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].