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Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 320th day of the year. There are 45 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

GOP lawmakers briefed on new Count My Vote initiative

Former GOP Gov. Mike Leavitt, a leader in the Count My Vote citizen initiative petition, met privately with the Utah Republican House caucus Wednesday afternoon to brief them on the new CMV effort and answer questions....

State cyber team closes vulnerability found by Utah man

Last week, a Utah man with at least some basic coding skills contacted a local media outlet claiming he had discovered a security vulnerability in the state website used to manage accounts for the Utah Dept. of Transportation (UDOT) Express Passes....

Weekly survey: Should Roy Moore drop out?

There are growing calls for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of December's special election amid mounting allegations he had inappropriate sexual contact with teenaged girls. Do you think he should remain the race? If he wins, should the U.S. Senate expel him a...

10 Things I Need More Than A Self-Driving Car

Everywhere you turn it's artificial intelligence this and self-driving cars that. If you'd told me five years ago I'd live to see self-driving cars, I would have said, "Sure, maybe in 2049!" But nope. That is our impending reality. From a public policy standpoint, we talk ab...

Policy News

Seasonal price decreases in the housing sector nudge Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index slightly downwards
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased 0.4 percent from September to October on a non-seasonally adjusted basis....

41st annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon
The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah's largest and longest-standing statewide business association, honored Dr. Deneece Huftalin as the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient at this year's Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon at the Little America Hotel....

Farmers & ranchers to address critical agriculture issues at 2017 Farm Bureau Convention
The Utah Farm Bureau Federation will convene its 101st annual convention, November 15-17, at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah, under the theme 'The Miracle of Agriculture'....

Hatch statement on Richard Cordray resigning from CFPB
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding Richard Cordray's decision to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)....

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Michelle Quist: Real women run

Editorial: Time to sue Big Pharma

Ire-inspiring gravel-pit parcel doesn't sell in Utah trust land auction

Cannabis oil is helping Utah's epilepsy patients, though it isn't eliminating seizures, U. survey finds

Gehrke: Online sex ed isn't ideal, but we could use it to move beyond abstinence-based teaching

Utah lawmakers push to limit summer fireworks after rash of fires and complaints of polluted air and terrified pets

Nurse arrest fallout: Utah legislator pitches clarification to blood-draw law, lawyer worries it's not enough

Adults know 'what's appropriate and what isn't,' says Utah lawmaker who questioned whether sex with an unconscious person is rape

Former Gov. Mike Leavitt says Utah GOP is out of step with voters over nominating candidates for elections

Wingpointe golf course has no more mulligans to take

Deseret News

Op-ed: Salt Lake City can band together to solve another kind of traffic problem

Op-ed: Saving the adoption tax credit while saving lives

Ralph Hancock: Populism and democratic elitism

Utah lawmaker seeks to protect freedom of speech rights

Utah lawmaker calls lingering questions about $12M grant to U. 'darned frustrating'

Former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell named next chairman of UTA board

Utah lawmakers call for audit of downtown shelter, other service providers for homeless

Utah lawmakers propose reducing fireworks days around July 4, 24

Ex-Gov. Mike Leavitt tells Utah House GOP to stop fighting Count My Vote initiative

Proposed Utah law would require police to get warrant before blood draw


Cache transport group pushing for public fleet replacement with VW settlement funds (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Do Trump's liberal critics seem increasingly unhinged? (The Hill)

Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them. (NBC News)

Blue-collar wages are surging. Can it last? (Economist)

MSNBC Host Has Perfectly Logical Reason For Not Covering Menendez Trial (Hot Air)

New report shows how Mexican cartels are infiltrating Texas (San Antonio Express-News)

Politics really is ruining Thanksgiving, according to data from 10 million cellphones (Washington Post)

Roy Moore Tests the Limits of Bannon's 'Season of War' (Atlantic)

Ivanka Trump says child tax credit 'not a pet project' (Associated Press)

Tax Bill Thrown Into Uncertainty as First GOP Senator Comes Out Against It (New York Times)

Is Joe Biden too old to run for president? A debate. (CNN)

Bill would raise minimum salary for H-1B holders (San Francisco Chronicle)

Wise Words


"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Abraham Lincoln

Lighter Side


"According to a new poll, a generic Democratic opponent would beat President Trump by 10 points in 2020 election. Yeah, the generics do great. It's the name brands [shows photo of Hillary] who have trouble." Seth Meyers

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