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Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 09:01AM

When former Salt Lake County officeholder and Democratic Party icon Randy Horiuchi died in November, he was memorialized in several ways. County and party colleagues put together a program remembering him at the Salt Palace that attracted several hundred people …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)    Sen. Orrin Hatch got a new title, a raise and round-the-clock security as the Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Paul Rolly: When Hatch said he wouldn’t run again, he was just kidding
    Four years ago when Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch was running for his seventh term, he was in a formidable primary fight with fellow Republican Dan Liljenquis...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 07:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, the lead plaintiffs from the landmark Utah case that legalized same-sex marriage, hold their hands up after getting married in a large public ceremony at the Gallivan Center Plaza in Salt Lake City, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Rolly: Utah’s pioneering gay couple to open restaurant, but liquor license will have to wait
    A couple whose lawsuit against Utah’s same-sex marriage ban led to the landmark decision that such restrictions violate the U.S. Constitution soon wil...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The Utah GOP boss who cried ‘bigot’ is no fable
    If Aesop were living today in Utah, state GOP Chairman James Evans might be the inspiration for a sequel to the “Boy Who Cried Wolf.” But instead of ...
    Updated Sep 21 2016 10:35 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Stranger than fiction? Two novels eerily evoke this election season
    With the flurry of books and several documentary films appearing as the national election campaign counts down, a strange entry recently appeared. “L...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 08:32 am   |     |   Share


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  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Senator Deidre Henderson and Congresswoman Mia Love sing a song from the Broadway hit musical ’Hamilton’ as they joined Mike Winder and Aimee Winder Newton during the Winder-Ful Variety Show at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City Tuesday August 30, 2016. Rolly: Republican fundraiser highlights talent and not-so-much talent among Utah’s politicians
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    Updated Sep 12 2016 07:25 am   |     |   Share
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    The keynote speaker for Uintah County’s annual Uintah Basin Energy Summit is a controversial climate-change denier noted for right-wing propaganda and...
    Updated Aug 29 2016 01:58 pm   |     |   Share
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