WASHINGTON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WASHINGTON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah’s Hatch longs for Senate’s good ol’ days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224778-90/senate-hatch-senators-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224778-90/senate-hatch-senators-washington.html.csp">Utah’s Hatch longs for Senate’s good ol’ days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T20:35:27.088-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 08:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Underneath the desks of the Senate majority and minority leaders are spittoons. I’m fairly sure that no sitting senators dip and spit these days — I haven’t seen a member of the world’s most deliberative body chewing tobacco recently — but the spittoons are still there. The Senate is all about tradition. When a senator dies, aides mask his desk with a black robe and lay white roses. The most junior senator must supply candy to his or her colleagues. Departing senators etch their na...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58224778@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:35:27 MDT No booze for D.C. folks? New Hampshire may fix law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230505-68/state-law-hampshire-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230505-68/state-law-hampshire-washington.html.csp">No booze for D.C. folks? New Hampshire may fix law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOLLY RAMER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T21:42:19.147-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concord, N.H. • New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation’s capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently told retailers they should accept Washington, D.C., driver’s licenses when determining a buyer’s age, even though state law does not explicitly include them and instead refers to licenses from “another state” or Canada. The issue came up this month when a Concord store...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582305052014-07-27T21:42:19.147-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T21:42:19.147-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58230505@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:42:19 MDT Obama uses food as populist prop while trying to connect with regular folks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207159-223/obama-president-regular-baskin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207159-223/obama-president-regular-baskin.html.csp">Obama uses food as populist prop while trying to connect with regular folks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Katie Zezima</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T11:17:18.411-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Has food — especially junk food — played as large a role in the messaging of any other presidential administration as it has in that of President Barack Obama? Obama, who has long complained about feeling hemmed in by the presidency, has made a habit lately of escaping the White House by walking down the street or skipping town and meeting with regular Americans who have written him letters or have some connection to an issue he plans to discuss. The common thread in almost all of t...</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> 58207159@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:18 MDT Utah Jazz: Trevor Booker brings toughness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58211924-87/booker-5.3-utah-court.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58211924-87/booker-5.3-utah-court.csp">Utah Jazz: Trevor Booker brings toughness</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T09:34:46.951-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Trevor Booker wants people to know that he’s a nice guy. Off the court, that is. “On the court, I’m focused. I’m going to do whatever I can to win. If that means knocking you out of the air, I’m going to do it,” he said Tuesday, as the newest member of the Utah Jazz met with reporters in Salt Lake City. “Off the court, I’m just a laid-back, chill guy. But when you get me on the court, I’m just an animal.” The Jazz front office wanted to add physicality to the team’s front court and they seem t...</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> 58211924@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:34:46 MDT Donald Trump to break ground for new D.C. hotel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215146-79/trump-hotel-donald-break.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215146-79/trump-hotel-donald-break.html.csp">Donald Trump to break ground for new D.C. hotel</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T09:26:01.429-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Donald Trump hopes to bring his signature brand of glitz to the nation’s capital with a new luxury hotel in the city’s third-tallest building. Trump plans to break ground Wednesday on a $200 million hotel that will transform the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capitol. The 115-year-old building includes a 315-foot observation tower that offers panoramic views of downtown Washington. It was under-utilized in recent years, housing small ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582151462014-07-23T09:26:01.429-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T09:26:01.429-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215146@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:26:01 MDT Utah football: Burning questions for Pac-12 Media Days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58211140-89/state-game-oregon-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58211140-89/state-game-oregon-pac.html.csp">Utah football: Burning questions for Pac-12 Media Days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">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="2014-07-22T21:59:43.393-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We know other Pac-12 media will ask about Utah quarterback Travis Wilson on Wednesday in Los Angeles, but what do Ute fans hope to learn about the other teams in the Pac-12? The Tribune’s Utah beat writers, Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper, throw some pertinent questions out there for consideration. Arizona • How young will the Wildcats be? Rich Rodriguez said in the spring he expects a high-impact freshman class to fill needs at quarterback, running back, defensive back — really, a lot of places....</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> 58211140@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:59:43 MDT Nominees announced for Washington County justice court vacancy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211683-78/county-washington-attorney-commission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211683-78/county-washington-attorney-commission.html.csp">Nominees announced for Washington County justice court vacancy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T07:25:57.726-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 07:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Washington County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Washington County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court. Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence: — Eric Russell Gentry, deputy county attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office, City of Santa Clara prosecutor, and City of Enterprise prosecutor; St. George. — Ronald L. Read, Read & Wright Naeg...</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> 58211683@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:25:57 MDT Washington Post: Democracy in the cross hairs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211057-82/district-gun-democracy-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211057-82/district-gun-democracy-washington.html.csp">Washington Post: Democracy in the cross hairs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:34:57.225-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">House Republicans who profess an allegiance to local democracy outdid themselves in the hypocrisy department last week as they trampled on the District of Columbia’s right to home rule. Not content with measures that restrict the District from using its locally raised tax dollars for abortions for low-income women, the Republican-controlled House also voted to roll back the city’s decriminalization of marijuana and gut city gun laws. It is now up to the Senate and President Obama to get rid of t...</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> 58211057@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:34:57 MDT Utah Jazz make Trevor Booker’s deal official http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58207409-87/booker-jazz-deal-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58207409-87/booker-jazz-deal-utah.html.csp">Utah Jazz make Trevor Booker’s deal official</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and tony jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:26.002-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his first three seasons in the NBA, Trevor Booker dealt with the frustration and disappointment of defeat in Washington, where the Wizards couldn’t break the 30-win mark. Last season, however, things clicked for a young and talented Washington squad that picked up 44 wins and ended a five-year playoff drought. Now Booker wants his new team to taste that success too. “I want to try to help this organization get to the same level,” the forward said. On Monday, Booker put pen to paper, making hi...</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> 58207409@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT Howling winds push massive Washington fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201210-68/fire-friday-homes-pateros.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201210-68/fire-friday-homes-pateros.html.csp">Howling winds push massive Washington fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MANUEL VALDES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:16:02.591-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Winthrop, Wash. • Howling winds pushed a massive wildfire in north-central Washington in new directions Saturday. Officials said there are no reports of injuries and only one more home was destroyed overnight by the lightning-caused wildfire. The wildfire that has blackened more than 260 square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle has calmed down near Pateros, where it destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. “It’s just starting ...</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> 58201210@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:16:02 MDT Washington Post: No relief on the debt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198018-82/debt-budget-cbo-gdp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198018-82/debt-budget-cbo-gdp.html.csp">Washington Post: No relief on the debt</a></h4>