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Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 297th day of the year. There are 68 days remaining in 2017.

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Gary Herbert remains Utah's most popular elected official

GOP Gov. Gary Herbert remains the most popular politician holding a major office in Utah, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows....

Utah Democrats may try to keep candidates from running to avoid primary elections

Utah's Democratic Party leaders are considering a plan to cut down on the number of contested primary races they'll have next year, hopefully leading to more election wins in November....

Policy News

National Association of Counties Large Urban County Caucus to host symposium in Salt Lake County
 The National Association of CountiesLarge Urban County Caucus Symposium will be held Oct. 25-27 in Salt Lake County, Utah. ...

SLCC Tanner Forum on Social Ethics hosts NPR's Mara Liasson
Salt Lake Community College's 2017 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics is hosting NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson Nov. 8 on the SLCC South City Campus in the Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City....

Fox Files: 'The Olympic Spirit'
Who else is excited about the Governor's announcement last week that Salt Lake City has formed an Olympic Exploratory Committee to host the 2026 or 2030 Winter Games?...

State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP)
Funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the World Trade Center Utah State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to help Utah businesses enter and expand into dynamic global markets....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Stewart and Frist: The indispensable role of America in the world

Editorial: Whether Love or McAdams wins that Congress seat, it's good for Utah

Poll: Three in four Utahns support legalizing medical marijuana

Jason Chaffetz is early front-runner for Utah's 2020 governor's race

Utah judge won't rule on Gary Ott's custody case following his death. A fight over the former recorder's estate could last years.

Appeals court upholds conviction of San Juan Commissioner Phil Lyman for leading protest ATV ride

Critics of the campaign for Canyons School District's $283M bond are eager to follow the money - if only they could

Utah voters evenly split on the Count My Vote initiative to rely solely on primary elections

Democrats urge President Trump not to shrink Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments

Task force says UTA needs to be reformed, but it can't agree how to do it

Ott saga grows political as Republicans urge Gill to resign and Dems point at GOP hypocrisy

Deseret News

Natalie Gochnour: Dispatches from Jordan and Israel, pt. 1: Making Utah a premier global business destination

Editorial: Congress must act to determine international data sovereignty

Court affirms San Juan commissioner's conviction in ATV protest ride

Election officials verify petition seeking incorporation for Brighton

Group of Utah retirees backs tax increase for schools, Medicaid expansion

Legislative task force rejects three options for UTA governance


Weber County leaders seek study into changing county government style (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

How Iowa Became An Obamacare Horror Story (Politico)

The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity (The Cut)

All the president's men and women: Trump-like leaders proliferate (USA Today)

House Conservatives Say Tax Bill Draft Is Coming Within Days (Bloomberg)

Border wall prototypes a first small step on Trump campaign promise (Reuters)

Gold star wife: President has been caring for me, my family (FOX News)

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to use Al Capone tactics to bring down MS-13 (New York Daily News)

Firm Tied to Trump Dossier Tries to Block House Subpoena (Bloomberg)

Kate Steinle case that led to debate over US sanctuary cities, Trump's call for wall is under way in court (FOX News)

Can a Powell-Taylor ticket at top of the Fed really work? (MarketWatch)

Coal industry tells FERC the last 7 years was a catastrophe it must now fix (Washington Examiner)

Wise Words


"Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security." John F. Kennedy

Lighter Side


"Let me just say something as a Mets fan. The Yankees may have more World Series rings than anyone but they'll never have what the Mets have, a mascot with a giant baseball for a head. That belongs to us." Jimmy Fallon

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