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Morning must reads for Monday, August 28, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 240th day of the year. There are 125 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

'Political Insiders' doubt Operation Rio Grande will have a lasting impact on downtown Salt Lake City

Operation Rio Grande, the multifaceted operation to clean up violence and drug abuse surrounding the homeless population in downtown Salt Lake City is entering its third week....

This patriot can solve the monument debate � and should have had his own decades ago

All 10 years I lived in the DC area, my home was within walking distance of Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway....

Utah Republican Party raising funds for Texas hurricane relief

The Utah GOP is raising money and supplies in order to send a truck to Houston to assist with relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey....

Bernie Sanders supporters helped put Donald Trump in the White House

A new analysis shows voters who backed Bernie Sanders during the presidential primaries pushed Donald Trump over the finish line in three critical states that gave Trump his electoral college victory in 2016....

Beg to Differ podcast: Don't count your votes before they 'Hatch'

Bryan Schott and Mike Winder make you the smartest person in the room when you discuss politics....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Operation Rio Grande is saving lives

Op-ed: Should you be forced to subsidize your neighbor's solar panels?

Op-ed: Operation Rio Grande shows that Utah is proficient at incarceration - but ill-equipped for rehabilitation

Editorial: Prosecutorial oversight is a good thing

Editorial: Zinke assures years of legal limbo for Utah's Bears Ears

Tribes are 'willing to go into battle' if Trump makes Utah's Bears Ears monument smaller

Advocates growing impatient as Utah's new plan for cleaner air falls behind schedule

Dropped after controversy, woman who ran county office while boss suffered mental decline asks for severance pay

Oops. Utah Democrats say they need a second state party convention this year

Murray Mayor Ted Eyre, 71, dies after battling cancer

Rep. Rob Bishop talks public lands, national monuments in Layton town hall

House Speaker Greg Hughes fields comments about 'scary,' 'insurmountable' spread of crime, homeless people

Deseret News

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: Painful discussion can move us to a better future

Op-ed: Utah schools - not much has changed since 1968

Editorial: The future of Utah transportation funding requires forethought and nuanced solutions

Editorial: Secretary Zinke's decision may lend balance to monument designation

Editorial: IT Pathway initiatives to promote a skilled-workforce deserve support

Sen. Hatch roasted over sausage tweet

Bears Ears to be 160,000 acres?

Embattled former deputy recorder Julie Dole asks county leaders for severance pay

Trump again calls for release of Utahn held in Venezuelan prison

Utah Democrats to hold second convention to take up unfinished business

'Be our eyes and ears:' Operation Rio Grande leaders urge neighborhoods to report 'ripple effect'

Bishop meets divided house at Layton town hall

Utah plan 'not mindless compliance' to federal education act, state superintendent says

Elected officials want Rocky Mountain Power to invest more in rural Utah

The truth about Utah's and the nation's gender pay gap

The monumental battle over the West

$10M to be paid to providers never compensated by Arches, but most debt remains

Utah County moving forward with creation of the state's first prosecutorial review board


Editorial: Waiting for results is the cloud to vote-by-mail's silver lining (Daily Herald)

Bob Hunter to direct WSU Walker Institute (Standard-Examiner)

U.S. Rep. Bishop to step down after next term, presuming he wins in 2018 (Standard-Examiner)

Protecting speech: USU, campuses nationwide re-examine rights, safety, academics (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

One hundred black-clad anarchists storm 'No To Marxism' rally, pepper spray leader of conservative group (Daily Mail)

Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon Over 'Hate Group' Designation (PJ Media)

J.P. Morgan's Hate List (Wall Street Journal)

Podesta Group retroactively files more DOJ disclosures for pro-Putin work (Washington Examiner)

Hunger eats away at Venezuela's soul as its people struggle to survive (Guardian)

Out on the road with Sanders and Warren: Will the Democrats follow them to the left? (Guardian)

First-ever water tax proposed to tackle unsafe drinking water in California (Press Telegram)

Can the feds, Wall Street prevent another market plunge? (New York Post)

Trump expected to lift ban on military gear to local police forces (USA Today)

Trump on China: 'I want tariffs. And I want someone to bring me some tariffs' (MarketWatch)

Should California spend $3 billion to help people buy electric cars? (Los Angeles Times)

Wise Words


"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lighter Side


"Hillary Clinton is coming out with a book called "What Happened." Out of habit, Bill Clinton immediately came out with his own book called "Baby, I Can Explain." Conan O'Brien

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