Last Updated Jan 22, 2017 09:47AM

Despite the sustained uproar since her mid-December selection of four homeless shelter sites, Mayor Jackie Biskupski enjoys the approval of just more than half of Salt Lake City’s registered voters after a year in office. Biskupski recently sat through two-and-a-half …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |   Tribune file photo)   Looking south west from the Avenues past the Utah State Capitol building, Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Education funding tops legislators’ agenda during the coming session
    Utah Republican and Democratic legislative leaders often disagree. But they are unanimous about what the biggest topic facing the Legislature is as it...
    Updated Jan 22 2017 09:25 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   In conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, Ogden hosted the Northern Utah Unity Rally Saturday, January 21, 2017  at Ogden Union Station with a march to Washington Boulevard, ending at the Ogden City Municipal Building, 2549 Washington Blvd. Ogden women join those across the country protesting Donald Trump
    Ogden • Protesters, mostly women, marched through this northern Utah hub Saturday to protest the inauguration of President Trump. About 300 people wa...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Protesters march from the National Mall to The White House during the Women’s March on Washington  Saturday January 21, 2017. Among the massive Women’s March crowd in Washington — Utahns who want their voices heard
    Washington • Women, men and children, estimated at a half million, swarmed the National Mall on Saturday. Though angry, frustrated and scared, they ho...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 11:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, sing together during a National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Mormon leader among those who pray for President Trump at National Cathedral
    President Donald Trump received the prayers of religious leaders from a diverse group of faiths, among them Muslims and Catholics, Sikhs and Mormons, ...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 06:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Protestors march toward the Capitol building protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump, Friday, January 20, 2017.  About 1,000 Utahns rally against President Donald Trump
    “Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Donald Trump.” That request, from a young woman, rang out over the microphone at a rally...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 10:07 am   |     |   Share
  • Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington last May. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer Chaffetz shakes hands with Clinton, vows to continue his probe of her emails
    After their bruising election battle, and with some of his fans on the National Mall still chanting the campaign favorite “Lock her up!”, President Do...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Robert and Anna Woodruff, of South Jordan, talk before the 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Friday January 20, 2017. Utah couple hopeful America’s new president will achieve greatness
    Washington • When Robert Woodruff heard the three men in front of him praising Donald Trump, he leaned forward and embraced the strangers in a hug, sp...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 10:28 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform ’America the Beautiful’ during the 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Friday January 20, 2017. Mormon Tabernacle Choir gives seventh inauguration performance
    Washington • The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, once dubbed “America’s choir” by President Ronald Reagan, belted out “America the Beautiful” ahead of Donald...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 01:44 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   President Trump delivers his inaugural address during the 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Friday January 20, 2017. Amid praise and protest, Donald Trump becomes president
    Washington • Promising a new day for America and hailing what he said was an historic turn for the country, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th pres...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 10:07 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Drug use among the homeless is rampant and in plain sight along 400 West near the Road Home shelter. Without more jail beds or treatment slots, Salt Lake City police can do little with law breakers around the homeless shelter
    Without money for more jail beds and drug treatment, ongoing criminal-justice reforms will fall short, the Salt Lake County Jail will remain overburde...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy the White House |  Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch in a secure, undisclosed location during the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2016. Sen. Orrin Hatch acting as a designated survivor during inauguration
    Washington • There’s not much resemblance to Kiefer Sutherland, but Sen. Orrin Hatch took on the role of the designated survivor during Friday’s inaug...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 06:48 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: With Trump,‘None of us knows what’s going to happen’
    Welcome to the new president; ‘None of us knows what’s going to happen.’ Baptist pastor to speak at Trump service has blasted Mormons. Chaffetz bailed...

    Updated Jan 20 2017 11:35 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |   Tribune file photo)   A traveler smokes in the smoking lounge before his flight to Houston at the Salt Lake City International Airport Tuesday November 20, 2012. Contraband cigarettes among Utah smokers’ favorite brands
    More than a quarter of the cigarettes smoked in Utah — 26.8 percent — are smuggled in because tobacco taxes here are so much higher than in neighborin...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 08:34 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The name tag for Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, in the Oversight Committee Room in the Rayburn House Office Building Thursday January 19, 2017. Chaffetz actually skipped the meeting, says ethics watchdog he lambasted
    Washington • The federal ethics official whom Rep. Jason Chaffetz lambasted last week for refusing to meet with him pointed to newly disclosed emails ...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 08:35 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Oath of office is administered to incoming Salt Lake County Auditor Scott Tingley at the Salt Lake County Council chamber earlier this month. Fire department audit triggers county review of council members’ spending
    A blistering state audit of the Unified Fire Authority, formerly led by Salt Lake County Councilman Michael Jensen, has prompted a separate county aud...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 11:34 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |   Tribune file photo)    Sen. Orrin Hatch answers a few questions from the media before giving the keynote address, at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition luncheon, at the Grand America, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Hatch warns Democrats against smearing Treasury nominee
    Washington • Sen. Orrin Hatch warned Democrats on Thursday not to go after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Treasury Department, Ste...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The latest audits of quasi-government agencies fit a growing trend
    What do the Utah Transit Authority, the Economic Development Corp. of Utah, the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, the Utah Communicatio...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 08:11 am   |     |   Share
  • President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrive at a pre-Inaugural ’Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration’ at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Pastor preaching to Trump on Friday has called Mormon church a ‘cult’
    Washington • A Texas pastor scheduled to preach at a private ceremony for President-elect Donald Trump on Friday morning has made several derogatory r...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 08:53 am   |     |   Share
  • (Ryan Galbraith  |  Tribune File Photo)    Ken Bullock, Utah League of Cities and Towns. Audit rips Utah League of Cities and Towns, calls for criminal probe, recovery of public funds
    Ken Bullock, longtime executive director of the Utah League of Cities and Towns, resigned as a state audit released Thursday said he charged $57,000 i...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 10:50 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Obama’s White House staff say goodbye on their final day
    Obama’s White House staff say goodbye on their final day. Poll: 52 percent of Utahns have an unfavorable view of Trump. Scathing audit takes issue wit...

    Updated Jan 20 2017 11:35 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 1, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wears his ’Make America Great Again’ hat at a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Donald Trump enters the White House on Jan. 20 just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics rules and continued his combative style of replying to any slight with a personal attack _ on Twitter and in person. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) Most Utahns give thumbs-down on Trump, don’t like Obama either
    Washington • A majority of Utahns have an unfavorable view of President-elect Donald Trump as he steps into office, but even more residents have a neg...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Michael Maloy, center, with the Salt Lake City Planning Division, listens and answers questions from the public during their final chance to influence the design and imprint of four 150-bed homeless shelters through community workshops organized by city administrators. The city has invited suggestions in advance of hiring an architect and entering zoning and conditional use processes that may take up to a year and a half at some sites, including the controversy-ridden 653 E. Simpson Ave. location. The event was held at the Nibley Park Elementary School Auditorium in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Photos: Salt Lake City residents weigh in at the final of three homeless shelter workshops
    Wednesday presented Salt Lake City residents their final chance to influence the design and imprint of four 150-bed homeless shelters through communit...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 11:34 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Khosrow Semnani talks about his plans to revamp Trolley Square, which he purchased out of bankruptcy in 2013. SLC rezone paves way for development near Trolley Square
    A long-sought development near Trolley Square — across the distinctive sky bridge over 600 South — will move on to review by the Historic Landmark Com...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 10:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)    Former Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen, left, and Deputy Chief Gaylord Scott in October 2010. A recent audit recommends a criminal investigation related to their spending at UFA. Audit says former fire authority leaders misused funds; criminal probes recommended
    The state auditor came down hard Wednesday on former leaders of the Unified Fire Authority for alleged self-dealing and misuse of public money. In a p...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 04:34 pm   |     |   Share


Hatch warns Democrats against smearing Treasury nominee
Updated Jan 19 2017 06:45 pm

Utah won’t release details on Amazon tax deal, says info would give advantage to competitors
Updated Jan 17 2017 10:58 pm

Unpaid taxes act as easy loans for many Utah developers
Updated Jan 03 2017 03:30 pm

Large arts groups to split $13.7M from ZAP
Updated Dec 14 2016 08:30 pm

Utah Legislature’s budget czar honored
Updated Dec 12 2016 04:08 pm

Governor’s new budget emphasizes law enforcement, education
Updated Dec 07 2016 10:36 pm

Salt Lake County budget up for public hearings, with focus on ‘Pay for Success’
Updated Dec 05 2016 10:42 am

Hillyard replaced after 12 years as budget chairman
Updated Nov 28 2016 11:10 am

Gov. Herbert calls special session Wednesday for Legislature
Updated Nov 15 2016 12:25 pm

No tax hike, little new money in Salt Lake County mayor’s 2017 budget
Updated Nov 18 2016 07:09 pm

Audit says former fire authority leaders misused funds; criminal probes recommended
Updated Jan 20 2017 04:34 pm

Bill emerges to replace Utah’s unenforceable hate-crimes law
Updated Jan 17 2017 08:18 am

Hatch says Democratic attempts to derail Sessions A.G. nomination doomed
Updated Jan 10 2017 09:36 pm

Lawmaker proposes making Utah first state to lower alcohol limit to 0.05
Updated Jan 03 2017 02:48 pm

Utah animal advocates want to beef up requirement on shelter for dogs in bad weather
Updated Dec 27 2016 10:58 pm

Questions raised whether Utah building new prison bigger than it needs to be
Updated Dec 22 2016 02:39 pm

On heels of justice reform, Utah prisons have seen populations decline
Updated Nov 16 2016 05:10 pm

Juab County recorder behaved unethically, state commission says
Updated Nov 10 2016 10:13 pm

State saves millions on prison land purchase in northwest Salt Lake City
Updated Nov 22 2016 12:41 pm

Threatening calls follow Utah GOP leader’s Clinton love-child claim
Updated Oct 17 2016 09:25 pm

Mormons in Congress mirror percentage in U.S. population
Updated Jan 03 2017 10:38 pm

Utahns want Chaffetz to probe Trump conflicts, ethics official responds to Chaffetz
Updated Jan 17 2017 11:49 pm

Chaffetz wants to probe ethics of federal ethics director critical of Trump
Updated Jan 16 2017 12:20 am

Mormon Tabernacle Choir will sing Trump, Pence into White House
Updated Dec 29 2016 08:26 pm

Utah lawmaker proposes to allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit
Updated Jan 18 2017 07:15 pm

Pulitzer winner to Utah leaders: Changing world requires creativity, compassion
Updated Jan 04 2017 06:25 pm

Utah’s GOP members vote to gut ethics office, then reverse course
Updated Jan 03 2017 10:27 pm

Top diplomat says U.S. committed to spreading religious freedom step by step
Updated Nov 21 2016 12:12 pm

Utah’s Guv seeks $50k from taxpayers for anti-pornography push
Updated Dec 12 2016 08:21 pm

President Obama honors Robert Redford with America’s top civilian award
Updated Nov 26 2016 08:41 pm

Amid praise and protest, Donald Trump becomes president
Updated Jan 21 2017 10:07 am

Chaffetz actually skipped the meeting, says ethics watchdog he lambasted
Updated Jan 20 2017 08:35 am

Meet the Utahns going to Washington to celebrate — and protest — Trump’s inauguration
Updated Jan 15 2017 09:18 am

Most Utahns give thumbs-down on Trump, don’t like Obama either
Updated Jan 19 2017 09:23 am

Possible GOP challenger to Rep. Jason Chaffetz emerges
Updated Jan 20 2017 11:34 am

Trump may tap Utah A.G. Sean Reyes for FTC chair, report says
Updated Jan 17 2017 11:10 pm

Utah law unclear on filling potentially vacant U.S. House seat, legislators working on fix
Updated Jan 12 2017 11:34 pm

Utah’s Chris Stewart walks back ‘BS’ comment on Russian hacking, says information was withheld
Updated Jan 06 2017 10:41 pm

Utah Highway Patrol will send troopers to D.C. to aid security forces at Trump’s inauguration
Updated Jan 05 2017 01:20 pm

Utah Rep. Mia Love calls President-elect Donald Trump ‘kind, gracious’ after phone chat
Updated Jan 05 2017 01:20 pm

Education funding tops legislators’ agenda during the coming session
Updated Jan 22 2017 09:25 am

Utah lawmakers feel compelled to respond to push for education tax hike
Updated Dec 15 2016 11:05 am

Herbert backs away from $400 million promise for education boost
Updated Oct 04 2016 05:21 pm

Gov. Gary Herbert to seek $400 million more for schools in next budget
Updated Sep 29 2016 10:51 pm

Reed Benson ­— BYU religion professor, John Birch Society leader, son of Mormon prophet — dies
Updated Aug 31 2016 10:46 am

Utah governor’s race: Weinholtz vs. Herbert on charter schools, education
Updated Sep 12 2016 11:33 am

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

Interior nominee: President has power to amend, maybe remove, monument designation
Updated Jan 17 2017 11:02 pm

Hatch prods Interior nominee to help ‘repair damage’ of national monuments
Updated Jan 13 2017 12:15 pm

Snowbird zip line plan stirs complaints of ‘Disneyfication’ of mountains
Updated Jan 09 2017 08:12 am

Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee push to rein in presidential power in wake of Bears Ears
Updated Jan 10 2017 11:45 am

Inside Obama’s decision to name the Bears Ears National Monument
Updated Jan 04 2017 03:49 pm

Interior looks to put 10 million acres off limits to mining to protect sage grouse habitat
Updated Jan 03 2017 04:40 pm

Noel lining up conservative backers in push to head BLM
Updated Dec 23 2016 08:31 am

Congressman Rob Bishop betting that there will be no Bears Ears monument
Updated Dec 28 2016 02:14 pm

Bishop calls Interior pick’s opposition to land transfers enviro spin
Updated Jan 12 2017 09:14 pm

Trump’s choice to head Interior opposes GOP’s effort to sell public lands
Updated Dec 15 2016 12:32 pm

Utah Lawmaker abandons bill to avoid abortion fight
Updated Jan 12 2017 11:19 am

Utahns in Congress ready to pounce on Obamacare repeal — but effective date might be years off
Updated Jan 05 2017 10:57 pm

Weinholtz support for medical marijuana bolstered by wife’s personal experience
Updated Nov 07 2016 01:31 pm

State says e-cigarette company changed its name, kept deceptive marketing
Updated Oct 04 2016 02:26 pm

Dems say Obamacare is helping Utahns, but GOP says plan is crumbling
Updated Nov 15 2016 06:52 pm

Utah leaders push for statewide crisis hotline to combat suicide
Updated Sep 23 2016 11:09 am

Hispanic Heritage Parade and festivities highlights culture and health care
Updated Sep 07 2016 12:21 pm

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 Jul 29 2016 08:35 pm

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

Utah lawyers step up to protect Muslim refugees from discrimination, threats
Updated Nov 29 2016 11:10 pm

New citizens welcomed to a country in flux
Updated Dec 01 2016 10:50 am

Herbert says Utah needs to welcome refugees from war-torn nations
Updated Dec 02 2016 10:02 pm

New coalition of Utah businesses, conservatives seeks immigration reform
Updated Nov 22 2016 02:43 pm

Mexican consul to Utah immigrants: We will defend you
Updated Nov 21 2016 12:11 pm

Utah ranks No. 10 for share of undocumented immigrants in workforce
Updated Nov 04 2016 08:21 am

Ex-congressman: Mormon leaders suffer ‘episode of incoherence’ in opposition to Trump’s Muslim ban
Updated Aug 23 2016 09:16 pm

Latino vote director for Hillary Clinton tells Utahns their votes count
Updated Sep 19 2016 11:07 am

Reverse Mexican immigration continues ­— but maybe not in Utah
Updated Sep 08 2016 07:58 pm

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

Poll: Amid shelter site outcry, most Salt Lakers back Mayor Biskupski, homeless plan
Updated Jan 22 2017 09:47 am

Fire department audit triggers county review of council members’ spending
Updated Jan 20 2017 11:34 am

SLC rezone paves way for development near Trolley Square
Updated Jan 20 2017 10:08 pm

Hope for Wingpointe Golf Course survives, barely, as Salt Lake City Council blasts administration for lack of progress with FAA
Updated Jan 18 2017 05:30 pm

Salt Lake City promises report on purchase of $7M Sugar House homeless shelter site
Updated Jan 18 2017 05:29 pm

City touts first completed development at ambitious Station Center project
Updated Jan 17 2017 12:07 pm

Salt Lake City unveils 'micro-unit' affordable housing plan — 250-500 square feet for about $542 monthly
Updated Jan 10 2017 11:54 am

Salt Lake City announces paid parental leave for employees
Updated Jan 11 2017 10:52 am

Millcreek City leads county into a new era
Updated Jan 03 2017 02:49 pm

Public invited to address city leaders on new homeless resource centers
Updated Jan 01 2017 08:57 pm

Biskupski downplays city-county rift on homeless issues, McAdams requests money from Legislature
Updated Jan 14 2017 06:34 pm

Residents pack meeting, say only ‘solution’ for proposed Sugar House homeless shelter is to put it somewhere else
Updated Jan 14 2017 06:34 pm

Poor Utahns face big shortage of affordable housing
Updated Jan 11 2017 11:12 pm

Salt Lake County mayor calls for big changes to city’s plan for homeless shelters
Updated Jan 11 2017 11:24 pm

County mayor says Biskupski’s plan to swiftly close Road Home shelter will have ‘disastrous impact’ on homeless
Updated Jan 11 2017 10:51 am

Salt Lake City spent $7 million on Simpson Avenue site for planned homeless shelter
Updated Jan 10 2017 09:45 pm

Utah payday lenders' average interest rate roughly double that of 1960s Mafia loans
Updated Jan 06 2017 08:39 am

Biskupski continues to face resistance as councilwoman tries to nix Sugar House shelter site
Updated Jan 10 2017 09:45 pm

Did public get enough say on SLC homeless shelters?
Updated Jan 04 2017 01:00 am

About 100 residents blast SLC’s shelter-site choices, which Biskupski says could change
Updated Jan 04 2017 11:18 am

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart selected to lead House subcommittee on intelligence
Updated Jan 11 2017 09:09 pm

California critics warn that Utah pension fund’s hotel could be used to spy on U.S. agencies if it’s sold to Chinese
Updated Jan 06 2017 12:04 pm

CIA found Russia tried to hack election to help Trump? That’s BS, says Utah congressman
Updated Dec 12 2016 10:23 pm

A.G. Reyes says talk of Muslim registry is un-American
Updated Nov 21 2016 09:42 pm

Iran spy says Utah state senator was under constant surveillance during visit
Updated Oct 25 2016 06:35 pm

U. conference: Global threats grow amid questions of U.S. commitment
Updated Aug 01 2016 11:57 am

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 Sep 15 2016 08:10 pm

Video: Semi hits Utah snowplow, sends it over 300-foot embankment
Updated Jan 19 2017 09:12 pm

Salt Lake City International Airport ranks No. 10 for firearms seized
Updated Jan 13 2017 09:29 pm

SLC Airport sets record for passengers
Updated Jan 12 2017 11:19 am

Happy New Year: No rise in Utah fuel tax
Updated Dec 30 2016 11:11 am

UTA reverses push to make van poolers pay for car washes
Updated Dec 09 2016 02:48 pm

UTA spent 59% more on ‘union busting’ consultant than initially disclosed — $74,000
Updated Dec 12 2016 05:44 pm

Salt Lake City Council questions rush on $350M add to airport rebuild tab
Updated Dec 06 2016 10:41 pm

Park City unveils new Kimball Junction Transit Center and clean-burning buses
Updated Dec 05 2016 10:16 pm

Except for ski buses, UTA altering little on Dec. 18 ‘change day’
Updated Dec 07 2016 11:49 am

Restored UTA bus evokes memories of Rosa Parks
Updated Dec 05 2016 10:44 am