MAJORITY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MAJORITY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Hunt: Ignored House contests may hold surprises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58467427-82/democrats-republican-candidates-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58467427-82/democrats-republican-candidates-republicans.html.csp">Hunt: Ignored House contests may hold surprises</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T06:25:51.111-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is a forgotten contest in this year’s U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thanks to shifting population patterns and redistricting, the Republicans start with an advantage. In 2012, Democrats received in excess of a million more votes for House candidates, but Republicans won more seats, 234 to 201. This year, only 10 percent of the districts are in play, and the incumbent-friendly campaign-financing system mean...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58467427@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:25:51 MDT FBI finds mass shootings increasing dramatically http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58452122-68/shootings-fbi-gunman-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58452122-68/shootings-fbi-gunman-report.html.csp">FBI finds mass shootings increasing dramatically</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T17:45:01.62-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 05:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday. The study reviewed 160 mass shootings between 2000 and 2013 to identify common themes and to help local law enforcement prepare for or respond to similar killings in the future. “These incidents, the large majority of them, are over in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584521222014-09-24T17:45:01.62-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T17:45:01.62-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58452122@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:45:01 MDT Letter: Time to rise against Kaysville council http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309949-82/council-kaysville-citizens-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309949-82/council-kaysville-citizens-increase.html.csp">Letter: Time to rise against Kaysville council</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:47:01.497-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It came as no surprise that Kaysville City Council voted to approve the 99.6 percent property tax increase over the strenuous objections of the citizens. Kaysville citizens have filled council chambers on three separate occasions to voice their objections. In a sort of twisted logic, the council stated that though 75 percent were opposed to the increase, they were actually in the minority because the majority of the citizens at a council meeting in December voiced their approval of the police st...</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> 58309949@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Cepeda: Misreading our demographics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58321543-82/majority-war-black-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58321543-82/majority-war-black-half.html.csp">Cepeda: Misreading our demographics</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:22:13.616-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • “War” is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color. Even as Ferguson, Mo., smolders after the shooting of a black teenager in a majority African-American town overseen by an almost all-white political leadership, “war” is too hyperbolic a statement. Bias, discrimination and neglect, cer...</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> 58321543@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:22:13 MDT Milbank: An upending of reason in the House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251769-82/obama-authority-border-executive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251769-82/obama-authority-border-executive.html.csp">Milbank: An upending of reason in the House</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:15:01.604-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • After conservatives on Thursday brought down House Speaker John Boehner’s bill to address the border crisis, the new House Republican leadership team issued a joint statement declaring that President Obama should fix the problem himself. “There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action,” the leadership quartet proclaimed, “to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their...</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> 58251769@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:15:01 MDT