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Slow burning issues - Bernick and Schott on politics #344

Ben McAdams is considering running against Mia Love in Utah's 4th CD next year. McAdams certainly has the attention of Love's campaign staff. McAdams could be a formidable opponent because, according to our polling, he has better approval ratings than her....

Bob Bernick's notebook: Why McAdams probably won't run against Love in 2018

The idea of a Mia Love/Ben McAdams 4th Congressional District race next year is fascinating to me....

Gov's office criticizes UtahPolicy.com article

Earlier this week, Utah Policy published an article by Bob Bernick about a handful of letters Gov. Gary Herbert issued as he signed legislation into law this past spring....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #344

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss the week in Utah politics....

Weekly survey: Which ballot initiatives are most likely to pass next year?

There could be five ballot initiatives before voters next year. In your opinion, which ones are most likely to make the ballot and win approval from voters? Let us know in our weekly survey....

Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:For fall color and a workout, follow the Mormon Pioneer Historic Trail--Tribune:After decades of neglect, Torrey's oldest home harboring gems of southern Utah history comes back to life--Tribune:Erin Alberty: Mountain biking makes no sense, but I tried...

Participants in upcoming CD-3 debate announced
As previously set forth in participation rules established by the John R. Park Debate Society, the Debate Society and the ABU Education Fund have announced the candidates for Utah's 3rd Congressional District who have been formally invited to participate in the first general...

Sen. Lee introduces Smarter Sentencing Act
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) reintroduced the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2017....

Hatch statement on the confirmation of Randal Quarles to the Federal Reserve
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)-the senior Republican in the United States Senate and the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee-released the following statement after Randal Quarles was confirmed to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and approved as Vice Chairma...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Feds target popular Utah wild horse herd for roundup

'We're ready to move forward': University of Utah to pay $68M to cancer institute under new agreement with Huntsman family

Lawmakers may seek partial takeover of Utah Transit Authority

All these ballot pushes offer more evidence that Utah lawmakers aren't doing what Utah voters want

Utah's members of Congress open to banning 'bump stocks' like those used in Las Vegas massacre

Daggett County seeks to boost outdoor tourism, gets funds to launch new trails project

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Should we care about electing more Democrats in Utah?

Op-ed: Operation Rio Grande is making a difference

Editorial: Utah sees measured success in addressing poverty

U. trustees approve new agreement with Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Indicted ex-UTA board member now faces tax evasion charges

Options for UTA's future include state takeover, losing control over future projects

BLM ruffles feathers and earns praise on sage grouse action

Utah GOP members of Congress willing to consider bump stock restrictions

$150M housing and business project coming to Sugar House

2nd 'assessment day' for Operation Rio Grande qualifies 36 more for drug court, treatment


Editorial: Utah County's beloved 'bubble' must burst (Daily Herald)

3rd Congressional District candidates campaign hard heading into final election stretch (Daily Herald)

Mia Love, Orrin Hatch weigh in on restrictions for gun modification devices (Daily Herald)

Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee pay tribute to Robert D. Hales on Senate floor (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Targeting the wrong Ogden candidates - for the wrong reasons (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Study: Americans more divided along party lines than ever (Politico)

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on US Cyber Defense (Wall Street Journal)

House passes budget, paving way for tax reform (The Hill)

Top House Democrat: 'I think it's time' for Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and James Clyburn to go (Washington Post)

Axed CBS executive hit with death threats over her cold Las Vegas Facebook post (New York Daily News)

NRA calls for review on whether bump fire stocks should be subject to additional regulations (CNN)

Small-town Texas company that invented 'bump stock' is in the spotlight after Las Vegas shooting (Dallas News)

Global Growth Picking Up Despite Social Tensions, Lagarde Says (Bloomberg)

Stocks rise, giving S&P 500 its longest win streak in four years (Los Angeles Times)

Federal proposal would add value to North Dakota coal (Bismarck Tribune)

Washing Machine War Will Test Trump's Mettle on Trade (New York Times)

Wise Words


'Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." John F. Kennedy

Lighter Side


"In China, for the first time ever, a robot performed dental surgery without human assistance. Everyone was excited until they remembered that the robot was just supposed to vacuum the living room." Conan O'Brien

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