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Morning must reads for Monday, August 14, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 226th day of the year. There are 139 days remaining in 2017.

Voters say Tuesday's GOP primary may come down to likeability and experience. Donald Trump is still getting criticism for failing to condemn neo-Nazis after a bloody clash on Saturday. Trump's campaign releases a new TV ad claiming "enemies" are trying to undermine his presidency.

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Today At Utah Policy

What factors are driving 3rd CD GOP voters?

The 3rd District GOP primary election may come down to simple likeability....

'Political Insiders' say Curtis should win GOP primary on Tuesday

 Our "Political Insiders" and readers expect Provo Mayor John Curtis to win the GOP primary on Tuesday....

State Elections Office provides clarification for Utah and Wasatch County voters

Utah municipal and special primary elections will be held on Tues., August 15, 2017. While Utah and Wasatch counties have experienced certain setbacks related to by-mail balloting, the Utah Elections Office has worked closely with both counties to identify the issu...

Beg to Differ podcast: Daddy issues will kill us all

Bryan Schott and Mike Winder once again make you the smartest person in the room when you discuss politics....

Policy News

Sens. Lee, Cruz, Sasse, and Rep. Issa introduce occupational licensing reform bill
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE), as well as Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the Restoring Board Immunity Act, a bill designed to help states reform their occupational licensing regulations....

Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index steadily ticks upwards upwards in July
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index ticked upward in July, rising 0.2 percent from the previous month....

Earnest to join Utah's fintech sector
The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced Earnest, Inc. will expand in Utah, adding up to 500 jobs to the community and $5.6 million in capital investment over the next five years....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: The de facto silencing of Mia Love's constituents

Op-ed: Community can take back the Rio Grande neighborhood

Op-ed: A call to unaffiliated voters to turn out Tuesday

Editorial: Time for term limits for Congress

Gehrke: Regulators should reject Rocky Mountain Power's plan and keep powering the solar industry

State regulators delay Rocky Mountain Power's net metering hearings to allow more settlement talks

Human activity - racing included - is shrinking the Bonneville Salt Flats, U. researcher says

After being gouged, Utah lawmaker seeks to limit ticket scalping markups

SLC Council challengers beat the bushes for District 5 votes. In District 1? Not so much.

'Operation Rio Grande' leaders scrambling for drug treatment beds as police prepare to launch crackdown

Get to know the three Republicans in bruising primary to replace Chaffetz before voter judgment Tuesday

Salt Lake County sheriff pick Rosie Rivera faces immediate battle on jail space, violence in homeless district, opioids

Deseret News

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: Homeless Ben, seldom-seen Love, and Tuesday showdown

Richard Davis: Utah needs an independent election commission

Op-ed: What Utah needs to know about my son, Chris Herrod

Orrin Hatch: Back to school is an important time to remember our teachers

Drew Clark: Bringing fiber optics to all of Wasatch Front is possible

Editorial: Quality of Utah hospitals is high, but the state may need more health care services

Editorial: Statutory changes may be needed for fireworks in Utah

Salt Lake County GOP extends investigation into acting recorder

Newsweek says Utah is 'leading the way' in banning life without parole for children

Push for unaffiliated voters to register at polls could delay GOP primary results

Park City superintendent unwittingly becomes 'public voice' of opioid crisis

Understanding the refugee crisis: 25 million worldwide, but it comes down to the one

Rosie Rivera becomes first woman elected as Salt Lake County sheriff

Spanking only abusive if there is proof of harm, Utah Supreme Court says

Utah lawmakers denounce violence in Virginia

City Council candidates offer diverse opinions on homelessness, community growth

3rd District, municipal primary elections on tap Tuesday


Editorial: Utah leaders sound right tone after Virginia unrest (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Never fear, Utah. Rep. Paul Ray intends to put California in its place (Standard-Examiner)

Weber County officials agree to help Salt Lake County jail with overcrowding (Standard-Examiner)

Andy Beerman leads fundraising, backed by ex-Salt Lake mayors (Park Record)

Park City voters must drop one from strong mayoral field (Park Record)

National Headlines

Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flash point (Politico)

Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio (Miami Herald)

Scaramucci: Elements Within Washington and White House Are Trying to 'Eject' Trump (Free Beacon)

Police 'stand down' blamed for Virginia chaos (New York Times)

Fear of 'violent left' preceded events in Charlottesville (Washington Post)

Pence Defends Trump From Critics of Charlottesville Remarks (NBC News)

Trump suspects Bannon of leaking, putting job in jeopardy (Axios)

Amid 2020 buzz, Warren urges Democrats to reject centrist policies and move leftward (CNN)

GOP Senate candidates lukewarm on McConnell (Politico)

Elon Musk: AI more concerning than North Korea (The Hill)

Wrath of right falls on Google (The Hill)

Wise Words


"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Abraham Maslow

Lighter Side

A Dump

"Did you hear what Trump said about living in the White House? According to Golf magazine, of all places, the president told a group of members at his club in New Jersey the White House is a real dump. A White House spokesperson today denied the president said that, so it's true." Jimmy Kimmel

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