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Morning must reads for Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 164th day of the year. There are 200 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 145th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

GOP candidates may sue to get on the primary ballot to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Two Republicans turn in signatures to secure a place in August's primary. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says Bears Ears should be reduced in size.

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GOP candidates who lose at convention may sue to get on the primary ballot to replace Chaffetz

UtahPolicy is being told that one or more of the GOP candidates that are eliminated in the June 17 delegate special convention may sue to get their name(s) on the Aug. 15 primary ballot....

The August GOP primary in the 3rd District could be a three-way race

There will be at least two Republicans on the August primary ballot for the special election in Utah's 3rd Congressional District, and a third may join them on Saturday....

Zinke recommends shrinking Bears Ears

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument be reduced. In addition, he has re-opened the public comment period the monument until mid-July. He will also continue to review the monument during that period....

3rd Congressional District special election candidate tracker [Updated]

Three candidates have already qualified for the ballot in the race to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Find out who's in and who dropped out with our Special Election Campaign Tracker....

Policy News

Press release: Bennett running as United Utah Party, not unaffiliated, candidate
Jim Bennett, son of former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett, said Monday he intends to run as a United Utah Party candidate rather than as an unaffiliated candidate to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Ut., in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District....

Gov. Herbert statement on Sec. Zinke interim report on the Bears Ears National Monument
Gov. Gary R. Herbert has released the following statement in regards to the release of an interim report from the United States Department of the Interior pursuant to U.S. Executive Order 13792, Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act:...

Hatch applauds Zinke's Bears Ears recommendation, thoughtful and inclusive review process
Following Secretary Zinke’s announced recommendation regarding the Bears Ears National Monument, Senator Hatch issued the following statement:...

Sen. Lee commends Sec. Zinke on Bears Ears National Monument interim report
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the Department of the Interior’s interim report and recommendation for the Bears Ears National Monument designation, which was released Monday:...

Utah legislative leaders react to Interior Secretary Zinke's announcement on Bears Ears National Monument
Utah legislative leaders expressed support for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s initial review and recommendations on the Bears Ears National Monument. Speaker of the House Greg Hughes and President of the Senate Wayne Niederhauser issued the following state...

13 Utah companies receive grants to fuel global expansion
World Trade Center Utah awarded more than $70,000 in grants to Utah companies at Salt Lake County’s Metro Solutions event on June 8 to help offset the costs associated with global expansion. ...

Local Headlines


Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Rules for White Mesa uranium mill are not confidence inspiring

Provo mayor turns in 15,000-plus signatures to qualify for GOP primary for Chaffetz's seat

Mike Lee says no evidence of Trump obstruction, wrongdoing, time to move on

Utah needs 0.05 rule because people think 'it's OK to drink and drive as long as you're not buzzed'

What does Interior Secretary Zinke have in store for Bears Ears?

Zinke recommends diminishing size of Bears Ears but says area 'merits some degree of protection'

Embattled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott may agree to early retirement, aide says

Utah's first new liquor store in seven years expected to open Tuesday in West Valley City

10,000 signatures have been collected in the fight against Utah's tough new DUI law

Utah improves its child-health rankings, report says, but Medicaid changes may loom

Deseret News

Editorial: Informed citizens are the best and most important antidote to fraud

GOP 3rd District primary could be a first with more than 2 candidates

Online petition opposing Utah's new DUI law hits 10K signatures

Times in history when U.S. presidents have acted to shrink monuments

Trump nominates Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber to keep job

Resignation talks underway for troubled S.L. County recorder, aide says

S.L. Comic Con faces pivotal week in trademark lawsuit

Zinke: Bears Ears monument boundaries need to change


John Curtis turns in signatures to get on ballot to replace Jason Chaffetz (Daily Herald)

Ogden budget could include small tax increase, city seeking input (Standard-Examiner)

Advisory board recommends Logan move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Robert Mueller Stocks Staff with Democrat Donors (PoliZette)

ISIS calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe (Associated Press)

The Ninth Circuit Is Wrong (National Review)

Closed-door drama of GOP health care talks (CNN)

It doesn't matter if you dislike Trump -- this is censorship, plain and simple (Washington Examiner)

Melania Trump Leaves New York Behind for the White House (New York Times)

Mattis says North Korea is most urgent threat (Washington Post)

Mnuchin calls for major rollbacks of Dodd-Frank financial reforms (Los Angeles Times)

The government only has enough money to pay its bills through September, Trump administration says (Washington Post)

Markets want the Fed to answer a $4.5 trillion question (CNBC)

High court ruling speeds up generic biotech drug approval (Washington Post)

Wise Words

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties." Abraham Lincoln

Lighter Side

Valentines Day
"Former FBI Director Comey testified that he met privately with President Trump on February 14th. This is good news for everyone who thought THEY had the worst Valentine's Day ever." Conan O'Brien

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