FEDERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FEDERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: End BLM policing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234168-82/blm-law-policing-enforcement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234168-82/blm-law-policing-enforcement.html.csp">Letter: End BLM policing</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:02.119-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have never understood the Tribune’s longstanding love affair with federal government policing of public lands in Utah. The editorial (“Comparing the feds to the Nazis doesn’t solve anything,” July 26) is just one more example. Clearly there is a need, at the federal level, for certain law enforcement agencies. But, public lands federal police? No way. It’s a bad idea that’s done nothing but get worse with time. It’s an idea that flies in the face of the Tenth Amendment of the U. S. Consti...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58234168@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:02 MDT Attorney: FBI did ‘reasonable’ search for O.K. City bombing records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232255-78/trentadue-fbi-records-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232255-78/trentadue-fbi-records-oklahoma.html.csp">Attorney: FBI did ‘reasonable’ search for O.K. City bombing records</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T22:08:35.89-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a bench trial began Monday in Utah’s federal court, FBI employees testified they conducted an extensive search of videotapes and documents from the agency’s Oklahoma City bombing investigation to fulfill a records request by Utah lawyer Jesse Trentadue. That search ultimately resulted in 30 tapes and 200 pages of documents being released to Trentadue and satisfied the FBI’s obligation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to look for the requested records, Department of Justice attorne...</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> 58232255@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:08:35 MDT West’s largest coal-fired plant on track to close http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233585-79/plant-epa-power-proposal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233585-79/plant-epa-power-proposal.html.csp">West’s largest coal-fired plant on track to close</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="2014-07-28T15:19:25.529-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant’s 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582335852014-07-28T15:19:25.529-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T15:19:25.529-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233585@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:25 MDT Former judge to defend WVC officer in Danielle Willard shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228468-78/cowley-cassell-willard-gill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228468-78/cowley-cassell-willard-gill.html.csp">Former judge to defend WVC officer in Danielle Willard shooting</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="2014-07-28T10:01:18.501-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former federal judge is joining the defense team for the officer who killed Danielle Willard. Paul Cassell, who is a University of Utah law professor, said in a letter to the officer’s supporters that he has reviewed the evidence in the case and does not think charges should have been filed against Shaun Cowley. Cassell wrote that he is joining the defense team because “of my concern that a guilty verdict in this case will jeopardize the safety of the community by making police officers fea...</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> 58228468@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:01:18 MDT 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 FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227207-68/pharmacies-online-company-fedex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227207-68/pharmacies-online-company-fedex.html.csp">FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:39:02.02-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions. The company says it would have to invade the privacy of customers to stop such deliveries. By contrast, UPS Inc. paid $40 million last year to resolve similar allegations and vowed to overhaul its procedures and work with investigators to detect suspicious activity. The contrasting re...</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> 58227207@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:39:02 MDT Oil company sues Utah county over pipeline restrictions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224082-90/county-pipeline-summit-ordinances.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224082-90/county-pipeline-summit-ordinances.html.csp">Oil company sues Utah county over pipeline restrictions</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="2014-07-25T21:54:59.192-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 09:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tesoro Corp. is suing Summit County, claiming that the county’s new ordinances restricting proposed underground pipelines are an attempt to trump federal law. Tesoro wants to build the Uinta Express Pipeline to carry waxy crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City area refineries. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing a federal environmental impact statement on the proposed 135-mile pipeline, which would traverse six Utah counties. But Summit County in late June passed three ordinances desi...</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> 58224082@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:54:59 MDT Op-ed: Health centers can’t replace Medicaid expansion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215793-82/health-centers-patients-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215793-82/health-centers-patients-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Health centers can’t replace Medicaid expansion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alan Pruhs</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:02:02.133-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While our policy makers continue to debate Medicaid expansion, Utah’s 13 Health Center organizations struggle to meet the needs and demands of our existing uninsured patients. Some have suggested that Utah does not need Medicaid expansion based on the work of Health Centers. We do not agree. We know expansion is vitally important to the health and well-being of low-income families and to Utah’s economy. In order to understand our position, it may be helpful to understand our structure and 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> 58215793@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:02 MDT ‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221221-90/blm-county-federal-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221221-90/blm-county-federal-law.html.csp">‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing</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="2014-07-24T19:44:33.235-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The armed standoff between Cliven Bundy supporters and the Bureau of Land Management grew out of continued concern about heavy-handed actions by the federal agency’s law enforcement officials, a Utah county commissioner told a House committee on Thursday. “You may not be aware that much of the support for the rancher by everyday citizens may have resulted from a growing frustration from the way they are treated by local BLM officers,” Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock told...</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> 58221221@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:44:33 MDT Dionne: Ideologue judges out to sabotage Obamacare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216124-82/law-circuit-judge-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216124-82/law-circuit-judge-states.html.csp">Dionne: Ideologue judges out to sabotage Obamacare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T01:01:04.415-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their 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> 58216124@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:01:04 MDT Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217517-68/marriage-court-gay-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217517-68/marriage-court-gay-ruling.html.csp">Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state’s ban no longer be enforced. Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had requested a stay so ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582175172014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217517@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:56:53 MDT Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216726-68/cruz-israel-boycott-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216726-68/cruz-israel-boycott-federal.html.csp">Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T19:20:27.373-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 07:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. “The facts suggest that President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy deman...</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> 58216726@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:27 MDT Letter: Religion is personal preference, Orrin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215322-82/orrin-religion-discrimination-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215322-82/orrin-religion-discrimination-obama.html.csp">Letter: Religion is personal preference, Orrin</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.829-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Orrin Hatch very publicly proclaimed (“Obama’s order protects gay workers ... ” July 22) that personal preference (religion) in matters of prejudice and discrimination was more important than constitutional rights or federal law or even common human decency. I would suggest that Sen. Hatch look at what is happening in the Middle East in the name of religion and assess his conviction. Religious discrimination is the root cause of thousands being murdered every month. In the United States 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> 58215322@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp">Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.611-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Republicans, in Utah and across the country, had taken one-tenth of the energy they’ve devoted to trying to kill the Affordable Care Act — and, with it, the most viable hope this nation has of raising its health care availability to the level of the civilized world — and instead devoted it to fixing Obamacare’s many rough edges, we’d have a pretty good system by now. Instead, GOP stalwarts such as Sen. Orrin Hatch and Gov. Gary Herbert are doing an I-told-you-do dance over what they imagine ...</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> 58215831@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Pundits ponder plight of the poor ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215434-82/poverty-editorial-http-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215434-82/poverty-editorial-http-com.html.csp">Pundits ponder plight of the poor ...</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="2014-07-23T11:32:02.604-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taking a snapshot survey, poll or impression of anything can be dangerous. Today, for example, many of the heathen editorial writers around the west are worried about what we are, or are not, doing unto the least of these. While the state’s faith and family newspaper examines the concerns of the money changers. Like I said, a snapshot. — Utah’s child-poverty trend is cause for alarm — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “One in six Utah children lives in poverty. Actually, it may be more than that. That...</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> 58215434@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:32:02 MDT Washington Post: The courts’ contradictions on Obamacare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215037-82/federal-circuit-interpretation-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215037-82/federal-circuit-interpretation-law.html.csp">Washington Post: The courts’ contradictions on Obamacare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:54.006-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First blame Congress. Generally a useful rule these days, it certainly holds when considering Tuesday’s worrying, though possibly temporary, setback for the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Blame Democrats who pressed through a bill containing contradictory language. Blame Republicans who, in their drive for full repeal, have declined to fix the ambiguities and unintended consequences that turn up in any sizable piece of legislation. Blame 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> 58215037@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:54 MDT Bloomberg View: No, Obamacare isn’t dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214613-82/obamacare-federal-subsidies-exchanges.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214613-82/obamacare-federal-subsidies-exchanges.html.csp">Bloomberg View: No, Obamacare isn’t dead</a></h4>