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Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 334th day of the year. There are 31 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Republicans Orrin Hatch or Romney would boty win a 2018 Senate matchup with Democrat Jenny Wilson

If Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to run for another term in 2018, he's in a good position to win over Democrat Jenny Wilson....

A monumental question: While in Utah, will Trump endorse Hatch for re-election?

So Pres. Trump is coming to town on Monday to talk about national monuments. But I'm going to be listening just as carefully to what he says about another "national monument" Orrin Hatch....

Cyber insurance gaining popularity as hacks increase

In this week's episode of CYBER24, we take a look at some interesting polling information that shows exactly who Americans trust and distrust with their data....

Weekly survey: Tax reform

Republicans in Congress are trying to push their tax reform package through before Christmas. Do you think they'll do it? Do you support the tax reform package? Vote now in our weekly survey....

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Policy News

Nominees announced for 3rd District Court vacancy
The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 3rd District Court. ...

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: County jails are getting some needed attention

Editorial: Vote is in the mail

Gehrke: UTA has been in desperate need of reform for years, now we need to get it right

In September, Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves was a 'conservative Republican.' On Tuesday, he registered as a Democrat.

Utah's female politicians have been kissed and touched without consent. Here are some of their stories.

Utah's newest congressman got two committee assignments - neither was his first preference

Utah population booming - fueled by job seekers and babies

Two dozen people died in Utah jails last year. Now a legislator wants more transparency on inmate deaths and jail rules to prevent more

Utah congressman wants to change the law so victims who get settlements can publicly identify sexual harassers on Capitol Hill

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Why this lawmaker wants to know what the death penalty costs in Utah

Op-ed: Sen. Orrin Hatch is performing his greatest work at a critical time in the nation's history

Op-ed: What Trump's visit to Utah really means

Editorial: Point of the Mountain development could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Utah businesses to get break on unemployment insurance taxes

'High Mormon population' makes Utah most charitable state in the country

Rep. John Curtis to serve on two House committees

Salt Lake poised for growth, analyst says

Group calls investing in education 'best economic development package'

Rep. Chris Stewart introduces bill to disclose Capitol Hill sexual harassment settlements

Trump's popularity may be boosted by Utah visit despite split over monuments

Congressional budget debate worries local military leaders

Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 physicians unhappy with costs of health care

Sen. Orrin Hatch says there are still kinks to work out in GOP tax plan

Salt Lake City Council to approve law allowing mother-in-law apartments - if votes hold


Utah County commissioner switched affiliation to Democrat for several weeks, will not seek re-election (Daily Herald)

Ogden city council may do away with 'wards' by moving to districts (Standard-Examiner)

Hill AFB officials worried about impeding budget caps (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

NYT Openly Lobbies Against Republican Tax Bill On Twitter (Daily Caller)

Dem lawmaker: Pelosi harassment response set women back 'decades' (Politico)

Attorney: Conyers 'not going to be forced out of office' (Detroit News)

Sexual harassment standard different for Congress, SC's Clyburn suggests (The State)

NPR Chief News Editor Departs After Harassment Allegations (NPR)

Garrison Keillor fired by MPR: 'I think I have to leave the country,' he says (Star Tribune)

Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (Variety)

Matt Lauer's firing casts NBC's call on Ronan Farrow in a whole new light (New York Post)

House Democrat divisions erupt as sexual harassment issue heats up, threatens members (USA Today)

Justices May Impose New Limits On Government Access To Cellphone Data (NPR)

Bill Clinton accusers revive allegations amid wave of harassment claims: 'It never goes away' (FOX News)

Wise Words


"If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Lighter Side

Single Thanksgiving

"Pringles has launched several new potato chip flavors including turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. Or as single dads call it, "Thanksgiving!" Seth Meyers

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