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After being shelved during the last legislative session, the clash over a statewide anti-discrimination law will likely be aired during the upcoming session. Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund said...

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Elected office-holders and political officials gather to honor the career and retirement of Salt Lake County Councilman Randy Horiuchi at an event that included a video tribute and remarks by Utah Governor Gary Herbert plus the announcement of the Randy Horiuchi Political Fellowship at Westminster College where Horiuchi has been an adjunct professor in presidential election years. Humor abounds as Horiuchi retires
    Everything that made Randy Horiuchi such a flamboyant figure in Salt Lake County politics for a quarter century was on display as the Democrat wrapped...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTA budget restores some holiday service
    The Utah Transit Authority board on Wednesday approved a 2015 budget that increases service hours by 2 percent — but takes nearly $10 million from res...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Morgan County has nation’s 12th lowest poverty rate
    Of 3,142 counties in the United States, Utah’s Morgan County has the 12th lowest poverty rate, according to estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. C...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz will have unilateral subpoena power and a team of investigators at his beck and call in his new role as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) Chaffetz: Oversight will actively probe Obama administration
    Washington • When Rep. Jason Chaffetz takes over as Congress’ lead investigator in January, the Obama administration should brace for a slew of probes...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:40 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Children hold signs protesting a proposed location to move the state prison to in West Jordan, Friday Dec. 5, 2014. West Jordan, South Jordan and Herriman cities held the joint press conference to discuss their opposition to a  proposed relocation of the state prison to West Jordan. The proposed location is 9000 South and 7300 West. Most Utahns want prison to stay put, poll shows
    If state leaders needed any more evidence that moving the prison out of Draper is politically difficult, they just got it. A new poll, commissioned by...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2011.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Why Mike Lee needs to be Robin to Ted Cruz’s Batman
    Prison search to expand. Least productive Congress ends. Lee takes heat from GOP. Happy Wednesday. The least productive Congress of the modern era e...

    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • West Valley OKs police body camera project
    West Valley City • The police department in Utah’s second-largest city will soon be fully outfitted with body cameras. The City Council on Tuesday ni...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The House Republicans choose Rep. Greg Hughes, left, as the new House Speaker during a closed election meeting at the Utah State Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. At right is house speaker Rep. James Dunnigan. House GOP goes to school on most pressing state issues
    Republican members of the Utah House spent a full day delving into the most pressing issues of the upcoming legislative session, including health insu...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Members of the Utah Symphony performed classics from the Disney songbook during a Deer Valley Music Festival's  Salt Lake County OKs nearly $10M in ZAP tax grants
    The largest arts organizations in Salt Lake County are likely to get a bit more money in 2015 from the Zoo Arts and Parks (ZAP) tax. Salt Lake County ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r Mary Bishop, Arlyn Bradshaw, Randy Horiuchi and Dan Snarr laugh at the quip of Jenny Wilson directed at Dan Snarr and his handlebar mustache at the Salt Lake County Democratic convention, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at West Jordan Middle School. Rolly: When is award bad news for Utah Republican? When it comes from a left-leaning group
    Some may call it a case of strange bedfellows. Some may see it as the kiss of death for a Republican politician in Utah County. The progressive Allia...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 07:27 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  | Tribune file photo)  
Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, are being hammered by conservatives for their failed weekend strategy opposing Obama's immigration changes. Critics say the effort opened the door on confirmation of nominees who otherwise wouldn't have been approved. Lee defends weekend move, denies opening door on Obama nominees
    Washington • Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s office is pushing back against a volley of criticism from conservatives that his unsuccessful effort with Sen. Ted C...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 08:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Matt Canham  | The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker speaks against possible prison relocation sites within city limits on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. State leaders plan to put new sites on prison list
    The Prison Relocation Commission is looking to expand its list of top contenders after two cities found ways to sidestep the process and others are ve...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)  
Rocky Anderson, former Salt Lake City mayor, says he will not run in next year's election against Mayor Ralph Becker. Rocky Anderson will not run against Ralph Becker for Salt Lake City mayor
    Former two-term Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson will not run for his old seat at City Hall in 2015. Although he had batted the notion around last ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 01:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2011.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Sen. Mike Lee looks good in poll by conservative group
    Another prison site falls off the list. A poll to make Mike Lee smile. Lie of the year. Happy Tuesday. The Club for Growth, a conservative group tha...

    Updated Dec 16 2014 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Valley City proposes changing developer impact fees
    West Valley City is refiguring the impact fees that it charges land developers to help pay for new growth-induced facilities such as parks, roads, and...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • (Matt Canham  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

About 50 residents from Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain packed a meeting of the Prison Relocation Commission on Wednesday December 3, 2014. Two of the six sites under consideration are in or near their fast-growing cities. Commission has misgivings about Utah prison site finalists
    The Prison Relocation Commission finds itself in a bit of a conundrum. Key members strongly disagree with three of the six sites under consideration, ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Budget winners include gassy cows and kids who like salt
    Lee’s budget tactics backfire. Lyon leaves Dem post. The Last Leg. Happy Monday. The winners from the congressional budget fight that ended last wee...

    Updated Dec 16 2014 05:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah campuses rank low in sexual-health resources
    Utah universities rank among the nation’s worst when it comes to accessibility to sexual-health resources and information available to students on cam...
    Updated Dec 14 2014 11:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lee Davidson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

A tour of legislators and staff look at overview near new Seep Ridge Road in Uintah County. Officials hope road could be part of highway directly connecting western national parks. Environmentalists say the parks-highway plan is a ruse to benefit the oil and gas industry. Vision for ‘national parks highway’ has Grand County hole
    For fellow legislators touring the remote Book Cliffs, Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, draws an imaginary map on his hand to outline a dream that he...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 11:20 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Sara Al-Janabi, a refugee from Bagdad Iraq, received a Certificate of Achievement Award during the 4th Annual Celebration of Women of the World on Saturday. Utah refugee women celebrated for seizing chance to learn, work
    The temptation for many women refugees transplanted into a culture they don’t understand is to keep their worlds small, centered in the home. On Satur...
    Updated Dec 14 2014 09:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, as the Senate considers a spending bill. The House has passed an additional stopgap spending to make certain the government doesn't shut down at midnight Saturday when current funding authority runs out. The move would give the Senate additional time to process a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) In budget fight, Utah’s Mike Lee forces Senate vote on immigration
    Washington • Sen. Mike Lee of Utah helped push the Senate into a rare weekend session, obstructing what congressional leaders had hoped would be smoot...
    Updated Dec 13 2014 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks during a press conference on November 12, 2014. Governor Herbert wants to tax e-cigarette sales in Utah, bring in $10M
    Buried in Gov. Gary Herbert's budget blueprint is a proposal that is sure to have the users of e-cigarettes fuming. In a footnote on page 22 of his ou...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 08:30 am   |     |   Share
  • After four years, Utah Democratic director moving on
    After four years in the trenches, Matt Lyon is leaving the post of director of the Utah Democratic Party. And despite several setbacks for Democrats i...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 08:27 am   |     |   Share
  • ( Men stand in line on Monday, February 4, 2008 at the Road Home  shelter on Rio Grande St. waiting to get in there or be bused to the overflow shelter in Midvale for the night.  
Paul Fraughton /The Salt Lake Tribune)  ; 2/4/08 Salt Lake City considers moving homeless shelter
    The shelter and homeless services center near Salt Lake City's Pioneer Park may be on the move. Mayor Ralph Becker late Friday afternoon announced the...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 08:27 am   |     |   Share
Budget
Herbert unveils a ‘darn good budget,’ seeks big boost in school funding
Updated Dec 11 2014 09:07 pm

Utah will have another $638M to spend thanks to spike in growth
Updated Dec 09 2014 10:36 pm

Pay commission: Give governor a 36.5 percent salary bump
Updated Dec 10 2014 03:00 pm

Highway projects: $1.2B in bonds proposed
Updated Dec 05 2014 08:48 pm

Slower education growth relieves some budget pressure
Updated Nov 19 2014 11:56 am

Utah officials to feds: Pay up for public lands
Updated Oct 03 2014 02:33 pm

Utah ends budget year with $166M surplus
Updated Oct 03 2014 02:32 pm


Crime
Tooele open to prison, but not near Motorsports Park
Updated Dec 08 2014 10:12 pm

Salt Lake City police chief vows end to rape-probe backlog
Updated Nov 25 2014 11:00 pm

Salt Lake City police to open books for study on rape investigations
Updated Oct 16 2014 02:06 pm

Utah inmates to get unique chance at public service
Updated Oct 03 2014 02:36 pm

County to get free help with criminal justice system
Updated Oct 03 2014 11:04 am

Bill: Porn exposure to kids could affect custody fights
Updated Feb 26 2014 04:08 pm


Culture
Competing proposals on gay rights to be aired in 2015 session
Updated Dec 17 2014 08:35 pm

Chaffetz: Oversight will actively probe Obama administration
Updated Dec 17 2014 09:40 pm

Humor abounds as Horiuchi retires
Updated Dec 17 2014 10:13 pm

Beard ban at Mormon schools getting stricter, students say
Updated Nov 25 2014 11:50 am

Top Mormon leaders mostly Republican; two switch to unaffiliated
Updated Dec 08 2014 03:00 pm

Harry Reid blames ‘right-wing wackos’ for removing his name at SUU
Updated Dec 12 2014 08:44 pm

Politically connected among owners of prison-site prospects
Updated Dec 04 2014 09:44 pm

Residents say local farming key to Utah way of life
Updated Dec 05 2014 11:27 am

Sandy City to explore anti-porn options after complaint over racy magazine covers
Updated Dec 05 2014 11:29 am

One of every three Utah senior citizens has a disability
Updated Dec 02 2014 09:59 pm


Elections
Lee defends weekend move, denies opening door on Obama nominees
Updated Dec 16 2014 08:25 pm

Rocky Anderson will not run against Ralph Becker for Salt Lake City mayor
Updated Dec 17 2014 01:31 pm

After four years, Utah Democratic director moving on
Updated Dec 15 2014 08:27 am

Mike Lee could be vulnerable if Count My Vote changes stick
Updated Dec 15 2014 08:33 am

Gov clarifies, says Count My Vote reforms are constitutional
Updated Dec 10 2014 06:14 pm

Salt Lake City to recognize opposition to ‘Citizens United’ ruling
Updated Dec 12 2014 02:48 pm

Mike Lee hires Huntsman’s ex-chief of staff
Updated Dec 15 2014 08:33 am

Gov. Herbert lauds GOP for suing him
Updated Dec 10 2014 06:14 pm

A Love-Owens rematch? Democrat says it could happen
Updated Dec 05 2014 10:14 pm

Some GOP legislators backing party lawsuit
Updated Dec 02 2014 09:56 pm


Education
Slower education growth relieves some budget pressure
Updated Nov 19 2014 11:56 am

Education issue shows split between Love, Owens in Utah’s 4th district
Updated Nov 01 2014 05:13 pm

Senate panel OKs bill to rein in student-loan garnishment
Updated Mar 04 2014 08:35 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
House GOP goes to school on most pressing state issues
Updated Dec 17 2014 01:00 pm

No Medicaid expansion deal reached in Utah
Updated Mar 14 2014 07:26 pm

Bill to raise smoking age goes up in flames
Updated Mar 03 2014 06:17 pm

Bill would allow insurance for infertility treatments
Updated Feb 21 2014 06:28 pm


Immigration
House votes to kill president’s immigration changes
Updated Dec 04 2014 10:03 pm

Utah joins 16 states in suit challenging Obama immigration orders
Updated Dec 03 2014 10:03 pm

Utah’s Chaffetz pounces on Homeland Security chief over immigration (with video)
Updated Dec 17 2014 02:56 pm

Utah scraps most of 'show me your papers' immigration law
Updated Nov 25 2014 10:53 pm

New voice praising Obama: Mexican consul to Utah
Updated Nov 24 2014 10:10 pm

Obama orders may help Utahns the most
Updated Nov 22 2014 10:45 am

Utah Latinos celebrate Obama immigration orders
Updated Nov 21 2014 08:15 pm

Learning how to turn exotic dishes into U.S. jobs and profits
Updated Nov 13 2014 12:07 pm

Separated Utah family still keeping American dream alive
Updated Oct 03 2014 02:34 pm

Updated Sep 19 2014 05:09 pm


Local
Salt Lake County OKs nearly $10M in ZAP tax grants
Updated Dec 17 2014 10:09 pm

State leaders plan to put new sites on prison list
Updated Dec 17 2014 12:39 pm

West Valley OKs police body camera project
Updated Dec 17 2014 07:18 pm

West Valley City proposes changing developer impact fees
Updated Dec 16 2014 08:51 am

Commission has misgivings about Utah prison site finalists
Updated Dec 17 2014 07:49 pm

Salt Lake City lauds fight against ‘Citizens United’ case
Updated Dec 15 2014 11:20 am

Salt Lake City Council: Downtown library hours decision on hold; disco ball, flower festival a go
Updated Dec 10 2014 07:56 pm

County to charge fees for senior center use
Updated Dec 15 2014 11:21 am

Tooele open to prison, but not near Motorsports Park
Updated Dec 08 2014 10:12 pm

West Jordan and neighbors oppose prison moving to high-growth area
Updated Dec 17 2014 07:49 pm


Poverty
Morgan County has nation’s 12th lowest poverty rate
Updated Dec 17 2014 05:06 pm

Salt Lake City considers moving homeless shelter
Updated Dec 15 2014 08:27 am

U.S. mayors fear hunger, homelessness will rise under GOP Congress
Updated Dec 11 2014 10:15 pm

National report: Getting children out of poverty requires a two-generation approach
Updated Nov 13 2014 12:07 pm

Utah praised for initiative to end chronic homelessness
Updated Oct 15 2014 02:18 pm

Utah praised for initiative to end chronic homelessness
Updated Oct 08 2014 10:54 am

Utah seeks ways to end cycle of poverty as a family tradition
Updated Oct 03 2014 02:40 pm

More affordable housing for Utahns — and much more
Updated Oct 03 2014 02:37 pm


Security

Transportation
UTA budget restores some holiday service
Updated Dec 17 2014 09:53 pm

Vision for ‘national parks highway’ has Grand County hole
Updated Dec 15 2014 11:20 am

A benefit of ‘Big Brother’ watching: smoother Utah traffic
Updated Dec 12 2014 02:12 pm

Leaders drop wells-to-rails plan for Uinta Basin oil
Updated Dec 08 2014 11:00 pm

New 70 mph urban freeway speed limit coming Monday
Updated Dec 05 2014 10:52 pm

Highway projects: $1.2B in bonds proposed
Updated Dec 05 2014 08:48 pm

Utah leaders study increases for gas tax, sales tax, registration fees
Updated Dec 05 2014 11:30 am

After fatality in weekend crashes, UDOT changes intersection of Bangerter, Redwood
Updated Dec 06 2014 05:36 pm

One of every five drivers in Utah express lanes breaking rules
Updated Nov 19 2014 11:01 pm

Just two people speak at UTA budget hearing
Updated Nov 21 2014 08:49 pm

Welfare