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Morning must reads for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 101st day of the year. There are 264 days remaining in 2017.

Chaffetz's favorability ratings take a hit. Hatch says he's running again in 2018...maybe. The Trump administration is ready to take a tougher stance on Syria.

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Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Chaffetz's approval ratings dip following controversial statements

Rep. Jason Chaffetz has taken a political hit for his recent controversial statements according to a new UtahPolicy.com survey....

Trib's Pulitzer Prize doesn't guarantee future survival

Congratulations to the staff of The Salt Lake Tribune for winning a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on the scandal at BYU in the Mormon-owed university’s treatment and investigations of women students who were victims of sexual abuse....

Orrin Hatch plays the waiting game

So, Orrin Hatch has been making the rounds saying he is going to run for an 8th term next year – maybe....

Hatch says he's planning on running in 2018 (with video)

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he's planning on running for an 8th term in 2018, and that Mitt Romney will not enter the race....

Policy News

Derek B. Miller statement on Trump, Xi 100-day plan to improve trade ties
World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) President and CEO Derek B. Miller released the following statement about the outcome of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping:...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Homelessness is not just a downtown problem

Homeless center sites selected, crucial decisions left to move plan forward

Hatch says he'll run again unless unexpected happens

BLM rejects Recapture right of way, but OKs motorized trails

Gehrke: Don't count Hatch out, even if Huntsman did decide to take him on

Deseret News

Sen. Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Utah

State committee approves South Salt Lake, Salt Lake City homeless site recommendations

Democrat Jenny Wilson exploring run for Sen. Orrin Hatch's seat

Sen Orrin Hatch plans to run for 8th term . . . unless


Editorial: Utah Rep. Fawson picks needless fight; Rep. Chris Stewart sets good example (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Congress Sinks Into Partisan Morass as Shutdown Threat Looms (Bloomberg)

Split opens between Washington and London over Syria after Theresa May refused to back new strikes on Assad (The Sun)

Donald Trump's action in Syria proves he is not in league with Putin, says his son Eric (Telegraph)

Trump orders military advisers to prepare plans to hit North Korea (Mirror)

Tensions at 'tipping point': Why Donald Trump had to act on North Korea now (News Corp Australia)

Robert Bentley, Alabama Governor, Resigns Amid Scandal (New York Times)

Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, restores conservative tilt (Washington Post)

Trump to meet with CEOs on infrastructure, tax reform (The Hill)

Here's a list of everyone Hillary Clinton blamed this week for 2016 (she's not on it) (Washington Examiner)

House Freedom Caucus member Justin Amash suggests time for Ryan ouster, blasts Trump (CNN)

Yellen Says Fed's Focus Has Shifted to Holding Growth Gains (Bloomberg)

Wise Words

"You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler." Denis Waitley

Lighter Side

"Caitlyn Jenner told Diane Sawyer she is writing her autobiography. I think that's going to be one of those "he said, she said" deals." Jimmy Fallon

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