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Paul Rolly

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801-257-8777, prolly@sltrib.com


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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Where’s Jackie? KSL’s parade coverage skips past Salt Lake City’s gay mayor and her wife
    During Monday’s Days of ’47 Parade, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski rode down the route in a convertible — as mayors have done for years, usuall...
    Updated Jul 27 2017 04:44 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Confederate flag shows up again — this time in Draper
    The Confederate flag is like a cockroach. It keeps popping up, no matter how many times you try to kill it. The latest appearance was at the Draper D...
    Updated Jul 24 2017 10:14 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Mormon church, Alta Club swap land. Result: Historic South Temple will gain a parking structure.
    For years, former Utah Gov. Calvin Rampton had a favorite table at Salt Lake City’s venerable Alta Club that overlooked the downtown intersection of S...
    Updated Jul 21 2017 07:19 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Signs, laws and bureaucrats — why it took 19 months for a music store owner to put up an e-board
    Riverton Music owner Kevin Rindlisbacher now has an electronic sign advertising his Sandy store attached to a pole tall enough so drivers on Interstat...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Why Utah sometimes seems like Polluter Protection Inc.
    The polluter-protection crowd among Utah policymakers runs deep. I wrote earlier this week about the Legislature tying the hands of Salt Lake City of...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Kim Burningham dies: Champion of public education, ethics and political moderation
    Kim Burningham stood on the floor of the Utah House during a debate about education funding in the 1980s and proudly acknowledged being a nerd. “When ...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: In Provo’s Freedom Festival, some advocates are more equal than others — just ask ousted LGBT center
    When America’s Freedom Festival booted an LGBT resource center from its July Fourth parade in Provo, officials said the rules prevent them from includ...
    Updated Jul 06 2017 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Partisan school board elections just one more step toward total GOP domination in Utah
    A lawsuit filed this week to negate the new partisan state school board elections is a reminder of the Utah Legislature’s systematic attempts at parti...
    Updated Jun 29 2017 09:09 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Push to bump Ainge from Utah GOP ballot could backfire on Herrod supporters
    The new frenzy on Republican social media sites is that Tanner Ainge should be disqualified from the GOP primary ballot for the special congressional ...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Henderson-Dayton rivalry plays out in Utah Senate, GOP convention
    A little-known subplot in the drama to replace outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz is the apparent resentment between two of the three women in the Senate Re...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 07:24 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Thrifty drinkers will want to shop Utah state liquor stores on or before Friday, June 30, as booze prices will increase two percent  come Saturday, July 1. Rolly: Sorry, West Jordan, West Valley gets the liquor store and its spoils
    Because of studies showing Utah needs at least 12 more liquor stores than its current 45, lawmakers have committed to the Department of Alcoholic Beve...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Who’s giving tips to Utah reps for the Koch brothers? A former foe’s sister
    Call her the maestro. It appears Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton collaborated with the conservative Americans for Prosperity to thw...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: For Republicans, it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature, er, uh, Gary Herbert
    A 30-second commercial for Chiffon margarine that ran in the 1970s featured Mother Nature, adorned with a crown of daisies, tasting the margarine and ...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: From RINOs to the ghosts of Founding Fathers, the special convention to replace Chaffetz will have it all
    When the 3rd Congressional District’s Republican delegates meet at a special convention June 17 to vote on a replacement for retiring U.S. Rep. Jason ...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
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