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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing
August 09, 2013

How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - Friday Edition
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 89 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 173 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 448 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 885 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Lt. Gov. Greg Bell is cleared of any crimes when he got involved in a child custody case [Tribune].

A number of county officials tell the Prison Relocation Authority Commission they can house more state inmates, which will save the state money [Tribune].

The Salt Lake District Attorney rules West Valley City police officers were not justified when they shot and killed Danielle Willard [Tribune].

Two associates of accused fraudster Jeremey Johnson settle a lawsuit brought against them by the FTC [Tribune].

Today is the last day for early voting in the municipal primary elections [Tribune].

As public opinion rises against Russia’s anti-gay laws ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, some call for the games to be moved to Salt Lake City. Could the Beehive State be ready in a year to host another games? [Tribune]

A new poll shows a majority of Utahns support the massive NSA data center at Camp Williams, but less than half think the agency is violating the Constitutional by spying on Americans [Tribune].

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams taps outgoing Salt Lake City Councilman Carlton Christensen for a position in his administration [Tribune].

The four people vying to be the next mayor of Holladay want to focus on getting the stalled Cottonwood Mall project going again [Tribune].

Utah public housing agencies say $2.2 million in federal grants to make improvements is not enough to do the job [Tribune].
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