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Morning must reads for Thursday, April 6, 2017

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 96th day of the year. There are 269 days remaining in 2017.

Most Utahns don't believe Trump's wiretapping claims. The U.S. Senate is poised to confirm Neil Gorsuch by changing the rules. Trump set to meet with his Chinese counterpart in Florida.

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Poll: Utahns don't believe Trump's wiretapping claims

Utahns don't believe President Donald Trump's claims that he was "wiretapped" by the Obama administration during the 2016 presidential campaign....

Nominees announced for 4th District Court vacancy

The 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 4th District Court. ...

The Salt Lake Chamber: Celebrating 130 years as Utah's Business Leader

During a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting, I proudly announced to my colleagues that the Salt Lake Chamber is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year....

Weekly survey: Has the homeless resource center issue hurt or helped McAdams

Has the controversy surrounding the search for a new homeless resource center in Salt Lake County helped or hurt Mayor Ben McAdams? Vote now in our weekly survey....

Policy News

Governor lowers flags in memory of former United States Senator John Glenn
In conjunction with the President of the United States of America, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on the occasion of the interment of former United States Senator John Glenn. The gov...

Call for nominations: Utah County companies succeeding in international business
In anticipation of the upcoming Utah County International Business Forum, World Trade Center Utah is requesting nominations for the Champion for International Business Award and for the Vanguard in International Business Award....

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: UTA's deal to cooperate with federal investigation is good news

Gehrke: Dreaming of politicians with the courage to back Patricio and others like him

UDOT head uses office-on-the-road gimmick to highlight serious problem

Poll: Trump's support in Utah back under 50 percent

SLC police chief proposes building a Sugar House precinct

As feds move on, some lawmakers still want to reform UTA

Rocky Mountain Power plan violates EPA ruling, critics say

Politically connected Utah developer, former UTA official Terry Diehl allegedly concealed $1M in FrontRunner project earnings

Deseret News

Op-ed: Snowbird and Mary Ellen Gulch water

Richard Davis: Party over institution: the case of the Supreme Court nomination process

Boyd Matheson: We give too much for the whistle

Editorial: Now is the time for the U.S. to get its financial house in order

Council seeks feedback on transportation, land-use investments

Jay Evensen: I get it now; people are rude and getting worse

State, federal agencies look to arm Utahns against financial fraud

Feds indict former UTA board member over Draper transit deal, bankruptcy filings


Utah County auto shops react to bill ending vehicle safety inspections (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Trump's 'red line' reversal hints at Syria shift (Politico)

How Trump supporters survive in blue California: 'You kind of keep your head down' (Los Angeles Times)

Senate Is Running Out of Compromises to Avoid 'Nuclear Option' in Gorsuch Vote (Wall Street Journal)

For Trump, Mar-a-Lago is place to break the ice with China's Xi (Reuters)

Bannon removed from security council as McMaster asserts control (Washington Post)

US Appetite for Mexico's Drugs Fuels Illegal Immigration (New York Times)

Ivanka Trump, what do you do? (CNN)

House Republicans likely to start two-week recess without passing health-care bill (Washington Post)

Democrats are still ignoring the people who could have helped them defeat Trump, Ohio party leaders say (Washington Post)

JPMorgan's Dimon says the US is exceptional, but 'something is wrong' (Washington Post)

GOP makes case for firing consumer bureau chief (The Hill)

Wise Words

"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." ~Will Rogers

Lighter Side

Did Nothing
"It's come out that Russia probably tried to meddle with our election and may have tried to undermine the presidential campaign of Marco Rubio. In other words, Russia stepped back and did nothing." Conan O'Brien

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