The Utah House investigation into former John Swallow details destruction of data and fabrication of evidence by the former Attorney General [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
Could those revelations lead to charges against Swallow for obstruction of justice? [Tribune]
Jordan Garn argues Utah’s Attorney General should be appointed, not elected [Utah Policy].
Should retiring Congressman Jim Matheson be the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in 2014? [Standard-Examiner].
Utah County GOP Chairman Casey Voeks is raising a few eyebrows for taking a paid position as a campaign consultant with Attorney General hopeful Bret Rawson who was not on the list of three names forwarded to Governor Herbert as possible replacements [Tribune].
Acting Attorney General Brian Tarbet is joining the fight against patent trolls [Standard-Examiner].
The Provo City Council approves a measure to crack down on aggressive business practices by towing companies [Deseret News].
Cottonwood Heights residents are once again upset with the service provided by a private company the city contracted with for snow removal [KSL].
An Australian investment company could pump some much-needed capital into the troubled UTOPIA fiber optic network [Tribune].
A new survey says most Utahns are willing to take action to help reduce pollution and improve air quality in the state [Tribune].
Two clean air groups are continuing their efforts to block expansion of the Holly Refinery over pollution concerns [Standard-Examiner].
Utah’s economy is poised to see growth next year [Deseret News].
Eagle Mountain Mayor Heather Jackson is a candidate for Utah County commissioner in 2014 [Daily Herald].
On this day in history:
The United States purchased the Louisiana territory from France for $15 million in 1803
South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union in 1860
The United States invaded Panama to topple the government General Manuel Noriega in 1989
The Vermont Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 1999