Local – October 24, 2017

  • POLL: Gov. Gary Herbert is still the most popular elected official in Utah. 67% of Utahns say they approve of his job performance, which is a slight downtick from previous polls [Utah Policy].
  • An internal email from the Utah Democratic Party shows leaders are considering a candidate recruitment plan designed to cut down on the number of primary elections the party has in 2018 [Utah Policy].
  • A legislative task force says it’s time for the state to have more control over the Utah Transit Authority, but they’re not sure how to go about accomplishing that objective [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • A federal court has upheld the conviction of San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for riding an ATV into a closed off area in southern Utah [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • 13 Democratic members of Congress are urging President Donald Trump to not change the boundaries of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments [Tribune].
  • Residents in Big Cottonwood Canyon want to incorporate the town of Brighton and are taking steps to put the question on the ballot [Deseret News].
  • The Weber School District says they’ve taken disciplinary action against five Weber High School students who posted a video to social media showing them shouting racial slurs [Deseret News, Tribune].