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Paul Rolly

Columnist, News

801-257-8777, prolly@sltrib.com


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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jim Dix holds a rescued bearded dragon in his Reptile Rescue Service on Main Street in Magna Thursday May 25, 2017. Rolly: Utah snake savior seeking a home — again — for his slithering sidekicks
    This is a whole different take on the homelessness problem. And the population in peril constitutes those whom even a mother wouldn’t love. We’re ta...
    Updated May 25 2017 11:13 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Republican’s email use didn’t spur same questions in Draper
    I wrote last week that the complaints lodged against Draper City Councilwoman Michele Weeks by Mayor Troy Walker and council colleagues were political...
    Updated May 23 2017 04:29 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Draper councilwoman’s big sin? She was a Dem who had the audacity to win on GOP turf
    It seems that in some parts of Utah, it is a cardinal sin to win an election if you happen to be a Democrat — even if your victory comes in a nonparti...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Utah County Republicans asking, ‘Where did that $5,000 go?’
    The Utah County Republican Party is about to explode over a mysterious $5,000 fund approved last month by a handful of party officials without knowled...
    Updated May 15 2017 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Candidate for Utah GOP boss wants party purity reviews for lawmakers
    Ronald Reagan, we hardly knew ye. Or maybe you would hardly recognize us. The 40th U.S. president, a hero to many Republicans, pushed the “big tent” ...
    Updated May 11 2017 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, as the Utah  Legislature meets in Salt Lake City, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. Rolly: Noel’s speech shows how spinning fiction becomes a fact of life in GOP’s alternate reality
    Recent editorials, op-ed contributors, columnists and news stories in The Salt Lake Tribune have documented falsehoods spouted by Utah leaders about B...
    Updated May 04 2017 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Rolly: Will black Republican group lose its seat at Utah GOP’s main table?
    A recent attempt by the Utah County Republican Party to bar elected officials from running for seats on the state GOP’s Central Committee was foiled w...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Rolly: Post praising Tribune’s Pulitzer gets moved on BYU fan board
    A Brigham Young University alum I know occasionally posts remarks using a pseudonym on a BYU sports fan website called “cougarboard.” On April 12, h...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes visits The Salt Lake Tribune)   Editorial Board, Friday, September 23, 2016. Rolly: Reyes’ fundraising a reminder of past A.G. exploits
    Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke reported over the weekend that ever since Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was mentioned as a finalist for c...
    Updated Apr 17 2017 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Table X bartender Warren Beecroft mixes a new drink called ’The Last Toddy’ at the new restaurant in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. The restaurant has created a twist on the ’hot toddy,’ creating the drink with Beehive Jack Rabbit Gin (made in Utah), green chartreuse, St. Germain (elderflower liquor), lime, rosemary and juniper. Rolly: When it comes to alcohol policy in Utah, the more things change, the more they stay the same
    With the recent passage of a controversial law making Utah the first state in the nation to have a legal blood alcohol level as low as 0.05 percent, i...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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  • Rolly: From Alice’s tea party to today’s tea party — a strange trip down the GOP rabbit hole
    If Lewis Carroll thought he created an unmatched trio of illogical characters with confounding arguments when heroine Alice attended that strange tea ...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Rolly: Best judiciary money can buy? Hatch, Lee know all about dark-money PACs backing Gorsuch
    Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee have been rooftop-shouting advocates of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and have decried Democrats’ attempts to do w...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Tribune file photo)    Miles ’Cap’ Ferry, seen here in a photo from 1983. Former Utah Senate, farming boss ‘Cap’ Ferry dies; colleagues recall him as a ‘quiet’ leader, loud dresser
    Once upon a time at the Utah Legislature, Republicans and Democrats would caucus together and discuss important issues. That the Democrats, as the min...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Rolly: Wasatch prosecutor warns Utah senators he’s coming after them for sex-offender vote
    The Utah Legislature approved a bill this past session giving judges more sentencing discretion in cases in which a defendant had consensual sex with ...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 01:01 pm   |     |   Share
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