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Paul Rolly

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801-257-8777, prolly@sltrib.com


  • 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

  • (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

  • (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

  • 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

  • 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

  • (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

  • 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

  • Rolly: Woman tries to kill immigrant’s dog. What has happened to us?
    Raffa Dellan’s 12-year-old Yorkie, Cody, is a friendly little guy. He likes to approach strangers on his walks with his master, then roll over on his...
    Updated Mar 25 2017 12:24 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)   Marion Cox, 92, persuaded the Salt Lake County Council to let him place a memorial to his great-grandparents on a parcel of county-owned land near their ancestral homestead in Fort Union — if he can raise $80,000 in the next two years to build the monument. Rolly: Remembering Fort Union’s ‘mayor,’ who loved smiles and fought to save his ancestors’ Mormon pioneer home
    It would happen two or three times a week. As I would settle into my desk at work, the phone would ring and the caller-identification number would al...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 09:10 pm   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: Don’t get your Irish up — the St. Pat’s Parade will still poke some fun at Utah
    MacNamara’s Band won’t be in Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but that hardly means satire will be missing from the frolicking march. The annual ...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 01:02 am   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: Ah, those conflicts of interest — they’re as common on Utah’s Capitol Hill as hallway lobbyists and backroom deals
    Rep. Ken Ivory wrote the book “Where’s the Line? How States Protect the Constitution,” which warns of federal overreach and how that violates individu...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 10:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: Swallow’s acquittal more of an indictment of Utah’s political culture
    Recent events should give Utahns pause when considering whether the state’s political culture best serves them. Former Utah Attorney General John Swa...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: A toast to Utah liquor reforms — one step forward, two steps back
    The Legislature’s tinkering with Utah liquor laws this year in an effort to make them better could make them worse, continuing an 82-year tradition of...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 10:41 pm   |     |   Share