SOCIETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOCIETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah Orchid Society’s spring show blooms at Red Butte http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57770614-78/butte-red-orchid-society.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57770614-78/butte-red-orchid-society.html.csp">Utah Orchid Society’s spring show blooms at Red Butte</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T12:14:55.364-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 12:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Orchid Society’s spring show blossomed Saturday in the Orangerie at Red Butte Garden. Visitors were able to view and purchase a wide variety of orchids grown in local homes and greenhouses. The show continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Red Butte, 300 Wakara Way. Admission is free but visitors must pay the Red Butte Garden entrance fee — $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $6 for children ages 3-17. For more information, go online, www.utahorchidsociety.org/.</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57770614@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:14:55 MDT Free speech advocate calls on young people to exercise rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57747124-78/amendment-care-church-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57747124-78/amendment-care-church-civil.html.csp">Free speech advocate calls on young people to exercise rights</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="2014-03-29T22:10:55.128-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mary Beth Tinker remembers being barely older than a toddler attending church, singing “Jesus loves the little children, all the little children of the world,” when she first learned about hypocrisy in the world. As it turned out, some people in the church where her father was a pastor didn’t really love “all the little children.” His advocacy for civil rights for African-Americans cost him his job. It was the first of many times Tinker witnessed brave acts by her parents as they fought for jus...</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> 57747124@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:10:55 MDT Op-ed: A year after Bingham slide, an ode of thanks to copper http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730185-82/copper-bingham-utah-canyon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730185-82/copper-bingham-utah-canyon.html.csp">Op-ed: A year after Bingham slide, an ode of thanks to copper</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dan McGraw</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:03.663-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Dan McGraw April 10 marks the first anniversary of the landslide in the Bingham Canyon copper mine, the largest spontaneous landslide on the continent and the first known to have created mini-earthquakes. Accelerating micro-motions detected in advance allowed evacuation so no one was killed, injured, or even frightened during the slide, although there were many struck dumb. Perhaps it’s time to break the silence and ask what did it all mean? Or more broadly, what does copper mean? Since 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> 57730185@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Krugman: The dangers of concentrated wealth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57742581-82/wealth-american-inequality-economic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57742581-82/wealth-american-inequality-economic.html.csp">Krugman: The dangers of concentrated wealth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL KRUGMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:08:03.103-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Paul Krugman The New York Times As inequality has become an increasingly prominent issue in American discourse, there has been furious pushback from the right. Some conservatives argue that focusing on inequality is unwise, that taxing high incomes will cripple economic growth. Some argue that it’s unfair, that people should be allowed to keep what they earn. And some argue that it’s un-American — that we’ve always celebrated those who achieve wealth, and that it violates our national tradi...</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> 57742581@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:08:03 MDT Will Utahns with multiple sclerosis want cannabis treatments? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57724253-78/cannabis-marijuana-therapies-academy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57724253-78/cannabis-marijuana-therapies-academy.html.csp">Will Utahns with multiple sclerosis want cannabis treatments?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T22:21:41.271-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 10:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s little evidence that popular alternative therapies — such as bee venom, gingko biloba or reflexology — effectively treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new guidelines by the American Academy of Neurology. But medical marijuana in pill or oral spray form can ease MS-related muscle tightness and pain, a panel of nine doctors found after a review of 291 clinical studies. The guidelines, published Monday in the journal Neurology, may give a boost to the marijuana movement ...</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> 57724253@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:21:41 MDT Movie review: ‘Divergent’ holds too close to ‘Hunger Games’ model http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702185-223/divergent-config-data-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702185-223/divergent-config-data-games.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Divergent’ holds too close to ‘Hunger Games’ model</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T13:16:37.955-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are days when I wish movies — especially movies based on dystopian young-adult book series — came with a prologue that would quickly explain the ground rules of the futuristic society, so the movie could cut to the chase. I felt that way after the first “Hunger Games” movie, and I felt that way after seeing “Divergent,” the first movie based on Veronica Roth’s book series. Like “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent” starts with a young woman in a world where a rigid society dictates how people li...</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> 57702185@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:16:37 MDT In the Punditsphere, Amendment 3 teeters ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697948-82/marriage-sex-http-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697948-82/marriage-sex-http-gay.html.csp">In the Punditsphere, Amendment 3 teeters ...</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="2014-03-18T12:43:47.928-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 12:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— No wrecking ball needed to fell Amendment 3 — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door.” — John Kenneth Galbraith “The state of Utah — or, more precisely, its stable of expensive hired guns — has made its final written plea to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in its desperate attempt to preserve the state’s anti-gay marriage referendum, Amendment 3. “As an attempt to defend the indefensible, the filing is astounding — though far from alone — ...</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> 57697948@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:43:47 MDT Salt Lake City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade draws crowds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57670957-78/parade-lake-salt-iframe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57670957-78/parade-lake-salt-iframe.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade draws crowds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T22:32:30.076-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Daniel Doepner and his extended family have been attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade for more years than they can remember. It is a “family tradition,” said the Salt Lake City resident decked out in a green hat, sunglasses and clothes. It was a similar story for the thousands of people who lined Rio Grande Street throughout The Gateway mall on Saturday. The parade is a chance to celebrate Irish heritage. Or — like Brandon and Bonnie Hanson — just a chance to be Irish for a day. “It’s ...</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> 57670957@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:32:30 MDT WikiLeaks’ Assange talks NSA, hints at more leaks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57652704-68/assange-internet-snowden-nsa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57652704-68/assange-internet-snowden-nsa.html.csp">WikiLeaks’ Assange talks NSA, hints at more leaks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA ORTUTAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Technology Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T17:32:46.032-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his living situation is a bit like prison — with a more lenient visitor policy. He also hinted that new leaks are coming from WikiLeaks, though he gave no specifics on what these might be. Assange, who has been confined to the embassy since June 2012, discussed government surveillance, journalism and the situation in Ukraine on Saturday in a streaming-video interview beamed t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576527042014-03-08T17:32:46.032-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-08T17:32:46.032-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57652704@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:32:46 MDT LDS Church meetinghouse goes out like The Giving Tree http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57625922-78/lodge-cancer-hope-society.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57625922-78/lodge-cancer-hope-society.html.csp">LDS Church meetinghouse goes out like The Giving Tree</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T22:44:19.259-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With everything from the crown mouldings to the heating system to five tall pine trees removed and donated, a former LDS Church meetinghouse is being demolished this week to make way for a Hope Lodge. Cancer patients who travel to Salt Lake City for care will be welcomed at the 41-suite lodge free of charge. The American Cancer Society has raised $14.8 million of its $18 million capital goal, and it will also be seeking donations for operating costs. It’s aiming to open the lodge, being built...</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> 57625922@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:44:19 MDT U.S., U.K. science academies on global warming: ‘We ignore this at our peril’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57603724-68/report-warming-national-society.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57603724-68/report-warming-national-society.html.csp">U.S., U.K. science academies on global warming: ‘We ignore this at our peril’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T18:24:02.054-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Man-made global warming is worsening and will disrupt both the natural world and human society, warns a joint report of two of the world’s leading scientific organizations. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, which is the national scientific academy of the United Kingdom, are releasing an unusual plain language report on climate change that addressed 20 issues in a question-and-answer format. “People do have persistent questions all about climate change,” sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576037242014-02-26T18:24:02.054-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-26T18:24:02.054-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57603724@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:24:02 MDT Kennecott slide will be hot topic at mining meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57574638-79/mining-mine-society-kennecott.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57574638-79/mining-mine-society-kennecott.html.csp">Kennecott slide will be hot topic at mining meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T16:57:57.949-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last April’s massive landslide in Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon mine will figure prominently among issues discussed when 5,500 members of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc. meet in Salt Lake City. A field trip to the mine, which has been operating at reduced capacity since April 10, 2013 when a pair of slides moved 165 million tons of material into the bottom of the mine’s pit, is part of the annual convention, which runs Sunday through Thursday at the Salt Palace Convention 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> 57574638@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:57:57 MDT Letter: Parents of many children not doing society any favor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557622-82/families-educate-favor-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557622-82/families-educate-favor-pay.html.csp">Letter: Parents of many children not doing society any favor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T01:01:04.034-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The issue of tax breaks for large families is again before us, and those wishing to avoid paying their fair share are arguing that it is for the good of society that those of us with small families pay to educate their progeny. Dale T. Ash (“Bigger families benefit society,” Forum, Feb. 15) even asserts that large families are needed to replenish our population. In which century was this letter written? I would assume he sees the problems created by overpopulating this beautiful valley. What do...</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> 57557622@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:01:04 MDT Brooks: The Prodigal Son has lessons for today http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57561862-82/younger-brother-society-son.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57561862-82/younger-brother-society-son.html.csp">Brooks: The Prodigal Son has lessons for today</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BROOKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T09:53:01.669-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 09:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We take as our text today the parable of the prodigal sons. As I hope you know, the story is about a father with two sons. The younger son took his share of the inheritance early and blew it on prostitutes and riotous living. When the money was gone, he returned home. His father ran out and embraced him. The delighted father offered the boy his finest robe and threw a feast in his honor. The older son, the responsible one, was appalled. He stood outside the feast, crying in effect, “Look! All 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> 57561862@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:53:01 MDT Letter; Let’s keep the worst elements in society from marrying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557820-82/marriage-worst-church-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557820-82/marriage-worst-church-family.html.csp">Letter; Let’s keep the worst elements in society from marrying</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T08:54:35.638-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I would like to offer some advice that could calm the troubled waters of the marriage debate for a good while for the LDS Church and its government: Find a better group to discriminate against! Seriously, just think this one over. As things stand right now, if you’re a Nazi, neo-Nazi, skinhead, KKK member, murderer, rapist, thief, pedophile, lawyer or politician, there is nothing getting in your way of marrying and, even worse, starting a family. You can even be incarcerated and, with a lot of ...</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> 57557820@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:54:35 MDT