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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing
May 22, 2013


Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 168 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 251 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 527 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 964 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Sen. Mike Lee is renting a home from the man who bought his previous home in a short sale [Tribune].

Sen. Orrin Hatch helps a Senate panel approve an immigration reform bill after the committee adopted his proposed changes to the bill [Tribune].

Hatch also is continuing his criticism of the IRS saying the agency failed to tell Congress they were targeting conservative groups when directly asked [Tribune].

Gov. Gary Herbe rt tells a Congressional committee Utah should be allowed to manage public lands within the state’s borders [Tribune].

Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Curtis Oda pen an op-ed decrying the “irresponsible gun owners” who bring firearms to airports [Tribune].

New Utah GOP Chairman James Evans wants his party to start making some inroads in Summit County, one of the most reliably Democratic areas of the state [Park Record].

The Salt Lake City Council’s decision making process in deciding the alignment for the second phase of the Sugar House streetcar is coming under scrutiny [Tribune].

A new study says Salt Lake City has the highest percentage of same-sex couples with children in the nation [Tribune, City Weekly].

Salt Lake County Councilman David Wilde announces his candidacy for Mayor of Murray [Tribune].

The Salt Lake County Council gives preliminary approval to the creation of a “mutual commitment registry” that could help same-sex couples access their partner’s benefits [Tribune, Deseret News].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Jason Chaffetz and Curt Oda: Guns at airports

Editorial: Water at risk: Fracking rules should protect supply

Editorial: It's about money: Utah needs top-tier college chiefs

Wilde declares candidacy for Murray mayor

Study: Salt Lake City has highest rate of gay parents in U.S.

Dreamers press Senate panel on immigration bill

Veterans push child identity protection in immigration bill

West Jordan City Council to discuss full-time pay for mayor

Utah governor: Grand bargain and state taking fed lands 'complementary'

Senate panel OKs landmark immigration bill with Hatch on board

IRS lied by omission, Hatch said

Salt Lake County set to create 'mutual commitment registry'

WVC approves changes to police review board

Sen. Mike Lee rents house from friend who bought his home

Tensions mount as Salt Lake school board talks tax hike

Deseret News

Op-ed: UDOT listened, made a good choice

Richard Davis: Abortion laws should keep up with advances

Timothy R. Clark: Real job creation requires finding ways to make people curious

Salt Lake City has highest rate of same-sex couples raising kids

Charity care offered as alternative to Medicaid expansion

Doug Robinson: Memo to the government: Feel free to spy on me

Ordinance would offer 'second chance' instead of jail for traffic offense

Gov. Gary Herbert tells Washington committee: Let us manage our land

Couples registry gets preliminary nod from Salt Lake County Council

Other

Logan's councilman Quayle says he won't run again (Logan Herald Journal)

Locals protest IRS targeting of tea party (Daily Herald)

Provo council gives mayor a $20K salary adjustment (Daily Herald)

Henry Glasheen, Basin Republican, ends leadership bid in state party (Park Record)

New Republican leader wants a GOP sweep in Summit County (Park Record)

Op-ed: Punt, pass or kick on gay marriage? (Standard-Examiner)

Op-ed: Economics and politics of federal debt-growth controversy (Standard-Examiner)

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