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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning must reads for Thursday, July 6, 2017

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 187th day of the year. There are 178 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 167th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Utahns don't think Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians. Hughes suggests the state should deal with the homeless crisis in Salt Lake City. Trump set to meet with Putin.

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Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Utahns don't think Trump's campaign colluded with Russia

Utahns say they do not believe there was collusion between the Trump administration and Russia during the 2016 election....

Utah could be 'Crossroads of the West' - on steroids

World Trade Center Utah CEO Derek Miller's crusade to bring an inland port to Utah is featured in a recent column by Deseret News opinion editor Hal Boyd:...

Weekly survey: Will Hayward to the Celtics hurt Ainge's congressional bid?

Gordon Hayward spurned the Utah Jazz to sign with the Boston Celtics this week, a team run by Tanner Ainge's father, Danny. Will Hayward's decision hurt Tanner Ainge's bid for Congress? Vote now in our weekly survey....

Policy News

Sen. Lee announces health care town hall
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced his next town hall will be a health care town hall. The Live Access event will occur next Wednesday, July 12 at 6pm MT....

League of Women Voters opposes Kobach request for voter records
The request for voter records confirms fears of Kris Kobach continuing his tactics of voter suppression and the genesis of the Elections Integrity Commission in general....

Amazon to build new 855,000 square-foot distribution center in Salt Lake City
Wednesday, Amazon made it official, the retail giant will build a $250-million regional fulfillment center in Salt Lake City's budding Northwest Quadrant, bringing with it at least full-time well-paying jobs, with the possibility of thousands more in seasonal positions....

Sutherland Institute launches new national campaign
Sutherland Institute announced a campaign centered on one simple, powerful reality: Economic prosperity is greater when family prosperity thrives....

Wasatch Front Regional Council Releases Program Identifying Billions in Transportation Investment
The Wasatch Front Regional Council is asking the public to provide input on the Draft 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program....

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Lawsuit should get to the truth about NSA spying in Utah

Gehrke: Gerrymandered districts have stolen Utah voters' voice - This ballot initiative could restore it

BLM considers offering Utah's Recapture Canyon - rich in American Indian artifacts - for oil and gas leasing

Escalating violence around homeless shelter has Utah House speaker asking: Is this a job for the National Guard?

Air pollution spikes to 20 times above health standard in Weber County with July Fourth fireworks

Fireworks-sparked blazes raise questions about tougher rules, possible ban

Fearing financial havoc from lost medical coverage, residents press Utah's Sen. Mike Lee to oppose Republican health care bill

Deseret News

Op-ed: Utahns are qualified to make medical marijuana decisions

Jay Evensen: Why does the president want your driver's license number?

Editorial: Individuals and governments should do more to recognize and combat cyber attacks

Military strike a 'lousy' option but could eliminate North Korean nuclear threat, Stewart says

Hearings set for Our Schools Now initiative to raise taxes for education

Sen. Mike Lee to hold electronic town hall on health care reform

As Hayward heads to Boston, Tanner Ainge's campaign suffers on social media

Matt Holland in England: What Utah Valley University is teaching Oxford

Huntsman nomination pending as Trump prepares for Putin meeting

Speaker Hughes wants state czar overseeing homelessness issues

Police report: After missing for several days, troubled county recorder is now with his family


GOP candidates for 3rd Congressional District to debate next week (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Trump receives hero's welcome in Poland (Daily Mail)

U.S., Russia Spar Over Approach to North Korea Threat (Wall Street Journal)

Inside the White House's policymaking juggernaut (Politico)

A Declaration of Urban Independence (Politico)

Hacked computer server that handled DNC email remains out of reach of Russia investigators (Washington Times)

CNN Threatens a Trump Troll (National Review)

White House Backs Conservative Health Plan, but GOP Leaders Are Leery (New York Times)

Scalise back in intensive care (Politico)

Trump's first paycheck to fund restoration projects at Antietam battlefield (CNN)

Rauner compares tax hike to 'two-by-four' even as veto override vote is set (Chicago Tribune)

Millions of student loans could be headed for a shakeup in coming months (USA Today)

Wise Words

Act of Rebellion

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." Albert Camus

Lighter Side

4 More Years

"For the fourth time, a small town in Kentucky has elected a dog as its mayor. People were so excited; at the victory party, they kept chanting, "28 more years! 28 more years!" Jimmy Fallon

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