MILLER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MILLER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Deal on veterans’ health care to cost $17B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234323-68/veterans-care-billion-miller.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234323-68/veterans-care-billion-miller.html.csp">Deal on veterans’ health care to cost $17B</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T20:25:58.923-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A rare bipartisan deal in Congress would spend about $17 billion to help ease U.S. military veterans’ long waits for medical care. The deal announced Monday expands the type of non-VA hospitals and clinics where veterans could receive care, authorizes leases for 27 new VA facilities, and allows the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to fire senior executives. It includes about $12 billion in emergency spending and about $5 billion in offsets within the VA’s budget, said Sen. ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58234323@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:25:58 MDT Two chairmen say they agree on plan to fix V.A. health program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230639-68/veterans-care-sanders-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230639-68/veterans-care-sanders-senate.html.csp">Two chairmen say they agree on plan to fix V.A. health program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T19:35:01.712-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans’ care. Miller chairs the House veterans panel, while Sanders chairs the Senate panel. A spokesman for Sanders said S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582306392014-07-27T19:35:01.712-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T19:35:01.712-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58230639@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:35:01 MDT Op-ed: Refuge on Red Butte Creek getting help it needs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215798-82/park-native-tree-yalecrest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215798-82/park-native-tree-yalecrest.html.csp">Op-ed: Refuge on Red Butte Creek getting help it needs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lynn kennard Pershing</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.684-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Almost 80 years ago (1935), Yalecrest resident Minnie W. Miller, president of the Miller and Viele realty/livestock firm and owner of the famed Thousand Springs Farm in Idaho, donated two acres which, along with city property and property acquired from the Herrick Construction Co., established the Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park in memory of her late husband, Lee Charles Miller, an influential leader in Utah and Idaho livestock and farm mortgage lender industry. The Miller Bird Refuge and Nat...</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> 58215798@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT AP sources: Pelicans add Jimmer Fredette http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198967-77/fredette-season-miller-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198967-77/fredette-season-miller-games.html.csp">AP sources: Pelicans add Jimmer Fredette</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT MARTEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:57:16.936-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Metairie, La. • The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to contract terms with guard Jimmer Fredette and forward Darius Miller, people familiar with the moves said Friday. Two people confirmed Fredette’s deal and one person confirmed Miller’s to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the transactions have not been announced. One person said Fredette’s contract would be for one season but did not discuss financial terms. Details on Miller’s new deal were not discussed. The acquisitio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581989672014-07-18T22:57:16.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T22:57:16.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198967@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:57:16 MDT Utah’s Bruno Carneiro on fast track in costly world of karting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58197902-77/carneiro-bruno-door-motorsports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58197902-77/carneiro-bruno-door-motorsports.html.csp">Utah’s Bruno Carneiro on fast track in costly world of karting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:57:17.175-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Riverton • Selling door-to-door is a tough way for a 14-year-old to support his passion for go-karting. Bruno Carneiro knows all about it. One of the most accomplished young kart drivers in the country, Carneiro raises most of the money needed to compete in his sport by selling gift certificates to the Brazilian steak house chain, Rodizio Grill. Nearly every night, Carneiro canvases the sprawling neighborhoods that surround his family’s home on the south end of the Salt Lake Valley in 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> 58197902@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:57:17 MDT Concert Review: Night of classic rock with Journey, Steve Miller http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58197918-223/band-journey-fans-lead.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58197918-223/band-journey-fans-lead.html.csp">Concert Review: Night of classic rock with Journey, Steve Miller</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T12:22:40.615-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 12:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • The USANA Amphitheatre was packed to the maximum on Thursday night, as fans of classic rock were electrified with two old favorites from the 1980s — Journey and Steve Miller Band. Journey opened with a screaming performance of “Separate Ways.” If anyone had doubts about the new lead singer, Philippino Arnel Pineda, all worries are gone. His vocals mimic former lead singer Steve Perry almost exactly and he fits right in with the old band of classic rock junkies, adding a punch...</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> 58197918@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:22:40 MDT Miller Motorsports Park to host karting nationals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58191621-77/miller-motorsports-park-nationals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58191621-77/miller-motorsports-park-nationals.html.csp">Miller Motorsports Park to host karting nationals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:32.022-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tooele • One of the most prestigious karting events in North America, the Rotax MAX Challenge U.S. Grand Nationals, returns to Miller Motorsports Park this weekend. Racing runs Thursday through Sunday. The Rotax MAX Challenge Series is comprised of 21 regions across North America. The top performers from every region will compete in seven different classes at Miller Motorsports Park to determine the series’ national champions. In addition to championships, drivers in five of the seven classes wi...</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> 58191621@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:32 MDT Don’t stop believing in Journey with The Steve Miller Band http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58066228-223/miller-steve-band-vinyl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58066228-223/miller-steve-band-vinyl.html.csp">Don’t stop believing in Journey with The Steve Miller Band</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David Burger</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T12:56:22.945-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 12:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How many weddings have you been to this summer when at one point in the reception, the DJ starts spinning this song: Just a small-town girl Livin’ in a lonely world She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere? Probably plenty. I have personally been at one reception where “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” was played, not once, not twice, but three times in the span of a three-hour reception, with the drunk and sober alike singing at the tops of their lungs. The band responsible for that hit, Journey, ret...</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> 58066228@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:56:22 MDT Fastpitch tourney kicks off with Hall induction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58174328-117/fastpitch-hall-softball-tourney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58174328-117/fastpitch-hall-softball-tourney.html.csp">Fastpitch tourney kicks off with Hall induction</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T23:18:01.585-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Softball Hall of Fame added eight new members Friday to start this weekend’s Larry H. Miller Fastpitch Softball Tournament. A revival of the Pioneer Days tournament that used to draw packed crowds to the Cottonwood Complex — now named after Miller — this weekend’s tourney features four Utah teams competing with clubs from California, Colorado and Canada. Round robin play began at 6 p.m. Friday and will continue Saturday, with playoff games at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday before the champio...</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> 58174328@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:18:01 MDT Kitten survives being thrown off bridge, swims to shore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173850-68/miller-kitten-bridge-cat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173850-68/miller-kitten-bridge-cat.html.csp">Kitten survives being thrown off bridge, swims to shore</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Savannah, Ga. • Animal control officers say a 10-week-old kitten that was thrown off a bridge and survived is recovering at an animal shelter, and police are seeking the person who tossed him. The kitten is being called “Nemo” by caregivers at the Savannah animal shelter where he’s recovering after Thursday’s ordeal, said Julian Miller, a spokesman with Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police. Miller visited the cat at the shelter Friday, and says he’s expected to survive. “No broken bones,” Miller...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581738502014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173850@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:08:13 MDT NBA notes: Heat’s Wade set to become free agent; Bosh deciding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58127918-77/heat-bosh-wade-agent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58127918-77/heat-bosh-wade-agent.html.csp">NBA notes: Heat’s Wade set to become free agent; Bosh deciding</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T23:30:02.967-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dwyane Wade has made his choice. Chris Bosh is still mulling his. Wade told the Miami Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years and nearly $42 million in his contract, and will become a free agent on Tuesday — the same decision that LeBron James revealed earlier in the week. Also Saturday, Udonis Haslem told the Heat that he will not pick up his $4.6 million option for next season. But Bosh is still weighing his options, agent Henry Thomas told The Associated Press, after a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581279182014-06-28T23:30:02.967-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T23:30:02.967-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58127918@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:30:02 MDT Reward offered for information about Iron County homicide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58111351-78/county-homicide-information-iron.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58111351-78/county-homicide-information-iron.html.csp">Reward offered for information about Iron County homicide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T22:57:02.404-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sheriff’s officials are offering rewards of up to $5,000 for information in the Iron County homicide of Cammi Denee Miller, who disappeared in March. Investigators found Miller’s body May 9 near a motocross track about two miles south of Cedar City, near Tipple Road. Miller, 33, was homeless and had not been seen since March 18. Police have not reported the cause of her death or explained why her death was ruled a homicide. Anyone with information may call the Iron County sheriff’s office at 435...</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> 58111351@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:57:02 MDT Meeting planned for opponents of same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58116560-78/opponents-sex-event-forum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58116560-78/opponents-sex-event-forum.html.csp">Meeting planned for opponents of same-sex marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T22:40:49.471-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Opponents of same-sex marriage will gather for a rally and informational meeting Thursday night. Speakers will include Janet Boynes, an author, minister and former lesbian; talk radio host Rod Arquette, and attorney Frank Mylar. The event is co-sponsored by United Womens Forum, Worldwide Organization of Women and the Utah Eagle Forum. Reservations are necessary for the event, which cost between $5-$20. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Karen Gail Miller Conference Center at the Larry H. ...</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> 58116560@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:40:49 MDT Golf: Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58109541-77/iron-yards-dale-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58109541-77/iron-yards-dale-lake.html.csp">Golf: Holes-in-one</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T22:49:43.892-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bonneville • Diane Epperson. No. 6, 94 yards, 9-iron. With Sara Lee, Kathy Moore. Mountain Dale • Butch Miller. No. 13 (Canyon), 178 yards, 6-iron. With Renee Miller. Mountain Dale • David Seiler. No. 12 (Lake), 135 yards, 7-iron. With Allen Hughes, Glen Nelson, Steve Iba.</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> 58109541@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:49:43 MDT Police: Cop killers heavily armed, wore diapers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58105449-68/gillespie-police-miller-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58105449-68/gillespie-police-miller-officers.html.csp">Police: Cop killers heavily armed, wore diapers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T07:23:48.425-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 07:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • A man and woman who killed two Las Vegas police officers in a pizza shop and a shopper in a Wal-Mart before they died in a store shootout earlier this month were heavily armed and carried ammunition including armor-piercing bullets, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Monday. Jerad and Amanda Miller wore adult diapers and carried four handguns, a shotgun, water and food, Gillespie said. The couple also smashed a Wal-Mart sporting-goods display case with a baseball bat to get mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581054492014-06-24T07:23:48.425-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-24T07:23:48.425-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58105449@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:23:48 MDT V.A.: 80 percent of senior executives got bonuses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58095138-68/bonuses-veterans-executives-senior.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58095138-68/bonuses-veterans-executives-senior.html.csp">V.A.: 80 percent of senior executives got bonuses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T20:25:03.589-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Nearly 80 percent of senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at V.A. hospitals and clinics, a top official said Friday. More than 350 V.A. executives were paid a total of $2.7 million in bonuses last year, said Gina Farrisee, assistant V.A. secretary for human resources and administration. That amount is down from about $3.4 million in bonuses paid in 2012, Farrisee said. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580951382014-06-20T20:25:03.589-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-20T20:25:03.589-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58095138@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:25:03 MDT Lucas Off-Road Series returns to Miller Motorsports Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58089015-77/pro-lucas-series-weekend.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58089015-77/pro-lucas-series-weekend.html.csp">Lucas Off-Road Series returns to Miller Motorsports Park</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T23:33:14.807-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tooele • The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series makes its fifth annual stop at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying begins at 10 a.m. Opening ceremonies start at 2 p.m. The top off-road racers in North American will compete in Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil series on Miller’s widely acclaimed short course. “We’ve been looking forward to this event for months now,” said John Larson, general manager of Miller Motorsports Park. “Our great f...</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> 58089015@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:33:14 MDT Administration, allies push for minimum wage hike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58075289-79/minimum-wage-workers-allies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58075289-79/minimum-wage-workers-allies.html.csp">Administration, allies push for minimum wage hike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T14:57:02.259-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez teamed up with the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, to meet Monday with kitchen workers at a local restaurant and deliver a lunchtime plea for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. The increase has been a top second-term political priority for President Barack Obama and his allies in Congress. Obama himself pushed the measure again Saturday in his weekly address. However, it is stalled in the Repu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580752892014-06-16T14:57:02.259-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T14:57:02.259-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075289@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:57:02 MDT Tour of Utah ups ante in distance and elevation gain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58056459-77/utah-tour-stage-race.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58056459-77/utah-tour-stage-race.html.csp">Tour of Utah ups ante in distance and elevation gain</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T20:27:31.298-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Organizers of the 2014 Tour of Utah on Wednesday released the official race routes for what they say is now the longest professional cycling stage race in North America this year. The Tour of Utah, which has been expanded to seven stages, will cover 753.8 miles and 57,863 feet of vertical gain beginning Aug. 4. For the racing field, that represents a 30 percent increase in climbing terrain and a 32 percent increase in total mileage. The tour will begin in southern Utah for a second consecutive ...</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> 58056459@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:27:31 MDT Warnings on ‘gaming’ patient waits go back years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011979-68/veterans-care-committee-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011979-68/veterans-care-committee-congress.html.csp">Warnings on ‘gaming’ patient waits go back years</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEVIN FREKING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T16:10:26.754-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The report this week confirming that 1,700 veterans were “at risk of being lost or forgotten” at a Phoenix hospital was hardly the first independent review that documented long wait times for some patients seeking health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs and inaccurate records that understated the depth of the problem. Eleven years ago, a task force established by President George W. Bush determined that at least 236,000 veterans were waiting six months or more for a firs...</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> 58011979@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 16:10:26 MDT