Gov. Gary Herbert takes the oath of office for a third time, equaling him with Mike Leavitt and Calvin Rampton [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
Ben McAdams is sworn in as Salt Lake County Mayor [Tribune, Deseret News].
Sen. Orrin Hatch says he has some “serious concerns” with the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense [Tribune].
A ballot initiative to give candidates an alternate path to the primary ballot is on hold while organizers work on the language for the proposal [Tribune].
A weird controversy about whether a conservative blogger was invited, then uninvited to speak is roiling the Utah County GOP [Utah Policy].
Spring City officials are working on a proposal to require all households in that city to have a gun [Deseret News].
A private equity firm is attempting to buy EnergySolutions for more than $1 billion [Tribune, Deseret News].
Some Saratoga Springs residents say a private conversation that took place during an open meeting on zoning laws violates the state’s open meetings law, and they are considering a lawsuit [Tribune].
A Utah civil liberties group wants Ogden police to change the way they enforce warrants [Tribune].
The LDS Church says the number of young men and women filling out paperwork to go on a mission is “unprecedented” since the Church lowered the age for serving [Deseret News].