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Philadelphia • Fed up with what they say is a rigged system that ignores them, a group of Utahns joined hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters in walking out of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday shortly after Hillary Clinton officially …

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  • (Thomas Burr  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sophia Hawes-Tingey, a Utah delegate to the Democratic National Convention, says it’s important that transgender people be represented at the gathering. Hawes-Tingey is one of 28 transgender delegates in Philadelphia. Utahn helps craft Dems’ historic LGBT platform provisions
    Although Utah’s LGBT individuals have been frustrated at times with the Legislature’s reluctance to advance civil protections for their community, the...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Patrice Arent   Utah state Rep. Patrice Arent talks with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, in a photo taken in Utah in 2010. Utah delegate says Tim Kaine proves a good guy can succeed in politics
    Philadelphia • In a cramped Arkansas rental house, Patrice Arent watched her sister, Shereen, get married to Brian Wolfman. It was an intimate, family...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 07:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Thomas Burr  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kevin Perez, Utah delegate to the Democratic National Convention, is worried about immigration policy under a Donald Trump administration. He is the son of an undocumented immigrant and says his mother is the person he most admires in this world. Utah delegates include minorities anxious to combat Trump vision for America
    Philadelphia • For some of Utah’s delegates, the chance to represent the state at the Democratic National Convention was also a chance to represent th...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 07:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Election. State certifies 8-vote win in Wilde-Brown House race
    Utah’s House District 53 continues to be a Wilde race. By just eight votes, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox officially certified on Tuesday that Morgan County Co...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 08:12 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Former President Bill Clinton speaks during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Bill Clinton, who is said to be readying a trip to Utah, takes humanizer role in DNC speech
    Philadelphia • Mixing folksy anecdotes about how they met and fell in love, with a detailed political résumé, former President Bill Clinton tried to r...
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)   Boarded-up Granite High School in South Salt Lake is pictured in March, shortly after South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood vetoed a plan to tear down the structure and build a mixed residential-retail development. New development plan in the works for old Granite High School
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    New polls show Trump gets bump, Clinton at all-time low. Bernie backs Clinton but his fans aren’t sure. Rave reviews for Michelle Obama’s speech. Ha...

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  • Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher) Bernie Sanders tries, with limited success, to deliver his supporters to Hillary Clinton
    Philadelphia • At times drawing jeers from his own supporters at the Democratic National Convention, Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a strong endorsement of ...
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  • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Only Utahn to take Democratic stage warns Trump will break up families
    Philadelphia • Focused on how a broken immigration system weighs on schoolchildren, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the president of the National Education Asso...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)    Utah state Sen. Mark Madsen R-Saratoga Springs, is bolting the Republican Party and is signing up as a Libertarian.  Utah state senator bolts Republican Party for Libertarian camp
    While announcing Monday that he will leave the Republican Party to become a Libertarian, state Sen. Mark Madsen said he wants to avoid “any improper c...
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  • Top 30 property tax increases, by dollar amount in 2016 The top 30 local governments increasing taxes this year include cities, counties, school districts, service districts and mosquito-abatement districts. Following is how those increases affect the tax on a typical $230,000 home. Despite fuzzy claims, 53 Utah local governments are proposing property tax hikes
    Ogden officials say their residents will not pay any more to the city in property taxes this year compared to last. Ditto in Salt Lake County for its ...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 10:53 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Is Russia trying to meddle in U.S. politics with DNC hack?
    Is Russia trying to meddle in U.S. politics with DNC hack? DNC chair resigns after email leak. Democratic convention begins. Happy Monday. And happy...

    Updated Jul 26 2016 02:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly in Washington, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Will ‘Feel the Bern’ turn to ‘I’m with Her’?
    Philadelphia • Sen. Bernie Sanders will stroll onto the stage and speak at the Democratic National Convention here Monday, but it won’t be to claim th...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Election. Rolly: With 10 LGBT members, Utah’s Dem delegation sure looks different than its GOP one
    The Utah delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week will look far different than the Republican contingent at the GOP ...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 09:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Wesley and Frances Walton Home (circa 1899) located at 5197 S Wesley Road is a brick Victorian Eclectic house is situated on a portion of an original 160 acre homestead owned by the Huffaker pioneer family. On Pioneer Day weekend, Utah town shows off 19th-century homes
    Murray • Two links to Utah’s past are hiding in plain sight in Murray — two pioneer-era homes that have survived since the first decades after the sta...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Aimee Winder Newton, Salt Lake County councilwoman and a member of the Utah delegation, has concerns about Donald Trump’s statements about women. She says he is cast as a male chauvinist and his comments only add fuel to that image. Utah delegate went to Cleveland uncertain about Trump. She left ready to vote for him.
    Cleveland • From Aimee Winder Newton’s perch at the back of the convention floor, Donald Trump started on the right note. Newton had come to Cleveland...
    Updated Jul 23 2016 08:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • The stage stands ready for the start of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, July 22, 2016 in Philadelphia. The convention is scheduled to convene on Monday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang) Utah’s Dem delegates — some of them — coming to terms with Hillary Clinton’s nomination
    Philadelphia • The Utahns gathering here for the Democratic National Convention fall into three camps: enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporters, Bernie...
    Updated Jul 23 2016 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Election. Utahns flocking to political parties, even if they dislike nominees
    Many Republicans may not be enamored with Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders fans may not especially like Hillary Clinton. But in Utah, few seem to be d...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Travelers walk past the taxi stand at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  There have been complaints from airport visitors about largely unregulated taxi fares. Cabs no longer need to have meters, can largely charge any fare they want (except in SLC itself), and need not tell passengers in advance how much they will charge. Complaints say Salt Lake airport taxis really take visitors for a ride
    A few weeks and one trip too late, Emmaline Newman noticed signs in the baggage claim at Salt Lake City International Airport warning about new, mostl...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday July 21, 2016. Trump winning Utah converts, but he has a long way to go
    Cleveland • On the convention floor, Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans took the microphone and proclaimed that not only would the party’s nom...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)   Christa Jessup, a resident of the women and families shelter in Midvale, stands in front of the facility that has a capacity of about 300. That compares to new planned shelters in Salt Lake City of a similar size, while the main Road Home shelter in downtown Salt Lake City houses about 1,000. NIMBY or not, the hunt is on for homeless shelter sites in Salt Lake City
    The chaos and drug dealing surrounding The Road Home shelter on Rio Grande Street in downtown Salt Lake City may be coming to a neighborhood near you....
    Updated Jul 22 2016 10:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy , holds a news conference at the Capitol on Friday. Prez candidate: Utah rejection rate of signatures for ballot ‘not credible’
    The Socialist Workers Party says county clerks in Utah are rejecting three out of every five signatures on petitions to put its presidential candidate...
    Updated Jul 23 2016 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |   Tribune file photo)   Sharon Anderson makes a sign on the grounds of the Provo Recreation Center in Provo in June ó part of the protest movement pushing a referendum to stop a controversial transit project in Provo and Orem. Groups opposing Provo-Orem transit project plan appeal to Utah Supreme Court
    Orem has formally rejected a referendum petition seeking to block a controversial transit project — and Provo says it will soon follow suit — so organ...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, Thursday July 21, 2016. News roundup: The #NeverTrump crowd not giving up as Trump claims nomination
    The #NeverTrump crowd not giving up as Trump claims nomination. Rep. Love to spend $1 million on re-election ads. State leaders may declare emergency ...

    Updated Jul 22 2016 12:52 pm   |     |   Share

 

Budget
Despite fuzzy claims, 53 Utah local governments are proposing property tax hikes
Updated Jul 25 2016 10:53 am

Utah auditor: Local governments’ insurance co-op suffers ‘culture of excess’
Updated Jul 20 2016 11:00 pm

Governor signs drone-restriction measure, all Utah special-session bills
Updated Jul 18 2016 09:06 pm

State looking to build new 10,000-seat, $17M arena at Utah Fairpark with help from Mormon church
Updated Jun 16 2016 10:50 am

SLC passes tight budget without fixing golf deficit, other big-ticket problems
Updated Jun 16 2016 10:53 am

Impact fee cash piles up even as Salt Lake City faces budget squeeze
Updated Jun 06 2016 11:09 am

Salt Lake County budget in sound shape at midyear
Updated Jun 08 2016 12:29 pm

Study: Utah’s fiscal health ranks No. 7 among state governments
Updated Jun 02 2016 10:57 am

The big green — 9 parks projects, maybe more, proposed for Salt Lake County
Updated May 31 2016 10:54 pm

Parks, streets still hurting in tight Salt Lake City budget
Updated May 31 2016 05:30 pm


Crime
Brainstorming new gun laws — Congress, Utah politicians show little interest
Updated Jul 05 2016 07:18 pm

Now free, Angelos turns to lobbying Congress against unfair federal sentences
Updated Jun 29 2016 10:52 pm

Utahns want hearings for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, poll shows
Updated Jun 16 2016 09:52 pm

Death penalty debate on again in Utah Capitol
Updated Jun 17 2016 07:58 pm

Utah’s Stewart: Orlando shooter may not have acted alone
Updated Jun 25 2016 04:53 pm

On criminal justice reform, Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are at odds
Updated May 31 2016 07:35 am

Potentially toxic dust could delay building Utah’s new prison
Updated Jun 01 2016 11:47 am

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 Jul 16 2016 05:46 pm


Culture
‘Gavel gap’ — Utah’s bench least diverse in nation with white men holding 79 percent of judgeships
Updated Jun 22 2016 10:45 pm

Video: Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tells gay community his ‘heart has changed’
Updated Jun 22 2016 12:13 pm

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


Elections
Bernie Sanders tries, with limited success, to deliver his supporters to Hillary Clinton
Updated Jul 25 2016 10:38 pm

Utah delegates include minorities anxious to combat Trump vision for America
Updated Jul 26 2016 07:29 pm

State certifies 8-vote win in Wilde-Brown House race
Updated Jul 26 2016 08:12 pm

Utah delegate says Tim Kaine proves a good guy can succeed in politics
Updated Jul 26 2016 07:11 pm

Utahns, other Bernie Sanders supporters protest Democratic Party’s ‘corruption’ outside convention
Updated Jul 26 2016 09:37 pm

Bill Clinton, who is said to be readying a trip to Utah, takes humanizer role in DNC speech
Updated Jul 26 2016 10:46 pm

Only Utahn to take Democratic stage warns Trump will break up families
Updated Jul 25 2016 08:03 pm

Utah Republicans long for the good ol’ Romney days (videos)
Updated Jul 20 2016 11:23 pm

Utah Mormons find Trump’s style and substance tough to swallow
Updated Jul 21 2016 11:14 pm

Utah state senator bolts Republican Party for Libertarian camp
Updated Jul 25 2016 09:24 pm


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
Herbert fully backs Bishop lands bill after aide suggested setting it aside
Updated Jul 19 2016 10:49 pm

In a pledge for the planet, Salt Lake City vows to shift to all renewable energy, all the time by 2032
Updated Jul 18 2016 12:24 pm

Bears Ears book will be sent to members of Congress
Updated Jul 14 2016 11:14 am

Lands lawsuit unlikely until next year, a few expense details emerge
Updated Jun 15 2016 10:31 pm

Utah’s lawsuit over federal lands nearly ready, expenses questioned
Updated Jun 15 2016 01:31 pm

Kennecott wells aim to keep tailings in place
Updated Jun 03 2016 11:13 pm

Monument plan a grass-roots movement, supporters say
Updated Jul 14 2016 11:14 am

California Senate moves to delay Oakland coal-export plant
Updated Jun 02 2016 11:31 am

Legislature expresses opposition to Bears Ears monument
Updated Jul 14 2016 11:15 am

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


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
‘We are allies,’ says Mexico’s new consul in Utah
Updated Jul 18 2016 12:25 pm

While some celebrate being American, others actually become new citizens
Updated Jul 01 2016 10:23 pm

‘You can’t imagine how much this hurts’: Supreme Court decision on immigration saps hope, angers Utah Latinos
Updated Jun 24 2016 07:48 am

Census: Utah’s Latino population grows to more than 400,000
Updated Jun 23 2016 08:26 am

Chaffetz scolds Obama administration for failure to deport undocumented criminals
Updated Jul 02 2016 04:53 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


Local
New development plan in the works for old Granite High School
Updated Jul 26 2016 05:07 pm

SLC police, officials host conversation to ‘not make enemies of each other’
Updated Jul 22 2016 11:54 am

Salt Lake City Library Board selects new executive director
Updated Jul 26 2016 02:25 pm

Millcreek neighbors get into traffic jam over Grandeur Peak parking problems
Updated Jul 21 2016 12:40 pm

Public invited to Thursday meeting in SLC aimed at building police-community bridges
Updated Jul 20 2016 11:03 am

For county surveyor, it’s up, up and away
Updated Jul 09 2016 08:52 pm

Draper regional park to celebrate farming heritage
Updated Jun 30 2016 01:06 pm

Mobile farmers market to bring fresh produce to Salt Lake City’s ‘food deserts’
Updated Jun 28 2016 04:43 pm

Taylorsville celebrates 20th anniversary with optimism for future
Updated Jun 24 2016 12:21 pm

West Jordan City Council considers electronic-tracking sensors amid privacy concerns
Updated Jun 24 2016 12:22 pm


Poverty
NIMBY or not, the hunt is on for homeless shelter sites in Salt Lake City
Updated Jul 22 2016 10:14 pm

Midvale family shelter a world away from chaotic downtown homeless scene
Updated Jul 22 2016 07:43 pm

No quick fix in Pioneer Park area for homeless, residents or businesses
Updated Jun 13 2016 09:15 am

Feds to fund rents for more homeless vets in Utah
Updated Jun 04 2016 10:42 am

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 Jun 02 2016 07:25 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


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 May 30 2016 06:40 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
Complaints say Salt Lake airport taxis really take visitors for a ride
Updated Jul 26 2016 10:51 am

Groups opposing Provo-Orem transit project plan appeal to Utah Supreme Court
Updated Jul 26 2016 02:24 pm

Salt Lake City International Airport ranks No. 1 for easy parking, terminal access
Updated Jul 20 2016 11:02 am

UTA gambles $23.8M by starting now on Provo-Orem bus line; critics say agency is stacking the deck
Updated Jul 18 2016 12:23 pm

Driver alert: Here are Utah’s most crash-prone intersections, freeway stretches
Updated Jul 01 2016 02:29 pm

Passport re-entry at Salt Lake City airport is among nation’s most improved
Updated Jul 18 2016 12:29 pm

Check expected road delays, or spend July Fourth weekend in traffic jams
Updated Jul 01 2016 11:36 am

With self-driving cars, Uber and more, traditional transportation planning ‘just falls apart’
Updated Jun 30 2016 01:06 pm

Salt Lake City drivers worse than average, slide down national rankings
Updated Jun 30 2016 01:37 pm

As interstate system turns 60, Utah freeways in better shape than most
Updated Jul 02 2016 06:30 pm