UTA gives bonuses despite not reaching goals. Is there a link between air pollution and a rising rate of deaths among young children? The McCarthey family is “moderately interested” in re-acquiring the Salt Lake Tribune.
47 days until Utah’s 2014 primary elections
180 days to the 2014 midterm elections
263 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
544 days to the 2015 elections
620 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
915 days to the 2016 presidential election
Thursday’s Utah political news highlights:
The Utah Transit Authority awards partial bonuses to some executives even though they didn’t reach the goals tied to those bonuses [Tribune].
A routine audit finds that the Utah Transit Authority failed to renew the registration on some of their vehicles [Tribune].
How should we interpret the numerous “legislative report cards” that grade the performance of Utah’s lawmakers? [Utah Policy]
Advocates worry that there’s a link between pollution and the rising number of baby deaths in the Vernal area [Deseret News, Tribune].
Sen. Orrin Hatch signs on to a measure designed to aid victims of child pornography [Deseret News].
Concerns about drought conditions are growing in southern Utah [Tribune].
Phil McCarthey says his family is “moderately interested” in buying back the Salt Lake Tribune [KUTV].
Salt Lake County wants to take over control of the Utah Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City [Tribune].
South Weber city councilman Michael Poff appears in court on felony communications fraud charges [Standard-Examiner].
On this day in history:
1541 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River.
1884 – Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, was born.
1886 – Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invented the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola.
1945 – President Harry S. Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe.
1970 – The album “Let it Be” by the Beatles was released.
1973 – Militant American Indians who held the South Dakota town of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
1987 – Gary Hart withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after questions about his relationship with Donna Rice.
1999 – The Citadel, South Carolina’s formerly all-male military school, graduated its first female cadet.