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April 29, 2013

Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 190 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 273 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 549 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 986 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Sen. Orrin Hatch says Congress can no longer wait to deal with immigration reform [Tribune].

Two controversial gun laws are set to make a return appearance during the 2014 Legislature [Tribune].

The big landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper could hike property taxes for residents in Salt Lake County next year [Tribune].

Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he’s not convinced the Boston Marathon bombers acted alone and wants t he feds to investigate how they got the materials to make explosives and how they developed their plan [Tribune].

Rep. Jim Matheson sends Congressional leadership a letter protesting a reported plan to exempt Congress from some of the provisions in Obamacare [KSL].

The Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District is considering a proposal to raise water rates for residents in Salt Lake County [Tribune].

A report says the total amount of fraud that could come out of the data breach at the Utah Health Department could end up costing banks and consumers more than $400 million [Tribune] .

Automatic budget cuts from the sequester are poised to hit some segments of Utah quite hard [Tribune].

West Valley City Mayor Mike WInder’s political future could depend on how he handles the scandal within that city’s police department [Tribune].

San Diego’s Mayor wants Mitt Romney to help with that city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics [Standard-Examiner].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Rolly: Democrats prove their worth in Salt Lake County

Op-ed: Let's keep Utah's caucus system

Op-ed: Dreams denied

Paul Rolly: Candidate asks Utah County GOP to forgive his mistake

Editorial: Let it go: WVC charges should stay dropped

Utah's EnergySolutions back in private hands

Controversial gun control bills to return during 2014 Utah Legislature

Big mine slide could boost 2014 property taxes in Salt Lake County

At Mormon college, Romney urges grads to 'launch out into the deep'

Chaffetz not convinced Boston bombers acted alone

Mike Winder's political destiny could depend on his handling of West Valley City police controversy

Sequestration steamroller set to flatten vulnerable Utahns

Hatch: Immigration reform can't wait

Peg McEntee: Wow! My first pit stop at Kennecott's mine

Utahns can say goodbye to fill-in-the-bubble tests

Report: Utah's health data breach cost a costly mistake

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Here are our predictions for state convention elections

Sen. Mike Lee: Immigration reform needs to happen step-by-step, not all at once

Robert Bennett: Cool off the global warming debate

John Florez: Immigration is a test of leadership

Editorial: Security vs. freedom

Gallup: On any given day, Utahns lead in feeling enjoyment, stress

Drones in Utah: Invasion of privacy or protection against crime?

Chaffetz says he's not convinced Boston bombers acted alone

Volunteers' time worth more than ever, report states

Romney gives religious, tweetable remarks at Southern Virginia University graduation

Earl Holding remembered as a visionary

Property tax help for seniors and the disabled going unused

66 by 2020: Utah has 7 years to reach college degree goal and top the nation


Op-ed: Lessons learned from iProvo and Google Fiber (Daily Herald)

Social media helps police, cities spread information (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Congress' white elephant army (Standard-Examiner)

Number of children living in poverty in Utah continues to rise (Standard-Examiner)

Event shows local chamber members importance of education, networking (Standard-Examiner)

Vacancy in Ogden to make 31st judge Gov. Herbert will appoint (Standard-Examiner)

Airing the issues: Valley smog impact, solutions examined at air quality summit (Logan Herald Journal)

Washington debates minimum wage (Park Record)

It's election season, unofficially, in Park City (Park Record)

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