SYSTEM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SYSTEM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Op-ed: Just pay the fee and go solar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272700-82/carbon-solar-dioxide-climate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272700-82/carbon-solar-dioxide-climate.html.csp">Op-ed: Just pay the fee and go solar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Andrea Brunelle</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:09:24.675-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am a geography professor, and that means more than placing countries on a world map. I study changes in climate, fire, vegetation and beetle outbreaks over time. Climate variability is part of life on Earth, and my work looks at climate change over thousands of years to provide context for what is happening now and in the future. There is no question that carbon dioxide concentrations are increasing, as are global temperatures. When I started studying climate change in 1995, average annual ca...</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> 58272700@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:09:24 MDT Utah prison review aims to find new approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58264217-90/corrections-gordon-inmates-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58264217-90/corrections-gordon-inmates-justice.html.csp">Utah prison review aims to find new approach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T08:44:52.98-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With a recidivism rate above the national average and a prison population expected to grow by some 2,700 inmates during the next two decades, Gov. Gary Herbert and other state leaders are in the midst of a ground-up review of Utah’s corrections policy. “We’re calling on the foremost experts on public safety to create a new road map for our criminal-justice system,” Herbert said in a statement. “The prison gates must be a permanent exit from the system, not just a revolving door.” Work on the pr...</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> 58264217@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:44:52 MDT Op-ed: Abandon NCLB for student-centered schools model http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259134-82/education-system-student-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259134-82/education-system-student-model.html.csp">Op-ed: Abandon NCLB for student-centered schools model</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lynn Stoddard</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T16:03:01.764-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few people may be aware of what happens when you put a frog in cool water and gradually raise the temperature until the water is boiling. We are told the frog will not try to jump out until it’s too late. Boiling a frog is symbolic of something that has happened to our system of public education. It has happened so slowly people don’t realize it may be too late to jump out. As a longtime observer of what has been happening to public education in our country, I have noticed a gradual decline...</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> 58259134@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:03:01 MDT Letter: Observations from 42 years in criminal justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250858-82/justice-support-criminal-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250858-82/justice-support-criminal-government.html.csp">Letter: Observations from 42 years in criminal justice</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T16:43:02.227-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I submit my letter to the editor, as Tribune writer George Pyle encouraged us to do so in his column a few weeks ago. He suggested that many letters lacked the professional background to sustain the stated opinions. Last month I retired after working in the Utah criminal justice system for 42 years, so I ask for support in my viewpoint. I submit that 90 percent of those people I have worked with are good and noble public servants, adhering to the sworn duty to uphold their duties. I have seen 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> 58250858@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT UTA: Flat fare no longer fair? Agency studies distance-based fares http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58246336-90/agency-based-distance-fare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58246336-90/agency-based-distance-fare.html.csp">UTA: Flat fare no longer fair? Agency studies distance-based fares</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="2014-08-01T13:24:14.896-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 01:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For 45 years, the Utah Transit Authority allowed riders to go almost anywhere on its bus and TRAX system for one flat fare. That may change next year as the agency looks at charging fares based on how far passengers travel. That could make those with longer commutes pay more, and those taking short trips pay less. UTA says such a system could be fairer, and the agency is beginning a final study to look at how to implement the change without losing ridership or revenue. “We are still looking at i...</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> 58246336@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:24:14 MDT Rolly: Diner enters SLC’s parking ‘Twilight Zone’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215659-78/parking-card-system-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215659-78/parking-card-system-sltrib.html.csp">Rolly: Diner enters SLC’s parking ‘Twilight Zone’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By paul rolly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T07:33:02.669-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Harle took his wife to Ruth’s Chris Steak House at the corner of 300 South and West Temple on July 1. But the couple’s otherwise marvelous evening was tainted by Salt Lake City’s parking system. At around 6:40 p.m., they parked on the north side of 300 South, right next to the restaurant, and went to the kiosk to pay the fee. Harle keyed in the space number, swiped his credit card and entered the amount of time he needed. The machine “processed” the transaction for about 30 seconds, then di...</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> 58215659@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:33:02 MDT Op-ed: System that created Shurtleff/Swallow still here http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215815-82/swallow-shurtleff-system-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215815-82/swallow-shurtleff-system-campaign.html.csp">Op-ed: System that created Shurtleff/Swallow still here</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Maryann Martindale</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:02:02.337-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the wake of Swallow and Shurtleff’s arrests, the attention in most state media outlets has quickly, and unfortunately, pivoted from reporting on systemic problems to suggesting that, perhaps, the problems are not systemic but are, in fact, merely a reflection of a few bad apples. One story in the Tribune (“Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and silver lining,” July 20) went so far as to suggest that Swallow’s and Shurtleff’s arrests prove the system works. Perhaps. More likely is that the...</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> 58215815@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:02 MDT Letter: Executions by heroin overdose? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224696-82/criminal-death-heroin-humane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224696-82/criminal-death-heroin-humane.html.csp">Letter: Executions by heroin overdose?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:02:02.192-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is an open letter to those in our justice system who are given the order to execute criminals judged to be guilty of a crime so heinous that society must require the death penalty as punishment. It has been decided that hanging, firing squad, and electric chair are all too inhumane ways of killing this criminal. So lethal injections were chosen as a more humane way to take this criminal’s life. Unfortunately, many countries and pharmaceutical companies no longer want to sell us the drugs ne...</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> 58224696@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:02 MDT