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Morning must reads for Thursday, June 8, 2017
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 159th day of the year. There are 206 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 140th day of Donald Trump's presidency.
A ballot initiative aims to establish an independent redistricting commission in Utah. Protesters drive a Utah Democratic Party chair candidate out of a public forum. Comey set to testify before Congress.
9 days until the Utah Republican 3rd District nominating convention at Timpview High School (6/17/2017).
9 days until the Utah Democratic State Convention at Weber State University (6/17/2017)
68 days until the 2017 Utah primary election (8/15/2017)
152 days until the 2017 election (11/7/2017)
228 days until the opening day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (1/22/2018)
273 days until the final day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (3/8/2018)
516 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
1,244 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
|Race for Utah Democratic Party Chair is mostly running on empty|
Move over Saturday Night Live. The real "Not Ready for Primetime Players" continue to be the Utah Democrats....
|Group aims to put independent redistricting commission on 2018 ballot|
A Utah good government group is set to launch a ballot initiative to create a bipartisan/independent redistricting commission with the goal of putting the issue before voters in 2018....
|United Utah Party announces first convention|
The United Utah Party will hold a nominating convention on Saturday, June 17, from 10 am to noon at Corner Canyon High School in Draper. ...
|Stewart: Not enough information to determine if Trump obstructed justice|
Rep. Chris Stewart said on Wednesday he hasn't seen enough information to determine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice by attempting to stifle the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election....
|Zinke suggests privatizing campgrounds in National Parks|
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the National Park Service could address its $11 billion backlog of maintenance projects by turning services over to private companies. ...
|Weekly survey: How successful will the 'Our Schools Now' ballot initiative be?|
"Our Schools Now" officially launched their ballot initiative to raise taxes to better fund Utah's schools. Do you think they'll be able to get on the 2018 ballot? If they get on the ballot, will they be successful? Vote now....
|3rd Congressional District special election candidate tracker [Updated]|
There are now just 20 candidates in the race to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress two have dropped out. Who's going through their party conventions? Who's gathering signatures? Check out our complete list of candidates....
|Hatch statement on the nomination of Christopher Wray to serve as FBI Director|
Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement on the nomination of Christopher Wray to serve as FBI Director:...
|Sutherland Institute joins coalition urging DeVos to champion education choice policies|
Sutherland Institute joined 12 other leading state and national organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos praising her outspoken commitment to education choice....
|SLCC Promise, Aerospace Pathways win Envision Utah awards|
Salt Lake Community College, during an event at the State Capitol, received Envision Utah’s “Your Utah, Your Future” award for SLCC Promise, a unique program that helps qualifying students at SLCC pay for their college education....
Salt Lake Tribune
"All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree." James Madison
"According to the Senate, President Trump's budget is dead on arrival. In other words, Trump's budget is covered by Trump's healthcare plan." Conan O'Brien