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Morning must reads for Friday, March 31, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 90th day of the year. There are 275 days remaining in 2017.

Most Utahns oppose lowering the DUI level to .05%. McAdams will pick a site for a new homeless shelter on Friday. Mike Flynn wants immunity for his testimony in the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. 

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Poll: A majority of Utahns oppose lowering DUI limit

A slim majority of Utahns oppose lowering the legal limit for driving under the influence from .08 to .05% according to a new UtahPolicy.com survey....

I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest and laid him on my couch to rest...Just not in Draper

I assume many individuals comprising the angry mob who screamed at and threatened their good-hearted mayor Wednesday night (and even shouted down a homeless man) will attend one of the dozens of LDS chapels in Draper in the near future....

Bob Bernick's notebook: Shame!


Draper is a city with good, Christian values! Bernick and Schott on politics #322

We're back after a week on vacation....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #322

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics....

Chaffetz signals he's ready to get more aggressive investigating the Trump administration

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, who has been roundly criticized for his reluctance to investigate the Trump White House, says that's about to change....

Weekly survey: Should Republicans go 'nuclear' to confirm Gorsuch?

Democrats are attempting to block the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court with a filibuster. Should Republicans change the rules to break the filibuster and confirm Gorsuch? Vote now in our weekly survey....

Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes-- Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon -- Tribune: Improbable collaboration shines light on Utah's glittering Crystal Ball Cave -- Tribune: Nevada Northern Railway gears up for 30th season and solar eclipse -- Tribune: Plenty of...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Senate seat is not Hatch's to give away

Utahns give Herbert high marks; only Republicans and 'very active' Mormons approve of Legislature

Search homeless at shelter, keep out sex offenders, confiscate bikes - all part of sheriff's plan for Rio Grande

Rolly: Wasatch prosecutor warns Utah senators he's coming after them for sex-offender vote

Councilman Penfold says two terms is enough - won't seek re-election

Gehrke: What would the guy who couldn't find room at the inn think of our response to homeless shelters?

Mormon church turns to Hatch for bill to speed up missionary visas

Most Utahns don't know a homeless person, says poll. Could it help explain NIMBY view on shelters?

McAdams to announce his top choice for homeless center on Friday

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Don't be fooled, Utah is still a dry desert

Op-ed: A Utah response to homelessness

Sen. Mike Lee: Don't give up on health care

Editorial: Praise for Utah in helping military veterans find jobs

Is Utah good for millennials?

Sheriff defends his 'harsh' plan to solve homelessness 'crisis'

Man understands plight of homeless and says somebody has to speak up

Congress to consider water rights settlement between Utah, Navajo Nation

Salt Lake City Councilman Stan Penfold not seeking re-election

Decision day: McAdams expected to make site recommendation public Friday morning


Sen. Orrin Hatch's new bill seeks help for missionary visas (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Trump meets with Mnuchin in 'first stages' of tax reform planning (The Hill)

Senate Lets States Defund Clinics That Perform Abortions (New York Times)

Trump administration appealing halt of revised travel ban (CNN)

With Drought Emergency Over, Californians Debate Lifting Water Restrictions (NPR)

After Calling Nafta 'Worst Trade Deal,' Trump Appears to Soften Stance (New York Times)

Middle East Airlines Work Around Electronics Ban, Offer iPads, Laptops, Wi-Fi To Passengers (Forbes)

Obamacare Stalwart Anthem Seen Likely to Retreat for 2018 (Bloomberg)

CBO: Budget deficits, debt to reach record highs in 30 years (The Hill)

Bruised But Not Broken, Dakota Access Line Foes Turn to Keystone (Bloomberg)

US economy grew at steady 2.1 percent rate in Q4 (Boston Globe)

Net Neutrality Is Trump's Next Target, Administration Says (New York Times)

Wise Words

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"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

Lighter Side

Cooked Up
"These congressmen are nervous because the Congressional Budget Office warned that "Trumpcare" could result in 24 million people becoming uninsured. Trump says the numbers were cooked up by the microwave that's been spying on him at Trump Tower." Jimmy Kimmel

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