FEDERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FEDERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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="2014-04-19T23:01:07.907-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 11:01PM 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:01:07 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="2014-04-19T22:06:57.723-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 10:06PM 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:06:57 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="2014-04-18T22:21:27.786-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:21PM 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:21:27 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 Federal judge overturns 6-week abortion ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57827025-68/abortion-law-state-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57827025-68/abortion-law-state-court.html.csp">Federal judge overturns 6-week abortion ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMES MacPHERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T19:25:46.905-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bismarck, N.D. • A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who is based in Bismarck, said the law is “invalid and unconstitutional” and that it “cannot withstand a constitutional challenge.” The state attorney general said he was looking at whether to appeal the decision. North Dakota is among several cons...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578270252014-04-16T19:25:46.905-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T19:25:46.905-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57827025@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:25:46 MDT Gun control: A year after background check defeat, modest goals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57826641-68/gun-background-democratic-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57826641-68/gun-background-democratic-senate.html.csp">Gun control: A year after background check defeat, modest goals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T08:49:33.487-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 08:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new curbs on firearms. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently said he needs additional votes before revisiting a proposed expansion of gun sale background checks that the Senate derailed last April. That has left a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578266412014-04-16T08:49:33.487-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T08:49:33.487-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826641@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:49:33 MDT Congress is giving states the transportation blues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp">Congress is giving states the transportation blues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dayton, Ohio • On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements. Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state bus trip in Ohio to whip up public support for congressional approval of legislation to keep federal transportation a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578228502014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822850@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:18:35 MDT Editorial: Were arches vandals raised in a barn? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818412-82/arches-park-public-barn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818412-82/arches-park-public-barn.html.csp">Editorial: Were arches vandals raised in a barn?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:20:58.837-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is an old rhetorical question often directed toward those who show no regard for the value of property — theirs or anyone else’s: Were you raised in a barn? It seems hundreds or even thousands of visitors to Arches National Park must have been “raised in a barn,” judging by the mess they left behind on the scenic natural rock formations in the park. The ugly, illicit carvings on one sandstone ridge prompted officials to close the area after volunteers working to restore other vandalized l...</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> 57818412@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:20:58 MDT Social Security halts effort to collect old debts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp">Social Security halts effort to collect old debts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:41:01.99-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the de...</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> 57819527@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:41:01 MDT April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57818094-79/percent-tax-irs-taxes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57818094-79/percent-tax-irs-taxes.html.csp">April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers</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="2014-04-14T18:02:40.282-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 06:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don’t need to fret. If you’re due a refund — and about three-fourths of filers get refunds — April 15 isn’t much of a deadline at all. The Internal Revenue Service doesn’t like to talk about it, but penalties for filing late federal tax returns apply only to people who owe money. The penalty is a percentage of what you owe. If you owe nothing, 5 percent of nothing is ...nothing! Bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578180942014-04-14T18:02:40.282-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T18:02:40.282-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818094@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:02:40 MDT Utah man charged with racially-oriented hate crimes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57819120-78/keller-state-hurricane-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57819120-78/keller-state-hurricane-charged.html.csp">Utah man charged with racially-oriented hate crimes</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="2014-04-14T21:10:31.395-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 70-year-old Hurricane man is facing criminal charges for hate crimes in state and federal court for allegedly writing threatening letters to neighbors in a housing complex after an African-American male moved in with his sister and her husband. Robert Keller was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City with a misdemeanor violation of the Fair Housing Act. Keller also faces a state misdemeanor charge of harassment in state court in Washington County. Keller in December allegedly...</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> 57819120@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:10:31 MDT Letter: Utah selfish to turn down Medicaid money for poor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796137-82/medicaid-money-governor-job.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796137-82/medicaid-money-governor-job.html.csp">Letter: Utah selfish to turn down Medicaid money for poor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:17:38.908-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I doubt that our governor watched “60 Minutes” April 6. Generally, intelligent people watch “60 Minutes.” So he probably missed the story about the 5 million people in this country who are without health insurance because they live in states, like Utah, that have refused to accept the Medicaid portion of Affordable Health Care. What is wrong with our governor? He is spending tax dollars to go to Washington with a ridiculous counter-proposal that would take some of the Medicaid money and then 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> 57796137@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:17:38 MDT Editorial: Close gender pay gap to benefit all Utahns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797615-82/women-utah-gap-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797615-82/women-utah-gap-pay.html.csp">Editorial: Close gender pay gap to benefit all Utahns</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T13:44:23.442-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 01:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are only three states that have a bigger pay gaps between men and women than Utah. On average, Utah women who work full time made 70 cents on the dollar compared with Utah men in 2012. That is about 8 cents per dollar worse than the national average, according to new estimates in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Only in Wyoming, Louisiana and West Virginia do women do worse. Those facts should make Utah women particularly interested in what’s being done in Washington — and ju...</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> 57797615@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:44:23 MDT Feds: ‘escalating tensions’ led to Nevada cattle release http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57813930-200/bundy-federal-cattle-nevada.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57813930-200/bundy-federal-cattle-nevada.html.csp">Feds: ‘escalating tensions’ led to Nevada cattle release</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN GRIFFITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T11:15:16.835-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 11:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Federal land managers say “escalating tensions” led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority. Bureau of Land Management Chief Neil Kornze announced an abrupt halt to the weeklong roundup just hours before the release. “Based on information about conditions on the ground and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious c...</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> 57813930@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:15:16 MDT Capehart: LBJ’s legacy for gay rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811291-82/rights-lgbt-americans-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811291-82/rights-lgbt-americans-civil.html.csp">Capehart: LBJ’s legacy for gay rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jonathan Capehart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T01:01:02.97-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his speech Thursday commemorating the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, President Barack Obama talked about the enduring power of one of President Lyndon Johnson’s signature accomplishments. “Because of the civil rights movement, because of the laws President Johnson signed, new doors of opportunity and education swung open for everybody, not all at once, but they swung open. Not just blacks and whites, but also women and Latinos and Asians and Native Americans and gay Americans and Ameri...</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> 57811291@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Stevens: How to fix the Second Amendment: Add just five words http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811299-82/amendment-court-federal-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811299-82/amendment-court-federal-law.html.csp">Stevens: How to fix the Second Amendment: Add just five words</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Paul Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T15:10:01.974-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered automatic weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be 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> 57811299@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:10:01 MDT Iron County, feds work together to corral horses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803783-78/horses-county-wild-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803783-78/horses-county-wild-blm.html.csp">Iron County, feds work together to corral horses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T14:51:02.4-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 02:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After weeks of tension over how to handle the overpopulation of horses on drought-stricken range, Iron County and Bureau of Land Management officials began working together Thursday to corral some of them. David Miller, chairman of the Iron County Commission, said Thursday that, so far, one corral had been built on private land in hopes of attracting feral and stray horses to a water source within the fencing. He said officials plan to build at least one or two more corrals in coming days. He sa...</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> 57803783@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:51:02 MDT