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Morning must reads for Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 157th day of the year. There are 208 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 138th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

New Utah GOP Chair Rob Anderson says the party may end their fight against SB54 in the fall. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says government leakers should be in jail. Senate Republicans hope to vote on the Obamacare repeal before July.

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Republican Central Committee turnover could be key to ending anti-SB54 lawsuits

A lot of Utah Republican Party insiders are wondering how newly-elected state party chairman Rob Anderson will go about bringing Utah’s majority party back on solid ground, both fiscally and politically....

Prominent Utah Republicans set to help bail the party out of financial distress

Utah Republican big shots, including GOP Gov. Gary Herbert, are being lined up to hold fundraisers for the financially beleaguered party, new party chair Rob Anderson tells UtahPolicy....

Two leading GOP candidates declare independence from President Trump, but struggle to name any of his policies they disagree with

The 13 Republicans vying to win the delegate nod at the June 17th nominating convention in Utah's 3rd District are in a tough situation....

Chaffetz: I want leakers 'in handcuffs'

Rep. Jason Chaffetz once again said individuals who leak classified information to the press should be put in jail....

Lee says Trump put people first when he nixed Paris climate agreement (with video)

Sen. Mike Lee says President Trump made the right decision, putting people first when he decided to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord....

Press release: Tanner Ainge submits signatures to Lt. Governor's Office to qualify for August primary election

Tanner Ainge, a candidate for Congress in Utah's Third Congressional District, achieved a major campaign milestone by being the first to collect signatures from registered Republicans in each of the seven counties in the District (Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Salt Lake, U...

Utah official tapped to lead federal Fish and Wildlife Service

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has named Greg Sheehan, currently the Wildlife Director for the Utah Department of Natural Resources, to take over the newly-created position of Fish and Wildlife Services deputy director....

Policy News

Peter Reichard appointed President of Utah Foundation
The Utah Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Peter Reichard as the organization’s new president. Reichard will take over from long-time President Steve Kroes on July 1, 2017....

Five EDCUtah investors recognized for programs that are living in the future
Congratulations to our partners South Salt Lake City, Utah Clean Energy, Rocky Mountain Power, Salt Lake Community College, and The Utah Aerospace Pathways program....

Metro Solutions: A framework for regional growth, prosperity & inclusion
Mayor Ben McAdams invites you to Metro Solutions. The event will feature speakers in the community and will highlight the Global Trade and Investment Plan as well as the path for regional economic development....

USTAR grant program addressing Utah water/air challenges opens
The Energy Research Triangle (ERT) program is now accepting applications focused on finding rapid solutions to air and water challenges facing the energy industry....

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Salt Lake County Council should invest in Bonanza Flats

Editorial: Mormons and Muslims can show how to share kindness, not fear

Records reflect UTA-Salt Lake City stalemate over $68.5M airport TRAX extension funding

Hughes not giving full disclosure on business holdings

Utah's top wildlife official named to U.S. post

Candidate accused of sexual harassment says leading Utah Democrats now would be tough

BYU professor won't appeal ruling that keeps him out of race for Chaffetz's seat

Rolly: Can these Republican candidates really run as Republicans? Their own party rules say no

Utah bars fighting the state's strict new DUI law with fundraising and petition drive

Last chance for public comment on Salt Lake City budget that includes hike in library tax, sewer, water rates

First candidate qualifies for ballot spot in race to replace Utah 3rd District's Chaffetz

Deseret News

Editorial: Republican tax reform shouldn't lose track of the deficit

Jason Chaffetz appears on 'Fox and Friends.' Is this a tryout for rumored new gig?

Utah Democrats want 3rd District GOP candidates disqualified from special election

Zinke taps Utahn for new post at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

Former Utah House candidate joins S.L. council race

LDS Church to return $2.3M in donations from imprisoned businessman

The trouble with Gary Ott


Ogden-Clearfield area named Forbes' top 15 fastest-growing US cities of 2017 (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Spotlight falls on Theresa May's mixed security record (Politico)

The 'pure terror' of the London Bridge attack (The Hill)

A Virginia imam said female genital mutilation prevents 'hypersexuality,' leading to calls for his dismissal (Washington Post)

Journalists keep getting in trouble for tweeting (Axios)

Trump seizes on London attack to push domestic crackdown (AFP)

NSA Leaker Is A Bernie Supporter Who 'Resists' Trump (Daily Caller)

Louisiana congressman on suspected Islamic radicals: 'Kill them all' (CNN)

Senate GOP eyes July vote on healthcare (The Hill)

Knives, brass knuckles and axes confiscated at Portland protests (FOX News)

Supreme Court will decide whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects (Los Angeles Times)

US-Mexico sugar deal struck ahead of NAFTA talks; industry divided (Reuters)

Wise Words

Foreign Influence
"Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence." Alexander Hamilton

Lighter Side

"That's right, Trump met with the Pope. Though it got weird when Trump was like, "Jesus only had 12 followers? Sad. His tweets must've been terrible!" Jimmy Fallon

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