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Morning must reads for Friday, June 2, 2016

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 153rd day of the year. There are 212 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 134th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Utah Republicans want to charge delegates to vote. President Trump abandons the Paris climate pact. James Comey will testify next week.

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Bob Bernick's notebook: Utah Republicans are reaping the financial whirlwind

I’m kind of feeling sorry for Rob Anderson today....

Republican Thunderdome - Bernick and Schott on politics #331

Utah Republicans are considering charging members of the media $25 to cover the 3rd District nominating convention later in June. As you can guess, Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott think that's a stupid idea....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #331

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics....

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 ...

3rd Congressional District special election candidate tracker [Updated]

There are now 21 candidates in the race to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress as one has dropped out. Who's going through their party conventions? Who's gathering signatures? Check out our complete list of candidates....

Utah's coal counties look to alternatives for future economic development

Seven of Utah’s 29 counties depend heavily on coal mining and electricity production from coal. But their future prosperity may depend on finding alternatives to coal and the high-paying jobs it provides in the state’s rural economy....

Policy News


Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Utah Hike of the Week: Red Hollow and Thor's Hideout - Cedar City--Tribune: Shooting, catching, riding all part of free Outdoor Adventure Days on June 9-10 in Salt Lake City--Tribune: Joshua trees under the desert sky in Utah country? No, you're not dr...

Chamber joins 25k Jobs in 25 Counties Tour in Morgan
In response to Governor Herbert’s call to action in his State of the State, and a legislative resolution key partners are uniting behind a goal of creating 25,000 new jobs in the 25 counties off the Wasatch Front over the next four years....

State launches Utah Search and Rescue Assistance card
The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Division of Emergency Management, launched the Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) card program....

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Make a way to clear away all convictions for prostitution

Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate accord draws mixed Utah reaction

NSA conducted blanket surveillance of Salt Lakers during 2002 Games, former official says

Gehrke: Utah GOP softens on delegate fee at convention to replace Chaffetz

Snelgrove bid for Murray mayor among surprises in opening day of candidate filing

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Self-driving cars are coming, but not soon enough

Jay Evensen: Want to know whether your candidate will body slam a reporter? Too bad

Editorial: Officials must reduce demand but also the supply of narcotics

Utah's coal country: Long-term survival rests with diversification

Sen. Orrin Hatch named 2017 Distinguished Utahn

Initiative to raise taxes to fund education kicks off next week

The race for 4 Salt Lake City Council seats is on

Utah reactions to Paris climate change departure mixed

National Headlines

Trump announces U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal (Politico)

How Trump left the Paris climate deal (The Hill)

Bilderberg Group set to gather in Virginia (Daily Mail)

Newspaper circulation at 77-year low (Washington Examiner)

Hillary Lacks the Remorse of Conscience (Wall Street Journal)

Franken: Clinton should 'move on' from election loss (Yahoo News)

When the Left turns on its own (New York Times)

New GOP TV ad features Kathy Griffin (McClatchy)

Secret Service relaxes marijuana policy in bid to swell ranks (CNN)

Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate - without a way to pay its $400-billion tab (Los Angeles Times)

Joe Biden's not NOT running for president in 2020 (CNN)

Wise Words

True Friends

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend." Thomas Jefferson

Lighter Side

A Chore
"A new report recommends that couples who live together should do chores together. And for some couples, everything they do together is a chore." Seth Meyers

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