State - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/State News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Dionne: Will the election turn on terrorism? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58478777-82/shaheen-state-brown-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58478777-82/shaheen-state-brown-islamic.html.csp">Dionne: Will the election turn on terrorism?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T01:01:03.735-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">DERRY, N.H. • The beheadings of Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State enraged and horrified the nation. But someone who knows her state down to the block and town green level said the killings were felt even more deeply here. The threat from the Islamic State “is personal for us in New Hampshire,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. “You know, Jim grew up in New Hampshire and Steven Sotloff went to school at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden.” More than most, she said, her constituents see...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58478777@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:01:03 MDT Twin blasts at school in Syria kill 32 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58479053-68/wednesday-syria-syrian-attacks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58479053-68/wednesday-syria-syrian-attacks.html.csp">Twin blasts at school in Syria kill 32</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALBERT AJI </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T21:28:55.047-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Damascus, Syria • Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts. Syrian children are frequently among the victims of attacks in the country’s civil war, but on Wednesday they appear to have been the target. The first vehicle exploded as children were leaving school, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584790532014-10-01T21:28:55.047-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T21:28:55.047-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58479053@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:28:55 MDT Utah football notes: Eric Rowe eyes revenge against Brett Hundley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58479028-59/rowe-utah-booker-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58479028-59/rowe-utah-booker-defense.html.csp">Utah football notes: Eric Rowe eyes revenge against Brett Hundley</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper and Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T21:17:43.699-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 09:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Since starting as a true freshman in 2011, Eric Rowe has proven fast, strong, smart, tough, you name it. The only thing he hasn’t proven is consistently sure-handed. Although Rowe’s 25 pass breakups are fourth all-time at the U., he has just three career interceptions. But Rowe’s latest — his first since a move from free safety to cornerback — may be a glimpse of his full potential. Drifting back into his own end zone, Connor Halliday threw it up for grabs between Rowe and Isiah Myers. Rowe read...</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> 58479028@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:17:43 MDT State releases status quo plan for two old, coal-fired power plants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477116-78/utah-plan-state-plants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477116-78/utah-plan-state-plants.html.csp">State releases status quo plan for two old, coal-fired power plants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T22:59:04.685-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah environmental regulators on Wednesday unveiled a revised plan for clearing the skies over the state’s national parks, but to environmentalists’ dismay it would do nothing to further cut emissions from aging coal-fired power plants. Environmental groups and national park advocates had hoped the plan would require Rocky Mountain Power to retrofit two of its biggest Utah plants with the best technology available today for capturing nitrogen oxide emissions. Instead, Division of Air Quality sc...</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> 58477116@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:59:04 MDT Utah State football: Keeton could be done for the season, Aggies announce http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58478969-77/keeton-season-aggies-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58478969-77/keeton-season-aggies-state.html.csp">Utah State football: Keeton could be done for the season, Aggies announce</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="2014-10-01T22:37:43.615-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The question of who will start at quarterback for the Utah State Aggies against BYU on Friday has been resolved, and the answer isn’t good news for the Aggies. Senior quarterback Chuckie Keeton may miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to the injury he suffered against Wake Forest on Sept. 13, the school announced in a release Wednesday. In his absence, the Aggies are expected to start sophomore Darell Garretson, who was Keeton’s replacement last season and went 6-1 as a starter. The news 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> 58478969@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:37:43 MDT A decade after embracing wind, states reconsidering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58477979-79/wind-industry-oklahoma-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58477979-79/wind-industry-oklahoma-state.html.csp">A decade after embracing wind, states reconsidering</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEAN MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T18:03:01.958-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 06:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Calumet, Okla. • A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects. To ensure the opportunity didn’t slip away, lawmakers promised little or no regulation and generous tax breaks. But now that wind turbines stand tall across many parts of the nation’s windy heartland, some leaders in O...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584779792014-10-01T18:03:01.958-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T18:03:01.958-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477979@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:03:01 MDT National park closures gave Utah parks a lift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58473540-78/parks-national-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58473540-78/parks-national-state-utah.html.csp">National park closures gave Utah parks a lift</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T08:49:58.031-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 08:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s state parks may still be experiencing a windfall from the closure of the national parks one year ago. When the federal government closed down Oct. 1, 2013, shuttering everything from Zion National Park to passport processing centers, tour bus operators got creative and sent crowds of stranded tourists to places like Kodachrome Basin and Dead Horse Point state parks. It was an opportunity for the little brother and sister parks to show off while the national parks, monuments and recreatio...</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> 58473540@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:49:58 MDT News roundup: Republicans eye landslide in House elections http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58475336-64/trib-utah-state-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58475336-64/trib-utah-state-lake.html.csp">News roundup: Republicans eye landslide in House elections</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T09:18:03.635-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republicans eye landslide in House elections. Mitt Romney moving to Utah. Voters excited to cast ballots this midterm election. Happy Wednesday. Republicans had worried earlier this election cycle that they might not have a big gain in the House, but now they're eyeing possibly the largest swing since Harry Truman was in the White House. The GOP has jumped into several Democratic strongholds in an effort to secure a landslide election in the lower chamber. [Politico] Topping the news: Mitt ...</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> 58475336@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:18:03 MDT Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58476556-68/state-police-pennsylvania-training.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58476556-68/state-police-pennsylvania-training.html.csp">Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T10:44:17.586-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 10:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conshohocken, Pa. • Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday ordered Pennsylvania flags to fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and in Montgomery County in honor of a state trooper who was accidentally shot and killed during a gun training exercise at a safety facility. Trooper David Kedra was shot in the chest Tuesday during a yearly training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, near Philadelphia, state police said. He is the second trooper to be shot dead th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584765562014-10-01T10:44:17.586-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T10:44:17.586-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58476556@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:44:17 MDT Judge won’t toss charges against man accused of killing deputy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58473818-78/federal-roman-court-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58473818-78/federal-roman-court-fox.html.csp">Judge won’t toss charges against man accused of killing deputy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T22:07:06.307-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A judge has ruled that the man acquitted of killing Millard County Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox is not being charged with the same offenses in federal court for which he previously stood trial in state court. U.S. District Judge David Nuffer in a ruling released Tuesday said Roberto Miramontes Roman says the federal government is not subjecting him to what is known as double jeopardy. Roman’s attorney, Stephen McCaughey, said he planned to appeal the ruling that came on his motion to tos...</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> 58473818@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:07:06 MDT vanden Heuvel: Congress’ sorry dereliction of duty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58475335-82/war-congress-president-vote.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58475335-82/war-congress-president-vote.html.csp">vanden Heuvel: Congress’ sorry dereliction of duty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Katrina vanden Heuvel</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T05:44:19.314-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 05:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a Washington paralyzed by partisan division, there is apparently one area of bipartisan agreement: Congress should ignore its constitutional mandate to vote on war with the Islamic State, a conflict that President Barack Obama admits will take years. The president says he’d “welcome” congressional support but doesn’t need it. Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California, and Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada, agree. Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio, argues Congress should postpone any de...</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> 58475335@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:44:19 MDT Iraqi Kurds take Syrian border crossing from Islamic State militants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58474822-68/kurdish-iraq-syria-fighters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58474822-68/kurdish-iraq-syria-fighters.html.csp">Iraqi Kurds take Syrian border crossing from Islamic State militants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VIVIAN SALAMA</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T21:51:44.717-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salhiyah, Iraq • Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the defensive as the extremists pressed ahead with a relentless assault on a town near the Turkish border. The attack on Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, has driven more than 160,000 people across the frontier in the pas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584748222014-09-30T21:51:44.717-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T21:51:44.717-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58474822@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:51:44 MDT Consumer confidence continues to rise in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472692-79/consumer-utah-august-confidence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472692-79/consumer-utah-august-confidence.html.csp">Consumer confidence continues to rise in Utah</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="2014-09-30T16:48:01.684-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In contrast to Americans in general, Utahns were more confident than ever last month in the state of the economy. Zions Bank’s Consumer Attitude Index increased 2.5 points from August to September, the 109.3 reading representing a gain of 16.7 points over the past year. Nationally, consumer confidence dropped 7.4 points in September after hitting its highest level (93.4) in seven years during August. Economists said the U.S. decline is probably a temporary slip unlikely to stem consumer spending...</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> 58472692@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:48:01 MDT Pac-12 notes: For UCLA defense, turnovers more important than yards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58474097-89/yards-game-state-arizona.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58474097-89/yards-game-state-arizona.html.csp">Pac-12 notes: For UCLA defense, turnovers more important than yards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T16:10:13.041-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At a certain point, Jim Mora starts feeling that old instinct kick in. When he sees the offensive yardage totals climb higher and higher, he starts to lose his cool. “Coming from an NFL background, if you give up 500 total offensive yards, you’re going to be sick to your stomach,” he said. “You just have to adjust your thinking a bit at this level. There’s going to be yards in college football, there’s going to be points. It doesn’t mean you accept it, it’s just an adjustment.” After giving up 6...</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> 58474097@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:10:13 MDT BYU football lands commitment from Hurricane (UT) LB Jeremiah Ieremia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58473991-65/6-2-byu-ieremia-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58473991-65/6-2-byu-ieremia-utah.html.csp">BYU football lands commitment from Hurricane (UT) LB Jeremiah Ieremia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T15:19:02.603-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU has commitments from 11 members of the 2015 signing class after picking up a pledge from Hurricane (Utah) linebacker Jeremiah Ieremia earlier this week. Ieremia actually committed to BYU last spring, but re-opened his recruitment prior to the All-Poly camp in Layton and was receiving attention from several instate and Pac-12 programs. A 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker, Ieremia had offers from Washington, Oregon State, Utah State and Boise State, according to the recruiting website Scout.com. ...</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> 58473991@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:19:02 MDT Kragthorpe: USC seeking consistency, a year after firing Kiffin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58473551-89/usc-state-sarkisian-trojans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58473551-89/usc-state-sarkisian-trojans.html.csp">Kragthorpe: USC seeking consistency, a year after firing Kiffin</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T23:26:14.636-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Sarkisian could not have known that his life would change in a sequence of events that began almost exactly a year ago when USC fired coach Lane Kiffin. He could never say so, anyway. In any case, the ex-BYU quarterback ended up moving from Washington to USC, where he formerly worked as an assistant. The Trojans have some stability now, following NCAA sanctions and the coaching turnover, and Sarkisian describes the program as being “in a really good place.” The perception of USC took a bi...</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> 58473551@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:26:14 MDT California becomes first state to ban plastic bags http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472520-68/plastic-bags-bag-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472520-68/plastic-bags-bag-ban.html.csp">California becomes first state to ban plastic bags</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FENIT NIRAPPIL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T11:12:55.628-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 11:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sacramento, Calif. • Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015. Under SB270, plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next summer and convenience stores and phar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584725202014-09-30T11:12:55.628-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T11:12:55.628-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472520@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:12:55 MDT Colorado high court considers pot firing case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472476-79/marijuana-coats-state-colorado.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472476-79/marijuana-coats-state-colorado.html.csp">Colorado high court considers pot firing case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SADIE GURMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T09:37:02.851-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can’t find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking. In a case being closely watched around the country, Colorado’s Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Coats’ case, which could have big implications for pot smokers in the first state...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584724762014-09-30T09:37:02.851-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T09:37:02.851-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472476@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:37:02 MDT Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472490-68/sex-divorce-marriage-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472490-68/sex-divorce-marriage-state.html.csp">Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEANNE ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T09:36:21.867-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread. Sadly, bad times set in three years later, but uncoupling has proven far more difficult. The two women are now trapped in a state of bitter, desperate “wedlock,” an emerging antit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584724902014-09-30T09:36:21.867-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T09:36:21.867-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472490@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:36:21 MDT U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472426-68/islamic-group-state-kobani.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472426-68/islamic-group-state-kobani.html.csp">U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T09:18:02.662-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants’ advance, activists said. The frontier town of Kobani, also known by its Arabic name of Ayn Arab, and surrounding villages have been under attack by the Islamic State group since mid-September. The fighting has forced some 150,000 Kurds to flee to Turkey in what has been one of the largest single exodu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584724262014-09-30T09:18:02.662-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T09:18:02.662-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472426@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:18:02 MDT