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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 [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 ^ | 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
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 (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....
  • Rocky Anderson Slams Obama In 2News Interview

    05/10/2010 8:45:32 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 23 replies · 1,146+ views
    Kutv News ^ | 05/10/2010 | Brian Mullahy
    He developed a national reputation as a vocal critic of George W. Bush, accusing Bush of leading the country into an "illegal" war in Iraq. But avowed Democrat, and former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, did not hold back on President Obama's conduct during a 2News interview aired Sunday night. "We have tyranny by the executive branch," said Anderson. Asked if President Obama is part of that tyranny, Anderson responded, "There's no question that we're seeing a continuation, and even in some instances a worsening of our republic under this administration. "The Obama Administration has contended that no documents...
  • Mitt Romney, Olympics helped boost Salt Lake

    04/13/2010 8:08:06 AM PDT · by NoRedTape · 78 replies · 621+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Thanks to Mitt Romney, the head of the site selection team for the 2012 GOP National Convention said Tuesday she knows more about Salt Lake City than the other two cities competing to host the event: Tampa, Fla., and Phoenix. (SNIP) Hughes dismissed concerns that Utah, headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, might be seen as alienating some Republicans. Romney, a Mormon, faced a backlash from conservatives in his party who did not believe he was a Christian. "I heard that question when he was running for president, and I'm like, 'What...
  • Going to Utah to pay my respects

    03/28/2010 7:35:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 390+ views ^ | March 28, 2010 | Paul Jacob
    Long before the crack of tomorrowÂ’s dawn, this old man will be creaking out of bed, cantering to the airport and jetting to Salt Lake City, Utah. In some respects, IÂ’m going there to argue against my usual political allies and in favor of my usual opponents. But I donÂ’t really see things that way. At least, nowhere near enough to consider chunking out the most important ally of all: citizen control of government. In America, we citizens are in charge. Or should be. In Utah, conservative legislators are throwing out this very first principle of governance in an attempt...
  • GOP convention in SLC? Mitt praises city, but isn't taking sides

    03/06/2010 8:08:01 AM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies · 421+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 6, 2010 | Thomas Burr
    Washington » Former -- and potentially future -- presidential candidate Mitt Romney isn't weighing in on where the Republicans should hold their next national convention. Romney told The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday that he believes all three cities vying for the 2012 gathering -- Salt Lake City, Tampa and Phoenix -- are "terrific" cities but that he's not going to give a preference. "I remember what an extraordinary host Salt Lake was for the 2002 Winter Games," Romney said, "but one thing I will stay a mile away from is any discussion of which city should be the host...
  • Roy church may change affiliation

    03/01/2010 12:34:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 333+ views
    ROY -- A church in Roy may end up affiliated with a different Lutheran congregation because of a split with national church leaders over gay priests. Last summer the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America voted to allow openly practicing gay and lesbian pastors to preside over congregations instead of requiring gay pastors to practice celibacy, as had been the previous policy. The Standard-Examiner reports that vote has caused concern for at least one Utah congregation. Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Roy will hold a forum on Thursday to talk about the possibility of joining a different Lutheran congregation, the Lutheran...
  • Three cities named as finalists for 2012 Republican convention

    02/26/2010 5:23:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 58 replies · 1,261+ views
    CNN ^ | February 26th, 2010 | Peter Hamby
    The Republican National Committee named three cities on Friday as potential hosts for the 2012 Republican National Convention: Phoenix, Tampa and Salt Lake City. The finalists emerged after multiple cities submitted bids to the RNC by the committee's January 15 deadline. "These cities submitted three very strong bids, so all three are in contention," Holly Hughes, an RNC member from Michigan who chairs the RNC Site Selection Committee, told CNN. "Hosting a convention is a huge deal. A city has to raise multiple millions of dollars, but they also get the benefit of showcasing their city and bringing in revenue."...
  • Salt Lake City a finalist for 2012 Republican National Convention

    01/31/2010 11:28:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies · 888+ views
    Deseret News ^ | January 31, 2010 | Abigail Shaha
    SALT LAKE CITY — The next Republican presidential nominee could be named in Utah. After four months of study, the GOP has selected Salt Lake City as one of four finalists for the 2012 Republican National Convention, an event that could bring 30,000 people to the state for several days. The other finalists will be announced early next week, and the winner will be selected in late summer after GOP officials visit each city. If Salt Lake City gets the bid, the 2012 event would be the first GOP convention held in the Intermountain West. Denver hosted the Democratic National...
  • Snowstorm squelches climate change protest

    12/31/2009 7:31:53 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 20 replies · 1,123+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/30/09 | Judy Fahys
    A downtown protest of the climate change talks in Copenhagen became a victim of Wednesday's snowstorm. "Not many people showed up because of the blizzard conditions," said organizer Clea Major, an international studies student at the University of Utah. It didn't take long for the six friends to pack up a bullhorn and posters they'd planned to use for their "scream-in," an outlet for their frustration about the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks earlier this month to curb the pollution blamed for climate change.
  • Police: Missing Utah mom's husband hinders search

    12/15/2009 11:00:25 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 105 replies · 2,844+ views
    AP ^ | December 15, 2009 | By BROCK VERGAKIS (AP) – 1 hour ago
    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police say the husband of a 28-year-old woman who disappeared more than a week ago is hindering the investigation. West Valley City Police Capt. Tom McLachlan says Josh Powell didn't show up for an interview Monday on the advice of his attorney. McLachlan says that's costing authorities valuable time in the effort to find Powell's wife, Susan.
  • SLC mayor says tea parties not reflective of societal norms

    11/30/2009 3:21:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 43 replies · 1,719+ views
    KSL Television ^ | November 30th, 2009 | Mary Richards
    SALT LAKE CITY -- The mayor of Salt Lake City thinks extremist attitudes like those at some "tea parties" have no place here. Mayor Ralph Becker is slamming tea parties. He says he was visiting with a group from Ireland who had also been to a tea party in Utah. "They were surprised by how aggressive and mean-spirited the group was toward people who weren't just like them," Becker said. The Irish Times quoted Mayor Becker as saying the U.S. tea party movement represents "an incredibly narrow, bigoted, angry, nasty, mean view of the world." He clarified his comments to...
  • Gary Glenn Responds to Regrettable Mormon Church Decision to Back ‘Gay Rights’ Laws

    11/14/2009 2:54:59 PM PST · by Colofornian · 106 replies · 2,223+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | Nov. 12, 2009 | Gary Glenn
    Below is an informative piece by my friend Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan about the awful decision by the LDS Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) to support legislation granting legal protections based on homosexuality. Gary of AFA-Michigan writes: A Shocker from Salt Lake City: The LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Church now officially endorses so-called “gay rights” laws, specifically a Salt Lake City law prohibiting “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation” (homosexual behavior) and “gender identity” (cross-dressing). From the official LDS Church website: ASSOCIATED PRESS: “Mormons throw support...
  • Mormon church backing gay rights laws

    11/11/2009 1:51:21 PM PST · by kingattax · 27 replies · 1,058+ views ^ | 2009-11-11
    Gay rights legislation in Salt Lake City receives its first ever endorsement by the Mormon church. Salt Lake City, Utah ( - The passage of gay rights legislation in Salt Lake City, Utah was supported for the first time by the Mormon church. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the church announced its support of laws that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing and employment prior to a vote on the legislation Tuesday. Michael Otterson, the director of public affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is quoted by the AP...
  • Salt Lake OKs Gay Rights Ordinances [This Is Where Mormons And Catholics Part Company]

    11/10/2009 10:02:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 168 replies · 3,246+ views
    AP Report ^ | November 10th, 2009
    Salt Lake OKs Gay Rights Ordinances Mormon church — which opposes same-sex marriage — backs laws SALT LAKE CITY - With a historic endorsement from the Mormon church, the Salt Lake City Council unanimously passed a pair of ordinances making it illegal to discriminate against gays. Tuesday's action was the first time the Utah-based church — which has been steadfast in its opposition to gay marriage — has publicly supported gay rights legislation. "The church supports these ordinances because they are fair and reasonable and do not do violence to the institution of marriage," Michael Otterson, the director of public...
  • NSA To Build $1.5 Billion Cybersecurity Data Center

    11/02/2009 1:56:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies · 1,532+ views
    Information Week ^ | 10/29/2009 | J. Nicholas Hoover
    The National Security Agency, whose job it is to protect national security systems, will soon break ground on a data center in Utah that's budgeted to cost $1.5 billion. The NSA is building the facility to provide intelligence and warnings related to cybersecurity threats, cybersecurity support to defense and civilian agency networks, and technical assistance to the Department of Homeland Security, according to a transcript of remarks by Glenn Gaffney, deputy director of national intelligence for collection, who is responsible for oversight of cyber intelligence activities in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "Our country must continue to...
  • Salt Lake Tea Party - Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Speech - Video

    04/16/2009 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 246+ views ^ | 04 16 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Video on site
  • Salt Lake Tea Party - Congressman Jason Chaffetz Speech - Video

    04/16/2009 8:38:16 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 1 replies · 214+ views ^ | 04 16 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Video on site
  • Salt Lake City Tea Party Photos

    04/15/2009 12:40:23 PM PDT · by Andyman · 40 replies · 2,126+ views
    Flickr ^ | 4/15/2009 | Vanity
    Here are some images from the Salt Lake City tea party. The opening speaker as the weather threatens. Showing a small portion of the crowd. The sign of the Federal Building and some of the hundreds of signs people brought. MY CONGRESSMAN! Jason Chaffetz (Utah 3rd Congressional District) gave a rousing speech. A pan of the crowd while Jason was speaking. I'd estimate 3,000 people were there. The ground sloped away from the speakers, so it does not like nearly that many. There were also a lot of people off to the sides. Hats for sale. I love capitalism. Utah...
  • Not 'lovin' it,' he shoots Mickey D's drive-through

    03/30/2009 3:36:00 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 35 replies · 1,656+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03/30/2009 | Erin Alberty
    Not 'lovin' it,' he shoots Mickey D's drive-through Man fired sawed-off into window after being told menu was breakfast-only. By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune Updated: 03/30/2009 06:51:31 AM MDT A McDonald's drive-through was shot up early Sunday after a customer was angered that the restaurant had shifted from the lunch menu to the breakfast menu, police said. The driver of a white Dodge Intrepid pulled into the drive-through at about 2 a.m. at McDonald's at 210 W. 500 South in Salt Lake City and ordered food from the lunch and dinner menu, police said. When a clerk told...
  • Obama backers go door to door in SLC

    03/22/2009 8:56:02 AM PDT · by zlala · 92 replies · 2,531+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03/21/2009 | Paul Beebe
    Canvassing for President Obama is much like working as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. The product may be great, but it may not be enough to clinch a deal. On Saturday morning in the Avenues of Salt Lake City, Maggie Flanigan and Rose Nelson are knocking on doors, hard at work for the Obama agenda. They seek to gather signatures from people who support Obama's ambitious $3.6 trillion proposed budget and his plans to reform the country's energy policies, improve health care and fix the education system. Flanigan, 14, and Nelson, 15, are among hundreds of Obama supporters who took...
  • 200,000 Homosexuals to Protest and Disrupt Mormon Conference

    02/21/2009 6:24:01 PM PST · by freeplancer · 69 replies · 5,357+ views
    inside info | FReeplancer
    Subject: 200,000 Gay Protestors to Disrupt General Conference I was speaking with a good friend today who's dad works for the Salt Lake City Police Department. My friend asked him how things were going for him at work and he said that he'd been putting in extra hours doing riot control training. He asked what on earth were they doing that for, and he told him that the entire police force was going through an additional 10 hours of mandatory riot control training because the city is bracing for an influx of 10,000 to 200,000 Gay protesters that want to...
  • Venue fight: Blackwater guards plan Utah surrender

    12/07/2008 1:08:45 PM PST · by skully · 10 replies · 673+ views
    KDBC ^ | December 7, 2008 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that five Blackwater Worldwide security guards indicted in a deadly Iraqi shooting plan to surrender to the FBI on Monday in Salt Lake City. 1 of the men is from North Texas. A person close to the case described the decision on condition of anonymity because the indictment against the men remains sealed. The five guards are all military veterans charged in a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead. The shooting strained U.S. diplomacy and fueled anti-American sentiment abroad.
  • Powder in envelope at Temple Square is nontoxic (KSL-TV in UT)

    11/15/2008 7:12:30 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 452+ views
    KSL-TV News ^ | 11/14/08 | Sam Penrod and Marc Giauque
    Preliminary results have come back on a suspicious white powder found at the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FBI officials say they aren't sure exactly what it is, but they know it's not toxic. The FBI says the substance was tested for known hazardous biological agents and toxins, and all tests were negative. Lab tests will continue to determine exactly what the substance is, and those results are expected sometime next week. Three employees inside the temple office were decontaminated as a precaution, and a hazardous material crew cleared the office of any...
  • FBI, USPS to investigate suspicious envelope at Temple Square [Salt Lake City]

    11/13/2008 4:07:24 PM PST · by rycharn · 40 replies · 2,384+ views
    KSL ^ | KSL-TV/Radio/.com
    The FBI and US Postal Service inspectors are on their way to investigate the suspicious envelope found at Temple Square containing an unknown white powder. The letter was mailed to the temple and was opened inside an office in the entrance area to the Salt Lake Temple. That is in an area open to the public. They have since placed the letter into a black plastic bag. Both Salt Lake City police and fire departments are on the scene and have closed off the area, including eastbound lanes of North Temple between State Street and Main Street. They did not...
  • Thousands protest LDS stance on same-sex marriage [SLC, Any FReepers there?]

    11/07/2008 7:34:35 PM PST · by TheDon · 35 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/07/2008 | Peggy Fletcher Stack and Jessica Ravitz
    An estimated 2,000 protestors gathered near the Salt Lake LDS Temple this evening, carrying signs defending gay marriage and attacking Mormon officials for the church's active campaigning on behalf of California's Proposition 8. Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson was at the center of the crowd gathered at City Creek Park with chants of "Yes, we can." Across the street, a group of fewer than 50 stood in defense of the church's support of the successful ballot measure, which effectively bans same-sex marriage in California. "The people voted," they shouted at the protesters. "You are intolerant." Tonight's demonstration in...
  • A simple choice: The nation needs Barack Obama in the White House (Salt Lake Tribune)

    10/19/2008 12:15:28 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 119 replies · 2,180+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 19, 2008 | Editorial
    SNIPThe country desperately needs a new and well-defined road map for the 21st century and leadership that can unite the country behind it. We believe that Barack Obama can give us both.
  • Utah home search planned in ricin case

    03/02/2008 9:11:02 AM PST · by nuconvert · 31 replies · 211+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | Mar. 2, 2008
    Utah home search planned in ricin case By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS - FBI agents hope to search a Utah house linked to a man whose hospitalization led to the discovery of deadly ricin in a motel room he had occupied. Roger Von Bergendorff, the focus of the investigation, had lived in the house near Salt Lake City for more than a year before moving to Las Vegas about a year ago, said Tammy Ewell, who lives across the street. "He just barely got by in life. He'd just barely make it," Ewell said Saturday of the...
  • Harry Reid: Evangelicals are "anti-Christian"

    10/13/2007 2:45:52 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 174 replies · 140+ views
    Nuke's News ^ | 10/13/07 | Nuke Gingrich
    Lost in the coverage of Harry Reid's pilgrimage to Salt Lake City this week was this small paragraph from the Desert Morning News... Reid also told reporters the Republican Party has been driven by evangelical Christians for 20 years. "They are the most anti-Christian people I can imagine, the people from the Christian far right." Let that statement sink in for a minute.
  • Lights Out a bust

    09/22/2007 6:25:36 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 39 replies · 917+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 9/22/2007 | staff
    'Lights Out'' around Salt Lake City was a bust. Rocky Mountain Power technicians were unable to measure any reduction in energy use on Wednesday night when Utah residents were urged to turn off their lights for an hour. ''I wouldn't call it a blowout, but it's indicative of the proportion of lighting to other electrical uses. It just wasn't visible on our load curves,'' said Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Dave Eskelsen. Lighting accounts for just 14 percent of Utah's urban energy use - refrigerators and air conditioning make up 52 percent of the total, he said. But from a commanding...
  • 'I'm out,' declares Rocky as he slams door on 3rd term

    07/15/2007 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Unruly Human · 33 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 07/14/2007 | Derek P. Jensen
    Salt Lake City mayoral hopeful Keith Christensen's newly minted support for a downtown skywalk will not vault Mayor Rocky Anderson back into the race after all. "I'm out. I'm not running for re-election," Anderson said Friday, slamming shut the third-term door he had creaked open last month.
  • Freep a Poll! ( Mayor of Salt Lake city calls for impeachment of Pres.)

    03/23/2007 3:18:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies · 257+ views ^ | 3-22-07 | AOL
    President Bush should be impeached. Your view? I agree I disagree AND Anderson also said the U.S. has a "dangerous culture of obedience." What do you think? I agree I disagree