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Morning must reads for Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 130th day of the year. There are 235 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 111th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Trump fires Comey. DeVos touts school choice in Utah. Utah Republicans want to change their rules for a special election to fill a vacancy in Congress.

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Utah GOP proposes rule change targeting special elections for Congress

GOP Gov. Gary Herbert may well be facing a group of unhappy Republican Party delegates on May 20....

Hatch suggests Obamacare recipients are 'on the dole'

Sen. Orrin Hatch said Tuesday that it will be very difficult to replace the Affordable Care Act because recipients will be reluctant to give up the entitlement....

Weekly survey: Who will win the race for GOP Chair?

Next week Utah Republicans will elect a chairman to lead the party for the next two years. Who do you think will win that election? Vote in our weekly survey....

Republicans may be staring down the barrel of a 'wave election' in 2018

President Donald Trump has historically low approval ratings. The Republican-controlled house just pushed through a highly controversial piece of legislation on party lines. These factors could prove to be trouble in next year's midterm election....

Policy News

Bishop thanks Secretary Zinke for Utah visit
On April 26, 2017 President Trump signed an Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act....

Trade mission to Singapore & Vietnam
World Trade Center Utah and the Governor's Office of Economic Development invite Utah companies interested in growing their business in Singapore & Vietnam to join us on this trade mission led by Governor Gary R. Herbert....

Women's Leadership Institute 3rd annual ElevateHER Challenge luncheon
The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) celebrated its 3rd annual ElevateHER Challenge luncheon Tuesday in the Zions Bank Founder’s Room....

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Hatch continues to belittle Native Americans in Bears Ears dispute

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos touts school choice, innovation in SLC while protesters gather

Is there prosecutor misconduct in Utah County? Citizen group wants oversight commission formed to find out

Hatch on health care overhaul: 'The public wants every dime they can be given'

Utah bars and restaurants must now have signs telling patrons whether they're in a bar or a restaurant

After hearing from Utahns, Zinke confident he can resolve conflict over Bears Ears National Monument

Tribal leaders demand apology from Hatch after he said they 'don't fully understand' Bears Ears implications

Mormons view LDS Church political clout in Utah as less than tourism industry, teachers, minorities

Deseret News

Boyd Matheson: The Navy SEAL and the Bears Ears

Op-ed: Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week

Mike Lee: Bringing higher education regulation into the 21st Century

Editorial: Prepare to help displaced coal workers in San Juan County

Defense industry plays big role in Utah economy, study shows

National inequality expert: 'Utah's rich are only merely rich instead of extraordinarily rich'

Zinke rides with cattle ranchers working on Bears Ears

It's a sign: Utah restaurants, bars post notices to comply with new law

U.S. education secretary says choice needed in 'antiquated' system


Park City's top political question remains unanswered (Park Record)

National Headlines

Why Liberals Aren't as Tolerant as They Think (Politico)

Cummings wants 'emergency hearings' over Comey firing (The Hill)

Comey firing: Reaction from members of Congress on FBI director's dismissal (Washington Post)

Chelsea Manning speaks out for first time since clemency win (CBS News)

Seattle mayor abandons re-election campaign after sex claims (Washington Post)

Donald Trump is stronger than he looks (Washington Times)

How Trump Will Transform the Federal Courts (Slate)

'Y'all see why I voted for him?': Jimmy Carter says he was a Bernie Sanders supporter (Washington Post)

Carl Icahn Scrutinized for Shaping Policy That Helped Him Profit (New York Times)

US Job Openings Near Record High (Forbes)

Energy state Republicans under pressure on methane rule (Associated Press)

Wise Words


"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." George Washington

Lighter Side

"According to a new biography, former President Obama proposed to a serious girlfriend he had before he met Michelle Obama, but he paused so long she walked away." Seth Meyer

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