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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning must reads for Friday, February 24, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 55th day of the year. There are 310 days remaining in 2017.

"Zion Curtain" bill is back on track after nearly falling apart. FBI rejected a request to knock down reports about ties between Trump associates and Russia.

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Today At Utah Policy

'Zion Curtain' bill back on track after lawmakers eliminate a road block

A massive liquor bill which would, in part, get rid of the "Zion Curtain" in restaurants is getting closer to completion, now that one major obstacle is seemingly out of the way....

Companies that have a beef with Google are pushing Trump to pick Reyes to head FTC

Utah Attorney General is still reportedly a prime candidate to head the FTC under Donald Trump, and companies that have tangled with Alphabet, Google's parent company, are giving him a boost....

Lawmakers find a way to revive an economic development bill killed in committee

When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again....

Bob Bernick's notebook: Teaching old dogs new tricks

If you keep your eyes open at the Utah Legislature, you can always learn something new....

Scoops, scoops and more scoops! - Bernick and Schott on politics #318

UtahPolicy.com broke a lot of stories this last week. Lawmakers are getting tired of us asking questions about things we're not supposed to know about....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #318

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down week 5 on Utah's Capitol Hill....

Love: Dodd-Frank must go

Rep. Mia Love is not a fan of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, and welcome's President Trump's efforts to loosen them....

Weekly survey: What economic impact will the loss of Outdoor Retailers have on Utah?

Now that the Outdoor Retailers Show is leaving Utah, what sort of economic impact do you think that will have on the state? Give us your thoughts....

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Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes-- Tribune: Utah big-game hunt application deadline nearing -- Tribune: Alberty: How to catch the spectacular and punctual snow geese show in Delta -- Tribune: Roads for Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge open again after flooding -- Tribune: Zion National Park in...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Hatch and Trump are dream team rural Utah needs

Editorial: Herbert should veto bill designed to stack state boards with Republicans

Suicide by gun prevention bill advances, proposes training for firearms retailers

House urges later start times for high schools

Senate committee approves college 'Know Before You Go' bill

Bill seeking to raise water rates to spur conservation stalls

Legislature sends governor bill to phase out solar income-tax credit

Domestic violence gun bill coasts through House

Plan takes shape for spending Our Schools Now tax money

Senate poised to OK lethal injection requirement at animal shelters

Bill advances to require police to sell seized guns, not destroy them

Provo city ordinance prohibits homeless campers in public areas

Utah Senate rejects call for constitutional convention

Most Utah school districts say Trump transgender-bathroom reversal changes nothing, but one applauds move

Swallow prosecutors rest their case, drop three charges

Deseret News

Op-ed: Re-empowerment of the states and Utah's HCR 6

Jay Evensen: If Trump undoes Bears Ears, how would that alter the future?

Editorial: State's appetite for revenue should not be sated with a food tax

Bill requiring athletic trainers at high schools fails to advance

Sen. Orrin Hatch praises Utah's tech scene in new podcast interview

Lawmakers douse bill to restrict property tax subsidy for water

Utah committee blocks change in abortion rule

House passes polygamy bill to strengthen punishments linked to child abuse, fraud, other crimes

Advocates for low-income Utahns protest restoring sales tax on food

Bill to lower legal alcohol limit passes Utah House

Bill bans perpetrators of domestic violence from having guns

Once-controversial telehealth bill passes Senate

Bill would exempt children's clothing resale stores from pawn shop rules

Gail Miller says Our Schools Now 'won't let up' on getting more money for schools

Utah bill aims to prevent suicide at point of gun sale

A.G. Reyes highlights arrests, but offers few details

Police cheered at Park City meeting after vowing not to assist feds with deportation efforts

Utahns' reactions mixed to bathroom rule reversal

Love visits Legislature, talks controversial over-the-counter contraception bill


Bill addressing concealed carry, conditions for domestic violence perpetrators moves out of committee (Daily Herald)

More rape kits being tested in Utah, according to BYU research (Daily Herald)

Northern Utah Chamber Coalition utilizes its political pull (Standard-Examiner)

Out Standing in a Field: Air scientists get new perspective on Utah inversions (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Trump's open-door Oval Office (Politico)

Conservatives to Congress: Get moving (The Hill)

Bannon vows a daily fight for 'deconstruction of the administrative state' (Washington Post)

Spicer: Feds could step up enforcement against marijuana use in states (Washington Post)

Making America great again apparently includes Cold War-era nuclear dominance (Washington Post)

Ivanka Trump's busy advocacy Thursday (CNN)

Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter (New York Times)

Manufacturing CEOs Push Border Tax During Meeting With Trump (Bloomberg)

Trump says Republican border tax could boost US jobs (Reuters)

Dakota Access Pipeline protest site is cleared (CNN)

Stocks and bonds are at war over how much growth is coming under Trump (CNBC)

Wise Words

Abuse of Words
"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society." John Adams

Lighter Side

New York Times
"President Trump today tweeted that the "failing New York Times must apologize" for publishing leaks from his administration, but at this point, if they didn't publish White House leaks, the whole paper would just be the crossword." Seth Meyers

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