HUGHES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HUGHES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: How about bonuses for the rest of us? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434075-82/bonuses-executives-uta-defends.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434075-82/bonuses-executives-uta-defends.html.csp">Letter: How about bonuses for the rest of us?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:52:02.387-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Greg Hughes defends large bonuses to UTA executives by saying that he thinks bonuses are appropriate when someone is doing great things for the state of Utah. I couldn’t agree more. And because Utah’s public school teachers typically produce test scores in the upper third of all states, and do so with the largest class sizes and the lowest per-pupil spending of any state, teachers are perfect candidates for those bonuses. And $30,000 each (the bonus originally paid to UTA executives) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58434075@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Plans for tonight: Cloud Cult descends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58407238-66/com-http-cloud-cult.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58407238-66/com-http-cloud-cult.html.csp">Plans for tonight: Cloud Cult descends</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="2014-09-15T12:48:02.727-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">• Guitarist Maxwell Hughes, known for his unique two-handed playing style, performs at Piper Down, 1492 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6. Free; must be 21 or older. • Experimental indie-rock band Cloud Cult performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8. Tickets are $15, at 24Tix.</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> 58407238@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:48:02 MDT Most UTA trustees ignore challenge to use own system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58394370-90/board-bus-challenge-cragun.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58394370-90/board-bus-challenge-cragun.html.csp">Most UTA trustees ignore challenge to use own system</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="2014-09-11T09:12:21.4-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 09:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alex Cragun says Utah Transit Authority board members are unwittingly proving his point that it’s tough to depend on UTA trains and buses to get to work or move around freely. Last month, Cragun challenged the 16 board members to limit their transportation to just UTA for seven consecutive days to see the challenges riders like him face. Three accepted, four declined and Cragun says he cannot get answers out of the rest. “The four who declined did it primarily because of work-related issues. Tha...</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> 58394370@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:12:21 MDT Former special ed student now leads Utah school district http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339659-78/hughes-tintic-evans-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339659-78/hughes-tintic-evans-district.html.csp">Former special ed student now leads Utah school district</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="2014-09-02T14:38:57.402-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 02:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eureka • As a boy, Kodey Hughes didn’t think much about his future because it didn’t seem very promising. He grew up the son of a single father in tiny Mammoth in western Utah. He had a learning disability that made reading difficult. Hughes didn’t read his first full book until seventh grade. “I wasn’t the kid in the class that was supposed to go to college,” Hughes said. But he did go to college, and much further. The former special-education student now leads the 250-student Tintic School Dis...</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> 58339659@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:38:57 MDT Letter: UTA part of culture of corruption http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58353007-82/uta-board-corruption-culture.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58353007-82/uta-board-corruption-culture.html.csp">Letter: UTA part of culture of corruption</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T21:55:48.127-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Is anybody really surprised that UTA is living it up “on the taxpayers’ dime”? Just look at the UTA board chair: Gregory H. Hughes. He is also Gregory H. Hughes, Republican majority whip in the Utah State House of Representatives. The primary focus is to take tax dollars away from the public and into the pockets of themselves and their “friends.” It appears that the Utah Legislature may be just as “corrupt” as the UTA board and the attorney general’s office. Mike Mitchell Salt Lake City</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> 58353007@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:48 MDT Editorial: UTA still has work to do to gain public trust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348467-82/uta-audit-transit-hughes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348467-82/uta-audit-transit-hughes.html.csp">Editorial: UTA still has work to do to gain public trust</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.579-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Greg Hughes wears two hats as a public servant. He is the majority whip in the Utah Legislature, and he is also the chairman of the board of the Utah Transit Authority. That makes his comments Wednesday about UTA’s recent audit particularly interesting. On the Tribune’s TribTalk web interview, Rep. Hughes was asked if the fact that UTA has faced three legislative audits since 2008 is a sign of mismanagement at the agency. He said “there’s a political component” to audits and legislators 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> 58348467@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 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