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Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday, April 18, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 57833915@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:52 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Repeal or Cut Bait http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837077-200/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 57837077@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:52 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Colorblind Justice Takes a Hit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57846475-82/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 57846475@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:52 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Atheists Come to Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57851360-82/bagley-lake-salt-cartoon.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 57851360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:52 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Politics and the Keystone Pipeline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57856785-200/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 57856785@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:52 MDT Letter: This parking ticket came back to haunt me http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57851271-82/parking-officer-ticket-warning.html.csp Here’s a warning for those of you who receive a “warning” from a Salt Lake City parking enforcement officer. Earlier this month, I was loading a large musical instrument into my truck at 10:30 at night when a parking officer wrote me up for parking for one minute in a no parking zone. After explaining the circumstances, the officer gave me a verbal warning and took back the ticket. Today, I received a “Parking Late Notice” in the mail for the citation that I had never received. The cost of the o... Here’s a warning for those of you who receive a “warning” from a Salt Lake City parking enforcement officer. Earlier this month, I was loading a large musical instrument into my truck at 10:30 at night when a parking officer wrote me up for parking for one minute in a no parking zone. After explaining the circumstances, the officer gave me a verbal warning and took back the ticket. Today, I received a “Parking Late Notice” in the mail for the citation that I had never received. The cost of the o... 57851271@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:23:02 MDT Letter: Rocky Mountain Power’s crazy talk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855045-82/power-crazy-customers-fee.html.csp Why does Rocky Mountain Power believe they can collect from customers that are not using their power source? If someone like Robert G. Nohavec (“Why penalize me?” April 21) has his own solar panels, at his own cost, which will reduce power outages and use the environment as a healthy resource, why should he have to pay RMP a levy fee of $4.25 a month? People who are trying to help the earth should be rewarded. Can anyone just levy a fee because they are losing money from people who aren’t cust... Why does Rocky Mountain Power believe they can collect from customers that are not using their power source? If someone like Robert G. Nohavec (“Why penalize me?” April 21) has his own solar panels, at his own cost, which will reduce power outages and use the environment as a healthy resource, why should he have to pay RMP a levy fee of $4.25 a month? People who are trying to help the earth should be rewarded. Can anyone just levy a fee because they are losing money from people who aren’t cust... 57855045@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:23:02 MDT Letter: Sen. Lee’s shutdown tune http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855080-82/shutdown-government-lee-tune.html.csp I wanted to thank Sen. Mike Lee for hosting a “town hall” at Copper Hills High School last week. He’s been trying to change his tune since his home state approval ratings nose-dived following the federal government shutdown last October. “Perhaps he really has changed,” I thought. Not a chance! The “Stop Agenda 21!!!” bumper stickers in the parking lot, I now see, were a sign. You see, “If you follow the logic of the shutdown, you come to only one conclusion: President Obama chose to shut down t... I wanted to thank Sen. Mike Lee for hosting a “town hall” at Copper Hills High School last week. He’s been trying to change his tune since his home state approval ratings nose-dived following the federal government shutdown last October. “Perhaps he really has changed,” I thought. Not a chance! The “Stop Agenda 21!!!” bumper stickers in the parking lot, I now see, were a sign. You see, “If you follow the logic of the shutdown, you come to only one conclusion: President Obama chose to shut down t... 57855080@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:23:02 MDT Letter: Court marshal should have shot to wound http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855146-82/service-wound-court-courthouse.html.csp One would expect government officials to lay down a one-sided line concerning the gun violence at the U.S. courthouse in Salt Lake City on April 21. But where are the human rights and legal rights gurus, the church, education, and social service agency spokespersons? Where are the political party leaders and the independent newspaper editors and columnists on this topic? It seems like not only in courthouses, but on the highways and in the city streets of America (see, for example, Albuquerqu... One would expect government officials to lay down a one-sided line concerning the gun violence at the U.S. courthouse in Salt Lake City on April 21. But where are the human rights and legal rights gurus, the church, education, and social service agency spokespersons? Where are the political party leaders and the independent newspaper editors and columnists on this topic? It seems like not only in courthouses, but on the highways and in the city streets of America (see, for example, Albuquerqu... 57855146@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:23:02 MDT Letter: Art students paint a bright future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855199-82/art-future-bright-students.html.csp Last night (April 22) I attended the Olympus High School art department’s studio art show, where the students hung examples of their creations for their invited guests and families to see and admire. These kids are talented. The show began with their art instructor explaining about their art and how the show was a culmination of a year’s work. I am not an art critic, however, I have 82 years of life experience and do worry about the future of our cities, state, country and world. Each night’... Last night (April 22) I attended the Olympus High School art department’s studio art show, where the students hung examples of their creations for their invited guests and families to see and admire. These kids are talented. The show began with their art instructor explaining about their art and how the show was a culmination of a year’s work. I am not an art critic, however, I have 82 years of life experience and do worry about the future of our cities, state, country and world. Each night’... 57855199@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:23:02 MDT Editorial: Utah can’t keep sprawling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855215-82/utah-growth-sprawl-areas.html.csp If Utah is going to continue to lead the nation in baby-making, there is only one thing that will save us: smart growth. So it is both disappointing and challenging to see a new study showing that Utah has the second-fastest growth of urban sprawl in the nation. The NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation cited U.S. Census and National Resource Conservation Service data to show that the amount of developed land covered by urban areas grew by 17.6 percent from 2002 to 2010. Only Nevada’s 1... If Utah is going to continue to lead the nation in baby-making, there is only one thing that will save us: smart growth. So it is both disappointing and challenging to see a new study showing that Utah has the second-fastest growth of urban sprawl in the nation. The NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation cited U.S. Census and National Resource Conservation Service data to show that the amount of developed land covered by urban areas grew by 17.6 percent from 2002 to 2010. Only Nevada’s 1... 57855215@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:23:01 MDT Letter: Teachers need to show more care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57850782-82/teachers-care-students-believe.html.csp It seems like nowadays all us kids hear from our parents is “Back in my day … ” and “It was so much harder, and you have it easy.” Well, that might be true in some situations, but when it comes to school that is anything but true. As I have grown up, I have noticed that the care within teachers is less and less, resulting in the same for students. I understand that teachers have been doing this for years and think they know what they’re doing. Maybe they believe that if they do engage themselves... It seems like nowadays all us kids hear from our parents is “Back in my day … ” and “It was so much harder, and you have it easy.” Well, that might be true in some situations, but when it comes to school that is anything but true. As I have grown up, I have noticed that the care within teachers is less and less, resulting in the same for students. I understand that teachers have been doing this for years and think they know what they’re doing. Maybe they believe that if they do engage themselves... 57850782@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:23:01 MDT Editorial: University pact good for Utes and Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57850295-82/ute-tribe-university-utah.html.csp There’s really only one — sometimes awkward — way to be sure that your language and behavior haven’t offended someone who you hope is a friend of yours. You ask. And you respect the answer you get. That’s what the University of Utah has rightly done in regard to the question of whether it is proper for it to continue to use the Ute nickname, and the circle and feather logo, to represent its sports teams. The new agreement university President David Pershing struck with the Ute Indian Tribe las... There’s really only one — sometimes awkward — way to be sure that your language and behavior haven’t offended someone who you hope is a friend of yours. You ask. And you respect the answer you get. That’s what the University of Utah has rightly done in regard to the question of whether it is proper for it to continue to use the Ute nickname, and the circle and feather logo, to represent its sports teams. The new agreement university President David Pershing struck with the Ute Indian Tribe las... 57850295@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:44:30 MDT Parker: Nobody asked if Grandpa Reagan was too old http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57855083-82/women-hillary-baby-clinton.html.csp WASHINGTON — The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother. The headlines were inevitable — “Grandma Hillary” — followed by the similarly crucial question: Will being a grandmother help or hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances in the 2016 election? Note: We do not yet have another Clinton presidential candidacy, but we may as well have. She’s running in the American mind if not in fact. Other questions have run the gamut... WASHINGTON — The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother. The headlines were inevitable — “Grandma Hillary” — followed by the similarly crucial question: Will being a grandmother help or hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances in the 2016 election? Note: We do not yet have another Clinton presidential candidacy, but we may as well have. She’s running in the American mind if not in fact. Other questions have run the gamut... 57855083@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:32:02 MDT Op-ed: Warren’s needed call for student loan reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57853888-82/student-warren-debt-loans.html.csp As commencement season approaches, graduating students will soon hear words of wisdom from speakers offering experience, advice and inspiration. One thing they’re not likely to hear about is the $1.08 trillion elephant on the quad — our nation’s student debt crisis. That is how much U.S. households are estimated to owe in student loans, twice as much as in 2007. In fact, student debt now exceeds credit card debt, putting millions of families at risk of bankruptcy. Forty percent of households hea... As commencement season approaches, graduating students will soon hear words of wisdom from speakers offering experience, advice and inspiration. One thing they’re not likely to hear about is the $1.08 trillion elephant on the quad — our nation’s student debt crisis. That is how much U.S. households are estimated to owe in student loans, twice as much as in 2007. In fact, student debt now exceeds credit card debt, putting millions of families at risk of bankruptcy. Forty percent of households hea... 57853888@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:28:01 MDT Keating: China will be the world’s biggest Christian country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57853762-82/china-million-christian-christians.html.csp China likely already has more Protestants — an estimated 58 million — than South Africa or Brazil, major centers of evangelical revival, and 67 million Christians in all — larger than the total population of France. More people go to church on Sunday in China than in all of Europe. But Tom Philips of the Telegraph suggests this growth is just in its early stages: “By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon,” said Fenggang Yang, a professor... China likely already has more Protestants — an estimated 58 million — than South Africa or Brazil, major centers of evangelical revival, and 67 million Christians in all — larger than the total population of France. More people go to church on Sunday in China than in all of Europe. But Tom Philips of the Telegraph suggests this growth is just in its early stages: “By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon,” said Fenggang Yang, a professor... 57853762@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:27:01 MDT