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Morning must reads for Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 241st day of the year. There are 124 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Hatch has some daunting numbers to overcome if he wants to win an 8th term

As reported last week in UtahPolicy.com, U.S. Orrin Hatch may take until the end of October to announce for sure whether he will run for re-election next year or not....

Lawmakers set to wrestle powers away from governor's office

 Republican state legislators with perhaps some Democrats tagging along will be looking in early 2018 to take power from the executive branch of government....

Opinion shorts: Thoughts on Hurricane Harvey and the Arpaio pardon

Be glad you live in the mountains. Watching the incredible devastation in the Houston area brings to mind a couple of things....

Rob Bishop says his next term will be his last

Rep. Rob Bishop says he will retire after one more term in Congress....

Policy News

Press release: Agreement announced for Utah rooftop solar
Gov. Gary R. Herbert today announced an unprecedented accomplishment in the advancement of sustainable rooftop solar energy in Utah....

John Knotwell appointed President and CEO of Utah Technology Council
Utah Technology Council announces that the Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed John Knotwell as President and CEO. Knotwell succeeds Richard R. Nelson, who will serve as advisor to the Board of Directors....

Fox Files: 'Small business services'
I frequently hear the question, "It seems like there are a lot of resources and tax credits available to larger businesses, but how does that help small business?"...

Mayor Biskupski announces Project Homeless Connect and volunteer drive
Mayor Jackie Biskupski along with service providers and community partners, announced the first annual Project Homeless Connect in Salt Lake City to be held October 6th at the Salt Palace Convention Center....

Hatch statement on the nomination of Andrei Iancu as USPTO Director
 Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, issued the following statement on the nomination of Andrei Iancu as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademar...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah women last, again

Rocky Mountain Power, solar advocates, reach a deal on an alternative to utility's net-metering program

Utah insurers want high-cost patients removed from the Obamacare marketplace

Here are the weapons and surplus gear your local police force has received from the U.S. military

Utah lawmaker Paul Ray has a way of making enemies - and he likes it

Fences have helped cut wildlife collisions by 35% on I-80, so UDOT is building more of them

Not all Utah police forces are interested in, again, receiving guns from U.S. military

State lawmaker chosen to head Utah Technology Council advocacy group

Utahn Thomas Wright elected to Republican National Committee post

Some Salt Lake County leaders want to halt money shift to help build new Hale Centre Theatre

Utah taxpayers to spend $67 million to improve SLC's Rio Grande area through law enforcement, drug treatment, services

Deseret News

Op-ed: Tax increase would offer little change, only more confusion

Op-ed: Follow the Framers of the Constitution and vote no on term limits

Boyd Matheson: After the eclipse, we need to take the cosmic perspective on life

Editorial: Racial equality is a goal behind which all should unite

Operation Rio Grande to cost $67 million over 2 years

New research may be blueprint for tackling Utah's wintertime inversion

Salt Lake seeks 500 volunteers for 'one-stop shop' event for homeless

Utahn in Kenya election calls for help to preserve peace following tumultuous election

Huntsman confirmation hearing could come as soon as mid-September


Trackline: Ogden will demolish Swift Building, offer incentives to bike company (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Violence by far-left protesters in Berkeley sparks alarm (Los Angeles Times)

Anarchist rampage in Berkeley renews free speech debate (Associated Press)

Michael Moore Says Trump Is On Track To Win Again In 2020 (Fast Company)

Everyone's Running for President in 2020 (NBC News)

Muslim Reformer Joins Christians in Suing Far-Left Terror-Linked Organization for 'Hate' Defamation (PJ Media)

North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions (Reuters)

Trump Promises '100 Percent' Support For Flood Victims (NPR)

Houston Mayor's No-Win Dilemma: Whether to Tell Residents to Stay or Go (New York Times)

On third try, Illinois House approves education funding bill (Chicago Tribune)

Hillary Excuse No. 1756: Trump Stood Too Close to Me (National Review)

Jonathan Turley: Trump was wrong to pardon Arpaio, but other presidents have done worse (USA Today)

Wise Words


"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt

Lighter Side

Dr. Seuss

"Some parents in California are mad that a kindergarten teacher read their kids a book about transgenderism. It was the Dr. Seuss classic, "Cat in the Hat Who Identifies as a Dog." Conan O'Brien

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