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May 02, 2013


Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 187 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 270 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 546 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 983 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Sen. Orrin Hatch suggests he supports parts of the immigration reform bill currently on the table in Washington, and says a fix needs to come sooner rather than later [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4, KUTV].

Gov. Gary Herbert briefly considered moving st ate workers to Utah’s health insurance marketplace designed for small businesses [Deseret News].

Gov. Herbert says the recently completed trade mission to Israel will pay dividends for the state down the line [Tribune, Deseret News, KSL].

Could Salt Lake County’s Unified Police Department take over West Valley City’s embattled police? [ABC 4]

Freshman Rep. Chris Stewart reflects on his first fiv e months in office, including how he keeps in touch with his family while he’s away in Washington [Tribune].

Utah is going to need to do much more to meet federal clean-air standards [Tribune].

The number of homeless in Utah is down from last year [Tribune, Fox 13].

Utah has more apartments available to help transition homeless veterans to housing than there are homeless vets in the state [Tribune].

Automatic c uts from sequestration and health care reform could hit some Utah school districts hard [Tribune].

Utah has the lowest rate of unwed mothers in the nation [Tribune].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Cheap water: Rates should reflect supply

Guv says trip to Israel will pay dividends for Utah

Utah's Congress members all over the map on Twitter

Utah's newest congressman spends weekends home in Farmington

Hatch says immigration fix — soon — is crucial

How many chronically homeless veterans in Utah? Zero

Protesters oppose 1100 East Sugar House Streetcar alignment

How's your Utah school district's budget for next year?

Peg McEntee: Legislature gets a reminder – You work for us

Utah has nation's lowest rate of births to unwed moms

Homeless numbers drop in Utah

More pollution cuts needed for Utah to meet clean-air standards

Deseret News

Dan Liljenquist: Despite Peace Prize, tensions boiling in Europe

Jay Evensen: Online gambling is nothing to celebrate

Op-ed: Let's get rid of the caucus system

Editorial: Ogden's drones

Herbert considered changing workers' health plans

Teeples: Without convention center hotel, large-scale sporting events may not be in Utah's future

Gov. Herbert says he's first in U.S. to lead trade mission to West Bank

Sen. Hatch: Passage of 'Gang of Eight' immigration reform bill requires 'real leadership'

Pipeline at Willard Bay fails pressurization test

Sugar House boxing gym takes a swing against streetcar

Other

Op-ed: Libertarian philosophy impacts amendments (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Christensen's gun charge (Standard-Examiner)

Bishop wants tower guarantee (Standard-Examiner)

Hits & Misses (City Weekly)

GOP leadership in Cache County reorganized (Logan Herald Journal)

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