Peter Corroon Peter Corroon en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:40:08 MST Newspapers Former Congressman Jim Matheson honored at Democratic fundraiser Former Congressman Jim Matheson, known for his ability to reach across aisles during his 14 years as a representative for the... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:10:00 MST New staff joins Salt Lake County mayor's administration Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has announced new employees to fill vacancies created by retiring or departing members of... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:38:17 MST Utah came first for Rep. Jim Matheson, but what comes next? Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson served in Congress for 14 years but never forgot who sent him there and where he came from. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:20:23 MST Kimberly Barnett appointed associate deputy mayor of Salt Lake County Kimberly Barnett, an adviser to two Salt Lake County mayors, has been appointed associate deputy mayor of Salt Lake County by... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:48:42 MST Gov. Gary Herbert: Count My Vote compromise constitutional, but GOP has right to sue Gov. Gary Herbert believes a new law changing the nomination process for political candidates is constitutional but he... Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:40:00 MST Bill nullifying Obama's immigration action reaffirms proper roles, Stewart says The U.S. House on Thursday passed the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014, legislation intended to... Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:45:00 MST Utah GOP sues state over changes to candidate selection process The Utah Republican Party asked a federal court Monday to strike down a law the Legislature passed earlier this year changing... Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:10:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Expressions of gratitude from politicos on Thanksgiving weekend Using high-tech, top-secret techniques that are outrageously invasive and personally offensive (which means they are approved... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST GOP plans to sue over Count My Vote compromise The Utah Republican Party plans to file a lawsuit against a compromise reached by lawmakers on an initiative to change the... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:10:00 MST In Rome and at Vatican, 'purity' of Salt Lake Madeleine Choir children's voices delight Singing at Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and a concert at the Gesù church in Rome this weekend was... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:30:00 MST Democrats challenge Mia Love's statements in debate Utah Democrats challenged Republican Mia Love on some of her stands Wednesday, a day after her live televised debate with... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:40:00 MDT Calls for civility accompany same-sex marriage action Utahns' reaction to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear the state's appeal of a lower-court ruling allowing... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:15:00 MDT Mike Lee proposes fixes for 'nasty set of problems' with tax code U.S. Sens. Mike Lee and Marco Rubio proposed several changes to the tax code, including consolidating tax brackets,... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:23:42 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How Utah politicos put their summer to good use Too bad the president didn’t take his cue from Utah politicians — all of whom put their summers to highly... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:30:12 MDT Letter: Heartfelt immigration We either have a nation of laws, or we have a nation of chaos and anarchy. The present surge of illegals entering our... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 MDT What do the charges and arrests say about Utah? Gov. Gary Herbert called the arrests Tuesday of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow on public... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:40:00 MDT 2016 presidential hopefuls gathering for Romney Deer Valley retreat Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday kicked off his annual policy retreat that puts big-money donors... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:15:00 MDT Jay Evensen: Host a political convention in Utah? No thanks The question is what the local economy would have gotten out of a political convention, and the answer to that is not much. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Salt Lake City won't bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention Utah's capital city won't be competing to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016, despite an invitation to bid to be... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:45:33 MDT Investigators search homes of former attorneys general John Swallow, Mark Shurtleff Investigators served search warrants Monday at the homes of former Utah attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:15:00 MDT Utah Democrats pick ex-S.L. County Mayor Peter Corroon as party chairman 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:08:50 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Awards to the best and worst of politicians in 2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:22:56 MST Refugee community honors Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon with a surprise party 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 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 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST Salt Lake County joins national initiative to make homes safe, healthy 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? 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