Local – October 11, 2017

  • POLL: Most Utahns say the state is headed in the right direction, but a majority say the country is on the wrong track [Utah Policy].
  • A new nationwide poll finds President Donald Trump‘s approval has dipped in all 50 states, but he’s still in positive territory in Utah [Utah Policy].
  • The three leading candidates for the open Congressional seat in CD3 participated in a broadcast debate on Tuesday. The discussion focused on Donald Trump, healthcare and gun control [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera says Operation Rio Grande is putting an enormous strain on the county jail. She’s hoping to temporarily re-open the Oxbow Jail to handle the increased load, but that will cost around $9 million [Deseret News].
  • One of the Salt Lake City police officers who arrested a University of Utah nurse who refused to comply with their request to draw blood from an unconscious patient has been fired, while the other has been demoted [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • A meeting to discuss consolidating two elementary schools in Orem descends into chaos, causing the Alpine Board of Education to cut off public comment on the issue [Daily Herald].
  • The University of Utah will get half of the electricity used on campus from renewable sources [Tribune].