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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing
August 07, 2013


How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - Wednesday Edition
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 91 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 175 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 450 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 887 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

The House investigation of Attorney General John Swallow gets underway. The effort could take months to complete [Utah Policy, Tribune].

Swallow says he’s “blown away” by the investigation and wonders how things got to this point [KSL].

A report says Utah’s federal lands generate $12 billion in economic activity [Daily Herald].

The Tooele City Council mulls banning e-cigarettes in public places because the vapors they emit could contain toxic chemicals [Tribune].

Herriman Mayor Joshua Mills resigns saying he doesn’t have sufficient time to do the job [Tribune].

The Jordan School District approves a $495 million dollar bond. The question now goes to voters [KSL].

The Salt Lake City School Board approves a $3.2 million property tax hike [Tribune].

Wages in Salt Lake City are lagging behind the national average [Tribune].

The Utah Transit Authority cuts pay for some part-time drivers, but not for executives [Tribune].

Questions arise after the state awards an advertising contract for an anti-smoking campaign to a firm that worked to weaken indoor clean air standards in Nevada [Tribune].

The Salt Lake County Council rejects a rezoning request to accommodate a proposed development at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon [Tribune].

A pornographic website claims a cyber attack against their servers originated from the LDS Church [City Weekly].

Congratulations to Tribune reporter Thomas Burr who has once again been honored by the National Press Club [Tribune].
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Salt Lake Tribune

Report: Salt Lake City wages still trail U.S. averages

Restoring faith in police a prime issue for West Valley City candidates

Herriman Mayor Joshua Mills resigns, citing time constraints

UTA cuts pay —not for execs, but part-time drivers

Historic House inquiry into Swallow could take months, cost millions

Rolly: Questions raised about state's pick for anti-smoking campaign

Salt Lake City School District board votes to increase taxes

Salt Lake County Council rejects rezoning bid for Tavaci

Deseret News

Op-ed: What to expect of Common Core

Richard Davis: Moderates are needed in politics more than ever

Matthew Hartvigsen: Is support for traditional marriage 'hate speech'?

West Valley shows support, confidence in law enforcement on Night Out

Jordan School Board trims bond to $495 million, calls for public vote

Herriman mayor resigns, citing new time constraints

Utah ranks 6th in U.S. in economic contributions of public lands

Attorney General John Swallow 'blown away' by Utah House investigation

Supporters of prayer at government meetings file briefs with Supreme Court

Other

Swallow committee looking at months, millions for investigation (Daily Herald)

Provo Council rejects property tax increase (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Congress flees Obamacare (Standard-Examiner)

Weber cities hold tax hike hearings for rising law enforcement costs (Standard-Examiner)

Hill civilian workers no longer face losing 11 days' pay -- just 6 (Standard-Examiner)

Utah House committee: Swallow probe could take months, cost millions (Standard-Examiner)

$5.3 million tacked onto Cache bond (Logan Herald Journal)

City Hall election is not packing them in, yet (Park Record)

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