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Friday, September 5, 2014

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Shurtleff asks that his case be separated from John Swallow's. Sheriff Winder's Republican opponent accuses him of campaign wrongdoing.


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Friday's Top-10 headlines:

  1. Mark Shurtleff asks that his case be separated from the charges against John Swallow [Tribune, Deseret News].
  2. Salt Lake County Sheriff Mike Winder's Republican opponent is accusing Winder of campaign wrongdoing [Tribune].
  3. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonald and his wife are found guilty on 11 counts of public corruption [USA Today].
  4. The Utah Supreme Court is considering whether the state's grand jury system violates the Utah Constitution [Tribune].
  5. A federal court strikes down Indiana's an Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage [Washington Post].
  6. Bob Bernick says Gov. Gary Herbert and Speaker Becky Lockhart are headed toward disappointment [Utah Policy].
  7. More and more teens are using e-cigarettes according to a new survey [Tribune, Deseret News].
  8. A UTA employee files suit claiming she was sexually harassed by coworkers and supervisors did nothing [Tribune].
  9. Salt Lake County names Wilf Sommerkorn as regional planning and transportation director [Deseret News].
  10. Comedian Joan Rivers passes away at the age of 81 [Washington Post].

On this day in history:

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  • 1774 - The first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia.
  • 1939 - The United States proclaimed its neutrality in World War II.
  • 1972 - Palestinian terrorists attacked the Israeli Olympic team at the summer games in Munich. 11 athletes and coaches were killed along with five terrorists.
  • 1975 - President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life in Sacramento, California, by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson.

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Police body cams useful, but no substitute for professionalism

GOP foe accuses Winder of campaign wrongs

Utah Supreme Court ponders whether grand juries are flawed

Olympus Hills residents favor being part of Holladay

Shurtleff wants to split his case from Swallow's

Deseret News

Op-ed: This is what the new 'equality' looks like

Natalie Gochnour: Elevating the stature of a woman's voice

Greg Bell: Utahns revere the Constitution - except in zoning

Editorial: Go slow on Sugar House S line developments

Could Louisiana ruling impact Utah's same-sex marriage appeal?

Salt Lake County names new planning, transportation director

Utahns favor police having military equipment

States, business, advocacy group ask Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case

State still seeking potential sites for new prison

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants to remove tie to John Swallow in criminal case


Mayors approve plan for county to fund BRT project (Daily Herald)

Weber County debates its form of government (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

DNC chief walks back Scott Walker 'words' (Politico)

The man who could upend the midterms (Politico)

NATO weighs lethal aid for Ukraine (The Hill)

House Republican leader: If Obama won't act on ISIS, we will (The Hill)

Ex-Va. governor guilty of public corruption (USA Today)

Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US (Associated Press)

Feds launch investigation into Ferguson police department (CBS News)

Appeals court tosses ruling on Obamacare tax credits in win for administration (Christian Science Monitor)

Independent Now a Real Contender in the Kansas Senate Race (New York Times)

Ohio Voters Will Be Able to Cast Early Ballots Again (TIME)

Delaware gov. tweets about school visit, includes bondage photo (Chicago Sun-Times)

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