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Morning must reads for Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 220th day of the year. There are 145 days remaining in 2017.

Negative campaigning takes center stage in a 3rd CD GOP debate. A new report on climate change says we're already feeling the effects of a changing climate. North Korea threatens to use nuclear weapons against the United States.

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Today At Utah Policy

Nearly half of Utahns say Trump makes them nervous

Well, you can't get much more of a populace split than this: 49 percent of Utahns say the way GOP President Donald Trump is acting is making them nervous about the future of the United States....

Opinion shorts: Tax reform, leftward we go, & U.S. angst

Democrats "compromise" on tax reform. James Freeman in the Wall Street Journal notes that Democrats in the U.S. Senate say they want to compromise on tax reform, but have already rejected any tax cuts that include the upper class....

Jason Chaffetz, who left Congress early, is ripping Congress for going on recess early (with video)

Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who retired from Congress early, is slamming Congress for not staying in session through August. Apparently, Chaffetz doesn't understand irony....

Hatch causes social media firestorm by saying GOP 'Shot their wad' on health care

Sen. Orrin Hatch sent social media into a flurry on Monday morning when he used a colorful phrase to describe the Republican-controlled Congress' failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act....

Policy News

Utah governor appoints new SLCC trustees
Utah Governor Gary Herbert appointed Lori Chillingworth, Linda Luchetti, and Brady Southwick to serve on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees. Shawn Newell represents the SLCC Alumni Association and SLCC Student Association President Aynoa Rincon represents the ...

U.S. Term Limits launches Utah chapter
U.S. Term Limits has launched a fully staffed and operational chapter in Utah to continue the progress that Democrats and Republicans have made to reign in the powerful in Washington, DC by imposing congressional term limits....

The Fox Files: 'Coopetition'
In this community, we are proud of our ability to collaborate and cooperate. Indeed, I believe those values are Utah's calling card in the marketplace. But one of the things we don't talk about all that often is our unique ability to "coopete." ...

Getting the best out of your brand ambassadors
An Outdoor Industry Breakfast & Business Discussion presented by the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, SnowSports Industries America (SIA), and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDC Utah)...

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: A success-driven city should start with infrastructure

Editorial: McAdams does his due diligence on homeless crisis

Despite making up half the population, women often missing from Wasatch Front city halls

Lawmakers to take up new fireworks proposals - including a statewide ban

Rolly: Utah cases show three reasons why Mike Lee is right and Jeff Sessions is wrong on asset forfeiture

Schedule changes coming Sunday to UTA bus, rail lines

Candidates snipe and gripe during debate in race to replace Chaffetz

U.S. Term Limits opens Utah office - figuring state needs it after electing Orrin Hatch for 40 years

Boston Celtics manager Danny Ainge sat in a dunk tank to raise money for son's Utah campaign

Deseret News

Op-ed: Why we support Chris Herrod for Congress

Op-ed: In defense of moderation in politics

Op-ed: It's time to invite Sen. Orrin Hatch to come home

Boyd Matheson: $20 trillion in debt? Crucial conversation time for Congress

Editorial: Only a system that preserves choice and competition can safeguard against Charlie Gard case

Gov. Gary Herbert pleased John Curtis is taking 'high road' in Congressional primary race

Sparks fly over negative campaigning in 3rd District GOP primary debate

S.L. County mayor's night in shelter fueled Draper mayor's compassion, then controversy


Danny Ainge helps at fundraiser for son in congressional race (Daily Herald)

Kaysville inquiry into $13K found in public works safe uncovers no misdeeds (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Bakers refused to make pro-Trump birthday cake for 9-year-old boy (Washington Times)

Brock plots media-assault on Trump (Media Equalizer)

U.S. Is Sending More Marines to Afghanistan (NBC News)

U.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines (NBC News)

Maxine Waters Won't Rule Out All-Black Party (Daily Caller)

Miami-Dade complied with Trump to change its 'sanctuary' status. It worked (Miami Herald)

Trump Administration Revises Conservation Plan For Western Sage Grouse (NPR)

Transgender day camp to include 4-year-olds (ABC News)

Trump thanks service members to mark Purple Heart Day (Los Angeles Times)

Google has fired the employee who penned a controversial memo on women and tech (Recode)

Anthem to pull out of Nevada health-care exchange (Washington Post)

Wise Words


"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." Henry Ford

Lighter Side


"President Trump announced a new immigration plan that will favor people who speak English. Which is why tonight, he had to deport himself. "I am BIGLY, BIGLY sad!" Jimmy Fallon

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