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Morning must reads for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 235th day of the year. There are 130 days remaining in 2017.

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Utah leaders expect Zinke to recommend dramatic downsizing of Bears Ears

 U.S. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke is set to release his suggestions on the size of national monuments established by previous presidents and for Utahns that means will the 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears designation by Barack Obama stand?...

Phase two of Operation Rio Grande focusing on treatment for drug offenders, but funding still uncertain

More than 420 people have been arrested in the "Operation Rio Grande" lawlessness/homeless crack down, but now starts the critical "Phase Two," where qualifying offenders and homeless folks are diverted into aggressive mental health and substance addiction programs....

Congressional Black Caucus to discuss supporting impeachment for Trump; Mia Love won't endorse that step

The leader of the influential Congressional Black Caucus says he wants the group to discuss whether or not to support efforts to impeach President Donald Trump. The group's only Republican member, Rep. Mia Love, says she's not on board with that attempt....

Weekly survey: Will Operation Rio Grande have a lasting impact?

State officials are on phase two of the three-phase Operation Rio Grande to clean up the lawlessness around the homeless population in downtown Salt Lake City. Will the plan be a permanent success, or will any benefits just be temporary? Vote now in our weekly survey....

Policy News


WTC Utah and UServeUtah announce 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance partnership
World Trade Center Utah and the Lt. Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism are teaming up to promote community engagement on the Sept. 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. ...

Inland Port Committee launches feasibility study
The Utah Inland Port Committee has contracted with Cambridge Systematics to begin an in-depth assessment of potential sites for an inland port in the state....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Reyes can do more for Utah's DREAMers

Silicon Slopes moves to give Utah tech leaders a greater voice in education, public policy

Feds ask state to prove it can pay for proposed Lake Powell Pipeline

Have you been pitched tires in central and southern Utah? Even a legislator has a story.

Rep. Chris Stewart meets with Utah refugees, hears about their fears of Trump

There's a turf war between the state's two big crime-fighting units, audit finds

Rep. Chris Stewart applauds Trump, says sending more troops to Afghanistan could 'actually win this thing'

Denied by a state committee, Salt Lake County's treatment dreams may come true through Operation Rio Grande

Deseret News

Op-ed: Attorney General Sean Reyes has emerged as a strong yet collaborative leader

Op-ed: The Road Home connects Utahns with services to deal with homelessness, trauma and addiction

Editorial: Utah needs expanded infrastructure and a balanced housing market

Updated primary election results in Utah County show change in Provo mayoral race

Chamber joins tech advocates to elevate economic punch

HAFB has $3.4 billion impact on local economy, commander says

Rep. Chris Stewart donates school supplies Utah Refugee Services Office

Lawmakers hear advice on restoring Utah Lake, planning water development

Canyons District to ask voters to bond for $283 million to build schools

FBI sees no evidence of rise in hate rhetoric, extremism in Utah

Rio Grande arrests mount to 423 as leaders announce timeline for new treatment beds

Protesters decry arrests in Rio Grande neighborhood

Other

Utah County commits to forming committee to look at prosecutor misconduct (Daily Herald)

Sherrie Hall Everett overtakes Odell Miner by 18 votes in Provo mayoral race after latest election results (Daily Herald)

Park City politicians, developers monitor the sale of Deer Valley (Park Record)

National Headlines

Big data finds the Medieval Warm Period no denial here (The Spectator)

Anti-Trump AG Raked In Campaign Donations From An Oil Tycoon With Ties To Putin (Daily Caller)

Trump says US will 'probably' end NAFTA (Associated Press)

At Rally, Trump Blames Media for Country's Deepening Divisions (New York Times)

US Navy 7th Fleet commander to be dismissed, official says (CNN)

Mulvaney ribs Gowdy about his hair on Twitter; Gowdy pokes back (CNN)

Bundy Ranch standoff trial ends with zero guilty verdicts (AZcentral)

7 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018 (The Hill)

Pittenger asks: Why aren't liberals condemning Black Lives Matter and others? (Miami Herald)

Dakota Access Pipeline owner sues Greenpeace, arguing it broke organized crime law (Washington Post)

Trump rejects wealthy friends' pleas for help (Politico)

Wise Words

Best Prize

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt

Lighter Side

Family Reunions

"The dating site OkCupid is banning white supremacists. So, white supremacists will have to look for love where they usually do - family reunions." Jimmy Fallon

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