they’re lactose intolerant and you used a lot of cheese. Or maybe it’s a matter of choice; they could be vegan and you cooked meat, or perhaps everything just tasted bad to them, its quality no...</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> 57824093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:45:49 MDT Leader of force guarding rancher, family: ‘sacred honor to defend them’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840232-68/bundy-federal-blm-cattle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840232-68/bundy-federal-blm-cattle.html.csp">Leader of force guarding rancher, family: ‘sacred honor to defend them’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T22:21:37.353-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 10:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LAS VEGAS • To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family from an overreaching federal government is a patriotic duty. “There are people out here who will sacrifice their lives and their fortunes and their sacred honor to defend them,” said Jerry DeLemus, a camouflaged former U.S. Marine sergeant from New Hampshire who called himself the lead...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578402322014-04-19T22:21:37.353-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T22:21:37.353-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840232@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:21:37 MDT Gun-rights activists celebrate Patriots’ Day at Utah Capitol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836893-90/rally-blm-government-artigas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836893-90/rally-blm-government-artigas.html.csp">Gun-rights activists celebrate Patriots’ Day at Utah Capitol</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="2014-04-21T08:40:44.457-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 08:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">American flags, AK-47s, camouflage and “Impeach Obama” signs dotted a small rally in honor of the 239th anniversary of “the shot heard round the world,” which launched the American Revolution. “If it wasn’t for that date, we wouldn’t be a country,” said organizer Robert Falin, affectionately dubbed “Militia Bob,” at the Saturday gathering on the steps of the Utah Capitol, which drew about 120 people. The Patriots’ Day rally focused heavily on supporting the Second Amendment right to own firear...</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> 57836893@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:40:44 MDT Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836973-90/utah-federal-lands-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836973-90/utah-federal-lands-states.html.csp">Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover</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="2014-04-20T12:21:40.306-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. “It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with M...</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> 57836973@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:21:40 MDT Letter: What’s with the armed insurrection? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836341-82/bundy-hero-insurrection-april.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836341-82/bundy-hero-insurrection-april.html.csp">Letter: What’s with the armed insurrection?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:05.374-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My response Joseph DuPont’s letter (“Bundy’s a Hero,” April 17) is this: you’re wrong. Cliven Bundy is a criminal – a person who thinks that the rule of law does not apply to him. There are over 180 other ranchers who pay a grazing fee for the right to use federal land, while Mr. Bundy has not paid his for almost 20 years. As of now, he owes the federal government about $300,000. If that’s not bad enough, what’s with the armed insurrection? That is not patriotic. It is subversive. And by usi...</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> 57836341@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Herbert Medicaid plan is best we can do http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57823899-82/herbert-medicaid-federal-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57823899-82/herbert-medicaid-federal-governor.html.csp">Letter: Herbert Medicaid plan is best we can do</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:02.981-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re: the Tribune editorial (“Over a barrel,” March 13), please cut Gov. Herbert some slack. You wrote about how long he’s taken to make a decision on Medicaid expansion, how much federal money Utah’s people are losing in the delay, and how poorly the proposed block grant would be used - all arguably true, but please remember the conundrum the governor faces. Due to a law passed a year ago in our Legislature, a majority of the House and Senate need to approve the governor’s proposed plan before i...</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> 57823899@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:02 MDT Op-ed: This injustice would make Kafka blush http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836913-82/cantu-clemency-department-error.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836913-82/cantu-clemency-department-error.html.csp">Op-ed: This injustice would make Kafka blush</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:57:02.052-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No one disputes this fact: Ceasar Huerta Cantu was wrongly sentenced to 3 ½ extra years in federal prison because of a typo on a court document. Not his lawyer, not the prosecutor, not the judge. And yet it still took President Barack Obama’s intervention to fix the error — six years after Cantu himself discovered it. On Tuesday, Obama used his clemency power — which he has exercised more rarely than any other president in modern history — to reduce Cantu’s sentence to 11 ½ years, as it should ...</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> 57836913@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:57:02 MDT