Local – October 13, 2017

  • Steve Bannon, Orrin Hatch, Rocky Anderson, Jackie Biskupski, and Donald Trump all show up in our rundown of the week that was. Watch as Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott break down what happened this week and why [Utah Policy]. Here’s a podcast version of that discussion if you prefer [Utah Policy].
  • Bob Bernick says recent poll numbers show Utahns don’t have much confidence in President Donald Trump or Congress [Utah Policy].
  • Former Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott was diagnosed with an advanced form of Alzheimer’s disease before the 2014 campaign [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • The State Records Committee orders Attorney General Sean Reyes to release the legal opinion about the special election to replace Jason Chaffetz requested by the Legislature [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • A Koch brothers-funded group opposed to the Our Schools Now ballot initiative launched their campaign against the proposal [Deseret News].
  • Republican John Curtis is taking issue with a post on social media from Democrat Kathie Allen, his opponent in November’s special Congressional election, saying it wrongly suggests the Mayor is sympathetic to the white supremacist alt-right movement [Tribune].
  • Rep. Chris Stewart taps Chris Harmer as his new chief of staff [Utah Policy].
  • The Utah State School Board approves a program to give some school children the opportunity to see the blockbuster musical “Hamilton” when it comes to Salt Lake City next year, but that did not come without objections to some of the content in the show [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • A new analysis shows Utahns are waiting longer to get married and have children, which means smaller families [Deseret News, Tribune].