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Good Wednesday morning and happy getaway day from Salt Lake City. Today is the 326th day of the year. There are 39 days remaining in 2017.

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Poll: Big majority of Utahns say Alabama Republican Roy Moore should drop out of the Senate race because of allegations he sexually harassed teenagers

Utahns say Alabama Republican Roy Moore should drop out of the U.S. Senate race there after several women alleged Moore sexually harassed them when they were teenagers....

Hatch says he intends to run for another term

Sen. Orin Hatch said Tuesday that he intends on running for another term in 2018, but he won't make a final decision until the end of 2017 or early 2018....

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....

Policy News

In London visit, Hatch meets with Prime Minister Theresa May, MI5, religious leaders
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, traveled to London this week to meet with top officials to discuss a number of important issues, including national security, trade, religious liberty, and our critical "special relationship" w...

Congresswoman Mia Love urges Senate committee to take action to improve career and technical education
Congresswoman Mia Love joined 236 other Members of the House of Representatives in urging the Senate education committee to take up the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a bill which passed the House unanimously in June....

Governor appoints new public information officer and director of correspondence and digital content
Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Anna Lehnardt as public information officer following Kirsten Rappleye's transition to the Lt. Governor's office....

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Local Headlines

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New owners of Deer Valley Ski Resort miss deadline, get a lesson in Utah's quirky liquor laws

Animal-rights group files complaint against University of Utah over lab animal deaths

Worried about moves to tax tuition waivers, Utah graduate students rally against GOP tax plans

Feds, locals worry annual Moab event creates 'circus atmosphere' in scenic Utah land

A record number of proposed bills in the Utah Legislature has lawmakers rethinking their own rules

Animal activists crash Utah governor's turkey pardoning party

Utah is home to 35 new U.S. Citizens today

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox among 45 Utahns who delivered hope, food and power to Puerto Ricans

Deseret News

Op-ed: The bigger picture about Sen. Hatch and appointing federal judges

Derek B. Miller: Lessons of Thanksgiving from the Kingdom of Jordan

FEC opposes dismissing civil case against ex Utah A.G. John Swallow

Utah Rep. Mia Love vows 'full-court press' on Trump to let Haitian nationals stay in U.S.

Laurene Powell Jobs' advocacy group urges Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to pass Dream Act

New poll: 89 percent of Utahns support bidding for another Salt Lake Olympics

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart calls for Congress to release sexual harassment settlements

National Headlines

Charlie Rose fired by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg over sexual misconduct allegations (NBC News)

Pelosi calls for ethics investigation into alleged Conyers sexual harassment (Washington Post)

Senate Releases Tax Bill Text in 'Unusually Fast' March to Vote (Bloomberg)

Tech Rally Goes Global, Powering Major Stock Indexes to Fresh Records (Wall Street Journal)

Congress barreling toward explosive immigration fight (The Hill)

Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard (New York Times)

Border Patrol agent's death renews Trump's call for wall along Mexico (Dallas Morning News)

FBI investigating Democratic rep over payments to primary challenger (Associated Press)

Nebraska State Regulators Approve Keystone XL Pipeline, Or Did They? (Forbes)

Hacker targets Sacramento Regional Transit, deletes 30 million files in ransomware attack (FOX News)

Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People (Bloomberg)

Wise Words


"It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it." Benjamin Franklin

Lighter Side


"A piece of wedding cake from Donald and Melania Trump's wedding is currently up for auction. The 12-year-old piece of cake is being marketed as a rare collector's item. I can't believe it lasted this long. Not the cake, the marriage." James Corden

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