A convicted businessman alleges former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and current A.G. John Swallow extorted him for thousands of dollars in trips, golf outings and meals [Tribune, City Weekly].
The Tribune Editorial Board applauds the decision to move the investigation into John Swallow to the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section [Tribune].
Rep. Jason Chaffetz produces his promised “whistleblowers” at a hearing on what happened during the a ttack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi [Tribune].
Before deciding whether to disband its transit police force, the Utah Transit Authority wants to consider what the purpose of the transit police should actually be [Tribune].
New census numbers say Utah’s voting population is becoming slightly more diverse, but there is still an overwhelming number of white voters in the state [Tribune].
Legislative leadership considers whether to make the legislative audit process more transparent [Utah Policy].
< br />The Salt Lake County Council will send a letter to Gov. Gary Herbert asking for one of the seats on the 11-member-board who will decide whether to relocate the Utah State Prison [Tribune].
The Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts says they will allow their membership to “vote their conscience” on whether to approve a proposal to allow gay youths in the organization [Tribune, Deseret News].
Kennecott Utah Copper is offering some employees an early retirement package to help avoid expected layoffs due to the massive landslide at the Bingham Canyon Mine [Tribune].
Angry parents show up at a meeting to protest a decision by the Ogden School District to eliminate the district’s 20 certified media specialists [Standard-Examiner].