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Bob Bernick Named one of Utah's Best Political Reporters
The Washington Post is out with their list of best "state based political reporters" and Utah Policy's Bob Bernick makes the Utah list. Congrats, Bob!
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June 10, 2013


Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 149 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 233 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 508 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 945 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Utah lawmakers are busy learning the in’s and out’s of the state's impeachment process ahead of next week’s interim meetings [Tribune].

Convicted fraudster Mark Jenson says former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and his then chief deputy John Swallow extorted him and took financial advantage of him [Deseret News].

The former President of the Utah State Bar says, despite the scandal swirling around the office, the Attorney General should be elected and not appointed [Tribune].

Sen. Mike Lee says the immigration reform bill is too big and cannot be fixed in its current form [Tribune].

The Salt Lake Tribune calls on Sen. Lee and Rep. Jason Chaffetz to help get to the bottom of the NSA data collection scandal [Tribune].

The Utah Transit Authority says when riders fail to use their “tap on/tap off” system properly, it screws up their ridership tracking and can impact future transit planning [Tribune].

Paul Rolly says there are more questions than answers in the probe into who might have forged Utah Supreme Court Chief J ustice Christine Durham’s signature on a petition using a Utah lawmaker’s computer [Tribune].

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says this is not the right time for a tax increase in Utah’s capital city [Tribune].

State Sen. Todd Weiler wants to remove children from a parent’s custody when that parent is accused of murdering their spouse [Standard-Examiner].

Utah officials are keeping a very close eye on a court fight in Nevada over pumping water to Las Vegas [Tribune].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Rural Americans’ health care

Op-ed: Utah’s corrupted beehive

Op-ed: Out of the shadows

Op-ed: Don’t appoint AG

Rolly: Lack of women in politics has real consequences

Op-ed: Becker: Why no tax increase

Op-ed: House impeachment

Editorial: Time for answers: Lee, Chaffetz have a role to play

Editorial: Immigration bill: Hatch should support reform

Swallow probe: Choosing a special counsel could be tricky

Romney’s Utah summit urges post-partisan cooperation

Utah’s Lee says immigration bill beyond saving

Utah mom: ‘I would have died’ without PCN, state‘s low-income health coverage

Candidates across Utah vie for mayor, council spots

Paul Rolly: More questions on Utah Legislature forgery

Amid Swallow flap, Utah lawmakers brush up on impeachment

Trailblazing Utah DREAMers hope to finish immigration fight

Deseret News

Sen. Mike Lee: The 'Gang of Eight' bill is an immigration version of Obamacare

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Is the national GOP in trouble with younger voters?

John Florez: City Council wants us to pay the tab

Editorial: Politicians should use Utah Compact framework in immigration reform debate

Editorial: Finding the root of the IRS corruption

Editorial: Spying on Americans and defending the practice of it

Feds want to remove gray wolf from endangered species list

State extends deadline to hire special counsel to investigate A.G. John Swallow

Romney's Deer Valley retreat a reunion for supporters like Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Rand Paul

Addressing the illusion of digital privacy

Candidates file for municipal offices

Can a human gene be patented? Supreme Court poised to decide

Key affirmative action case ready for resolution

Circling Washington and beyond: The 30 richest counties in the United States

Unraveling Shurtleff and Swallow's complicated relationship with a felon

Other

When should police get to take DNA? (Daily Herald)

Candidates file for city seats (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: Obama: transparency or obfuscation (Standard-Examiner)

Op-ed: They're going to need a really big table (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: High court correct on DNA (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Vote 'no' on library bond (Standard-Examiner)

Bill includes full Hill funding -- so far (Standard-Examiner)

Mayor will not seek re-election (Standard-Examiner)

Utah senior citizens among nation's healthiest (Standard-Examiner)

Hatch, Bishop support lifting wolf protections in Lower 48 (Standard-Examiner)

Free market green energy? (Park Record)

Municipal election preview (Park Record)

Late filings force a primary (Park Record)

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