UTAHNS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/UTAHNS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Raising rates may be only way to save water http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433936-82/lake-pay-report-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433936-82/lake-pay-report-salt.html.csp">Letter: Raising rates may be only way to save water</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:01.875-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I ask the lawmakers and residents of Salt Lake City to recall the many times that they’ve seen malfunctioning residential and city sprinkler systems gushing water onto the concrete, or functioning ones operating unnecessarily on a rainy day. It is these recurring instances that prove we can conserve significantly more of our water resources by simply improving our water management practices. Conservation of our most precious resource should be an innate no-brainer but, unfortunately, increased...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58433936@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Letter: No surplus of Christianity in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429302-82/utah-surplus-values-166.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429302-82/utah-surplus-values-166.html.csp">Letter: No surplus of Christianity in Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:13:01.784-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was dismayed to read about Utah ending the budget year with $166 million surplus when there are over 100,000 Utahns with no health insurance, and no plan to use any additional money from the surplus to help Utah’s uninsured population. Once again I realize Utah values the dollar higher than Utah values a heartbeat. It is ironic since Utah prides itself on its Christian values when, obviously, ignoring the needs of uninsured Utahns is not Christian at all. Teri Harrison Salt Lake City</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> 58429302@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:13:01 MDT Utah health plans will cost 5.7 percent more next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58429398-78/plans-insurance-exchange-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58429398-78/plans-insurance-exchange-health.html.csp">Utah health plans will cost 5.7 percent more next year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T21:55:21.336-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns shopping for health insurance on the federal exchange can expect prices that are 5.7 percent higher, on average, next year. Small businesses that go through the state’s Avenue H exchange will see more modest increases averaging 3.5 percent, state insurance executives told the Legislature’s Health Reform Task Force. But rural Utahns will watch rates for their individual plans increase by 7 percent on average. Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser called the price hikes “minimal,” because...</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> 58429398@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:55:21 MDT Utahns mark 22nd annual Day of Caring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402828-78/caring-lake-salt-annual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402828-78/caring-lake-salt-annual.html.csp">Utahns mark 22nd annual Day of Caring</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T22:29:53.515-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Volunteers help fill 8,500 backpacks Thursday with school supplies for low-income kids in the Grand Hall at The Gateway shopping center during United Way of Salt Lake’s 22nd annual Day of Caring. More than 5,500 volunteers participated in 130 service projects in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.</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> 58402828@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:29:53 MDT Few Utahns are moving to different homes post-recession http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398117-90/counties-county-data-davis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398117-90/counties-county-data-davis.html.csp">Few Utahns are moving to different homes post-recession</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="2014-09-11T08:01:07.811-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns are not moving to different cities or homes nearly as much these days, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates. “This data show just a very minimal flow of people, nothing like the rip-roaring ’90s” and other times before the recession hit in 2007, said Pam Perlich, senior research economist at the University of Utah. The Census Bureau recently released survey data collected from 2008-2012 that estimate annual county-to-county moves by Americans. After reviewing it, Perlich said, “m...</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> 58398117@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:01:07 MDT Take Care Utah network gets $485,000 from feds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58389379-78/health-utah-care-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58389379-78/health-utah-care-insurance.html.csp">Take Care Utah network gets $485,000 from feds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T22:30:57.483-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Take Care Utah will once again help Utah residents, free of charge, find and enroll in private health insurance plans. The Utah Health Policy Project announced Monday that the federal Department of Health and Human Services picked it and its partners in Take Care Utah to be the nonprofit community-based navigator in Utah for another year. The insurance marketplace at heathcare.gov opens on Nov.15. The grant is for $485,198, up from the $406,000 grant last year, when Take Care Utah’s network of ...</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> 58389379@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:30:57 MDT News roundup: Chances waning for GOP landslide this year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58363413-64/trib-utah-state-nytimes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58363413-64/trib-utah-state-nytimes.html.csp">News roundup: Chances waning for GOP landslide this year</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="2014-09-02T11:38:57.384-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chances waning for a GOP landslide this year. Lockhart not ruling out gubernatorial bid. 80% of Utahns want cops to wear body cameras. Happy Tuesday. We're now in the post-Labor Day homestretch, when campaigns really kick into gear but it appears Republicans are not going to have the landslide year they were hoping for, at least when it comes to the House. Top strategists for both parties see problems with fundraising, candidate recruitment and performance as the reason the GOP may pickup ...</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> 58363413@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:38:57 MDT Letter: Legislators show contempt for LGBT Utahns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352146-82/citizens-contempt-lgbt-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352146-82/citizens-contempt-lgbt-bill.html.csp">Letter: Legislators show contempt for LGBT Utahns</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:11:02.569-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charges filed this week against the “Capitol 13” made me consider just how much contempt some in our Legislature have for Utah’s LGBT citizens. Having citizens arrested because they have the audacity to demand their elected representatives consider their constituents’ concerns is evidence enough of this contempt. But the underlying reason for the charges is far more insidious. It must be remembered that the 13 were originally arrested because they requested their representatives debate a bill 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> 58352146@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Utahns increasingly optimistic about economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347662-79/bank-consumer-index-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347662-79/bank-consumer-index-state.html.csp">Utahns increasingly optimistic about economy</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="2014-08-28T16:42:02.492-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns head into the Labor Day weekend more optimistic than they’ve been in some time about the stability of their jobs and the strength of the state’s economy. Released earlier this week, Zions Bank’s Consumer Attitude Index rose 2.0 points from July to August, boosting the gain over the past 12 months to 18.5 points. Utah’s consumer confidence index is now up to 106.9, far better than the national average (92.4), which went up 2.1 points since July. “Consumer confidence in current economic c...</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> 58347662@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:42:02 MDT Some Utahns with home loans may be eligible for payments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58322707-78/loans-eligible-settlement-utahns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58322707-78/loans-eligible-settlement-utahns.html.csp">Some Utahns with home loans may be eligible for payments</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T10:02:44.181-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah homeowners who had home loans through Bank of America or Countrywide Financial may be eligible for compensation as part of a settlement announced Thursday by federal agencies. Utahns with loans that were not part of a 2012 settlement and who had federally backed loans may be eligible for balance reductions or new loans for the low-income, said Wade Farraway, an assistant Utah attorney general. For Utahns with loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, “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> 58322707@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:02:44 MDT Tuesday on TV: 2 Utahns are still competing to be the next 'Cake Boss' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58314467-63/abc-boss-cake-carter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58314467-63/abc-boss-cake-carter.html.csp">Tuesday on TV: 2 Utahns are still competing to be the next 'Cake Boss'</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="2014-08-19T17:12:02.768-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Five teams remain in the Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker (10 p.m., TLC) competition, including Utahns Kaiulani Delgado and Roxanne Bodell. Elsewhere on TV ... Extreme Weight Loss (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A 410-pound ex-Marine and a 380-pound caretaker attempt to lose weight. Food Fighters (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A homemaker competes against celebrity chefs. Matador (7, 8 and 10 p.m., El Rey): Tony is assigned to deliver a package. Rizzoli & Isles (7 and 9 p.m. TNT): Jane, still unable to return to duty...</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> 58314467@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:12:02 MDT News roundup: White House asks big biz for immigration reform help http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58308361-64/trib-utah-lake-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58308361-64/trib-utah-lake-county.html.csp">News roundup: White House asks big biz for immigration reform help</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="2014-08-18T07:27:34.145-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 07:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">White House looks to big biz on immigration reform. Missouri calls out the National Guard. Judge orders new primary in Millard County. Happy Monday. With immigration reform efforts mired in partisan gridlock, the White House is looking for more ways that President Barack Obama can go it alone through the use of executive orders and by convincing major U.S. companies to back the administration's moves. White House aides have meet with officials from Cisco, Intel and Accenture in hopes of a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308361@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:27:34 MDT Editorial: Utah should push for real corrections reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267802-82/prison-state-ideas-reform.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267802-82/prison-state-ideas-reform.html.csp">Editorial: Utah should push for real corrections reform</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.428-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Being sent to prison can ruin someone’s life. Which is sort of the point. Knowing that is supposed to discourage people from committing crimes. But sending someone to prison doesn’t necessarily do a lot to benefit the state that sent them. It costs the taxpayers a lot of money. It breaks up families, harming people — mostly children — who broke no law. It interrupts the educational and/or career path of people who, when they are released from custody, won’t be able to support themselves and 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> 58267802@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Consumer confidence picking up steam in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237367-79/percent-utah-confidence-index.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237367-79/percent-utah-confidence-index.html.csp">Consumer confidence picking up steam 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="2014-07-29T16:32:16.206-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 04:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Consumer confidence in Utah is as high as it’s been in the three years Zions Bank has been keeping track. The bank’s Utah Consumer Attitude Index went up 6.6 points between June and July, reaching an all-time high of 104.9. The national confidence level also jumped this month, by 4.5 points, but remained far behind Utah at 90.9. “Improvements in the labor market have had a significant positive impact on the health of Utah’s economy,” said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson. “Businesses ...</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> 58237367@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:32:16 MDT Wednesday on TV: Three Utahns still think they can dance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58214839-63/think-brooklyn-cbs-contestants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58214839-63/think-brooklyn-cbs-contestants.html.csp">Wednesday on TV: Three Utahns still think they can dance</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="2014-07-23T08:02:01.958-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">So You Think You Can Dance (7 p.m., Ch. 13) has whittled down the field to 16 dancers, and all three Utahns who made the Top 20 are still in the comptition. Tanisha Belnap, Brooklyn Decker, Marcquet Hill and the other remaining contestants will all perform in tonight's episode - and two more of them will be eliminated. Elsewhere on TV ... Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The Power of Veto competition is held. America's Got Talent (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The top 48 contestants are revealed. My Wild ...</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> 58214839@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:02:01 MDT