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June 04, 2013

Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 155 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 238 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 514 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 951 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

State Senators are urged to keep quiet on the John Swallow situation because they may have to act as a jury if impeachment proceedings against him move forward [Utah Policy].

The Tribune editorial board says the impeachment talk against Swallow is beginning to take up too much energy and it might be best if he were to resign [Tribune].

Gun lobbyist Clark Aposhian is ordered to give up his weapons, at least temporarily, after his ex-wife’s new husband files a civic stalking complaint against him [Tribune].

19 Utah mayors send a letter to Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee urging them to help pass comprehensive immigration reform [Tribune, Daily Herald].

Some 2016 Republican hopefuls are set to join Mitt Romney in Park City this week [Tribune].

The Granite School District considers hiring a collection agency to go after parents who are late paying student fees [Tribune].

Salt Lake City off icials say the new bike sharing program is quite popular in the first few weeks of operation [Tribune].

A new study says Salt Lake City is among the top-12 cities for environmental sustainability [City Weekly].

Embattled businessman Jeremy Johnson and federal prosecutors accuse each other of witness intimidation during a contentious court hearing [Tribune, KSL].

The ACLU files a federal lawsuit after they allege tear gas was used against inmates in the mental-health facility at the Utah State Prison [Tribune].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: The I-word: Impeachment possible for Swallow

Provo Googled its way out fiber-optic network but costs live on

Documents: UTOPIA burdens Orem finances, elected leaders

Jeremy Johnson, feds trade barbs in court

Some Utahns oppose mountain goat plan as ‘game farming’

House passes Matheson pharmacy bill

Aposhian, Utah’s top gun spokesman, to lose firearms based on civil stalking injunction

Salt Lake City’s GREENbike program off to a fast start

Utah mayors, from cities to the sticks, urge immigration reform

Potential White House hopefuls to join Romney in Utah this week

ACLU of Utah files federal lawsuit over use of tear gas in prison’s mental health unit

Deseret News

Op-ed: It's worth looking into solar power

Editorial: Tornado politics

Utah Guard Col. Val Peterson promoted to brigadier general

Supreme Court gives OK to DNA swabs taken from arrestees; already takes place in Utah

Need for government openness, ethics, top priority for Utah voters

New Gallup poll shows two-thirds of Americans do not budget


School board member: State must protect student data (Daily Herald)

Filing period for municipal offices open this week only (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: Appointment appropriate for attorney general position (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Common Core merits support (Standard-Examiner)

Mayors to feds: Step up action on immigration (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Jail inmate relief could benefit all (Logan Herald Journal)

Four file on first day for Logan mayoral race, two for council (Logan Herald Journal)

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