WALKER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WALKER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Texas basketball player Walker suspended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58406427-77/walker-texas-assault-campus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58406427-77/walker-texas-assault-campus.html.csp">Texas basketball player Walker suspended</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM VERTUNO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:23:00.316-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Texas guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault of a woman at a campus residence hall. According to campus police, authorities were called to the dorm Wednesday night, where the woman reported being assaulted by Walker, who she described as her boyfriend. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and a warrant was issued for Walker’s arrest on a charge of assault with injury/dating violence, a clas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584064272014-09-12T23:23:00.316-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T23:23:00.316-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406427@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:23:00 MDT Lee hires tea party strategist who tried to take out Hatch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58394625-90/com-effort-freedomworks-hatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58394625-90/com-effort-freedomworks-hatch.html.csp">Lee hires tea party strategist who tried to take out Hatch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T20:19:54.729-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 08:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A tea-party strategist who tried two years ago to defeat Sen. Orrin Hatch — and helped topple Sen. Bob Bennett before that — will now be a key architect in the re-election effort of Hatch’s colleague, Sen. Mike Lee. Lee has hired Russ Walker, the national political director of the tea party umbrella group FreedomWorks, to serve in the same role for Lee’s 2016 campaign. FreedomWorks spent nearly $1 million in 2012 trying to unseat Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Walker was at the forefront 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> 58394625@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:19:54 MDT Draper honors police Sgt. Derek Johnson on anniversary of his slaying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358501-78/johnson-draper-police-derek.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358501-78/johnson-draper-police-derek.html.csp">Draper honors police Sgt. Derek Johnson on anniversary of his slaying</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T11:02:58.037-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Shante Johnson was in seventh grade when she began leaving notes from a secret admirer in the locker of her husband-to-be. “Derek and I are soulmates,” she said tearfully Monday night, one year after Draper Sgt. Derek Johnson was gunned down at the end of a graveyard shift. “I don’t think many 12-year-olds make it to the altar of eternity and stay that way.” After a year of somber, heartbreaking services, Monday’s memorial brought both laughter and tears to the 200 friends, relatives, colleagu...</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> 58358501@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:02:58 MDT Obama: ‘Revving’ economy calls for minimum-wage hike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58362201-68/obama-economic-labor-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58362201-68/obama-economic-labor-public.html.csp">Obama: ‘Revving’ economy calls for minimum-wage hike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T20:03:53.624-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 08:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milwaukee • President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. “America deserves a raise,” he told a union crowd in Milwaukee, vowing to keep a hard sell on Congress in much the way he once courted his wife. “I just wore her down,” he cracked. Timing his push to Labor Day, the traditional start o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583622012014-09-01T20:03:53.624-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-01T20:03:53.624-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58362201@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:03:53 MDT Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351745-68/prison-soviets-walker-sailor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351745-68/prison-soviets-walker-sailor.html.csp">Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Butner, N.C. • A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner. The cause of death was not released. He was 77. Walker was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in 1985 to passing secrets to the Soviets while he was a shipboard...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517452014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351745@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:02:02 MDT 2016 GOP hopefuls face legal woes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304340-68/perry-republican-texas-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304340-68/perry-republican-texas-political.html.csp">2016 GOP hopefuls face legal woes</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T19:28:01.923-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 07:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">AUSTIN, Texas • As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles back at home. The latest is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who following his indictment on two felony charges, is staring at the most serious accusations of wrongdoing by a prominent Republican governor openly considering ...</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> 58304340@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:28:01 MDT Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246019-79/law-union-walker-bargaining.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246019-79/law-union-walker-bargaining.html.csp">Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT BAUER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:21:02.288-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madison, Wis. • The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence. The 5-2 ruling upholds the signature policy achievement of Walker in its entirety and is a major victory for the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, who is seeking re-election this year. The ruling also marks the end of the three-y...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460192014-07-31T09:21:02.288-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:21:02.288-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246019@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:21:02 MDT Preliminary hearing set for Utah cop killer’s alleged accomplice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58237689-78/walker-johnson-vaillancourt-hearing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58237689-78/walker-johnson-vaillancourt-hearing.html.csp">Preliminary hearing set for Utah cop killer’s alleged accomplice</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="2014-07-29T20:39:10.625-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 08:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan • Prosecutors were ready to make a deal Tuesday with the woman who watched as Timothy Troy Walker shot and killed a Draper police officer. But as Traci Vaillancourt stood at her lawyer’s side, Tuesday, the offer unravelled. Instead, a preliminary hearing date was set for Sept. 30, at which time prosecutors will present what evidence they have in the case against Vaillancourt, who was charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of second-degree felony obstructing justice. The 35-...</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> 58237689@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:39:10 MDT Park School — Will historic piece of Draper’s past have a future? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191765-78/draper-park-historic-building.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191765-78/draper-park-historic-building.html.csp">Park School — Will historic piece of Draper’s past have a future?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T14:31:47.726-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • The mayor says he’s optimistic that city leaders will give more time for efforts to prevent Draper’s historic Park School from being torn down. The city, which owns the building, has sent a formal demolition request to Draper’s Historic Preservation Commission, starting a review that could lead to the razing of the aging brick structure as early as September. The Draper Park School, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its spot in pioneer history and its Classical Revi...</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> 58191765@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:31:47 MDT Drug offender serving life term hoping for clemency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201697-68/walker-drug-drugs-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201697-68/walker-drug-drugs-federal.html.csp">Drug offender serving life term hoping for clemency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SHARON COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T19:23:29.431-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 07:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Greenville, Ill. • From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he’d die in prison. Arrested and jailed at 25, then sent to prison two years later, Walker couldn’t imagine spending his life behind bars for dealing drugs. But the years passed, his appeals failed and nothing changed. Now, after 17½ years, Walker may have his best shot at freedom. The Obama administration — responding to mounting concerns about decades of harsh penalties and overcrowded prisons — recently announced it will...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582016972014-07-19T19:23:29.431-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T19:23:29.431-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201697@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:23:29 MDT Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201212-68/walker-says-drug-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201212-68/walker-says-drug-federal.html.csp">Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SHARON COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:18:02.589-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Greenville, Ill. • From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he would die in prison. Arrested and jailed at 25, then sent to prison more than two years later, Walker couldn’t imagine spending his life behind bars for dealing drugs. He told himself this wasn’t the end, that someday he’d be released. But the years passed, his appeals failed and nothing changed. Now, after 17½ years as an inmate, Walker may have his best shot at freedom. The Obama administration — responding to mounting ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582012122014-07-19T11:18:02.589-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T11:18:02.589-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201212@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:18:02 MDT