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Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 325th day of the year. There are 40 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

One lawmaker has reportedly opened 82 bill files ahead of the 2018 session

Republican leaders in the Utah House and Senate are looking at ways to cut down on the number of bills being filed each general session....

Weekly survey: Should Sen. Al Franken resign?

At least two women have accused Democratic Sen. Al Franken of groping them without their consent. Should he resign from the U.S. Senate? Vote now in our weekly survey....

Sutherland Institute's Boyd Matheson not running for Senate in 2018

Boyd Matheson, the President of the Sutherland Institute, says he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Orrin Hatch next year. Matheson had toyed with the idea for a few weeks before opting not to run....

Policy News

Hatch statement on DOJ lawsuit to block AT&T-Time Warner merger
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the announcement that the Department of Justice would be filing a lawsuit to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger:...

American Citizen Awards chooses Utah as new home base
Founded in 2012, the British Citizen Awards is a ceremony that recognizes individuals doing extraordinary works in their local community. Now, the founders of the British Citizen Awards have assisted in the development of the American Citizen Award (ACA)....

Fox Files: 'Where will you be on May 10, 2019?'
Governor Herbert recently called a meeting of the Golden Spike Commission, a group of Utahns tasked with planning the 150th-anniversary celebration of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad....

Case study - Snap Inc.'s 50 jobs make large impact
Snap Inc., the creator of Snapchat, announced it will expand its operations to Utah. The company's $1.8 million capital investment will add up to 50 jobs and $2.5 million in new state revenue....

Help create a vision for the Point of the Mountain area
The Point of the Mountain Development Commission invites you to attend a workshop to help create a vision for the future of the Point of the Mountain area....

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah judges are right about bail. Too bad they have to drag the Legislature along.

Animal rights group shares this undercover video of diseased and mistreated turkeys at Utah barns

30 years ago, an elementary school helped place a Utah statue in the U.S. Capitol. Now, a plan to replace it is drawing opposition.

Gehrke: Mia Love wants you to think about the Clintons when you see Ben McAdams. You should expect more from this intriguing race.

What does Kane County want in a redrawn Grand Staircase-Escalante monument?

Utah named best state government for digital services

Rolly: Hatch a champion of the little guy? Give me a break, senator

Deseret News

Op-ed: Schools should build on the strengths of each child as a unique individual

Boyd Matheson: 2018: A time to choose leadership over politics

Editorial: Small investments today can lift millions out of poverty

Zions seeks release from 'big bank' classification

Wearable apps, voice-activated fishing tips bring Utah top digital award

Sutherland Institute leader says he won't run for Senate

National Headlines

Trump is already the most successful U.S. president since Ronald Reagan (National Post)

U.S. Growth Forecasts Are on the Rise (Wall Street Journal)

Some ESPNers trying to escape sinking ship (New York Post)

Alan Dershowitz: Mueller Is 'Going Well Beyond His Authority as Prosecutor' (FOX News)

Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them - with nudity, groping and lewd calls (Washington Post)

Facing Second Accuser, Franken Sees His Once-Rising Star Dim (New York Times)

Charles Manson Embodied the Worst of the 1960s-and Every Era Since (Slate)

As sexual harassment in politics investigations widen, California Assemblyman accused by six new women (Los Angeles Times)

After House Vote on Taxes, Spotlight Shifts to Undecided Senators (New York Times)

De Blasio: Bill Clinton would have to resign if Lewinsky scandal happened now (New York Post)

Glenn Thrush, prominent New York Times reporter, suspended after sexual misconduct allegations (Washington Post)

Dem: Ex-lawmaker tried to pin me to elevator door and kiss me (The Hill)

Wise Words


"You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself." Andrew Carnegie

Lighter Side


"Two more women have come forward accusing Roy Moore of making unwanted advances at the mall, which explains that new slogan, "Amazon: So you don't run into Roy Moore at the mall." Jimmy Fallon

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