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Morning must reads for Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 234th day of the year. There are 131 days remaining in 2017.

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Today's political TL; DR -

National headlines:

On this day in history:


Today At Utah Policy

How did John Curtis overcome a flood of negative advertising?

John Curtis was able to win the GOP nomination last week in Utah's 3rd CD, despite a deluge of negative advertising aimed at him....

Zinke will unveil recommendations for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase on Thursday

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will make his recommendations about the future of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments this week....

Policy News

Bishop announces August town hall meetings
Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) will host a series of Town Hall meetings around Utah's first congressional district....

Fox Files: 'Back to school'
The evenings are crisp, the BBQ grills are hot, and college football is right around the corner: yep, ready or not it's back to school time. ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: State auditor should investigate closed commission meetings

Firm wants to burn methane leaking from Utah coal mine - creating credits to sell to carbon-emitting companies

Utah State University hosts wild horse summit, but excludes key advocates and the public

Letting Obamacare fail, as Trump has suggested, would lead to a crisis, warns former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt

Deseret News

Boyd Matheson: How the commander-in-chief can call us to character

Op-ed: UTOPIA fiber, a success story

Editorial: Utah Supreme Court ruling does not condone heavy-handed parenting

President signs Hatch's rapid DNA bill

Communications authority board tasked with improving transparency

Streets are quiet, but what's the price? Operation Rio Grande's budget still being fleshed out, speaker says


Editorial: A reason to celebrate in the Ogden School District (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Trump commits to more troops in Afghanistan, vows 'fight to win' (Reuters)

Trump ramping up for 2020 reelection (Politico)

Billionaire Moguls Join Musk, Bezos in Race to Outer Space (Bloomberg)

North Korea warns Australia that supporting Trump is a 'suicidal act' (Guardian)

Left warns Democrats in tax reform fight (Politico)

Trump: Fake news media is 'out of control' (Politico)

McCain praises Trump's Afghan speech: 'Big step in right direction' (The Hill)

Trump denounces hate, bigotry in primetime address (The Hill)

Trump 'seriously considering' a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio (FOX News)

McConnell: There's 'Zero Chance' That Congress Fails to Raise Debt Limit (New York Magazine)

Trump administration dismisses climate change advisory panel (CNN)

Wise Words

World of Ours

"This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect." Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lighter Side


"I saw that a life-sized statue of President Trump was just installed on a park bench here in New York. Even pigeons were like, "I'm gonna take my business elsewhere." Jimmy Fallon

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