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Last Updated May 5, 2015 02:48PM

Fifty-six University of Utah medical students signed a letter to medical school professor Richard Farnsworth concerning his signature on a hotly disputed amicus brief before the Supreme Court that con...

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  • Rolly: The highs and lows of Utah’s license-plate censors
    John and Sharon Lamont have a two-person Western music band named Rydin’ High, and since 1990 they have sported a vanity license plate, “Rydn Hi,” to ...
    Updated May 04 2015 11:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Does chairman’s ‘Star Chamber’ proposal violate GOP by-laws?
    Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans’ proposal to require that GOP candidates go through a Star Chamber-like vetting process to prove their pol...
    Updated May 01 2015 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
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Protesters kiss while standing in Temple Square, Sunday 7/19/09. In solidarity with Derek Jones and Matthew Aune, arrested and handcuffed July 8 for a display of public affection on Main Street Plaza, protesters have organized a second Rolly: Remember the gay kiss on Mormon plaza? Well, cop who refused Pride Parade duty wrote that citation
    Eric Moutsos, the former cop who resigned from the Salt Lake City Police Department after he was suspended for refusing to ride his motorcycle in the ...
    Updated May 01 2015 07:29 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah cop who refused Pride Parade duty finds a home with Sutherland Institute
    The Salt Lake City police officer who was placed on paid leave last year after refusing to ride his motorcycle in the Pride Parade has taken a fundrai...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 10:24 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  
Michelle Turpin speaks during a party to show unity, love and celebrate all Utah families at Club Sound Wednesday June 26, 2013. Rolly: Utah ‘Capitol 13’ protester risked a lot to stand up for LGBT rights
    It took years of frustration for Michelle Turpin to risk her freedom, her reputation and her livelihood to stand up for what she believed was right an...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Republican vetting idea is latest act of desperation
    Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans’ proposal of select GOP committees vetting potential candidates before they could be certified Republicans ...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 06:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Carpe diem — BYU seizes the day and the top Latin prizes, again
    As a die-hard Utah fan, I hate to say it, but the Cougars have drubbed the Utes — again. In Latin. The tri-school competition pitting the University ...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Super-PAC ads boost Mike Lee, send message to potential rivals
    I was watching CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday when an ad appeared urging viewers to thank Sen. Mike Lee for the bang-up job he has done in his first term...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 08:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Rolly: Mike Lee’s super-PAC buddy lands in super-hot water
    With the recent news that Sen. Mike Lee appears to have scared off potential Republican opponents with his ability to raise a boatload of money from s...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Lee, Love beneficiaries of special interest politics
    Two stories in the Salt Lake Tribune this week send the disturbing message that politics in the United States has become so cynical, so special-intere...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Mormon critic wins JFK Profile in Courage Award
    The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, named after the nation’s first Catholic president who had to fend off religious bigotry during his 1960 ...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  l  Tribune file photo)  
Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter (right) describes some of the Commision's findings as current Utah Governor Gary Herbert listens at left. The Commission to Optimize State Government members presented Utah Gov. Gary Herbert with its report – the result of a nearly yearlong effort to identify areas for increased efficiency within state government  in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Rolly: My long train ride with Bangerter and what made him a great guv
    It was during a four-hour train ride from Linz, Austria, to Berlin that I really got to know Norm Bangerter. The governor was on an extended trip to ...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Senator Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake, hugs Executive Director of Equality Utah, Troy Williams following the passing by the Senate of SB296, the nondiscrimination religious liberties bill on Friday, March 6, 2015. Rolly: Minus Mia’s help, this couple got little Love on Arches hiking tour
    In the wake of Friday’s column about the large group of hikers at Arches National Park who were placed in a ranger-led tour of the restricted Fiery Fu...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 07:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Late funding for Orem school, delayed wine order for Salt Lake deli
    Clear Horizons Academy, a private school for autistic children in Orem, received $100,000 from the Legislature this year — even though it was not on a...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Mormon critic wins JFK Profile in Courage Award
    The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, named after the nation’s first Catholic president who had to fend off religious bigotry during his 1960 ...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  l  Tribune file photo)  
Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter (right) describes some of the Commision's findings as current Utah Governor Gary Herbert listens at left. The Commission to Optimize State Government members presented Utah Gov. Gary Herbert with its report – the result of a nearly yearlong effort to identify areas for increased efficiency within state government  in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Rolly: My long train ride with Bangerter and what made him a great guv
    It was during a four-hour train ride from Linz, Austria, to Berlin that I really got to know Norm Bangerter. The governor was on an extended trip to ...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Senator Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake, hugs Executive Director of Equality Utah, Troy Williams following the passing by the Senate of SB296, the nondiscrimination religious liberties bill on Friday, March 6, 2015. Rolly: Minus Mia’s help, this couple got little Love on Arches hiking tour
    In the wake of Friday’s column about the large group of hikers at Arches National Park who were placed in a ranger-led tour of the restricted Fiery Fu...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 07:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Late funding for Orem school, delayed wine order for Salt Lake deli
    Clear Horizons Academy, a private school for autistic children in Orem, received $100,000 from the Legislature this year — even though it was not on a...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Utah dodged a major bullet in the last legislative session
    Utah leaders have deservedly boasted about the anti-discrimination bill the Legislature passed with the help of an endorsement from The Church of Jesu...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: With a little Love from Mia’s staff, hikers get Arches permit
    When some 16 recreationists didn’t want to follow the required permitting procedures to hike into the environmentally sensitive Fiery Furnace, they to...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 07:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Salt Lake City prosecutor is busted after tiff with motorist
    It’s been a tough year for members of the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office. Two months after former Assistant Salt Lake City Attorney James Robinson ...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and his daughter Annie listen as attorney Richard Van Wagoner talks to the media after his scheduling hearing at the Matheson Courthouse, Monday, March 23, 2015. Third District Court Judge Randall Skanchy set a June 15 date for a hearing to determine whether Shurtleff will stand trial on bribery and corruption charges. Rolly: In a legal bind? Mark Shurtleff is your lawyer, says ad
    Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has a new gig: He is a criminal defense attorney, complete with a YouTube ad letting viewers know that he ...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The “bill of bills” had plenty of last-minute gifts for those in charge
    Some surprises popped up at the end of the legislative session this year. They came out of the final budget bill completed by the Legislature’s Joint...
    Updated Apr 04 2015 08:36 am   |     |   Share
  • White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush greets Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the church’s headquarters Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Salt Lake City. Rolly: Utah presidential visits — a history of cheers, jeers, Mormon meetings, even hair pulling
    With President Barack Obama’s visit to Hill Air Force Base sparking speculation about announcements involving Utah and interest from political types t...
    Updated Apr 02 2015 10:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Obama’s Utah visit, military exercise spark panic
    Conspiracy theorists are already linking President Barack Obama’s first visit to Utah as commander in chief to the U.S. Army’s “Jade Helm” project, wh...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 08:20 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Test-bucking Utah English teacher loses last battle for her job
    The yearlong saga of a junior high school honors English teacher, who was fired for refusing to grade a subjective portion of a standardized test on e...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 09:37 am   |     |   Share