FREEDOM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FREEDOM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mormon apostle Oaks: Religious freedom will trump threats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57832451-180/speech-religious-oaks-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57832451-180/speech-religious-oaks-freedom.html.csp">Mormon apostle Oaks: Religious freedom will trump threats</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T12:32:37.84-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallin H. Oaks was a lawyer and a judge, rising to the lofty title of Utah Supreme Court justice. That all changed in 1984 with his appointment as a Mormon apostle. For three decades now, he has spent more time talking about Jesus than jurisprudence, writing sermons, not rulings, dissecting scriptures, not case law. On Wednesday night, however, Oaks returned to his legal roots to deliver a major address at Utah Valley University’s Center of Constitutional Studies in Orem on one of his favorite 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57832451@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:32:37 MDT Dr. Seuss goes to sea aboard Carnival cruise ship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57797717-79/seuss-carnival-ship-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57797717-79/seuss-carnival-ship-freedom.html.csp">Dr. Seuss goes to sea aboard Carnival cruise ship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T09:08:01.575-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While books called “Green Eggs and Midnight Buffets” or “The Cat in a Boat” might not be in the works, Dr. Seuss is apparently going sailing. Carnival has joined forces with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to add the first-ever Bookville family reading venue as the company completes an extensive multi-million dollar makeover of its Carnival Freedom. The ship, which will be in dry dock in the Bahamas from April 19 to May 3 getting retrofitted, will be the first to feature Bookville, a dedicated Seuss-theme...</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> 57797717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:08:01 MDT Simpson: GOP, Western values align with marriage equality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57792197-224/marriage-western-equality-simpson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57792197-224/marriage-western-equality-simpson.html.csp">Simpson: GOP, Western values align with marriage equality</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T19:58:12.745-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Utah’s battle over marriage equality moves to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, a former Republican senator is calling on the public to embrace the “live and let” attitude characteristic of Western heritage and his own political party. Alan Simpson, who represented Wyoming for 18 years in the U.S. Senate, delivers that message in a new ad in support of gay marriage. The ad was paid for by the advocacy group Freedom to Marry. In the ad, Simpson says: “I was raised here, Cody, Wyomin...</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> 57792197@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:58:12 MDT ‘Tax Freedom Day’ will come 3 days later this year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57791978-90/tax-april-freedom-taxes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57791978-90/tax-april-freedom-taxes.html.csp">‘Tax Freedom Day’ will come 3 days later this year</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="2014-04-09T09:32:17.916-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Tax Freedom Day” — when a typical worker will have earned enough to pay his tax bill for the year if he spent money on nothing else — is falling three days later this year both in Utah and the nation. In Utah, it will be on April 17 — after falling on April 13 in 2013, according to a study by the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan tax research organization based in Washington, D.C. However, that is still earlier than average. The national Tax Freedom day is on April 21, 111 days into 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> 57791978@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:32:17 MDT Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785554-68/court-case-supreme-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785554-68/court-case-supreme-freedom.html.csp">Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JERI CLAUSING </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom. The justices left in place a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling last year that said Elane Photography violated New Mexico’s Human Rights Act by refusing to photograph the same-sex ceremony “in the same way as if it had refused to photog...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577855542014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785554@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:19:37 MDT Pyle: Bigger guns, bigger money, make Bill of Rights questionable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57774248-82/http-speech-arms-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57774248-82/http-speech-arms-freedom.html.csp">Pyle: Bigger guns, bigger money, make Bill of Rights questionable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T17:31:01.914-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The John Roberts Supreme Court is to the First Amendment what the TEC-9 assault weapon is to the Second Amendment. They both make thoughtful people occasionally wonder whether the Bill of Rights was really such a good idea. In their defense, of course, the authors of the Constitution, who won their freedom with both speech and arms, did not anticipate an age of rapid-firing, armor-piercing Tommy guns finding their way into the hands of our apparently increasing number of anti-social, troubled 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> 57774248@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:31:01 MDT Five Questions for Evan Wolfson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57764457-224/marriage-freedom-evan-marry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57764457-224/marriage-freedom-evan-marry.html.csp">Five Questions for Evan Wolfson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T14:51:28.376-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 02:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Attorney Evan Wolfson has long been active in the battle for marriage equality. Evan is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, which advocates for marriage equality. He is the author of “Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry,” published in 2004. And he was co-counsel in Baehr v. Miike, the case filed in 1991 by three same-sex couples in Hawaii challenging that state’s bar on their right to marry; the couples eventually won, though the victory was later ...</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> 57764457@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:51:28 MDT U.S. will help build up NATO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57736394-68/nato-obama-ukraine-europe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57736394-68/nato-obama-ukraine-europe.html.csp">U.S. will help build up NATO</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T22:59:50.459-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BRUSSELS • The United States plans to join with other NATO nations in increasing ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of the military alliance’s response to Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, the White House said Wednesday. The specifics of the NATO plan were still being finalized, including the size of the force increase. Rather than significantly boosting U.S. military presence in the region, the move seemed aimed instead at showing symbolic support for NATO members near Russia’s bor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577363942014-03-26T22:59:50.459-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T22:59:50.459-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57736394@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:59:50 MDT When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect collaboration over conflict http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709385-80/obama-francis-vatican-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709385-80/obama-francis-vatican-pope.html.csp">When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect collaboration over conflict</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T20:20:26.454-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • President Barack Obama is to meet Pope Francis for the first time next week as the U.S. leader wraps up a European tour, a high-profile encounter between two major world players that appears to carry especially high stakes from America’s perspective. The White House and U.S. Catholic bishops have been at loggerheads for years on a range of culture-war issues, and, on Tuesday, just two days before the Vatican meeting, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the contraception man...</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> 57709385@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:20:26 MDT U.S. first lady praised for style, warmth in China http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719484-68/obama-china-speech-beijing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719484-68/obama-china-speech-beijing.html.csp">U.S. first lady praised for style, warmth in China</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIDI TANG and LOUISE WATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T10:51:12.354-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • U.S. first lady Michelle Obama brought the importance of education to the foreground on Sunday on the third day of a visit to China, where she has won praise for her approachability and admiration for her comments supporting freedom of speech. Mrs. Obama, traveling with her two daughters, has been photographed at famous spots including the Forbidden City and Great Wall during the first independent trip by a U.S. president’s wife to China. She has won compliments for her elegant clothin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577194842014-03-23T10:51:12.354-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T10:51:12.354-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57719484@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:51:12 MDT Justices may decide if photographers can snub gay weddings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57713710-80/court-sex-case-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57713710-80/court-sex-case-marriage.html.csp">Justices may decide if photographers can snub gay weddings</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">BY RICHARD WOLF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> USA Today</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T19:50:51.768-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • When Vanessa Willock wanted an Albuquerque photographer to shoot her same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006, she contacted Elane Photography. The response came as a shock: Co-owner Elaine Huguenin said she worked only on “traditional weddings.” “Are you saying that your company does not offer your photography services to same-sex couples?” Willock asked by email. “Yes, you are correct in saying we do not photograph same-sex weddings,” Huguenin responded. Now, 7½ years after that excha...</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> 57713710@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:50:51 MDT Country star Carrie Underwood returns to headline 2014 Stadium of Fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698168-223/stadium-www-fire-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698168-223/stadium-www-fire-freedom.html.csp">Country star Carrie Underwood returns to headline 2014 Stadium of Fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T21:41:34.488-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Country star Carrie Underwood will headline the 2014 Stadium of Fire show, officials of the Fourth of July event said Tuesday. It’s a return engagement for Underwood, who headlined the patriotic extravaganza in 2010. “We’ve had such a groundswell for her,” said Steve Shallenberger, president of America’s Freedom Festival, the organization behind the event. It’s the first time a Stadium of Fire headliner has come back to do it again, Shallenberger said, after making the announcement at ...</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> 57698168@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:41:34 MDT Op-ed: Count My Vote/SB 54 is a step away from liberty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57660112-82/rights-count-vote-parties.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57660112-82/rights-count-vote-parties.html.csp">Op-ed: Count My Vote/SB 54 is a step away from liberty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chris Herrod</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T16:59:02.037-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While I could easily argue the merits of the caucus system, what’s most disheartening about Count My Vote and SB54 is that they ignore basic constitutional principles. Regardless of how one feels about political parties (specifically the Republican Party), we should all be concerned with the interference of a private organization’s right to set its own rules, whether one agrees with them or not. Take a step back from the emotion of Count My Vote and think of the absurdity of what is being done...</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> 57660112@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:59:02 MDT Letter: Reid bill could have backfired http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57643122-82/reid-bill-golden-rule.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57643122-82/reid-bill-golden-rule.html.csp">Letter: Reid bill could have backfired</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T01:01:03.968-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Sen. Stuart Reid’s favorite bill had passed, workers and their companies would be legally protected if they refused services to customers they believe are inferior (“Senators: Utah narrowly dodged Arizona’s fate on gay bias bill,” Tribune, Feb. 25). Under the “Golden Reid Rule,” they would be able to do unto others without concern for the consequences. Classifying discrimination as a form of religious freedom could play out in different ways. Take a former co-worker of mine. He wore his r...</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> 57643122@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Dionne: Disagreeable agreement on Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57641107-82/obama-bush-president-putin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57641107-82/obama-bush-president-putin.html.csp">Dionne: Disagreeable agreement on Ukraine</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="2014-03-06T06:27:02.563-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 06:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Certain political cliches cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world. Today’s candidate: Partisan politics stops at the water’s edge. The sentiment was first voiced by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Michigan Republican who became chair of the Foreign Relations Committee in 1947. Vandenberg was for real, providing enthusiastic support for President Harry Truman’s Cold War policies. But it’s time to admit that the immediate postwar period was a one-off in our history and that in the age ...</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> 57641107@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 06:27:02 MDT Big-Money Donors Demand Larger Say in Party Strategy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57618172-68/donors-party-groups-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57618172-68/donors-party-groups-republican.html.csp">Big-Money Donors Demand Larger Say in Party Strategy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> c.2014 New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T15:27:01.963-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 03:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Republican donors who have financed the party’s vast outside-spending machine are turning against the consultants and political strategists they once lavished with hundreds of millions of dollars. In recent months, they have begun holding back checks from Republican super PACs like American Crossroads, unsatisfied with the groups’ explanations for their failure to unseat President Barack Obama or win back the Senate. Others, less willing than in the past to defer to the party elders and form...</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> 57618172@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 15:27:01 MDT Some Mormons chime in against Arizona’s religious-freedom bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57609731-180/religious-mormons-arizona-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57609731-180/religious-mormons-arizona-church.html.csp">Some Mormons chime in against Arizona’s religious-freedom bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T10:52:48.982-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah-based LDS Church has taken no official stance on Arizona’s hotly disputed and now-vetoed religious-freedom bill, but more than 100 Mormons sure have. They’re against it — and said so in an open letter this week to Gov. Jan Brewer and state legislators, according to a blog on the Human Rights Campaign website. “As Mormons, we feel a call to ‘mourn with those that mourn ... comfort those that stand in need of comfort’ and protect the persecuted from persecution,” they wrote. “ … We expres...</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> 57609731@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:52:48 MDT Former editor of Hong Kong paper attacked with cleaver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57601107-68/hong-kong-lau-press.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57601107-68/hong-kong-lau-press.html.csp">Former editor of Hong Kong paper attacked with cleaver</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KELVIN CHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T07:28:02.112-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 07:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • The former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper whose abrupt dismissal in January sparked protests over press freedom is in critical condition after being hacked Wednesday by an assailant with a meat cleaver, police said. Police said a man wearing a motorcycle helmet attacked Kevin Lau in a residential neighborhood and then fled on a motorcycle driven by another man. Lau was hospitalized in critical condition with slashes in his back and legs, said Kwan King-pan, acting superintendent of ...</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> 57601107@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:28:02 MDT