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Salt Lake County employees don’t feel they’re paid what they’re worth, but the benefits apparently are good enough to make staying on the job worth it. That’s a leading conclusion of an 83-page survey that 60 percent of the county’s …

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  • Mine owner sues over Utah city’s deal with developers, including Josh Romney, to keep prison out of area
    The owner of a gravel mine is suing Saratoga Springs over a deal the city made with a group of developers, including Josh Romney, to keep a new prison...
    Updated May 26 2015 08:28 pm   |     |   Share
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Eric Moutsos, Derek Kitchen, Andrew lotcovici, Moudi Sbeity. Rolly: Cop who bucked Salt Lake Pride Parade attends historic gay wedding
    Eric Moutsos is fast becoming the “Where’s Waldo?” of Utah news. You remember Moutsos. He is the former Salt Lake City police officer who resigned fr...
    Updated May 26 2015 06:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo)  
As a storm moves in two motorcycles zip around a hairpin turn at the Larry Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele. The Miller family has withdrawn a parcel nearby from consideration for a new Utah State Prison. Miller family pulls its land near motorsports park from prison short list
    The list of potential sites for a new state prison just got shorter. The family of Larry H. Miller has withdrawn the property in Tooele County next to...
    Updated May 26 2015 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  
Rep. Paul Ray (R-Clearfield) speaks during a Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee Wednesday September 17, 2014. Utah lawmaker seeks death penalty for sex traffickers
    Even as other states move away from capital punishment, a lawmaker has prepared legislation to expand the death penalty in Utah. Rep. Paul Ray’s propo...
    Updated May 26 2015 01:53 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Co-chairman of the prison commission, Sen. Jerry Stevenson, left, joins Bob Nardi, senior vice president for Louis Berger (PRC consultant) as they tour the prison site west of Grantsville known SR 138 Industrial Park. Take a look at potential Utah prison sites in Tooele County
    When talk about moving the state prison turned serious, many Utah legislators assumed it would land in Tooele County, where the Army destroys old muni...
    Updated May 26 2015 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake County gearing up to decide how to spend $75M for parks and recreation
    Salt Lake County’s new parks and recreation master plan is almost done. So is the groundwork for a process to determine how funding made available by ...
    Updated May 26 2015 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Woman who ran over husband for not voting Romney sentenced to jail
    Woman who ran over husband for not voting Romney sentenced to jail. Poll: Love would beat Owens, Winder. Plaintiffs from Utah’s same-sex marriage case...

    Updated May 26 2015 06:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Kitchen-Sbeity wedding means a lot to us, even more to them
    Sunday’s marriage at the Gallivan Center capped a decades-long struggle for equality in this land of opportunity and was celebrated as a political vic...
    Updated May 26 2015 03:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake County seeks to shut down Day Reporting Center
    Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams wants to do away with the Day Reporting Center because it isn’t functioning as envisioned in dealing with people co...
    Updated May 26 2015 01:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mitch Behrmann, a volunteer with Salt Lake County Animal Services, works with Nala, a 2-year-old Rottweiler mix on Friday. A math student at the University of Utah, Behrmann said he loves to spend time at the shelter with shy dogs, to watch them progress and become more comfortable with people and even learn tricks. Behrmann said people have a misconception that shelter dogs are broken, when in reality they are just like other dogs. Salt Lake County volunteer numbers dip as baby boomers go from giving help to needing it
    Mitch Behrmann is precisely the kind of person Salt Lake County Volunteer Services is seeking. He’s 25, a University of Utah student originally from N...
    Updated May 26 2015 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to a morning crowd at the Draft restaurant, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Bush is visiting the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole) News roundup: Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidency
    Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidency. Club for Growth takes credit for Bishop, Stewart’s anti-Export-Import Bank stance. Senate...

    Updated May 26 2015 01:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Group pulls ads targeting Bishop, Stewart as they hurry to announce stands against Export-Import Bank
    The Club for Growth is taking credit for pressuring U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart to oppose the reauthorization of a little-known government...
    Updated May 22 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)  
 
Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill N. Parrish was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday as a federal district court judge. It took eight months for the nomination to be confirmed by senators despite a lack of opposition. Senate confirms Utah’s Parrish to federal bench
    Washington • After an eight-month wait, Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish was confirmed Thursday by the Senate as a federal judge for the Utah d...
    Updated May 22 2015 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • ((Tribune file photo)  )

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes Utah AG says 1-800 Contacts donation didn’t affect stance on law
    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact-lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a ...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Investors shun the gun, but Utah legislators love it
    If a Wall Street hedge fund worries about scaring off investors by owning the manufacturer of a gun used in mass murders, the gun should come to Utah,...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Jean Hill from the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, speaks at a press conference, hosted by “People Not Prisons,” Thursday, May 21, 2015. Reform advocates: Moving Utah Prison offers chance to help inmates prepare for return to society
    West Valley City • Advocacy groups are asking the public to consider not only where a new Utah State Prison should be built, but how a new penitentiar...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (UDOT courtesy file photo)
Utah officials are proposing additional 80 mph speed limit zones on some rural highways. More 80 mph speed zones coming on rural Utah freeways
    Utah officials are proposing additional 80 mph speed-limit zones on rural freeways — plus increasing limits by 5 mph in some trickier sections to 70 o...
    Updated May 21 2015 09:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Google unveils program to bridge digital divide in Salt Lake City, Provo
    Google Fiber announced a community-based “fellowship” program Thursday aimed at helping bridge the digital divide in Salt Lake City, Provo and six oth...
    Updated May 26 2015 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake City bicycle patrolman Cole Brock and other members of the bike patrol receive a blessing. Cyclists filled the block between 100 and 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City Saturday, September 28, 2013 during the “8th Annual Blessing of the Bikes” at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. The event was aimed at raising awareness of bicycle safety for anyone on on or two wheels including scooters, bicycles, motorcycles, unicycles, tricycles,  East-side Salt Lake City wants more cops; police chief not thrilled
    East-side neighborhoods are feeling unprotected as Salt Lake City police have, during the past two years, moved to increase patrols downtown — particu...
    Updated May 21 2015 07:30 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Housing development is underway near South Kelso Dune Drive, and within sight of the Oquirrh Temple in South Jordan, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  South Jordan has beat out Taylorsville as Utah's 10th most populous city, after Taylorsville held the 10th spot for the prior four years. Utah growing twice as fast as nation as whole
    Utah’s population grew by 6.08 percent since the last full U.S. census count in 2010, to 2,942,902 residents in 2014. The United States as a whole ex...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:10 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Capitol Police chief: Our cops will get some potty training over gun issues
    Capitol Police chief: Our cops will get some potty training. Prosecutors switch up a charge against Swallow. Hatch pushes back against HBO doc. Happ...

    Updated May 21 2015 11:43 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Prison Relocation Commission fields questions from the public at a meeting with Salt Lake City residents about the proposed prison site at I-80 and 7200 West, Wednesday May 20, 2015. Utah prison relocation meeting comes back to, ‘Why leave Draper?’
    Why not just rebuild the prison in Draper? It’s the nagging question the Prison Relocation Commission has found difficult to move beyond, and it hung ...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:58 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)  

A new Tesla service center and car charging station at 2312 S. State St. was under contruction in Salt Lake City in March. But the company's plan to sell cars there was blocked by the Utah attorney general's office, citing a state law. Talks are underway about a possible change to the law. Tesla, Utah auto dealers urged to break impasse
    Legislators are urging auto- makers and dealers to work together to resolve an impasse that has left a planned Tesla dealership in South Salt Lake una...
    Updated May 21 2015 08:08 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: ‘Draft Biden’ effort tried to nudge Cool Joe into the race
    ‘Draft Biden’ effort tried to nudge Cool Joe into the race. Poll: Utah’s congressional delegation approval around 50%. SLC spent $42,000 on Obama’s vi...

    Updated May 20 2015 06:05 pm   |     |   Share

 

Budget
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 Apr 20 2015 12:42 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

Guv signs two bills raising Utah taxes by more than $150 million
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:25 pm

Movin' on up: Senate passes bill to give pay raise to governor, other top state elected officials
Updated Mar 13 2015 07:30 pm

Legislature puts $1.5 million in public funds behind Aggie sports
Updated Mar 12 2015 07:00 am

Legislature backs big bump in student spending, smaller than guv wanted
Updated Mar 06 2015 01:06 pm

Revenues rosy as budget building begins
Updated Feb 19 2015 11:37 am

Utah’s mild winter brings (some) snow-removal savings
Updated Feb 16 2015 03:02 pm


Crime
Utah lawmaker seeks death penalty for sex traffickers
Updated May 26 2015 01:53 pm

Salt Lake County seeks to shut down Day Reporting Center
Updated May 26 2015 01:55 pm

Senate confirms Utah’s Parrish to federal bench
Updated May 22 2015 09:21 am

East-side Salt Lake City wants more cops; police chief not thrilled
Updated May 21 2015 07:30 am

Auditor finds more than $100K swindled from Utah County water district
Updated May 18 2015 11:41 am

Salt Lake County mayor rebuts ethics claims, alleges possible fraud by lawmaker
Updated May 15 2015 11:13 am

Charges fly between two top elected Utah Democrats
Updated May 13 2015 09:13 pm

Utah police departments moving toward training for defusing situations
Updated May 09 2015 11:53 am

How should Utah police officers be trained to interact with mentally ill?
Updated Apr 28 2015 08:16 am

Swallow likely to get his state pension whatever happens in criminal case
Updated Apr 15 2015 11:46 am


Culture
Utah growing twice as fast as nation as whole
Updated May 21 2015 10:10 am

In Republican Utah, big laws taking effect Tuesday have liberal bent
Updated May 11 2015 03:05 pm

Group scolds Mormon apostle for ‘disparaging’ LGBT families
Updated Apr 09 2015 07:33 pm

Former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter, who was in politics ‘for the right reasons,’ dies after stroke
Updated Apr 18 2015 03:02 pm

Report: Utah women losing ground in poverty and opportunity
Updated Apr 09 2015 10:59 am

Utah man who wore polo to Obama meeting says he would’ve dressed up if he’d known
Updated Apr 09 2015 11:17 pm

Obama’s talk with Mormon leaders is latest in long string of closed-off meetings, media group says
Updated Apr 06 2015 09:37 pm

Utahns want to know: Why did Obama stay at the Sheraton?
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:38 pm

LGBT anti-discrimination bill clears Legislature, on its way to Utah governor
Updated Mar 28 2015 05:03 pm

Anti-discrimination bill clears Utah Senate in historic vote
Updated Mar 07 2015 10:34 am


Elections
Salt Lake County gearing up to decide how to spend $75M for parks and recreation
Updated May 26 2015 04:14 pm

Salt Lake County Council draws some flexible boundaries
Updated May 19 2015 02:45 pm

Utah Libertarians become first ‘qualified party’ under new election law
Updated May 15 2015 06:09 pm

‘I want to be with Erin’: Salt Lake City Councilman LaMalfa giving up seat to be with Councilwoman Mendenhall
Updated May 11 2015 10:03 pm

County Council pondering the future of Willow Creek
Updated May 12 2015 05:55 pm

Mitt Romney’s summit will bring 2016 contenders to Utah
Updated May 09 2015 11:58 am

GOP wants input on nominating process, but some question tactic
Updated May 09 2015 11:54 am

Utah Democrats can’t afford their own online presidential primary
Updated May 06 2015 09:52 pm

Sen. Mike Lee’s Romney connections — one for, one against
Updated Apr 27 2015 10:47 pm

Local councils to spread word on county vote
Updated Apr 27 2015 10:47 am


Education
Legislature won’t override any of Herbert’s five vetoes
Updated Apr 20 2015 12:41 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

Is parade of ed-tech bills aimed at helping schools or vendors?
Updated Mar 09 2015 12:09 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
Utah governor open to legalizing medical marijuana
Updated May 14 2015 09:26 pm

Utah business groups, with Mia Love’s help, push for repeal of Obamacare tax
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:29 pm

Legislature tackles major issues — with one big exception
Updated Mar 19 2015 09:56 pm

Hope for Utah Medicaid decision is alive, but barely
Updated Mar 12 2015 04:21 pm

Final 2 days: What's left at the Utah Legislature
Updated Mar 11 2015 09:25 am

Medical marijuana defeated by one vote in Utah Senate; lawmakers still ‘intrigued’ by idea
Updated Mar 10 2015 04:04 pm

House changes rules after Dems attempt to force vote on Healthy Utah
Updated Mar 10 2015 04:05 pm

Utah lawmakers get premium state health care while debating what to give the poor
Updated Mar 09 2015 04:12 pm

Hatch’s Obamacare-bridge plan may be a way out for high-court conservatives
Updated Mar 14 2015 06:35 pm

E-cigarette regulation bill advances to Utah House
Updated Mar 09 2015 12:10 pm


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

Bishop Wester: Immigration reform may require reforming ourselves first
Updated Apr 28 2015 10:40 pm

Orrin Hatch votes yes, Mike Lee votes no on confirmation of Loretta Lynch for attorney general
Updated Apr 23 2015 06:15 pm

Utah could get cash from Obama immigration orders to tune of $11M
Updated Apr 17 2015 08:34 am

How the path of the Utah immigration debate turned a corner
Updated Mar 19 2015 10:17 pm

Bill passes to raise fees for immigrant driving privilege cards in Utah
Updated Mar 05 2015 01:45 pm

Utah’s Mia Love ‘excited’ to block Obama’s immigration orders, suggests ousting McConnell if he can’t deliver votes
Updated Feb 27 2015 11:34 am

Utah Senate approves another new-driver test, pricier driving cards for immigrants
Updated Feb 24 2015 12:58 pm

Herbert: Congress needs to ‘get off fanny’ and pass immigration reform
Updated Feb 20 2015 09:46 pm

Immigrant drivers could face higher fees, more robust background checks
Updated Feb 18 2015 07:52 pm


Local
Salt Lake County workers don't think they're paid enough, but stay for benefits, survey says
Updated May 26 2015 08:22 pm

Miller family pulls its land near motorsports park from prison short list
Updated May 26 2015 09:56 pm

Take a look at potential Utah prison sites in Tooele County
Updated May 26 2015 01:54 pm

Salt Lake County volunteer numbers dip as baby boomers go from giving help to needing it
Updated May 26 2015 01:56 pm

Residents decry plan for water-conserving dry rough at Bonneville up to their backyards
Updated May 19 2015 11:09 pm

McAdams is available to public on Thursday
Updated May 21 2015 11:43 am

Take a look at the Utah prison relocation site in Salt Lake City
Updated May 19 2015 09:59 am

Lawmakers do about-face, will attend public meetings about Utah prison move
Updated May 14 2015 08:33 pm

SLC officials seek input on recreation improvements
Updated May 08 2015 10:35 am

Republicans on Salt Lake council reject bike-to-work incentive
Updated May 06 2015 11:15 pm


Poverty
Outside expert says Salt Lake City’s homeless services disorganized and dysfunctional
Updated May 14 2015 10:45 pm

Consultant: Solving homelessness in Utah requires 24/7 program, not just housing
Updated May 14 2015 11:51 am

Wrangling continues over what to do with Utah’s other 14,000 homeless
Updated May 11 2015 02:39 pm

Utah's chronic homeless numbers drop from 1,932 to 178 in 10 years
Updated Apr 29 2015 01:42 pm

At 79 and counting, Social Security faces some challenges of aging
Updated Apr 18 2015 05:14 pm

Program helps needy shop at Utah farmers markets
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:15 pm

‘I don’t want my daughter to see the struggles I went through’: Ogden program seeks to end Utah’s cycle of poverty
Updated Apr 01 2015 10:52 am

Pioneer Park Coalition schism again chalked up as miscommunication over homeless housing
Updated Feb 26 2015 10:38 pm

Pioneer Park Coalition sees another resignation, more member confusion
Updated Feb 24 2015 04:59 pm

Utah lawmakers kill bill to raise pay for tipped workers
Updated Feb 20 2015 11:30 am


Security
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

Utah’s Air Force test range expansion questioned, but endorsed
Updated Feb 23 2015 12:07 pm

Utah’s Hatch seeks flexibility, including ground troops, for Obama to fight ISIS
Updated Mar 02 2015 06:22 pm

Utah’s Stewart named to Intelligence Committee
Updated Jan 15 2015 11:58 am


Transportation
More 80 mph speed zones coming on rural Utah freeways
Updated May 21 2015 09:55 pm

For missed goals, UTA cuts bonus funding by a fifth
Updated May 14 2015 07:52 am

If voters approve tax hike, UTA is eyeing improving bus service
Updated May 13 2015 10:24 pm

Utah fifth most friendly state for bicycling
Updated May 11 2015 10:02 pm

UTA pushes on-time rate for buses, trains to 92%, up from 62% in 2006
Updated May 10 2015 08:36 pm

Starting Tuesday, Utah drivers can be pulled over for not wearing seat belts
Updated May 07 2015 10:12 pm

‘Wild West’: Uber and Lyft running illegally at Salt Lake City Airport, director charges
Updated May 07 2015 10:35 pm

Cars talking to cars? UDOT about to launch tests to help development
Updated May 03 2015 07:30 am

Utah County residents file petitions against bus route
Updated May 02 2015 12:56 pm

Nashville officials visiting SLC for ideas on transit, planning
Updated Apr 30 2015 10:56 am

Welfare