STATES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STATES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah has among nation’s highest payday loan rates, study shows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57828069-90/interest-lenders-limit-limits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57828069-90/interest-lenders-limit-limits.html.csp">Utah has among nation’s highest payday loan rates, study shows</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T07:23:45.579-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns pay among the nation’s highest interest rates for payday loans — mainly because it is one of seven states that impose no legal limits on them. Competition among lenders doesn’t tend to lower rates much without limits, according to research released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. “Utah is one of the seven states that allows payday loans but does not limit their costs,” Nick Bourke, project director for Pew, told The Salt Lake Tribune. “That tends to drive the prices up, so Utah ha...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57828069@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:23:45 MDT Editorial: Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822839-82/bundy-government-americans-constitution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822839-82/bundy-government-americans-constitution.html.csp">Editorial: Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T11:34:38.849-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cliven Bundy and his ragtag band of armed supporters forced the federal government to back down as the roundup of Bundy cattle was called off and the bovines returned to the Nevada rancher. Some declared victory and hailed the outcome a clear blow against tyranny and a win for freedom. Hardly. The only winner in this was a scofflaw who has twice lost in the courts for running cattle where they don’t belong and skipping out on grazing fees. Some 20,000 ranchers in Western states abide by BLM re...</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> 57822839@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:34:38 MDT Congress is giving states the transportation blues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp">Congress is giving states the transportation blues</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="2014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dayton, Ohio • On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements. Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state bus trip in Ohio to whip up public support for congressional approval of legislation to keep federal transportation a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578228502014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822850@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:18:35 MDT Obama accuses Putin of interfering in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819786-68/russian-putin-ukraine-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819786-68/russian-putin-ukraine-obama.html.csp">Obama accuses Putin of interfering in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER BAKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:34:01.785-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama warned President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Monday against further disruption of eastern Ukraine even as the United States and Europe prepared to expand sanctions against leading Russian figures in the next few days. After a weekend of meetings, the White House was working on a list of new targets who would be barred from traveling to the United States or whose assets here would be frozen, officials said. Among them is Igor Sechin, a longtime Putin ally and ...</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> 57819786@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:01 MDT Letter: Show me the harm of gay parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818108-82/states-documentation-gay-parent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818108-82/states-documentation-gay-parent.html.csp">Letter: Show me the harm of gay parents</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.878-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Would someone please show me the documentation that makes a gay or lesbian a bad parent. They are no different than us “straight” parents. Show me the documentation that makes a single mother or father a better parent than a gay or lesbian parent. So far all I hear is people viewing their personal feelings about what a family is. I need concrete documentation not quotes from Mormon text or even quotes from the Bible. I consider myself an open minded person. I believe everyone on earth is eq...</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> 57818108@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Ohio begins pushback against college player unions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812133-68/state-athletes-ohio-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812133-68/state-athletes-ohio-public.html.csp">Ohio begins pushback against college player unions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE CARR SMYTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:31:08.654-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbus, Ohio • State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes. A measure approved by the state House on Wednesday, two weeks after a federal agency said football players at Northwestern University could unionize, clarifies that college athletes aren’t public employees. The proposal appears to be the fir...</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> 57812133@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:31:08 MDT Stevens: How to fix the Second Amendment: Add just five words http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811299-82/amendment-court-federal-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811299-82/amendment-court-federal-law.html.csp">Stevens: How to fix the Second Amendment: Add just five words</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Paul Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T15:10:01.974-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered automatic weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be 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> 57811299@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:10:01 MDT Krugman: Rejection of Medicaid reflects an ugliness of spirit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57805244-82/medicaid-reform-health-obamacare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57805244-82/medicaid-reform-health-obamacare.html.csp">Krugman: Rejection of Medicaid reflects an ugliness of spirit</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="2014-04-11T23:07:45.028-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When it comes to health reform, Republicans suffer from delusions of disaster. They know, just know, that the Affordable Care Act is doomed to utter failure, so failure is what they see, never mind the facts on the ground. Thus, on Tuesday, Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, dismissed the push for pay equity as an attempt to “change the subject from the nightmare of Obamacare”; on the same day, the nonpartisan RAND Corp. released a study estimating “a net gain of 9.3 million in the num...</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> 57805244@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:07:45 MDT Will: A way back to limited government http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794446-82/convention-compact-amendment-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794446-82/convention-compact-amendment-congress.html.csp">Will: A way back to limited government</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T01:01:03.009-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PHOENIX — From the Goldwater Institute, the fertile frontal lobe of the conservative movement’s brain, comes an innovative idea that is gaining traction in Alaska, Arizona and Georgia, and its advocates may bring it to at least 35 other states’ legislatures. It would use the Constitution’s Article V to move the nation back toward the limited government the Constitution’s Framers thought their document guaranteed. The Compact for America is the innovation of the Goldwater Institute’s Nick Dranias...</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> 57794446@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Appeals court to hear arguments on Utah’s same-sex ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785754-78/marriage-sex-state-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785754-78/marriage-sex-state-court.html.csp">Appeals court to hear arguments on Utah’s same-sex ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T22:06:07.712-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The researching, the writing and the prepping are over. For the attorneys on opposing sides of Utah’s same-sex marriage debate, it’s time to deliver. On Thursday morning, a three-judge panel at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear from the lawyers as they present the first appellate case in the nation on gay marriage rights since last summer’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which struck down a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Attorney Gene C. Schaerr,...</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> 57785754@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:06:07 MDT Letter: How can Utah’s tax burden be lower than other states’? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786067-82/tax-burden-states-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786067-82/tax-burden-states-utah.html.csp">Letter: How can Utah’s tax burden be lower than other states’?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T10:04:47.469-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re “Utahns’ state-local tax burden dropping over time,” Tribune, April 4: The graph showing our tax burden as compared to other states is highly suspect from a commonsense point of view. It shows states that have no state income tax as close to us in burden. Hogwash! Without specifics as to the formula used to make the conclusions in the article, I can only list some facts that erode my belief in their conclusions: Alaska sends a check to its citizens each year from oil-related income. Some sta...</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> 57786067@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:04:47 MDT 48 of 50 states increased 2013 revenue — Utah, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57790780-90/among-increase-percent-revenue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57790780-90/among-increase-percent-revenue.html.csp">48 of 50 states increased 2013 revenue — Utah, too</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:29:59.404-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a sign of continuing economic recovery, 48 of 50 states saw their tax and fee revenues increase in 2013 — including Utah. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that revenue by state governments increased by 6.1 percent to a record $846.2 billion that year — the third year in a row for an overall increase after tough times during and following the recession. Utah’s revenue rose by 8.9 percent, or better than average, from fiscal 2012 to 2013, according to the bureau. Its total rose from $5.8...</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> 57790780@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:29:59 MDT Letter: Nebraska fourth-graders want items from Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785546-82/fourth-grade-merna-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785546-82/fourth-grade-merna-class.html.csp">Letter: Nebraska fourth-graders want items from Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T12:39:17.424-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We need your help. We are the Anselmo-Merna fourth-grade class. Our home is in Custer County, in rural central Nebraska. The school has students from two towns and the surrounding farming and ranching area; 21 in fourth grade. We are doing a project with our third-grade class called the States Fair. Each of us is researching a state and will be presenting our learning in May at our States Fair. Our teachers wanted to help us make researching more interesting by contacting newspapers in various...</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> 57785546@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:39:17 MDT Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785554-68/court-case-supreme-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785554-68/court-case-supreme-freedom.html.csp">Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JERI CLAUSING </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom. The justices left in place a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling last year that said Elane Photography violated New Mexico’s Human Rights Act by refusing to photograph the same-sex ceremony “in the same way as if it had refused to photog...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577855542014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785554@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:19:37 MDT Rockies gray wolf numbers steady despite hunting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57775330-78/wolves-population-wildlife-wolf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57775330-78/wolves-population-wildlife-wolf.html.csp">Rockies gray wolf numbers steady despite hunting</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Staff and wire reports</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T20:07:24.889-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies are showing resilience as states adopt increasingly aggressive tactics to drive down their numbers through hunting, trapping and government-sponsored pack removals. A minimum of 1,691 wolves roamed the six-state region at the end of 2013, according to figures released Friday by state and federal agencies. That’s little changed from the prior year, despite continued political pressure from hunters and ranchers who want the population sig...</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> 57775330@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:07:24 MDT Utahns really, really trust their state government http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57776431-226/trust-state-utahns-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57776431-226/trust-state-utahns-government.html.csp">Utahns really, really trust their state government</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T19:09:18.795-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 07:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns trust their state government more than the residents of almost any other state. In a recent Gallup poll, Utah ranked third for having the highest trust in the state government, behind only much-less-populous North Dakota and Wyoming. The poll found that 75 percent of Utahns have either a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust. By contrast, 62 percent of Americans nationwide trust their state governments. Gallup analyzed the data and found that trust in state governments tends to be high...</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> 57776431@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:09:18 MDT Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp">Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Three million Americans signed up for Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s new health care law as of the end of February, the administration said Friday, offering its first full accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law. Many were newly eligible because of the law’s Medicaid expansion, while others already eligible but not yet enrolled came forward due to publicity around the law and its requirement for individuals to carry in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577758152014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775815@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:48:05 MDT Utahns’ state-local tax burden dropping over time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57774925-90/percent-state-tax-local.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57774925-90/percent-state-tax-local.html.csp">Utahns’ state-local tax burden dropping over time</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T16:56:41.376-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Over time, Utahns generally are paying less and less of their income for state and local taxes. But their tax burden still ranks only in the middle of the pack among the states. That’s according to a just-released study by the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan tax research organization based in Washington, D.C. The study looks at the percentage of income that residents of the states pay for all their combined state and local taxes for fiscal 2011 and earlier years. In 2011, Utahns paid 9...</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> 57774925@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:56:41 MDT Gov. Herbert shares secret to Utah’s good economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57770978-79/utah-herbert-business-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57770978-79/utah-herbert-business-economy.html.csp">Gov. Herbert shares secret to Utah’s good economy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T09:14:52.354-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert says he is often asked — including recently by Vice President Joe Biden —why Utah’s economy outperforms most states. He shared the secret Thursday. “It’s really quite simple,” he told 1,200 attendees at his annual economic summit at the Grand America Hotel. “We believe in the fundamentals and know how to execute them to grow our economy.” Herbert outlined some of those fundamentals, including low taxes, government efficiency, living within the state’s means and saving money, an...</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> 57770978@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:14:52 MDT FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769542-68/drug-antidote-overdose-fda.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769542-68/drug-antidote-overdose-fda.html.csp">FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURAN NEERGAARD </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MARY CLARE JALONICK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T19:37:30.4-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 07:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The government is taking a step to let friends or loved ones treat someone they suspect has overdosed on heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids, while they’re waiting for medical care. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an overdose antidote that doctors could prescribe for family members or caregivers to keep on hand, in a pocket or a medicine cabinet. Called Evzio, it’s a device that automatically injects the right dose of the drug naloxone, a long-used a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577695422014-04-03T19:37:30.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T19:37:30.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769542@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:37:30 MDT