MEETING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MEETING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Obama accuses Putin of interfering in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819786-68/russian-putin-ukraine-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819786-68/russian-putin-ukraine-obama.html.csp">Obama accuses Putin of interfering in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER BAKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:34:01.785-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama warned President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Monday against further disruption of eastern Ukraine even as the United States and Europe prepared to expand sanctions against leading Russian figures in the next few days. After a weekend of meetings, the White House was working on a list of new targets who would be barred from traveling to the United States or whose assets here would be frozen, officials said. Among them is Igor Sechin, a longtime Putin ally 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57819786@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:01 MDT Letter: Story on LDS women rebuffed at priesthood meeting no big news http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797107-82/women-lds-meeting-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797107-82/women-lds-meeting-news.html.csp">Letter: Story on LDS women rebuffed at priesthood meeting no big news</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T01:01:03.58-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Was the headline about LDS women being denied admission to the general priesthood meeting deserving of front page placement (“Mormon women again turned away from priesthood meeting,” Tribune, April 7)? Was that news? Dah; it seemed a little like a front page headline saying “The sun came up this morning.” D. James Croft Midway</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> 57797107@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT William and Kate meet 1st-time New Zealand parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795761-68/zealand-kate-parents-william.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795761-68/zealand-kate-parents-william.html.csp">William and Kate meet 1st-time New Zealand parents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T09:20:19.777-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wellington, New Zealand • Britain’s Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, interacted with first-time New Zealand parents and their babies on Wednesday. The informal meeting with 10 parents was held at Government House in Wellington. According to local media, all of the babies were born within a week or two of Prince George, who was born last July. William and Kate started their three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia on Monday. The royal couple plan to spend the next f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577957612014-04-09T09:20:19.777-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T09:20:19.777-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795761@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:20:19 MDT EU working with Russia, Ukraine to defuse crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779728-68/russia-foreign-bildt-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779728-68/russia-foreign-bildt-meeting.html.csp">EU working with Russia, Ukraine to defuse crisis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEMETRIS NELLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:53:02.862-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Athens, Greece • EU foreign ministers stressed the need Saturday for Russia to defuse tensions with Ukraine following a two-day informal meeting that ended with leaders insisting that all options remain on the table — including further sanctions. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt stressed the need for resolve in dealing with Moscow after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula in March — arguing that Russia had deviated from accepted norms. Unity among the 28 member states was critical. “We should be...</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> 57779728@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:53:02 MDT 500 Mormon women to enter Temple Square to seek priesthood tickets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765886-78/women-lds-church-priesthood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765886-78/women-lds-church-priesthood.html.csp">500 Mormon women to enter Temple Square to seek priesthood tickets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T18:11:15.387-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even though the LDS Church asked Ordain Women participants to stay off Temple Square in their quest to gain tickets to an all-male priesthood meeting at this weekend’s General Conference, an estimated 500 plan to enter that space Saturday night. And church officials have no plans to stop them, according to Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly. Mormon officials are closing the square in downtown Salt Lake City to news cameras — despite objections from the press — but not to the activists. “They have ...</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> 57765886@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:11:15 MDT News roundup: Mike Lee's Jell-O day makes true fact list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57763058-64/utah-rep-trib-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57763058-64/utah-rep-trib-meeting.html.csp">News roundup: Mike Lee's Jell-O day makes true fact list</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T10:54:30.027-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mike Lee's Jell-O day makes true fact list. Report: Inversion, oil & gas development creating bad air in Utah. Chaffetz questions $400k camel. Happy Wednesday. For yesterday's April Fools fun, The Washington Post put together a list of 15 political things that are actually true even if they sound completely made up, i.e. that Congress once appropriated money to blow out the walls of the Senate because of worries the stuffy air was killing its members and that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., ...</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> 57763058@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:54:30 MDT NATO orders end to cooperation with Russia; may deploy troops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758826-68/nato-ukraine-russia-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758826-68/nato-ukraine-russia-russian.html.csp">NATO orders end to cooperation with Russia; may deploy troops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T11:08:59.92-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • NATO’s foreign ministers ordered an end to civilian and military cooperation with Russia on Tuesday and told their generals and admirals to quickly figure out ways to better protect alliance members that feel threatened by Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin. The 28-member alliance, the keystone of U.S. and European security since the end of World War II, was reacting to its most serious crisis in years: Russia’s unilateral annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which the U.S. and its allies...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577588262014-04-01T11:08:59.92-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T11:08:59.92-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758826@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:08:59 MDT ‘Most glorious sisterhood’ of Mormons gathers in historic meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744898-78/women-general-lds-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744898-78/women-general-lds-lake.html.csp">‘Most glorious sisterhood’ of Mormons gathers in historic meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T12:57:01.016-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 12:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More than 20,000 LDS girls and women gathered in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City — while millions more watched in Mormon meetinghouses across the globe — Saturday night for the faith’s General Women’s Meeting, bringing together for the first time LDS females from 8 years old to 80 and older. Noting the historic nature of the session, Bonnie L. Oscarson, general president of the church’s Young Women organization, declared: “The combined power of our testimonies and faith in Jesu...</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> 57744898@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:57:01 MDT Pope Francis, Obama find common ground in their first meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57738513-68/obama-pope-meeting-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57738513-68/obama-pope-meeting-church.html.csp">Pope Francis, Obama find common ground in their first meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control. The gaps were evident in the differing accounts Obama and the Vatican gave of the meeting, with Obama stressing the two leaders’ common ground on fighting inequality and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577385132014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738513@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:25:41 MDT When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect collaboration over conflict http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709385-80/obama-francis-vatican-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709385-80/obama-francis-vatican-pope.html.csp">When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect collaboration over conflict</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T20:20:26.454-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • President Barack Obama is to meet Pope Francis for the first time next week as the U.S. leader wraps up a European tour, a high-profile encounter between two major world players that appears to carry especially high stakes from America’s perspective. The White House and U.S. Catholic bishops have been at loggerheads for years on a range of culture-war issues, and, on Tuesday, just two days before the Vatican meeting, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the contraception man...</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> 57709385@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:20:26 MDT News roundup: Taxpayer dollars subsidize schools teaching creationism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57727323-64/utah-trib-schools-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57727323-64/utah-trib-schools-meeting.html.csp">News roundup: Taxpayer dollars subsidize schools teaching creationism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T06:37:03.539-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 06:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taxpayer dollars paying for schools teaching creationism. Dabakis resigns as Dem chair. Eight Utah lawmakers win re-election -- before the election. Happy Tuesday. From Politico: "Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of lies." An effort ...</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> 57727323@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 06:37:03 MDT Obama to try to rally world to isolate Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57722888-68/obama-russia-ukraine-europe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57722888-68/obama-russia-ukraine-europe.html.csp">Obama to try to rally world to isolate Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T13:45:08.386-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 01:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Hague, Netherlands • President Barack Obama gathered with world leaders in a day of delicate diplomacy, as he sought to rally the international community Monday around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine. Nuclear terrorism was the official topic as Obama and other world leaders streamed in to a convention center in The Hague for a two-day nuclear summit. But the real focus was on a hurriedly scheduled meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized economies to addres...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577228882014-03-24T13:45:08.386-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-24T13:45:08.386-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57722888@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:45:08 MDT Ordain Women to wear purple to Mormon women’s meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57713354-180/women-church-ordain-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57713354-180/women-church-ordain-general.html.csp">Ordain Women to wear purple to Mormon women’s meeting</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T20:51:38.381-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Many critics of the LDS Ordain Women movement presume that its members are interested only in participating in activities such as the all-male priesthood session of the faith’s semiannual General Conference or that they are not involved in their religion. Not so, organizers say. To show their commitment to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its women’s organizations, Ordain Women is asking supporters to attend the general women’s meeting on Saturday, March 29, in downtown Salt L...</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> 57713354@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:51:38 MDT Letter: Women missionaries used to attend, speak at priesthood meetings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702871-82/priesthood-women-meetings-missionaries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702871-82/priesthood-women-meetings-missionaries.html.csp">Letter: Women missionaries used to attend, speak at priesthood meetings</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T01:01:03.897-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those who wish to prevent women from attending priesthood meeting at General Conference (“Mormon women seeking priesthood may be blocked from Temple Square,” Tribune, March 17) may be interested to know a bit of history. My grandmother served an LDS mission in Oakland, Calif., from 1918 to 1920. I recently had the opportunity to read her missionary journals, in which she mentioned that she and the other lady missionaries not only attended, but were asked to speak, at local priesthood meetings. ...</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> 57702871@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT U.S. stock futures up slightly on Wednesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57701701-79/fed-futures-yellen-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57701701-79/fed-futures-yellen-percent.html.csp">U.S. stock futures up slightly on Wednesday</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T07:58:02.169-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 07:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NeW York • U.S. stock futures rose slightly Wednesday, as investors awaited the results of the Federal Reserve’s first meeting under its new chair, Janet Yellen. KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 12 points to 16,274 about 20 minutes ahead of the market open. Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures were up 1.75 points to 1,865.50 and Nasdaq futures were up five points to 3,700. YELLEN’S DEBUT: Investors will be watching closely for any hints of how Yellen’s Fed will differ f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577017012014-03-19T07:58:02.169-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-19T07:58:02.169-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57701701@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:58:02 MDT News Roundup: CNN ambushes Sen. Mike Lee at Snowbird fundraiser http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57612352-64/trib-dnews-senate-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57612352-64/trib-dnews-senate-meeting.html.csp">News Roundup: CNN ambushes Sen. Mike Lee at Snowbird fundraiser</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T07:40:04.004-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 07:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CNN ambushes Sen. Mike Lee at fundraiser. Herbert unveils Medicaid expansion plan. Lawmakers, Count My Vote supporters seek compromise. Happy Friday. CNN continued its "Keeping Them Honest" series last night with a look at the high-priced fundraisers that politicians throw to bring in cash for their campaigns. Their target this time: Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. CNN videotaped Lee at a ski weekend at Snowbird with lobbyists and confronted him to ask why he does these sort of fundraisers. [CNN] 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> 57612352@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:40:04 MDT House wants study on dumping Daylight Saving Time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57609445-90/daylight-saving-meeting-avoid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57609445-90/daylight-saving-meeting-avoid.html.csp">House wants study on dumping Daylight Saving Time</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="2014-02-27T20:43:35.131-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 08:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Do you hate switching to and from Daylight Saving Time? The House endorsed a bill Thursday that would allow people to sound off, and weigh in on a study about whether to keep it, dump it or at least avoid the switching. Representatives passed HB197 on a 54-14 vote, and sent it to the Senate. Rep. Ronda Menlove, R-Garland, sponsored the plan to require the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to hold a meeting on the issue, and invite “parents, senior citizens, and representatives from the a...</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> 57609445@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:43:35 MDT Utah lawmakers hear tales of discrimination from LGBT crowd http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57598432-78/state-gay-meeting-dabakis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57598432-78/state-gay-meeting-dabakis.html.csp">Utah lawmakers hear tales of discrimination from LGBT crowd</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T15:09:48.38-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 03:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In what Sen. Jim Dabakis called a “watershed moment” in the state’s LGBT history, lawmakers heard stories of gay Utahns who have been insulted, fired from their jobs and felt unable to make a life for themselves in Utah at a meeting Wednesday night. “It’s amazing — I’ve only been gone six years, and I come back and see legislators on the side of equality,” said native Justin Utley. He moved to New York after he was fired from a credit union when his boss figured out he was gay by monitoring his...</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> 57598432@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:09:48 MDT News roundup: Atheist group bumped from conservative gathering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57600640-64/trib-bill-dnews-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57600640-64/trib-bill-dnews-senate.html.csp">News roundup: Atheist group bumped from conservative gathering</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T07:36:22.571-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 07:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Officials cancel atheists' plans to join conservative gathering. Swallow, Shurtleff probe could be 3-6 months more. Senate GOP has own Medicaid plan. Happy Wednesday. The American Atheists -- who are holding their national convention in Salt Lake City in April -- were excited yesterday to announce the group would set up a booth at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington. But that jubilation lasted only a few hours until CPAC organizers realized the atheists m...</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> 57600640@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:36:22 MDT NJ’s Christie keeps low profile as Dems attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57584005-200/christie-governors-republican-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57584005-200/christie-governors-republican-gov.html.csp">NJ’s Christie keeps low profile as Dems attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T14:33:48.76-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 02:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Moving cautiously to repair his image, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a low profile this weekend as the nation’s governors gather in Washington. Republican officials have been eager to change the subject as Democrats link Christie’s troubles to vulnerable GOP governors in a challenging election season. The usually outspoken Christie is scheduled to attend just one public event over the three-day annual meeting. He avoided a media-sponsored forum on Friday, wasn’t gran...</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> 57584005@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:33:48 MDT