Peter Corroon http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Peter Corroon en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:02:57 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Utah Democrats pick ex-S.L. County Mayor Peter Corroon as party chairman http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601885/Utah-Democrats-pick-ex-SL-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-as-party-chairman.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601885/Utah-Democrats-pick-ex-SL-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-as-party-chairman.html Utah Democrats elected a familiar face to lead their party Saturday — former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:44:46 MDT GOP, Democrats holding state conventions Saturday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601655/GOP-Democrats-holding-state-conventions-Saturday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601655/GOP-Democrats-holding-state-conventions-Saturday.html Utah Republicans and Democrats are gathering Saturday for their annual conventions, but it's not the candidates competing for... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:45:00 MDT Will Utah Democrats' focus shift to 'bread-and-butter' issues? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600365/Will-Utah-Democrats-focus-shift-to-bread-and-butter-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600365/Will-Utah-Democrats-focus-shift-to-bread-and-butter-issues.html Already hard-hit by the decision of the state's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Jim Matheson, not to seek re-election, the... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:45:26 MDT Corroon, Davis running for state Democratic Party chairman http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600217/Corroon-Davis-running-for-state-Democratic-Party-chairman.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600217/Corroon-Davis-running-for-state-Democratic-Party-chairman.html Former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and former Utah County Democratic Party Chairman Richard Davis both said Friday... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:15:00 MDT Howard Dean promotes voter registration to build Democratic Party in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584936/Howard-Dean-promotes-voter-registration-to-build-Democratic-Party-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584936/Howard-Dean-promotes-voter-registration-to-build-Democratic-Party-in-Utah.html Utah Democrats called in a former governor and presidential candidate to rally their ranks to build the party through voter... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:08:44 MDT Photo gallery: Magna marks ties with Japan city by planting trees http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584442/Photo-gallery-Magna-marks-ties-with-Japan-city-by-planting-trees.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584442/Photo-gallery-Magna-marks-ties-with-Japan-city-by-planting-trees.html A tree planting ceremony took place at Matheson Junior High School to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the... Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:13:01 MDT Mayor Ben McAdams calls for audit of Valley Mental Health http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582925/Mayor-Ben-McAdams-calls-for-audit-of-Valley-Mental-Health.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582925/Mayor-Ben-McAdams-calls-for-audit-of-Valley-Mental-Health.html Expressing "outrage" over Valley Mental Health's recent announcement it will no longer serve 2,200 clients, Salt Lake County... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:10:00 MDT Public hearing on Tavaci development set for Wednesday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581377/Public-hearing-on-Tavaci-development-set-for-Wednesday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581377/Public-hearing-on-Tavaci-development-set-for-Wednesday.html The Salt Lake County Planning Commission will consider Wednesday a proposal to rezone the controversial Tavaci development to... Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:18:27 MDT In our opinion: Beverley Sorenson set in motion a legacy of arts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630795/Beverley-Sorenson-set-in-motion-a-legacy-of-arts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630795/Beverley-Sorenson-set-in-motion-a-legacy-of-arts.html In 2008, while speaking of her formative years, Beverley Taylor Sorenson recalled that "music was going all the time in our... Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Photos: Bike to Work Day celebrated in Salt Lake County http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579578/Photos-Bike-to-Work-Day-celebrated-in-Salt-Lake-County.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579578/Photos-Bike-to-Work-Day-celebrated-in-Salt-Lake-County.html Salt Lake County commuters and officials took to their bicycles to celebrate Bike to Work Day on Tuesday. Tue, 07 May 2013 13:00:55 MDT Letters: Utah Demos distance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627640/Utah-Demos-distance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627640/Utah-Demos-distance.html As a card-carrying Democrat, though "centrist," I often take what I read in the Deseret News with a grain of salt. But I... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Salt Lake City named among 20 most 'resilient' cities by sustainability group http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578628/Salt-Lake-City-named-among-20-most-resilient-cities-by-sustainability-group.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578628/Salt-Lake-City-named-among-20-most-resilient-cities-by-sustainability-group.html Salt Lake City joins 19 other cities in the nation for being "resilient" or able to bounce back from extreme weather events.... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:45:00 MDT Calm legislative session makes some gains http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575995/Calm-legislative-session-makes-some-gains.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575995/Calm-legislative-session-makes-some-gains.html The 2013 Legislature was summed up as calm and even boring as lawmakers tried to stay away from controversy and put their... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:10:00 MDT Incorporation issue returns to Millcreek http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574752/Incorporation-issue-returns-to-Millcreek.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574752/Incorporation-issue-returns-to-Millcreek.html A new effort is being organized to again place before voters a question of whether Millcreek Township should become a city,... Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:23:05 MST Tempest swirls around Utah's dirty air problem http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572497/Tempest-swirls-around-Utahs-dirty-air-problem.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572497/Tempest-swirls-around-Utahs-dirty-air-problem.html The groups want Herbert to get serious about Utah’s notorious air pollution, which has propelled the Wasatch Front to... Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:00:00 MST Photos: New mayor Ben McAdams, other Salt Lake County officials sworn in http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570124/Photos-New-mayor-Ben-McAdams-other-Salt-Lake-County-officials-sworn-in.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570124/Photos-New-mayor-Ben-McAdams-other-Salt-Lake-County-officials-sworn-in.html Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:08:50 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Awards to the best and worst of politicians in 2012 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618945/Awards-to-the-best-and-worst-of-politicians-in-2012.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618945/Awards-to-the-best-and-worst-of-politicians-in-2012.html Believe it or not, the big 2012 political year has come to a close. As our final act of columny in 2012, we hand out year-end... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST BLM OKs Vegas water pipeline http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618846/BLM-OKs-Vegas-water-pipeline.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618846/BLM-OKs-Vegas-water-pipeline.html The Bureau of Land Management signed off Thursday on a massive pipeline project to carry billions of gallons of water to Las... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:11:10 MST My view: Reptile rescue overlooked, but vital http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618830/Reptile-rescue-overlooked-but-vital.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618830/Reptile-rescue-overlooked-but-vital.html The Reptile Rescue Service is dedicated to the recovery, protection and rehabilitation of both native and exotic reptiles and... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Peter Corroon says his legacy is restoring public trust in county government http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569385/Peter-Corroon-says-his-legacy-is-restoring-public-trust-in-county-government.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569385/Peter-Corroon-says-his-legacy-is-restoring-public-trust-in-county-government.html Peter Corroon says he believes the hallmark of his two terms as Salt Lake County mayor is leaving the county in better stead... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:20:00 MST Vigil honors 52 homeless Utahns who died in 2012 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569242/Vigil-honors-52-homeless-Utahns-who-died-in-2012.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569242/Vigil-honors-52-homeless-Utahns-who-died-in-2012.html The candlelight vigil conducted Thursday night in Pioneer Park to remember homeless men and women who died during 2012 was... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:47:26 MST Ben McAdams restructures county public works department, names Taylorsville mayor as director http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569235/Ben-McAdams-restructures-county-public-works-department-names-Taylorsville-mayor-as-director.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569235/Ben-McAdams-restructures-county-public-works-department-names-Taylorsville-mayor-as-director.html Salt Lake County Mayor-elect Ben McAdams on Thursday announced a restructuring of the public works department, the first... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:07:07 MST Salt Lake County Council approves tax increase http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568859/Salt-Lake-County-Council-approves-tax-increase.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568859/Salt-Lake-County-Council-approves-tax-increase.html The Salt Lake County Council held its nose Friday and passed its first property tax increase since the new form of government... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:07:44 MST Salt Lake County residents get final chance to weigh in on 16.2 percent tax increase http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568749/Salt-Lake-County-residents-get-final-chance-to-weigh-in-on-162-percent-tax-increase.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568749/Salt-Lake-County-residents-get-final-chance-to-weigh-in-on-162-percent-tax-increase.html The Salt Lake County Council will vote on its proposed 2013 budget, including a possible 16.2 percent tax increase, at a... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:10:00 MST McAdams retains Salt Lake County deputy mayor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568140/McAdams-retains-Salt-Lake-County-deputy-mayor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568140/McAdams-retains-Salt-Lake-County-deputy-mayor.html Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:22:56 MST Refugee community honors Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon with a surprise party http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568104/Refugee-community-honors-Salt-Lake-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-with-a-surprise-party.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568104/Refugee-community-honors-Salt-Lake-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-with-a-surprise-party.html Representatives of Utah's refugee community hosted a surprise party for Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon on Tuesday... Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:35:07 MST Jim Dabakis elected to McAdams' Utah Senate seat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567894/Jim-Dabakis-elected-to-McAdams-Utah-Senate-seat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567894/Jim-Dabakis-elected-to-McAdams-Utah-Senate-seat.html A bevy of Salt Lake County's most prominent stars in the Salt Lake County Democratic Party jostled for a prime seat in the... Sat, 01 Dec 2012 17:25:00 MST Letter: No Salt Lake County tax hike, no sympathy for short-sighted government http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616698/No-Salt-Lake-County-tax-hike-no-sympathy-for-short-sighted-government.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616698/No-Salt-Lake-County-tax-hike-no-sympathy-for-short-sighted-government.html Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST Salt Lake County joins national initiative to make homes safe, healthy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567685/Salt-Lake-County-joins-national-initiative-to-make-homes-safe-healthy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567685/Salt-Lake-County-joins-national-initiative-to-make-homes-safe-healthy.html Established in Baltimore in 2008 and officially launched the following year in 10 cities around the country, the Green &... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:00:00 MST Does meeting mean Gov. Gary Herbert will sign controversial water deal? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567662/Does-meeting-mean-Gov-Gary-Herbert-will-sign-controversial-water-deal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567662/Does-meeting-mean-Gov-Gary-Herbert-will-sign-controversial-water-deal.html Gov. Gary Herbert met Tuesday with members of the Millard County Commission, a conciliatory move critics fear may be... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:05:07 MST Democrats competing for Senate seat that may not carry much influence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567561/Democrats-competing-for-Senate-seat-that-may-not-carry-much-influence.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567561/Democrats-competing-for-Senate-seat-that-may-not-carry-much-influence.html Some of Utah's most prominent Democrats are competing for the state Senate seat being vacated by Salt Lake County Mayor-elect... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:45:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Politicians share appreciation this Thanksgiving weekend http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616298/Politicians-share-appreciation-this-Thanksgiving-weekend.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616298/Politicians-share-appreciation-this-Thanksgiving-weekend.html Some politicians have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving weekend. Others not so much. Using FBI-style email... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST County announces completion of canyon transportation studies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567324/County-announces-completion-of-canyon-transportation-studies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567324/County-announces-completion-of-canyon-transportation-studies.html Driving to a ski resort already can be a headache, and with the population of the Salt Lake Valley expected to double in the... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:26:38 MST 'It's time for a tax increase,' Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon reiterates http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567238/Its-time-for-a-tax-increase-Salt-Lake-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-reiterates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567238/Its-time-for-a-tax-increase-Salt-Lake-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-reiterates.html Multiple tax and fee increases are on the table as Salt Lake Country tries to address an ongoing structural imbalance of $33... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:45:23 MST Debate scheduled for those seeking to replace Sen. Ben McAdams http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567117/Debate-scheduled-for-those-seeking-to-replace-Sen-Ben-McAdams.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567117/Debate-scheduled-for-those-seeking-to-replace-Sen-Ben-McAdams.html Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:45:15 MST On second thought http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615949/On-second-thought.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615949/On-second-thought.html Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST In our opinion: Raising property taxes another $30.9 million would be a troubling hike http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615690/Raising-property-taxes-another-309-million-would-be-a-troubling-hike.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615690/Raising-property-taxes-another-309-million-would-be-a-troubling-hike.html Voters in Salt Lake County just passed Proposition 1, 56 percent to 44 percent, allowing the county to raise property taxes... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST M. Royce Van Tassell: Mayor Peter Corroon's 17.5% property tax hike raises questions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615607/Mayor-Peter-Corroons-175-property-tax-hike-raises-questions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615607/Mayor-Peter-Corroons-175-property-tax-hike-raises-questions.html Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST Party election to replace McAdams in state Senate set for Dec. 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566735/Party-election-to-replace-McAdams-in-state-Senate-set-for-Dec-1.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566735/Party-election-to-replace-McAdams-in-state-Senate-set-for-Dec-1.html Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:08:31 MST Another election, this time to replace mayor-elect Ben McAdams in Legislature http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615372/Another-election-this-time-to-replace-mayor-elect-Ben-McAdams-in-Legislature.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615372/Another-election-this-time-to-replace-mayor-elect-Ben-McAdams-in-Legislature.html The election isn't over yet, at least not for the growing list of prominent Democrats running for the state Senate seat being... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:08:18 MST Corroon calls for 17.5% property tax increase in his final Salt Lake County budget http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566344/Corroon-calls-for-175-property-tax-increase-in-his-final-Salt-Lake-County-budget.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566344/Corroon-calls-for-175-property-tax-increase-in-his-final-Salt-Lake-County-budget.html Presenting his final budget to the Salt Lake County Council on Thursday, outgoing Mayor Peter Corroon painted a dire picture... Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:31:46 MST Ben McAdams claims narrow victory over Mark Crockett in S.L. County mayoral race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566217/Ben-McAdams-claims-narrow-victory-over-Mark-Crockett-in-SL-County-mayoral-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566217/Ben-McAdams-claims-narrow-victory-over-Mark-Crockett-in-SL-County-mayoral-race.html Ben McAdams' bipartisan message and high-energy campaigning carried the Democrat past the surge of Republican enthusiasm for... Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:32:21 MST In our opinion: Utah's political turnout must be a continuing trend http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614969/Utahs-political-turnout-must-be-a-continuing-trend.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614969/Utahs-political-turnout-must-be-a-continuing-trend.html The good news Tuesday was that Utah voters appeared to reverse the trend of declining participation, turning out in large... Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST Millcreek voters elect to remain a township http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566213/Millcreek-voters-elect-to-remain-a-township.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566213/Millcreek-voters-elect-to-remain-a-township.html Voters in Millcreek Township rejected a ballot question Tuesday to incorporate four communities into Millcreek City. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:04:15 MST Gary Herbert cruises to second term as Utah governor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566208/Gary-Herbert-cruises-to-second-term-as-Utah-governor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566208/Gary-Herbert-cruises-to-second-term-as-Utah-governor.html Gov. Gary Herbert handily won his first full term in office Tuesday, beating Democratic challenger Peter Cooke 69 percent to... Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:01:51 MST Letter: New West Jordan library has discriminatory parking hybrid and low-emission vehicles only http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614941/New-West-Jordan-library-has-discriminatory-parking-hybrid-and-low-emission-vehicles-only.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614941/New-West-Jordan-library-has-discriminatory-parking-hybrid-and-low-emission-vehicles-only.html The new West Jordan library was built with property taxes paid by all of us, including renters who pay taxes as part of their... Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST Ben McAdams: Salt Lake County needs the plan and vision I can provide http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614771/Ben-McAdams-Salt-Lake-County-needs-the-plan-and-vision-I-can-provide.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614771/Ben-McAdams-Salt-Lake-County-needs-the-plan-and-vision-I-can-provide.html Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:44:01 MST Salt Lake County mayor calls lawsuit over parks bond 'premature' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565831/Salt-Lake-County-mayor-calls-lawsuit-over-parks-bond-premature.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565831/Salt-Lake-County-mayor-calls-lawsuit-over-parks-bond-premature.html Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon affirmed the county's intentions to use proceeds of a proposed $47 million parks and... Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:16:36 MDT GOP governors spent $42,500 to fly New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565749/GOP-governors-spent-42500-to-fly-New-Jersey-Gov-Chris-Christie-to-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565749/GOP-governors-spent-42500-to-fly-New-Jersey-Gov-Chris-Christie-to-Utah.html It cost more than $42,500 to fly New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to Utah by private jet to speak at Gov. Gary Herbert's annual... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:41:45 MDT Salt Lake County mayoral hopefuls Mark Crockett, Ben McAdams battle for undecided voters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565488/Salt-Lake-County-mayoral-hopefuls-Mark-Crockett-Ben-McAdams-battle-for-undecided-voters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565488/Salt-Lake-County-mayoral-hopefuls-Mark-Crockett-Ben-McAdams-battle-for-undecided-voters.html The race for Salt Lake County mayor has come down to a battle for undecided voters as the candidates push forward in a tight... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 17:15:07 MDT