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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning must reads for Monday, March 10, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 100th day of the year. There are 265 days remaining in 2017.

Utahns want Jon Huntsman to run for Senate in 2018. Bernie Sanders is coming back to Utah this month. The Trump administration reverses course on Syria.

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Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Utahns want Jon Huntsman to run for U.S. Senate, but not necessarily as a Republican

Nearly two-thirds of Utahns want former GOP Gov. Jon Huntsman to run for the U.S. Senate next year, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows....

'Political Insiders' say homeless shelter issue could hurt Ben McAdams politically

Our "Political Insiders" say Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has been damaged politically by the fight over where to put a new homeless resource center....

Sen. Bernie Sanders and DNC Chair Tom Perez coming to Utah

Senator Bernie Sanders and newly elected Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez will be visiting Utah sometime in April as part of a multi-state "unity tour."...

Policy News

AFP report: Utah importers would pay more with border adjustment tax
Americans for Prosperity released a report that estimates how Utah businesses would be impacted by the harmful border-adjusted tax that some Washington politicians want to include in a comprehensive tax reform package....

Hatch, Wyden, Isakson, Warner introduce bill to address chronic illness
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah), and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, (D-Ore.), along with Senators Johnny Isakson, (R-Ga.), and Mark Warner, (D-Va.), co-chairs of the Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group applauded the reintroduction of the Crea...

Sen. Lee commends Kelleigh Cole's nomination to Broadband Development Advisory Committee
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai nominated Utah Broadband Outreach Center Director Kelleigh Cole to be Vice Chair of the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee....

Hatch statement at Finance Hearing on 2017 filing season and IRS operations
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) delivered the following opening statement at a hearing to examine IRS operations for the 2017 filing season and beyond:...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: It's not too late to do homeless shelters the right way

Op-ed: Good news about Utah's occupational licensing laws

Stuart C. Reid: Time for religion to disengage from the culture wars

Op-ed: Nuclear reprocessing and Yucca Mountain are non-starters

Editorial: Lee challenges us to remember checks and balances in war

Editorial: S.L. City, County top cops need to talk

Final appeal fails to prevent deportation of Utah woman

DNC unity tour with Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders to stop in Utah

Despite firearm-friendly climate, more than half of Utahns don't own a gun

Utahns not thrilled with state's response to Outdoor Retailer staredown, poll shows

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Stormy political weather roils nation and Utah

Greg Bell: Gorsuch's record reflects his commitment to set his politics aside

Op-ed: Why politicians (and others) need to start talking about the family unit

Op-ed: Healthcare reform proposal

Editorial: Competency-based education has benefits in Utah and beyond

Editorial: Sheriff Winder's plan is sparking an important conversation

Senate confirms Gorsuch to US Supreme Court

Sen. Mike Lee wants Trump to present military plans for Syria to Congress

These three Utah cities are among the most stressed in the country

Sen. Mitt Romney? Senate majority leader fuels speculation

Downtown Alliance to fund 'street team' to help relieve homeless issues

Analysis touts landscape, night skies at Bears Ears National Monument

Utah schools recruiting teachers 'coast to coast' in face of high turnover, retirements

About Utah: Draper mayor recovering from shell shock


Utah County Democrats to choose new leadership on Saturday (Daily Herald)

East Side incumbents consider re-election (Park Record)

National Headlines

He lobbied for gay rights and opposed Trump - now Seattle's mayor is accused of sexually assaulting minors (Washington Post)

Trump's Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea (NBC News)

Russia and Iran say they will respond to American aggression following air strike in Syria (The Sun)

The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin's Russia is back. (Washington Post)

Why Democrats have no regrets after McConnell's 'nuclear' blast (Politico)

Trump to Bannon and Kushner: Work this out (CNN)

New York set to become first state to offer free tuition at public four-year colleges (Washington Post)

Google Denies Labor Department's Pay Disparity Allegations (Bloomberg)

US jobs report: A tale of 2 surveys, at a glance (Associated Press)

FCC Chairman Plans Fast-Track Repeal Of Net Neutrality, Sources Say (Reuters)

Search for consensus on taxes veers into unexpected corners (Associated Press)

Wise Words

Saving Humanity
"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it." H.L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956

Lighter Side

"Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has done a complete 180. He now says he WILL stand for the national anthem. He's now sitting for the games, but he's standing for the anthem." Jimmy Fallon

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