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Morning must reads for Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 104th day of the year. There are 261 days remaining in 2017.

Another effort to kill the caucus/convention system is afoot. New anti-SB54 organization forms. British intelligence agencies say they have evidence of Trump campaign staffers meeting with Russians in 2015.

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New group formed to fight the SB54 compromise

A new group has been formed by opponents of SB54, with the broader goal of educating Utahns on the value of the party caucus/convention process in picking elected officials....

Bob Bernick's notebook: Another effort is brewing to kill the caucus/convention system

UtahPolicy.com has been told there is a move afoot to add a second ballot initiative to the already-formed Our Schools Now citizen petition aimed at the 2018 ballot....

You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone - Bernick and Schott on politics #324

Opinion polls! You want 'em! We've got 'em!...

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #324

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott analyze the week that was in Utah politics....

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Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks --Tribune:Spring fishing at Lake Powell beginning to heat up --Tribune: Hello old friends: Wildflowers making beautiful return to Utah deserts--Tribune:Documentary follows Sandy resident's record ru...

Collective Medical Technologies to expand in Utah
Collective Medical Technologies, Inc. and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced the Salt Lake City-based health technology company will expand in Utah, adding hundreds of new high-paying jobs to the community. ...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: South Salt Lake should receive something in return for hosting homeless center

Audit rips Kane County special districts, recommends possible criminal probe

We all need to help the homeless, faith leaders say

Rolly: When it comes to alcohol policy in Utah, the more things change, the more they stay the same

Bernie Sanders, Tom Perez unity tour to stop in Utah on April 21

Eight-month City Council gig? Why not, say 31 West Jordan candidates

House Dems: Documents show feds consulted with Utah leaders on Bears Ears before designation

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: How does UTA recover a derailed reputation?

Editorial: UTA must seek to restore the trust of the people of Utah

A. Scott Anderson: Tax reform is key to Utah's future success

Lawmaker critical of S.L. County is considering bill allowing state to take over 'failing' jails

Democrats lash out over GOP efforts to undo monuments

Call for UTA board to fight 'circle the wagons' attitude sparks sharp response

Audits report excess compensation, nepotism, conflicts of interest in Kane County districts

The Trump effect: Do Americans still care if public figures have affairs?

Utah faith leaders call for 'compassion, civility' amid controversy over homelessness

Governor hosts 11th annual economic summit


Utah County cities making a big move toward vote by mail (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

ISIS hammered as US drops biggest non-nuclear weapon ever (Daily Mail)

Mexican authorities arrest suspect in killing of a US Border Patrol agent (Los Angeles Times)

Trump Signs Law Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood Funding (New York Times)

Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility? (CNN)

Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Force Democrats to Bargain (New York Times)

Trump's lurch toward corporatism, globalism shows why Bannon's marginalization matters (Washington Post)

Hard-line anti-illegal immigration advocates hired at 2 federal agencies (CNN)

Over 550 Amazon Employees Are Pressuring Leadership To Cut Advertising Ties With Breitbart (CNBC)

PBOC Finds Friend in Trump as Yuan Seen Falling Versus Peers (Bloomberg)

Bank Lending Stalls on Doubts About Trump's Pro-Growth Agenda (New York Times)

Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda (Huffington Post)

Wise Words

"Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals." Charles M. Crowe

Lighter Side

Skipping Dinner
"Donald Trump says he is skipping the White House Correspondents Dinner. Of course, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie furious. Christie, as you know, has never skipped a dinner in his life." Jimmy Fallon

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