POLICY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POLICY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Salt Lake Tribune shuts down comments on infant murder story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57821856-225/sltrib-com-comments-rules.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57821856-225/sltrib-com-comments-rules.html.csp">Salt Lake Tribune shuts down comments on infant murder story</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T09:04:02.432-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake Tribune Digital Director Kevin Winters Morriss took an unusual measure Monday. In consultation with Editor and Publisher Terry Orme and myself, Morriss shut down comments on the sltrib.com story about a Pleasant Grove woman alleged to have murdered six infants she gave birth to from 1996 to 2006. The Tribune is committed to providing an open forum to readers who follow basic rules in commenting on stories at sltrib.com. But some commenters so blatantly violated those rules of basic civ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57821856@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04:02 MDT Va. college ‘free-speech zones’ latest to fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812139-68/speech-student-parks-policy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812139-68/speech-student-parks-policy.html.csp">Va. college ‘free-speech zones’ latest to fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARRY O’DELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:35:43.322-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college “free speech zones” is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the case on hold until ...</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> 57812139@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:35:43 MDT Lee: Sebelius exit signals end of 'tumultuous era' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57807482-64/sebelius-lee-secretary-job.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57807482-64/sebelius-lee-secretary-job.html.csp">Lee: Sebelius exit signals end of 'tumultuous era'</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="2014-04-11T13:43:57.948-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says that the departure of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was handed a tough job implementing the Affordable Care Act and that made her unpopular for good reason.Lee, who spoke last night with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren about Sebelius, added that it will be interesting to see how her appointed replacement, OMB's Sylvia Burwell, will handle the job."Well, look, this ultimately isn't about the person. It's about the policy. And Secretary...</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> 57807482@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:43:57 MDT Paul Rolly: Power of the press is sometimes silent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57801803-90/students-rivera-coin-lagoon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57801803-90/students-rivera-coin-lagoon.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Power of the press is sometimes silent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T21:53:02.493-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sometimes a news reporter’s best stories are the ones that are never written or aired. They never come out because at some point during the reporting, their subjects think twice about a bad decision and reverse course. My education sources told me this week of one such case. School districts received notice recently from Lagoon officials that there would be some changes this year to the annual Lagoon Day enjoyed by graduating junior high school students. In the past, the amusement park offered...</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> 57801803@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:53:02 MDT Friedman: Playing Hockey With Putin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794400-82/russia-putin-nato-serious.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794400-82/russia-putin-nato-serious.html.csp">Friedman: Playing Hockey With Putin</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T00:39:01.323-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 12:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Shortly before the Sochi Olympics, Russian President Vladimir Putin played in an exhibition hockey game there. In retrospect, he was clearly warming up for his takeover of Crimea. Putin doesn’t strike me as a chess player, in geopolitical terms. He prefers hockey, without a referee, so elbowing, tripping and cross-checking are all permitted. Never go to a hockey game with Putin and expect to play by the rules of touch football. The struggle over Ukraine is a hockey game, with no referee. If we’r...</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> 57794400@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:39:01 MDT State board wants better communication about school lunch accounts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57776486-78/board-policy-schools-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57776486-78/board-policy-schools-model.html.csp">State board wants better communication about school lunch accounts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T20:46:18.25-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">School districts and charter schools from throughout the state will have a chance to comment before a model school lunch policy is approved by the state Board of Education . The board voted Friday afternoon to send the policy out for comment, but member Keith Buswell said there’s no reason a district or charter school can’t write its own policy right away. Gov. Gary Herbert asked the board to create a model policy for schools to use in the wake of a fiasco at Salt Lake City’s Uintah Elementary 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> 57776486@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:46:18 MDT Letter: What’s up with no-dancing policy at Abravanel Hall? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760440-82/concert-abravanel-dancing-hall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760440-82/concert-abravanel-dancing-hall.html.csp">Letter: What’s up with no-dancing policy at Abravanel Hall?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T05:45:16.613-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am an extremely avid music enthusiast and concert-goer, so imagine my dismay at being told that dancing was not allowed at the Joe Bonamassa concert last Sunday night at Abravanel Hall. Pam the usher informed me it was against policy and that I should be seated even though I was not obstructing anyone’s view. I am fortunate enough to travel all over the world to go to concert events, so I doubt it will affect my enjoyment of Joe Bonamassa or other concerts. It’s just a shame that I can no lon...</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> 57760440@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:45:16 MDT Utah ed board may tell schools: Don’t embarrass the kids http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57771597-78/lunch-policy-model-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57771597-78/lunch-policy-model-schools.html.csp">Utah ed board may tell schools: Don’t embarrass the kids</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T22:42:12.632-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Board of Education is looking at a model policy for school lunch programs in the wake of a fiasco at Salt Lake City’s Uintah Elementary this winter. A committee of the board, and likely the entire board, on Friday will consider a model that school districts and charter schools can use to create their own written breakfast and lunch payment policies regarding student debts. In January, Uintah Elementary cafeteria workers took lunches from several dozen children who didn’t have enough mon...</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> 57771597@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:42:12 MDT Why BYU is going silent on honor code violations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57714167-78/byu-honor-code-jenkins.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57714167-78/byu-honor-code-jenkins.html.csp">Why BYU is going silent on honor code violations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jay drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T14:58:58.604-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 02:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • It was a part of Carri Jenkins’ job as the primary spokeswoman for Brigham Young University that she never really felt comfortable doing. A media inquiry would come into Jenkins’ office regarding whether a BYU student — almost always a high-profile athlete — had violated the LDS Church-owned school’s honor code, and Jenkins was bound by school policy to offer a confirmation or denial. Now, thanks to a “decision that was made by the university,” Jenkins said, and became effective Jan. 1...</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> 57714167@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:58:58 MDT Christie, Walker court GOP donors in Las Vegas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57747845-68/adelson-walker-republican-christie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57747845-68/adelson-walker-republican-christie.html.csp">Christie, Walker court GOP donors in Las Vegas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE PEOPLES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T20:37:15.059-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 08:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Two of the nation’s highest-profile Republican governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America’s challenges abroad, emphasizing their support for Israel as they courted powerful Jewish donors. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also stoked speculation about their own presidential run as they gave frustrated Republicans advice on how to reclaim the White House in 2016 after losing two straight elections. The Republican speakers at the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577478452014-03-29T20:37:15.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-29T20:37:15.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57747845@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:37:15 MDT Analysis: World Vision’s gay marriage flip-flop reflects evangelical angst as culture shifts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57744118-80/vision-marriage-sex-evangelical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57744118-80/vision-marriage-sex-evangelical.html.csp">Analysis: World Vision’s gay marriage flip-flop reflects evangelical angst as culture shifts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T19:52:18.619-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nearly two years ago, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy caused a backlash when he said he supported marriage between a man and a woman. Gay groups announced boycotts, and Christian consumers rallied around the fast-food chain’s chicken sandwiches. In a recent interview, however, Cathy said that while he still holds the same position, he regrets “making the company a symbol in the marriage debate.” Similarly, when Phil Robertson was suspended from his popular reality TV show “Duck Dynasty” for making ...</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> 57744118@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:52:18 MDT Talking to reporters could get you fired in Utah A.G. office http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57704377-90/attorney-communications-employees-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57704377-90/attorney-communications-employees-general.html.csp">Talking to reporters could get you fired in Utah A.G. office</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T20:37:35.104-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 08:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Employees in the Utah attorney general’s office were warned this week that, under a revised office policy, they could be fired for talking to news reporters without permission. The clampdown comes as recently installed Attorney General Sean Reyes tries to plug leaks and rebuild morale in an office devastated by a yearlong scandal involving his predecessor, John Swallow. The memo, issued Monday to attorneys and staff at the attorney general’s office, states that all contact with news media “must ...</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> 57704377@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:37:35 MDT Dionne: Will Putin bring Americans together? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57706520-82/putin-paul-foreign-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57706520-82/putin-paul-foreign-percent.html.csp">Dionne: Will Putin bring Americans together?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T17:00:58.585-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vladimir Putin’s grab of Crimea has exposed the paradoxes in American attitudes toward foreign policy. Congress has been unusually united in condemning the Russian leader’s aggression and calling for his isolation. His belligerent offensive has been denounced by such liberals as Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and by many conservatives, including Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. On the other hand, a Pew Research Center poll found that by a margin of 56 pe...</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> 57706520@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:00:58 MDT Friedman: New Cold War? Then we need a new Space Race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701245-82/energy-gas-clean-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701245-82/energy-gas-clean-oil.html.csp">Friedman: New Cold War? Then we need a new Space Race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T13:58:16.472-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are a lot of people who seem intent on restarting the Cold War — in both Moscow and Washington. I am not one of them. But if we’re going to have a new Cold War, then I have one condition: I want a new moonshot. The Space Race and the technologies it produced weren’t purely an offshoot of the U.S.-Soviet missile competition, but they were certainly energized by that competition. Well, if we’re going to go at it again, this time I want an Earth Race. I want America to lead in developing an e...</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> 57701245@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:58:16 MDT Ponnuru: Republican do-nothing strategy a midterm mistake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697608-82/republicans-obama-strategy-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697608-82/republicans-obama-strategy-care.html.csp">Ponnuru: Republican do-nothing strategy a midterm mistake</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ramesh Ponnuru</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T10:34:01.719-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republicans think they’ve hit on the perfect strategy to win back the Senate in 2014: Sit back and let it happen. Everywhere they look, things are going their way. President Barack Obama’s job approval is in the low 40s. His health-care law is doing a bit worse than that. Many of the Senate elections that will be contested in November are in states that went for John McCain and Mitt Romney in the last two presidential elections. Polls show the party even has a shot in some blue states, such as 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> 57697608@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:34:01 MDT Silicon Valley billionaire buys record life policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687462-68/billionaire-frances-policy-record.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687462-68/billionaire-frances-policy-record.html.csp">Silicon Valley billionaire buys record life policy</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T17:21:02.084-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 05:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Jose, Calif. • An unnamed Silicon Valley billionaire has purchased the world’s most valuable life insurance policy. The San Jose Mercury News reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/n352sla ) that Guinness Book of World Record officials say the $201 million life insurance policy is more than double the previous record set in 1990 by an unidentified “entertainment industry figure.” A Southern California financial services company who helped put the deal together declined to identify the buyer f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576874622014-03-15T17:21:02.084-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T17:21:02.084-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57687462@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:21:02 MDT Foreign Policy: In light of Ukraine, Europe takes another look at fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681978-82/energy-gas-europe-fracking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681978-82/energy-gas-europe-fracking.html.csp">Foreign Policy: In light of Ukraine, Europe takes another look at fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Keith Johnson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Foreign Policy</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T17:27:01.381-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Keith Johnson Foreign Policy WASHINGTON — Russian leaders, especially Vladimir Putin, have spent years trying to persuade European countries to hold off on expanding shale gas production for the simplest of reasons: Such a shift would pose a long-term threat to Russia’s energy dominance over Europe. But the Russian invasion of the Crimean peninsula is giving Europe new enthusiasm for fracking — and potentially bringing about the exact outcome Russia has spent years trying to avoid. The Old...</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> 57681978@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:27:01 MDT Policy expands insurance benefits to same-sex couples http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57682412-68/sex-couples-insurance-plans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57682412-68/sex-couples-insurance-plans.html.csp">Policy expands insurance benefits to same-sex couples</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T12:39:37.358-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Acting to expand health insurance access for same-sex couples, the Obama administration said Friday that plans offering benefits for heterosexual couples must also provide coverage for married couples who are of the same gender. The policy, posted online by the Department of Health and Human Services, takes effect next year and applies to plans offered in the new health insurance exchanges, as well to many — but not all — individual and employer plans offered outside that marketplac...</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> 57682412@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:39:37 MDT Alleged harassment puts Salt Lake deputy police chief on leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57645742-78/harassment-department-police-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57645742-78/harassment-department-police-lake.html.csp">Alleged harassment puts Salt Lake deputy police chief on leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T19:15:35.563-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 07:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Salt Lake City deputy police chief has spent the last five months on administrative leave for possible harassment. Deputy Chief Rick Findlay has been on leave since Nov. 8, according to Salt Lake City police spokeswoman Lara Jones. Findlay’s leave was prompted by an investigation that he violated the department’s harassment policy. Jones did not elaborate on the claims against Findlay and said the investigation is not finished. In a written statement issued Friday, Police Chief Chris Burbank...</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> 57645742@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:15:35 MDT Kristof: The wholly indifferent vs the grossly misinformed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57640966-82/obama-putin-president-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57640966-82/obama-putin-president-ukraine.html.csp">Kristof: The wholly indifferent vs the grossly misinformed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS KRISTOF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T06:28:02.11-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 06:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Shrewd reporting about the Ukraine crisis comes from The Onion, which declared that American reaction is evenly divided — between the “wholly indifferent” and the “grossly misinformed.” In the latter category, it seems, belong the chest-thumpers who blame the Crimea catastrophe on President Barack Obama. “We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression,” scolded Sen. Lindsey Graham (revealing his own weakness: grammar). “President Obama needs to do something!” Likewise, Sen. John...</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> 57640966@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 06:28:02 MDT