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Morning must reads for Friday, July 7, 2017
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 188th day of the year. There are 177 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 168th day of Donald Trump's presidency.
1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1865 - Four people were hanged in Washington, D.C., after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
1898 - The United States annexed Hawaii.
1930 - Construction began on Boulder Dam on the Colorado River.
1981 - President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
|Poll: Utahns divided on whether journalists who publish classified information should be prosecuted|
Well, so much for freedom of the press. Utahns are evenly split over whether journalists who publish leaked information from the government should face criminal prosecution....
|Bob Bernick's notebook: Sins of the father|
What an interesting political year 2017 has become....
|Calm down sports fans. Gordon Hayward won't sink Tanner Ainge's campaign|
Sorry Utah Jazz fans. The Gordon Hayward to Boston deal is not going to have much, if any, a political impact on Tanner Ainge this year....
|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....
|Election Experts See Flaws in Trump Voter Commission's Plan to Smoke Out Fraud|
Vice President Mike Pence's office has confirmed the White House commission on voter fraud intends to run the state voter rolls it has requested against federal databases to check for potential fraudulent registration....
|Chaffetz rips GOP over healthcare plan (with video)|
Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz is wasting zero time making waves in his new role as a Fox News contributor. On Thursday he said Congressional Republicans haven't figured out what they're doing with health care....
|Hatch still raising massive amounts of campaign cash|
Even though there's lots of speculation Sen. Orrin Hatch may not run for another term in 2018, he's still pulling in tons of campaign cash....
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Hike of the week: North Taylor Canyon in Ogden--Tribune:A modern journey on the Oregon Trail tells a story of risk and reward Weekend EventsNew Films-- The Exception: Tribune review-- The Journey: Tribune review-- Spider Man: Homecoming: Tribune review...
|Industry sponsored mobile app now available to connect teachers with volunteers|
The STEM Partners Foundation today announced the release of the STEM Mentor Exchange (STEM MX), a mobile app designed to connect teachers with industry volunteers and resources and provide students with the learning experiences that will prepare them for the thousands of new...
|Utah PTAC's Chuck Spence elected to leadership post in national association|
The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers is pleased to announce that Chuck Spence, Program Director of the Utah PTAC, has been elected as Region 9 Director of the Association....
Salt Lake Tribune
"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
"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