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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning must reads for Friday, February 10, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 41st day of the year. There are 324 days remaining in 2017.

Chaffetz faces a hostile crowd at a town hall meeting in Salt Lake City. Gov. Gary Herbert is doing damage control trying to keep the Outdoor Retailers Show from leaving Utah. Trump lashes out after a court puts the kibosh on his travel ban.

The clock:

Ten talking points for Monday:

  1. Rep. Jason Chaffetz faces a raucous crowd during a town hall meeting in Salt Lake City [Washington Post, Deseret News, Tribune, Daily Herald]. Chaffetz says he plans to hold more town hall meetings, but he hopes emotions will calm down [Utah Policy].

  2. Want to understand what happened this week in Utah politics? Watch our week in review. You won't be sorry [Utah Policy].

  3. Gov. Gary Herbert wants to sit down and talk with organizers of the Outdoor Retailers Show who are threatening to abandon Utah because they're upset over the stance toward public lands coming from state leaders [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].

  4. It appears backers of a bill to allow Utahns to carry concealed weapons without a permit need to do more to convince Gov. Gary Herbert that he should sign the bill if lawmakers pass it [Utah Policy].

  5. Rep. Chris Stewart says he will stand up to the Trump administration if they try to do something beyond their constitutional authority [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News]. Here's a podcast of our conversation with Rep. Stewart [Utah Policy].

  6. Bob Bernick argues that the Utah GOP can't keep candidates off the ballot no matter what they may argue [Utah Policy].

  7. Rep. Kim Coleman wants to take more steps to protect the accuser in sexual assault cases at colleges and universities [Utah Policy].

  8. SEE YOU IN COURT! President Donald Trump is apoplectic after a panel of 3 federal judges upheld a ban on his executive order temporarily stopping immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries [Washington Post].

  9. Rep. Jason Chaffetz lashes out after White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway apparently broke the law by hawking for Ivanka Trump's fashion line [Wall Street Journal]. So many people tried to complain about Conway's endorsement of Trump's clothing line that it crashed the Office of Government Ethics website [Politico].

  10. No wonder Mexico doesn't want to pay for the wall. An internal report from the Department of Homeland Security says it would take 3 1/2 years to build and would cost nearly $22 billion [Reuters].

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Podcast: Bernick and Schott on Politics #316

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Podcast: Interview with Rep. Chris Stewart

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Chaffetz promises more town hall meetings, even if they're 'emotional'

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Stewart talks Trump's 'Muslim ban'

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Weekly survey: Will the Outdoor Retailers Show leave Utah?

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's homeless service clients increase 11 percent in two years, state report shows

Funding family planning for the poor may reduce Utah abortions

Beaver County, horse advocates sue the BLM in legal tug-of-war over Utah's wild horses

Rolly: When Mayor Biskupski speaks, I'd like to listen - if I could just get in

Gov. Herbert orders closer business-friendly review of new rules

Hatch heralded as longest-serving GOP senator in U.S. history

Utah congressmen say they're willing to challenge Trump if needed

Panel OKs later school start times

Bill would allow Utah universities to alert police if an alleged abuser poses a threat to student safety

Utah guv says outdoor retailers' threats ignore state's efforts to protect public lands

Senate panel approves bill creating path for porn lawsuits

Lawmakers set aside right-to-die measure

UTA reform bill passes first stop

House kills plan to require seat belts on Utah school buses

Swallow's lawyer tries to shift focus about Pelican Hill trips to disputed testimony about Hughes, Reid

Utahns instigate while Chaffetz rebuffs their calls to investigate

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Why Daylight Saving Time may be with us forever

Op-ed: It survived the Great Depression and pirates: The carried interest tax rate needs to carry on

Op-ed: Many Utahns still need Medicaid expansion

Stuart Reid: President Trump's promise may not be good for religion

Editorial: Repealing Obamacare without a replacement is not an option

Hatch tweets about Obamacare, but replacement will take time

Rep. Chris Stewart: Trump may add to nation's 'agitation,' but it's time for Americans to be gracious

Chaffetz: 'Wrong, wrong, wrong' for White House counselor to promote Ivanka Trump's brand

State School Board gets earful over proposed hike in teacher license fees

House panel OKs bill placing 7-day requirement on opioid prescriptions

Backers of initiative to raise taxes for schools say they want to work with lawmakers

Herbert issues executive order on 'burdensome' state rules

Key witness felt 'imperiled' after previous testimony in John Swallow case

Lawmaker's latest anti-porn bill finds committee support

Here's how often Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch have voted for President Trump's policies

Under threat Outdoor Retailer show may leave Utah, Herbert touts state's public lands successes

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House committee buries 'death with dignity' bill

'Do your job': Angry town hall crowd jeers Chaffetz in packed auditorium


In advance of town hall, Jason Chaffetz discusses Trump's tax returns, elimination of Department of Education (Daily Herald)

Rowdy crowd meets Chaffetz at town hall in Cottonwood Heights (Daily Herald)

New state, federal data provides broader picture of Utah immigrant population (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Americans Trust Trump Administration More Than News Media in New Poll (The Wrap)

Inside Chuck Schumer's Plan to Take on President Trump (TIME)

'It's big league': Trump promises a 'phenomenal' tax cut plan for businesses in coming week (Daily Mail)

Trump signs three new executive orders on crime reduction (CNN)

Schumer calls on Puzder to withdraw nomination (CNN)

LA, Orange counties are home to 1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally, analysis shows (Los Angeles Times)

House Democrats, in Baltimore, vow to fight Trump (Baltimore Sun)

Trump White House besieged by leaks (The Hill)

GOP preparing plan to gut Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, roll back Wall Street regulations (Washington Post)

Trump shows interest in privatizing air traffic control (Associated Press)

Trump tax talk lifts Wall Street to record high (Reuters)

Wise Words

Self Control
"I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself." Robert E. Lee

Lighter Side

A Little Caffeine
"Two students in England were hospitalized after taking part in a caffeine research study where they were accidentally given the equivalent of 300 cups of coffee. This accident resulted from putting a decimal point in the wrong place. And the lab technician responsible said, "I'm sorry, I didn't have my morning coffee." James Corden

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