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Morning must reads for Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 95th day of the year. There are 270 days remaining in 2017.

Half of Utahns view Trump unfavorably. Congressional Republicans try to revive the effort to repeal Obamacare. Susan Rice denies leaking the names of Trump campaign officials caught up in intelligence intercepts.

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Policy News

Bishop congratulates Orbital ATK on Utah job creation
Orbital ATK has announced the early production of hardware for its Next Generation Launch system....

Hatch statement on Medicare Advantage Rate announcement & call letter
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today applauded a number of positive changes announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Medicare Advantage (MA) program and issued the following statement:...

Hatch, Whitehouse, Issa, Lofgren introduce bipartisan, bicameral PARTS Act
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch, R-UT, member and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, together with fellow Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, and House Judiciary Committee members Darrell Issa, R-CA, and Zoe Lofgren, D-CA, introduced the Pro...

Miller statement on executive order enforcing trade rules
World Trade Center Utah President and CEO Derek B. Miller released the following statement about President Trump’s executive order to enforce trade rules:...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Feds won't prosecute UTA, but agency must help in criminal probe of current or former officials

ACLU: Utah sheriff's homeless plan fraught with constitutional issues

Mitt Romney to headline Yellowstone fundraiser in D.C.

Rocky Mountain Power plans major wind turbine expansion

SLC Council decries fence between homeless shelter and downtown mall

Deseret News

Editorial: State leaders need to focus on Utah's water needs

Can Trump stop the dethroning of 'King Coal?'

Utah is a millennial hot spot, and here's why

Dawn Armstrong: Homelessness has a face, and it's mine

Feds agree not to prosecute UTA

Got power? New Rocky Mountain Power plan includes more wind, more solar, new transmission line

Amid controversy over plan to curb homeless issues, Winder calls for less criticism - more solutions

Council 'alarmed' by plan to fence off walkways near homeless shelter


Democratic candidate prepping to challenge Rep. Mia Love in 2018 (Daily Herald)

Summit County Democrats select new committee members (Park Record)

Republican Party Chair Tal Adair stepping down (Park Record)

National Headlines

Susan Rice's White House Unmasking: A Watergate-style Scandal (National Review)

Police Unions Hail Trump's Easing of Scrutiny. Local Officials Worry. (New York Times)

Border agency fields pitches for Trump's wall with Mexico (Washington Post)

Ivanka Trump talks to CBS' Gayle King: 'I want to be force for good' (USA Today)

Senate plunges toward historic rules change in Supreme Court standoff (Washington Post)

Kelly denies rogue ICE agents, but tells Hispanic caucus he'll check into it (CNN)

Boeing inks Iran airline deal as Trump threatens to revisit sanctions (Washington Post)

Donald Trump tells banks he will give laws a 'haircut' (BBC News)

'Panic' as last-minute H1-B visa measures hit (USA Today)

White House studying carbon tax, value-added tax: report (The Hill)

Ten companies pull ads from O'Reilly show (The Hill)

Wise Words

A Little Thing
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~Winston Churchill

Lighter Side

Good Idea
"Scientists have proven that you can grow potatoes on Mars. When they heard this, half of America said, "Wait, a planet with no Trump and French fries? When do we go? Let's get out of here! Let's go!" Conan O'Brien

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