LEGISLATURE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LEGISLATURE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Utah should consider easing sentences on sex offenders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416635-82/sex-offenders-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416635-82/sex-offenders-prison-utah.html.csp">Editorial: Utah should consider easing sentences on sex offenders</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T12:16:33.425-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In our guts, we have a picture of a sex offender. A sleazy old man who is interested in little else but prowling the streets, schoolyards and shopping malls in an insatiable search for yet another victim. In our brains, not so much. As state and local officials in Utah examine ways to bend the curve on the ever larger number of people who are in, or may be headed to, prison, they have expressed a reluctance to really address one of the primary drivers of our state’s growing inmate population. 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58416635@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:16:33 MDT Sandy dumps city gun laws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58341061-78/gun-sandy-law-laws.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58341061-78/gun-sandy-law-laws.html.csp">Sandy dumps city gun laws</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dan Harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T09:23:16.044-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy City has repealed its laws restricting carrying guns in public places. Council members Tuesday night unanimously approved the ordinance changes, so that it no longer will be a violation of city code to pack a gun in a park, on a trail, golf course or in any other city recreational facility. The amendments are being adopted now at the demand of a national gun-rights organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, which recently put Sandy on notice that its gun laws are illegal because they g...</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> 58341061@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:16 MDT Sheriff says Legislature to blame for Utah immigration pickle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335360-78/immigration-law-winder-status.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335360-78/immigration-law-winder-status.html.csp">Sheriff says Legislature to blame for Utah immigration pickle</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="2014-08-25T22:11:34.4-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sheriff Jim Winder said Monday it’s not fair that Salt Lake County taxpayers had to foot the bill to settle a lawsuit stemming from jailers holding a possible undocumented immigrant for 46 days after he posted bail — a situation Winder blamed on the Legislature. Winder said despite opposition from himself and other local law officers, the Legislature enacted the law in 2008 that led to the jailers holding a suspect for weeks, even though he should have been freed after posting bail. The county ...</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> 58335360@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:11:34 MDT