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Morning must reads for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 143rd day of the year. There are 222 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 124th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Utahns want an independent investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election. Ryan Zinke reportedly will recommend rolling back Bears Ears. Michael Flynn allegedly lied about his contacts to Russia when applying for a security clearance.

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Most Utahns want an independent investigation into Russian meddling 2016 election

Most Utahns favor a special commission or investigator to look into Russia’s involvement in our 2016 presidential elections, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds....

Hughes says no lawsuit over special election flap likely, but legislature will make changes in 2018

House Speaker Greg Hughes says he doesn't expect lawmakers to sue Governor Gary Herbert over the special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz, but he does think the governor overstepped his bounds....

Report: Zinke will recommend full repeal of Bears Ears

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reportedly told some Utah officials he'll recommend that President Donald Trump completely rescind the Bears Ears National Monument....

Would you sneak into a foreign country and stay illegally?

The debate over illegal immigration continues to divide the country. ...

Guest opinion: Helping students with tax increase won't hurt economy

Recent arguments against raising income taxes to fund public education either indicate a misunderstanding of the measures or are an attempt to deflect the power of the proposal to help our children and grandchildren flourish in future years....

Policy News

Utah announces formation of Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee
The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice is pleased to announce the formation of the Juvenile Justice Reform Oversight Committee to support the implementation of H.B. 239, a comprehensive package of juvenile justice reforms enacted in March 2017....

Misbehavior or Misdemeanor? New research shows school disciplinary rates have dropped in Utah, but racial minorities still impacted disproportionately
School disciplinary actions are decreasing in Utah’s public school system, but disparities in the amount of discipline administered along racial lines continues to exist and in some cases has worsened, according to a new joint report released today by the University of...

Three new GOED board members confirmed
The Utah Senate confirmed the appointment of three new members to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board of Directors. They will be officially sworn in at the next board meeting on June 8....

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Mero: Rival organizations should copy Sutherland, not criticize it

Editorial: Republicans will win more fans with more open system

Arrest rate triples for 'noncriminal' undocumented immigrants in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Montana

Rolly: Republican's email use didn't spur same questions in Draper

New centrist party forms in Utah to attract disaffected Republicans, Democrats

Chaffetz delays Comey hearing, says ex-FBI director to talk to special counsel first

Ainge name could boost novice in bid for Chaffetz's soon-to-be-vacated 3rd Congressional District seat

Deseret News

Editorial: Don't make University of Utah presidential search an inside deal

Frustrated Utah Republicans, Democrats form new centrist political party

Salt Lake City Library eliminates late fees, seeks property tax hike

How Trump's proposed trade policies could impact Utah

Chaffetz talks to Comey, postpones hearing


Michelle Kaufusi explains her Provo mayoral candidacy on new 'What Say Ye?' (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

19 Killed in 'Appalling Suicide Attack' After Ariana Grande Concert in U.K. (NBC News)

DNC reports worst April of fundraising since 2009 (Washington Examiner)

Occupy Silicon Valley: The next populist movement may be aimed at tech wealth, report says (CNBC)

Trump, Netanyahu Cast Iran as Common Enemy (Wall Street Journal)

'Bathroom bill' set to pass for Texas transgender students (Christian Science Monitor)

Sessions Narrows Trump's Order Against Sanctuary Cities (New York Times)

Over 700000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016, says new DHS report (ABC News)

Bernie backers rage over Calif. Democratic Party chair race (Politico)

Trump budget promises economic growth by cutting entitlement programs (Post-Gazette)

The price tag on universal health care is in, and it's bigger than California's budget (Sacramento Bee)

Ryan bucks White House, setting up clash on taxes (Politico)

Wise Words

"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

Lighter Side

Bargaining Chip
"A princess in Japan is giving up her royal status so she can marry a commoner. Which is something she'll definitely bring up in every single fight she has with her husband. "Your friends are coming over for dinner? I gave up being a princess for you." Jimmy Fallon

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