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Morning must reads for Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 151st day of the year. There are 214 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 132nd day of Donald Trump's presidency.

What the NAFTA negotiation could mean for Utah's economy. Jim Winder to become Chief of Police in Moab. What does "covfefe" mean?

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Today At Utah Policy

What the NAFTA renegotiation means for Utah's economy (with video)

Derek Miller, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss what the renegotiation of NAFTA means for international trade in Utah....

Podcast: A conversation with Derek Miller, President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah

Managing Editor Bryan Schott speaks with Derek Miller, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah....

In defense of education choice

The world – and Utah – isn’t the same as it once was. Education shouldn’t be, either....

3rd Congressional District special election candidate tracker [Updated]

There are 22 candidates in the race to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress. Who's going through their party conventions? Who's gathering signatures? Check out our complete list of candidates....

Jim Winder Named Moab's Next Chief of Police

Moab City Mayor Dave Sakrison appointed current Salt Lake County Sheriff and Unified Police Chief Jim Winder to be Moab's next Chief of Police on Tuesday morning, subject to confirmation by the Moab City Council....

Weekly survey: Who will win the vote at the GOP nominating convention?

On June 17, Utah Republican delegates in Utah's 3rd Congressional District will forward one name out of 13 candidates to the ballot for November's special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Which candidate do you think is most likely to advance? Vote now in our weekly ...

Policy News

Office of the State Auditor releases audit of Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
The Office of the State Auditor released its Audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC).  The Office identified six findings and recommendations related to problems with DABC’s operations.  ...

Consumer confidence in Utah's economy remains high in May
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index remained statistically flat in May, dipping just 0.8 points from 112.6 in April to 111.9 in May....

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Hatch does Utah no favor by trying to ease ozone limits

Utah liquor audit finds millions of dollars in errors at DABC

Utah's Mia Love pushing Trump to let Haitian refugees stay in the U.S. longer

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder offered job as Moab's police chief, would leave behind a crowded jail

Deseret News

Editorial: Leveraging investment in Utah requires superior human capital

Audit: DABC mismanagement caused millions of dollars in financial reporting errors

Utah consumers remain bullish about local economy

3rd District primary ballots could be long

Salt Lake County launches valleywide bike plan

S.L. County Sheriff Jim Winder to become Moab police chief

An inmate makes it off the mental health waitlist, but solutions still sought

Local school districts are digging deep to attract, retain teachers


Sherrie Hall Everett visits 'What Say Ye?' to discuss mayoral candidacy, BRT (Daily Herald)

Richmond man sues Lyle Hillyard for alleged breach of contract (Logan Herald Journal)

Dana Williams, former Park City mayor, launches bid to reclaim the office (Park Record)

National Headlines

Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says (FOX News)

Paul Ryan's Favorite Charter School (Politico)

Five goals for Republicans this summer (The Hill)

The shadow secretary of State (Axios)

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval (Wall Street Journal)

Trump, Huddling With Aides, Looks to Get Past 'Side Issues' (Wall Street Journal)

Sanders revolution hits a rough patch (Politico)

Credit Scores Hit Record High as Recession Wounds Heal (Wall Street Journal)

Expanded laptop ban could cover half a million travelers a day (CNNMoney)

President Trump Pays Memorial Day Tribute at Tomb of Unknown Soldier (NBC News)

Secretary of State Tillerson rides Harley at Rolling Thunder Memorial Day event (Washington Examiner)

Wise Words

Still True Today
"We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Lighter Side

Drone Investigation
"The FAA is investigating why a drone appeared in the sky during a San Diego Padres game. Authorities have already ruled out the possibility that someone actually wanted to watch a Padres game." Conan O'Brien

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