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Since he was a teenager, Clint Anderson has heard voices that aren't there, struggling to differentiate between the real and imagined and discern when he is facing a threat versus a friend. The challe...

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Sugar House streetcar nears the endo of the line at Farimont Park Wednesday August 13.  It is only slightly faster than the nearby parallel bus, and pedestrians sometimes can outrace it. Far fewer people than projected are riding it. And it was expensive, $37 million. But officials still see it as a success and worth the price because of the economic development it has attracted. Definition change allows UTA to say all new rail lines doing well
    The Utah Transit Authority recently announced record ridership of 45.1 million boardings in 2014. But judging whether the UTA’s $2.5 billion rail-buil...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 10:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  
Michelle Turpin speaks during a party to show unity, love and celebrate all Utah families at Club Sound Wednesday June 26, 2013. Rolly: Utah ‘Capitol 13’ protester risked a lot to stand up for LGBT rights
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    Updated Apr 27 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner arrives at the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, in New York. ABC 's Diane Sawyer will interview the former Olympic champion and patriarch of the Kardashian television clan in a two-hour interview airing on Friday, April 24. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File) News roundup: Chaffetz welcomes Bruce Jenner to the GOP
    Chaffetz welcomes Bruce Jenner to the GOP. Herbert, legislative leaders to meet with Obama administration officials. Poll: 39 percent of SLC resident ...

    Updated Apr 27 2015 09:22 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Moudi Sbeity, Derek Kitchen, Kate Call, (Karen Archer did not attend), Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, (left to right)  who were plaintiffs in the original suit versus Utah, attend a press conference with their attorney Peggy Tomsic to comment on the 10th circuit court's ruling on their lawsuit in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Q&A: Could high court legalize gay marriage nationally? Could it end the practice in Utah?
    When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a landmark case that many expect will legalize same-sex marriage for the nation, Utah attorney ...
    Updated Apr 26 2015 06:01 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Justice Department, is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. If confirmed, Lynch would replace Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September after leading the Justice Department for six years. She is now the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. This is the first nomination hearing under the new Republican majority.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Orrin Hatch votes yes, Mike Lee votes no on confirmation of Loretta Lynch for attorney general
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  • FILE - In this April 26, 2014 file photo, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah speaks in Sandy, Utah. Bishop is demanding that the Obama administration hold off on new rules that would make it easier for Indian groups to win federal recognition as a tribe. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Utah congressman tells Obama administration: Hold off on Indian tribe rules
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Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans speaks after a hearing at the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, Friday April 10, 2015. The Utah Republican Party is suing the state over the law that beginning in next year's elections will allow a candidate to get on the primary ballot without going through the party conventions.The party sought a preliminary injunction blocking the law from going into effect but was that was denied by Judge David Nuffer. Utah GOP considers vetting candidates based on commitment to party’s principles
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Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, proposed establishing a network of marijuana greenhouses and dispensaries in Utah to be used for medicinal purposes. The bill failed by one vote in 2015. Utah senator appeals to legacy of his grandpa, a Mormon prophet, in medical marijuana video
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  • News roundup: Economic optimism fuels approval rating bump for Obama
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Budget
House passes Chaffetz bill to get tougher on tax delinquents
Updated Apr 20 2015 12:42 pm

Hey, Utah, it’s tax day Wednesday — time for bargains, stress, fatal crashes and many unhappy returns
Updated Apr 15 2015 11:03 am

Budget cuts, loss of 900 IRS jobs in Utah, mean delays, headaches for taxpayers
Updated Apr 09 2015 09:23 am

Guv signs two bills raising Utah taxes by more than $150 million
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:25 pm

Movin' on up: Senate passes bill to give pay raise to governor, other top state elected officials
Updated Mar 13 2015 07:30 pm

Legislature puts $1.5 million in public funds behind Aggie sports
Updated Mar 12 2015 07:00 am

Legislature backs big bump in student spending, smaller than guv wanted
Updated Mar 06 2015 01:06 pm

Revenues rosy as budget building begins
Updated Feb 19 2015 11:37 am

Utah’s mild winter brings (some) snow-removal savings
Updated Feb 16 2015 03:02 pm

Salary for Utah governor may see 36 percent bump
Updated Feb 13 2015 11:44 am


Crime
Legislature looks at training police receive to deal with mentally ill
Updated Apr 27 2015 03:41 pm

Swallow likely to get his state pension whatever happens in criminal case
Updated Apr 15 2015 11:46 am

Secret Service apologizes to Jason Chaffetz over embarrassing leak; probe underway
Updated Apr 06 2015 10:52 am

Police reform: How much does Utah need?
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:26 pm

Herbert gives OK for prison-site selection, signs bill trumping Salt Lake City drive-thru ordinance
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:32 pm

Utah governor signs 55 bills into law, brings back firing squad
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:07 pm

Central Utah town welcomes prison expansion
Updated Mar 23 2015 09:57 pm

Criminal justice reforms approved, drug possession to be a misdemeanor
Updated Mar 12 2015 10:38 pm

As victims cheer, Senate passes two bills targeting abusers
Updated Mar 12 2015 02:53 pm

Legislators ease restrictions on drone use by police
Updated Mar 19 2015 11:25 am


Culture
Group scolds Mormon apostle for ‘disparaging’ LGBT families
Updated Apr 09 2015 07:33 pm

Former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter, who was in politics ‘for the right reasons,’ dies after stroke
Updated Apr 18 2015 03:02 pm

Report: Utah women losing ground in poverty and opportunity
Updated Apr 09 2015 10:59 am

Utah man who wore polo to Obama meeting says he would’ve dressed up if he’d known
Updated Apr 09 2015 11:17 pm

Obama’s talk with Mormon leaders is latest in long string of closed-off meetings, media group says
Updated Apr 06 2015 09:37 pm

Utahns want to know: Why did Obama stay at the Sheraton?
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:38 pm

LGBT anti-discrimination bill clears Legislature, on its way to Utah governor
Updated Mar 28 2015 05:03 pm

Anti-discrimination bill clears Utah Senate in historic vote
Updated Mar 07 2015 10:34 am

Indian monument dedicated as part of UTA mitigation at site of ancient village
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:25 pm

Mormon leaders, LGBT groups trumpet new anti-bias bill as a ‘model’
Updated Mar 07 2015 05:36 pm


Elections
Local councils to spread word on county vote
Updated Apr 27 2015 10:47 am

First presidential candidate with a presence in Utah — Hillary Clinton
Updated Apr 24 2015 08:53 pm

Mormons are the most reliable Republicans, study shows
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:17 pm

Utah GOP considers vetting candidates based on commitment to party’s principles
Updated Apr 22 2015 05:32 pm

Salt Lake County has no time to waste in preparing for vote
Updated Apr 20 2015 02:26 pm

Ralph Becker gets 33 percent in Salt Lake City mayoral poll
Updated Apr 20 2015 12:44 pm

Herbert regrets GOP ‘infighting,’ believes party hopefuls will be on ’16 ballot
Updated Apr 16 2015 10:25 pm

Mia Love keeps campaign machine humming, raises more than $400,000 so far this year
Updated Apr 15 2015 10:47 pm

Dabakis drops out of Salt Lake City mayoral race
Updated Apr 15 2015 10:44 pm

Citizens United spending $200,000 on Mike Lee ads
Updated Apr 15 2015 11:41 am


Education
Legislature won’t override any of Herbert’s five vetoes
Updated Apr 20 2015 12:41 pm

Kirk Jowers leaving Hinckley Institute of Politics at U.
Updated Apr 16 2015 10:52 pm

Clock runs out on school board election compromise, solution could be left to judge
Updated Mar 13 2015 07:21 pm

Utah’s public schools got more funding during the 2015 Legislature, but still are not back up to pre-recession levels
Updated Mar 13 2015 05:00 pm

Lawmakers pass bill to discourage haves and have-nots after Utah school district splits
Updated Mar 11 2015 07:38 pm

If guv signs, opting in to sex-ed class would be law, not just policy
Updated Mar 19 2015 11:27 am

Lawmakers approve $75M property tax increase for schools
Updated Mar 12 2015 07:09 pm

Bill giving 25% of local per-student revenue to charters passes Senate
Updated Mar 11 2015 02:59 pm

Funding advances to renovate USU stadium, U.’s Orson Spencer Hall
Updated Mar 10 2015 04:05 pm

Is parade of ed-tech bills aimed at helping schools or vendors?
Updated Mar 09 2015 12:09 pm


Environment
Air Force agrees to $219,000 fine in alleged mercury cover-up
Updated Oct 15 2014 04:27 pm

Utah governor: No surprises, no monument — for now
Updated Oct 03 2014 02:33 pm


Health
Utah business groups, with Mia Love’s help, push for repeal of Obamacare tax
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:29 pm

Legislature tackles major issues — with one big exception
Updated Mar 19 2015 09:56 pm

Hope for Utah Medicaid decision is alive, but barely
Updated Mar 12 2015 04:21 pm

Final 2 days: What's left at the Utah Legislature
Updated Mar 11 2015 09:25 am

Medical marijuana defeated by one vote in Utah Senate; lawmakers still ‘intrigued’ by idea
Updated Mar 10 2015 04:04 pm

House changes rules after Dems attempt to force vote on Healthy Utah
Updated Mar 10 2015 04:05 pm

Utah lawmakers get premium state health care while debating what to give the poor
Updated Mar 09 2015 04:12 pm

Hatch’s Obamacare-bridge plan may be a way out for high-court conservatives
Updated Mar 14 2015 06:35 pm

E-cigarette regulation bill advances to Utah House
Updated Mar 09 2015 12:10 pm

Utah House again rejects guv’s health plan, passes its own
Updated Mar 06 2015 10:19 pm


Immigration
Orrin Hatch votes yes, Mike Lee votes no on confirmation of Loretta Lynch for attorney general
Updated Apr 23 2015 06:15 pm

Utah could get cash from Obama immigration orders to tune of $11M
Updated Apr 17 2015 08:34 am

How the path of the Utah immigration debate turned a corner
Updated Mar 19 2015 10:17 pm

Bill passes to raise fees for immigrant driving privilege cards in Utah
Updated Mar 05 2015 01:45 pm

Utah’s Mia Love ‘excited’ to block Obama’s immigration orders, suggests ousting McConnell if he can’t deliver votes
Updated Feb 27 2015 11:34 am

Utah Senate approves another new-driver test, pricier driving cards for immigrants
Updated Feb 24 2015 12:58 pm

Herbert: Congress needs to ‘get off fanny’ and pass immigration reform
Updated Feb 20 2015 09:46 pm

Immigrant drivers could face higher fees, more robust background checks
Updated Feb 18 2015 07:52 pm

Utah speeders and Obama’s immigration actions linked in AG hearing
Updated Jan 29 2015 08:06 pm

Salt Lake City top cop defends Obama on immigration
Updated Mar 06 2015 07:52 pm


Local
West Jordan ousts city attorney, draws scrutiny from prosecutors
Updated Apr 22 2015 03:46 pm

Salt Lake City issues water-shortage advisory
Updated Apr 15 2015 11:43 am

DA offices will be green, but not too green
Updated Apr 06 2015 09:29 pm

Deed: Nibley must remain a golf course or be returned to owners
Updated Apr 06 2015 10:53 am

Herbicide mistake at SLC Cemetery to cost $300,000-plus
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:25 pm

Utah County group aims to keep development, zoning decisions at local level
Updated Apr 10 2015 10:46 pm

Memo to Salt Lake County departments: Expect more audits
Updated Mar 19 2015 10:14 pm

Would Google Fiber bridge the digital divide in Salt Lake City?
Updated Mar 15 2015 09:32 am

Bill promises to bring ‘peace’ to fractious Salt Lake County communities
Updated Mar 14 2015 11:12 am

Prison bill has sweetener that seems tailor-made for Salt Lake City
Updated Mar 13 2015 10:56 pm


Poverty
At 79 and counting, Social Security faces some challenges of aging
Updated Apr 18 2015 05:14 pm

Program helps needy shop at Utah farmers markets
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:15 pm

‘I don’t want my daughter to see the struggles I went through’: Ogden program seeks to end Utah’s cycle of poverty
Updated Apr 01 2015 10:52 am

Pioneer Park Coalition schism again chalked up as miscommunication over homeless housing
Updated Feb 26 2015 10:38 pm

Pioneer Park Coalition sees another resignation, more member confusion
Updated Feb 24 2015 04:59 pm

Utah lawmakers kill bill to raise pay for tipped workers
Updated Feb 20 2015 11:30 am

Service provider resigns from Pioneer Park Coalition, saying group’s goal is ‘relocation’ of homeless
Updated Feb 18 2015 10:20 pm

Housing for the homeless: a scrum for site selection
Updated Feb 17 2015 07:34 am

Payday loan restriction bill defeated
Updated Feb 13 2015 11:44 am

City Council skeptical of mayor’s homeless commission
Updated Jan 22 2015 10:01 pm


Security
Snowden journalist visits U., says goal of the NSA is to ‘eliminate all private communications’
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:24 pm

Iran deal not tough enough, say Utah’s Republicans in Congress
Updated Apr 03 2015 10:15 pm

Utah's Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch sign GOP letter to Iran; White House furious
Updated Mar 09 2015 07:19 pm

Utah’s Hatch earns prime seat for Netanyahu speech to Congress
Updated Mar 03 2015 09:45 pm

Utah’s Air Force test range expansion questioned, but endorsed
Updated Feb 23 2015 12:07 pm

Utah’s Hatch seeks flexibility, including ground troops, for Obama to fight ISIS
Updated Mar 02 2015 06:22 pm

Utah’s Stewart named to Intelligence Committee
Updated Jan 15 2015 11:58 am


Transportation
Definition change allows UTA to say all new rail lines doing well
Updated Apr 27 2015 10:48 am

Salt Lake City’s cheap transit pass survives — with major changes
Updated Apr 27 2015 10:45 am

UTA to offer students unlimited summer transit pass
Updated Apr 24 2015 12:00 pm

After Chaffetz complaint, TSA to add officers to speed security at SLC airport
Updated Apr 21 2015 09:45 pm

Bridge over Utah Lake and new freeway among controversial proposals for Utah County
Updated Apr 21 2015 10:23 pm

Prison move prompts Bluffdale, Tooele County to seek state takeover of pricey road projects
Updated Apr 22 2015 03:45 pm

Funding plans may make Bangerter Highway, U.S. 89 more like true freeways
Updated Apr 20 2015 12:43 pm

Utah road deaths are up, but officials say higher speed limits not the cause
Updated Apr 17 2015 10:42 pm

UDOT, UTA see bright financial future, thanks to new tax-hike law
Updated Apr 20 2015 12:40 pm

UTA brass will get bonuses, but how much remains a mystery
Updated Apr 15 2015 11:44 am

Welfare