Utah’s Democratic Party appeals a nearly $15,000 records fee, the Southern Nevada Water Authority threatens a lawsuit against Utah, and state health officials confirm the first human case of West Nile Virus.
Two bins of documents related to Utah’s controversial redistricting process remain hidden from the public. That’s mainly because Utah’s Democratic Party is refusing to pay thousands of dollars to let them go. The legislature’s Records Committee put off a decision Monday on whether to waive the fee for the records request. The committee decided it needs more information to determine whether the request primarily serves the public or the Democratic party.
The famous Bonneville Speedway was the site of the annual Hellfire event hosted by the Utah Rocket Club over the weekend. It’s the club’s largest event of the year and several of the members I talked to say this was the biggest they’ve seen in recent years. Randall Redd is one of the charter members of the club and the unofficial ambassador.
He says, “This is our biggest event and we try to make it a big spectacular event that everyone wants to come to.”