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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning must reads for Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the first day of August, the 213th day of the year. There are 152 days remaining in 2017.

Gary Herbert is the most popular elected official in Utah. An investigation shows Gary Ott was not in financial control of his office for the past three years. Donald Trump was personally responsible for his son's untruthful response to reports he met with Russian nationals at Trump Tower.

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Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Herbert is most popular elected official in Utah

GOP Gov. Gary Herbert remains the most popular officeholder statewide, a UtahPolicy.com poll finds....

Michael Steele: It's up to voters to change American politics (with audio)

The chaos and dysfunction in the White House and Congress are not surprising to former national GOP Chairman Michael Steele....

Report says Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott has not been in financial control of his office since 2014

A new report says Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott performed no financial oversight of his office for more than three years, and his chief deputy may not have the legal authority to perform the official acts of the elected recorder....

Policy News

Utah research facility leading the way in groundbreaking technology
Members of the Transportation Interim Committee recently visited Utah State University and areas around Cache Valley to see technology being devolved and implemented in cars, trucks and other vehicles around the world....

Fox Files: 'What do you love about your job?'
People always ask me what I like most about my job....

Utah Manufacturers Association announces success of 'Make Manufacturing Your Future'
Utah's manufacturing community is committed to developing a skilled manufacturing workforce.  As part of that commitment, Utah Manufacturers Association employers have led efforts this past year to create, track, and evaluate a targeted education and messaging campaign ...

Salt Lake City ranked #3 on CBRE's annual list of Tech Momentum markets
Salt Lake City ranked #3 on CBRE's list of tech talent momentum markets, a measurement of the change in tech job growth, as part of its fifth annual Scoring Tech Talent Report, which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talen...

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Republicans, be inclusive, open your primary

Editorial: John Curtis is the best choice for 3rd District Republicans

With Outdoor Retailer show gone, Utah will try to convince people there's more to the state than redrock

By 3-1 margin, Utahns favor independent commission to redraw political boundaries

Over 75 percent of Utahns support medical marijuana ballot initiative, a new poll says

Rolly: UTA board member gets hefty mayoral campaign check from UTA contractor's subsidiary

In-person early voting for primary begins Tuesday

Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch says efforts to kill Obamacare are dead - for now

State auditor says recorder's office may have violated county's anti-nepotism rules

Utah's Our Schools Now initiative trims its proposed tax hikes

State Charter School Board member resigns

Poll: 78% of Utahns want Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire after this term

Deseret News

Op-ed: Blame Congress and Mexico for migrant tragedy

Jay's Jokes: Why Kid Rock's political future is bright, and what Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was really about

Editorial: Real health care reform will require hard work, study and bipartisanship

Utah's school system ranks within the top 25. Here's one reason why it wasn't No. 1

Remake for ballot initiative to raise taxes for schools

UTA trustee calls for review of $10,000 campaign contribution to board vice chair

Granite School Board to hold hearing on proposed 12% property tax hike for teacher pay raises

Auditor: Recorder's office may have violated nepotism rule

Officials take next steps for flood aid - but don't expect feds to pay for home repairs


Op-ed: Centrally assessed properties create an unfair burden on Utah taxpayers (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

US detects 'highly unusual' North Korean submarine activity (CNN)

No Bubble in Stocks But Look Out When Bonds Pop, Greenspan Says (Bloomberg)

Bible Studies at the White House: Who's Inside This Spiritual Awakening? (CBN News)

Trump studying executive action on healthcare, senator Rand Paul says (Reuters)

Australia Weather Bureau Caught Tampering With Climate Numbers (Daily Caller)

Kellyanne Conway May Be The Next Communications Director (Daily Caller)

Scaramucci Removed as White House Communications Director at Kelly's Urging (Wall Street Journal)

Opioid commission tells Trump to declare state of emergency (CNN)

Cubs fan dishes on faceoff with nacho-gripping Chris Christie (New York Post)

Trump Presents Medal of Honor to Former Medic (Winchester News Gazette)

Big Oil weighs in on Texas 'bathroom bill,' warning it will threaten state's economy (Los Angeles Times)

Wise Words


"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." Albert Einstein

Lighter Side


"Dancing With the Stars" is reportedly trying to get former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to be a contestant, marking the first "Dancing With the Stars" contestant who's hit rock bottom before going on the show." Jimmy Fallon

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