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Morning must reads for Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 227th day of the year. There are 138 days remaining in 2017.

Voters head to the polls across Utah today for primary elections. Julie Dole is rankling some feathers by recycling old endorsements from people who don't support her now. Officials begin the crackdown on lawlessness in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Today At Utah Policy

Julie Dole ignites controversy with controversial social media tactics

 The contest to replace retired Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott has taken a bizarre turn as acting Recorder Julie Dole is dragging out six-year old endorsements as part of her campaign to hang on to that job....

What is a mainstream conservative?

In politics, we usually want to know the political ideology of candidates, office holders and people who comment on politics....

State officials say funding for long-term homeless solution depends Medicaid waiver

It may take "millions" of more state dollars to adequately fight lawlessness and homeless in Salt Lake City and Utah, House Speaker Greg Hughes said Monday....

Policy News

In wake of Charlottesville violence, Hatch calls for unity and civility
Senator Orrin Hatch, the longest serving Republican in the United States Senate, issued a statement on the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, and what it means to the United States as a nation....

Fox Files: 'FinTech'
Last Thursday the Governor's Office of Economic Development offered an incentive to Earnest for its 500 person expansion into Utah....

Registration open for governor-led trade mission to Jordan and Israel
World Trade Center Utah is currently accepting registrants for the Governor-led Trade Mission to Jordan and Israel, which will occur Oct. 22 through Oct. 26....

Northern Utah talent symposium
EDCUtah is a proud sponsor of the Northern Utah Talent Symposium....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: An honest conversation about race is not allowed

7 Utah counties exploring experimental nuclear power from 'molten salt'

Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen makes this promise: No long lines for voters

Foster kids, like the feds and environmentalists, can't buy a break in Blanding

Mormon women, political activists rally to get-out-the-vote in confusing 3rd District special election

Deseret News

Boyd Matheson: Shoulder-squaring citizens make a difference

Editorial: Utah's major powerbrokers are committed to helping the homeless

Operation Rio Grande underway in embattled downtown neighborhood

GOP congressional primary may be too close to call


Roy, S. Ogden, Bountiful, Kaysville elections generate most early voter interest (Standard-Examiner)

Cache Democrats, Republicans to play in softball fundraiser (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

North Korea Backs Off Guam Missile-Attack Threat (Wall Street Journal)

Trump quietly putting his stamp on the courts (The Hill)

Julian Assange, a man without a country (New Yorker)

Pence says 'failed state' in Venezuela threatens United States (Reuters)

'Kid Rock' May Be Ineligible for Michigan Ballot (Roll Call)

Iran Sending Warships to Atlantic Ocean Amid Massive New Military Buildup (Free Beacon)

Where have all the combat vets gone? (Military Times)

Let Virginia Prosecute the Charlottesville Terrorism (National Review)

Protesters Determined to Give Trump an Unpleasant Welcome Home to Manhattan (New York Times)

Donald Trump 'Seriously Considering' Pardoning Joe Arpaio (HuffPost)

Republicans in Alabama primary race back Trump on Charlottesville (Washington Post)

Wise Words

Little Details

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." John Wooden

Lighter Side


"Tensions with North Korea continue to rise. And you can tell Trump's nervous because he's been wearing a "Make America Great Again" helmet." Jimmy Fallon

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