It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. But rest assured, we won’t leave you hanging when you’re trying to catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know and more.
Senator Lee wages polarizing fight to revamp the GOP • On a stage normally reserved for rock stars, Sen. Mike Lee confidently predicted a historic shift that would result in a much smaller government and a much more conservative union. "Call it the tea party movement, call it the constitutionally limited government movement, call it FreedomWorks, call it whatever you want," he said. "When we started the movement, they ignored us, then a short time later they laughed at us, now they are fighting us, and guess what comes next … we win."
After ‘goblin toppling,’ how prepared are Utah, Mormon Scouts? • In her 12 years as a ranger in Zion, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Cape Hatteras national parks, Andrea Lankford says one thing always scared her. "Whenever I saw a [Boy] Scout troop hiking down the trail, I’d cringe and say to myself, ‘Oh boy, here comes trouble,’ " said the former ranger, author of the book "Ranger Confidential: Living, Working and Dying in the National Parks."
Parents say killing of son by WVC cop unjustified • It was over in 90 seconds. That’s how long it took for a rookie West Valley City police officer to fatally shoot 21-year-old Brandon Eric Chief in 2010 after arriving at the young man’s home in response to a 911 call about a domestic dispute.
Utah GOP votes to reform caucus system • As petitioners launched efforts Saturday to gather signatures to replace party caucuses with direct primaries, Republican leaders huddled in a special meeting to approve overwhelmingly some reforms of the old system — hoping that may be enough to save it. But leaders of Count My Vote — led by such people as former GOP Gov. Mike Leavitt and former democratic first lady Norma Matheson — say the GOP reforms made Saturday are too little, too late to stop their efforts.
Some Utah highways can salt themselves against ice • As wintry weather approaches, how nice would it be to have a road that salts itself? Actually, the Utah Department of Transportation has several bridges and intersections that do just that.
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