Briefing Local – November 22, 2017

  • POLL: Most Utahns say Alabama Republican Roy Moore should drop out of the U.S. Senate race because of allegations he sexually harassed teenagers when he was in his 30’s [Utah Policy].
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch says he intends to run for another term in 2018, but won’t make a final decision until the end of this year or early next [Utah Policy].
  • An overwhelming number of Utahns support a possible bid to host the 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympic Games [Deseret News].
  • Rep. Chris Stewart says Congress should release the names of his colleagues who have been accused of sexual misconduct and any settlements made with taxpayer money should be disclosed [Deseret News].
  • Utah lawmakers are getting pressure from industry groups to repeal the toughest in the nation DUI law, but they may not be willing to back down on the regulations [Fox 13].
  • Rep. Mia Love says she will put pressure on the Trump White House to allow Haitian nationals to stay in the United States after the administration announced they would end temporary immigration protections for that group [Deseret News].
  • The FEC is not willing to back off their campaign finance complaint against former Attorney General John Swallow [Deseret News].
  • Utah graduate students rally against a GOP plan to tax tuition waivers as income [Tribune].
  • Animal rights activists crash Gov. Gary Herbert’s annual turkey pardoning [Tribune].