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Morning must reads for Friday, August 4, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 216th day of the year. There are 149 days remaining in 2017.

Sarah Palin endorses Tanner Ainge. Robert Mueller impanels a grand jury in the Russia probe. Congress leaves Washington without a single major legislative accomplishment.

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Today At Utah Policy

We're going to run out of tin foil - Bernick and Schott on politics #337

Jim Bennett and the United Utah Party win their lawsuit to get on the ballot in November's special congressional election. Will they have an impact?...

Bob Bernick's notebook: Why I still think Orrin Hatch will retire

Well, it's August the month I was told U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch would announce whether he is going to run for an unprecedented 8th term next year or retire....

Lee: Phone call leaks 'unacceptable'; Leaker should be fired

Sen. Mike Lee says whoever leaked transcripts of President Donald Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders to the press should be fired....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #337

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

Beg to Differ podcast: Daddy has to step in and fix the problem

Time to make you the smartest person in the room when you discuss politics....

Consider this: Utah's outdoor recreation economy is thriving

With towering red rocks and snowy mountains, Utah is known worldwide for its wondrous beauty. It's clear that Mother Nature played favorites with our state, and it provides an 84,899-square-mile product testing lab for a thriving outdoor industry....

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

Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune: Hike of the Week: Jenny's Canyon--Tribune:Top new outdoor gear, as seen at Utah's final OR show--Tribune: Goodbye, Outdoor Retailer - you will be missedWeekend EventsNew Films-- The Dark Tower: Tribune review-- Detroit: Tribune review-- Landline: Trib...

Salt Lake City and Urban Food Connections announce awardees of the local food microgrant program and launch second round of funding
With farmers markets across the area in full swing, Salt Lake City is pleased to announce that a second round of funding is open for local farmers through the Local Food Microgrant Program.  ...

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Mia Love finds a better way to talk with constituents

Editorial: Chris the plumber

Ainge boasts endorsement from Sarah Palin in race to replace Chaffetz

Rolly: Special congressional election conjures up ghosts of Republican political past

Jim Bennett hopes to make up lost time in House race now that he's finally clinched a spot on the ballot

Salt Lake County sheriff candidates would support marijuana if Utahns voted for it

Senate confirms Huber as U.S. attorney for Utah, returning him to old job

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Are Americans not going to own cars in the future? Don't believe it

Op-ed: Look at the results and not rhetoric

Editorial: More colleges should consider the BYU-I model and put education first

Why Utah and Idaho are seen as 'attractive places to live'

No changes for Montana's national monument. Is Utah next?

UTA trustee still questions $10K campaign contribution to board vice chairwoman

Fledging United Utah Party taking aim at GOP dominance

Sarah Palin endorses Tanner Ainge in 3rd Congressional District GOP primary

Herbert: 'Time for action, time for doing' regarding rural job growth


Mia Love expresses support for medical marijuana at Saratoga Springs town hall (Daily Herald)

Candidates continue to show colors at 2nd Logan debate (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Acosta Pulls the Media's Mask Off (Spectator)

Congress heads into break with Republican promises unfulfilled (Reuters)

Half of Detroit's 8 mayoral candidates are felons (Detroit News)

Michael Moore: 'Who Wouldn't Vote For Tom Hanks For President?' (Gossip Cop)

Mandatory composting? Gavin Newsom isn't shying away from his liberal record (Sacramento Bee)

GOP Has Full Control of 26 States (Americans for Tax Reform)

West Virginia governor announces plan to switch parties (CNN)

In West Virginia, Trump Hails Conservatism and a New GOP Governor (New York Times)

A letter from H.R. McMaster said Susan Rice will keep her top-secret security clearance (Circa)

Kelly gives McMaster cover in West Wing battles (Politico)

Sen. Cornyn calls Trump 'an ally' in tackling illegal immigration (CBS News)

GOP bill could help fund Trump's border wall (CNN)

Wise Words


"Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear." Albert Camus

Lighter Side


"First lady Melania Trump announced today that her first solo international trip will be to Toronto, Canada. The purpose of her trip hasn't been announced. But I'm guessing sanctuary?" Seth Meyers

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