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Morning must reads for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 276th day of the year. There are 89 days remaining in 2017.

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Poll: Sen. Orrin Hatch still struggles with job approval

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch's disapproval rating has crept up to half of all Utahns, a new UtahPolicy poll finds....

Allen: I'm not a 'Nancy Pelosi Democrat'

3rd District Congressional candidate Kathie Allen wants you to know she's not your typical Democrat. ...

Policy News

House passes Rep. Mia Love's SITLA legislation
The House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Mia Love's 'Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act' (H.R. 2582). It now heads to the Senate for approval....

Fox Files: 'Echo Chamber'
Observers of the political news media often talk about "echo chambers." Situations where ideas are reinforced and repeated within a defined system, thus making it challenging for competing ideas or views to be heard or understood. ...

World Trade Center Utah named administrator of $390,000 SBA grant for local businesses
World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) has been awarded $390,000 through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide grants to local companies. ...

Site Selector's Guild Fall Forum
EDCUtah's Chief Operating Officer Michael Flynn recently attended the Site Selector's Guild Fall Forum to learn more about the latest trends in the site selection industry....

Last chance to register for the Utah Global Forum at a discounted rate
Last chance! Individual tickets for the Utah Global Forum increase from $90 to $105 on Tuesday, October 3. Don't miss out on our state's premier international business event and the chance to network with experts from around the state and world. ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

At least two Utahns die in mass shooting at Las Vegas country music festival

Instead of wiping old 'porn czar' law from books, Utah lawmaker may push to revive - and expand - it

In wake of nurse arrest, Utah burn unit staffers keep caring for their patients with river trips and more

Congressional hopeful John Curtis deletes Facebook post that explained 'build the wall' campaign ads

Ambassador Huntsman arrives in Moscow, set to meet Putin this week

Backers file paperwork to put Utah Medicaid expansion on 2018 ballot

Top Democrat jokes that Republican tax-reform plan is 'anti-Mormon'

Deseret News

Boyd Matheson: Tax reform - inside, outside, up and down

Editorial: Sympathize and mourn before politicizing an evil act

Ambassador Huntsman already in Moscow, meets with President Putin Tuesday

Faces of intergenerational poverty: State program highlights success stories

Full Medicaid expansion a step closer to being decided by Utah voters

Lawmaker says immunization 'risk' statement creating confusion

2 Utahns among those murdered in mass shooting

Gov. Gary Herbert, Jackie Biskupski and Mitt Romney respond to 'horrific' Las Vegas shooting

Modest gains, troubling signs to help kids out of poverty


Experts plead with Utah County leaders to plan strategically for immense growth that is coming (Daily Herald)

Anti-abortion group brings graphic display to Weber State University (Standard-Examiner)

UTA finishes reforms to executive pay, but retirement perk raises questions (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Las Vegas shooting presents new kind of leadership test for Trump (Politico)

Terror experts puzzled by ISIS claim in Las Vegas attack (The Hill)

Trump's Right: His Media Coverage Is Mostly Negative (NBC News)

NFL Owners Clashed in Private Over Protests (Wall Street Journal)

Connecticut Towns Grapple With Big Funding Cuts Amid Budget Deadlock (Wall Street Journal)

Democrats Immediately Call For Gun Control After Las Vegas Shooting (Daily Caller)

The Political World Reacts to the Las Vegas Massacre (Atlantic)

CBS fires VP for writing 'Republican gun toters' killed in Las Vegas don't deserve sympathy (Washington Post)

Neil Gorsuch being closely watched on immigration (CNN)

Facebook admits it promoted fake Vegas massacre stories (New York Post)

Trump May Have Found Paths to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy (Bloomberg)

Wise Words


"Never spend your money before you have earned it." Thomas Jefferson

Lighter Side

Tax Code

"President Trump unveiled his new tax code, and he said that it will be "simpler to understand." When asked how simple, he said, "Even I can understand it." Jimmy Fallon

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