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  • Houston Redux? Salt Lake City's Gay Mayor-Elect Wants Sit-Down with Mormons Over Church's 'Policy'

    11/12/2015 5:13:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11/12/15 | Mark A. Kellner
    Jackie Biskupski, the openly gay mayor-elect of Salt Lake City, isn't happy that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a group better known as the Mormons, clarified its stance on its membership requirements. Under policies disclosed last week, the LDS Church won't accept as members or missionaries children of same-sex couples. She now wants a meeting with church leaders to discuss "policies." The move evoked echoes of Houston's Mayor Annise Parker who, in a two-year battle over a human rights bill, at one point subpoenaed sermons from local pastors opposed to the measure and sought a public vote....
  • Man Killed by Salt Lake City Police, Was Unarmed Says Family - (unarmed white killed by black cop)

    By Michael Allen, Fri, August 15, 2014 Dillon Taylor was shot and killed by Salt Lake City police outside a 7-Eleven store in South Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday night.... Police have not said whether or not Taylor was actually armed, but family members claim he was not.
  • LDS missionaries install illegal flagpole on top of Mount Olympus

    06/27/2014 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    KSL.com [owned by Lds Church] ^ | June 26, 2014 | Maddy Richards
    SALT LAKE CITY — Eight LDS missionaries serving in the Salt Lake City East Mission and their leaders are working with the Forest Service to remove a flagpole that the missionaries cemented to the top of Mount Olympus earlier this week. Hikers discovered the flagpole with a U.S. Flag and an autographed mission T-shirt on Forest Service lands and alerted rangers. The Forest Service confirmed that posting the flagpole was indeed breaking the law. “You would need to get a permit to put up a flagpole. In wilderness it wouldn’t be allowed at all,” said Kathy Jo Pollock of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache...
  • US Attorney's Office Reports Shooting at Fed Courthouse in Salt Lake City, at Least 1 Hurt [1 dead]

    04/21/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/21/14
    US attorney's office reports shooting at federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, at least 1 hurt.
  • Could the Kenya attack happen here? It did

    10/13/2013 9:41:10 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 Oct 13 | Paul Sperry
    After Islamic gunmen attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the collective reaction from the US media was to speculate whether such terror could happen here, as if a jihadist assault on a mall inside America had never before been tried. CNN was typical: “Can it happen here? Yes, say security experts, but it hasn’t.” News flash: it did. On the evening of Feb. 12, 2007, a young Muslim man walked into the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City with a pistol-grip, 12-gauge shotgun and a 38-caliber revolver and opened fire on shoppers, killing five and wounding four others,...
  • Privacy of World Citizens Wiped Out by USA

    05/31/2013 9:19:32 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, May 31, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    As of yesterday you are a Citizen of the World with no Privacy—no matter in which country you are located. The ribbon-cutting ceremony invite, sent to a select group of Utah politicians and dignitaries for the massive Utah Data Centre in Bluffdale, Utah was as mysterious as the facility itself. Canada Free Press (CFP) could find no pictures, no accounts of the event anywhere on the Internet today even though an earlier media release said reporters would be there. The bigger-than-the-CIA National Security Agency (NSA) had previously stated that the facility would start operations in September, 2013. Why should this...
  • Gay right advocates crash Utah traditional marriage celebration

    03/28/2013 4:50:08 AM PDT · by District13 · 106 replies
    ABC4.com ^ | 3/26/13 | Brian Carlson
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Organizers of Tuesday's "Celebration of Marriage" at Utah's Capitol Hill got a much larger crowd than they probably expected. The evening was intended to celebrate traditional family. While that did happen, people who attended were surrounded by hundreds gay rights activists. Tuesday's celebration of traditional family marriage had everything: the Osmonds, the Governor, and hundreds of gay rights party crashers. Needless to say it was not what traditional family supporters expected. "Do you think it makes this thing tense?" asked Reporter Brian Carlson. "In some ways yes, in some ways no," said Claus...
  • Salt Lake City mayor, mom who loses daughter in school shooting urge Herbert to veto gun bill

    03/18/2013 10:52:06 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    The Republic ^ | 03/17/2013 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's Catholic leader is urging Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a measure eliminating the need for a permit to carry a concealed gun in the state. Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City wrote to Herbert that the bill "establishes a culture in Utah that prioritizes deadly weapons over human life." . . . . Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Alissa Parker, whose daughter was among 20 students killed in December's school shooting in Newton, Connecticut, joined Wester in pressing for a veto.
  • SL Tribune editorial: LEOs need ability to kill large #s of people

    01/25/2013 2:05:02 PM PST · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 24, 2013 | Salt Lake Tribune editorial
    Sheriffs vs fedsGrandstanding is useless exercise First Published Jan 24 2013 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 24 2013 01:01 am http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55677972-82/law-constitution-federal-gun.html.csp
  • Utah newspaper endorses Obama over Romney

    10/20/2012 9:43:26 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/20/2012
    One of Utah's largest newspapers, located in the heart of Mormon country, has endorsed President Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Mr. Obama on Friday in an editorial that praised the president for engineering passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to stimulate the economy and accused Mr. Romney of flip-flopping and being "willing to say anything to get elected." The paper acknowledged that their choice may be surprising to some, considering Mr. Romney's Mormon faith and his leadership and financial turnaround of the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City. The Tribune...
  • Salt Lake Tribune endorses Obama (Video)

    10/19/2012 8:51:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Alison Peek
    The Salt Lake Tribune is receiving national media attention for its endorsement of the reelection of President Barack Obama. News organizations including CNN, the Washington Post and POLITICO all seem shocked that the state's leading newspaper is endorsing the incumbent, not the "favorite son."
  • It's No 'Gaffe'—Mitt Knows<br>How To Fix A Ruined Olympics

    07/28/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 27 July 2012 | Editorial
    Olympics: Mitt Romney has gotten blasted on all sides for questioning London's Olympic preparation. The overlooked fact is that Romney actually knows how to run an Olympics. You would have thought Great Britain and the U.S. were in a crisis and recalling each others' ambassadors, given the overblown, overwrought windbaggery directed at Romney, who is making his first trip abroad as a Republican presidential candidate, with London as his first stop. Someone asked him what he thought of London's Olympic preparations and he replied there could be reason for concern, citing reports of labor and security problems. See, the London...
  • GOP activist facing 23 charges of kidnapping, rape [Temple recommended Mormon targeted Lds victims]

    07/21/2012 7:23:50 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 62 replies
    KSL.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A GOP activist who prosecutors say kidnapped and raped women that he met online and at church functions has been arrested and charged with 23 felonies. He appears to have targeted mostly LDS young adult women. Gregory Nathan Peterson, 37, of Orem, was charged Wednesday with seven counts of rape, three counts of object rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, nine counts of forcible sexual abuse, forcible sodomy, assault, burglary and sexual battery. Peterson is a GOP activist who held political events at his cabin in Heber City, 10160 E. Ridge Pine Drive, the same place...
  • Practicing Mormons march during a gay pride parade in Salt Lake City, Utah

    06/03/2012 1:05:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Juen 3, 2012 | Jim Urquhart
    Practicing Mormons march during a gay pride parade in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 3, 2012. Over 300 active Mormons and more than 5,000 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community with their supporters marched in the parade as part of the Utah Pride Festival.
  • Diabetic teen upset with TSA screeners at Salt Lake City Airport

    05/09/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    ABC4 News ^ | May 6, 2012 | Don Hudson
    SALT L AKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A Colorado teen is upset with screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport. The type one diabetic says TSA agents were abrupt, rude and were responsible for breaking her $10,000 insulin pump. A pump she has to have to survive. Savannah Barry is mad and on a mission. She wants travelers to be warned before they walk through TSA security. "They need to get with the program and have some education across the board for TSA." After participating in a DECA conference in Salt Lake City with several classmates last week, Savannah,...
  • The 'gayest' city in America is...

    01/10/2012 8:01:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies · 1+ views
    sun-sentinel ^ | January 10, 2012
    The Advocate, an LGBT magazine, has released a list of what it says are the "gayest" cities in the U.S. The equation breakdown used is a bit different from what you may have expected. The magazine takes into account such parameters as LGBT bookstores and "International Mr. Leather competition semifinalists" among the nine criteria used to compile the list.
  • Why Did Mitt Romney Keep the Boy Scouts From Volunteering at the Olympics?

    10/27/2011 9:17:06 PM PDT · by ccwman · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Reach Upward ^ | FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008 | Scott Hinrichs
    Remember the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah? Of course, that was what helped put Mitt Romney on the map nationally and internationally. Financially, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) was deep in the hole. Then the bribery scandal surrounding the bid hit the news in a big way. The foundering committee turned to Mitt Romney, a guy with a great track record in turning around failing businesses. Romney came in and made everything better than even the most optimistic had hoped. The games went well (except for the ice skating scandal) and made money. Romney, who had previously failed in...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Plane crashes into Roy neighborhood; 3 homes on fire

    12/05/2010 7:41:35 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KSL-TV, Salt Lake City ^ | 12/5/2010 | staff
    ROY -- A plane has crashed into a Roy neighborhood Sunday night. Authorities confirmed three homes in the area of 2000 West and 4300 South were on fire. Fire officials say those fires have now been contained. Gary Cox helped pull the pilot from the plane. He says the pilot was confused and badly burned but was able to answer questions. "Pretty banged up, burnt on his hands and face, but he was actually coherent and remembered what his name was and what he was doing," Cox said. The pilot was able to confirm he was the only person in...
  • Safety of gay people topic of Salt Lake discussion

    07/13/2010 10:55:39 AM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 21 replies
    ABC4.com (KTVX-TV) ^ | 13 July 2010 | Unattributed
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The safety of Utah's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is the topic of a Tuesday night town hall meeting at the Salt Lake City Library. The Utah Pride Center says a panel will hold a discussion with police officers, prosecutors and community representatives. Pride spokesman Michael Westley says the group will release the results of a survey of 500 people on safety questions. Westley says nearly 70 percent of the respondents say they feel an increased sense of safety related to housing and employment discrimination issues. Only 26 percent of respondents said they feel...
  • Executioner: Death by firing squad is '100 percent justice'

    06/12/2010 4:33:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 1,301+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/10/2010 | Ashley Hayes
    Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) -- The executioner says he was eager to join the firing squad. Not because he was familiar with the 1996 case, or felt the need to deliver justice for a raped and murdered little girl. It wasn't even because his high school classmate was raped and killed just before graduation. So why did he do it? Why choose to join four other men in executing a convicted murderer? "How often does this come along?" he says, "... 100 percent justice." It's been more than 14 years since guns were last fired in Utah's execution chamber....