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  • International refugees, Latino immigrants compete for service jobs

    07/09/2011 5:22:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    KSL-TV - ^ | July 9th, 2011 | Steve Fidel
    SALT LAKE CITY — A culture clash reminiscent of many in American history is surfacing here as Latino immigrants find they have new competition for service-sector jobs. The clash occurs after an immigrant population gets a firm hold on the lower rungs of the economic ladder and then sees competition from a newer immigrant population. Today's competition affecting the Latino community comes from refugees, about 1,100 of whom will arrive in Utah during the year, mostly from southeast Asia and Africa. The new arrivals join a population of about 25,000 in Salt Lake County whose journey here began with refugee...
  • Why John Huntsman Is Running For The White House

    06/22/2011 7:50:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | June 22, 2011 | annem040359
    Former Utah Governor John Huntsman, (R/UT), has made it official: Governor Huntsman is entering into the GOP running field for the White House. “Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is promising policies to create jobs, achieve energy independence and overhaul the tax code.” But I do have ONE QUESTION TO ASK: But will going civil help or hurt Governor Huntsman? Conservatives may see it that it is just being way too soft with President Barak Obama. Plus now, with the surge of the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, it will be much more harder in 2012 to be even a "moderate Republican" to...
  • University of Texas Takes Delivery Of $1 Billion In Physical Gold

    04/16/2011 5:15:45 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 75 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/16/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Tipping points are funny: for years, decades, even centuries, the conditions for an event to occur may be ripe yet nothing happens. Then, in an instant, a shift occurs, whether its is due a change in conventional wisdom, due to an exogenous event or due to something completely inexplicable. That event, colloquially called a black swan in recent years, changes the prevalent perception of reality in a moment. This past week, we were seeing the effect of a tipping point in process, with gold prices rising to new all time highs day after day, and the price silver literally moving...
  • Utah Becomes First State to Honor a State Gun

    03/19/2011 6:12:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 19 March, 2011 | Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky
    After participating in the pursuit of famed bandit Pancho Villa in the early 20th century, the Browning M1911 automatic pistol is again making history—becoming the first-ever official firearm of a U.S. state. In deciding to establish a state firearm, Utah lawmakers settled on the M1911 pistol because its creator, legendary gun maker John Browning, was born and lived a large part of his life in the state. Browning also founded his company in Utah. The 100-year-old handgun was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1911 and used by an expeditionary force that invaded Mexico five years later to hunt down...
  • Utah distances itself from anti-immigrant sentiment in U.S.

    03/08/2011 4:09:08 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 08, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    Washington – The state of Utah, where approximately 110,000 undocumented immigrants live, is not a paradise but at least it wants to show the world that "it's not Arizona," approving measures that will benefit the foreigners illegally residing there. Only the national government can ensure that federal immigration laws are upheld, but the U.S. Congress has shown itself to lack the appetite to address once and for all the problem of illegal immigration. That gap has given rise to a mosaic of solutions, some of which could be considered unconstitutional. But Utah, known for its picturesque ski resorts and its...
  • Police investigate whether Kearns shooting of 3 was in self-defense(UT)

    03/04/2011 8:54:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    KEARNS — Three people were shot and one man was arrested following an argument at a Kearns home Wednesday. But investigators say the shooting may have been in self-defense. About 12:50 p.m., Unified police received a call of a possible shooting with multiple victims at 4743 W. Hoffman (5350 South). Officers arrived at the scene and found two victims — a man and a woman with gunshot wounds — and the alleged gunman, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. Clinton Johnson, 32, was waiting for officers to arrive and surrendered without incident, he said. The shooting happened after five people...
  • In Utah, State Guns and Campus Firearms

    03/04/2011 5:10:58 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 3 March, 2011 | Christian Probasco
    One thing Utah’s recent legislative sessions have made clear is that Utahns like their guns, and they like the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. That amendment, as ratified by the states, reads: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Sounds simple, no? No. Utah’s Constitution is more explicit. According to Article 1, Section 6: “The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the state, as well...
  • Guns and Roses: Arizona and Utah Move to Adopt State Guns

    03/01/2011 4:11:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 28 February, 2011 | John Hendel
    State flower, state motto, state song and now ... state gun? Call it shots fired. Two states have officially moved to declare state firearms in 2011, less than two months after the Arizona massacre that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) grievously injured on January 8th. In both states, Utah and Arizona, the bills seem likely to become law. The Utah legislature took up a bill certifying the Browning Model 1911 automatic pistol as the official gun of Utah just 10 days after the shooting that rocked the nation. Used by military or law-enforcement personnel since being introduced...
  • Ogden lawmaker seeking to protect the right to carry knives(UT)

    02/25/2011 6:00:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Loretta Park
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Owning and carrying a knife is the right of every American citizen and Utahn, says an Ogden lawmaker. That is why Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, is sponsoring House Bill 271, which prohibits counties and cities from creating ordinances regulating the use of knives. HB 271 was passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Standing Committee and now goes before the Senate floor for further consideration. Wilcox said some of his constituents who are sportsmen came to him about concerns they had after learning some municipalities in neighboring states had banned certain types...
  • Arizona (Colt Revolver) Races Utah (1911) for First State Gun

    02/24/2011 5:15:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 February, 2011 | Robert Farago
    “The shocking shooting of an Arizona congresswoman last month has not damaged the western state’s love affair with guns,” reports. “The rampage at a shopping mall left six people dead and 14 injured. But lawmakers are not about to tighten the state’s famously lax gun laws. Rather they plan to bolster the status of firearms by naming the Colt revolver as the official state gun. On Wednesday a key legislative body approved a bill to make the Colt the official state firearm in recognition of the gun’s role in helping settle the desert territory in the late 19th century.”...
  • NCAA specifically targets Lane Kiffin in UT investigation

    02/23/2011 4:50:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    KnoxNews: GoVolsXtra ^ | 2/23/11 | Austin Ward
    The disastrous Lane Kiffin Era has been officially recognized by the NCAA. It doesn't appear Hurricane Lane will be causing much more damage at Tennessee though. The Vols finally received their long-anticipated Notice of Allegations on Tuesday, and when released publicly for the first time by the athletic department on Wednesday, the broken rules all had a similar theme. The 16 impermissible phone calls, impermissible contact with recruits and the use of an intern to make contact with a high school staff all happened under Kiffin's watch - and the NCAA specifically targeted him with charges of failure to monitor...
  • Father of The 5 Browns faces sex abuse charges

    02/15/2011 5:35:05 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 9 replies
    deseret news ^ | 2/15/2011 | Steve Fidel
    ALPINE — The father of The 5 Browns performing group faces felony child sex abuse charges that were filed several days before he and his wife were critically injured in a spectacular car crash Monday evening. Keith Scott Brown, 55, was charged in 4th District Court on Feb. 10 with one count of sodomy on a child, a first degree felony, and two counts of sex abuse of a child, a second degree felony. Police have been working on the case for several months, and that the resulting charges are part of a plea agreement Brown was expected to plead...
  • Immigration bills making Utah Latino community on edge

    02/14/2011 7:52:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Dennis Romboy
    Various bills are slowly but surely winding their way through the 2011 Legislature and, according to one activist, are putting the Latino community on edge. Also, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, trotted out his federal proposal again Monday. Meantime, a Latino activist delivered a letter to Salt Lake City's Mexican Consulate urging Mexico's president to suspend the visas of Mormon missionaries until the LDS Church takes a stronger position on immigration. From the outset of the 2011 Legislature, lawmakers have said they will address the illegal immigration issue one way or another, although on Monday Senate Majority Leader Scott Jenkins did...
  • 4 Walmart employees fired after disarming gunman caught shoplifting(UT)

    02/11/2011 7:10:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies ^ | 9 February, 2011 | Andrew Adams
    LAYTON -- The shoplifter smashed Gabriel Stewart up against a wall. It didn't take him long to realize that pressure against his lower back was from a loaded gun held by a desperate man who didn't want to go to jail. The gunman had a firm grip on Stewart's shoulder, telling him and three of his Walmart co-workers, "Don't make me do this." "Absolutely, time stopped," Stewart told KSL News. "I didn't know what to do." Instantly, Shawn Ray and Justin Richins kicked into gear, spinning the gunman around. Lori Poulsen ripped the gun away and secured it. They all...
  • Pleasant Grove woman 'lucky' after intruder wrestles away her gun, police say(UT)

    02/09/2011 4:16:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 7 February, 2011 | Sandra Yi
    PLEASANT GROVE — Police are still looking for a man who broke into a home in Pleasant Grove Sunday and when confronted, fired a shot at the homeowner. Police say there has been a rash of similar home burglaries in Utah County, and they're often related to drug use. “I think she’s very lucky,” said Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Michael Smith, referring to the victim. A lot could have gone wrong yesterday, when a masked man went into the home in the area of 800 South and 1100 East. The homeowner, who did not want to be identified, said his...
  • One gun bill advances, another stopped in Legislature(UT)

    02/05/2011 7:51:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 4 January, 2011 | Amanda Verzello and Cleon Wall
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A bill that would drop the "no gun" border around schools is one step closer to becoming law Friday, just as another gun-related bill died. Guns could be carried openly around the perimeter of public and private schools under H.B. 75, sponsored by Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, as long as the carrier remained off school property. The bill narrowly passed committee 5-4. The law currently defines a 1,000-feet perimeter around schools as off-limits for the open carry of firearms. The problem, Oda says, is that some schools, such as those in strip malls, are not easily...
  • Young reaches firearm agreement(UT)

    02/01/2011 4:07:52 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 31 January, 2011 | Andreas Rivera
    After weeks of confusion, the rules regarding firearms on campus might have been settled once and for all. On Thursday, Rep. Curtis Oda, R-Clearfield introduced a House Bill 75, which would clarify that it is legal to openly carry a firearm on a state college campus. Oda spoke with U President Michael Young, and they came to an understanding that the U cannot ban open carry or regulate any other state firearm laws. Oda has since removed the language from the bill, deeming it unnecessary. "There should be some room for authority allowing a university campus to enforce its own...
  • U of U likely has private directive concerning guns(UT)

    01/24/2011 3:57:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 1+ views ^ | 19 January, 2011 | David A. Jordan
    Josh Loftin's article on January 6 headlined "Two U of U officers put on leave over gun policy release" covers a current controversy about carrying firearms openly on the University campus. But Mr. Loftin's thesis is eclipsed by a more sinister issue. President Young's memorandum to his police appears to have been private, that is, the police had their directive, but the policy was not announced. Let me see if I understand how the policy would affect a student who carries a gun. Our student doesn't know about President Young's memorandum, so he doesn't know the rule; in his concealed...
  • Utah lawmaker: Guns should be legal without permit

    01/15/2011 6:04:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 13 January, 2011 | Josh Loftin
    A Utah lawmaker wants to allow all state residents who can legally have a gun carry and conceal it without a permit. Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, said he plans to introduce a bill to eliminate the requirement for a state concealed weapon permit to carry a loaded gun. People who do not live in Utah would still need a permit issued by Utah or another state.
  • Change of target: Firing range cancels shooting of Lane Kiffin bobbleheads

    01/14/2011 3:53:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    KNOXVILLE - A Kingston gun shop that planned to host a bobble-head shooting day based on ex-Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin's abrupt departure last year, has changed up Saturday's fundraiser. Instead of shooting bobbleheads of Kiffin and his father, University of Southern California defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, Frontier Firearms on Gallagher Road plans to adopt them out. "For a $5 donation, bobble-head lovers may take home their very own Monte or Lane Kiffin bobble-head doll to love and nurture as they see fit," . . .