SAFETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SAFETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433256-79/rules-farmers-safety-fda.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433256-79/rules-farmers-safety-fda.html.csp">FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARY CLARE JALONICK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:38:01.928-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The FDA’s new proposals would allow farmers to meet water quality standards more easily and to harvest crops sooner after using raw manure as fertilizer. The FDA offered the revised rules Friday, and the final rules are due next fall. The FDA has been haggling over how to write them since Congress passed a food ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584332562014-09-19T12:38:01.928-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T12:38:01.928-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433256@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:38:01 MDT Congress claims safety agency botched GM recall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421924-68/nhtsa-agency-cars-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421924-68/nhtsa-agency-cars-safety.html.csp">Congress claims safety agency botched GM recall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T21:21:59.441-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Both houses of Congress scolded the nation’s highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles. David Friedman, acting chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, repeatedly defended his agency during a Senate hearing as lawmakers accused him of failing to take responsibility for missing multiple clues that could have saved ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584219242014-09-16T21:21:59.441-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T21:21:59.441-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421924@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:21:59 MDT House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421762-79/nhtsa-report-agency-didn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421762-79/nhtsa-report-agency-didn.html.csp">House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T17:41:02.057-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The agency responsible for safety on the nation’s roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday. The report by a House committee’s GOP majority raised serious questions about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ability to keep the public safe, and came as the Senate convened a hearing on the safety agency’s shortcomings. Safety reg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217622014-09-16T17:41:02.057-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T17:41:02.057-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421762@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:41:02 MDT Five findings in Congress’s report on safety agency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421748-79/agency-safety-bags-investigators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421748-79/agency-safety-bags-investigators.html.csp">Five findings in Congress’s report on safety agency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T17:30:02.439-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Republicans on the House Commerce Committee released a report Tuesday critical of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s top auto safety agency, and its handling of General Motors’ delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches. NHTSA was also the subject of a Senate subcommittee hearing later Tuesday. Here are the top five findings from the House report: — SEVEN-YEAR GAP: As early as 2007, NHTSA had information from multiple sources s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217482014-09-16T17:30:02.439-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T17:30:02.439-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421748@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:30:02 MDT Milbank: DC’s ‘gotcha game for greenbacks’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420317-82/washington-cameras-ticket-tickets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420317-82/washington-cameras-ticket-tickets.html.csp">Milbank: DC’s ‘gotcha game for greenbacks’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:00:45.177-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“You are guilty until you have proven yourself innocent. ... That has worked well for us.” — A “senior” District of Columbia official, explaining to an investigator how tickets are issued in the nation’s capital. WASHINGTON • There is a startling abuse of power in Washington — an appalling overreach by the government — and it has nothing to do with the feds. A report issued last week by D.C.’s inspector general confirmed what many who live and work in Washington have known for 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> 58420317@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:45 MDT Safety agency investigates Ford Fiesta latches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415756-79/safety-complaints-door-ford.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415756-79/safety-complaints-door-ford.html.csp">Safety agency investigates Ford Fiesta latches</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T17:25:02.592-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 05:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won’t latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars. The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 61 complaints about the doors. Some said the latches wouldn’t catch. A dozen said a door opened while the cars were being driven. In one case, a driver complained that his 83-year-old mother was hu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584157562014-09-15T17:25:02.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T17:25:02.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415756@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:25:02 MDT Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58415992-68/grates-storm-blake-culvert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58415992-68/grates-storm-blake-culvert.html.csp">Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN J. FOLEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T10:30:02.437-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar Rapids, Iowa • When a 17-year-old student named Logan Blake was sucked into an Iowa storm drain and died during flash flooding this summer, the news brought up painful memories 1,000 miles away. Texas lawyer Loren Jones’ had a teenager brother — also named Logan — who died in a similar way in Houston in 2004. Both young men were swept away while playing near elementary schools after heavy rains. Friends unsuccessfully tried to save them. Such accidents, though rare, are continuing to focus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584159922014-09-15T10:30:02.437-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T10:30:02.437-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415992@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:30:02 MDT Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp">Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T10:22:52.573-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who...</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> 58352959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:22:52 MDT Feds tighten rules on reporting workplace deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402641-79/labor-workplace-injuries-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402641-79/labor-workplace-injuries-workers.html.csp">Feds tighten rules on reporting workplace deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM | The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T16:43:21.982-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations Thursday that will require managers to file a detailed report within eight hours on fatal workplace accidents. Severe on-the-job injuries that do not result in deaths but require hospitalization must be reported within 24 hours, under the new rules which take effect Jan. 1. Such reports must be filed regardless of the size of the business to the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Previously, OSHA’s reg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584026412014-09-11T16:43:21.982-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T16:43:21.982-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402641@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:43:21 MDT Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393115-79/pilots-ups-board-runway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393115-79/pilots-ups-board-runway.html.csp">Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T18:46:20.79-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 06:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The panel also said the pilots may have been suffering from fatigue, but said more stringent federal rules governing pilot hours wouldn’t have prevented the accident. Such tightened rules are being sought by the pilots’ union and are being resisted by UPS. The primary cause of the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583931152014-09-09T18:46:20.79-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T18:46:20.79-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393115@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:46:20 MDT Complaint sparks probe of minivan stalling issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393006-79/complaint-agency-minivan-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393006-79/complaint-agency-minivan-safety.html.csp">Complaint sparks probe of minivan stalling issue</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T08:59:02.126-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • A man’s complaint that his Chrysler minivan stalled unexpectedly after refueling has brought an inquiry from U.S. safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will look into the problem that could affect 160,000 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from 2007 and other model years. The agency says it will study how often the problem happens and whether it occurs in other similarly equipped minivans. The inquiry will determine if a formal investigation should be ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583930062014-09-09T08:59:02.126-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T08:59:02.126-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393006@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:59:02 MDT Verdict in explosion case raises fairness issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58379392-79/pipeline-safety-state-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58379392-79/pipeline-safety-state-million.html.csp">Verdict in explosion case raises fairness issue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL R. BLOOD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:05:01.642-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend any way it wants. That reality has set up a tussle over how the state punishes corporate wrongdoing and who should benefit from fines like the one Public Utilities Commission judges imposed on PG&E earlier this ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583793922014-09-05T16:05:01.642-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T16:05:01.642-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379392@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:05:01 MDT Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need to have drivers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58374662-79/toyota-safety-technology-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58374662-79/toyota-safety-technology-car.html.csp">Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need to have drivers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T13:47:19.013-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 01:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ypsilanti, Mich. • Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don’t get your hopes up. That’s the message from safety executives at Toyota, who on Thursday promised by 2017 to have collision-prevention technology installed across its U.S. line-up, in both mainstream and luxury vehicles. But for now at least, every vehicle the company designs and builds will require someone in the driver seat. Toyota expects by ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583746622014-09-04T13:47:19.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T13:47:19.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374662@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:47:19 MDT Apple supplier in China accused of violations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373432-79/apple-china-catcher-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373432-79/apple-china-catcher-fire.html.csp">Apple supplier in China accused of violations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T09:03:01.825-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant’s promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6. The report by China Labor Watch and Green America adds to a string of complaints about wage, safety and environmental conditions at China’s network of contractors that produce most of the world’s personal computers and mobile phones. Global brands that rely on Chinese suppliers have re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583734322014-09-04T09:03:01.825-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T09:03:01.825-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373432@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:03:01 MDT PG&E plans to appeal $1.4B penalty in deadly blast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58368729-79/penalty-safety-pipeline-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58368729-79/penalty-safety-pipeline-state.html.csp">PG&E plans to appeal $1.4B penalty in deadly blast</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUDHIN THANAWALA </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T16:20:28.425-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plans to appeal a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight people, the utility said in a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The utility said it plans to appeal to the California Public Utilities Commission within 30 days. The filing did not list a reason for the appeal, but PG&E spokesman Greg Snapper said the utility wants th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583687292014-09-03T16:20:28.425-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T16:20:28.425-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58368729@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:20:28 MDT PG&E fined record $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365659-79/safety-penalty-blast-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365659-79/safety-penalty-blast-california.html.csp">PG&E fined record $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T16:17:07.389-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state’s largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines. The California Public Utilities Commission said the figure reached by two administrative law judges against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. would be the largest safety related penalty it had ever imposed. PG&E can ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583656592014-09-02T16:17:07.389-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T16:17:07.389-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365659@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:17:07 MDT McDonald’s boosts oversight of Chinese suppliers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365720-79/mcdonald-safety-meat-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365720-79/mcdonald-safety-meat-report.html.csp">McDonald’s boosts oversight of Chinese suppliers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T16:08:01.957-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • McDonald’s said it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain’s sales and reputation. The company said Tuesday it plans to increase audits and video monitoring at its suppliers and send more employees to meat production facilities to ensure its food is prepared safely. It also named a new food safety officer and created a hotline where employees can report poor food safety practices. The changes come after a TV ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583657202014-09-02T16:08:01.957-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T16:08:01.957-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365720@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:01 MDT Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364272-68/marijuana-drivers-states-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364272-68/marijuana-drivers-states-crash.html.csp">Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. Beer, who was 17 in October 2012 when the crash occurred, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and was sentenced last week to 5 years to 15 years in prison. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advoc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583642722014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364272@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:49:05 MDT Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp">Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:19:32.222-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compens...</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> 58361164@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:19:32 MDT Op-ed: It’s time to put a woman’s health, safety and rights first http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352026-82/care-health-abortion-woman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352026-82/care-health-abortion-woman.html.csp">Op-ed: It’s time to put a woman’s health, safety and rights first</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leah Torres</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T09:07:59.41-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In states across the country, politicians are passing laws that single out abortion care for regulations that apply to no other similar medical practices. As a result, a woman’s ability to access safe, legal, essential reproductive health care in the United States today varies widely from state to state. This means a woman in Utah does not have the same access to health care that a woman living in Colorado does. That simply isn’t fair. As an obstetrician-gynecologist serving Utah women and th...</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> 58352026@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:07:59 MDT