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Good Tuesday morning and Happy Halloween from Salt Lake City. Today is the 304th day of the year. There are 61 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Utahns mostly don't want to give lawmakers the ability to call themselves into a special session

Utahns are not sold on changing the state Constitution to allow the GOP-controlled, part-time Legislature to call itself into a special session, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds....

Republican uprising against Trump would be suicide

I'm one of those traditional, mainstream conservative Republicans who has had a hard time understanding and accepting the Trump phenomenon. I'm frequently surprised and sometimes appalled at his behavior....

Utah County vote-by-mail turnout on track; Salt Lake County behind projections

The 3rd CD special election is driving turnout in Utah County this year, but Salt Lake County is lagging behind....

Podcast: Utah Thrives - Microgrids

We often think of electric power systems as regional in scale - a huge grid of high-voltage power lines connecting dams, power plants, and substations to industry and homes across a wide area....

Policy News

WTC Utah trade mission highlights success of Utah companies doing business in Israel
Three Utah companies participating in the World Trade Center Utah trade mission to Israel are currently doing business with the country. GlobalSim, Intermountain Healthcare and PEEL Therapeutics shared their international business experiences with the Utah delegation....

Fox Files: 'NSEW'
There are so many fun parts of this job, but an aspect of it I really enjoy is learning about exciting opportunities all across the state....

Utah Division of Child and Family Services announces new director
 Twenty-five-year veteran of the Utah Department of Human Services (DHS), Diane Moore, has been selected to lead the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS)....

Salt Lake City among four U.S. cities selected for prestigious land use fellowship
 Salt Lake City and the Urban Land Institute Utah District Council (ULI Utah) announced that Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has been selected for the 2018 class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership....

Solid, Gold: UESP receives Morningstar's top honor 7 years running
For the seventh straight year, the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) has been lauded as one of the top 529 college savings plans in the nation by a leading industry analyst. Morningstar's Manager Research Group on Tuesday awarded UESP its Morningstar Analyst Rat...

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Skyline High School should be rebuilt for the 21st century

Latest Obamacare open enrollment is a confusing deal for Utahns. Here are five things you should know.

University of Utah president's apology to Huntsman went a long way toward mending fences and earned the school another $18M donation

Sens. Hatch, Lee stand by special counsel Mueller as indictments begin in the investigation of Trump ties to Russia

Gov. Herbert calls on Utahns to help 'fellow Americans in Puerto Rico who are hurting'

Deseret News

Op-ed: The raging battle against populism

Editorial: Confidence fuels Utah's bid for new Amazon headquarters

Insurers urge Utahns to consider options on federal exchange, say market still viable

Hatch, Lee decry questions about religion aimed at federal judge nominee

Medicaid expansion campaign to hold public meetings this week on ballot initiative

Utah's public school enrollment exceeds 650,000 students

Utah lawmakers fire gun, sniff pot, take in new tech at crime lab

Utah backing Puerto Rico relief campaign

Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski opposes Colorado baker in Supreme Court case


Mia Love: We are more racially divided today than 8 years ago (Daily Herald)

Ogden schools are smaller than Weber, Davis schools, despite bond worries (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden's New Bridge, model for proposed new schools, gets high marks (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

The Manafort Indictment: Not Much There, and a Boon for Trump (National Review)

Manafort ordered under house arrest as his lawyer calls charges 'ridiculous' (CNBC)

Amid swirl of controversy, Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta steps down (Washington Post)

How Trump can shut down the special counsel probe (Wall Street Journal)

Benghazi suspect to face federal court trial (Associated Press)

Russia and the US send nuclear bombers to North Korea as tensions soar in row over Kim Jong-un (The Sun)

Google's Dominance in Washington Faces a Reckoning (Wall Street Journal)

New Va. attack ad shows minority children chased by truck with Gillespie sticker, Confederate flag (ABC News)

Menendez rests defense case after judge denies mistrial request (CNN)

Trump Is Expected to Name Jerome Powell as Next Fed Chairman (New York Times)

Could taxes as high as 45% on cannabis bolster black market in California? (Cannabist)

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


"A Japanese company created a $150 noise-canceling ramen fork to cover up slurping noises. So, if you've got 150 bucks to spend on a fork - why are you eating ramen?" Jimmy Fallon

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