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May 31, 2013


Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 159 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 242 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 518 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 955 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

There’s more talk of possible impeachment proceedings against Attorney General John Swallow [Tribune, Deseret News].

Newly revealed emails show Swallow tried to broker business deals involving his former employer even after he became the #2 in the Attorney General’s office [Tribune, Deseret News, KSL, KUTV].

Rep. Jim Matheson says the controversy swirling around the AG’s office is a “huge distraction” [Deseret News].

Someone forged former Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham’s signature on a petition for a legislative ethics law. That forged signature apparently came from a computer on the floor of the Utah House of Representatives [Tribune].

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is set to unveil legislation to reduce spending on federal prisons [Tribune].

A suit filed by the ACLU says conditions in a prison in Mississippi run by a Utah-based company are “barbaric” [Tribune].

Midvale Mayor JoAnn Seghini and Cottonwood Height Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore both declare they are running for another term as the head of those cities [Tribune].

A federal judge declines to limit what kind of improvements Kane County can make to RS2477 roads there [Tribune].

The University of Utah’s athletic department is seeing more profit after joining the Pac-12, but the school says athletics are more “cash strapped” than ever before [Tribune].

Plans for an electric shuttle bus move forward at the University of Utah [Tribune].

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Tesoro to pay $1.1 million for violation of clean-air rules

New University of Utah program prepares students to work at new NSA center

Many Utah cities still struggling to recover from recession

Mid valley cities start to rebound

Effects of Great Recession still showing up in city budgets

Judge refuses restricting Kane County's RS2477 rights of way

Utah incinerator agrees to EPA fine

Time for candidates to declare in Davis city elections

Swallow tried to set up business deals while in A.G.'s office, email shows

Groups hold prayer vigil for immigration reform

Tooele County probes Sheriff’s Office after allegations

Impeach John Swallow? The buzz is building in Utah House

Chaffetz unveils prison program to reduce recidivism and lower crime

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Reagan's Moscow speech — 25 years later, do we still value freedom?

Op-ed: ALEC coverage a disservice to Utah

Matthew Sanders: Will heroism die with 'the greatest generation?'

Editorial: Pioneer planning

Orem considering pedestrian bridge over I-15

Tesoro agrees to $1.1M penalty in refineries' violations of Clean Air Act

NSL medical waste incinerator accused of falsifying records, exceeding pollution limits

Governor orders flags to be lowered to honor Elk Ridge soldier

DMV employee accused of providing confidential information for crimes

Matheson: I have 'a lot of concern' about allegations against Swallow

GOP lawmakers to discuss Swallow impeachment at June meeting

Emails shed new light on A.G. Swallow's relationship with indicted businessman Johnson

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Board to advise lawmakers on relocation of Utah State Prison (Standard-Examiner)

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