PUBLIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PUBLIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Opponents trying again to kill Utah’s first crow hunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217288-78/utah-hunt-crow-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217288-78/utah-hunt-crow-wildlife.html.csp">Opponents trying again to kill Utah’s first crow hunt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T19:04:51.531-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s first crow season is set to start in September — but opponents are still hoping to kill the hunt instead. The Utah Wildlife Board approved the proposal at a meeting in June, allowing hunters to kill 10 crows each day of two periods: Sept. 1 to 30 and Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, 2015. But critics are taking advantage of a rarely used rule to trigger another hearing. The one-hour session is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Department of Natural Resources building, 1594 W. North Temple, in Sa...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58217288@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:04:51 MDT KCPW president resigns, new leaders aim for long-term fix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224099-78/station-ford-kcpw-sweeney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224099-78/station-ford-kcpw-sweeney.html.csp">KCPW president resigns, new leaders aim for long-term fix</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T19:08:32.704-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seven years after he founded the nonprofit that runs KCPW, Ed Sweeney is signing off. The president and CEO officially resigned at a July 12 board meeting to help the station’s struggle with finances. “It got to the point where we had really good staff, and I realized it doesn’t make any economic sense to have a president/CEO, so I stepped aside,” said Sweeney, 63. “It was time to pass the baton … the decision was mine.” The station dropped National Public Radio content about a year ago, and 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> 58224099@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:08:32 MDT ‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221221-90/blm-county-federal-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221221-90/blm-county-federal-law.html.csp">‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T19:44:33.235-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The armed standoff between Cliven Bundy supporters and the Bureau of Land Management grew out of continued concern about heavy-handed actions by the federal agency’s law enforcement officials, a Utah county commissioner told a House committee on Thursday. “You may not be aware that much of the support for the rancher by everyday citizens may have resulted from a growing frustration from the way they are treated by local BLM officers,” Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock told...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221221@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:44:33 MDT California commission moves against billionaire in beach dispute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58222275-68/beach-commission-khosla-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58222275-68/beach-commission-khosla-access.html.csp">California commission moves against billionaire in beach dispute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Rogers</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> San Jose Mercury News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T08:42:37.339-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 08:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Jose, Calif. • Ratcheting up pressure on Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla over his decision to block public access to a San Mateo County beach, the California Coastal Commission on Thursday announced it is creating a website to ask people to document their historic uses of the beach. The action, while seemingly bureaucratic and innocuous, is an important first step in establishing historic uses of the private road to the beach, which is often a key issue in legal battles over propert...</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> 58222275@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:42:37 MDT FDA OKs new painkiller from OxyContin maker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216959-79/abuse-fda-drug-oxycontin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216959-79/abuse-fda-drug-oxycontin.html.csp">FDA OKs new painkiller from OxyContin maker</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T16:34:01.686-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts. Purdue Pharma’s new drug Targiniq ER is an extended release tablet that combines oxycodone — the active ingredient in OxyContin — with the drug naloxone. FDA regulators approved the drug for daily, round-the-clock pain that does not respond to other medications. If abusers crush the tablets for snorting or injecting naloxon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582169592014-07-23T16:34:01.686-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T16:34:01.686-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216959@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:34:01 MDT Judge considers whether to release port records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212435-79/corps-documents-coal-environmental.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212435-79/corps-documents-coal-environmental.html.csp">Judge considers whether to release port records</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 06:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • A federal judge said Tuesday he would weigh whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must release environmental review documents involving a proposed coal port criticized by environmentalists. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said he must decide whether the documents show the agency’s internal deliberations about the Morrow Pacific coal export terminal in Boardman. Deliberative documents can be exempt from disclosure under federal rules, depending on how they’re interpreted by t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582124352014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:02 MDT Salt Lake City police seek public’s help in identifying suspected car thief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58212114-78/police-car-department-identifying.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58212114-78/police-car-department-identifying.html.csp">Salt Lake City police seek public’s help in identifying suspected car thief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:03:28.67-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No good deed goes unpunished. The Salt Lake City Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing a car from a man who had given her a ride on Sunday. While the man ducked inside a 7-Eleven at 1285 N. Redwood Road to use the restroom, his passenger drove off with his black 2000 Nissan Xterra, Utah license plate D236KD, the department said in a press release. The woman is described as between 30 and 40 years old, white, with a heavy build. Police have as...</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> 58212114@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:03:28 MDT Bloomberg View: World Bank reform proposals worthy but don’t go far enough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210794-82/bank-kim-billion-private.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210794-82/bank-kim-billion-private.html.csp">Bloomberg View: World Bank reform proposals worthy but don’t go far enough</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T15:44:38.42-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There will always be a need for a World Bank, which celebrated a birthday of sorts Tuesday. There is no need for a World Bank with more than 10,000 employees. President Jim Yong Kim is trying to reform the bank, one of the global financial institutions that emerged from the historic Bretton Woods agreement signed on July 22, 1944. He is getting strong resistance from a rank and file protective of its parking subsidies, business-class travel and generous meal allowances. The greater danger for Ki...</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> 58210794@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:44:38 MDT F-bombs tolerated in recession cause trouble in recovery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58192504-68/ceo-language-public-swearing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58192504-68/ceo-language-public-swearing.html.csp">F-bombs tolerated in recession cause trouble in recovery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jeff Green</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T19:06:00.443-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 07:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Southfield, Mich. • The chief executive officer of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. is no stranger to profanity in his calls with analysts. On May 5, James Hagedorn did something different: After swearing, he apologized. Bad words have been much in the news recently, with both the mayor of Los Angeles and the CEO of T-Mobile US Inc. using what has become known as the F-bomb. For those who think the increasing use of profanity in public is another sign that the world is going to heck in a handbasket, here...</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> 58192504@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:06:00 MDT Golf: Utahn Blair ousted in Women’s Public Links http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198846-77/blair-links-match-nos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198846-77/blair-links-match-nos.html.csp">Golf: Utahn Blair ousted in Women’s Public Links</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:57:16.978-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Jordan’s Sirene Blair was eliminated Friday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at DuPont, Washington. The Bingham High School graduate, who plays for San Diego State, lost 3 and 2 to Vanderbilt golfer Cindy Ha. Blair had rallied by winning Nos. 9 and 10 to cut Ha’s lead to 1 up, but Ha won Nos. 14 and 16 to conclude the match. Blair advanced to match play as the No. 18 seed and won three matches at The Home Course. She took victories of 5 and 4 over ...</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> 58198846@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:57:16 MDT Book review: Does James Madison still matter? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58175081-223/madison-cheney-political-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58175081-223/madison-cheney-political-american.html.csp">Book review: Does James Madison still matter?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By D. Kurt Graham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T01:01:02.626-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a 2009 C-SPAN poll of historians and political scientists that ranked the leadership attributes of the U.S. presidents, James Madison placed right in the middle of the pack — somewhere between William McKinley and Grover Cleveland and just two spots ahead of Gerald Ford. Similar surveys confirm Madison’s place near the midpoint, at neither the top nor the bottom of our perceptions of presidential effectiveness and success. Such rankings raise some obvious questions about what we value and how...</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> 58175081@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT Laws against secret filming on farms in Utah, Idaho head to federal court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201224-68/laws-animal-farm-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201224-68/laws-animal-farm-public.html.csp">Laws against secret filming on farms in Utah, Idaho head to federal court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID PITT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Des Moines, Iowa • The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful. Among them are Idaho, where this year’s law says unauthorized recording is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582012242014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201224@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:01:53 MDT Op-ed: Blame leadership, not demographics, for Utah’s poor school funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195761-82/education-taxes-funding-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195761-82/education-taxes-funding-public.html.csp">Op-ed: Blame leadership, not demographics, for Utah’s poor school funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark A. Besendorfer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:27:01.724-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The debate about Utah’s public education funding usually centers on the unique demographics of our state. The thinking is that, because of our large family size, we are doomed to be dead last in funding unless we raise taxes to a prohibitive level and stifle our economy or crush our wage earners. The truth is, that although the multitude of students creates many challenges, we are last because we choose to be last. The position we are in is a direct result of conscious choices our leaders have 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> 58195761@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:27:01 MDT Pleasant View police chief mulls lawsuit over ‘without cause’ firing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185364-78/jackson-meeting-neal-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185364-78/jackson-meeting-neal-officers.html.csp">Pleasant View police chief mulls lawsuit over ‘without cause’ firing</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="2014-07-17T09:29:10.775-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Veteran Pleasant View Police Chief D. Scott Jackson is making plans to sue over his firing “without cause” during an abruptly called, closed city council meeting over the weekend — but he would much rather just be reinstated. Jackson, who has been chief for 15 of the 17 years he has been with the Weber County community of 8,000’s police force, was the victim of a “rush to judgment” led by an “ego-driven” mayor and city administrator, contends his attorney, Randy Neal. Neal said Saturday’s decisi...</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> 58185364@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:29:10 MDT Utah leaders react: From ‘sad day’ to step to restoring trust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186410-78/utah-office-state-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186410-78/utah-office-state-general.html.csp">Utah leaders react: From ‘sad day’ to step to restoring trust</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By matt canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:14:28.569-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tuesday’s arrest of Utah’s two former top law-enforcement officers — former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and his handpicked successor, John Swallow — on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts involving public corruption brought swift reaction from the state’s political circles. Gov. Gary Herbert • “This is a sad day for Utah. The entire situation, regardless of how the legal process plays out, is a black eye for our state. While we respect the rule of law and due process, this serves as ...</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> 58186410@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:14:28 MDT Letter: Thankful veteran says thank others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182935-82/veteran-thanks-says-thank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182935-82/veteran-thanks-says-thank.html.csp">Letter: Thankful veteran says thank others</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:05:02.542-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In response to Mr. William Zuehlke’s letter (“This veteran says thanks for thanking,” July 11), first please accept my personal thank you for serving. I was in the U.S. Navy during what was arguably America’s least popular conflict. I went to Vietnam three different times while in the Navy. When I was discharged and returned to Salt Lake, I was struck by the apathy at best and downright hatred of veterans and the military at worst. Over the years I have noticed a great turn around in the att...</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> 58182935@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT The Difference between July 4th and July 14th http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58060268-82/congress-delegation-party-policies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58060268-82/congress-delegation-party-policies.html.csp">The Difference between July 4th and July 14th</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By Stephen Tryon</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T12:02:58.15-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 12:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every year around this time, I marvel at what the generation that founded our country accomplished. On July 4th, we celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The major principle put forth in that declaration was simple, clear and powerful: the signatories declared that every person had natural rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The objective of those who signed the Declaration of Independence was clear: they sought a society that would protect...</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> 58060268@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:02:58 MDT Op-ed: A better way than filling jails with nonviolent offenders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170896-82/prison-offenders-nonviolent-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170896-82/prison-offenders-nonviolent-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: A better way than filling jails with nonviolent offenders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kirk L. Jowers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T22:19:02.072-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Across the nation, policymakers are revising age-old approaches to incarceration. In the last five years, 26 states have reduced crime rates and prisoners behind bars, saving billions of taxpayer dollars without compromising public safety. The consensus of decades past—that more prisons, and prisoners, mean less crime—has shifted to embrace a better, data-driven way of keeping our streets safe. Unfortunately, Utah’s criminal justice system is falling behind. While Utah has historically kept its ...</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> 58170896@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:19:02 MDT Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177222-68/native-seneca-plants-species.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177222-68/native-seneca-plants-species.html.csp">Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CAROLYN THOMPSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T13:09:11.254-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cattaraugus Reservation, N.Y. • The Seneca Indian Nation is strengthening its roots to the land with a new commitment to use only indigenous plants and trees in public landscaping. The western New York tribe is believed to be the first to formalize a practice that tribes throughout the country are embracing as a way to preserve Native American culture and the environment. From now on, instead of Austrian pines, Japanese maples and other foreign species, there will be native balsam firs, sugar ma...</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> 58177222@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:09:11 MDT Appeals court upholds EPA’s restraints on mining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58175317-79/epa-mining-court-appeals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58175317-79/epa-mining-court-appeals.html.csp">Appeals court upholds EPA’s restraints on mining</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:59:01.559-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration’s environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining. Under a process set up in 2009, EPA began screening mining permit appli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581753172014-07-11T17:59:01.559-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T17:59:01.559-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58175317@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:59:01 MDT