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Friday, April 25, 2014

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How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 25, 2014

Herbert says a controversial Nevada rancher should not be the face of the fight over public lands. Derek Miller steps down as Herbert's chief of staff. Same-sex weddings could boost Utah's economy.


  • The Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions are Saturday
  • 61 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
  • 192 days to the 2014 midterm elections
  • 276 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
  • 556 days to the 2015 elections
  • 621 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
  • 927 days to the 2016 presidential election
Today's Utah political news highlights:
  • Gov. Gary Herbert says controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy should not be the "face" of the fight over control of public lands [Tribune, Deseret News].
  • Herbert suggests Utah needs to take control of wild horse herds in the state in order to control their populations [Utah Policy].
  • Rep. Rob Bishop denounces racist comments made by Cliven Bundy [Tribune].
  • Derek Miller, Herbert's chief of staff, steps down to take the top job at the World Trade Center Utah [Tribune].
  • Herbert says helping to grow the Mexican economy may help to halt the tide of illegal immigration from that country [Tribune].
  • A study says same-sex weddings could boost Utah's economy by more than $15 million [Tribune].
  • Justin Fawson is appointed to fill the legislative seat vacated by Rep. Ryan Wilcox [Tribune].
  • An online petition aimed at helping the Salt Lake Tribune survive may be harvesting personal information for political purposes [Utah Policy].
  • Republican leaders from around the Western U.S. are gathering in Salt Lake City [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
  • chairman Jonathan Johnson is eyeing a run for governor in 2016 [Utah Policy].
On this day in history:
  • 1507 - "America" was first used as the name of a continent on a map.
  • 1859 - Crews broke ground on the Suez canal.
  • 1898 - The United States declared war on Spain.
  • 1901 - New York became the first state to require automobile license plates.
  • 1945 - Delegates from 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.
  • 1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 2003 - The Georgia legislature voted to remove the "Confederate flag" design from its state flag.
  • 2007 - The Dow Jones industrial average topped 13,000 for the first time ever.

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: School elections shouldn't be R vs D

Utah governor: Cliven Bundy is not 'the face for public lands issues'

Herbert's chief of staff steps down

Utah's Bishop calls Bundy's race comments 'degrading'

Guv says aiding Mexican economy may curb immigration

Justin Fawson appointed to Utah House

Sego Canyon road: Path to prosperity or harm?

Paul Rolly: Mailer raises another problem with Utah's delegate system

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

Utah leaders aim to keep dispute with the feds civil

Deseret News

Op-ed: Utah's transportation budget struggles

Op-ed: A legislative fix for workplace inequality

Editorial: Restoring confidence in the Utah attorney general's office

Herbert: Embattled Nevada rancher 'not the face' of public lands issue

Sportsmen's groups urge funding for wildlife habitat, fishing areas

Concerns raised over Jordan School District's land purchase

Western GOP leaders told divisiveness on race, gender 'unacceptable'

Change in governor's office brings new leader to World Trade Center Utah

FDA action on e-cigarettes could help curb problems in Utah


Editorial: Talk over fed lands dispute (Standard-Examiner)

Utah e-cigarette retailers wary of new FDA regulations (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Issa questions role of Holder's DOJ in targeting of Tea Party groups (The Hill)

Oregon asks the feds to take over failed ObamaCare exchange (The Hill)

Outlaw rancher at heart of Nevada standoff claims slavery was better than welfare (New York Daily News)

First lady says kids pay a price for the Washington life (Washington Post)

Hillary Clinton: Today's media is more entertainment, less facts (CNN)

Rand Paul up 5 over Clinton in new poll, 'the man to beat in Colorado' (McClatchy)

National Rifle Association annual meeting gets underway after year of political victories (UPI)

Holder plans to remain as attorney general through the mid-term elections (Washington Post)

White House slams AFP's Aurora image ad (Politico)

GMO labeling proponents eye next state for passage (Politico)

Former US test site sues nuclear nations for disarmament failure (Oman Daily Observer)

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