GOVERNMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOVERNMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: The nation is a ‘state’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224286-82/state-exchange-states-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224286-82/state-exchange-states-government.html.csp">Letter: The nation is a ‘state’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:03.015-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have read the phrase used by the D.C. Court of Appeals in Halbig v. Burwell: “an exchange established by the State.” This word “State” is singular and means government, not a private company. If it had said states, that would be another issue and it would have forbid D.C. and U.S. possessions from getting assistance in tax credits from the IRS, as they are not states. In other parts of the law it encourages states to set up their own exchange under federal guidelines. The phrase did not say ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58224286@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:03 MDT Obama signs two Utah-related bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224545-90/canal-provo-utah-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224545-90/canal-provo-utah-obama.html.csp">Obama signs two Utah-related bills</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="2014-07-25T19:55:45.648-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a land exchange between Utah and the Ute tribes, along with a correction to a Provo water deal. These were two of 14 bills Obama signed, with others naming buildings, creating memorials and swapping lands. Two weeks ago, the Senate agreed to an exchange of 20,000 acres controlled by Utah to the Hill Creek Extension of the Unitah and Ouray Indian Reservation for the mineral rights to other parcels on the reservation. The deal approved by the Ute Trib...</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> 58224545@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:55:45 MDT World Cup over, but some Argentines won’t go home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224254-68/brazil-argentines-cup-rio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224254-68/brazil-argentines-cup-rio.html.csp">World Cup over, but some Argentines won’t go home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNY BARCHFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:29:01.568-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio de Janeiro • Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. An acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal when he came up short. Pontoni, one of about 160,000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for the World Cup, hardly fits the image of deep-pocketed foreigners who dropped around $3 billion in Brazil during the monthlong tournament. The 23-year-old actor is broke, and he has no immediate plans to return ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582242542014-07-25T12:29:01.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T12:29:01.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224254@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:29:01 MDT Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221868-68/employers-job-workers-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221868-68/employers-job-workers-economy.html.csp">Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It rais...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582218682014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221868@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:08:19 MDT 40 bodies from downed jetliner returned to Dutch soil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217723-68/russian-ukraine-government-dutch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217723-68/russian-ukraine-government-dutch.html.csp">40 bodies from downed jetliner returned to Dutch soil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOROTHEE THIESING </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T21:18:02.623-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eindhoven, Netherlands • Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully choreographed, nearly silent ceremony contrasted sharply with the boom of shells and shattered glass in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels fought to hang onto territory and shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets. The bold new attack showed the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582177232014-07-23T21:18:02.623-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T21:18:02.623-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217723@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:18:02 MDT Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215026-68/government-chavez-conspiracy-accused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215026-68/government-chavez-conspiracy-accused.html.csp">Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HANNAH DREIER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:53:01.754-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Caracas, Venezuela • Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela’s president. His first thought was, “Not again.” The 26-year-old student leader had already been accused by the ruling socialist party for collaborating with the U.S. to overthrow Venezuela’s then-leader Hugo Chavez in 2010. But as messages from friends lit up his phone, Navarro began to worry that it was more serious this time. The denunciatio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150262014-07-23T08:53:01.754-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:53:01.754-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215026@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:53:01 MDT Chinese woman in seed corn case released on bond http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211292-79/chinese-seed-bond-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211292-79/chinese-seed-bond-china.html.csp">Chinese woman in seed corn case released on bond</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T12:39:02.29-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Des Moines, Iowa • A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial. Mo Yun, a 42-year-old who was charged in this month with conspiring to steal trade secrets, was allowed to post $250,000 bond, must wear a GPS monitor and stay in a home in the Des Moines area between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. Mo sought a pre-trial ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582112922014-07-22T12:39:02.29-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T12:39:02.29-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211292@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:39:02 MDT Letter: Diversity, compromise needed in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199142-82/compromise-diversity-balances-belief.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199142-82/compromise-diversity-balances-belief.html.csp">Letter: Diversity, compromise needed in Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:46.074-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a state where one belief system and one political party rules, it is inevitable that corruption will develop, for “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Perhaps it is time for Utah voters to consider actually voting for the best qualified person regardless of the candidate’s political affiliation. If there is one lesson from the A.G. scandal, it is that we need more checks and balances in our local government. The founders of our country understood the need for checks an...</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> 58199142@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:46 MDT Greiff: Federal land sale would be no bargain for ranchers, miners http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210191-82/federal-government-cruz-ownership.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210191-82/federal-government-cruz-ownership.html.csp">Greiff: Federal land sale would be no bargain for ranchers, miners</a></h4>