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News roundup: Bush library showcases war, recount, 9-11

Published April 23, 2013 7:52 am
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Bush library to open this week. Shurtleff backs immigration reform. Post columnist takes on Lee.

Happy Tuesday. Later this week, all the living presidents will be in Dallas for the dedication of former President George W. Bush's library and The Associated Press got a look inside where the exhibits include a look at the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 2000 recount that landed Bush in office and a powerful display to remind visitors of the impact of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. [AP]

Topping the news: Former AG Mark Shurtleff testified before the Senate yesterday that Utahns re-elected state lawmakers who supported immigration reform and Americans will do the same for Congress if it does the right thing. [Trib]

-> Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs will be holding their stockholder meetings in Salt Lake City, a move critics say is an attempt to avoid protestors. [AP]

-> The Washington Post's Dana Milbank writes a column headlined, "The lack of appetite for Sen. Mike Lee," going after the senator's speech to the Heritage Foundation. [WaPost]

Tweet of the day: From @SenDayton: "Today is Earth Day - a day set aside to honor the creation and ignore the Creator."

Happy birthday: To Alisia Essig.

In other news: City officials are still trying to navigate the route for the new Sugarhouse Street Car - and they want the public's input. [Trib]

-> SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams is easing into his new role after the post-election frenzy winds down. [Trib]

-> Utah Republicans could make history if they elect their first black chairman or their first Latino chairman. [UtahPolicy]

-> The federal government released an initial environmental assessment of a much-anticipated land swap with the state. [Trib]

-> Three out of Utah County's four lawmakers voted against overriding Gov. Gary Herbert's veto of a bill that would allow gun owners to concealed carry without a permit. [Herald] Robert Gehrke has the vote breakdown here: [Trib].

-> Sen. Mike Lee touted a the strength of a civil society at a conservative think tank discussion. [DNews]

-> Environmental activists celebrated Earth Day with an event at the Governor's Mansion, tying turquoise ribbons to a fence around the building in support of clean air and clean energy. [Trib]

-> Meanwhile, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was out of jail and greeted as a hero at a screening of a documentary about himself in Salt Lake City. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Federal labor officials are looking in to allegations that a southern Utah company used hundreds of FLDS kids for farm jobs. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Woods Cross will don a new $4 million water treatment plant designed to remove well contaminants after its City Council voted on Monday to build the facility. [Trib]

-> Utah may be home to 500 miles of a $3.5 billion power line to transfer energy between windy Wyoming and Las Vegas. [Trib]

-> Gov. Gary Herbert tapped Renee Jimenez to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Juvenile court. [Trib]

-> After opening the Airport TRAX line, UTA is expanding its long-term parking options for riders - although neither of the lots are directly on the new route. [Trib]

-> Jon Huntsman will speak Friday at Weber State as part of its commencement events. [StandEx]

-> Pat Bagley analyzes the role of lax regulation in the Texas fertilizer plant blast. [Trib]

-> Paul Rolly argues that police should be more sensitive to those with mental illnesses like autism when approaching them. [Trib]

Nationally: Sen. Marco Rubio - among others - is trying to limit the impact of the Boston Marathon bombing on immigration reform, hoping that the suspects' immigration status won't derail the fragile deal. [AtlanticWire]

-> The Boston Marathon bombing suspect's immigration status and his access to guns are going to be hot topics in Congress this week. [WaPost]

-> Despite pleas from some conservatives to try Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant, the White House announced that he'll be tried in a civilian federal court. [WaPost] [Politico]

-> Now that the gun bill is out of sight, it may be easier for both Democrats and Republicans in vulnerable seats facing tough re-elections to get on board with an immigration reform bill without looking like they're taking too much on. [WaPost]

Where are they?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz flies to Washington and votes in the evening.

SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams hits the annual resource office banquet, sits down with Deputy Mayor Nichole Dunn and SL Co. Councilman Michael Jensen and then hits the County Council meetings.

SLC Mayor Ralph Becker meets with department directors, celebrates World Book Day, meets with the Trib's editorial board and presents his budget to the City Council.

WVC Mayor Mike Winder speaks about his city's police department's challenges and conducts a City Council meeting.

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisers, honors the Teacher of the Year, sits down with the Amir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and then dines with a bipartisan group of female senators at the White House.

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— Thomas Burr and Emily AndrewsTwitter.com/thomaswburr and Twitter.com/emilytandrews






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