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News roundup: Immigration now Washington's No. 1 issue

First Published Jul 15 2014 06:21AM      Last Updated Jul 15 2014 07:44 am

Immigration becomes No. 1 focus in Washington. Local governments collected $100M less than they should. Love still raking in cash.

Happy Tuesday. Immigration was expected to be an issue this year -- even after Congress failed to act, President Barack Obama planned to use executive directives to get something done -- but with the growing crisis at the border, there's now more attention and more need for Washington to help. Now there's less talk of a path to citizenship as their is talk of what to do with unaccompanied minors. [

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-> Meanwhile, a new poll shows that neither Obama nor Republicans are trusted to act on immigration reform, the president enjoys a slightly better rating. [

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Topping the news:

Local governments in Utah may have collected $100 million less than they're entitled to because of a calculation error. [

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-> The Church of England will allow female bishops; this comes almost a month after Kate Kelly was excommunicated from the LDS Church for urging the faith to allow women to be ordained. [

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-> Republican congressional candidate Mia Love has nearly $900,000 cash on hand. [

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Tweet of the day:

From @

ryanbeckwith

: "The branches of government: a) executive, b) legislative, c) judicial, d) guest editorial."

-> From @

RexHuppke

: "With the World Cup over, Americans now turn their attention back to other things they don't quite understand. Like 4-way stops."

Happy Birthday:

To Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah.

In other news:

Jordan School District is trying to appease four cities threatening to split from the district. [

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-> The Pleasant View Police chief fired by the city council with no explanation plans to sue. [

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KUTV

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-> Cartoonist Pat Bagley depicts the excessive and questionable probing into the Benghazi attacks. [

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-> Paul Rolly looks into mysterious calls made from the state GOP's phone number to Davis County Republicans questioning the legitimacy of county Chairman Phill Lyman; state GOP Chairman James Evans requested that the Utah attorney general's office investigate the issue. [

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-> A 28-mile canal used in the 1880s will be transformed into a trail for bikes and pedestrians. [

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-> Gov. Gary Herbert says it is a "tremendous opportunity" to be named vice chair of the National Governors Association. [

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-> The North Ogden City Council is looking into a bee ordinance with limited restrictions on lot size. [

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-> Members of the Save Mulligans group are challenging the city's financial reports on Mulligans Golf and Games, saying it doesn't match the official audit. [

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Nationally:

President Barack Obama implored Congress to renew the Highway Trust Fund before it ends, leaving states without jobs and without money for roadway repairs. [

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-> Obama's impromptu dinner parties highlight his preference to dine with those who offer stimulating conversation rather than talk of politics, according to a White House senior adviser. [

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-> Mitt Romney said Russia was America's biggest threat in 2012 and now a national survey says he was right. [

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-> A House bill would add 74 more names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to commemorate those in a ship that crashed during the war. [

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Where are they?

Rep. Jason

Chaffetz

takes part in a GOP conference, attends a prison reform hearing and meets with Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. He later goes to a Western Caucus meeting, participates in a Google open house and hosts a Friends of Jason Chaffetz fundraiser.Rep. Chris

Stewart

talks on KSL's morning show, attends an Appropriations Interior Subcommittee markup, holds a legislative staff meeting and takes part in the Congressional Pilot's reception.Gov. Gary

Herbert

speaks with Jenette Ramos of The Boeing Company, meets with Clark Harms of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole and conducts interviews for the State Board of Education.Lt. Gov. Spencer

Cox

participates in a multicultural commission meeting, discusses homeless youth and gives a presentation to a SLCC business ethics class.SL Co. Mayor Ben

McAdams

meets with staff before attending a County Council meeting and speaks with the press.President Barack

Obama

tours and delivers remarks at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in Virginia and meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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-- Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner

Twitter.com/thomaswburr

and

Twitter.com/CourtneyLTanner

 

 

 

 

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