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News roundup: GOP fears immigration reform kills electoral future

Columnist: GOP fears immigration reform. Stericycle under fire for overcharges. McAdams to ask for cancer institute bond.

Happy Tuesday. Columnist Roger Simon says Republicans want to pass immigration reform through piecemeal bills because then they only pass parts of the bill they like -- E-Verify for all and border fences everywhere -- because they know that a comprehensive measure that gives a path to citizenship will mean Democratic presidents from now on. [Politico]

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Topping the news: The controversial medical waste incinerator Stericycle is being hit with lawsuits in Utah and elsewhere that claim it overcharges customers. [Trib]

-> Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams will ask the County Council to approve a $105 million bond to double the research space and efforts at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute. [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From @TonyFratto: "Think of it this way: GOP loves the idea of Warren running for president as much as Dems love the idea of Ted Cruz or Rand Paul running."

In other news: Here's a graphic of all the veterans in the nation, Utah ranks No. 37 in overall number of veterans, while California has the most. [Trib]

-> The Salt Lake City Council will discuss and vote on what to leave in and out of the new Sugar House transportation plan. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley gives his take on Typhoon Haiyan and the A.D.D. of the Internet and social media. [Trib]

Nationally: Speaking at Arlington National Cemetery, President Barack Obama said that this current chapter of war is coming to a close and that Americans must not forget the service of military veterans. [NYTimes]

-> Chris Christie criticized Mitt Romney's campaign strategists saying no one should care for their political advice, but Christie paid over $46,000 for their services for his re-election campaign. [Yahoo]

-> More women and Hispanics are serving in Congress than ever before while veterans serving the legislature are steadily declining according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. Roman Catholics account for the largest single religious denomination in Congress, but Mormons contribute to nearly three percent of lawmakers. [WaPost]

-> More than 75 percent of Americans say they support raising the minimum wage standard to $9 an hour from the current $7.25 according to a recent Gallup poll. The poll also shows that 69 percent of Americans support a minimum wage that is indexed to match inflation. [Gallup] [WaPost]

Where are they?

  • SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams attends the County Council meetings.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker hits the National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle.
  • WVC Mayor Mike Winder holds City Council meeting.
  • President Barack Obama meets with tribal leaders to discuss his remarks at the upcoming Tribal Nations Conference, meets with Combatant Commanders and Military Leadership in the Oval Office and then hosts a dinner in their honor.

Got a tip? A birthday, wedding or anniversary to announce? Email us at cornflakes@sltrib.com. If you haven't already, sign up for our weekday email and get this sent directly to your inbox. [Trib]

-- Thomas Burr and Jordan Bailey

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