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Morning must reads for Friday, August 25, 2017

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Today At Utah Policy

Do the math! - Bernick and Schott on politics episode #339

Sen. Orrin Hatch is in no rush to make a decision about his political future....

Bob Bernick's notebook: Standing on the sidelines

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch may wait until Oct. 30 to definitively say whether he is running for an 8th term next year or will retire....

Rep. Mia Love names Ivan DuBois Chief of Staff

Congresswoman Mia Love is pleased to announce she has named Ivan DuBois as Chief of Staff, effective immediately....

Zinke recommends reducing Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has finished his review of 27 national monuments, saying President Donald Trump should alter three of those sites, including Bears Ears....

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....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #339

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott parse the week in Utah politics....

Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Ontario Trail at Deer Valley--Tribune: For a low-effort Utah mountain adventure, take a lift to the trailhead--Tribune:FromUtah's Mirror Lake Highway, many places to sit and reflect--Tribune: Weird sensations in Wyoming for this...

Education and industry partners to create IT Pathways
The Governor's Office of Economic Development and Silicon Slopes announced the IT Pathways Program, a partnership with tech companies and education to create a career pathway to train Utah's tech workforce....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Don't let Obamacare fall apart

New report faults controversial BLM agent for mishandling evidence

The board overseeing public services for thousands in Salt Lake County chooses budget cuts over tax hikes for 2018

West Jordan Republicans are looking to fill the House seat opened in county recorder shakeup

Aaron Butler, killed in Afghanistan, gets a hero's welcome in his small Utah hometown

Democrat Kathie Allen pledges to reject donations from corporate PACs

Lawmakers take aim at $20 hike in concealed gun-permit fee

Sen. Mike Lee says he's holding out 'great hope' for President Trump

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: With NAFTA in trouble, are we doomed to repeat history?

A. Scott Anderson: Time for Congress to enact pro-growth tax reform

Editorial: Helping the homeless will take resources as well as resolve

Lee says GOP senators have no business questioning Trump leadership

Utah lawmakers, gun advocates question fee hike for concealed carry permits

3rd District candidate Kathie Allen vows to not take corporate donations

Rep. Mia Love hires former Utah GOP leader as chief of staff

Feds' positive signs mean thousands could get Medicaid in fall; activist wary of state plan

Operation Rio Grande ongoing; police monitoring Jordan River, parks, neighborhoods for impact

Report: BLM agent handed out confiscated Moqui marbles 'like candy'

Zinke: 'Some' monument designations clearly outside law


New Information Technology Pathways Program announced in Lehi (Daily Herald)

Kathie Allen says she won't accept donations from corporations, super PACs (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

D.C. judge approves government warrant for data from anti-Trump website (Reuters)

ISIS Calls Jihadists to Philippines, Threatens Pope Francis (PJ Media)

War on police? Many officers fear growing tensions (Detroit News)

Emmanuel Macron spent 26,000 on makeup in three months (Politico)

Sex, drugs and the return of syphilis (New York Times)

Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck (CNBC)

Pelosi: Democrats Have 'Won Every Fight' Against Republicans (Free Beacon)

Palin, Fake News and the Times (Wall Street Journal)

Interior Secretary Proposes Shrinking Four National Monuments (New York Times)

Italian-American leaders defend Christopher Columbus statue after de Blasio pushes monument commission (New York Daily News)

Rick Perry gets his electricity grid study. The coal and mining industries like it. (Washington Post)

Wise Words


"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." Thomas Jefferson

Lighter Side

Too Toxic

"The American Cancer Society has decided not to host its charity event at Trump's resort, Mar-a-Lago. You know it's not a good sign for Trump when he's considered too toxic for cancer." Conan O'Brien

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