Some of the Republican party's biggest names are coming to Utah this month to stump and raise money for Mia Love [Utah Policy, Tribune].
The Outdoor Industry Association blasts Utah's policy on public lands following a face-to-face meeting with Gov. Gary Herbert. They also say if changes aren't made, they may pull their twice-a-year trade show from Salt Lake City [Tribune, Deseret News, Standard-Examiner, KSL].
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke says his military background would let him defend Hill Air Force Base from closure better than Herbert [Tribune, KUTV]. Cooke's press conference on the future of the base was chased off of Hill AFB twice before being held at an abandoned gas station down the road [Standard-Examiner].
Backers of an ethics initiative that failed to make the November ballot say they will fight on [Tribune].
A Legislative audit blasts the UTOPIA fiber optic network for wasting money [Tribune, Deseret News, Standard-Examiner].
Another audit concludes the state spends more per student on education for inmates than other adult education programs [Tribune].
Utah's prosecutions of Medicaid fraud are much more effective than those in other states [Tribune].
Demand for dual-immersion language programs in Utah schools is rising [Tribune].
Utah's economy is showing signs of slowing down [Tribune].
The Utah State School Board is set to discuss Common Core educational standards [Tribune].