OFFICE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57841836-200/america-box-million-office.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57841836-200/america-box-million-office.html.csp">‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T10:49:46.954-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 10:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Marvel sequel added another $26 million to its coffers, while Depp’s sci-fi thriller, “Transcendence,” opened in fourth place. Another newcomer, the religious film “Heaven Is for Real,” debuted in third place, while another sequel, “Rio 2,” held on to second. “Captain America: The Win...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57841836@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:49:46 MDT Reyes says he’s turning down questionable campaign contributions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57837065-78/reyes-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57837065-78/reyes-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp">Reyes says he’s turning down questionable campaign contributions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T15:48:41.973-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sean Reyes knows there is more to restoring public trust in the office of Utah attorney general than being open about his finances. But, he said Friday, it’s a good place to start. The newly appointed attorney general told a group of University of Utah students and state officials that when it comes to mending the trust broken by his predecessor, John Swallow, perception matters almost as much as reality. That’s why, he said, he has refused to accept political donations for his re-election bid 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> 57837065@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:48:41 MDT Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57832794-79/budget-office-wage-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57832794-79/budget-office-wage-billion.html.csp">Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T13:14:02.223-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 01:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday. The nonpartisan budget office’s estimate could be used as ammunition by Republicans, who largely oppose the measure because they say it would drive up business costs. But it could also be beneficial to Democrats because the private sector sp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578327942014-04-17T13:14:02.223-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T13:14:02.223-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57832794@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:02 MDT Jenson’s push to get Swallow, Shurtleff to testify dealt setback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57828197-78/jenson-sltrib-attorney-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57828197-78/jenson-sltrib-attorney-case.html.csp">Jenson’s push to get Swallow, Shurtleff to testify dealt setback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T12:33:23.228-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jailed businessman Marc Sessions Jenson has suffered a setback in his efforts to drag former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff into court, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop trying. Jenson’s lawyer hopes to show his client was singled out and prosecuted in retaliation for bucking the alleged “pay-to-play” scheme at the heart of the Swallow scandal. But 3rd District Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills denied a motion Tuesday for an evidentiary hearing at which defense attorney...</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> 57828197@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:33:23 MDT Missing M-16 rifle returned to Utah sheriff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57823884-78/rifle-sheriff-missing-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57823884-78/rifle-sheriff-missing-county.html.csp">Missing M-16 rifle returned to Utah sheriff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T22:46:39.735-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fully automatic M-16 rifle thought to have gone missing sometime before 2006 has been returned to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Susan Poulsen confirmed Wednesday that someone turned in the rifle Friday. She declined to say who or whether the person had a relationship to the sheriff’s office. Poulsen said the return of the rifle has reopened the investigation into its disappearance. “Right now, it’s administrative,” Poulsen said of the investigation. “We’re not sure [whether a cri...</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> 57823884@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:46:39 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Hunger Games’ and Zac Efron’s abs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57817220-66/com-http-box-movie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57817220-66/com-http-box-movie.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Hunger Games’ and Zac Efron’s abs</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="2014-04-15T08:27:56.315-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” took Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards, while its stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, won best female and male performances. But all anybody cares about is how Zac Efron showed off his chest. [Entertainment Weekly, twice] • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” edged out “Rio 2” in the weekend box office. [Box Office Mojo] • Director Baz Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge”) is in talks to dir...</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> 57817220@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:27:56 MDT Not best choice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802118-82/mayor-becker-lyon-planning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802118-82/mayor-becker-lyon-planning.html.csp">Not best choice</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T16:34:01.154-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City does not lack intelligent residents with expertise or knowledge that would be useful if they were to be appointed to the city’s volunteer Planning Commission. So it seems odd that Mayor Ralph Becker would feel it necessary to nominate a close ally and political fundraiser to a seat on the planning board. The appointment of Matt Lyon, executive director of the Utah Democratic Party and former campaign manager for Becker, rightly raised questions from one city councilman, Luke Ga...</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> 57802118@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:34:01 MDT Keating: Why are Chinese officials committing suicide? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808259-82/china-suicide-official-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808259-82/china-suicide-official-party.html.csp">Keating: Why are Chinese officials committing suicide?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joshua Keating</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T16:34:01.167-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Joshua Keating Slate WASHINGTON — Xu Ye’an, the 58-year-old deputy chief of China’s Bureau for Letter and Calls, killed himself under mysterious circumstances in his office this week, the latest in a series of high-ranking officials to commit suicide recently. Simon Denyer of The Washington Post reports that the deaths have led to speculation over whether President Xi Jinping’s high-profile and wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign is “putting so much pressure on his ruling Communist Party ...</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> 57808259@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:34:01 MDT Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812117-68/mcallister-district-election-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812117-68/mcallister-district-election-republican.html.csp">Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BILL BARROW</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:29:02.179-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monroe, La. • To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends. Republican Vance McAllister was a wealthy businessman without prior political experience when he won a special election last fall, trouncing his party’s establishment candidate in a conservative district that comprises northeast Louisiana....</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> 57812117@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:29:02 MDT Man accused of being ‘BYU groper’ is charged http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57807626-200/campus-lemmon-byu-fletcher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57807626-200/campus-lemmon-byu-fletcher.html.csp">Man accused of being ‘BYU groper’ is charged</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T21:08:53.105-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man who gained notoriety for allegedly committing more than a dozen sexual assaults on Brigham Young University’s campus was charged Thursday with two misdemeanors. Nathan Eric Fletcher, 22, whose alleged misdeeds earned him the nickname of the “BYU groper,” has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. He could face up to a year in jail for each count, and more charges may be coming. “These are two cases of the 16 that were ready to be presented to the prosecutors office,” ...</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> 57807626@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:08:53 MDT 2nd University of Utah diversity officer resigns, cites lack of trust in leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57798014-78/diversity-alemán-students-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57798014-78/diversity-alemán-students-sltrib.html.csp">2nd University of Utah diversity officer resigns, cites lack of trust in leaders</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="2014-04-11T07:13:11.549-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 07:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A University of Utah professor says he’s leaving the diversity department because he can’t trust U. leaders. Enrique Alemán resigned as assistant vice president for student equity and diversity last week, days after his boss, chief diversity officer Octavio Villalpando, left. “I have no confidence in the ability of the senior administration to lead on the issue of equity and diversity,” said Alemán. “When that trust has been violated, it’s really hard to do this kind of work.” Alemán said he w...</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> 57798014@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:13:11 MDT Top federal prosecutor for Utah to leave office http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57802941-78/barlow-utah-office-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57802941-78/barlow-utah-office-attorney.html.csp">Top federal prosecutor for Utah to leave office</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="2014-04-11T09:05:55.958-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After close to three years in office, U.S. Attorney for Utah David Barlow said Thursday he is resigning this summer to return to private practice. Barlow cited family reasons for the decision to leave his post as the chief federal prosecutor in Utah and return to his former law firm, Sidley Austin. He did not elaborate. “U.S. attorneys are not permanent fixtures in their office,” Barlow said in a written statement. “Serving as U.S. attorney for the better part of three years has been and conti...</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> 57802941@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:05:55 MDT Leavitt named a Giant In Our City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57796576-90/leavitt-chamber-former-giant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57796576-90/leavitt-chamber-former-giant.html.csp">Leavitt named a Giant In Our City</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T15:00:53.434-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake Chamber will honor former Gov. Mike Leavitt on Thursday, naming him the 2014 Giant In Our City. The business group created the award in 1970 and it normally goes to chief executives, though the Chamber did bestow it on Gov. Calvin Rampton in 1992. Other past recipients include former LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley, industrialist Jon M. Huntsman and Mitt Romney, who was honored for his work on the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Leavitt, a three-term governor, left office in 2003 to 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> 57796576@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:53 MDT A.G.’s office: Former Swallow and Shurtleff deputy placed on leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57796131-78/torgensen-swallow-attorney-lawson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57796131-78/torgensen-swallow-attorney-lawson.html.csp">A.G.’s office: Former Swallow and Shurtleff deputy placed on leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tom harvey </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T09:36:52.738-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A top deputy to former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday during “internal investigations” into his conduct. Kirk Torgensen, whose name also has surfaced in outside probes of the scandal-scarred office, had previously been demoted by new Attorney General Sean Reyes, who had assigned him to run training meetings but gave him no permanent post. Reyes’ spokeswoman, Missy Larsen, confirmed Torgensen’s placement on paid leave “pen...</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> 57796131@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:36:52 MDT U.S. Postal Service will extend Tax Day pickups, offer kiosks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795596-78/post-office-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795596-78/post-office-lake-salt.html.csp">U.S. Postal Service will extend Tax Day pickups, offer kiosks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T10:28:33.069-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two northern Utah Post Offices plan to offer extended mail pickups for harried income tax filers trying to beat the April 15 deadline. In addition, 31 postal self-self-service kiosks will be available around the clock for tax-filing procrastinators throughout the state, according to U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Margaret Putnam. On April 15, The Salt Lake Main Post Office, 1760 West 2100 South, will extend collection hours to 8:15 p.m., and the Provo East Bay Post Office, 936 South 250 East, w...</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> 57795596@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:28:33 MDT Utah sheriff’s office M-16 rifle missing since 2006 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57763977-78/rifle-sheriff-missing-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57763977-78/rifle-sheriff-missing-county.html.csp">Utah sheriff’s office M-16 rifle missing since 2006</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T20:14:30.221-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fully automatic M-16 rifle went missing from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, probably sometime before 2006, according to an investigation by that office. The U.S. Department of Defense provided 20 M-16s to the sheriff’s office in 1998. Except for a few training exercises, the rifles sat in storage until 2006, when they were issued to deputies. But there’s no record of the missing rifle having been issued, according to a report from the sheriff’s own detectives. “This investigation has b...</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> 57763977@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:14:30 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: Mickey Rooney, last of Hollywood’s golden age http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57784947-66/abcnews-box-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57784947-66/abcnews-box-com-http.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: Mickey Rooney, last of Hollywood’s golden age</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="2014-04-08T09:05:23.645-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about this weekend in pop culture: • Mickey Rooney, who made movies for 87 of his 93 years on this planet, has died. Required viewing: “National Velvet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Pete’s Dragon” and a few “Andy Hardy” movies. [Los Angeles Times] • George Strait, 61, won Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. It’s the second time he’s won the title — the first being 25 years ago. [AP, via ABCNews] • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” set ...</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> 57784947@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:05:23 MDT Op-ed: A test of integrity for the Utah Attorney General’s Office http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770615-82/utah-sex-attorney-couples.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770615-82/utah-sex-attorney-couples.html.csp">Op-ed: A test of integrity for the Utah Attorney General’s Office</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Mackay, Brett Tolman and Paul Burke</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T09:22:53.695-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 09:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will convene in Denver to hear the state of Utah’s appeal of Judge Robert K. Shelby’s decision to strike down Amendment 3 as unconstitutional. The hearing will not only test the merits of Utah’s arguments to reinstate its ban on same-sex marriage, but it will also provide a high-profile opportunity for the Utah Attorney General’s Office to demonstrate how lawyers fulfill their duties to the court and the public. Lawyers must be truthful. Rule 3.3(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> 57770615@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:22:53 MDT Utah lesbian couple’s adoption stalls despite court order http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765840-78/adoption-marx-state-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765840-78/adoption-marx-state-judge.html.csp">Utah lesbian couple’s adoption stalls despite court order</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T11:52:51.081-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 11:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A lesbian couple have gone from elation to frustration in their quest to be equally recognized as mothers of their daughter after the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics on Tuesday refused to accept a court order approving their second-parent adoption. Attorney Shane A. Marx, who represents Kimberly and Amber Leary, presented the office with a final adoption order signed March 26 by a 3rd District Court judge and requested a new birth certificate listing both women as parents of their 16...</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> 57765840@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:52:51 MDT Mother jailed in boy’s drowning; brother on life support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769324-68/county-schlemmer-daniel-gillis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769324-68/county-schlemmer-daniel-gillis.html.csp">Mother jailed in boy’s drowning; brother on life support</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE MANDAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T14:25:46.999-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 02:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">McCandless, Pa. • The 6-year-old brother of a boy who drowned in a bathtub has no brain activity and is on life support, according to the prosecutor’s office that says their mother caused the injuries by sitting on them. Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 40, remained jailed without bond after a short video hearing to address the conditions of her incarceration on criminal homicide and other charges in the death of her 3-year-old son, Luke, and injuries suffered by his 6-year-old brother, Daniel. Allegh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577693242014-04-03T14:25:46.999-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T14:25:46.999-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769324@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:25:46 MDT