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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning must reads for Thursday, August 3, 2017

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 215th day of the year. There are 150 days remaining in 2017.

How much more liberal is Salt Lake County than Utah as a whole? The United Utah Party wins a court battle to get on November's ballot. Another health insurance company pulls out of the Utah ACA exchanges.

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Today At Utah Policy

Analysis: Just how liberal is Salt Lake County?

 Everyone knows that Salt Lake County which contains Democratic Salt Lake City and 40 percent of the state's population is more liberal than Utah as a whole....

Salt Lake County GOP gears up to find a replacement for Gary Ott

The election to replace Gary Ott as Salt Lake County Recorder could be a wild affair with 10 or more candidates joining the fray....

United Utah Party wins court fight to get on the ballot

Judge David Nuffer ordered the Utah Election Office to place Jim Bennett's name on the ballot as a candidate for the United Utah Party in the Third Congressional District special election this fall....

Weekly survey: Will Gen. John Kelly end the White House drama?

President Donald Trump hired retired Gen. John Kelly as his new chief of staff. Will Kelly be able to end the constant drama coming out of the White House, or will it remain chaotic as usual? Vote now in our weekly survey....

Policy News

Press release: Rapid DNA heads to president's desk for signature
Rapid DNA-legislation sponsored in the Senate and championed by Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee-is headed to the President's desk for his signature after passing both the House and the Senate with widesprea...

Salt Lake Chamber announces new Cybersecurity Leadership Council
The Salt Lake Chamber is proud to announce the launch of the new Cybersecurity Leadership Council....

Univerity of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Procurement Technical Assitance Center to help Utah companies meet new federal cybersecurity requirements
The University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center are partnering to host two cybersecurity workshops on Tuesday, August 29 at Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus and at Weber State Univ...

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Michelle Quist Mumford: A cautionary tale of incivility

Molina pulls out of Utah health insurance marketplace

National Park Service grants money to preserve Bear River Massacre site

As SLC airport passengers increase, TSA goes to the dogs to keep up

Airport says it's time to make 'emergency' taxi fare limits permanent

Judge overrules state election leaders, orders new Utah party and candidate to be included on special election ballot

Poll: 87% of Utahns are concerned about North Korea's nuclear threat

State evaluating new voting machines for purchase but counties may have to pick up the tab

Julie Dole makes quick work with staffing changes in recorder's office she's overseeing for now

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Protecting the mayor should be a no-brainer

Op-ed: Utah leaders should restructure electricity market

Editorial: Differences over land management not as cut and dried as some believe

Judge orders state to put United Utah Party candidate on special election ballot

Sen. Orrin Hatch's bill allowing rapid DNA headed to president's desk

Now Wasatch County has sent GOP congressional primary ballots to unaffiliated voters

Online sales tax amnesty program launched in 13 states, including Utah

Molina out of federal health exchange in Utah, leaving 70K without carrier

Security on mind as state auditions new voting machines, software

National Headlines

Trump unveils bill to transform legal immigration system (FOX Business)

Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Spars With CNN's Acosta Over Immigration (CNN)

Zuckerberg hires former Clinton pollster Joel Benenson (Politico)

Poll finds support for marijuana legalization (The Hill)

Trump Says U.S.'Losing' Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals (NBC News)

Dow pole vaults 22,000, but beware the landing (Reuters)

Sessions's move to take on affirmative action energizes Trump's base (Washington Post)

White House fires a top intelligence adviser (Associated Press)

Chris Wray sworn in as FBI director (CNN)

Congress OKs big boost in GI Bill college aid for veterans (Washington Post)

Molina Healthcare to cut 1500 jobs, exit markets in Utah and Wisconsin (Washington Post)

Wise Words

Absolutely Free

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." Albert Camus

Lighter Side


"New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is on a real tear to stop leaks from the White House. We know this because someone in the White House leaked it."James Corden

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