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Today At Utah Policy

Climate change is a hoax - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 347

Mia Love breaks out the big fundraising guns now that Ben McAdams has jumped into the race....

Sen. Mike Lee says there's overwhelming support for sentencing reform

Sen. Mike Lee says 70 senators would vote in favor of criminal sentencing reform if it were to be brought up for consideration this year....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 347

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott bring you the week in Utah politics....

Utah executives have positive outlook on future economy

Thursday members of the Salt Lake Chamber gathered at the Federal Reserve Salt Lake Branch to learn the results of the Salt Lake Chamber's CEOutlook Q3 results....

Weekly survey: Will Mia Love win in 2018?

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joined the race to challenge Rep. Mia Love in 2018 last week. Will he, or another challenger, knock off the two-term Republican? Give us your thoughts in our weekly survey....

Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune: At Dinosaur National Monument, two hiking trails far apart--Tribune: How's $70 to get in to one of your favorite National Parks?--Tribune:Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge a throwback to when politicians were united in protecting wildlife and wildernes...

Zions Bank ranks Utah's top small business lender for 24th consecutive year
Zions Bank was the top provider of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans in the Utah District in 2017, marking 24 consecutive years as the district's top lender. ...

Hatch statement on declaration of national emergency on opioid abuse
Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a member and chairman or former chairman of three different Senate committees that share jurisdiction on opioid issues, commended the President for declaring our current opioid situation a nationwide public health emergency....

'Press in the age of Trump' - Lecture by the Editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick
Editor of The New Yorker magazine and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Remnick will discuss "Press in the Age of Trump" at the 12th Annual McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism Saturday, October 28, 2017....

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: The tide is turning on marijuana

'They are, by all accounts, Americans': most Utahns oppose deporting DACA recipients

Utah ranks No. 2 in growth of residents who speak a language besides English at home

Terry Diehl enters not guilty plea - for the third time - in narrowed federal criminal case as the trial looms

Utahns support Trump calling opioid crisis a public health emergency as six residents die from overdoses each week

According to University of Utah study, the Trump campaign viewed Facebook and Twitter teams as quasi-advisers in 2016

Deseret News

Op-ed: Moderate candidates have a great advantage

Jay Evensen: Give away the farm for Amazon? No, thanks

Op-ed: We need to start treating health care as a public good, not a product

Editorial: New policy for body-cam footage is good step for SLCPD

John Curtis says he'll show Congress how to 'drain the swamp' in campaign commercial

Weber County leaders want to study changing form of government

Trump's announcement decrying opioid 'public health emergency' welcomed in Utah


Editorial: John Curtis' experience will best serve Utah's 3rd Congressional District (Daily Herald)

Weber County push underway for study into changing county government (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Exclusive: In Hill interviews, top Dems denied knowledge of payments to firm behind Trump dossier (CNN)

Republicans spoil for a fight over Russia probe budget (Politico)

Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency (Wall Street Journal)

Five women accuse journalist and 'Game Change' co-author Mark Halperin of sexual harassment (CNN)

Trump delays release of hundreds of remaining JFK assassination documents, bowing to national security concerns (Washington Post)

House Passes Budget Blueprint, Clearing Path for Tax Overhaul (New York Times)

Border Wall Prototypes Are Unveiled, but Trump's Vision Still Faces Obstacles (New York Times)

Witness To George HW Bush Groping Incident Says Actors Were Warned: 'He Gets Pretty Handsy' (HuffPost)

Trump DOJ settles lawsuits over Tea Party targeting by Obama IRS (FOX News)

Teddy Roosevelt attacked at Museum of Natural History (New York Post)

How much reach do Facebook and Twitter have? Data may not be as accurate as you think (USA Today)

Wise Words


"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory." Mahatma Gandhi

Lighter Side


"The U.S. men's soccer team failed to qualify for the World Cup after losing to Trinidad and Tobago . . . . In response, Trump was like, "Why did America have to play TWO countries at the same time?! Rigged!" Jimmy Fallon

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