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Most Utahns say they're not confident U.S. is heading in the right direction

Utahns are mostly an optimistic bunch, but not so when asked if the United States is on the right or wrong track....

Weekly survey: Gun legislation following Las Vegas

Do you think either Congress or the Utah Legislature will address meaningful gun legislation following the massacre in Las Vegas? Let us know what you think in our weekly survey....

CYBER24 Ep. 2: Cybersecurity in the workplace is everyone's business

The second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on making cybersecurity in the workplace is everyone's business and this week on the CYBER24 podcast sit down with Phil Bates, the Chief Information Security Officer of the State of Utah....

Nominees announced for 2nd District Court vacancy

The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 2nd District Court....

Trump's approval rating drops across the USA, including Utah

A new nationwide poll finds President Donald Trump's approval ratings have fallen in every state in the nation, including Utah....

New Utah GOP leadership surveying members, but the questions are loaded ones

The Utah Republican Party, now under new leadership, has sent out email/web-based survey to 80,000 of registered Republicans in the state....

Policy News

Hatch statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt's announcement to repeal the Clean Power Plan
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)-the senior Republican in the United States Senate-released the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan. ...

New commissioner joins the Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission
The Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC) announced the addition of a new commissioner, Curtis M. Jensen, a founding partner of Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C., one of the largest locally owned and headquartered law firms in St. George, and a former president ...

You're invited: Join us for a diplomatic luncheon with the Spanish ambassador
World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Salt Lake Chamber, is delighted to welcome His Excellency Pedro Morens Eulate, Spanish ambassador to the United States, for a diplomatic luncheon on Friday, October 20&nbs...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Police should work with prosecutors

Will 'Negro' name stick to Utah canyon?

Gehrke: If Steve Bannon's party purge is aiming to take down Orrin Hatch, he has truly lost it

Utah congressional front-runner John Curtis says he supports Trump agenda, ignores the 'distractions'

Three cities exit Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area

Salt Lake City bids $4M to buy back blighted State Street housing project

Deseret News

Ralph Hancock: Ethics, morality and us

Jay Evensen: With Weinstein vilified, will Polanski be next?

S.L. district attorney asks FBI to probe fatal police shooting

Matheson says he met with Bannon, but hasn't decided on Senate run

S.L. sheriff: Operation Rio Grande has put squeeze on already strained county jail

Congressional candidates debate gun control, health care, partisan politics


With record-number voter turnout, Highland to hold candidate debates (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Roger Goodell tells NFL owners 'everyone should stand for the national anthem' (Kansas City Star)

In victory for Trump, Supreme Court dismisses travel ban case (USA Today)

Conservationists take nine flights a year, despite knowing danger to environment, study shows (Telegraph)

Ronan Farrow on Harvey Weinstein Story: 'I Was Threatened With a Lawsuit' (Variety)

After delay, Clinton and Obamas rip Weinstein (The Hill)

Black Man Beaten During Charlottesville Rally Charged With Felony (New York Times)

5 big things Trump is doing to reverse Obama's climate policies (Politico)

Rare bipartisan gun control bill on bump fire stocks introduced following Las Vegas massacre (CNN)

Trump discusses 'range of options' on North Korea with security team (The Hill)

Drexel professor put on leave after Las Vegas tweets (Associated Press)

New Nobel Prize economist Thaler stumped by record markets (Reuters)

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