GENERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GENERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Virginia sues 13 banks for $1.15B alleging fraud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58422033-79/state-retirement-system-virginia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58422033-79/state-retirement-system-virginia.html.csp">Virginia sues 13 banks for $1.15B alleging fraud</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Andrew Zajac</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T19:55:02.203-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are among 13 banks whose units were sued for $1.15 billion by the state of Virginia, over claims they misled its retirement system about the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities. The suit in state court in Richmond is the largest financial fraud case ever brought by the commonwealth, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement on Tuesday. The sealed complaint was filed in January under the whistle-blower provisions...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58422033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:55:02 MDT Utah’s ex-A.G. Shurtleff asks FBI, cops for all they have on him http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398044-90/shurtleff-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398044-90/shurtleff-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp">Utah’s ex-A.G. Shurtleff asks FBI, cops for all they have on him</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T21:48:20.175-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants the FBI and the Utah Department of Public Safety to hand over everything they have on him, several former co-workers and the men he is accused of bribing. In a motion filed in 3rd District Court on Wednesday, Shurtleff’s attorney Rick Van Wagoner outlines 30 specific requests for evidence and case files he believes will be relevant and helpful in defending Shurtleff against the 10 felonies with which the state’s former top prosecutor has been ch...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398044@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:48:20 MDT Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398143-79/dollar-family-general-bid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398143-79/dollar-family-general-bid.html.csp">Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T11:35:01.918-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers. The discount chain has commenced an open offering to investors of Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $80 per share in cash. That offer was rejected last week by the company’s board, which has already accepted a deal with another discounter, Dollar Tree. Family Dollar, based in Matthews, N.C., has voiced concerns about Dollar General’s deal passing antitrust review. In respo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583981432014-09-10T11:35:01.918-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T11:35:01.918-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398143@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:35:01 MDT Some Mormon leaders may speak in native languages at LDS Conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58389092-180/english-conference-church-language.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58389092-180/english-conference-church-language.html.csp">Some Mormon leaders may speak in native languages at LDS Conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T12:49:50.904-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 12:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormons listening to sessions of LDS General Conference beamed from church headquarters in Salt Lake City to countries across the world have typically heard their sermons, which are all spoken in English, dubbed into their own languages. Until now. At the upcoming conference on the first weekend in October, speakers at downtown’s Conference Center “whose primary language is not English now have the choice to deliver their talks in their native tongue,” LDS Church spokesman Dale Jones said in a 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> 58389092@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:49:50 MDT General Mills buying mac and cheese maker Annie’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58390365-79/annie-general-mills-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58390365-79/annie-general-mills-percent.html.csp">General Mills buying mac and cheese maker Annie’s</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T16:57:02.136-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Annie’s, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million, adding more natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers’ tastes change. General Mills Inc., the company behind classic food brands such as Pillsbury dough, Progresso soups, Yoplait yogurts and Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, has been trying to cut cost and has tweaked its recipes as sales stagnate. Sales have suffered as Greek yogurt and breakfast san...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583903652014-09-08T16:57:02.136-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T16:57:02.136-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390365@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:57:02 MDT Op-ed: UTA audits produces changes, but not good ones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374287-82/uta-audits-general-audit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374287-82/uta-audits-general-audit.html.csp">Op-ed: UTA audits produces changes, but not good ones</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Claire Geddes</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:49:06.394-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I would agree with Gov. Gary Herbert that things have changed as a result of recent Utah Transit Authority audits. Case in point, the 2010 legislative audit detailing the conflict of interest of board member Terry Diehl and his subsequent multimillion dollar profit as a result of a land deal on the Draper TRAX station. This all took place while Diehl was the point person for UTA, while denying having any financial interest in the project until just before the vote. The audit suggested a law may ...</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> 58374287@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:49:06 MDT Movie review: ‘Rich Hill’ spotlights poverty, in a general way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58368919-223/hill-rich-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58368919-223/hill-rich-config-data.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Rich Hill’ spotlights poverty, in a general way</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="2014-09-04T16:46:03.525-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Rich Hill,” which won the Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, points out the dangers of trying to humanize a major social issue: The humans are more complicated than that, and the social issue gets muddled. Here, cousins Tracey Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo try to tell the story of three teen boys who live in Rich Hill, Mo., population 1,396. Andrew is a good kid, but his family has moved a lot so his father can find work. Appachey likes skateboarding, ...</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> 58368919@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:46:03 MDT IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379069-68/irs-emails-groups-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379069-68/irs-emails-groups-report.html.csp">IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees</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="2014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, the tax service disclosed Friday. The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The revelation set off a new round of investigations and congressional hearings. On ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583790692014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379069@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:02:28 MDT Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58378148-79/dollar-family-tree-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58378148-79/dollar-family-tree-general.html.csp">Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T10:58:01.829-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chesapeake, Va. • Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General’s latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar. Family Dollar rejected an earlier offer of nearly $9 billion from Dollar General, with the Goodlettsville, Tennessee, discounter then boosting its bid to $9.1 billion. Dollar General — the nation’s biggest dollar-store chain — had also revised its proposal to increase the number of st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583781482014-09-05T10:58:01.829-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T10:58:01.829-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378148@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:58:01 MDT MLB: Diamondbacks fire GM Kevin Towers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378051-77/towers-diamondbacks-manager-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378051-77/towers-diamondbacks-manager-season.html.csp">MLB: Diamondbacks fire GM Kevin Towers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:35.17-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired general manager Kevin Towers in the midst of a third straight disappointing season. Towers became Arizona’s general manager in 2010 and put together a roster that won 94 games and the NL West in 2011. The Diamondbacks have backpedaled since then, finishing .500 the past two seasons and struggling this year despite having the highest payroll in franchise history. Plagued by injuries, Arizona lost 22 of its first 30 games and was 59-81 through Thursday...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583780512014-09-05T23:22:35.17-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:35.17-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378051@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:35 MDT Army suspends head of Western medical command http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375464-68/army-cho-command-western.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375464-68/army-cho-command-western.html.csp">Army suspends head of Western medical command</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T16:16:21.548-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 04:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. • The Army said Thursday it has temporarily suspended the head of its Western Regional Medical Command, which is in charge of Army hospitals in 20 Western states. Brig. Gen. John M. Cho was suspended, effective immediately, pending the outcome of what it calls an “inquiry centered on the command climate of the organization,” said Sharon Ayala, a spokeswoman with the Western Regional Medical Command located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Cho is a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583754642014-09-04T16:16:21.548-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T16:16:21.548-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375464@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:16:21 MDT Tribune to host Town Hall about Swallow, Shurtleff scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369388-78/tribune-swallow-scandal-shurtleff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369388-78/tribune-swallow-scandal-shurtleff.html.csp">Tribune to host Town Hall about Swallow, Shurtleff scandal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T21:05:56.232-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How did a meeting at an Orem doughnut shop balloon into the biggest political scandal in Utah history? How did an attorney general who captured nearly two-thirds of the vote see his administration begin to implode a mere four days after taking office? How did his predecessor, elected three times as the state’s top law-enforcement officer, wind up accused of being a crook? Learn the answers to those questions and more Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., when The Salt Lake Tribune hosts a free Town Ha...</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> 58369388@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:05:56 MDT Fundraising in Utah AG’s race slowed post- John Swallow http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58366136-90/attorney-campaign-democratic-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58366136-90/attorney-campaign-democratic-district.html.csp">Fundraising in Utah AG’s race slowed post- John Swallow</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T10:42:38.132-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After years of scandal stemming from money and campaign contributions flowing to the attorney general’s race, it appears both candidates have taken a more reserved approach, although big donations continue to flow to Republican incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes. Reyes has received a handful of contributions in excess of $10,000 during the campaign, including a $20,000 donation last week from a renewable-energy company. Reyes has raised more than $262,000 since taking office last December 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> 58366136@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:42:38 MDT Gov. Gary Herbert says UTA has fixed most problems in audit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58347899-90/agency-audit-audits-board.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58347899-90/agency-audit-audits-board.html.csp">Gov. Gary Herbert says UTA has fixed most problems in audit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T10:51:44.101-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most of the problems uncovered in a scathing audit of the Utah Transit Authority this week have been rectified, according to Gov. Gary Herbert, who said he has confidence with the direction the agency is headed. “With a cursory view, it appears a lot of these issues are old issues going back to 2009 and maybe even before that,” Herbert said during his monthly KUED news conference. “I believe the new leadership that is there has taken steps to correct those problems.” But state Sen. Todd Weiler ...</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> 58347899@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:51:44 MDT Utah attorney general candidates focus on public trust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355720-90/reyes-attorney-general-office.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355720-90/reyes-attorney-general-office.html.csp">Utah attorney general candidates focus on public trust</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE L. PRICE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Utah’s two previous top lawmen face charges of bribery and other crimes, the candidates running to replace them as state attorney general this year each promise to repair public trust and reform the scandal-rocked office. “It’s the thing that’s on the top of everybody’s mind,” Democratic contender Charles Stormont told The Associated Press. “They want to know, What are you going to do to make sure that can’t happen again?” Sean Reyes, his Republican opponent and the interim Utah attorney gen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583557202014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355720@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:28:31 MDT Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364274-79/dollar-family-bid-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364274-79/dollar-family-bid-general.html.csp">Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T16:31:12.85-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 04:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Goodlettsville, Tenn. • Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target. The newest bid is worth $9.1 billion, or $80 per share, up from $78.50 per share in the previous offer. Family Dollar, based in Matthews, N.C., rejected the earlier bid in favor of a lower offer of $8.5 billion from Dollar Tree Inc., saying regulator...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583642742014-09-02T16:31:12.85-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T16:31:12.85-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364274@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:31:12 MDT Real Salt Lake: GM Garth Lagerwey’s contract situation tabled until after season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344245-77/lagerwey-rsl-contract-garth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344245-77/lagerwey-rsl-contract-garth.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: GM Garth Lagerwey’s contract situation tabled until after season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:26.932-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • The remaining days on Garth Lagerwey’s four-year contract extension — penned in September 2010 — are rapidly dissolving. The main architect of Real Salt Lake’s transformation and builder of the club’s sustained success will reach the end of the 2014 campaign without much of an idea of what 2015 will hold. In his eighth season as general manager of the club, Lagerwey, along with team owner Dell Loy Hansen, decided to table contract talks until soon after the final whistle of RSL’s 2014 is...</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> 58344245@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT UTA attacked, defended after tough audit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58344702-90/allegra-audit-board-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58344702-90/allegra-audit-board-general.html.csp">UTA attacked, defended after tough audit</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="2014-08-28T08:54:18.003-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A day after a state audit lambasted the Utah Transit Authority, some were calling for a shake-up or for heads to roll — including a parade of citizens who vented at a UTA board meeting. But UTA officials received some key support, too, including from Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, who requested the audit. Valentine said Wednesday that he blames problems flagged by auditors on past UTA leaders and believes the agency has taken steps to resolve issues. Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, who is also chairm...</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> 58344702@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:54:18 MDT Sales tax votes? Only in a general election year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339418-78/council-tax-snelgrove-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339418-78/council-tax-snelgrove-election.html.csp">Sales tax votes? Only in a general election year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:48:23.079-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unless there is an emergency, the Salt Lake County Council wants all votes on proposed sales and use tax increases to take place in a general election year. “We just want as many voters as possible engaged in the process of raising taxes or not raising taxes,” said Democratic Council Sam Granato, who teamed with Republican Councilman Richard Snelgrove to sponsor an ordinance to maximize public participation in tax matters directly impacting pocketbooks. Snelgrove noted that the ordinance prohibi...</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> 58339418@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:48:23 MDT Judges blast gay-marriage bans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340149-68/marriage-gay-bans-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340149-68/marriage-gay-bans-court.html.csp">Judges blast gay-marriage bans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL TARM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, and one Republican appointee compared them to laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. As the legal skirmish in the United States over same-sex marriage shifted to the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, more than 200 people lined up hours before to ensure they got a seat at the much-anticipated hearing. Richard Posner, who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583401492014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340149@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:55:11 MDT