POPULATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POPULATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434079-68/ground-iraqi-odierno-target.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434079-68/ground-iraqi-odierno-target.html.csp">General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LOLITA C. BALDOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T16:47:24.766-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Army’s top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters that so far the targets American warplanes and drones have hit in Iraq have largely been out in the open and were “clearly identifiable.” Now, he said, the militant fighters are starting to infiltrate the population, and there are reports that t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584340792014-09-19T16:47:24.766-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T16:47:24.766-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58434079@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:47:24 MDT Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp">Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population</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="2014-09-15T11:44:00.516-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prison populations around the country have been in steady decline for the past 10 years. In Utah, it’s a different story. The number of men and women in the state’s prison system has continued to rise, with the highest drivers being nonviolent criminals and sex offenders, who are staying in longer and taking up more beds than ever before, according to data collected by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sex offenders now take up 42 percent more beds than they did 10 years ago, making them the largest gr...</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> 58406311@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:44:00 MDT Op-ed: Protected bike lanes draw more people into cycling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403640-82/percent-bicycle-lanes-protected.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403640-82/percent-bicycle-lanes-protected.html.csp">Op-ed: Protected bike lanes draw more people into cycling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Phil Sarnoff</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.437-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There has been some concern within the business community, the media and the general public regarding the protected bicycle lane being installed on 300 South in Salt Lake City. The concern is that it will make the streets less safe, damage small businesses and cause numerous other problems. There is cause for concern when a substantial change is made to a roadway. This is especially true when the design is one that only exists on a few roads across the entire country. For those unfamiliar with 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> 58403640@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT West Valley police among the least racially balanced in the nation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58385001-68/police-department-hispanic-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58385001-68/police-department-hispanic-percent.html.csp">West Valley police among the least racially balanced in the nation</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T19:55:52.738-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks, a fact also true of Utah’s West Valley City Police Department. Some of the least racially or ethnically balanced police departments: West Valley City, Utah • One-third of the population is Hispanic, yet only 6 percent of the police force was, according to the 2007 figures. In 2013,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583850012014-09-07T19:55:52.738-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T19:55:52.738-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385001@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:55:52 MDT Op-ed: Utah’s growing diversity requires a new vision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247364-82/liquor-population-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247364-82/liquor-population-state-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Utah’s growing diversity requires a new vision</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marie Pate Taylor</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T16:32:02.219-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 04:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As our population increases dramatically over the next decades, we need to get tools in place to respond to the changes in volume and diversity that these people will bring to the Wasatch front. I watched with interest the developments over this past spring as Snowbird struggled to resolve issues with its event-specific liquor licenses for Brewfest (with a five-year history) and Oktoberfest (a more than 40-year history). I believe these situations with Snowbird, and other denied liquor permits, ...</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> 58247364@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:32:02 MDT The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334365-78/downtown-lake-salt-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334365-78/downtown-lake-salt-utah.html.csp">The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T12:48:27.411-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. Utah’s younger demographics, its sturdy job market and a blossoming tech sector have combined with a light-rail system and premier outdoor and cultural attractions to lure 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> 58334365@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:48:27 MDT In China, baby boom goes bust on child-cost burden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318874-79/china-child-percent-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318874-79/china-child-percent-according.html.csp">In China, baby boom goes bust on child-cost burden</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Weiyi Lim</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T17:52:01.897-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Singapore • Nine months after stock-market wagers on a baby boom in China reached record levels, the bets have turned into some of the nation’s biggest losers as living costs deter couples from having more than one child. While milk-powder producers Biostime International Holdings Ltd. and Yashili International Holdings Ltd. surged to all-time highs after the ruling Communist Party relaxed its one-child policy last November, the stocks have lost at least 40 percent this year, with Biostime leadi...</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> 58318874@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:52:01 MDT Editorial: Wolverine decision a victory for good science http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58298142-82/wolverine-decision-species-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58298142-82/wolverine-decision-species-wildlife.html.csp">Editorial: Wolverine decision a victory for good science</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:28:06.146-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent decision to withdraw its proposal to list the wolverine as an endangered species indicates two things. First, it shows the federal agency can listen to state biologists. Second, it shows that to call an animal endangered, one must know more about how close to extinction the species may be. To the first point, Fish and Wildlife’s decision came after a key meeting of state wildlife biologists in Salt Lake City last fall. At the meeting, the Western Asso...</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> 58298142@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:06 MDT White students no longer to be majority in U.S. schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279028-68/schools-students-hispanic-minority.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279028-68/schools-students-hispanic-minority.html.csp">White students no longer to be majority in U.S. schools</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kennett Square, Pa. • For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing demographics of American education are apparent inside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom, where giggling grade-schoolers mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language. The sign outside the classroom reads “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790282014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279028@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:56:44 MDT Editorial: Utah should push for real corrections reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267802-82/prison-state-ideas-reform.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267802-82/prison-state-ideas-reform.html.csp">Editorial: Utah should push for real corrections reform</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.428-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Being sent to prison can ruin someone’s life. Which is sort of the point. Knowing that is supposed to discourage people from committing crimes. But sending someone to prison doesn’t necessarily do a lot to benefit the state that sent them. It costs the taxpayers a lot of money. It breaks up families, harming people — mostly children — who broke no law. It interrupts the educational and/or career path of people who, when they are released from custody, won’t be able to support themselves and the...</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> 58267802@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Utah prison review aims to find new approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58264217-90/corrections-gordon-inmates-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58264217-90/corrections-gordon-inmates-justice.html.csp">Utah prison review aims to find new approach</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="2014-08-06T08:44:52.98-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With a recidivism rate above the national average and a prison population expected to grow by some 2,700 inmates during the next two decades, Gov. Gary Herbert and other state leaders are in the midst of a ground-up review of Utah’s corrections policy. “We’re calling on the foremost experts on public safety to create a new road map for our criminal-justice system,” Herbert said in a statement. “The prison gates must be a permanent exit from the system, not just a revolving door.” Work on the pr...</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> 58264217@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:44:52 MDT Letter: Raising speed limit for population control? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224052-82/limit-speed-control-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224052-82/limit-speed-control-driving.html.csp">Letter: Raising speed limit for population control?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.716-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I had the opportunity recently of driving through a section of our beautiful scenic Utah on Interstate 15, a two-lane section where the speed limit was 80 miles an hour, which as we all know really means 85 miles an hour. Heavy traffic, lots of big trucks; it was terrifying. Imagine your 16-year-old child driving in these conditions, or your 75-year-old grandparents, or any of us in between. What was the purpose of raising the speed limit? Are there any positives, other than population control? ...</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> 58224052@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT