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Morning must reads for Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 115th day of the year. There are 250 days remaining in 2017.

Utahns want to reduce or undo Bears Ears. President Trump proposes a big corporate tax rate cut. Trump backs off his plan to fund the wall to avoid a government shutdown.

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Poll: Utahns want Trump to change or undo Bears Ears

As President Donald Trump readies an executive order to review the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, a new poll shows Utahns favor reducing or rescinding at least one of those monuments....

Business-friendly states like Utah are growing at the expense of those that tax and spend

Utah has the best economic outlook of any state in the nation, according tothe latestedition of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Rich States, Poor Statesrankings.Theannual economic competitiveness report (which Utah has dominated for ten years running) continues t...

Huntsman Cancer Institute controversy could turn into a huge mess

There is an interesting dynamic playing out this week up at the University of Utah, and just a mile south in the U of U Research Park headquarters of the Huntsman chemical/cancer-fighting empire....

Hatch recaps visit to Bears Ears, praises president's action on monuments

Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, spoke on the Senate floor about his visit to the recently designated Bears Ears National Monument and the President’s forthcoming executive order, which will address past presiden...

Policy News

Office of the State Auditor releases audit of The Utah State Board of Education Dual Language Immersion Program
The Office of the State Auditor released its Audit of The Utah State Board of Education Dual Language Immersion Program focusing on federal grants received for language immersion education....

Governor appoints Weilenmann School Director to State Charter School Board
Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that he has appointed Park City’s Weilenmann School of Discovery Executive Director Cynthia K. Phillips to the Utah State Charter School Board....

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Utah is the place to do business

Editorial: More buses, and maybe tolls, would ease congestion in Big Cottonwood Canyon

'Town centers' and train cars: UTA navigates transit project haunted by ghosts of past scandals

Study: Utahns are still burning wood during inversions

Rolly: Big Diehl - indicted developer has all the right friends in all the right places

Teachers sign off on salary changes ahead of votes in Salt Lake County

Water fight erupts over Skyline mine expansion

Audit dings Utah's dual-immersion program for mismanagement of federal funds

Deseret News

Trump to order review of monuments

'Denial issue': Utahns overestimate how healthy they are, study finds

Federal funds for Dual Language Immersion program 'mismanaged,' audit says

Sources: Huntsman Cancer Institute director to be reinstated Tuesday

Deeper dive: County still needs $24 million, not $13 million, in private donations for homeless model


Syracuse woman picked to head Davis County Republican Party (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

As North Korea Speeds Its Nuclear Program, U.S. Fears Time Will Run Out (New York Times)

Macron's strong finish in the French election shows populist wave may be ebbing (Washington Post)

Americans' Dissatisfaction With Speaker Paul Ryan, Congress Overall Is Growing, Poll Finds (Wall Street Journal)

Trump considers banning laptops on planes from UK airports (The Times)

White House 'confident' of averting shutdown as Trump shows flexibility on wall (Washington Post)

In Chicago, Obama tells young leaders that 'special interests dominate the debates in Washington' (Washington Post)

Conservatives Groups Sue Berkeley Over Ann Coulter Cancellation (New York Times)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Party identification is 'starting to shift' (CNN)

Trump Slaps Duty on Canada Lumber, Intensifying Trade Fight (Bloomberg)

Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt (Washington Post)

FCC's Pai to describe net neutrality rollback plans this week (Politico)

Wise Words

"[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." Samuel Adams

Lighter Side

A Little Help
"The New England Patriots visited the White House, and Patriots star Rob Gronkowski interrupted Sean Spicer's White House press briefing and asked if he needed help. Reporters all laughed while Sean Spicer whispered, "Yes." Jimmy Fallon

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