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Utahns are split over whether President Donald Trump should reduce the size of either the new Bears Ears National Monument or the 20-year-old Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 262nd day of the year. There are 103 days remaining in 2017.

Policy Buzz

Gauging the effectiveness of our words is often tricky business for those of us in politics – whether you’re with traditional media, a politician, a non-profit, a lobbying group, or a web-based...
Be glad you live in the mountains. Watching the incredible devastation in the Houston area brings to mind a couple of things.

Policy News

Insider Surveys

Our "Political Insiders" think Sen. Orrin Hatch is more likely than not to retire at the end of the year, and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney will jump into the race to replace him.
Our "Political Insiders" say they disagree with President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program.

Headlines

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Phil Lyman: Awaiting the fate of Bears Ears

Editorial: Zinke's report leaves a monumental mess

Leaked memo: Zinke wants smaller monuments, but how small?

Who is being arrested in Operation Rio Grande? Many have felonies or lengthy records, though few appear to be the promised ‘worst of the worst’

Wellsville leaders pledge to revise 'Sham Battle' with rising tensions over the depiction of American Indians

Republicans might hate Count My Vote, but it will save Orrin Hatch a bundle

Huntsman likely to face questions on Russia's meddling in 2016 election

Republican activist launches campaign for Stewart's seat

Draper councilwoman and mayoral candidate says report on use of email clears her of wrongdoing

Former Murray mayor put his mark on city's recreation landmarks

Governor asking lawmakers to accept $11.4 million to settle suit against builder of problem-plagued highway

Deseret News

Chris Stewart: We need more resources to help prevent suicide

Boyd Matheson: A run for office should be motivated by a vision, not by the candidate roster

Editorial: Utah can do more to encourage women in politics

Count My Vote renews bid to 'let the people decide'

Jon Huntsman Jr. could face choppy Russia questions, but expected to sail through Senate hearing

State utility commission weighs approval of rooftop solar agreement

Hatch, Lee go opposite ways on $700B defense spending bill

Legislature to consider $11M settlement on S.R. 92 rebuild

Leaked 'memo' details possible monument changes at Bears Ears, Grand Staircase

Public meetings on Granite's $238M school bond set for this week

Other

Logan looking at growth in SAGE results (Logan Herald Journal)

Today At Utah Policy

Multimedia

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott dissect a crazy week in Utah politics.
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott dig through the rubble of an explosive week in Utah politics.

Miscellaneous

Lighter Side

Fences
"President Trump tweeted that his border wall is going to be built out of old fences. Which explains why today, millions of Americans walked out of their homes and said, “Where the hell’s my fence?” Jimmy Fallon 

Wise Words

Attitude

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." Harold S. Geneen