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Friday, May 19, 2017

Election Date Set

Lt. Gov. lines up schedule for Chaffetz' replacement election.
That timeline is structured to match with municipal elections. The primary is scheduled Aug. 15, and the general election is Nov. 7. Candidates began filing for the position Friday at 1 p.m. and can continue until 5 p.m. May 26.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chaffetz out in July

Herbert plans for replacement election.
Herbert, whose chief of staff was at one time Chaffetz’ chief of staff, said he hadn’t talked directly with the congressman. The news conference was held before Chaffetz officially announced his resignation date.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Clearing the Air

Guv hosts final ceremonial bill signing of the year.
Gov. Gary Herbert announced on Tuesday the state’s intent to replace 100 “polluting, stinky, old buses” with new fuel-efficient models in an effort to clean up Utah’s dirty air.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

“This isn’t Salt Lake!”

A cowboy boot-wearing Rep. Stewart offers ‘nebulous’ answers during town hall.
Stewart, one of the few members of Congress to hold town halls, spoke to a couple hundred people at a high school in a small Sevier County community Friday night.

Friday, May 12, 2017

"That's the last rock to look under"

Questions linger over investigation into prosecutor who committed suicide.
Why did the AG find nothing at Platt's home? Had his time learning about computer forensics at work meant he had covered his tracks sufficiently to outfox such a raid?  Or was his unusually calm demeanor as ICAC searched his home because he knew he had done nothing wrong?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Zinke Does Bears Ears

Interior Secretary visits national monument, but is he listening?
On soil of a newly minted national monument, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was introduced on Monday by Gov. Gary Herbert as a man with “an open mind and an unbiased attitude.” An important position for someone who is expected to wade through the controversy of Bears Ears National Monument and decide its fate in the coming weeks.

Strike!

Classic bowling pin again adorns State St. skyline.
The sudden closure of the Ritz Classic Lanes in 2015 was met with dismay. Because for more than half a century, it was the haunt of bowlers across the valley; its towering neon bowling pin sign on south State Street stood as an iconic landmark since 1958.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Getting Schooled

Protesters gather outside DeVos speaking engagement.
On Tuesday afternoon (National Teachers Day, coincidentally) outside the Grand America, 100 people showed up to protest Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who was invited to speak at an education and technology seminar.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rumors and Mythology

Salt Lake Masonic Temple opens its doors.
The public was allowed to wander through three floors of the temple at 650 E. South Temple at their own pace and in free-flowing, serendipitous routes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

American Health Care Act Update

House's passing of measure to repeal and replace ACA prompts SLC rally tonight.
The American Health Care Act—billed as an Obamacare replacement—was squeaked through the House of Representatives on Thursday by a 217 to 213 vote.

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