Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: Swallow and the Legislature
Editorial: The right decision: Herbert should stick to his guns
Suit: Make EPA force Utah to cut winter pollution
Hatch wants IRS probe to expand, include Freedom Path
Green activists, neighbors blast new West Davis freeway plan
Hatch calls for investigation of Obamacare funding
Thousands of Utahns face Defense Department furloughs
Utah charter schools und...
Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday
Countdown: There are 173 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 256 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 532 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 969 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. Sen . Orrin Hatch wants an investigation into how the IRS leaked the applications for tax-exempt status for a number of groups to an investigative news organization. One of those applications belonged to Freedom Path, a nonprofit organization tha...
Bob Bernick's Notebook: Utah Needs an Alternative Path to the Ballot
Tomorrow the state Republican Party convention delegates will vote on changing their caucus/convention system. My guess the delegates (there are 3,500 of them, but if half show up it will be a good turnout for an off-election year) will do something in modifying their candidate nomination process. My guess is it won’t be enough – at least for me. We’ll see after the convention if the group Count My Vote will go ahead with its citizen initia...
Join the U.S. Government for #TradeChat and Get Your Exporting Questions Answered
Export, trade and finance related agencies across the federal government are teaming up during World Trade Month - May 2013 - to host a series of Twitter Q&A’s for U.S. companies . Businesses can participate by tweeting their questions using the hashtag #TradeChat during the scheduled times. This Twitter chat series will provide U.S. companies with exporting solutions, including information on the resources available to begin or expand exp...
A Quest to End Chronic Homelessness
Every year on a specific night in January the State of Utah conducts a census of homeless persons called The Point in Time Count. This past January 30th throughout the State, homeless service providers teamed up with volunteers to count the people sleeping in homeless shelters, on the streets, in cars or camped out. The 2013 count shows Utah is moving in the right direction in every category! Measured against 2012: - overall homelessness de...
Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
-- Tribune : Utah Hike of the week: Spooky Gulch
-- Tribune : Utah wildlife crossing set to save hundreds of migrating deer
-- For the latest wildlife news and information and the fishing report visit the DWR website
-- The Angels’ Share: Tribune review
-- In the House: Tribune review
-- The Source Family: Tribune review
Where Did Harry Reid get Information About Mitt Romney's Tax Returns?
The revelations that the IRS was targeting conservative groups has turned attention to Harry Reid’s strange claims during the 2012 presidential campaign about Mitt Romney’s tax returns. You’ll remember that Reid claimed Romney hadn’t paid any taxes for almost a decade. Where did Reid get that information? The DC’s Alex Pappas raises the speculation that the IRS was the source.
Could someone at the IRS have leaked Romney’s tax informati...
Lee: Scandals Vindicate Conservatives' Rejection of Big Government
In a National Review op-ed , Sen. Mike Lee says the trio of scandals rocking the White House this week confirm Americans' worst fears about big government: "Your government is spying on you; your government is targeting you; and your government is lying to you." When the IRS can harass tea-party groups, when the Department of Justice can monitor reporters’ conversations, when the EPA can adopt double standards for ideological allies and opp...
Chaffetz Demands More Documents
Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the Obama administration's release of 100 pages of internal deliberations related to the Benghazi terror attack is an encouraging first step, but doesn't go far enough. Reports Fox News : "While these hundred are good and they shed light on what happened, we have nearly 25,000 that they haven't released," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Fox News. He noted the documents released late Wednesday -- a release lon...
President tries to win back press (The Hill)
Boehner: Obama administration displaying 'remarkable arrogance' (The Hill)
Obama seeks to weather storm (The Hill)
Obama vows to fix IRS as Tea Party rallies on Capitol Hill (Reuters)
Obama: No special prosecutor to investigate IRS (Associated Press)
U.S. can't locate two with known or suspected terror ties (CNN)
Maryland Gov. O'Malley may be smiling over gun-control law, b...
Poll: Republican Caucus Attendees Favor Changes to Nominating System
On Saturday, delegates to Utah’s Republican state convention will consider some proposed changes to their system for nominating candidates. Today, the Utah GOP released a poll that suggests they may support some of those changes. The poll shows 64% of 2012 Republican caucus attendees like the current caucus and convention system for picking candidates, but 77% would like to see a candidate have to get 2/3rds at the convention to avoid a prim...
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday
Countdown : There are 174 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 257 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 533 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 970 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. Salt Lake County and Davis County prosecutors are now investigating Attorney General John Swallow and his predecessor Mark Shurtleff [ Tribune ]. Sen . Todd Weiler says Utah should change its constitution to make the office of Attorney General...
Bryan Schott's Political BS - LDS Superheroes Take on Utah Stereotypes in New Comic
[Editor's note: Listen to a podcast of a conversation with Chris Hoffman here ]. Writing about the LDS faith as an outsider can be tricky. Pop culture is rife with mocking representations of members. So, imagine the minefield that local artist Chris Hoffman is wading through as he launches his comic book "Salt City Strangers" featuring an all-LDS superhero team. “Utah and members of the Church don’t get a fair shake in modern comic books...
Podcast: Chris Hoffman, Creator of Salt City Strangers
Chris Hoffman is the creator of Salt City Strangers, the first comic about an all-LDS superhero team. He speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about how he came up with the idea, and how he wants to use the characters to explore different facets of Utah's culture.
Local Business Headlines
Businesses battle Utah's liquor license bottleneck (Salt Lake Tribune)
Salt Lake County’s economic development director retiring (Salt Lake Tribune)
Utah Indian tribe breaks into the health care business (Salt Lake Tribune)
ATK to acquire ammunition maker Caliber Co. to complement munitions efforts (Salt Lake Tribune)
Real estate first quarter lays solid foundation (Park Record)
Utah’s inclusion helps fuel economic growth...
Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: Keep caucuses and conventions
Editorial: A flood of scandal: Probes should uncover everything
Businesses battle Utah's liquor license bottleneck
Utah senator considers cutting state's drunk driving threshold
Senator pushing to have Utah's attorney general appointed
Health reform gap for Native Americans may affect few Utahns
Becker appoints former ACLU lawyer to city attorney post
Chamber Tackles Air Quality Issues, Saving Local Businesses Millions
While clean energy progress remains slow at the national level, the Salt Lake Chamber has emerged as one of the top local chambers in the country driving economic development around clean energy, according to a first-of-its-kind report released today by Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE). With ten in-depth case studies of chambers located throughout the country, Local Chambers as Change Agents: Creating Economic Vitality throug...
Florida Candidate Says Jesus Endorses Her
A mayoral candidate in Florida has one amazing supporter. Anna Pierre, candidate for Mayor of North Miami touts an endorsement from Jesus Christ on her campaign literature. Mediaite flags the totally amazing poster, which you can see below, that has an endorsement from Jesus Christ himself. Pierre is not committing sacrilege, though. She says it’s a “spiritual endorsement” because she “always gets God involved” in whatever she does.
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