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May 06, 2013


Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 183 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 266 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 542 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 979 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

Language about parenting dooms a proposed change in the Utah County GOP platform on immigration [Deseret News].

St. George Businessman Jeremy Johnson alleges federal prosecutors are trying to protect Utah Attorney General John Swallow from criminal prosecution [Tribune, Deseret News].

Zions Bank President Scott Anderson says a reported rift between Utah business lead ers and Sen. Orrin Hatch over immigration is being portrayed as much bigger than it actually is [Tribune].

The fight over Common Core academic standards heats up a bit as the state school board denies a request from Governor Herbert to change some federal paperwork stating the state had adopted those standards [Tribune].

Automatic budget cuts from sequestration will hit some Utah social services hard [Tribune].

Paul Rolly wonders if Legislative lawyers are too mindful of their Republican bosses at the expense of the minority Democrats [Tribune].

Three members of the Salt Lake City Council say Mayor Ralph Becker’s public outreach about the proposed extension to the Sugar House Streetcar doesn’t go far enough [Tribune].

Cottonwood Heights eliminates polling locations during municipal elections in favor of mail-in ballots [Deseret News].

The Salt Lake County District Attorney moves to drop another 26 cases from the embattled West Valley City Police Department [Tribune].

The Utah Department of Health is considering a rule banning smoking in company-owned cars [Tribune].

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Salt Lake Tribune

George Pyle: Loaded rhetoric on guns

Op-ed: The Sugar House streetcar

Op-ed: Hatch leads on immigration reform

Op-ed: Even liberals should worry about national debt

Paul Rolly: State's lawyers butter the right bread

Editorial: Hatch leads the way: Senator backs immigration reform

Editorial: Mine lesson: Diversify the economy

After 'hearings,' former Utah congressman still unsure of alien life

Federal cuts of $47 million in Utah will take a bite out of services

Sugar House Streetcar: North, east or wait?

Three Salt Lake City councilmen say Becker's public outreach falls short

Paul Rolly: My new favorite legislator is Brian Greene

D.C. Notebook: Lee not planning White House bid

Planners designing how Wasatch Front may look in 2040

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Taking a stab at national issues, like sequestration

Op-ed: U.S. communications privacy act is outdated, needs an upgrade

Robert Bennett: Press conferences can help and hurt

John Florez: Empower citizens, change education

Editorial: Kennecott's landslide

Editorial: Uncharted waters

Indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson files court papers saying FTC abused power

Rights vs. risk: Living near canals and areas of danger in Utah

Future of Ogden airport tower still not clear; Lee, Bishop seek answers

Salt Lake County pauses to remember Vietnam War 50 years later

Security vs. liberty: Where do we draw the line?

Parenting language derails Utah County GOP immigration compromise

Kennecott slide: 165 million tons of earth buries trucks and fuel, leaving environmental cleanup in its wake

Learning takes time: Growing movement seeks to expand length of school day

Other

Op-ed: Reform immigration with compassion (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: Columnist wrong on public lands issue (Standard-Examiner)

Bishop, others seek assurance airport towers will remain (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden police look forward to better surveillance cameras (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: City/county cooperation is key to survival and success of both (Park Record)

Park City mayor plans a third trip to China (Park Record)

County, city form task force (Park Record)

Hatch visits Logan company, speaks about national immigration bill (Logan Herald Journal)

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