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Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 311th day of the year. There are 54 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Lawmakers will have to vote to give themselves a pay raise in 2018

Utah's part-time 104 lawmakers will get the chance in the upcoming 2018 Legislature to approve a pay raise for themselves upwards of 13 percent if they so choose....

Three big questions for election night 2017

The marquee matchup on election night in the Beehive State this year is the special election in CD3 to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress....

Niederhauser plans to run for another term in 2018

Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser tells UtahPolicy.com that as of now he intends to run for another four-year term in 2018....

Democrat Kathie Allen outraised, outspent Republican John Curtis ahead of Tuesday's election

Democrat Kathie Allen so far has raised, and spent, more than Republican John Curtis on the eve of the 3rd District special election....

Holland's LDS Church call scrambles 2020 gubernatorial field

The 2020 gubernatorial field just got a little more open....

Policy News

Fox Files: 'Mega site 1.1 completed'
We reached a big milestone recently in our pivot towards product development as an organization: we completed our first "Mega Site" certification in Elberta, Utah....

EDCUtah's FY 16-17 analysis reveals positive economic impact
EDCUtah recently conducted an economic impact analysis for all of its FY 16-17 project wins....

Key research in Salt Lake City reveals link between vibrant arts scene and business expansion
The Economic Development Corporation of Utah, a Salt Lake City-headquartered organization that focuses on economic development in the state of Utah, recently conducted a business research survey to discover key characteristics of expanding Salt Lake City companies....

Gov. Herbert statement on UVU President Matthew S. Holland's call to serve as a mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement following the announcement that Matthew Holland has been called to serve as a mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:...

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Higher park fees create a barrier to recovery from war

'This was unexpected but we're thrilled': UVU president called to lead Mormon mission

Gehrke: Gov. Herbert's judicial nominees include some unexpected, yet consistently talented, picks

It's becoming more difficult for U.S. families to adopt children internationally - with added challenges for Utah

Case dismissed against developer, ex-UTA board member Terry Diehl

Forget the handicap of being Democrats, McAdams and Wilson may face an even a bigger jinx: They're Salt Lake County officials

UTA takes step to publicly disclose its board's conflict-of-interest forms

Terry Diehl's isn't the only high-profile Utah criminal case that has sputtered out

Should more parishioners carry guns in church? The Mormon church is one of two in Utah that say no to firearms

Poised to become UTA board's next chairman, former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell says building trust remains agency's top task

Lawmaker pushing to make the Utah State Capitol tobacco free

Former Utah Gov. Huntsman, banking watchdog Quarles are among Trump hires mentioned in documents about offshore firms in tax havens

'Honest to God,' Joe Biden tells Utah, 'I don't know' whether to run for president in 2020

Deseret News

Op-ed: Net metering deal comes at the expense of ratepayers

Editorial: Medicaid waiver will address needed relief among Utah's addicted and homeless

CHIP only viable through January without new funding, Utah official says

Special congressional election may boost turnout

Feds abruptly drop final charge against ex-UTA board member Terry Diehl

Utah higher ed system now has 2 presidential searches on its plate

National Headlines

CNN, others hyperventilate over President Trump's perfectly fine fish-feeding (Washington Post)

Democrats are desperate to avoid a culture war with Trump in 2018 (McClatchy)

Secret Service arrest man near White House who wanted to kill 'all white police' (FOX News)

Comey draft statement on Clinton emails called her actions 'grossly negligent,' new memos show (FOX News)

Anthony Weiner reports to prison (CNN)

Donna Brazile Says She Faced Sexism From Top Hillary Clinton Aides (HuffPost)

New Details on Rand Paul Assault: Sneak Attack, Possible Political Dispute (NBC News)

Four Viral Claims Spread by Journalists on Twitter in the Last Week Alone That Are False (The Intercept)

Transgender Makeup Artist Leads Thousands of Occultists in Monthly Hexes on Trump (PJ Media)

Texas Gov. Abbot: Gunman was denied gun permit (The Hill)

Despite the chaos, Trump has managed to push the most conservative agenda in a generation (Los Angeles Times)

Wise Words

Well Adjusted

"A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous." Alexander Hamilton

Lighter Side

A Joke

President Trump tweeted that our criminal justice system is a "joke." He then tweeted, "I mean, how is my entire family not in prison?" Conan O'Brien

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