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Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 303rd day of the year. There are 62 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Most Utahns say they'll have adequate health insurance coverage during the next year

Perhaps because GOP President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have failed to do anything about Obamacare, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds that three-fourths of Utahns are confident they will have adequate health care coverage this time next year...

Boehner slams Jason Chaffetz saying he's only 'about Chaffetz'

Former House Speaker John Boehner had some extremely harsh words about his former colleague Jason Chaffetz in a wide-ranging interview about his life after he retired from Congress....

'Political Insiders' say Mia Love should win a third term in 2018

Our "Political Insiders" says the 2018 4th CD race will boil down to Republican Mia Love vs. Democrat Ben McAdams, and most think Love will win that matchup....

Ensuring Utah's greatest economic strength doesn't become its greatest weakness

Utah's super-hot economy is a two-edged sword. New and expanding businesses are creating jobs faster than we can fill them, which is a great problem to have, unless you are an expanding business that can't find the workers you need to sustain your expansion....

Report: Hatch tells friends he plans to retire

Sen. Orrin Hatch is reportedly telling friends and allies that he plans to retire at the end of his term....

Beg to Differ podcast: Who needs this year's election? Bring on 2020!

On this week's pod:Candidates are already being discussed for the 2020 gubernatorial election....

Hatch says Trump will reduce Bears Ears; Trump coming to Utah in December to announce monument changes

Sen. Orrin Hatch's office says President Donald Trump called him Friday to confirm that Trump will reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument....

Policy News

STEP success story: Going international through language
Over the past seven years, inWhatLanguage has grown from an idea and vision to one of Utah's fastest growing companies....

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Tom Wharton: Put more thought into that national park fee hike

Op-ed: GOP is taking a lead role in ending the death penalty

Op-ed: Loopholes in 340B drug discount program need fixes

Op-ed: Capital punishment system unfair to defendants and attorneys

Editorial: Don't price Americans out of national parks

Be brave and 'go for it,' Oracle CEO Safra Catz tells Utah women in tech

Will paying more to see national parks like Utah's Zion help fix the backlog of maintenance problems?

Many Utah voters support initiative to create an independent redistricting board - but some are skeptical of impartiality, poll shows

Trump headed to Utah in December with plans to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase

A shortcut road between Tooele and Herriman would cost $329 million, causing one leader to say that's 'just not realistic'

'Safe space' on Rio Grande Street closes to those without special IDs

Crowd cheers, jeers Count My Vote initiative

Donations that support changing West Jordan's government have ties to current city leaders - which raises ethical concerns

Most Utahns believe Jon Huntsman will improve U.S.-Russia relations, now at an 'all-time low'

United Utah Party talks big despite tiny turnout at its first Salt Lake County convention

Gehrke: It may be impossible for Bennett to win this congressional race, but maybe a third party is what Utah needs

A polygamous town is having an election and people are 'hopeful it's going to be fair'

As lawmakers and advocates react to a rash of inmate deaths, the operating standards created for county jails by a former Utah prison boss remain a secret

Haven't mailed your ballot yet? Here's where the 3rd District candidates stand on five key issues

Deseret News

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: Politicians will be stylin' on Halloween night

Derek B. Miller: Nixing NAFTA to kill the goose laying the golden egg for Utah

Op-ed: Sen. Hatch is at the pinnacle of political power

Op-ed: Cache Valley is booming, and that spells trouble for Logan

Ralph Becker: New airport light rail service is a must-have for Salt Lake City

Natalie Gochnour: Dispatches from Jordan to Israel, part 3: Welcome to Startup Nation

Hal Boyd: Is Trump good or bad? Is Flake wrong or right?

Orrin Hatch retiring? Utah senator maintains he still hasn't made up his mind

Siblings remember Gary Ott as man of adventure, love, integrity

Community comes out to ask questions of Count My Vote backers

Sen. Hatch, Oracle CEO help laud Utah's women tech leaders

President Trump heading to Utah to announce monument changes

Regulations, education help lower teen e-cigarette use, health department says

Salt Lake buys blighted motel, seeks affordable housing plan

Report: Salt Lake ranks No. 3 in U.S. for real estate investment

State superintendent is all ears on Utah listening tour

About Utah: Hey IOC, how do you like us now?


Could water supply hinder Utah County's business growth? (Daily Herald)

Utah County makes changes to avoid vote-by-mail glitches faced in primary (Daily Herald)

Editorial: A detailed, transparent and fiscally conservative bond initiative (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Trump calls for investigation into Clinton ties to dossier (The Hill)

Fusion GPS, House intelligence panel settle bank records fight amid Trump dossier controversy (Politico)

Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by N.Korea accelerating (Associated Press)

Roger Stone Says He Will Sue Twitter Over Account Suspension (The Wrap)

Robert Mueller should resign (New York Post)

They're Trump-strong in rural Iowa - and not changing their minds (Kansas City Star)

Church to relocate plaques of Lee and Washington (CNN)

Robots to help stock shelves at 50 Walmart stores (Cox Media)

Game of Health-Care Thrones (Wall Street Journal)

In Choice of Fed Chairman, Trump Downgrades Deregulation (New York Times)

Third quarter's strong economic growth could boost GOP tax effort (Washington Post)

Wise Words


"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." Lou Holtz

Lighter Side

Fake News

"President Trump did an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox News last night [Oct 26]. And at one point, Dobbs said Trump is "one of the most loved and respected" presidents in history. Even Trump was like, "Now THAT'S fake news!" Jimmy Fallon

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