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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Former Utah Gov. Olene Walker speaks upon receiving the Mary Schubach McCarthey Lifetime Achievement Award during the YWCA Leader Luncheon at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. ‘Sweet,’ ‘tough’ Olene Walker was a pioneer and an advocate for bettering lives in Utah
    Olene Walker, Utah’s first and only female governor, leaves many namesake legacies — from an institute of politics and public service at Weber State U...
    Updated Nov 28 2015 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • County health officials warn of food poisoning
    Those Thanksgiving leftovers will look luscious in the days to come, but looks could be painfully deceiving if the food isn’t handled right. “We’re is...
    Updated Nov 28 2015 12:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  Tribune file photo)    Undocumented Deyvid (formerly David) Morales attends school at Salt Lake Community College as he awaits the outcome of a pending deportation hearing against the backdrop of a new policy by the Obama administration. Utah activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants
    Just as novelists often base their books on personal experiences, Deyvid Morales, 24, is using his often-in-Utah-headlines immigration battles to writ...
    Updated Nov 28 2015 04:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah airport ranks No. 6 in nation for healthy food
    Salt Lake City International Airport just flew to a No. 6 ranking nationally for healthy food — its highest ever — among the nation’s 30 busiest airpo...
    Updated Nov 27 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: Maybe we should do a little more thanks-living — every day
    As we all celebrated Thursday the annual holiday set aside for giving thanks for our good fortunes and coming together in peace as a community, we sho...
    Updated Nov 27 2015 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • AP File Photo Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch may be the biggest obstacle to passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership because of his push for stronger protections for drug companies. Once an Obama ally on trade deal, Utah’s Hatch may fight latest proposal
    Washington • When President Barack Obama made a whirlwind visit to Utah in April, he took a few minutes to praise Sen. Orrin Hatch for his help in pus...
    Updated Nov 26 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jennifer Carter holds her 7 year old daughter Ryle as they react to getting a tour of one of the kitchens that residents at The Road Home’s new Community Winter Shelter will be able to use to cook for their families, Wednesday, November 25, 2015. The Road Home opens new Community Winter Shelter in Midvale
    About 300 families have something to be thankful for this season with the opening of the Midvale Community Winter Shelter just in time to provide warm...
    Updated Nov 28 2015 12:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   A federal court ruling has clarified that a prohibition on unaffiliated voters participating in party primaries applies only to Republicans and Constitution Party members. Democrats can keep their primaries open to the state’s 617,000 independent voters. Utah Dems will be able to include independent voters in primaries
    Democrats will be allowed to let unaffiliated voters cast ballots in their June primaries, according to state elections officials, a reversal from the...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   “Leadership is not just managing,’ said Overstock chairman Jonathan Johnson, who pitched his hat in the ring for 2016 gubernatorial race. The Utah Republican Party held its annual convention, primarily to adopt changes to their constitution and bylaws to comply with the SB54 (Count My Vote) law for the 2016 election, Saturday, August 15, 2015. GOP Utah governor candidate Johnson to debate Democratic lawmaker Dabakis
    A Republican candidate for governor says he’s debating a Democratic lawmaker because Gov. Gary Herbert won’t debate him this year ahead of the 2016 el...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Classroom bias is nothing new, but the response may be different
    A Washington Post editorial that ran in The Salt Lake Tribune recently about bias in the classroom condemned the brutal assault of a black high school...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 09:17 am   |     |   Share
  • Rep. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a Tea Party town hall meeting at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Poll: Half of Utahns approve of Hatch’s job, 46% of Lee’s performance
    Washington • A slight majority of Utahns approve of Sen. Orrin Hatch’s job performance while 46 percent say the same about Sen. Mike Lee, according to...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 11, 2013 file photo, a man drinks a Starbucks beverage in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Starbucks liquor license may be up to Legislature
    Starbucks may sell premade pastries and sandwiches in addition to lattes and cappuccinos, but should the small shops with limited kitchen space and eq...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County mayor, wants to collecting a tax originally levied to build the county jail. Salt Lake County set to adopt budget with small tax hike
    Salt Lake County Council members will take one last shot Tuesday at trying to limit the impacts of — what to call it? — a tax increase or a tax contin...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Treasurer Richard K. Ellis speaks during the Utah Republican Party Organizing Convention at the South Towne Expo Saturday May 18, 2013. Herbert gets three names to fill state treasurer vacancy
    Republican party officials picked three possible replacements for Utah State Treasurer Richard Ellis on Saturday, with former congressional candidate ...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder speaks to audience in the Salt Lake County Council chambers about the results of the Salt Lake City Homeless Service Site Evaluation Commission in a joint session of the Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County homeless commissions Monday Nov. 23 in which various plans for homeless facilities were discussed and voted on.  He favored the scattered facilities with services concept. City and county to seek $27 million for homeless shelters, services
    A new “scattered” model for small homeless shelters was approved Monday by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s commission on homelessness and, togethe...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Herbert wishes he’d vetoed SB54; GOP may be in trouble
    Gov. Gary Herbert says that, in hindsight, he wishes he had vetoed a sweeping election overhaul that the Legislature passed in 2014 and instead let a ...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Osmond steps down from Senate and UCAT consideration
    Just 10 days after being picked to lead Utah’s network of technical colleges, Sen. Aaron Osmond announced that he is stepping away from the job and al...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 08:13 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Helen Taylor and her three-year-old daughter Kyrah, outside the Road Home, where they currently live, in Salt Lake City, Thursday, November 19, 2015. Plan calls for smaller homeless shelters scattered throughout Salt Lake area
    The Road Home shelter would remain where it is, but new, smaller homeless facilities would be located in various neighborhoods throughout Salt Lake Ci...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 11:48 am   |     |   Share
  • President Barack Obama, left, reacts after National Governors Association Vice Chairman, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, right, was hit with a microphone during a meeting with the executive committee of the National Governors Association in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. At center is National Governors Association Chairman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) White House sends Utah Gov. Gary Herbert a letter about Syrian refugees
    The day after Gov. Gary Herbert voiced his support for more rigorous refugee screening, the White House sent governors a letter lauding the process th...
    Updated Nov 21 2015 09:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   UDOT and Peloton Technology host a live demonstration of new ’connected vehicle’ technology. The system which allows two semi-trucks to platoon together, similar to drafting off a bicycle, were demonstrated along I-80 North of Tooele. The two trucks connect within 30 to 100 feet of each depending on conditions, simultaneously brake, accelerate and react to road hazards up to 800 feet away in order to reduce fuel costs and increase safety by cutting down on reaction time in braking. Semitrucks tailgating? No, they’re drafting to save fuel
    Motorists on Utah freeways may have noticed during the past year some semitrucks tailgating oh so closely to other big rigs. They actually were testi...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 11:38 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)    Gov. Gary Herbert has solid approval ratings one year before he faces voters, according to a new national poll. The state-by-state survey puts him as the 11th most popular governor. Utah guv’s approval strong, but not tops in the nation
    About a year before Gov. Gary Herbert will be up for re-election, more than six out of 10 Utahns support the job he is doing. It’s the 11th-highest le...
    Updated Nov 20 2015 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune File Photo)    Salt Lake County Councilman Randy Horiuchi. Rolly: Randy Horiuchi was more than a loyal, jovial, friendly politician — he was my brother
    Longtime Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen was an office secretary for the Utah Democratic Party when her boss, then-party Chairman Randy Horiuch...
    Updated Nov 22 2015 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • James Evans ï Utah Republican chairman Utah elections boss says candidates can gather signatures to get on the ballot
    The Utah Republican Party cannot prevent office-seekers from gathering signatures to secure a spot on the primary election ballot, according to a form...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 11:43 am   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Five things that could still cause a government shutdown
    Five things that could still cause a government shutdown. More resignations expected at UTA. Poll: Ben Carson leads in Utah. Happy Friday. The bipar...

    Updated Nov 23 2015 11:40 am   |     |   Share


Salt Lake County set to adopt budget with small tax hike
Updated Nov 23 2015 10:49 pm

State pays $1.3 million to victims of crashes on washed-out road
Updated Nov 18 2015 11:22 am

Top Utah officials recommend review of caps on state liability
Updated Nov 16 2015 11:24 am

Group agrees on need to preserve Utah State Fair, spruce up fairgrounds
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Utah’s Mia Love to pay back flight tab, second time this year
Updated Nov 10 2015 09:34 am

Utah House members unified against budget deal
Updated Oct 29 2015 11:25 am

State revenues robust, but online sales siphoning tax
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McAdams: Criminal-justice reform key to 2016 Salt Lake County budget
Updated Oct 21 2015 08:09 am

Scary news coming to some Utahns in property tax notices
Updated Oct 12 2015 08:12 am

Boeing unveils all-Utah-built airplane tail four months in the making
Updated Sep 25 2015 10:58 pm

FBI clears Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams in contracts probe
Updated Nov 20 2015 08:26 am

Once site secured, new Utah prison will begin with lines of dirt-filled trucks
Updated Nov 07 2015 12:30 pm

Utah’s Mike Lee touts bipartisan cooperation
Updated Nov 05 2015 08:55 pm

Utah’s Chaffetz files impeachment articles against IRS commissioner
Updated Oct 27 2015 09:06 pm

Becker and Biskupski differ on use of police deadly force
Updated Oct 26 2015 09:55 pm

Utah drunken-driving deaths nearly doubled last year
Updated Oct 22 2015 08:05 am

Utah latest red state grappling with death penalty
Updated Oct 22 2015 08:01 am

Embattled Utah Democrat Justin Miller pleads guilty to fraud, gives up House seat
Updated Oct 09 2015 11:11 pm

Convict named Utah’s county commissioner of the year
Updated Oct 09 2015 10:53 pm

Timeline of the scandal
Updated Oct 09 2015 10:34 pm

‘Sweet,’ ‘tough’ Olene Walker was a pioneer and an advocate for bettering lives in Utah
Updated Nov 28 2015 11:02 pm

Utah Boy Scout donations plummet, will bring layoffs
Updated Nov 13 2015 11:06 am

Utah Effect: Watch out, people, you’re outnumbered by turkeys
Updated Nov 24 2015 09:31 pm

Starbucks liquor license may be up to Legislature
Updated Nov 24 2015 10:23 pm

Utah gay group questions delay of Boy Scout troop sponsorship
Updated Nov 17 2015 08:23 am

Same-sex foster parents, state petition court to reverse order to give up infant
Updated Nov 12 2015 10:50 pm

Lawmakers meet in Utah to draw blueprint for constitutional convention
Updated Nov 10 2015 10:50 pm

Refugees thank Gov. Herbert for center focused on job training, English courses
Updated Nov 11 2015 08:38 am

120 languages now spoken in Salt Lake County homes
Updated Nov 04 2015 07:36 am

Another move coming to dump daylight saving time
Updated Nov 02 2015 04:08 pm

Biskupski wants meeting with Mormon leaders on new policy, broader issues
Updated Nov 11 2015 07:48 am

Utah Dems will be able to include independent voters in primaries
Updated Nov 25 2015 08:50 pm

Poll: Half of Utahns approve of Hatch’s job, 46% of Lee’s performance
Updated Nov 24 2015 10:25 pm

Herbert gets three names to fill state treasurer vacancy
Updated Nov 24 2015 11:00 am

Herbert wishes he’d vetoed SB54; GOP may be in trouble
Updated Nov 24 2015 11:03 am

Utah elections boss says candidates can gather signatures to get on the ballot
Updated Nov 23 2015 11:43 am

Utah guv’s approval strong, but not tops in the nation
Updated Nov 20 2015 10:40 pm

SLC Council to Biskupski: No money for transition
Updated Nov 19 2015 04:23 pm

Judge’s ruling may leave independent voters out in the cold
Updated Nov 19 2015 04:21 pm

Law would end 2-week wait for Utah election updates
Updated Nov 19 2015 04:22 pm

Small Utah college with big political ties is going under
Updated Oct 23 2015 12:06 pm

Redrawing state school-board districts considered
Updated Aug 21 2015 07:47 pm

Legislature won’t override any of Herbert’s five vetoes
Updated Aug 20 2015 08:32 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

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

Once an Obama ally on trade deal, Utah’s Hatch may fight latest proposal
Updated Nov 26 2015 01:06 pm

Utah experts: Loopholes and gaps in oversight allow massive insurance fraud
Updated Oct 28 2015 10:15 pm

Rep. Mia Love named to panel investigating Planned Parenthood
Updated Oct 23 2015 10:00 pm

Advocates keep up pressure for Medicaid expansion
Updated Oct 21 2015 09:20 pm

Herbert leaves health reform to a Legislature that has shunned earlier attempts
Updated Oct 15 2015 11:11 pm

Utah House GOP deals death blow to latest health care plan
Updated Oct 14 2015 09:54 am

Utah Medicaid expansion plan likely doomed
Updated Oct 13 2015 04:48 pm

One-third of Utah lawmakers have connections to health care industry
Updated Oct 12 2015 12:27 pm

Lawmakers get earful on Medicaid expansion plan
Updated Oct 09 2015 10:48 pm

Ann Romney opens up about battle with MS in new book
Updated Oct 05 2015 12:22 pm

Utah activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants
Updated Nov 28 2015 04:32 pm

Most Utah GOP House members push for hold on Syrian refugees
Updated Nov 19 2015 04:20 pm

Utah’s members of Congress want to halt Syrian refugee program now
Updated Nov 18 2015 01:06 pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says state will still accept Syrian refugees; 27 peers say no
Updated Nov 17 2015 10:44 am

Study: better coordination of services to Utah refugees needed
Updated Sep 25 2015 08:00 am

Utah congresswoman, daughter of immigrants, attends naturalization ceremony
Updated Aug 25 2015 12:29 pm

More states following Utah’s lead to license undocumented-immigrant drivers
Updated Aug 19 2015 07:33 am

A batch of young new citizens is minted in Utah
Updated Aug 17 2015 11:27 am

Two Utah top cops oppose making local police immigration agents
Updated Aug 06 2015 08:51 am

New SLC police chief to Latinos: ‘We will not ask you to prove if you are American’
Updated Jul 09 2015 10:49 pm

West Jordan Councilman to sue city, colleagues
Updated Nov 17 2015 10:24 pm

Draper gives final OK to lucrative car dealership incentives
Updated Nov 18 2015 11:21 am

Construction next door took toll on Capitol Theatre facade
Updated Nov 13 2015 09:09 am

Draper settles lawsuit over 11 p.m. cap on soccer arena operation
Updated Nov 12 2015 04:02 pm

Sugar House apartment project would bring impacts — not impact fees
Updated Oct 29 2015 10:35 pm

Salt Lake County planning district created over ski resort objections
Updated Oct 29 2015 10:33 pm

McAdams softens retirement-reduction plan for Salt Lake County employees
Updated Oct 29 2015 11:05 am

Salt Lake County mayor, sheriff battle over pay plan
Updated Oct 26 2015 10:13 pm

North Salt Lake passes ordinance it hopes will stem problems with landslides
Updated Oct 21 2015 12:05 pm

County’s CAT Labs to close on Nov. 13
Updated Oct 16 2015 12:03 pm

The Road Home opens new Community Winter Shelter in Midvale
Updated Nov 28 2015 12:59 pm

City and county to seek $27 million for homeless shelters, services
Updated Nov 23 2015 10:33 pm

45,000 Utahns could not pay off payday loans last year
Updated Oct 12 2015 01:24 pm

Rescued: One man’s story of salvation at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake
Updated Sep 09 2015 10:24 pm

Volunteers of America to build new homeless shelter for youth
Updated Sep 08 2015 02:59 pm

SLC councilman says INN Between homeless hospice ‘found loopholes’ in order to open
Updated Aug 21 2015 11:59 am

In new poll, voters say homelessness a ‘major problem’ in downtown Salt Lake City
Updated Aug 18 2015 04:24 pm

Is 500 West Salt Lake City’s new Pioneer Park?
Updated Aug 01 2015 09:00 pm

Salt Lake County’s free computer labs staying open, for now
Updated Jul 07 2015 11:40 pm

Outfitters fear Obama-ordered wage hike could sink their rafts
Updated Jun 10 2015 10:19 pm

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart calls Edward Snowden a traitor
Updated Oct 13 2015 10:48 pm

America is key to world peace, two ambassadors tell Utah audience
Updated Oct 14 2015 09:05 am

Utahns sue over government spying during 2002 Olympics
Updated Aug 20 2015 07:39 am

Rocky Anderson threatens suit over alleged spying during 2002 Olympics
Updated Aug 11 2015 09:37 pm

Ex-Qwest CEO: Likely the NSA snatched emails, calls during Salt Lake Olympics
Updated Jul 29 2015 10:28 pm

Utahns in Congress angry over Iran deal
Updated Sep 15 2015 06:37 pm

Senate passes Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s domestic spying reforms
Updated Jun 02 2015 10:23 pm

White House urges passage of Lee’s anti-spying bill after NSA ruling
Updated May 08 2015 09:12 am

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

Semitrucks tailgating? No, they’re drafting to save fuel
Updated Nov 23 2015 11:38 am

UTA resignations by Killpack, Allen may be coming
Updated Nov 19 2015 09:39 pm

UTA board member resigns after controversial Swiss trip
Updated Nov 18 2015 11:11 pm

UTA board adopts enhanced ethics rules
Updated Nov 19 2015 09:26 pm

Even with new taxes, state has $7.3 billion shortfall for transportation projects
Updated Nov 19 2015 04:23 pm

UTA says it didn’t know about latest Swiss trip — led by current, former UTA officials
Updated Nov 17 2015 11:01 pm

Sandy sidetracks controversial development on UTA land
Updated Nov 12 2015 04:02 pm

I-15 near St. George will get an 80-mph zone
Updated Nov 10 2015 10:10 pm

UTA vows to earn public trust in wake of mixed election results
Updated Nov 04 2015 10:43 pm

Sugar House streetcar extension passed over for federal funds
Updated Nov 02 2015 04:09 pm