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FILE - In this April 13, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In his new book, Ryan said he feared the GOP attitude heading into the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
News roundup: Paul Ryan feared GOP attitude in gov't shutdown

Paul Ryan: 'This can't be the full measure of our party.' UTA officials made $14M more than they said previously. Some 60% of Utahns want anti-discrimination law.

Happy Tuesday. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican's vice presidential candidate in 2012 and a possible White House contender in 2016, says he was pretty concerned as Congress headed toward the government shutdown last year, fearing that his fellow GOPers wanted to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start. "This can't be the full measure of our party and our movement," Ryan writes of that moment in his new book out today. "If it is, we're dead and the country is lost." Ryan's "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," gives an insider's account of the Republican Party and also some insight into Ryan's life growing up. [AP]

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Topping the news: Top officials at the Utah Transit Authority earned $14 million more than the agency reported earlier this year, according to updated reports apparently ordered by UTA's auditor. [Trib]

-> The state has asked for an more time to file the appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals of the same-sex benefits case because it's "complex." [Trib][DNews]

-> Protestors staged a demonstration across the street from Salt Lake City police headquarters over Dillon Taylor, who was shot and killed by police outside of a 7-11 even though supporters say he was unarmed. [Trib][DNews]

-> Nearly 60 percent of Utahns strongly or somewhat favor the state Legislature passing a law to ban housing and employment discrimination against gays and lesbians even if lawmakers haven't wanted to touch the bill in recent sessions. [UtahPolicy]

Tweet of the day: From @SusanPage: "What's wrong with this picture? RT @richtpau: Egypt urges US to use restraint in dealing with unrest in Ferguson."

Happy Birthday: To state Rep. Jerry Anderson.

In other news: A state school board members has asked for an investigation after Utah's top two education officials resigned. [Trib]

-> New student proficiency tests show that less than half of Utah students are meeting proficiency standards. [Trib][DNews]

-> Photographers and videographers are no longer able to use drones to capture images in Canyonlands, Arches, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges. [Trib]

-> Utah prosecutors are deciding whether to charge employees of a South Jordan restaurant for serving a woman ice tea mixed with industrial cleaning chemicals. [Trib]

Nationally: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has lifted the curfew placed on residents of Ferguson and hopes the National Guard can help restore calm. [WaPost][NYTimes][LATimes][WSJ]

-> President Barack Obama announced that Attorney General Eric Holder will visit to Ferguson and urges protestors to demonstrate peacefully. [NYTimes][Examiner][Politico]

-> Obama also mentions the "major step forward" made by Kurdish forces after claiming the Mosul Dam back from the ISIS. [WSJ][WaPost][Trib]

-> Ukrainian refugees are suffering as they're caught in the middle between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukraine. [WSJ]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Rob Bishop hosts a town hall meeting in Weber County.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert hits a celebration for Utah having surpassed the state goal of creating 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. He also sits down with educators and then attends a town hall meeting in Ogden. He finishes his day at a town hall meeting in Brigham City.
  • Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tours Daggett county.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker attends the Active Transportation and Health Summit awards luncheon and then heads to the Glendale Community Learning Center event.

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-- Thomas Burr and Mallory Jesperson

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