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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning must reads for Monday, July 10, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 191st day of the year. There are 174 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 168th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Utahns think journalists make up anonymous sources. Utah's "ag gag" law is struck down by a judge. Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign because she offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

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Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Utahns think journalists make up anonymous sources

Nearly half of Utahns think journalists who use anonymous sources in their reporting are making up those sources....

"Political Insiders" say Gordon Hayward leaving will hurt Tanner Ainge's campaign

Our Political Insiders say Gordon Hayward's decision to leave Utah will hurt Tanner Ainge's chances of filling the vacant seat in Utah's 3rd District....

ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty

The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories....

Beg to Differ podcast: The whole state is on fire

Time to make you the smartest person in the room when it comes to politics....

Policy News

ACLU of Utah files lawsuit over right to counsel for people with disabilities
 The ACLU of Utah, the law firm of Latham & Watkins, and the ACLU Disability Rights Program filed a lawsuit demanding a right to counsel for anyone who is to be put under guardianship. ...

Hatch praises Zinke's order to streamline process for leasing permits
Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, praised Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's Secretarial Order 3354, which tackles the extensive backlog in federal onshore oil and gas leasing permits....

Mayor Biskupski announces her selection of Redevelopment Agency Chief Operating Officer
Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the selection of Danny Walz for the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA), pending advice and consent from the Salt Lake City Council....

USTAR awards grants to Utah companies and university researchers
USTAR awarded seven Technology Acceleration Program grants and seven University Technology Acceleration Grants in its latest round of funding....

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Mero: The problem is Utah's radical Republicans

Editorial: Happy trails, outdoor retailers, until we meet again

Utah veteran angry over $8 million Canadian settlement for accused terrorist Omar Khadr

Biskupski chooses 'the Utah expert' for redevelopment post after controversy sunk earlier pick

Kim Burningham dies: Champion of public education, ethics and political moderation

Bigger Salt Lake county jail might not be needed, says Utah criminal-justice reform consultant

South Jordan drops lawsuit against West Jordan, looks forward to cities' shared 'destiny'

Two debates set for three Republican primary rivals running for Chaffetz's seat

With Hatch in tow, family of imprisoned Utahn asks feds to pressure Venezuela to release him

Unlike other states, Utah doesn't reveal whether companies offered tax breaks to meet their goals

Did Utah need to offer $5.6 million to get Amazon jobs?

Is seven-county coalition squandering money earmarked for rural Utah?

Deseret News

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: What's happening in 3rd District special election?

Hamblin & Peterson: The rise (and fall?) of religious liberty

Op-ed: Please allow the most vulnerable to have a seat at the table

Hal Boyd: How to win arguments about Donald Trump on Facebook - a satirical guide

Richard Davis: Tired of partisan extremism and gridlock? Try United Utah

Editorial: Solving insolvency requires real solutions and partisan cooperation

Editorial: Utah should hold one person accountable for homelessness services in Salt Lake City

The latest reason why Colorado is worried about Utah

Rep. Stewart: Trump-Putin meeting recalls 'almost a Cold War-era footing' between U.S., Russia

'All they want is his money': Recorder's aide accuses family of only wanting financial control

State opposes new United Utah Party access to special election ballot

S.L. County asks: Should fireworks be banned?

At BYU conference, differences emerge on protection for religious liberty

Kim Burningham, former lawmaker, school board chairman, dies at age 80

DEA pipes up on homelessness as state, local leaders prepare to meet

Is it time to split Salt Lake County sheriff, Unified police chief roles?


Editorial: Take a smart approach to road issues (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Hatch's Rapid DNA Act will make communities safer (Standard-Examiner)

Park City resident helps nudge Utah's growing business sector (Park Record)

Summit County drafts plan for managing resources on public lands (Park Record)

Younger voters ready to question Park City mayoral field (Park Record)

National Headlines

NY Times says blaming Palin for shooting was 'an honest mistake' (New York Post)

Comey's private memos on Trump conversations contained classified material (The Hill)

Trump puts hat on Marine after wind carries it away (The Hill)

Republicans mixed on how to move forward on ObamaCare replacement (The Hill)

Congress returns to ObamaCare and other key issues with fast-approaching deadlines (FOX News)

Baton Rouge officer sues Black Lives Matter over 2016 ambush of cops (CNN)

NYPD union head slams de Blasio for skipping slain cop's vigil (New York Post)

Paul Ryan: No more public town hall meetings (AOL)

Despite upheaval, Fox News fights off MSNBC challenge to stay No. 1 (MarketWatch)

Royal Jordanian becomes latest airline removed from laptop ban (USA Today)

Mnuchin still expects middle-class tax cuts in 2017 (USA Today)

Wise Words

Open Government

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." Patrick Henry

Lighter Side

Vacation Photos

"A new poll found that 10 percent of people post vacation photos on social media to make others jealous, and 100 percent of people click on them to see co-workers in a bathing suit." Seth Meyers

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