PUBLIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PUBLIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: UTA still has work to do to gain public trust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348467-82/uta-audit-transit-hughes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348467-82/uta-audit-transit-hughes.html.csp">Editorial: UTA still has work to do to gain public trust</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.579-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Greg Hughes wears two hats as a public servant. He is the majority whip in the Utah Legislature, and he is also the chairman of the board of the Utah Transit Authority. That makes his comments Wednesday about UTA’s recent audit particularly interesting. On the Tribune’s TribTalk web interview, Rep. Hughes was asked if the fact that UTA has faced three legislative audits since 2008 is a sign of mismanagement at the agency. He said “there’s a political component” to audits and legislators c...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58348467@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT Letter: Recreation fees are double taxation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343133-82/fees-bishop-double-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343133-82/fees-bishop-double-federal.html.csp">Letter: Recreation fees are double taxation</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.446-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the National Parks Service celebrates its 98th birthday, Rob Bishop, U. S. House of Representatives District 1, has introduced the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014 (HR 5204) to charge access fees for our national forests and other federal public lands. Yes, fees in addition to the taxes already paid. Imagine a fee to hike, ride your horse, snowmobile, ride an ATV or picnic. A fee to use the now free shuttle buses at Zion and Bryce national parks, or stop at a vi...</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> 58343133@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Letter: Lockhart stars in Utah’s education soap opera http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58333894-82/utah-education-lockhart-becky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58333894-82/utah-education-lockhart-becky.html.csp">Letter: Lockhart stars in Utah’s education soap opera</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T17:27:51.702-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hmmm. Deputy Superintendent of Education Hales quickly and quietly resigned from her position this month. Superintendent of Education Menlove left shortly after in an equally strange way. The details are murky, hidden in secrecy. A man without any public education experience was hurried in by barely half the Utah Education Board to take Menlove’s place temporarily. Interesting that this man’s wife is suing the Utah Charter School Board because she was fired from a position as director of 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> 58333894@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:27:51 MDT Cracking down: Health agency urges banning e-cigs for minors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338485-79/health-cigarettes-public-tobacco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338485-79/health-cigarettes-public-tobacco.html.csp">Cracking down: Health agency urges banning e-cigs for minors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T15:24:44.296-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 03:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World Health Organization said the popular nicotine-vapor products, particularly the fruit, candy and alcohol-drink flavors, could serve as gateway addictions for children and adolescents. It recommended governments forbid or keep ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583384852014-08-26T15:24:44.296-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T15:24:44.296-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338485@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:24:44 MDT Bloomberg View: Police cameras aren’t the answer to problems like Ferguson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334460-82/cameras-police-public-ferguson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334460-82/cameras-police-public-ferguson.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Police cameras aren’t the answer to problems like Ferguson</a></h4>