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Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidency. Club for Growth takes credit for Bishop, Stewart’s anti-Export-Import Bank stance. Senate confirms Utah federal judge -- finally. Happy Friday. Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has been hesitant to criticize his …

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  • Group pulls ads targeting Bishop, Stewart as they hurry to announce stands against Export-Import Bank
    The Club for Growth is taking credit for pressuring U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart to oppose the reauthorization of a little-known government...
    Updated May 22 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)  
 
Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill N. Parrish was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday as a federal district court judge. It took eight months for the nomination to be confirmed by senators despite a lack of opposition. Senate confirms Utah’s Parrish to federal bench
    Washington • After an eight-month wait, Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish was confirmed Thursday by the Senate as a federal judge for the Utah d...
    Updated May 22 2015 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • ((Tribune file photo)  )

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes Utah AG says 1-800 Contacts donation didn’t affect stance on law
    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact-lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a ...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Investors shun the gun, but Utah legislators love it
    If a Wall Street hedge fund worries about scaring off investors by owning the manufacturer of a gun used in mass murders, the gun should come to Utah,...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:25 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Jean Hill from the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, speaks at a press conference, hosted by “People Not Prisons,” Thursday, May 21, 2015. Reform advocates: Moving Utah Prison offers chance to help inmates prepare for return to society
    West Valley City • Advocacy groups are asking the public to consider not only where a new Utah State Prison should be built, but how a new penitentiar...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (UDOT courtesy file photo)
Utah officials are proposing additional 80 mph speed limit zones on some rural highways. More 80 mph speed zones coming on rural Utah freeways
    Utah officials are proposing additional 80 mph speed-limit zones on rural freeways — plus increasing limits by 5 mph in some trickier sections to 70 o...
    Updated May 21 2015 09:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Google unveils program to bridge digital divide in Salt Lake City, Provo
    Google Fiber announced a community-based “fellowship” program Thursday aimed at helping bridge the digital divide in Salt Lake City, Provo and six oth...
    Updated May 22 2015 10:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake City bicycle patrolman Cole Brock and other members of the bike patrol receive a blessing. Cyclists filled the block between 100 and 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City Saturday, September 28, 2013 during the “8th Annual Blessing of the Bikes” at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. The event was aimed at raising awareness of bicycle safety for anyone on on or two wheels including scooters, bicycles, motorcycles, unicycles, tricycles,  East-side Salt Lake City wants more cops; police chief not thrilled
    East-side neighborhoods are feeling unprotected as Salt Lake City police have, during the past two years, moved to increase patrols downtown — particu...
    Updated May 21 2015 07:30 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Housing development is underway near South Kelso Dune Drive, and within sight of the Oquirrh Temple in South Jordan, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  South Jordan has beat out Taylorsville as Utah's 10th most populous city, after Taylorsville held the 10th spot for the prior four years. Utah growing twice as fast as nation as whole
    Utah’s population grew by 6.08 percent since the last full U.S. census count in 2010, to 2,942,902 residents in 2014. The United States as a whole ex...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:10 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Capitol Police chief: Our cops will get some potty training over gun issues
    Capitol Police chief: Our cops will get some potty training. Prosecutors switch up a charge against Swallow. Hatch pushes back against HBO doc. Happ...

    Updated May 21 2015 11:43 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Prison Relocation Commission fields questions from the public at a meeting with Salt Lake City residents about the proposed prison site at I-80 and 7200 West, Wednesday May 20, 2015. Utah prison relocation meeting comes back to, ‘Why leave Draper?’
    Why not just rebuild the prison in Draper? It’s the nagging question the Prison Relocation Commission has found difficult to move beyond, and it hung ...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:58 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)  

A new Tesla service center and car charging station at 2312 S. State St. was under contruction in Salt Lake City in March. But the company's plan to sell cars there was blocked by the Utah attorney general's office, citing a state law. Talks are underway about a possible change to the law. Tesla, Utah auto dealers urged to break impasse
    Legislators are urging auto- makers and dealers to work together to resolve an impasse that has left a planned Tesla dealership in South Salt Lake una...
    Updated May 21 2015 08:08 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: ‘Draft Biden’ effort tried to nudge Cool Joe into the race
    ‘Draft Biden’ effort tried to nudge Cool Joe into the race. Poll: Utah’s congressional delegation approval around 50%. SLC spent $42,000 on Obama’s vi...

    Updated May 20 2015 06:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Neighbors are complaining about Salt Lake City's plan to save water on Bonneville Golf Course by halting watering of grass and vegetation along the perimeters. The part of the course along Wasatch Drive is especially dry and weedy with occasional trash and broken glass. Residents decry plan for water-conserving dry rough at Bonneville up to their backyards
    Homeowners around Salt Lake City’s Bonneville golf course are calling for a mulligan after learning a water-conservation plan would leave turf to brow...
    Updated May 19 2015 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Cop who bucked Pride Parade played a bit part in Romney-Holyfield bout
    Three weeks ago, I had never heard of Eric Moutsos. Now, through some weird cosmic phenomenon, he keeps popping up as a newsworthy character — even t...
    Updated May 20 2015 08:38 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Co-chairman of the prison commission, Sen. Jerry Stevenson, points out the general direction of one of the five prison sites under consideration, west of Salt Lake City near Interstate 80 and 7200 West. Take a look at the Utah prison relocation site in Salt Lake City
    Canals and gravel roads crisscross the undeveloped field that the state’s Prison Relocation Commission is considering west of Salt Lake City Internati...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:59 am   |     |   Share
  • Becker’s big budget projections: Could they lead to a tax increase?
    Exactly how big is the $254 million budget proposed by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker? For some members of the City Council, it’s a tricky question...
    Updated May 19 2015 07:30 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    President Barack Obama approaches the stages to speak at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Camden, N.J. Obama traveled to Camden to visit with local law enforcement, meet with young people in the Camden community and tour the Real-Time Tactical Operation Intelligence Center at the Camden County Police Dept. headquarters. (Chris LaChall/Camden Courier-Post via AP, Pool) News roundup: Obama personally joins Twitter but meet the original @POTUS
    Obama joins Twitter but meet the original @POTUS. Herbert says Utah will join anti-fracking rules lawsuit. Rep. Love one of 40 most interesting women ...

    Updated May 20 2015 06:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: ‘The GOP is dying off. Literally’
    ‘The GOP is dying off. Literally.’ Chaffetz institutes 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. policy. Pictures from the Romney-Holyfield bout. Happy Monday. While there’s...

    Updated May 20 2015 06:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield box at the Rail Event Center Friday May 15, 2015.  Holyfield won after Romney threw in the towel after two rounds. Friday's Romney-Holyfield showdown raised over $1 million for CharityVision, a 20-year-old nonprofit dedicated to saving the eyesight of impoverished people in developing nations. Rolly: Charity that inspired Romney-Holyfield fight is a hit in poor nations
    The idea that led to Friday night’s Mitt Romney-Evander Holyfield “fight for sight” began when CharityVision’s CEO was still in the womb and Holyfield...
    Updated May 18 2015 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Reverse osmosis filter cartridges for Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District's Southwest Groundwater Treatment Plant. It's reaching its final phase to clean up a plume contaminated by historic mining activities at Bingham Canyon. The Southwest Groundwater Treatment Plant uses reverse osmosis to produce 4,500 acre feet of clean drinking water a year. Now the district is seeking final permission to pipe 1.5 million gallons of selenium-laced byproduct water in the Great Salt Lake. Not for the birds: Wastewater threatens Great Salt Lake
    For decades, Great Salt Lake shorebirds have been harbingers of the chemicals contaminating Utah’s inland sea. And soon, mallards — and more specifica...
    Updated May 17 2015 09:25 am   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake County Council draws some flexible boundaries
    The boundaries are set — but not in stone — for the six townships and 44 islands of unincorporated Salt Lake County land whose 160,000 residents will ...
    Updated May 19 2015 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Jay Hamburger, Park Record

The historic Daly West Mine derrick collapsed in Deer Valley on May 8, prompting discussions about methods to preserve the steel structure. The site is located close to the Montage Deer Valley, shown in background.                         Park City looking to save collapsed mining-era relic
    Park City • Officials here want to ensure a large mining era relic in Deer Valley is not scrapped as a result of its recent collapse . The derrick of ...
    Updated May 17 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield box at the Rail Event Center Friday May 15, 2015.  Holyfield won after Romney threw in the towel after two rounds. Friday's Romney-Holyfield showdown raised over $1 million for CharityVision, a 20-year-old nonprofit dedicated to saving the eyesight of impoverished people in developing nations. Mitt Romney knocks down Evander Holyfield during charity boxing match (with photos)
    Midway through the second round of the much ballyhooed “Fight for Sight” of the century, former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield went down...
    Updated May 15 2015 11:45 pm   |     |   Share

 

Budget
Becker’s big budget projections: Could they lead to a tax increase?
Updated May 19 2015 07:30 am

House passes Chaffetz bill to get tougher on tax delinquents
Updated Apr 20 2015 12:42 pm

Hey, Utah, it’s tax day Wednesday — time for bargains, stress, fatal crashes and many unhappy returns
Updated Apr 15 2015 11:03 am

Budget cuts, loss of 900 IRS jobs in Utah, mean delays, headaches for taxpayers
Updated Apr 09 2015 09:23 am

Guv signs two bills raising Utah taxes by more than $150 million
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:25 pm

Movin' on up: Senate passes bill to give pay raise to governor, other top state elected officials
Updated Mar 13 2015 07:30 pm

Legislature puts $1.5 million in public funds behind Aggie sports
Updated Mar 12 2015 07:00 am

Legislature backs big bump in student spending, smaller than guv wanted
Updated Mar 06 2015 01:06 pm

Revenues rosy as budget building begins
Updated Feb 19 2015 11:37 am

Utah’s mild winter brings (some) snow-removal savings
Updated Feb 16 2015 03:02 pm


Crime
Senate confirms Utah’s Parrish to federal bench
Updated May 22 2015 09:21 am

East-side Salt Lake City wants more cops; police chief not thrilled
Updated May 21 2015 07:30 am

Auditor finds more than $100K swindled from Utah County water district
Updated May 18 2015 11:41 am

Salt Lake County mayor rebuts ethics claims, alleges possible fraud by lawmaker
Updated May 15 2015 11:13 am

Charges fly between two top elected Utah Democrats
Updated May 13 2015 09:13 pm

Utah police departments moving toward training for defusing situations
Updated May 09 2015 11:53 am

How should Utah police officers be trained to interact with mentally ill?
Updated Apr 28 2015 08:16 am

Swallow likely to get his state pension whatever happens in criminal case
Updated Apr 15 2015 11:46 am

Secret Service apologizes to Jason Chaffetz over embarrassing leak; probe underway
Updated Apr 06 2015 10:52 am

Police reform: How much does Utah need?
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:26 pm


Culture
Utah growing twice as fast as nation as whole
Updated May 21 2015 10:10 am

In Republican Utah, big laws taking effect Tuesday have liberal bent
Updated May 11 2015 03:05 pm

Group scolds Mormon apostle for ‘disparaging’ LGBT families
Updated Apr 09 2015 07:33 pm

Former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter, who was in politics ‘for the right reasons,’ dies after stroke
Updated Apr 18 2015 03:02 pm

Report: Utah women losing ground in poverty and opportunity
Updated Apr 09 2015 10:59 am

Utah man who wore polo to Obama meeting says he would’ve dressed up if he’d known
Updated Apr 09 2015 11:17 pm

Obama’s talk with Mormon leaders is latest in long string of closed-off meetings, media group says
Updated Apr 06 2015 09:37 pm

Utahns want to know: Why did Obama stay at the Sheraton?
Updated Apr 08 2015 04:38 pm

LGBT anti-discrimination bill clears Legislature, on its way to Utah governor
Updated Mar 28 2015 05:03 pm

Anti-discrimination bill clears Utah Senate in historic vote
Updated Mar 07 2015 10:34 am


Elections
Salt Lake County Council draws some flexible boundaries
Updated May 19 2015 02:45 pm

Utah Libertarians become first ‘qualified party’ under new election law
Updated May 15 2015 06:09 pm

‘I want to be with Erin’: Salt Lake City Councilman LaMalfa giving up seat to be with Councilwoman Mendenhall
Updated May 11 2015 10:03 pm

County Council pondering the future of Willow Creek
Updated May 12 2015 05:55 pm

Mitt Romney’s summit will bring 2016 contenders to Utah
Updated May 09 2015 11:58 am

GOP wants input on nominating process, but some question tactic
Updated May 09 2015 11:54 am

Utah Democrats can’t afford their own online presidential primary
Updated May 06 2015 09:52 pm

Sen. Mike Lee’s Romney connections — one for, one against
Updated Apr 27 2015 10:47 pm

Local councils to spread word on county vote
Updated Apr 27 2015 10:47 am

First presidential candidate with a presence in Utah — Hillary Clinton
Updated Apr 24 2015 08:53 pm


Education
Legislature won’t override any of Herbert’s five vetoes
Updated Apr 20 2015 12:41 pm

Kirk Jowers leaving Hinckley Institute of Politics at U.
Updated Apr 16 2015 10:52 pm

Clock runs out on school board election compromise, solution could be left to judge
Updated Mar 13 2015 07:21 pm

Utah’s public schools got more funding during the 2015 Legislature, but still are not back up to pre-recession levels
Updated Mar 13 2015 05:00 pm

Lawmakers pass bill to discourage haves and have-nots after Utah school district splits
Updated Mar 11 2015 07:38 pm

If guv signs, opting in to sex-ed class would be law, not just policy
Updated Mar 19 2015 11:27 am

Lawmakers approve $75M property tax increase for schools
Updated Mar 12 2015 07:09 pm

Bill giving 25% of local per-student revenue to charters passes Senate
Updated Mar 11 2015 02:59 pm

Funding advances to renovate USU stadium, U.’s Orson Spencer Hall
Updated Mar 10 2015 04:05 pm

Is parade of ed-tech bills aimed at helping schools or vendors?
Updated Mar 09 2015 12:09 pm


Environment
Air Force agrees to $219,000 fine in alleged mercury cover-up
Updated Oct 15 2014 04:27 pm

Utah governor: No surprises, no monument — for now
Updated Oct 03 2014 02:33 pm


Health
Utah governor open to legalizing medical marijuana
Updated May 14 2015 09:26 pm

Utah business groups, with Mia Love’s help, push for repeal of Obamacare tax
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:29 pm

Legislature tackles major issues — with one big exception
Updated Mar 19 2015 09:56 pm

Hope for Utah Medicaid decision is alive, but barely
Updated Mar 12 2015 04:21 pm

Final 2 days: What's left at the Utah Legislature
Updated Mar 11 2015 09:25 am

Medical marijuana defeated by one vote in Utah Senate; lawmakers still ‘intrigued’ by idea
Updated Mar 10 2015 04:04 pm

House changes rules after Dems attempt to force vote on Healthy Utah
Updated Mar 10 2015 04:05 pm

Utah lawmakers get premium state health care while debating what to give the poor
Updated Mar 09 2015 04:12 pm

Hatch’s Obamacare-bridge plan may be a way out for high-court conservatives
Updated Mar 14 2015 06:35 pm

E-cigarette regulation bill advances to Utah House
Updated Mar 09 2015 12:10 pm


Immigration
In Utah speech, U.S. immigration chief says system is unjust
Updated May 14 2015 07:55 am

Bishop Wester: Immigration reform may require reforming ourselves first
Updated Apr 28 2015 10:40 pm

Orrin Hatch votes yes, Mike Lee votes no on confirmation of Loretta Lynch for attorney general
Updated Apr 23 2015 06:15 pm

Utah could get cash from Obama immigration orders to tune of $11M
Updated Apr 17 2015 08:34 am

How the path of the Utah immigration debate turned a corner
Updated Mar 19 2015 10:17 pm

Bill passes to raise fees for immigrant driving privilege cards in Utah
Updated Mar 05 2015 01:45 pm

Utah’s Mia Love ‘excited’ to block Obama’s immigration orders, suggests ousting McConnell if he can’t deliver votes
Updated Feb 27 2015 11:34 am

Utah Senate approves another new-driver test, pricier driving cards for immigrants
Updated Feb 24 2015 12:58 pm

Herbert: Congress needs to ‘get off fanny’ and pass immigration reform
Updated Feb 20 2015 09:46 pm

Immigrant drivers could face higher fees, more robust background checks
Updated Feb 18 2015 07:52 pm


Local
Residents decry plan for water-conserving dry rough at Bonneville up to their backyards
Updated May 19 2015 11:09 pm

McAdams is available to public on Thursday
Updated May 21 2015 11:43 am

Take a look at the Utah prison relocation site in Salt Lake City
Updated May 19 2015 09:59 am

Lawmakers do about-face, will attend public meetings about Utah prison move
Updated May 14 2015 08:33 pm

SLC officials seek input on recreation improvements
Updated May 08 2015 10:35 am

Republicans on Salt Lake council reject bike-to-work incentive
Updated May 06 2015 11:15 pm

Salt Lake County Council looking to live-stream meetings
Updated May 06 2015 12:11 pm

West Jordan City Council divisions on full display in ‘public shaming’ session
Updated May 01 2015 03:35 pm

West Jordan councilman denounces ‘abuse of power’ in city government
Updated Apr 29 2015 10:10 am

Conflict questions arise for West Jordan councilman hired for $80,000 job he voted to create
Updated Apr 30 2015 10:57 am


Poverty
Outside expert says Salt Lake City’s homeless services disorganized and dysfunctional
Updated May 14 2015 10:45 pm

Consultant: Solving homelessness in Utah requires 24/7 program, not just housing
Updated May 14 2015 11:51 am

Wrangling continues over what to do with Utah’s other 14,000 homeless
Updated May 11 2015 02:39 pm

Utah's chronic homeless numbers drop from 1,932 to 178 in 10 years
Updated Apr 29 2015 01:42 pm

At 79 and counting, Social Security faces some challenges of aging
Updated Apr 18 2015 05:14 pm

Program helps needy shop at Utah farmers markets
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:15 pm

‘I don’t want my daughter to see the struggles I went through’: Ogden program seeks to end Utah’s cycle of poverty
Updated Apr 01 2015 10:52 am

Pioneer Park Coalition schism again chalked up as miscommunication over homeless housing
Updated Feb 26 2015 10:38 pm

Pioneer Park Coalition sees another resignation, more member confusion
Updated Feb 24 2015 04:59 pm

Utah lawmakers kill bill to raise pay for tipped workers
Updated Feb 20 2015 11:30 am


Security
White House urges passage of Lee’s anti-spying bill after NSA ruling
Updated May 08 2015 09:12 am

Snowden journalist visits U., says goal of the NSA is to ‘eliminate all private communications’
Updated Apr 08 2015 12:24 pm

Iran deal not tough enough, say Utah’s Republicans in Congress
Updated Apr 03 2015 10:15 pm

Utah's Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch sign GOP letter to Iran; White House furious
Updated Apr 28 2015 09:10 pm

Utah’s Hatch earns prime seat for Netanyahu speech to Congress
Updated Mar 03 2015 09:45 pm

Utah’s Air Force test range expansion questioned, but endorsed
Updated Feb 23 2015 12:07 pm

Utah’s Hatch seeks flexibility, including ground troops, for Obama to fight ISIS
Updated Mar 02 2015 06:22 pm

Utah’s Stewart named to Intelligence Committee
Updated Jan 15 2015 11:58 am


Transportation
More 80 mph speed zones coming on rural Utah freeways
Updated May 21 2015 09:55 pm

For missed goals, UTA cuts bonus funding by a fifth
Updated May 14 2015 07:52 am

If voters approve tax hike, UTA is eyeing improving bus service
Updated May 13 2015 10:24 pm

Utah fifth most friendly state for bicycling
Updated May 11 2015 10:02 pm

UTA pushes on-time rate for buses, trains to 92%, up from 62% in 2006
Updated May 10 2015 08:36 pm

Starting Tuesday, Utah drivers can be pulled over for not wearing seat belts
Updated May 07 2015 10:12 pm

‘Wild West’: Uber and Lyft running illegally at Salt Lake City Airport, director charges
Updated May 07 2015 10:35 pm

Cars talking to cars? UDOT about to launch tests to help development
Updated May 03 2015 07:30 am

Utah County residents file petitions against bus route
Updated May 02 2015 12:56 pm

Nashville officials visiting SLC for ideas on transit, planning
Updated Apr 30 2015 10:56 am

Welfare