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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   1st Lieutenant Dan M. Eastman (a 96 year old veteran of WWII) shakes hands with Marine Sergeant Dennis Howland after receiving the Honor Salute at the Olympus Ranch Retirement Community in Murray, Wednesday May 25, 2016. At right are Lieutenant Colonel Matt Harmon and Lieutenant Colonel Robert King (retired, far right). 96-year-old World War II veteran is honored at Utah retirement community
    Olympus Ranch Retirement Community in Murray on Wednesday honored 1st Lt. Dan M. Eastman, a 96-year-old veteran of WWII. Eastman served in the U.S. Ar...
    Updated May 26 2016 07:38 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The Calvary Baptist Church Choir performs during Oath of Office Ceremony for Mayor Jackie Biskupski and council members Andrew Johnston, Derek Kitchen and Charlie Luke at the City & County Building in Salt Lake City, Monday, January 4, 2016. Historic Salt Lake City Hall to undergo a major face-lift
    Salt Lake City Hall is scheduled for a major three-year overhaul. Crews with Big-D Construction will begin work June 6 on the castlelike building in t...
    Updated May 26 2016 12:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jerry Benson, chats with Robert W. McKinley at the Utah Transit Authority Board meeting at Utah Valley University, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Transparency hiccup: UTA Board adopts service plan for minorities before hearing criticism of it
    A first attempt at greater transparency by the Utah Transit Authority Board on Wednesday had a hiccup when the board adopted a plan on how to serve mi...
    Updated May 26 2016 07:40 am   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   Taxi cabs llined up outside the Salt Palace. City Council skeptical of request for unlimited height at Salt Palace
    How high is unlimited height? That’s what the Salt Lake City Council would like to know in the wake of a request by Salt Lake County to remove height ...
    Updated May 25 2016 10:10 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Salt Lake County celebrates 20 years of drug court success
    The second time Mindy Vincent lost custody of her son she knew it was time to get serious in dealing with her methamphetamine addiction. Lucky for her...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Jae C. Hong  |  AP File Photo In this photo taken in 2015 in Burbank, Calif.,  food truck Peaches’ Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen co-owner Diana Lamon hands a credit card back to a customer after taking an order. Orem City, Utah, has extended a prohibition on food trucks near key venues during its annual Summerfest, June 7-11. Orem food truck ban for Summerfest expanded
    Orem • The City Council adopted an ordinance amendment to prohibit food trucks from being on public streets within 1,000 feet of Scera Park during Ore...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   Many Utah school districts are unfazed by new federal rules regarding bathroom accommodations for transgender students. Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy has unisex-bathrooms located in every hallway. But Utah has joined a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration, saying the issue is one of federal overreach, not bathrooms. Utah one of 11 states suing over transgender bathrooms
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    Updated May 25 2016 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Preschoolers donate money for all-inclusive playground
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    Updated May 26 2016 10:40 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   Salt Lake City International Airport Director Maureen Riley, surrounded by Lyft drivers, announced changes to the City’s airport ground-transportation rules at Salt Lake City International Airport, Thursday, September 10, 2015. Ride-hailing companies have since taken off at the airport -- capturing 25 percent of the market in recent months. SLC Airport taxicabs have lost a quarter of business to Uber, Lyft
    Since ride-hailing companies — such as Lyft and Uber — began operating legally at Salt Lake City International Airport last September, they managed to...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |   Tribune file photo)   Travelers pass through the expedited security line in Salt Lake City International Airport in this file photo from 2014. Amid reports of long lines -- sometimes more than three hours long -- at major airports nationally, the Transportation Security Administration at Salt Lake City assured airport leaders that it has the situation in hand. TSA vows to keep security lines manageable at Salt Lake City International Airport
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    Updated May 25 2016 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Al Hartmann  photo Sign warns motorists of construction ahead at 3500 South onramp onto I-215.    Crews are reconstructing the freeway with new concrete, adding auxiliary lanes, and replacing the bridges over S.R. 201 from State Road 201 to 4700 South.   All lanes remain open, but traffic is shifted and lanes have been narrowed. Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend travelers will have busy roads and construction projects that could slow traffic and contribute to the likelihood of accidents.   Heavy travel expected for Memorial Day weekend
    The upcoming Memorial Day weekend should see the second-highest volume of travelers ever for that holiday, while officials warn of traffic delays of u...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) News roundup: Trump aides: Ryan will endorse; Ryan aides: Not so fast
    Trump aides: Ryan will endorse; Ryan aides: Not so fast. UTA re-opens meetings after outcry. Chaffetz pushes to impeach IRS commissioner. Happy Wedn...

    Updated May 25 2016 11:04 am   |     |   Share
  • UCA board grapples with funding freeze in wake of fraud, audit
    West Valley City • The agency that oversees 911 and emergency radio operations in the state is dealing with the ramifications of a funding freeze by s...
    Updated May 24 2016 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Bears Ears opponents posting phony fliers, letters to scare Utah Navajos
    Somebody is playing dirty tricks in San Juan County in an apparent attempt to turn American Indians against the proposed Bears Ears National Monument....
    Updated May 24 2016 08:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Tech company InMoment breaks ground on new headquarters, said to be a first-of-its-kind urban transit oriented development in South Jordan. South Jordan transit-oriented development breaks ground
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   Travelers walk past the smoking lounge at the Salt Lake City International Airport Tuesday November 20, 2012. Salt Lake City to phase out smoking rooms at international airport
    Get out the nicotine gum. Salt Lake City International Airport will soon close its smoking rooms. Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Salt Lake City Internatio...
    Updated May 24 2016 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Andrew Harnik  |  AP Photo  Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, hands a cellphone to his staff prior to testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on allegations of misconduct against IRS Utah’s Chaffetz testifies in push to impeach IRS chief
    Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is usually the one asking pointed questions, ...
    Updated May 25 2016 10:34 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Balloons (environmentally-friendly) are released at the opening of Volunteers of America, Utah’s new Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake City, Tuesday May 24, 2016. The $6 million, 20,000-square-foot facility will offer 24/7 support as well as education, counseling and job training to help teens struggling with homelessness. Kathy Bray, the president and CEO of VOA-Utah, said the shelter will offer security to young people ages 15 to 22 and also will focus on health, education and employment. Volunteers of America open Salt Lake City youth center
    It’s a new day for homeless youths in Salt Lake City as Volunteers of America-Utah opened its 30-bed shelter at 888 S. 400 West Tuesday. The $6 millio...
    Updated May 25 2016 03:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   Utah Transit Authority Board Chairman H. David Burton announces the agency has reversed course and will go back to opening its board committee meetings. UTA switches course, will open committee meetings amid negative feedback
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    Updated May 25 2016 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |   Tribune file photo)   GOP gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson has won the endorsement of the tea-party group FreedomWorks. National tea party group endorses Johnson in Utah governor’s race
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  • Franciso Kjolseth  |  Kjolseth Photography One of the potential sites for a convention hotel would be on the current Salt Palace Convention Center property would be south (left) of the line of trees at the south end of Abravanel Hall. The space is currently occupied by the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Salt Lake City to consider scrapping height limits for potential convention hotel
    Two hotel sites are being considered within the existing Salt Palace Convention Center footprint — a possibility that has led to a proposed zoning cha...
    Updated May 24 2016 08:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten |  Tribune file photo)   The S Line light rail train waits for the traffic light to change at 700 East and 2200 South in  Sugar House. The Salt Lake City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed zoning change that would allow taller buildings and higher density housing and retail near the S-line Streetcar, particularly in the area surrounding 700 East and 2100 South. Salt Lake City Council poised to allow tall buildings near Sugar House Streetcar
    A new zoning scheme could change the face of Sugar House — particularly the area surrounding the intersection of 700 East and 2100 South. Residents wi...
    Updated May 23 2016 09:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Al Hartmann  photo UHP’s Col. Daniel Fuhr, right, congratulates Justin Harding, Governor Herbertís Chief of Staff for wearing seatbelts at a press conference Monday May 23 at Libby Gardner Hall.   The Harding family was on their way to the hall for music rehearsal with his family when a car turned in front of them and hit them head on. He credits the decision of wearing seat belts, booster and infant car seats for saving his life and the lives of his four children. They were shaken up but mostly uninjured. Harding, his family and members of law enforcement were there to encourage seat belt use. Utah kicks off its annual Click It or Ticket campaign to promote seat belt use starting today. ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign begins to push seat-belt use
    Justin Harding, chief of staff to Gov. Gary Herbert, received some unusual advice from his church leader when he was married: “Always wear your seat b...
    Updated May 23 2016 08:16 pm   |     |   Share

 

Budget
Jon Huntsman, Jim Matheson lead group pushing for more foreign aid
Updated May 19 2016 04:26 pm

State’s economic development partner failed to file tax returns for five years
Updated May 14 2016 01:42 pm

Audit: State doing poor job tracking job training and education cases
Updated May 12 2016 11:59 am

Water rate increases in store for most Salt Lake County residents
Updated May 11 2016 12:05 pm

House passes Chaffetz’s bill limiting paid leave for fed workers
Updated Apr 26 2016 07:54 pm

Salt Lake Film Society loses bid for tax exemption
Updated Apr 28 2016 05:34 pm

Salt Lake County job growth ranked No. 3 among nation’s large counties
Updated Apr 22 2016 11:19 am

Landfill hikes fees for tires, refrigerators
Updated Apr 20 2016 05:35 pm

Worried about filing taxes? You have three extra days
Updated Apr 14 2016 10:47 pm

Utah ads rip Rep. Rob Bishop over Puerto Rico deal
Updated Apr 08 2016 07:49 pm


Crime
Salt Lake County celebrates 20 years of drug court success
Updated May 26 2016 10:45 am

UCA board grapples with funding freeze in wake of fraud, audit
Updated May 24 2016 10:24 pm

Utah’s Chaffetz testifies in push to impeach IRS chief
Updated May 25 2016 10:34 am

Two prostitution or massage busts in a year to cost a business license
Updated May 23 2016 02:18 pm

Utah federal court nominee, Ronald Russell, gets Senate committee support
Updated May 20 2016 07:13 pm

Audit says Utah agency ripe for fraud with lax controls, lack of transparency
Updated May 19 2016 04:27 pm

Utah Legislature will scrutinize agency hit by $1M embezzlement that lasted 10 years
Updated May 24 2016 10:07 pm

State panel rules against Tribune’s request to see AG’s records of alleged police choking
Updated May 13 2016 01:12 pm

Provo police show off new virtual training device aimed at defusing encounters
Updated Apr 20 2016 02:40 pm

Recordings suggest communications agency broke open-meetings law during personnel vote
Updated May 02 2016 09:29 pm


Culture
Utah one of 11 states suing over transgender bathrooms
Updated May 25 2016 10:48 pm

Utah ban on alcohol sales and nudity does not infringe free speech, say governor, state attorneys
Updated May 19 2016 10:31 pm

Herbert says transgender restroom directive may harm children
Updated May 20 2016 10:57 am

In wake of governor fundraising controversy, Utah House speaker urges caution
Updated May 18 2016 10:57 pm

Bipartisan send-off for former Sen. Bennett
Updated May 16 2016 11:16 am

Brewvies seeks restraining order against state liquor regulators
Updated May 03 2016 03:56 pm

Utah lawmaker who helped lead prison move built town homes near prison
Updated May 02 2016 10:57 am

After overcoming mountains, deserts, early explorers now navigate state rules
Updated Apr 27 2016 11:08 am

Under campaign pressure, Overstock strips porn from site
Updated Apr 26 2016 08:10 pm

Broader Salt Lake County Council nepotism policy puts pressure on Recorder Gary Ott
Updated May 04 2016 05:15 pm


Elections
National tea party group endorses Johnson in Utah governor’s race
Updated May 25 2016 07:56 pm

Former Gov. Mike Leavitt advising Donald Trump’s transition team
Updated May 20 2016 09:57 pm

Democratic chief claims county clerks are running a GOP registration drive
Updated May 19 2016 10:34 pm

Utahn on Trump’s list of his top Supreme Court picks
Updated May 19 2016 04:27 pm

Report: Election Day registration working — so far
Updated May 19 2016 04:27 pm

Utah trying to decide how to run future elections — by mail, paper ballot or electronically
Updated May 19 2016 04:28 pm

Complaint seeks investigation into Herbert fundraising
Updated May 18 2016 07:24 am

Poll shows Trump gaining support in Utah, leads Clinton, Sanders
Updated May 16 2016 10:12 pm

Candidate Jonathan Swinton pitches himself as a marriage counselor for Washington, D.C.
Updated May 19 2016 04:40 am

Misty K. Snow running for Senate as a progressive who just happens to be transgender
Updated May 19 2016 04:40 am


Education
Utah committee has fun ‘ripping up’ school funding bill
Updated Feb 29 2016 02:32 pm

A rainy day fund for Utah’s higher education buildings?
Updated Feb 28 2016 09:50 pm

Senators reject bill to raise income tax on richest 1.5% of Utahns
Updated Feb 17 2016 10:40 pm

House OKs bill aimed at expanding kindergarten
Updated Feb 08 2016 09:26 pm

Bill advances to boost charter school funding by $40 million
Updated Feb 29 2016 06:47 pm

Battle over sex education returning to Utah Legislature
Updated Feb 03 2016 07:47 am

Utah’s Guv plugs solutions for health care, increases in school funding
Updated Feb 17 2016 05:19 pm

Longtime Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Hall of Fame
Updated May 20 2016 06:06 pm

Defamation suit filed in closure of unaccredited Utah college
Updated Dec 15 2015 11:29 am

Diploma mill is biggest case for Utah Consumer Protection
Updated Nov 29 2015 10:24 am


Environment
Legislature expresses opposition to Bears Ears monument
Updated May 19 2016 09:04 am

White House urges Utah delegation to find consensus on Bears Ears
Updated May 09 2016 10:55 am

Companies to replace scores of trees illegally cut in Big Cottonwood Canyon
Updated Apr 22 2016 10:22 pm

Ahead of Jewell visit to Utah, speculation about Bears Ears monument
Updated Apr 19 2016 11:05 pm

Forest Service seeks comments on Snowbasin Resort projects
Updated Apr 17 2016 08:25 pm

Governor uses veto pen on six bills, including one for TV cooking show
Updated Mar 31 2016 11:00 pm

Utah guv signs bills on power regulation, porn and lands lawsuit
Updated Apr 29 2016 07:18 pm

Noel: Death of Scalia means timing is bad for Utah to sue over public lands
Updated Mar 11 2016 09:03 pm

Nina Dougherty, early fighter for clean air in Utah, dies at age 82
Updated Apr 16 2016 08:40 pm

Bill OK’d to require less-polluting water heaters
Updated Mar 12 2016 01:19 pm


Health
House passes Chris Stewart-led Zika bill, White House threatens veto
Updated May 20 2016 10:54 am

University of Utah named Olympic medical center
Updated May 13 2016 10:48 am

Compliance with Utah's new abortion law is medically impossible, critics say
Updated May 10 2016 09:20 am

Sim Gill finds ‘nothing worth celebrating’ over Utah Medicaid funding
Updated May 05 2016 10:21 pm

State commission grants $135,000 to fight against drug overdose
Updated Apr 06 2016 10:57 am

Obama to Utah: Fully expanding Medicaid would help 42,000 with mental-health needs
Updated Mar 29 2016 10:53 am

Money runs out for Utah medical-marijuana bill; ballot initiative looms
Updated Mar 12 2016 12:07 pm

Tobacco bills vaporized this year
Updated Mar 12 2016 04:42 pm

Fetal anesthesia bill headed to governor, who will sign it
Updated Mar 15 2016 10:55 am

Long fight over: Small-scale Medicaid expansion wins final approval
Updated Mar 08 2016 11:07 pm


Immigration
Chaffetz scolds Obama administration for failure to deport undocumented criminals
Updated Apr 28 2016 10:13 pm

Senate votes to extend implementation date of controversial immigrant program
Updated Mar 07 2016 10:19 pm

Utah’s guest worker law, never implemented, may be repealed
Updated Feb 08 2016 02:16 pm

Immigrants more likely than U.S.-born to work in 5 Utah industries
Updated Dec 21 2015 10:09 pm

Salt Lake City joins in defending Obama’s immigration actions
Updated Dec 07 2015 01:53 pm

White House asks Herbert to use his position to funnel refugee info
Updated Feb 17 2016 03:01 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 Feb 25 2016 06:33 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 Feb 17 2016 02:33 pm


Local
Orem food truck ban for Summerfest expanded
Updated May 26 2016 10:39 am

City Council skeptical of request for unlimited height at Salt Palace
Updated May 25 2016 10:10 pm

Preschoolers donate money for all-inclusive playground
Updated May 26 2016 10:40 am

Salt Lake City Council poised to allow tall buildings near Sugar House Streetcar
Updated May 23 2016 09:19 pm

Salt Lake County may name building after Horiuchi, but is war hero more deserving?
Updated May 21 2016 08:00 am

Salt Lake City’s ugly entrance and exit spark move to beautify 500 and 600 South
Updated May 23 2016 03:36 pm

Dimple Dell zoning proposal stirs up residents
Updated May 23 2016 02:18 pm

Planning Commission OKs revamp of Alta View Hospital campus
Updated May 23 2016 02:18 pm

Pedal to work Thursday and grab a bite to eat at one of seven pit stops
Updated May 19 2016 04:26 pm

Salt Lake County Council focuses on illegal sex trade, food truck licensing
Updated May 19 2016 04:39 am


Poverty
Volunteers of America open Salt Lake City youth center
Updated May 25 2016 03:57 pm

Homelessness rose 7% in Utah last year, even as economy grew
Updated May 14 2016 05:31 pm

Site selection begins for new homeless shelters in Salt Lake City
Updated Apr 19 2016 07:32 am

Utah has second-widest wage gap between women, men
Updated Apr 04 2016 11:07 pm

New homeless-youths shelter will offer security, counseling and education
Updated Mar 30 2016 10:36 pm

Help is on the way as Herbert signs bills for homeless aid
Updated Mar 28 2016 03:33 pm

Legislature allocates $9.2 million for homeless facilities and services
Updated Mar 12 2016 08:42 pm

New payday loan regulations receive final OK
Updated Mar 09 2016 08:44 pm

Bill to help Utah’s homeless advances
Updated Mar 12 2016 01:22 pm

Utah lawmakers quickly junk plan to hike minimum wage
Updated Mar 07 2016 02:14 pm


Security
Utah’s members of Congress blast Obama for plan to close Gitmo
Updated Feb 25 2016 02:27 pm

Utah law enforcement to welcome Syrian refugees and help them assimilate
Updated Dec 07 2015 10:14 pm

Utah’s Chaffetz: Obama’s safety ‘is in jeopardy’ with Secret Service lapses
Updated Feb 17 2016 04:29 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 Feb 17 2016 04:36 pm

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


Transportation
TSA vows to keep security lines manageable at Salt Lake City International Airport
Updated May 25 2016 10:46 pm

Transparency hiccup: UTA Board adopts service plan for minorities before hearing criticism of it
Updated May 26 2016 07:40 am

SLC Airport taxicabs have lost a quarter of business to Uber, Lyft
Updated May 26 2016 10:41 am

Heavy travel expected for Memorial Day weekend
Updated May 26 2016 10:39 am

Salt Lake City to phase out smoking rooms at international airport
Updated May 24 2016 10:38 pm

UTA switches course, will open committee meetings amid negative feedback
Updated May 25 2016 08:51 am

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign begins to push seat-belt use
Updated May 23 2016 08:16 pm

UDOT rejects ‘Shared Solution’ alternative to new West Davis freeway
Updated May 20 2016 10:29 pm

Study: UTA bus fares are least affordable among 20 major cities
Updated May 20 2016 07:55 pm

What does UTA discuss behind closed doors? Tripling fees for police reports, serving minorities and more
Updated May 19 2016 08:54 pm