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Morning must reads for Thursday, June 22, 2017

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 173rd day of the year. There are 192 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 153rd day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Lawmakers are backing down a bit in their fight with Gov. Gary Herbert over November's special election. Rep. Rob Bishop is chairing a new task force on federalism. Donald Trump asked two top intelligence officials to say there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians.

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Bishop poised to tackle structural federalism reform

Rep. Rob Bishop has long been the strongest advocate for balanced federalism in Congress. It has, no doubt, been a rather lonely crusade as money and power continue to concentrate in Washington....

Lessons for Utah from Georgia's special election

Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill was right. All politics is local....

Lawmakers back off a little in fight over special election

Well, cooler heads prevailed in the Utah House GOP caucus on Wednesday, and for now, there will be no direct action over GOP Gov. Gary Herbert’s 3rd District electoral process....

Weekly survey: Who will win the GOP special election primary in August?

Who will win the unprecedented three-way Republican primary election in Utah's 3rd Congressional District in August? Chris Herrod, John Curtis or Tanner Ainge? Vote now....

Policy News

Salt Lake Chamber receives Communications Excellence Award from the ACCE
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) recently announced the winners of its Communications Excellence awards program....

Sen. Lee applauds Senate passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) applauded Senate passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act....

Mayor Biskupski appoints Russell Pack to serve as interim director for SLC Airport
Mayor Jackie Biskupski has announced the appointment of longtime airport management professional Russell Pack as Interim Executive Director of Salt Lake City International Airport....

Experts will discuss relationship between conservative ideology and development of affordable housing in Utah
Utah Chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism will host a discussion among leading conservative thinkers on the ideological and regulatory obstacles and opportunities associated with achieving greater housing choices – affordability, type and mix – in a red state...

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Utah should not buy the fear-mongering of the alcohol lobby

Michelle Quist Mumford: A new column to tango with

Trump is 'unbelievably supportive of small businesses,' federal official tells Utahns

After talk of collusion in Millcreek, Utah lawmakers consider changes to allow replacing candidates who drop out

United Utah Party files lawsuit to get on ballot but doesn't seek to disrupt special election to replace Chaffetz

If 3.2 beer disappears from grocery stores, Utah liquor stores couldn't carry lost brands

What to do about Gary Ott? Here are four options for removing the Salt Lake County recorder

Utah House Republicans fume against governor over special election, but disagree on battle plan

Mayor Biskupski appoints ex-Salt Lake City airport exec as director while city seeks long-term hire

Former Gov. Huntsman mum about pending ambassadorship to Russia

Utah Legislature may make adjustments to controversial new DUI law

Utah Congresswoman Mia Love plays softball for cancer survivor

Torrey water shortage was a long time coming

New Census data point to a new Utah: a 'mixed-heritage, multicultural tapestry'

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Did we learn anything from the Great Recession?

A. Scott Anderson: The labor shortage can be an important opportunity or a major crisis for Utah

Editorial: New report about water deserves serious consideration

Council considers cutting embattled county recorder's budget

Utah lawmakers might consider allowing higher alcohol content for beer sold in grocery stores

Hatch on VidAngel's technology: 'I want to find a way for everyone to win on this issue'

United Utah Party sues for access on special election ballot

Environmental activist, husband charged in cattle case

SBA administrator visits small businesses in Utah

Lawmakers labor to clean up state education code with 90-plus more bills in pipeline

Hospitality industry says Utah .05 percent DUI law targets wrong people, hurts tourism

Lawmakers continue conversation about bill to remove incapacitated elected officials

Lawmakers put brakes on action against governor over special election - for now

Did Trump election influence Outdoor Retailer decision to leave Utah?

Asians are fastest-growing racial group in increasingly diverse Utah


Editorial: As the F-35 continues to develop, a general reflects on Hill AFB (Standard-Examiner)

Man who helped build Hill Air Force Base F-35 program leaving his post (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Democrats seethe after Georgia loss: 'Our brand is worse than Trump' (New York Times)

Michael Moore: Dems have 'no message, no plan, no leaders' (The Hill)

Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss (NBC News)

FEC Dem eyes widening Russia probe to Facebook, Drudge, foreign companies (Washington Examiner)

Democrats had the worst May fundraising since 2003 (Washington Examiner)

In Trump Era, the Mean Streak of the Celebrity Liberal Is Out of Control (Heat Street)

'I think leftism is a disorder': is this artist the rightwing Banksy? (Guardian)

Terrorism Fears Drive More in US to Avoid Crowds (Gallup)

Trump in Iowa: President says he asked for health bill 'with heart' (FOX News)

Anthem leaves 2 more state health insurance marketplaces (Washington Post)

President Trump will talk policy with drone makers, wireless companies and tech investors on Thursday (Recode)

Wise Words

"We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds." Adam Clayton Powell

Lighter Side

"Vladimir Putin has offered asylum to former FBI Director James Comey. When she heard, Melania Trump said, "Hey, what about me?" Conan O'Brien

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