Last Updated Oct 3, 2015 09:33PM

Washington • A dozen years ago, few people even knew Jason Chaffetz’s name. If they did, it was from his days as a kicker for Brigham Young University’s football team. The young athlete relished pulling off his helmet after a …

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert addresses a luncheon at the National Press Club, Oct. 2, 2015. Governor Herbert discussed his leadership of Utah and of the National Governors Association which he chairs. Utah’s Herbert calls for anti-bullying efforts, not stricter gun laws
    Washington • A day after a shooter gunned down college students in Oregon and President Barack Obama called on Congress and states to enact stricter f...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 07:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tom Smart  |  Pool Photo

Rep. Jason Chaffetz  during his debate with Democratic challenger Brian Wonnacott during theUtah Debate Commission's debate for the 3rd Congressional District  election at Utah Valley University Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Orem.  
Utah’s Chaffetz launching late run for House speaker
    Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz plans to mount a long-shot bid to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, a sudden decision that leaves the Utah...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 07:38 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Donald Trump on Mitt Romney: ‘He choked’ in 2012
    Donald Trump hits Mitt Romney over saying he won’t be the nominee. Lee, bipartisan group unveil prison reform bill. SCOTUS to review Utah case on seiz...

    Updated Oct 02 2015 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Duck hunters at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Friday October 18, 2013. Feds recommend against building dam on Bear River in southeast Idaho
    Boise, Idaho • An analysis by federal authorities of a proposed dam in southeast Idaho on the Bear River has resulted in a recommendation against goin...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 10:43 pm   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: Commemorative Utah guns are coming as Orem rifle maker says farewell to arms deal
    Several hundred gun enthusiasts who ordered the official Utah Legislature’s commemorative rifle are still awaiting delivery and now have learned the o...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 09:32 am   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A man enters Crossroads Urban Center on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The center provides resources such as food and clothing to low-income Utahns. Group’s homeless plan includes $30 million Salt Lake City bond
    The recipe for solving homelessness must, of course, include housing. The Crossroads Urban Center on Thursday unveiled an initiative that seeks to get...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 10:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A political action committee created by Reagan Outdoor Advertising -- Utahns for Independent Government -- is putting up billboards around Salt Lake City supporting Jackie Biskupski for mayor, July 15, 2015. Groups call for cash limits in SLC elections
    Mister Mayor, take corporate money out of Salt Lake City municipal elections. That is the message the Utah chapter of Move to Amend will take to Mayor...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 09:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Mike Lee, among the U.S. Senate's most conservative members, has joined a bipartisan Senate group backing sweeping criminal justice reforms, introduced Thurday. Utah Sen. Mike Lee, bipartisan group unveil major criminal-justice reform
    In announcing a sweeping criminal justice bill Thursday that would reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders, Sen. Mike Lee harkened back to his...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 10:10 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Congress punts shutdown threat to December
    Congress punts shutdown threat to December. Secret Service wanted to embarrass Chaffetz. New Medicaid expansion alternative may be DOA. Happy Thursd...

    Updated Oct 01 2015 06:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Modest gains highlight Utah program to break intergenerational poverty
    Children are the key to breaking the chain of poverty that keeps families in economic distress for one generation after another. Youngsters who are af...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 07:37 am   |     |   Share
  • Uber now operates legally at SLC International Airport
    The Uber ride-hailing service is now operating officially and legally at Salt Lake City International Airport, joining Lyft, a competing service that ...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leads the questioning of then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson as the committee examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Mid. is at left. Capitol Hill lawmakers investigating the Secret Service say they want to look into moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and back into the Treasury Department. Secret Service was part of the Treasury up until the Homeland Security Department was created after the 9/11 terror attacks.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Report: Secret Service agents wanted to embarrass Utah’s Chaffetz
    Washington • About 18 minutes into U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s March hearing on the Secret Service’s series of security lapses, a senior agent logged i...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 07:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prop 1 supporters raise $425,000 for campaign
    New disclosure forms show that a group campaigning to increase sales tax for transportation has raised $425,000 — thanks, in part, to large donations ...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 10:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • States’ rights: In congressional hearing, Herbert, GOP blast federal intrusion
    Washington • The federal government isn’t a partner with Western states as much as it is a long-distance dictator. Or at least that was the sentiment ...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Years-old bail problem leads to recent Utah jailing of undocumented immigrants
    Itza Hernandez, 24, was brought to Utah as an undocumented immigrant from Mexico at age 3. She was referred to immigration authorities four years ago ...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 10:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Patrons for the 2015 Salt Lake Comic Con cross 100 south on their way to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Friday, September 25, 2015.  Comic Con fans help Utah Transit Authority set another ridership record
    Comic Con and its 120,000 or so science fiction and fantasy fans did it again: they helped the Utah Transit Authority set another new ridership record...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Embattled Kentucky clerk met secretly with Pope Francis
    Embattled Kentucky clerk met secretly with Pope Francis. Judge blocks Herbert’s order to cut off Planned Parenthood funding. Poll: 55% would re-elect ...

    Updated Sep 30 2015 06:15 am   |     |   Share
  • photo courtesy Salt Lake International Airport

This rendering shows a view of what the airport remodel may look like. Designs take flight for rebuild of Utah’s biggest airport
    As more complex work takes flight on what essentially will be a new airport for Salt Lake City, officials unveiled Tuesday the final design and render...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Mia Love spent $83k on mass mailings, communications in first six months
    Washington • U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, spent nearly $83,000 of taxpayer money in mass mailings and communications to her constituents in the first s...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards looks through documents as she arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Utah’s Chaffetz says Planned Parenthood raises enough money to not need federal funds
    Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Tuesday argued that Planned Parenthood raises enough private donations that it doesn’t need federal funds. In a so...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Guilty or innocent? Depends on political office
    The Tribune recently ran a story about business owner Scott Eckersley, who claims his reputation has been damaged after he was charged in Wasatch Coun...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 07:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)  
Rep. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, is considering legislation that would curb improper speed traps, such as the one he says he was snagged by in American Fork. Legislator seeks to rein in possible speed-trap ruse in Utah
    State Rep. Jake Anderegg, R-Lehi, says he was driving in a 50-mph speed zone — and admittedly doing about 65 — when he first spotted the American Fork...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 11:04 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Chaffetz, Love backing Trey Gowdy for majority leader
    Chaffetz, Love backing Trey Gowdy for majority leader. Ann Romney’s new book out. Poll: Love tops Owens by 11 points Happy Tuesday. California Rep. ...

    Updated Sep 29 2015 07:31 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Romney, wife of then-U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Ann Romney opens up about battle with MS in new book
    When Ann Romney heard the devastating news that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she felt more alone than she had ever been. Her husband don...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 08:54 am   |     |   Share


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

Audit blasts $33 million in mismanaged funds at state rehab agency
Updated Sep 09 2015 10:26 pm

State to pay $650k to autistic student who tumbled from bus
Updated Aug 19 2015 11:10 am

Nearly three dozen local governments seek property tax increases
Updated Jul 27 2015 02:00 pm

Salt Lake County gets $5.8M for State Street land
Updated Jul 27 2015 10:50 am

Primer on Utah’s ‘forgotten tax’
Updated Jul 07 2015 11:43 pm

Becker’s big budget projections: Could they lead to a tax increase?
Updated May 19 2015 07:30 am

House passes Chaffetz bill to get tougher on tax delinquents
Updated Sep 15 2015 06:36 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

Poll: Public not behind Utah prison move
Updated Sep 28 2015 10:19 pm

State penalized $200k for non-compliance with prison-rape bill
Updated Sep 23 2015 08:05 am

A second chance for Utah women snared by drugs, mental-health issues
Updated Sep 21 2015 08:20 pm

Salt Lake County worker comp system was breached
Updated Sep 22 2015 07:49 am

If Utah doesn’t provide better legal defense for the poor, ACLU may file lawsuit
Updated Sep 20 2015 03:13 pm

Get an email from Jon Huntsman Sr. offering millions? It’s a scam
Updated Sep 15 2015 10:57 pm

County is ready, but is it able, to deal with mentally ill?
Updated Sep 09 2015 08:46 pm

Guv names former Salt Lake City Councilman Carlton Christensen to prison board
Updated Sep 08 2015 02:57 pm

Utah lawmakers: Prison move a ‘slap in the face’ to SLC, already burdened with halfway houses
Updated Aug 21 2015 01:34 pm

Herbert signs resolution to move prison to SLC
Updated Aug 20 2015 09:23 pm

YWCA to honor ex-Utah Gov. Olene Walker, who extols ‘sense of humor’ in politics
Updated Sep 24 2015 01:14 pm

Orrin Hatch hopes to chat with Pope Francis about religious freedom
Updated Sep 23 2015 10:39 pm

LGBT rights group condemns Utah governor for scheduled address
Updated Sep 22 2015 09:00 pm

Where people come from when they move to Salt Lake-area, and where they go when they leave
Updated Sep 08 2015 02:56 pm

After Utah Capitol scuffle, American Legion will move from office — to a bigger one
Updated Aug 26 2015 11:07 am

Utah Capitol will have its first tree in 7 years — but a fake
Updated Aug 26 2015 11:08 am

Ashley Madison website hack shows at least 20 Utah government emails
Updated Aug 22 2015 12:09 pm

Utah on path for near-record repeal of gun permits
Updated Aug 18 2015 11:47 am

Utahns who support gay rights: the young, less religious, non-LDS
Updated Jul 14 2015 09:36 pm

Utah guv: Gay marriage issues will take time to work through
Updated Jul 08 2015 10:55 pm

Becker gets Sierra Club backing, discounts Biskupski’s environmentalism
Updated Sep 29 2015 09:59 am

What Utahns think of Boehner's stunning move to resign
Updated Sep 25 2015 11:00 pm

Biskupski rolls out environmental platform, digs Becker on Mountain Accord
Updated Sep 28 2015 06:54 pm

Former Utah Lt. Gov. picked to try to resolve elections lawsuit
Updated Sep 23 2015 12:22 pm

Becker courts Republicans; Biskupski grabs support from labor groups
Updated Sep 16 2015 10:44 pm

Biskupski rolls out ‘business friendly’ economic-development plan
Updated Sep 16 2015 09:29 am

Meetings on big Salt Lake County vote begin Tuesday
Updated Sep 14 2015 11:07 pm

Utah Dems slam Mia Love over taxpayer trip to D.C. party
Updated Sep 09 2015 10:24 pm

Judge urges Utah GOP, state to settle election lawsuit
Updated Sep 09 2015 04:49 pm

Becker goes on the offensive, says Biskupski lacks record and ideas
Updated Sep 08 2015 10:13 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

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

Ann Romney opens up about battle with MS in new book
Updated Sep 29 2015 08:54 am

Utah Republican lawmakers to huddle behind closed doors on Medicaid expansion
Updated Sep 24 2015 10:51 pm

Alliance for a Better Utah names DeBirk as new director
Updated Sep 21 2015 08:13 pm

Utah taking steps to terminate Planned Parenthood money; alternatives unclear
Updated Sep 19 2015 10:19 pm

Fewer people are without health insurance — is it the Obamacare effect?
Updated Sep 17 2015 08:12 am

Chaffetz subpoenas anti-abortion group for Planned Parenthood videos
Updated Sep 16 2015 09:29 am

Taxing food one option being floated for Utah Medicaid expansion
Updated Sep 14 2015 07:20 pm

Utah’s Lee angers fellow Republicans with anti-Obamacare tactics
Updated Jul 28 2015 09:56 pm

Two strikes, but Republicans still not out in push to kill Obamacare
Updated Jul 24 2015 05:29 pm

Utah governor open to legalizing medical marijuana
Updated Jul 24 2015 08:36 pm

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

Immigration official: Boost Latino power by helping more become citizens
Updated Jul 09 2015 08:56 am

Unique way to celebrate Independence Day: become U.S. citizen
Updated Jul 04 2015 05:18 pm

FBI blocks new Utah background checks on undocumented-immigrant drivers
Updated Aug 28 2015 01:44 am

In Utah speech, U.S. immigration chief says system is unjust
Updated May 14 2015 07:55 am

Salt Lake City exploring moratorium on development fees
Updated Sep 25 2015 01:14 am

Amid gravel mine’s expansion plan, sparks fly over Draper’s wind and dust concerns
Updated Sep 24 2015 09:24 am

Mountain planning district idea advances after delay
Updated Sep 30 2015 10:11 am

Salt Lake City Hall report: Protected bike lanes on 300 South grow riders and sales
Updated Sep 21 2015 01:07 pm

Millcreek residents turn out to ponder their future
Updated Sep 21 2015 01:08 pm

Draper approves tax incentive to lure car dealerships
Updated Sep 16 2015 05:16 pm

Cancer claims David Wilde, former Salt Lake County councilman
Updated Sep 14 2015 02:03 pm

New city manager believes he has cure for what ails West Jordan
Updated Sep 11 2015 07:40 am

West Jordan delays vote on $103K payout to resigned attorney
Updated Sep 10 2015 11:04 pm

Utah city poised to give settlement to another former official
Updated Sep 09 2015 08:06 am

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

Salt Lake County may pull the plug on its computer labs
Updated Jun 09 2015 08:30 am

Salt Lake County awarded $1.6 million grant to fight homelessness
Updated Jun 05 2015 11:36 am

Wells Fargo gives $500,000 to fight homelessness in Salt Lake City
Updated May 28 2015 02:14 pm

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

Utah's Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch sign GOP letter to Iran; White House furious
Updated Apr 28 2015 09:10 pm

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

Have a degree, management experience? Apply to be the new UTA president
Updated Sep 28 2015 09:09 pm

Provo now Utah’s No. 2 airport, passing St. George and Wendover
Updated Sep 28 2015 11:27 am

Mountain View Corridor about to become longer, safer
Updated Sep 23 2015 11:01 pm

UTA catches up to last year’s ridership numbers
Updated Sep 23 2015 11:04 pm

UTA offers more specifics on spending that depends on tax hike
Updated Sep 23 2015 12:25 pm

Emergency landing in Utah helps make a 14-hour flight last 40
Updated Sep 21 2015 09:39 pm

Ride-hailing Lyft joins ranks of city-approved options at airport
Updated Sep 10 2015 10:31 pm

UTA expands Sunday TRAX service, streetcar hours
Updated Sep 10 2015 12:54 pm

Do Utah’s mandated car safety inspections prevent crashes?
Updated Sep 08 2015 02:53 pm

Salt Lake congestion bad, but better than most large urban areas
Updated Aug 28 2015 01:45 am