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Monday, May 5, 2014

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Today At Utah Policy

Preparing Utah's Workforce: The Case for STEM
By Jon PierpontExecutive Director, Utah Department of Workforce ServicesWhile speaking at the annual Economic Development Summit this spring, Natalie Gochnour told Governor Gary R. Herbert he needed a new goal for Utah's economy. Far more than a simple applause line, this st...

Presentations Invited for nanoUtah/COMS Conference
The 2014 nanoUtah Conference and Exhibition, a regional nanotechnology conference hosted by the Nano Institute of Utah, will be held onMonday, Oct. 13at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. This year's event will coincide with the Commercialization of Micro and NanoSys...

Lockhart Aims Barbs at Herbert
Perhaps it is a generational thing, or just the unique personalities of our day, but it seems to me that there are a number of Utah legislators who really like each other Republicans and Democrats.Last night was the second annual comedy fest for Democratic Salt Lake County ...

Featured Items

Winning the Political Game
Friday Tip: How to Work With News ReportersEven in a day of social media and direct-to-consumer communications, the traditional news media have a big impact on politics. And dealing with news reporters is hard for many public officials. Politicians and reporters live in two ...

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Hike of the week: Sage/Cottontail Loop at Dutch Hollow--Tribune: Utah wildlife officials: Want to shoot (and eat) crow?--Tribune:Heavily vandalized area of Arches National Park closed-- For the?latest wildlife news and information?and the?fishing repor...

Checklist: Basic Elements of a Political Campaign
With the primary election season underway, here's a reminder of basic campaign elements that candidates and campaign managers should be watching, not necessarily in order of importance.Issues research/positions, white papers. What do you stand for? What are the issues of mos...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Rolly: Salt Lakers should be protected from outsiders

Op-ed: Latest UTOPIA proposal could push costs above $2 billion

12 most likely places Obama may make a national monument

Westerners fear Obama preparing monuments land grab

Tensions rising over public land use in Utah, the West

Utah school district, city work to increase busing safety

Paul Rolly: Beware, guv, when trying to rein in wild horses

Should Utah's academic grades ignore missed classes, extra credit?

Deseret News

John Florez: Affirmative action for all students

Editorial: Allowing competition among accreditation boards is vital to promote innovation in higher education

Editorial: Religious freedom is the key to harnessing the positive social role of faith

Editorial: Why government can't tackle hate speech without shredding First Amendment

Utah a hotbed for nation's geothermal growth in 2013

Utah GOP chairman: Draft Mitt in 2016

Is Salt Lake City's reputation for above-average upward mobility in danger?

Report: Charter schools receive less money per student


Park City hotels could be crawling with Democrats in 2016 (Park Record)

National Headlines

No joy from 2014 Democrats on job numbers (Politico)

Graham: Administration still lying about Benghazi (Politico)

Perry hints at 2016 presidential campaign (The Hill)

America is no longer as alarming to its foes or reassuring to its friends (Economist)

Obama Rips Cable News & Joel McHale Bombs At White House Correspondents' Dinner (Deadline Hollywood)

Barack Obama laughs at but not with (Politico)

Study: Fewer Than 1 in 5 Public School Teachers Are Nonwhite (TIME)

$15/hour for minimum wage? (CNN)

Fla. Gov. in tough re-election fight gets help (Associated Press)

Rice backs out of giving Rutgers University commencement address (Washington Post)

How Much Are Insurers Winning Under Obamacare? (Forbes)

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"The Republicans in Congress voted no on the minimum wage. Wow, that's not the Republicans I know. I think they're confused. We're supposed to apply the economic sanctions to the Russians." David Letterman Political Humor