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Morning must reads for Thursday, April 13, 2017

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 103rd day of the year. There are 262 days remaining in 2017.

Most Utahns want Congress to repeal Obamacare. Misty Snow launches another bid for Congress. Trump flip flops on some big campaign promises.

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New poll: Majority of Utahns want Congress to repeal Obamacare

Nearly two-thirds of Utahns still want Congress to repeal Obamacare, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds....

Misty Snow plans to challenge Rep. Chris Stewart in 2018

Democrat Misty Snow is launching another run at Congress next year. This time she's planning on challenging Rep. Chris Stewart in Utah's 2nd Congressional District....

It's gonna take a lot more to oust Chaffetz in 2018

Memo to Utah Democrats: Waiting for Jason Chaffetz to self-immolate isn't gonna work....

Legislative leaders make significant changes to interim schedule

Big changes are coming in how the Utah Legislature will meet this interim – from now until the end of the year....

Facebook fueling anti-Trump sentiment online

Facebook is becoming a vital tool for the left in their fight against the Trump administration....

Weekly survey: Will Hatch run again in 2018?

How likely do you think it is that Sen. Orrin Hatch runs for an 8th term in 2018? Vote now in our weekly survey....

Policy News

Clean air champions: Envision Utah and Provo City create 'Provo Clean Air Toolkit'
Air quality is certainly not just a Salt Lake City issue; it affects quality of life and economic development throughout the state of Utah....

Real Women Run spring training registrations climbing
Following the record turnout at the Real Women Run Winter Training and a successful first-ever Southern Utah Training, registrations for the Spring Training are up 40%....

Seven Utah economists say immigration strengthens American economy in letter signed by nearly 1500 top economists to White House, Congress
As Congress and the Administration debate our immigration laws, 1,470 economists signed a letter to President Trump and Congressional Leadership affirming that immigration is good for the American economy....

Hatch and Stewart introduce southern Utah OPEN OHV Areas Act
Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Congressman Chris Stewart, R-Utah, issued the following statements after introducing the Southern Utah Open OHV Areas Act:...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Putting juveniles in adult prisons does not serve justice

Utah taxpayers to rescue Duchesne subdivision from septic nightmare

Utah failed to meet current ozone standard, but EPA may raise allowable levels

Salt Lake City library budget calls for property tax hike, no more late fees

District approves $2.5 million demolition of Granite High School

Salt Lake County prepares to step away from center of homeless reform effort

Granite School District readies tax hike to fund raises in teacher-retention race

Deseret News

Richard Davis: Sen. Hatch's re-election bid proves the need for term limits

Ralph Hancock: Two cheers for nationalism

Editorial: It's time for Utah, U.S. to address teacher shortages

UTA board should 'seize the opportunity' and toughen up, member says

Campaign-funding web page urges Provo mayor to run against Chaffetz in Republican primary

Misty Snow, who lost to Lee, to challenge Rep. Stewart in 2018

Grazing tension erupts in criminal charges in San Juan County

Early analysis: County still missing $13 million for new homeless system


Lt. Gov. Cox urges high school students to get involved (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Foreign journalists visiting North Korea have been told to prepare for a 'big and important event' (The Sun)

Trump and Xi: Tensions Turn to Friendship (Wall Street Journal)

RNC, White House Try to Avoid Obama's Missteps (Roll Call)

Trump downplays 5-year Bannon relationship (CNN)

Rattled Republicans turn their eyes to Georgia (Politico)

White House tells agencies to come up with a plan to shrink their workforces (Washington Post)

Why did Trump flip flop on Yellen? She may be the dove he needs, analysts say (MarketWatch)

How the Trump stock market ranks as he approaches his 100th day in office (MarketWatch)

Trump's EPA is seeking a 24/7 security detail for its new leader (Washington Post)

Trump doesn't hit Mexico hard but stirs up old resentments (Associated Press)

Trump takes a centrist tack on economic policy, abandoning campaign pledges (Washington Post)

Wise Words

"The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves." Garth Henrichs

Lighter Side

"A new study found that plastic surgeons make an average of $354,000 per year. "I am shocked," said one woman's face but not her mouth." Seth Meyers

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