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Thursday, August 15, 2013

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How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - August 15, 2013
Countdown: There are 83 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 167 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 442 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 879 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

  • An anonymous group of Republicans may be seeking to remove SLCO GOP Chairman Chad Bennion from office following his controversial remarks about District Attorney Sim Gill [Utah Policy].
  • Bennion may have a conflict of interest as his wife is being prosecuted by Gill for child abuse [Tribune].
  • The decision by the Salt Lake County GOP to identify Republicans in non-partisan municipal primary elections paid off [Tribune].
  • Even though there are some ballots outstanding, most of the results from Tuesday's primary elections are likely to stand [Tribune].
  • Turnout for Utah County's primary election was dismal [Daily Herald].
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch will join an immigration reform panel on Thursday hosted by Mark Zuckerberg's group FWD.us [Deseret News]
  • Utah economists are looking at what the economic impact would be if the state gained control over federal lands within its borders [Tribune].
  • A new study concludes young men in Utah felt the impact of the great recession greater than other groups, as those between the ages of 20 and 24 were more likely to be unemployed [Tribune].
  • The drought is hitting Lake Powell hard, which may prompt officials to cut back on the amount of water released at Glen Canyon Dam [Tribune].
  • The Utah Transit Authority may hire a consultant to help them decide whether to get rid of its police force [Tribune].
  • The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing revoked the license of seven contractors last month after they were found to be financially irresponsible [Tribune].
  • The SLC planning commission rejects plans for a neighborhood pub in the Foothill neighborhood [Tribune].
  • Wanna be mayor of Herriman? That city is currently taking applications [Tribune].


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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: County inmates: Decentralized system has benefits

Bennion blasted prosecutor hours after losing trial

Study: Young men in Utah felt sting of recession the most

UTA seeks consultant on whether to abolish its police

Recounts unlikely in most primary races

Online ID of GOP hopefuls helps them in 'nonpartisan' election

Low Colorado River may force historic action for Lake Powell

Researchers exploring federal land transfer's impact on Utah

Deseret News

Dan Liljenquist: State solutions for government pension reform

Editorial: Mandatory sentencing: Let judges use judgement

Lower student loan rates do not necessarily mean less student debt

Provisional, mail-in ballots could change primary election results in some Utah cities

US Rep. Labrador, Mormon from Idaho, plans 2014 run for Congress

Wife defends West Valley City detective at downtown rally

Sen. Orrin Hatch to join Zuckerberg's immigration roundtable Thursday in Utah, reports say

Other

Utah County voters stayed home for this year's primary election (Daily Herald)

Highland delays election results for 12 hours (Daily Herald)

CNN Money rates Lindon in top 50 small US cities (Daily Herald)

Brigham City mayor pleads guilty in scuffle with council member (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Hillary Clinton aide: 'No clue' what Weiner was talking about (The Hill)

Crunch time for Keystone XL (The Hill)

US commanders 'planning for the worst' as Afghan fighting season winds down (The Hill)

Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first (Chicago Tribune)

Pentagon to permit benefits for same-sex spouses (Associated Press)

Psychologist: Manning had gender ID disorder (Associated Press)

Legendary political reporter Jack Germond dies at age 85 (USA Today)

Poll: Spitzer Rises Over Stringer With 19 Point Lead (NY1 News)

Obama rodeo stunt leads to sensitivity training for Missouri State Fair clowns (New York Daily News)

Obama taking economic message on bus tour next week (Reuters)

Why a Government Shutdown Won't Shut Down Obamacare (Bloomberg)

Marathon suspect's friends deny obstruction charge (Fox News)






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