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Last Updated Feb 23, 2017 09:15PM

Jeremy Grimshaw and his wife, Kristen, drove from their Payson home to attend the Cottonwood Heights town hall meeting Rep. Jason Chaffetz hosted at Brighton High School, Kristen’s alma mater. The couple arrived early and waited in line between “some …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Server Kerry Harding pours glasses of white wine for customers behind the ’Zion Curtain’ at Lamb’s Grill in Salt Lake City Wednesday Jan. 11.  After building the frosted glass enclosure around the bar and paying a $2,000 fine to the DABC, liquor is once again being poured for customers.  The iconic Main Street restaurant lost is license back in October because it failed to notify the DABC about the change in ownership. The mishap meant Lamb’s fell under new requirements and had to build the state-requried barrier that prevents customers from seeing the pouring and mixing of booze. Rolly: Ghost of liquor laws past haunting Utah’s Capitol to scare up support for Zion Curtain
    With legislators working on an alcohol bill that could bring down Utah’s Zion Curtain, the ghost of liquor laws past is still waging a valiant fight a...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 10:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski hugs former Mayor Jake Garn at Salt Lake City and County Building Thursday February 16, 2017. The proclamation makes Feb. 16 Mayor Jake Garn Day in Salt Lake City. Rolly: Salt Lake City honors its last Republican mayor, who served four decades ago
    It’s fitting that a historic figure in Salt Lake City government be the one to recognize a forerunner who himself stands out in history. On Thursday,...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 12:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Chaffetz’s town-hall protesters have no voice. What’s the NRA’s excuse?
    Several commentaries have suggested that the hostile crowd at Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s town hall meeting last week defeated its own purpose and made Chaf...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 11:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Paul Rolly: Lawmakers just can’t make things up.
    During a legislative review Monday of an audit released earlier of the University of Utah athletic department, Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, bla...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 07:36 pm   |     |   Share


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    On Monday, I was invited by a member of Salt Lake City’s Rotary Club to the group’s Tuesday luncheon at a downtown hotel. I was told that Mayor Jacki...
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    Updated Feb 06 2017 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    As Sen. Orrin Hatch continues to fuel speculation he will run for an unprecedented eighth term next year and critics zero in on his many perceived inc...
    Updated Feb 03 2017 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah GOP official loses charter school contract after allegedly getting insider information
    Some present and former state legislators or their relatives have earned a substantial part of their incomes through charter schools, either by buildi...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 11:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Schuss or shush? Alta Ski Area silences women’s protest
    Avalanches in Little Cottonwood Canyon prevented folks in Alta from joining the women’s march at the Utah Capitol on the first day of the 2017 legisla...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:37 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Thanks, Mrs. Jacobs, a journalism teacher who deserves her own headline
    I never worked on the student newspaper at Skyline High when I attended the school some 50 years ago. For starters, I didn’t have the grades to be ac...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Rep. Jason Chaffetz talks with news media during Republican Party Election Night Victory Party at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 8, 2016. Rolly: What do Chaffetz and a disgraced deputy fuhrer have in common? Think suck-up, not Nazi
    In 1941, Germany’s Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess commandeered a small plane without permission and flew to Scotland, where he hoped to negotiate a peace s...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 10:56 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 23 2017 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: We shall overcome — eventually. For years, that was the cry of Utah’s MLK Day backers
    While Utahns commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, few may remember the struggles that eventually dragged the Legislature into officially...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Is Salt Lake County too big for its britches? Some talk about splitting it up
    Whether it be a lingering anger toward Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams or a quest for better government, some Utah lawmakers have discussed splitti...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 11:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Rep. Jason Chaffetz talks with news media during Republican Party Election Night Victory Party at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 8, 2016. Rolly: What do Chaffetz and a disgraced deputy fuhrer have in common? Think suck-up, not Nazi
    In 1941, Germany’s Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess commandeered a small plane without permission and flew to Scotland, where he hoped to negotiate a peace s...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 10:56 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 23 2017 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: We shall overcome — eventually. For years, that was the cry of Utah’s MLK Day backers
    While Utahns commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, few may remember the struggles that eventually dragged the Legislature into officially...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Is Salt Lake County too big for its britches? Some talk about splitting it up
    Whether it be a lingering anger toward Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams or a quest for better government, some Utah lawmakers have discussed splitti...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 11:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Private land grab in rural Utah may be a sign of things to come
    A recent Salt Lake Tribune story about a private company buying state land — then gating off a county road intersecting the property — should raise al...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah legislator sees a softer side to Middle East conflict
    As right-wing politicians scold the Obama administration for not siding with Israel over the United Nations’ condemnation of its West Bank settlements...
    Updated Jan 06 2017 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Frank J Bott  |  Special to the Tribune   Tooele County Commissioner Myron E. Bateman, right, listens to Commission Chairman Wade B. Bitner talk about the salary increase for county employees during the public comment period. Rolly: Tooele County commissioners play Santa Claus — for themselves
    The Tooele County Commission came up with its own version of a classic Christmas song as the holidays approached last month, with the new lyrics going...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 02:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A group of people listened to San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman in Blanding’s Centennial Park Saturday May 10, 2014, prior to an ATV ride into Recapture Canyon, closed to motorized use since 2007 to protect the seven-mile long canyon’s archeological sites. Paul Rolly: Utah officials say they can manage lands better, but look at their record
    President Barack Obama’s designation Wednesday of the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County elicited the expected response...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Legendary coaches Ron McBride and Lavell Edwards have a laugh as they do a special holiday reading during the 27th annual Christmas Singalong at EnergySolutions Center, Monday, December 17, 2012. Rolly: LaVell Edwards had a heart big enough for everyone — even the likes of me
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    Updated Dec 29 2016 08:50 pm   |     |   Share