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Last Updated Aug 3, 2015 09:51AM

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  • Republican rhetoric today mimics that of 65 years ago
    The outrage among Republicans toward Donald Trump for his attacks on fellow Republican John McCain’s war record understandably has been met with some ...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Paul Rolly: Sick raccoon leads woman through bureaucratic hoops
    Jessica Lind lives in the Poplar Grove area of Salt Lake City near the Jordan River, so she is used to seeing wildlife in the area. But she became c...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Kids don’t get a discount at Hillary’s Utah bash — get the picture?
    It will cost $2,700 to have your picture taken with Hillary Clinton at her Utah fundraiser next week. Even if you’re just 5 years old. Lifelong Utah...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Look who supports keeping the name ‘Negro Bill Canyon’ ­— the NAACP
    In the wake of the racially motivated murders of nine African-Americans at a South Carolina church, the Grand County Council will decide next week whe...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share


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  • Rolly: Trump shows how dysfunctional politics has become
    I didn’t go to Vietnam. When my student deferment expired after my four years in college and my birthday was the 15th pick in the draft lottery, I was...
    Updated Jul 24 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Maybe the Utah Legislature should recuse itself — from passing laws
    The right wing continues to act like all Utahns are responsible for the defense costs of convicted trespasser Phil Lyman, with Gov. Gary Herbert pledg...
    Updated Jul 24 2015 05:41 pm   |     |   Share
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Piero Montedoro and Donatella Daugenti, the nephew and niece of POW Nicola Daugenti, visit Nicola's grave site at the Fort Douglas Cemetery on Monday July 20, 2015. Rolly: After 72 years, Italian POW’s Utah grave visited by relatives
    Beneath the protective shade of a large poplar tree in the southeast corner of the historic Fort Douglas Cemetery lies the grave of Nicola Daugenti, t...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 10:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Obama ignores Utah’s poster boy for sentencing reform
    President Barack Obama’s sweeping action last week commuting the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders was hailed as a signal for the need to reform d...
    Updated Jul 20 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: State leaders do what they say the feds should not
    We’ve heard it all before. President Barack Obama’s designation of three new national monuments, including one virtually in Utah’s backyard, is a “lan...
    Updated Jul 18 2015 07:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Country musician Hank Williams, Jr., better known as Bocephus, entertains the crowd at Red Butte Gardens, July 14, 2015. Rolly: Reining in the rednecks at Red Butte
    One significant result from this week’s Hank Williams Jr. concert is that Red Butte Garden’s executive director will now carefully review any potentia...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 05:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The long and winding road to renewing a Utah driver license
    Susan Way is a longtime community activist and a former Democratic candidate for the Utah Legislature. She has been involved in enough civic affairs ...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Paul Rolly: Rotary Club is out to eradicate polio throughout the world
    When it comes to big ideas, eradicating a worldwide plague ranks among the biggest. That is exactly what Rotary International, a nonprofit service or...
    Updated Jul 13 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Tea party founder raises ire with same-sex marriage support
    David Kirkham is credited in many circles as being the founder of the tea party in Utah, although that movement seemed to have bubbled up into signifi...
    Updated Jul 10 2015 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Paul Rolly: Mormon church moves to build a city in Florida
    The Mormon church is going to Disney World. The church-owned Deseret Ranches is going through the bureaucratic process in Florida to win approval to ...
    Updated Jul 10 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The long and winding road to renewing a Utah driver license
    Susan Way is a longtime community activist and a former Democratic candidate for the Utah Legislature. She has been involved in enough civic affairs ...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Paul Rolly: Rotary Club is out to eradicate polio throughout the world
    When it comes to big ideas, eradicating a worldwide plague ranks among the biggest. That is exactly what Rotary International, a nonprofit service or...
    Updated Jul 13 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Tea party founder raises ire with same-sex marriage support
    David Kirkham is credited in many circles as being the founder of the tea party in Utah, although that movement seemed to have bubbled up into signifi...
    Updated Jul 10 2015 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Paul Rolly: Mormon church moves to build a city in Florida
    The Mormon church is going to Disney World. The church-owned Deseret Ranches is going through the bureaucratic process in Florida to win approval to ...
    Updated Jul 10 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Paul Rolly: Tea party making waves in Davis education
    Last fall’s election saw a shakeup in the Davis County School Board, with three tea-party-backed candidates winning seats, giving the sect a majority ...
    Updated Jul 08 2015 08:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The tea party now is championing diversity
    Well, now we know that tea party Utah is a diverse group, standing up for all those who have been oppressed by tyrannical governments. They embrace t...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 11:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Feds act strangely when Utah A.G.s are probed
    The recent meddling by the U.S. Justice Department in the felony cases county prosecutors have brought against former Utah attorneys general Mark Shur...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
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Senator Orrin Hatch, left, talks with Dave Hansen back stage before Hatch's speech before the Utah Republican Party Convention held at Salt Lake Community College Saturday afternoon. Rolly: Gov. Herbert complains to Mia Love about campaign manager’s double duty
    Gov. Gary Herbert might be feeling some heat from the challenge to his re-election bid next year from Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson. Herbert...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 10:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • A Confederate flag flies at the base of Stone Mountain Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Stone Mountain, Ga. At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain, where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and rebel battle flags still wave prominently, officials are considering what to do about those flags. The park, which now offers family-friendly fireworks and laser light shows, is readying its Rolly: Magna to Confederate group: Keep your flag at home
    In a staredown with a Confederate veterans group, the all-volunteer Magna Days Parade Committee refused to blink — or bend. The Utah Division of the ...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 07:53 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Firm hired by Legislature for Utah lands fight has ties to Koch brothers
    A Logan-based think tank hired by the Utah Legislature to promote the state’s legal efforts to wrest control of 32 million acres of public land from t...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Lyman backer Mike Noel lives in an alternative universe
    In the Utah political landscape, there is the real world and then there is the Mike Noel world. The two exist in completely different dimensions. As ...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)  
Newly elected Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, right, reflects on the campaign at his Salt Lake City headquarters with his then campaign manager, Justin Miller, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2014. Rolly: Salt Lake City police pull out of Justin Miller probe, leave it to the FBI
    It seems that frustrations and disagreements between investigative agencies in high-profile Utah cases are becoming an epidemic. While Salt Lake Coun...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
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