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Morning must reads for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 109th day of the year. There are 256 days remaining in 2017.

Kathryn Allen's massive financial haul is more than every other challenger Jason Chaffetz has faced combined. McMullin still owes big bucks for his failed presidential campaign. Bill O'Reilly is on his way out at Fox News Channel.

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Democrat Kathryn Allen has raised more money than every other candidate Jason Chaffetz has ever faced combined

Democratic congressional candidate Kathryn Allen raised a shocking $564,091 for her campaign against Rep. Jason Chaffetz next year. That incredible number is more than double what every other general election candidate Chaffetz has ever faced raised since 2008....

Weekly survey: Is Democrat Kathryn Allen a threat to Jason Chaffetz?

Democrat Kathryn Allen got everyone's attention when she posted some incredible fundraising numbers last week, raising three times as much as her Republican opponent Jason Chaffetz. How much of a threat does Allen pose to Chaffetz during the 2018 election? Vote now in our we...

Americans say Democrats would handle a number of domestic issues better than Republicans

A new report shows Americans think Democrats would do a lot better than Republicans on a number of domestic issues....

New book details Clinton's terrible 2016 presidential campaign

How bad was Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign? A new book says it's probably worse than you imagined....

Policy News

New report highlights issues with Medicaid integrity
New data from a Government Accountability Office report illustrates the need for improvements to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ oversight and support of states’ Medicaid program integrity efforts....

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: If we recognize the homeless as 'good people,' they get even better

Op-ed: Tax reforms would help small businesses

Editorial: Weeding out bad judges is ultimately up to voters

Chaffetz trip to the DMZ dividing North and South Korea: 'It was surreal'

Subpoenas indicate broadening criminal probe related to UTA developments

Utah ACLU sues Trump administration over travel ban

Rocky Mountain Power says it may have a better plan for Bear River

Traverse Ridge files lawsuit against Draper City over crumbling roads

McMullin owes nearly $670,000 for his failed presidential bid

Salt Lake City debuts on list of ozone-polluted areas

Deseret News

Richard Davis: When deregulating, the Trump administration should remember history

Boyd Matheson: The echo of the empty Congressional chamber

Jay Evensen: When it comes to the homeless problem, where does the buck stop?

Editorial: Consumer debt in America

Think Utah drivers are bad? New study says otherwise

Tax Freedom Day still to come in Utah

Utah Housing Corp. authorizes extra tax credits to increase supportive housing for homeless

Majority of Granite school patrons support tax hike for building needs, poll shows

Huntsman Sr. blasts the U. for firing of Cancer Institute director, says there is 'no excuse' for it

McAdams: Joint plan to address short-term needs near Rio Grande coming soon

National Headlines

Georgia special election will go to runoff (AJC)

Fox News won't confirm O'Reilly's return (Politico)

Clinton campaign dogged by infighting, overconfidence (The Hill)

Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order, promising to fight for American workers (Washington Post)

Hate crime suspected after gunman kills 3 white men in downtown Fresno (Los Angeles Times)

Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration (New York Times)

DNC Chairman Tom Perez explains why he uses four-letter words on the stump (Washington Post)

Former Microsoft CEO Launches New Tool For Finding Government Data (NPR)

EPA seeks delay over rule curbing coal plants' toxic pollution (Washington Post)

IMF says pace of global economic growth is picking up (BBC News)

GOP chairman: Ways and Means to hold tax reform hearings soon (The Hill)

Wise Words

"Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine were taken away." Anaxagoras

Lighter Side

"Congratulations to the first lady, Melania Trump, who just got a nice payout from a British tabloid newspaper, The Daily Mail. According to CNN, Melania received $2.9 million in damages, which she's using to build an escape tunnel back to Slovenia." Jimmy Kimmel

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