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Daily Briefing

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 346th day of the year. There are 19 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Candidates in November's CD3 special election spent nearly $2.5 million combined

Republican John Curtis outspent Democrat Kathie Allen in November's special congressional election, but just barely....

Shiozawa's resignation puts SD8 into play for Utah Democrats

Sen. Brian Shiozawa's sudden resignation from the Utah Legislature gives Utah Democrats hope at possibly picking up an extra legislative seat in 2018....

Give us your nominations for the top Utah political news stories of 2017

What do you think were the top Utah political news stories of 2017? Was it President Trump slashing two national monuments? Jason Chaffetz resigning? Give us your nominations....

Carlos Braceras leads Utah into new mobility era

Whether we drive on the roads, take a bus, or ride a bike, transportation is front and center in our daily lives. When it's working well, we don't notice it. When it's not, we do....

Sen. Brian Shiozawa resigns from the Utah Legislature

Republican Sen. Brian Shiozawa has accepted a job with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services....

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Policy News

Utah's public high school graduation rate climbs for fifth straight year
Last spring 40,100 students graduated from Utah's public high schools....

Fox Files: 'Unlocking more potential from within'
I'm often asked to speak about the state of Utah's economy....

Utah Department of Public Safety Launches News Website
The Utah Department of Public Safety recently launched DPS News to help make residents aware of public safety interests....

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Drug discount program helps Utah hospitals

Editorial: Utah should not tell other states what their gun laws are

Minority students drive improvement in Utah's high school graduation rate

Utah judge rules against partisan elections for state school board

One of every 6 Utah payday loan stores closed last year

Will you breathe easier and ditch your car? What Salt Lake City's new transit master plan means to you

Moderate Utah GOP Sen. Brian Shiozawa resigns to take federal health post; Dem Kathie Allen says she'll run for his seat

Rolly: Utah Republican delegates are best at picking nominees? They sure missed on embattled Commissioner Greg Graves

Utah designates a new scenic byway; move may drive up tourism in Morgan

A chocolate chip delivery for Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch - in the name of restoring CHIP health insurance for up to 20,000 kids

Deseret News

Op-ed: A strong NAFTA agreement secures jobs for Utah agriculture

Editorial: Utah can do more to help students find solid STEM footing

Salt Lake can't be the only city building affordable housing, council says

Utah's high school graduation rate up 5 years running

Advocates petition Hatch to prioritize CHIP, offer chocolate chips to 'sweeten deal'

Utah court rules against partisan State School Board elections

State Sen. Brian Shiozawa resigns for Trump administration post

Passing .05 percent DUI law helps Utah earn international road safety award

National Headlines

Former CIA Director Regrets How Intel Agencies Treated Trump (Daily Caller)

A nation watches on eve of toxic Alabama Senate election (AFP)

CNN Walks Back Jeff Sessions-Russia Bombshell (Daily Caller)

Wife of demoted DOJ official worked for firm behind anti-Trump dossier (FOX News)

Suspect in New York bomb attack said to have been inspired by Islamic State's call for Christmas attacks (Los Angeles Times)

Jeff Sessions blames 'failed immigration policies' for NYC subway terror attack (New York Daily News)

Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker fired for alleged 'improper sexual conduct' (Washington Post)

Veteran NPR host Tom Ashbrook suspended for alleged sexual misconduct (USA Today)

Louisiana man admits misusing Trump's Social Security number (FOX News)

Expect Fed to Raise Interest Rate and FCC to Repeal Net Neutrality (New York Times)

There's a medical 'land grab' underway as hospitals try to get larger (Washington Post)

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"Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience." Adam Smith

Lighter Side


"Vladimir Putin announced he's running for reelection as president of Russia. Putin's campaign slogan is "I Made America Great Again." Conan O'Brien

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