Austin, Texas • Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt got a major boost to his effort to move the Major League Soccer club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land.
Utah’s Catholic bishop ‘deeply distressed’ by priest abuse and cover-up, vows to review policies to ‘prevent these sins’ from happening again
by: Peggy Fletcher Stack — Salt Lake Tribune 2h
Utah Catholic Bishop Oscar A. Solis was beyond appalled by the sweeping report of massive child sex abuse committed by priests in Pennsylvania.
by: https://www.facebook.com/saltlaketribune — Salt Lake Tribune 3h
“Well, who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes?”
What the new plans mean for mining, grazing, recreation and artifacts in Grand Staircase and Bears Ears
by: Brian Maffly — Salt Lake Tribune 4h
Mining and drilling would not be allowed in the 1 million acres remaining in Grand Staircase, along with 210,000 acres removed from the monument. That would leave nearly 700,000 acres stripped from the monument open to mining for coal, tar sands and...
by: George F. Will | The Washington Post — Salt Lake Tribune 5h
Washington • Governments, seemingly eager to supply their critics with ammunition, constantly validate historian Robert Conquest: The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of..
by: E.J. Dionne | The Washington Post — Salt Lake Tribune 5h
Washington • The backlash to President Trump and the steady rightward journey of the Republican Party could sharply shift the distribution of political power in state capitols across the nation in this fall’s elections. And because reapportionment is...
Feds may require Utah to redesign, reissue all drivers licenses to make sure they comply with airport security
by: Lee Davidson — Salt Lake Tribune 6h
Utah lawmakers are upset that the federal government is trying to make the state reprint and reissue all of its drivers licenses — to include a gold star on front — or its residents might not be able to use them to get through airport security.
by: The Salt Lake Tribune — Salt Lake Tribune 6h
The Rev. Jan Bednarz of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Taylorsville led dozens of anti-abortion protesters Wednesday outside Planned Parenthood in Salt Lake City. He displayed the Communion host — a wafer representing the body of Christ — for...
by: James Anderson | The Associated Press — Salt Lake Tribune 9h
Denver • A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state again for opposing his refusal to bake a cake...
by: Eugene Robinson | The Washington Post — Salt Lake Tribune 10h
Washington • It’s hard to take Omarosa Manigault Newman’s word for anything. But Lordy she has tapes, and they offer vivid proof that Donald Trump’s White House is part clown show, part nest of vipers.
by: Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post — Salt Lake Tribune 10h
After the Helsinki debacle, 11 days of the Paul Manafort trial, contradictory statements on the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, numerous obnoxious and racist tweets, never-ending verbal duels with accusers (including past employees) and, for good.
by: Barbara Artutay | AP Technology Writer — Salt Lake Tribune 10h
New York • Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who’s used their services to spread false information.