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Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 331st day of the year. There are 34 days remaining in 2017.

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52% of Utahns say they support downsizing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments

On the eve of GOP President Donald Trump coming to Utah to announce he is downsizing the new Bears Ears National Monument and cutting in half the 20-year-old Grand Staircase/Escalante monument, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds a bare majority of Utahns support that ...

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Sens. Lee, Paul, King, Crapo, Merkley request defunding of civil asset rorfeiture expansion
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) joined with Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Angus King (I-VT), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Tom Udall (D-NM) in sending a letter to Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, requesting he defund the Department of Justice's rei...

Hatch statement on the new US Marshal for the District of Utah nominee
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Dr. Matthew Harris to serve as the US Marshal for the District of Utah....

Salt Lake City seeks feedback on informational report on inclusionary zoning programs
Salt Lake City's Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) is seeking public feedback on a recently produced report on inclusionary zoning programs....

U of Utah ranks 15th for undergrad and 23rd for grad entrepreneurship studies for 2018
For the seventh straight year, The Princeton Review ranked the University of Utah as one of the top 25 schools in the country in 2018 for entrepreneurship education in a new survey....

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Redistricting in San Juan County is about equity and fairness

Op-ed: Lowering corporate taxes would help Box Elder workers

Op-ed: House tax plan would slow affordable housing

Editorial: For better legislation, let there be light

Editorial: Love's support of Haitian immigrants embodies Utah values

Utah judge hears arguments over making school board elections partisan

Restoring Utah's damaged landscapes: Ephraim center provides vital seed stocks to heal public lands

Utah attorney general's office says panelist who writes for Trib had conflict, fights release of secret opinion on recent election

Rolly: Hatch spent his career sticking up for the little guy? No, but the Dem senator he defeated sure did

West Jordan will adopt new strong mayor form of government after voters OK change by narrow 63-vote margin

How Real Salt Lake scored with a huge tax break that went unnoticed - until now

Deseret News

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: Post-turkey political gratitude on Thanksgiving weekend

Op-ed: The facts about multiple land use in Utah

Op-ed: Embracing a culture that cherishes traditional American values

Op-ed: Congress needs some schooling when it comes to tuition waivers

Op-ed: The clock is ticking until Utah faces a major natural disaster

Editorial: A lower BAC level will keep Utah's roads safer

Utahns in Congress use social media to varying degrees

Utah attorney general appeals order to release special election opinion

Utah GOP members have various takes on Trump's tweeting

'Every vote counts': Utah mayoral race decided by coin toss

Utah military families find ways to cope with deployments

Ex-UTA board member wants fees covered for 'vexatious' case against him

Looking for another 'Goulding moment'

Other

Editorial: Tax bill adds roadblocks to education (Daily Herald)

Utah County releases final and complete canvass of votes from Election Day (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Do what's best for the future of our children (Standard-Examiner)

In wake of Supreme Court's Weber River decision, stream access advocates urge patience (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden school officials reserved on idea of putting reworked bond plan to voters (Standard-Examiner)

Park City official likens local issues to Third World problems (Park Record)

National Headlines

Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth' (AFP)

After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming 'Apocalypse' (Daily Caller)

GOP pushing ahead on tax-cut plan (Washington Post)

As he investigates Trump's aides, Robert Mueller's record shows surprising flaws (Los Angeles Times)

Congress confronts jam-packed December with shutdown deadline looming (Washington Post)

Rep. John Conyers steps down from committee leadership position amid harassment accusations (NBC News)

'Ashamed' Franken says he'll return to work on Monday (Star Tribune)

How Trump is really changing things (Washington Post)

George H.W. Bush Is the Longest Living President in U.S. History (TIME)

Trump Vows to End CFPB `Disaster' With Temporary Head Mulvaney (Bloomberg)

Rising Oil Prices Reignite the OPEC-U.S. Shale Rivalry (Bloomberg)

Wise Words

Education

"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." Abraham Lincoln

Lighter Side

Pardon

"The White House held its annual turkey pardon and President Trump pardoned a turkey named Drumstick. Which was nice until he told the turkey, "Okay, now you pardon me." Jimmy Fallon


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