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Morning must reads for Friday, September 1, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 244th day of the year. There are 121 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Buckle up, things are about to get crazy! - Bernick and Schott on politics #340

Long-simmering tensions exploded this week between Speaker Greg Hughes and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski over Operation Rio Grande. ...

Bob Bernick's notebook: Biskupski's tone deafness could be her political undoing

An interesting display this week of public pique....

Stewart says there's no need to have President Trump testify on Russia emails

Rep. Chris Stewart says he sees no need right now to ask President Trump to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee, despite calls from his Democratic colleagues....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #340

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott dig through the rubble of an explosive week in Utah politics....

Weekly survey: Trump's pardon of Arpaio

President Donald Trump pardoned controversial Arizona Sheriff last week. Arpaio had been convicted of criminal contempt for refusing a judges order for his office to stop using racial profiling toward Latinos. Do you agree or disagree with Trump's decision? Vote now in our w...

Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Utah Hike of the Week: Lackawaxen Lake - Guardsman Pass--Tribune: A guide to hunting in Utah, a year-round game--Tribune: Sawtooth Mountains offer wet and wild adventure a short drive from the Wasatch Front--Tribune:Erin Alberty: To survive the 'divorc...

Utah Debate Commission will hold special election debate
 The Utah Debate Commission is pleased to announce that we will be holding a debate for the 3rd Congressional District special election....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Rooftop solar deal is progress but not a solution

Cougar hunting permits to increase in Utah over the objections of wildlife advocates

Voting by mail helped nearly double turnout in Salt Lake County primary, officials say

Recounts coming in Salt Lake City, Sandy council races

Project Vote Smart leader says today's political campaigns dirtier than ever

In a moment of apparent unity, House speaker and SLC mayor say part of troubled Rio Grande Street will be closed to vehicles

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Texans have reminded Americans who they really are

Op-ed: Why are the arts being de-emphasized by our state school board?

Editorial: We respect Congressman Rob Bishop's decision to move on

Will a third-party candidate make the cut for 3rd Congressional District debate?

Under pressure from lawmaker, Biskupski closes Rio Grande Street to traffic

'Here to stay': Nearly 200 rally for deferred action program for immigrants

New logistics commander praises 'complex,' 'important' work at Hill Air Force Base

Groups gird for legal battle over monuments

National Headlines

Trump gets boost as GDP growth is revised upward (Politico)

Trump's growing economy faces fall obstacles (The Hill)

Vandals Damage Statue Of Christopher Columbus In Yonkers Amid Growing Controversy (CBS News)

Rand Paul: I'm ready to fight for tax reform (CNN)

France's Macron says his job not 'cool', cites talks with Turkey's Erdogan (Reuters)

Trump launches 'once-in-a-generation' effort to sell tax reform (The Hill)

White House stops plan for companies to report worker pay by race and gender (Los Angeles Times)

What is the Nashville Statement and why are people talking about it? (USA Today)

Linda Sarsour Exploits Hurricane Harvey to Fund Community Organizing (National Review)

A liberal think tank has just pushed out an employee who criticized Google. That's worrying. (Washington Post)

House Commerce Committee delays net neutrality hearing (The Hill)

Wise Words


"When people accept breaking the law as normal, something happens to the whole society." Orson Welles

Lighter Side

New Beer

"There's a new beer coming out that contains marijuana. Unfortunately, the inventor cannot for the life of him remember how he made it." Conan O'Brien

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