SUPPORT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SUPPORT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Support the freedom to drink raw milk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472907-82/milk-raw-drink-allow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472907-82/milk-raw-drink-allow.html.csp">Letter: Support the freedom to drink raw milk</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T16:48:01.573-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My family and I have consumed raw milk all of our lives and haven’t been sickened by it even once. We need to make sure the dairies stay up to code, however. We also need to allow people the freedom to eat and drink healthier choices. I don’t understand the system we have here in America where we allow sugary soft drinks (basically poison) to be sold in mass quantities anywhere, anytime but we are so strict about something such as raw milk that is so good for a person’s health. Members of Co...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58472907@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:48:01 MDT Editorial: Hurry, but don’t rush to digital education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58451104-82/million-internet-access-computer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58451104-82/million-internet-access-computer.html.csp">Editorial: Hurry, but don’t rush to digital education</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T13:11:01.433-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 01:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst has provided estimates of what it would cost Utah to put a computer tablet in the hands of every public school student from kindergarten to 12th grade over the next four years, and the numbers argue for a more cautious timetable. The estimates can only be described as ball park figures, and it’s a big park, ranging from a low of about $184 million over those four years to a high of $451 million. There are vast differences in costs depending on what devic...</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> 58451104@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:11:01 MDT Support for gay marriage may be leveling off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58443150-68/percent-gay-marriage-pew.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58443150-68/percent-gay-marriage-pew.html.csp">Support for gay marriage may be leveling off</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL ZOLL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T19:05:02.014-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 07:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. The study’s authors caution it’s too soon to draw any definitive conclusions. But the new poll released Monday found a 5 percentage point drop since February, from 54 percent to 49 percent, in Americans who want legal recognition for same-sex relationships. The percentage of those ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584431502014-09-22T19:05:02.014-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T19:05:02.014-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58443150@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:05:02 MDT Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58442253-68/gay-marriage-percent-support.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58442253-68/gay-marriage-percent-support.html.csp">Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL ZOLL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T13:11:17.622-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 01:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. The study’s authors caution it’s too soon to draw any definitive conclusions. But the new released Monday found a 5 percentage point drop since February, from 54 percent to 49 percent, in Americans who want legal recognition for same-sex relationships. The poll of 2,002 adults, cond...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584422532014-09-22T13:11:17.622-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T13:11:17.622-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442253@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:11:17 MDT President says Egypt ‘committed’ to fight against Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58437028-68/egypt-sissi-brotherhood-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58437028-68/egypt-sissi-brotherhood-iraq.html.csp">President says Egypt ‘committed’ to fight against Islamic State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI, IAN PHILLIPS and LEE KEATH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T20:50:22.376-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 08:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a “comprehensive strategy” to tackle the roots of extremism across the region. In his first interview with a foreign media outlet since taking office in June, el-Sissi sought to present himself and Egypt as being at the vanguard of confronting militancy, citing it as the reason for his ouster of Egypt’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584370282014-09-20T20:50:22.376-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T20:50:22.376-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58437028@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:50:22 MDT AP Interview: Egypt’s President ready to back anti-IS fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58435725-68/egypt-brotherhood-sissi-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58435725-68/egypt-brotherhood-sissi-iraq.html.csp">AP Interview: Egypt’s President ready to back anti-IS fight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T13:44:59.71-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 01:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a “comprehensive strategy” to tackle the roots of extremism across the region. In his first interview with a foreign media outlet since taking office in June, el-Sissi sought to present himself and Egypt as being at the vanguard of confronting militancy, citing it as the reason for his ouster of Egypt’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> 58435725@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:44:59 MDT Editorial: UTA must turn a corner to earn support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58425022-82/uta-agency-burton-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58425022-82/uta-agency-burton-public.html.csp">Editorial: UTA must turn a corner to earn support</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T08:39:03.235-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Clearly, the Utah Transit Authority needs to turn a corner. The agency has a major haul ahead of it, catching up with the need for more services for a rapidly growing population. To do that, it will need not only more money from taxpayers but also more support from riders, cities, large employers and members of the Utah Legislature. Some news out of the transit agency over the past few days may help it on that score. Despite its rapid build-out of the popular TRAX light rail system and the not-...</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> 58425022@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:39:03 MDT ZAP tax earns plaudits at Salt Lake County hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421894-90/zap-county-tax-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421894-90/zap-county-tax-lake.html.csp">ZAP tax earns plaudits at Salt Lake County hearing</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="2014-09-17T07:39:18.12-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 07:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Van Maren had only one question about Salt Lake County’s plan to hold a vote in November on extending the tax to support the zoo, arts and parks (ZAP) program. “Can we double it?” joked Van Maren, of Sandy — the only citizen who regularly attends Salt Lake County Council meetings — at a public hearing the council held Tuesday on the proposed 10-year extension of the ZAP tax. His unofficial motion was seconded by Juan Arce-Larreta, chairman of the Parley’s Rails, Trails and Tunnels Coaliti...</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> 58421894@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:39:18 MDT Letter: Senate is Congress’ chokepoint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420665-82/senate-bills-nothing-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420665-82/senate-bills-nothing-congress.html.csp">Letter: Senate is Congress’ chokepoint</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T16:55:49.934-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Earl Rucker (“Do-nothing Congress still gets elected,” Sept. 10) is right. However, a finger pointed in the right direction is helpful when fully armed with plenty of information. The House has passed a bevy of bills that are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk in the Senate. In all, 356 bills made it through the House and are languishing in the Senate. And 98 percent of those bills were passed with bipartisan support. Two hundred of those bills were passed in the House with unanimous support from 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> 58420665@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:55:49 MDT Two polls, two different takes on Healthy Utah plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416878-90/utah-medicaid-plan-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416878-90/utah-medicaid-plan-percent.html.csp">Two polls, two different takes on Healthy Utah plan</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="2014-09-17T11:38:49.974-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A pair of public opinion surveys released Monday reached starkly different conclusions about how Utahns perceive Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposal to expand Medicaid using private health insurance plans. One poll, from UtahPolicy.com found two out of three Utahns support the governor’s plan. The other, from The Sutherland Institute, found more support for leaving the state’s Medicaid rolls alone. The issue, tied to President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, is expected to be a major political fi...</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> 58416878@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:38:49 MDT Waldman: Views on Islamic State don’t follow party lines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420066-82/percent-republicans-democrats-action.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420066-82/percent-republicans-democrats-action.html.csp">Waldman: Views on Islamic State don’t follow party lines</a></h4>