SYSTEM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SYSTEM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Virginia sues 13 banks for $1.15B alleging fraud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58422033-79/state-retirement-system-virginia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58422033-79/state-retirement-system-virginia.html.csp">Virginia sues 13 banks for $1.15B alleging fraud</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Andrew Zajac</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T19:55:02.203-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are among 13 banks whose units were sued for $1.15 billion by the state of Virginia, over claims they misled its retirement system about the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities. The suit in state court in Richmond is the largest financial fraud case ever brought by the commonwealth, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement on Tuesday. The sealed complaint was filed in January under the whistle-blower provisions...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58422033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:55:02 MDT Here are five things that will make travel quicker, safer for cars, bikes, walkers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398131-79/cars-car-system-traffic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398131-79/cars-car-system-traffic.html.csp">Here are five things that will make travel quicker, safer for cars, bikes, walkers</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="2014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses. These life- or time-saving technologies were being shown off last week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit. Here are five smart things coming to your car in just ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583981312014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398131@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:51:50 MDT Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp">Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T11:44:00.516-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prison populations around the country have been in steady decline for the past 10 years. In Utah, it’s a different story. The number of men and women in the state’s prison system has continued to rise, with the highest drivers being nonviolent criminals and sex offenders, who are staying in longer and taking up more beds than ever before, according to data collected by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sex offenders now take up 42 percent more beds than they did 10 years ago, making them the largest gr...</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> 58406311@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:44:00 MDT Radar could help drivers avoid wildlife collisions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58415989-68/idaho-system-collisions-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58415989-68/idaho-system-collisions-drivers.html.csp">Radar could help drivers avoid wildlife collisions</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T10:28:02.479-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ketchum, Idaho • A company that makes radar technology used to protect military convoys says it can be adapted to help central Idaho drivers avoid collisions with deer and elk on State Highway 75. The Idaho Mountain Express reports (http://bit.ly/1pgINM1) that Sloan Security Technologies last week presented its idea to Blaine County officials and the Idaho Transportation Department. Company co-founder Brian Sloan says the mobile radar animal detection system alerts drivers with flashing lights w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584159892014-09-15T10:28:02.479-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T10:28:02.479-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415989@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:28:02 MDT Microsoft to buy ‘Minecraft’ maker for $2.5 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415705-79/microsoft-game-minecraft-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415705-79/microsoft-game-minecraft-billion.html.csp">Microsoft to buy ‘Minecraft’ maker for $2.5 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones. The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang in a deal expected to close in late 2014. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a Lego-like virtual multiplayer world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch in 2009. It is the m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584157052014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415705@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:13:01 MDT Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398255-79/apple-pay-wallet-card.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398255-79/apple-pay-wallet-card.html.csp">Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T12:50:02.759-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 12:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system. The announcement came as Apple introduced several new products including a new, larger iPhone 6 and a watch. Apple Pay is designed to let iPhone 6 owners use their smartphones to pay for purchases at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583982552014-09-10T12:50:02.759-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T12:50:02.759-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398255@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:50:02 MDT Deal reached to overhaul Detroit water agency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393322-79/detroit-bankruptcy-deal-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393322-79/detroit-bankruptcy-deal-department.html.csp">Deal reached to overhaul Detroit water agency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COREY WILLIAMS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T13:54:56.134-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 01:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • The Detroit water department would be turned into a regional agency with a 10-year limit on annual rate increases and an infusion of millions of dollars from the suburbs, under a deal the mayor and other officials announced Tuesday. Only two of the governing board’s six members would be appointed by Detroit, but rate increases would need approval from five. The Water and Sewerage Department provides water from the Detroit River and Lake Huron to people in eight counties, approximately ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583933222014-09-09T13:54:56.134-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T13:54:56.134-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393322@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:54:56 MDT University of California signs major solar deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393158-79/university-solar-deal-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393158-79/university-solar-deal-system.html.csp">University of California signs major solar deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The University of California says it has made one of the largest ever solar-energy purchases by a university system in the United States. The UC system, one of the largest public university systems in the nation, says the deal will provide enough solar power to offset 60 percent of the electricity use at five of the state’s 10 campuses, as well as some university medical centers. UC electricity manager Mark Byron said Monday that a 25-year deal with San Mateo-based Frontier Renew...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583931582014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393158@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:43:02 MDT Bloomberg View Op-ed: Nation of privilege undermines rule of law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58356016-82/law-privilege-black-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58356016-82/law-privilege-black-system.html.csp">Bloomberg View Op-ed: Nation of privilege undermines rule of law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Noah Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T01:01:05.293-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">These days, the word “privilege” has been reduced to a trite buzzword. That’s a shame, because it used to mean more than just being born into advantageous circumstances. The word, which means “private law” in old French, originally referred to a system in which different groups of people had different rights under the law. If there’s one political idea most people agree on these days, it’s the rule of law. We argue endlessly about income inequality, wealth inequality, or inequality of opportunit...</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> 58356016@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351749-68/tax-health-insurance-forms.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351749-68/tax-health-insurance-forms.html.csp">New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 06:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans. Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, the Department of Health and Human Services must send out millions of new tax forms next year. They’re like W-2s for people getting health insurance tax credits under President Barack Obama’s law. The forms are called 1095-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517492014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351749@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:41 MDT Napa quake leads to clamor for warning system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338574-68/napa-california-quake-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338574-68/napa-california-quake-system.html.csp">Napa quake leads to clamor for warning system</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KICKMEYER and SUDHIN THANAWALA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T13:02:42.146-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 01:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Napa, Calif. • Ten seconds before a severe earthquake in California’s wine country caused the ground to rumble throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, a university lab in the city of Berkeley got the alert that the seismic waves were rolling its way. The lab is testing a prototype of an earthquake early-warning system that California is pursuing years after places like Mexico and Japan already have them up and running. Sunday’s rolling magnitude-6.0 earthquake near Napa has led to renewed calls f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583385742014-08-26T13:02:42.146-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T13:02:42.146-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338574@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:02:42 MDT Will: In defense of the defenders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334441-82/criminal-defense-1963-defendants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334441-82/criminal-defense-1963-defendants.html.csp">Will: In defense of the defenders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T09:59:48.393-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — What is called “the” 1964 Civil Rights Act is justly celebrated for outlawing racial and other discrimination in employment, “public accommodations” and elsewhere. But that year’s second civil rights act, the Criminal Justice Act, which is 50 years old this month, is, some say, largely a failure because of unanticipated changes in the legal and social context. Is it? In 1961, Clarence Gideon allegedly broke into a Florida pool hall and its vending machines. Gideon, who was indi...</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> 58334441@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:59:48 MDT Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58331186-79/brekke-shop-coffee-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58331186-79/brekke-shop-coffee-business.html.csp">Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE KOLPACK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T10:38:01.867-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 10:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Valley City, N.D. • The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup. David Brekke says it’s about small-town living where people know their neighbors. Brekke and his wife, Kimberly, run The Vault coffee shop in Valley City, a town of about 6,700 people that’s about 45 minutes from...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583311862014-08-24T10:38:01.867-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T10:38:01.867-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331186@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:38:01 MDT Venezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323314-79/venezuela-system-maduro-controls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323314-79/venezuela-system-maduro-controls.html.csp">Venezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HANNAH DREIER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:58:02.569-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Caracas, Venezuela • Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread. President Nicolas Maduro says a mandatory fingerprinting system is being implemented at grocery stores to combat food shortages by keeping people from buying too much of a single item. He calls it an “anti-fraud system” like the fingerprint scan the country uses for voting. In announcing the plan late Wednesday, Maduro did not say when the system would take effect, but other administration officials suggest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233142014-08-21T17:58:02.569-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:58:02.569-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323314@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:58:02 MDT County Council lines up behind unified 911 system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314652-90/county-system-dispatch-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314652-90/county-system-dispatch-lake.html.csp">County Council lines up behind unified 911 system</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="2014-08-20T21:43:13.428-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County is closer to having a single computer-aided dispatch system for all of its public-safety agencies. An interlocal agreement has been reached between Salt Lake City, which operates off one dispatch platform, and the trustees of Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), which has a different dispatch system for many of the county’s other police agencies. To give that agreement more political weight, local-government councils are being asked to pass resolutions of support for ...</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> 58314652@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:13 MDT New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310270-79/car-valet-corvette-feature.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310270-79/car-valet-corvette-feature.html.csp">New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets</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="2014-08-19T13:03:15.539-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that takes those worries away. The latest version of the sports car, due out in September, has a feature that records where the car goes with a camera mounted in the windshield trim. It also captures audio in the cabin as w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583102702014-08-19T13:03:15.539-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T13:03:15.539-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310270@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:03:15 MDT Subcommittee: How and why are Utahns are being sent to prison? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298422-78/drug-offenders-prison-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298422-78/drug-offenders-prison-state.html.csp">Subcommittee: How and why are Utahns are being sent to prison?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T12:17:04.736-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A group of legislators, judges, lawyers and state officials met Thursday to take on a daunting task: keeping Utah’s ballooning prison population in check. It was the first meeting of this subcommittee assembled to offer the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) recommendations on how the state can better tailor its laws and manage the men and women who land in Utah’s state courtrooms. Gov. Gary Herbert has called upon the state to put an end to the “revolving door” of the criminal j...</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> 58298422@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:17:04 MDT Op-ed: Budget woes put public health at risk in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293731-82/health-public-utah-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293731-82/health-public-utah-funding.html.csp">Op-ed: Budget woes put public health at risk in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathryn Marti</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T17:57:02.435-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Across the United States, people are limiting tobacco use, eating healthier and becoming more physically active, all with the support of public health programs. Our public health system ensures that the water we drink, food we eat and air we breathe are safe. The future of our nation’s health depends on a strong and properly equipped public health infrastructure in communities across Utah, at the state level and nationwide. The nation’s public health system should be efficiently designed and ade...</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> 58293731@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:57:02 MDT Vernal has growing system of trails, but for how long? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58263282-117/trails-vernal-area-trail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58263282-117/trails-vernal-area-trail.html.csp">Vernal has growing system of trails, but for how long?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T21:07:36.935-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vernal might not have the national reputation as a biking mecca like Moab or Park City, but the little town in northeastern Utah more and more has become the destination of choice for many mountain bikers. What draws them are about 100 miles of buff, single-track trails filled with fun but very few people. But now, some of the area’s best flowing tracks are on the so-called endangered list, thanks to a transportation project aimed at routing some traffic around downtown Vernal. The proposal is f...</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> 58263282@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:07:36 MDT U.S. settles with Kansas over alleged pension fraud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285541-79/state-kansas-pension-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285541-79/state-kansas-pension-system.html.csp">U.S. settles with Kansas over alleged pension fraud</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROXANA HEGEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T15:37:01.732-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wichita • Federal authorities announced Monday that Kansas has agreed settle a securities fraud charge accusing the state of misleading investors about the financial health of its public employee pension system in 2009 and 2010 — at the time the second-worst underfunded system of its kind in the nation. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that the state has consented to its cease-and-desist order to settle the case, without admitting or denying its findings. No financial sanctions...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582855412014-08-11T15:37:01.732-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T15:37:01.732-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285541@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:37:01 MDT