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Most Utahns support sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border according to a new UtahPolicy.com survey.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness - June 22, 2018

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Utahns favor using National Guard troops on the US-Mexico border. Romney says he wants to tackle immigration if he's elected in November. The Trump administration puts their "zero tolerance" policy on border crossings on hold.

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Policy Buzz

Even partisan Republicans and Democrats would agree on this: Pres. Trump is very good at creating a crisis.
Everyone needs a break from politics. My breaks usually involve getting outside and walking. When people tell me to “take a hike,” (it really only happens a few times a day) I assume they’re looking out...

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Salt Lake Tribune

As Utah’s housing crisis worsens, business leaders launch a campaign to change public sentiment

Upset Holladay residents want to stop the development of the old Cottonwood Mall site, says plan calls for too many apartments

A Canadian firm wants to start mining on Utah lands that used to be part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Poll: Romney up 42 points over Kennedy ahead of Tuesday’s primary

The Supreme Court cleared the way for Utah to collect sales taxes from all online sales. Here’s what it means for consumers and businesses

Rep. Mia Love cast Utah’s only no vote on the House’s hardline immigration bill, which failed to pass

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Utahns need to be paying much more for water

Mining at the former Grand Staircase monument?

Supreme Court decision a win for Utah brick-and-mortar stores, but not so much for Overstock

Coalition to tackle Utah's affordable housing problem

Properties disqualify Greg Hughes from inland port board

Utah agencies taking 'wait-and-see' approach to Trump's agency overhaul idea

Mia Love only U.S. House member from Utah to vote against hardline immigration bill

Other

Utah County steel companies feel blast of federal tariffs (Daily Herald)

At opioid town hall, commissioners debate pros and cons of a Utah County needle exchange program (Daily Herald)

District 8 Utah House hopefuls Kyle, Waldrip focused on taxes, education (Standard-Examiner)

Lack of homeless shelters means new law could cost Cache cities $250K in revenue (Logan Herald Journal)

Legislative town hall participants discuss redistricting process (Logan Herald Journal)

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GOP Senate candidate Mitt Romney speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about immigration, separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border and President Trump's trade wars. 
Utah GOP Congressional candidate Chris Herrod discusses immigration, foreign trade, the economy and the federal deficit with Managing Editor Bryan Schott.

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"A new study has found that people who run marathons have less arthritis than non-runners. Responded non-runners: "This. This is why no one wants to hang out with you."" Seth Meyers 

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