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Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 340th day of the year. There are 25 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

If Hatch runs for an eighth term, will Romney stay on the sidelines?

What does Mitt Romney do now?...

Weekly survey: Trump's national monument changes

On Monday, President Donald Trump pulled federal protection from millions of acres of public lands in Utah and altered the borders of two national monuments. In response, environmental and other groups are prepping lawsuits against the move. What do you think will be the ult...

Facebook allowed political ads that were actually scams and malware

In September, an ad with the headline, "New Approval Ratings For President Trump Announced And It's Not Going The Way You Think," targeted Facebook users in the U.S. who were over 40 and labeled as "very liberal" by the tech company....

CYBER24 Episode 9 - Creating unbreakable passwords

There was a time when you only had a password for a handful of accounts like your email and your computer login. Those days are long gone....

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Policy News

Utah takes first place in digital government experience
The Center for Digital Government awarded Gov. Gary R. Herbert with first place in the Government Experience Awards....

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

John Curtis: It's about protecting the right areas the right way

Editorial: The Salt Lake City Council is right to focus on the big picture

To attract more breweries, this Utah city may loosen its liquor restrictions and do away with outdated laws

Recreation industry leaders launch campaigns against Utah monument reductions

Out of Trump's monument actions, Rep. Chris Stewart seeks to create a new national park, but critics call it a ruse

Salt Lake City leaders are ready to spend $17.6 million on affordable housing

Salt Lake City's police force will grow by 50 officers; tax rates to grow, too

Accessory dwelling plan might discriminate, so it's going back for revisions

Deseret News

Op-ed: Cakes, gay rights and the American flag

Chris Stewart: Listening to the neglected in Utah

Editorial: No, Patagonia, Utah's politicians are not 'evil'

Tribes, environmental groups sue Trump over Utah monuments decision

Madame mayor: Michelle Kaufusi becomes Provo's first female boss in 166 years

Kaufusi gets head start as Provo's new mayor

Salt Lake City joins movement for stricter law against targeting groups

'Dreamers' demonstrate in downtown Salt Lake; Rep. Mia Love calls for DACA solution

Salt Lake City pumps brakes on mother-in-law apartments, OKs $17.6M plan for affordable housing

Will Trump's endorsement of Hatch rule out 'graceful exit'?

Salt Lake City votes to fund 50 new cops, leaving door open for tax increase next year

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart proposes national park in Grand Staircase-Escalante


Utah County needs to adjust some employee compensation to be competitive, study finds (Daily Herald)

Ogden's East Bench voters doomed $106.5 million school bond proposal (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

The Democrats' Dangerous Obsession With Impeachment (New Republic)

White House: Reports of anti-Trump investigator on Mueller team 'cause a great deal of concern' (Washington Examiner)

Rep. John Conyers Jr. resigns over sexual harassment allegations after a half-century in Congress (Washington Post)

Black lawmakers resentful after Conyers resignation (Politico)

Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case (New York Times)

Immigration arrests spiked, illegal border crossings dropped in 2017: DHS (ABC News)

Zinke backs shrinking more national monuments and shifting management of 10 (Washington Post)

Garcia Zarate indicted by feds as Gascn rips 'mad man' Trump (San Francisco Chronicle)

Consumer Bureau's New Leader Steers a Sudden Reversal (New York Times)

Trump Is About to Make Tip-Pooling Legal Again. Here's What That Means for Restaurant Workers (Eater)

Bipartisan Bank-Relief Bill Wins Approval From Senate Panel (Bloomberg)

Wise Words


"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." Mother Teresa

Lighter Side

Secret Santa

"It came out that Trump wants to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He decided not to when he heard Tillerson was his Secret Santa. "Right after I get my present, you're fired." Jimmy Fallon

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