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Morning must reads for Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 228th day of the year. There are 137 days remaining in 2017.

John Curtis appears to have won the GOP primary in Utah's 3rd CD. Utah election officials tell Julie Dole to remove some social media posts. Donald Trump defends white supremacists and neo-Nazis during a press conference.

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Curtis apparently wins GOP primary election

It will take a few days to get the complete results in Tuesday's close GOP 3rd U.S. House District primary race, but Provo Mayor John Curtis has apparently won the GOP nomination in Utah's 3rd CD....

Elections Office tells Dole to remove recycled endorsements from Facebook; Dole hasn't indicated whether she'll comply

The Utah Elections Office has asked acting Salt Lake County Recorder Julie Dole to remove a series of old endorsements she's recycling on Facebook, but so far she hasn't complied....

Policy News

Hatch, Blumenthal support consumer choice in the contact lens market
Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., sent a letter to the Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen, urging the proposed amendments to Contact Lens Rule be finalized to spur competition and consumer choice in the m...

Hatch statement on U.S.-China trade policy
Following President Trump's executive order regarding Chinese policies leading to forced technology transfer and trade secret theft, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement:...

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....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: The joint effort to clean up the Rio Grande area is something to be proud of

Salt Lake County swears in Rosie Rivera - its first female sheriff

'Operation Rio Grande' has disrupted a drug treatment program for Salt Lake County inmates

On Day Two of Operation Rio Grande, leaders reiterate that they're in it for the long haul

Provo Mayor John Curtis declares victory in Republican primary for Chaffetz's seat

Rogers and Mendenhall coast in Salt Lake City primaries; four emerge in two open council races

Councilwoman outpaces field in race for Herriman mayor; polygamist a distant fourth

Transgender Midvale mayor candidate likely headed for general election; all Salt Lake County mayors appear to survive runoff

Gehrke: Why we can all celebrate John Curtis' win in the 3rd District Republican primary

Deseret News

Op-ed: How to create an equitable education for both white and minority students

Should you retire to Salt Lake City? Probably.

Election officials tell Julie Dole to remove social media posts

Curtis declared winner, but Herrod not ready to concede

Operation Rio Grande makes 87 arrests on first day

Utah County ballot blunder causes confusion at polls

Rivera sworn in as new Salt Lake County sheriff

Pledge to cut crime, but few details, in open meeting on Rio Grande

Draper councilwoman advances to general election as mayoral favorite


3rd Congressional District race unofficially called for Provo Mayor John Curtis (Daily Herald)

Candidates across Utah County cities narrow headed into 2017's general election (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: What the parable of the river can teach us about SLC's Rio Grande crisis (Standard-Examiner)

Davis County primary winners 2017: Field narrows in 7 municipalities (Standard-Examiner)

Weber County primary winners 2017: Ogden City Council incumbents survive (Standard-Examiner)

Gov. Herbert hears from new teachers at Bridger Elementary (Logan Herald Journal)

Williams, Beerman advance in Park City mayoral primary election (Park Record)

National Headlines

The Left Tries To Politicize Charlottesville, And Exposes Its Own Double Standards (Investor's Business Daily)

Trump Campaign Officials Rebuffed Volunteer's Attempts To Broker Meeting With Russian Government (Daily Caller)

In direct challenge to Trump, Iran's president says it could restart its nuclear program 'within hours' (Los Angeles Times)

LA County leaders greenlight effort to pay homeowners to house the homeless (Los Angeles Daily News)

Trump defiant on Charlottesville unrest: 'Blame on both sides' (AFP)

About 1 in 4 Americans would follow Trump to the end -- about the same share that totally rejects him (Los Angeles Times)

Sen. Luther Strange will face jurist Roy Moore in Alabama's Republican Senate runoff (Washington Post)

Tillerson raps some US allies for religious freedom violations, slams IS (Reuters)

Organizer may cancel Google rallies due to fears of violence (Washington Post)

These slides from Google's diversity training program may help explain why fired engineer felt silenced (CNBC)

Settlement reached in federal case of Modesto-area farmer fined $2.8 million for plowing his field (Sacramento Bee)

Wise Words


"No one wants advice - only corroboration." John Steinbeck

Lighter Side

Twitter Bio

"A spokesperson for North Korea called president Trump a senile man who can't think rationally. But it turns out they just stole that from Trump's Twitter bio." Jimmy Fallon

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