Ralph Becker http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Ralph Becker en-us Copyright 2016, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:01 MST Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:38:42 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Governor signs plan to balance conservation, economic development in central Wasatch http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633773/Governor-signs-plan-to-balance-conservation-economic-development-in-central-Wasatch.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633773/Governor-signs-plan-to-balance-conservation-economic-development-in-central-Wasatch.html?pg=all The planning to address conservation, preservation and economic development of the central Wasatch Mountains' most critical... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:55:00 MDT Salt Lake City mayor's spokesman placed on administrative leave after online comments http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633628/Salt-Lake-City-mayors-spokesman-placed-on-administrative-leave-after-online-comments.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633628/Salt-Lake-City-mayors-spokesman-placed-on-administrative-leave-after-online-comments.html?pg=all The spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday while city officials... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:36:17 MDT Mayoral challengers team up against Becker in debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633426/Mayoral-challengers-team-up-against-Becker-in-debate.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633426/Mayoral-challengers-team-up-against-Becker-in-debate.html?pg=all With less than two weeks until the primary election, the heat of the Salt Lake City mayoral race flared during a debate... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:30:00 MDT Tougher drug enforcement, dedicated bike patrols latest strategies to fight crime in Depot District http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633396/Tougher-drug-enforcement-dedicated-bike-patrols-latest-strategies-to-fight-crime-in-Depot-District.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633396/Tougher-drug-enforcement-dedicated-bike-patrols-latest-strategies-to-fight-crime-in-Depot-District.html?pg=all People who buy drugs or sell drugs in the Depot District "will go to jail" under a new initiative announced Tuesday by Salt... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:10 MDT PAC-funded billboards support all candidates for Salt Lake City mayor except Becker http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633376/PAC-funded-billboards-support-all-candidates-for-Salt-Lake-City-mayor-except-Becker.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633376/PAC-funded-billboards-support-all-candidates-for-Salt-Lake-City-mayor-except-Becker.html?pg=all The same political action committee that independently funded billboards to support Jackie Biskupski’s bid for mayor... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:10:00 MDT Poll shows tight race between Becker, Biskupski http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633103/Poll-shows-tight-race-between-Becker-Biskupski.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633103/Poll-shows-tight-race-between-Becker-Biskupski.html?pg=all Incumbent Ralph Becker and challenger Jackie Biskupski are locked in a tight race for Salt Lake City mayor, but more than a... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:58:47 MDT Another PAC backs Biskupski's bid against Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633045/Another-PAC-backs-Biskupskis-bid-against-Salt-Lake-City-Mayor-Ralph-Becker.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633045/Another-PAC-backs-Biskupskis-bid-against-Salt-Lake-City-Mayor-Ralph-Becker.html?pg=all A second political action committee has stepped forward to support Jackie Biskupski's campaign, and incumbent Mayor Ralph... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:40:00 MDT Becker proposes investment to revamp Salt Lake City's outdoor recreation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865632196/Becker-proposes-investment-to-revamp-Salt-Lake-Citys-outdoor-recreation.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865632196/Becker-proposes-investment-to-revamp-Salt-Lake-Citys-outdoor-recreation.html?pg=all Mayor Ralph Becker announced Wednesday a plan to build upon Salt Lake City's outdoor recreation amenities. The plan would... Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:05:32 MDT Sandy businessman files intent to sue Salt Lake City mayor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865632144/Sandy-businessman-files-intent-to-sue-Salt-Lake-City-mayor.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865632144/Sandy-businessman-files-intent-to-sue-Salt-Lake-City-mayor.html?pg=all A Sandy businessman Monday filed an intent to sue Mayor Ralph Becker and two other Salt Lake City employees for allegedly... Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:50:00 MDT $1.75 million funds new electric vehicles for Salt Lake City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631891/175-million-funds-new-electric-vehicles-for-Salt-Lake-City.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631891/175-million-funds-new-electric-vehicles-for-Salt-Lake-City.html?pg=all Acknowledging summer air quality issues, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and the city's sustainability office are... Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:12:05 MDT Becker, challengers square off in Salt Lake City mayoral debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631811/Becker-challengers-square-off-in-Salt-Lake-City-mayoral-debate.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631811/Becker-challengers-square-off-in-Salt-Lake-City-mayoral-debate.html?pg=all Issues related to homelessness and the controversy surrounding Police Chief Chris Burbank's resignation highlighted the first... Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:10:06 MDT Watch live: S.L. Mayor Ralph Becker, challengers face off in debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676593/Watch-live-SL-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-challengers-face-off-in-debate.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676593/Watch-live-SL-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-challengers-face-off-in-debate.html?pg=all Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:50:00 MDT Latest building codes bill too slow to help air, homeowners critics say http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631754/Latest-building-codes-bill-too-slow-to-help-air-homeowners-critics-say.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631754/Latest-building-codes-bill-too-slow-to-help-air-homeowners-critics-say.html?pg=all Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is among those expressing concern over a legislator's effort to roll back adoption of the... Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:00:44 MDT Photos: HAWK signal seeks to boost safety near Hogle Zoo http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631296/HAWK-signal-seeks-to-boost-safety-near-Hogle-Zoo.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631296/HAWK-signal-seeks-to-boost-safety-near-Hogle-Zoo.html?pg=all A new High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Beacon pedestrian signal was unveiled Tuesday, June 23, 2015, near Utah's Hogle Zoo... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:20:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Brouhaha exploding around Becker's firing of Burbank http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631146/Brouhaha-exploding-around-Beckers-firing-of-Burbank.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631146/Brouhaha-exploding-around-Beckers-firing-of-Burbank.html?pg=all Last week saw the entry of more presidential candidates, the collapse of the trade agreement and a court appearance by a... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:05:00 MDT Salt Lake City residents prefer parks and trails over golf, study says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631118/Salt-Lake-City-residents-prefer-parks-and-trails-over-golf-study-says.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631118/Salt-Lake-City-residents-prefer-parks-and-trails-over-golf-study-says.html?pg=all Poll results are in, and they're reaffirming Salt Lake City leaders' decision to close at least two city golf courses:... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:36:09 MDT Salt Lake City, County seek to combine prosecution offices http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631051/Salt-Lake-City-County-seek-to-combine-prosecution-offices.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631051/Salt-Lake-City-County-seek-to-combine-prosecution-offices.html?pg=all Salt Lake's city and county mayors have proposed bringing the City Prosecutor's Office and the Salt Lake County District... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:49:31 MDT Letter: Salt Lake City first http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630862/Salt-Lake-City-first.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630862/Salt-Lake-City-first.html?pg=all Sadly, like the stench that follows most politicians around election time, Mayor Ralph Becker joined the ranks of disparate... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 MDT In our opinion: Lessons to be learned from Becker-Burbank episode on handling of sexual harrassment claims http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630788/Lessons-to-be-learned-from-Becker-Burbank-episode-on-handling-of-sexual-harrassment-claims.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630788/Lessons-to-be-learned-from-Becker-Burbank-episode-on-handling-of-sexual-harrassment-claims.html?pg=all The back-and-forth between Salt Lake City's mayor and recently resigned police chief on who did what and why will continue,... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Focus on harassment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630792/Focus-on-harassment.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630792/Focus-on-harassment.html?pg=all I worry that so much of the controversy over Chief Chris Burbank resigning and Mayor Ralph Becker’s future in politics... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 MDT S.L. Mayor Ralph Becker defends police chief ouster in letter to residents http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630729/SL-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-defends-police-chief-ouster-in-letter-to-residents.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630729/SL-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-defends-police-chief-ouster-in-letter-to-residents.html?pg=all Mayor Ralph Becker in a letter Sunday defended his actions that led to the resignation of the Salt Lake City police chief... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:54:19 MDT Salt Lake hosts national city leaders conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630663/Salt-Lake-hosts-national-city-leaders-conference.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630663/Salt-Lake-hosts-national-city-leaders-conference.html?pg=all More than 200 municipal leaders from across the nation convened in Utah's capital this week to discuss federal action... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:07:16 MDT 'Too little, too late': Mayoral challengers slam Becker after Burbank resignation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630582/Too-little-too-late-Mayoral-challengers-slam-Becker-after-Burbank-resignation.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630582/Too-little-too-late-Mayoral-challengers-slam-Becker-after-Burbank-resignation.html?pg=all After Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank was forced to resign Thursday in the wake of a pending sexual harassment lawsuit,... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:19:27 MDT Sixth-graders moving on from Guadalupe School ready for academic success http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630567/Sixth-graders-moving-on-from-Guadalupe-School-ready-for-academic-success.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630567/Sixth-graders-moving-on-from-Guadalupe-School-ready-for-academic-success.html?pg=all Guadalupe School held a commencement for its first class of sixth-grade students, some of whom have been involved with the... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:00 MDT Chief Chris Burbank pushed to resign amid 'election politics' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630561/Chief-Chris-Burbank-pushed-to-resign-amid-election-politics.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630561/Chief-Chris-Burbank-pushed-to-resign-amid-election-politics.html?pg=all Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced the departure of Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank, Thursday afternoon. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:25:00 MDT S.L. joins 11 cities in pledge to cut business licensing process to 1 day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630512/SL-joins-11-cities-in-pledge-to-cut-business-licensing-process-to-1-day.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630512/SL-joins-11-cities-in-pledge-to-cut-business-licensing-process-to-1-day.html?pg=all Mayor Ralph Becker joined White House leaders Wednesday to announce Salt Lake as one of 11 cities pledging to streamline its... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:00:00 MDT John Florez: Ending sexual harassment requires leadership http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630215/Ending-sexual-harassment-requires-leadership.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630215/Ending-sexual-harassment-requires-leadership.html?pg=all Three female police officers should be commended for their commitment for trying to make their police department free of... Sat, 06 Jun 2015 00:00:00 MDT Salt Lake's parks, trails and open space initiative open to public meetings in May http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865628212/Salt-Lakes-parks-trails-and-open-space-initiative-open-to-public-meetings-in-May.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865628212/Salt-Lakes-parks-trails-and-open-space-initiative-open-to-public-meetings-in-May.html?pg=all Mayor Ralph Becker ceremoniously welcomed residents to the launch of a public engagement period for the Salt Lake City parks,... Thu, 07 May 2015 22:57:27 MDT S.L. City Council weighs in on mayor's housing, earthquake preparedness budget proposals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865628107/SL-City-Council-weighs-in-on-mayors-housing-earthquake-preparedness-budget-proposals.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865628107/SL-City-Council-weighs-in-on-mayors-housing-earthquake-preparedness-budget-proposals.html?pg=all Two priorities surfaced in Mayor Ralph Becker's proposed 2015-16 budget unveiled Tuesday night: more affordable housing for... Wed, 06 May 2015 19:04:43 MDT Mayor Ralph Becker to present Salt Lake City's 2015-16 budget http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627934/Mayor-Ralph-Becker-to-present-Salt-Lake-Citys-2015-16-budget.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627934/Mayor-Ralph-Becker-to-present-Salt-Lake-Citys-2015-16-budget.html?pg=all Mayor Ralph Becker will present his proposal for this year’s city budget Thursday evening. While the city's budget has... Mon, 04 May 2015 17:28:56 MDT Letter: No west-side golf http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627699/No-west-side-golf.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627699/No-west-side-golf.html?pg=all Fri, 01 May 2015 00:07:25 MDT Preview event this weekend for global religious summit in Salt Lake http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627246/Preview-event-this-weekend-for-global-religious-summit-in-Salt-Lake.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627246/Preview-event-this-weekend-for-global-religious-summit-in-Salt-Lake.html?pg=all This weekend local dignitaries will host an event in anticipation of this fall's Parliament of the World's Religions. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:36:05 MDT Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announces 2015 Twilight Concert Series lineup http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626912/Salt-Lake-City-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-announces-2015-Twilight-Concert-Series-lineup.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626912/Salt-Lake-City-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-announces-2015-Twilight-Concert-Series-lineup.html?pg=all Mayor Ralph Becker and the Salt Lake City Arts Council announced the 2015 lineup of the Twilight Concert Series on Tuesday,... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:05:00 MDT Three Salt Lake City golf courses slated for closure, reassignment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626717/Three-Salt-Lake-City-golf-courses-slated-for-closure-reassignment.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626717/Three-Salt-Lake-City-golf-courses-slated-for-closure-reassignment.html?pg=all Glendale and Wingpointe have joined the Jordan River Par-3 as golf courses that will be cut from Salt Lake City's program. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:54:08 MDT Poll gives Becker early lead in Salt Lake City mayor's race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626628/Poll-gives-Becker-early-lead-in-Salt-Lake-City-mayors-race.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626628/Poll-gives-Becker-early-lead-in-Salt-Lake-City-mayors-race.html?pg=all A new poll gives Ralph Becker the lead in the Salt Lake City mayor's race, but the survey was conducted before Jim Dabakis... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:32:47 MDT Mayor Becker urges wise water use, warns of city shortage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626348/Mayor-Becker-urges-wise-water-use-warns-of-city-shortage.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626348/Mayor-Becker-urges-wise-water-use-warns-of-city-shortage.html?pg=all In the face of low snow and spring runoff levels, Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker is calling on city residents to be extra... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:20:07 MDT Utah guardsman meets President Obama in surprise clean energy roundtable http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671501/Utah-guardsman-meets-President-Obama-in-surprise-clean-energy-roundtable.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671501/Utah-guardsman-meets-President-Obama-in-surprise-clean-energy-roundtable.html?pg=all Last week, 26-year-old Lance Futch donned a white polo and drove to Hill Air Force Base for what he believed was a chance to... Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:32:33 MDT Former NBA all-star 'KJ' taking notes of SLC innovations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626028/Former-NBA-all-star-KJ-taking-notes-of-SLC-innovations.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626028/Former-NBA-all-star-KJ-taking-notes-of-SLC-innovations.html?pg=all NBA all-star point-guard-turned-Sacramento-mayor Kevin Johnson is taking a look at innovations in Salt Lake City. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:00:00 MDT Becker jumps gun in opposition to federal halfway house plans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625963/Becker-jumps-gun-in-opposition-to-federal-halfway-house-plans.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625963/Becker-jumps-gun-in-opposition-to-federal-halfway-house-plans.html?pg=all Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker jumped the gun Tuesday in holding a press conference and coming out against what the city... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:16:24 MDT Churches, schools and businesses are not a burden on cities http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625908/Churches-schools-and-businesses-are-not-a-burden-on-cities.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625908/Churches-schools-and-businesses-are-not-a-burden-on-cities.html?pg=all Trying to argue that churches, schools and businesses in a city are a burden is laughably dumb. They may be a burden for... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:03:01 MDT Obama expected to announce solar energy initiative, tout Salt Lake City in Friday speech http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625639/Obama-expected-to-announce-solar-energy-initiative-tout-Salt-Lake-City-in-Friday-speech.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625639/Obama-expected-to-announce-solar-energy-initiative-tout-Salt-Lake-City-in-Friday-speech.html?pg=all President Barack Obama is expected to announce today an initiative to train 75,000 people to work in the solar energy... Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:00:00 MDT Salt Lake City unveils plans for mixed-use urban neighborhood http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625621/Salt-Lake-City-unveils-plans-for-mixed-use-urban-neighborhood.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625621/Salt-Lake-City-unveils-plans-for-mixed-use-urban-neighborhood.html?pg=all Salt Lake City officials Thursday unveiled plans for Station Center, a mixed-use urban neighborhood between the historic Rio... Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:05:00 MDT 'The Lion King' booked for Eccles Theater in spring 2017 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625056/The-Lion-King-booked-for-Eccles-Theater-in-spring-2017.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625056/The-Lion-King-booked-for-Eccles-Theater-in-spring-2017.html?pg=all "The Lion King" has been booked for the George S. and DorÉ Eccles Theater in spring 2017, officials announced Thursday... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:45:00 MDT Salt Lake City to become next Google Fiber city http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624887/Salt-Lake-City-to-become-next-Google-Fiber-city.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624887/Salt-Lake-City-to-become-next-Google-Fiber-city.html?pg=all Salt Lake City is set to join Provo and six other U.S. cities to offer super high-speed Internet service through Google Fiber. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:59:33 MDT Will prison move to Salt Lake give Becker his sought-after tax increase? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624385/Will-prison-move-to-Salt-Lake-give-Becker-his-sought-after-tax-increase.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624385/Will-prison-move-to-Salt-Lake-give-Becker-his-sought-after-tax-increase.html?pg=all Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker reiterated Monday that he opposes a new prison being built in Salt Lake City, despite claims... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:08:47 MDT Volunteers sought for Salt Lake City's new refugee family mentoring program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623919/Volunteers-sought-for-Salt-Lake-Citys-new-refugee-family-mentoring-program.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623919/Volunteers-sought-for-Salt-Lake-Citys-new-refugee-family-mentoring-program.html?pg=all Salt Lake City is seeking mentors to be paired with refugee families and individuals living in the city. Mentors will help... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:43:28 MDT Deedee Corradini remembered as a visionary leader and for her love of family http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623807/Deedee-Corradini-remembered-as-a-visionary-leader-and-for-her-love-of-family.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623807/Deedee-Corradini-remembered-as-a-visionary-leader-and-for-her-love-of-family.html?pg=all Deedee Corradini, Salt Lake's first and only woman mayor, was remembered Monday for her "mind blowing" accomplishments and... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:20:00 MDT Obama speaks at National League of Cities gathering, calls for effort to boost high-tech training, hiring http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765669797/Obama-speaks-at-National-League-of-Cities-gathering-calls-for-effort-to-boost-high-tech-training.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765669797/Obama-speaks-at-National-League-of-Cities-gathering-calls-for-effort-to-boost-high-tech-training.html?pg=all President Barack Obama is calling for a home-grown, high-technology workforce to will help boost higher-wage employment at a... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:08:19 MDT Monday declared Deedee Corradini Day in Salt Lake City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623650/Monday-declared-Deedee-Corradini-Day-in-Salt-Lake-City.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623650/Monday-declared-Deedee-Corradini-Day-in-Salt-Lake-City.html?pg=all The city where Deedee Corradini served as mayor will honor her life and service as she is laid to rest Monday. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:47:42 MST Becker appoints 2 people to top city leadership positions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623401/Becker-appoints-2-people-to-top-city-leadership-positions.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623401/Becker-appoints-2-people-to-top-city-leadership-positions.html?pg=all Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker Tuesday named two people to top city leadership positions. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:38:03 MST