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Morning must reads for Friday, June 23, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 174th day of the year. There are 191 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 154th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Herbert defends the process he set up for November's special election. Tanner Ainge was not registered to vote in Utah when he filed to run for Congress. Republicans unveil their plan to gut Obamacare.

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Tanner Ainge wasn't registered to vote in Utah when he filed to run for Congress

3rd District Republican candidate Tanner Ainge wasn't registered to vote in Utah when he filed to run for office, but his campaign says that's simply an oversight....

Bob Bernick's notebook: Just one guy's opinion

Never before has a legal opinion by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes carried more weight on one day, and almost none the next....

Chaffetz receives frightening voicemail: 'Prepare for the battle, motherf***er!'

Rep. Jason Chaffetz released a very disturbing voicemail left at his office from a man who threatened to kill him....

Anyone who predicted this is lying - Bernick and Schott on politics #334

Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah lawmakers are squaring off over whether the process to elect a replacement for Rep. Jason Chaffetz is legal. Herbert has gone so far as to block the Attorney General from giving lawmakers a legal opinion on the matter....

Herbert defends special election process

Speaking at his monthly news conference, Gov. Gary Herbert said it “would not be a problem” for him to call a special legislative session on election law, as long as it was clear lawmakers would only codify Herbert’s 3rd Congressional District special elect...

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #334

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott dissect a busy week in Utah politics....

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

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Fantasy Canyon - Uintah County--Tribune: At Utah's Fantasy Canyon, legends in the wind, natural wonders and natural gas development on the horizon--Tribune: New study ranks Utah as one of the best states for a fun and frugal roa...

Governor appoints Hagen, Harris to the Utah Court of Appeals
Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Diana Hagen and Ryan Harris to fill current vacancies on the Utah Court of Appeals....

Utah Treasurer Damschen announces saving over $5 million taxpayer dollars
Utah State Treasurer David Damschen announced that the Office of the Utah State Treasurer saved Utah taxpayers over $5 million through a competitive procurement process for the State of Utah’s soon-to-expire merchant services contract....

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Lots of blame to go around for Utah's special election fuss

Herbert defends special elections, urges lawmakers to 'count to 10' to cool heated rhetoric

Fences mended, nonprofit signs off on architect for new homeless shelters, adds new members

Utah's Lee, three other GOP senators could doom the Senate Republican health care bill

Guv says more fireworks bans likely with Utah's tinder-dry conditions

Salt Lake County mayor asks DABC to move downtown liquor store to help reduce crime near the Rio Grande homeless shelter

Herbert nominates two to fill vacancies on Utah Court of Appeals

As nation debates health care, few show up to hear about Utah's request to limit Medicaid

Torrey businesses reopening after nearly a week without water

Rolly: Henderson-Dayton rivalry plays out in Utah Senate, GOP convention

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Can we handle the truth about Russian election hacking?

Don Ruzicka: Health care's journey from free market to socialism

Editorial: Beware of those who prey on contention

Hatch supportive, Lee 'not ready' as Senate unveils revised health care bill

Herbert calls for diligence, common sense in Utah's escalating fire season

Counties: $2.5B in corporate tax appeals could burden homeowners

Utah GOP appeal of SB54 loss to be heard by 10th Circuit as frustrations mount

Mitt Romney's 'Mormon moment' 5 years later


Editorial: And then there were three for the GOP race for Chaffetz's seat (Daily Herald)

Ainge touts fiscal responsibility and economic success at campaign kickoff (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: What is the United Utah Party and what does it stand for? (Standard-Examiner)

U.S. Rep. Bishop leads group examining federal-local power balance (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

House intel panel plans to interview Podesta next week, sources say (CNN)

Texas, three more states on California's banned travel list (Sacramento Bee)

Four Senate Republicans Say They Can't Support Health Care Bill Yet (NBC News)

30 GOP Congressmen Have Been Attacked or Threatened Since May (Washington Free Beacon)

Elise Jordan Says Defending Trump 'Like Hugging a Suicide Bomber' (Mediaite)

Johnny Depp asks: 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?' (Telegraph)

At congressional picnic, Trump calls for post-shooting bipartisan spirit to 'deepen' (Washington Post)

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection (New York Times)

Does driving while high create more crashes? Report hints that it's possible (Los Angeles Times)

Gowdy decries leaks out of Coats meeting with House intelligence (CNN)

Health care stocks soar on Senate reform bill (USA Today)

Wise Words

"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." Abraham Lincoln

Lighter Side

"A United Airlines employee is under fire for pushing over a 71-year-old passenger. Or as the CEO of United put it, "We're back, baby!" Conan O'Brien

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