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Morning must reads for Monday, September 11, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 254th day of the year. There are 111 days remaining in 2017. This is the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., in which nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives.

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Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Romney wins matchup - and likely will run if Hatch doesn't

In a hypothetical 2018 U.S. Senate contest, Mitt Romney runs much stronger than other Republican candidates against Democrat Jenny Wilson, according to a new poll commissioned by UtahPolicy.com and conducted by Dan Jones & Associates....

Exclusive: Mitt Romney planning to run for Senate if Orrin Hatch retires

Sources tell UtahPolicy.com that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is preparing to run for Senate in 2018 if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire....

'Political Insiders' disagree with Trump's decision on DACA

Our "Political Insiders" say they disagree with President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program....

Beg to Differ podcast: The unpredictable path of Hurricane Trump

President Donald Trump rolled his own party in Congress this week by making a deal with Democrats. Does this portend stormy weather in Washington going forward?...

Policy News

Pluralsight chooses to expand at home
The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced Utah-based Pluralsight will expand in the state, adding approximately 2,400 jobs, $86.2 million in new state revenue and an estimated $371.7 million in capital investment....

AvidXchange to expand in Utah
The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced AvidXchange, Inc. will expand its Utah operation, adding up to 218 jobs to the community, nearly $1.8 million in new state revenue and $3.5 million in capital investment....

SLCC among nation's top 'Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners'
The national magazine Washington Monthly named Salt Lake Community College to its list of "Twelve Most Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners."...

Davis County 'Meet the Candidate' Nights for municipal elections 2017
The League of Women Voters of Davis County will host eight Meet the Candidate Nights in September and October enabling the citizens of Davis County to meet their respective candidates for Mayor and City Council prior to Election Day....

GOP Senators introduce Employee Rights Act
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican in the United States Senate and a member and former Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Employee Rights Act in the United States Senate....

Utah ACT composite scores rise slightly in 2017; Reading, science scores up, English down, Math holds steady
In 2017 42,580 Utah students 97 percent of whom are public school students took the ACT college entrance exam and posted an average score of 20.3, one-tenth of a point higher than in 2016, according to data released by ACT. Nationally, composite scores rose from 20.8 ...

Developing tomorrow's workforce through Career and Technical Education
Innovation through collaboration: successful education initiatives supplement your workforce development efforts....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Orrin Hatch: Obamacare doesn't deserve a bailout

Op-ed: Utah is a great place to be a Republican - especially after 3 decades in liberal Oregon

Op-ed: Operation Rio Grande is driven by fearmongering

Op-ed: The future rests with Utah's youngest residents - so expand the Child Care Dependent Tax Credit

Op-ed: SLC's dangerous Rio Grande neighborhood needs urgent help, not empty platitudes from The Tribune

Editorial: Police have a heavy burden - an individual's actions can tarnish the whole force's reputation

Feds set to 'lop and scatter' trees near Price to improve sage grouse habitat

In new book, Hillary Clinton compares Utah's Jason Chaffetz to villain from 'Les Miserables'

Task force considers closer state control of scandal-tainted UTA

Utah's Bishop, Love back Harvey funding relief and credit increase; Stewart opposes it

Northwest Shoshone want American Indian vs. Mormon 'Sham Battles' to stop, but Wellsville mayor hopes for 'compromise'

GOP chairman gets caught between moderate, right-wing factions battling over election-law lawsuit

John Curtis: the Republican congressional hopeful, one-time watch salesman and ... sock enthusiast?

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Off-year political rumors and speculation

Op-ed: Who is to blame for Salt Lake's Rio Grande?

Op-ed: What happens when teachers aren't in control of education?

Editorial: Mother Nature reminds us of the need for preparedness

Stewart votes against, Bishop, Love vote for disaster aid, debt limit increase

S.L. County gets $368K grant to hire attorneys for Operation Rio Grande cases

Hill Air Force Base saying goodbye to F-16

State School Board OKs Utah's Every Student Succeeds Act plan

In wake of financial turmoil, League of Cities and Towns appoints new leader

Rural commissioners pan out-of-state green energy development

Utah GOP takes no action on SB54 lawsuit


Forum for voter redistricting slated for Monday evening at Weber State (Standard-Examiner)

Jenny Wilson, Senate candidate, sees 'chaos and havoc' in Washington (Park Record)

National Headlines

Notes from meeting with Russians said not to be damaging to Trump family (Politico)

New Data: Illegal Voters May Have Decided New Hampshire in 2016 (PJ Media)

With 220 languages spoken in California, courts face an interpreter shortage (Los Angeles Times)

Vast new intelligence haul fuels next phase of fight against Islamic State (Los Angeles Times)

Trump calls for a tax reform 'speed-up' in light of Hurricane Irma (Reuters)

North Korea 'secretly helped by Iran to gain nuclear weapons', British officials fear (Telegraph)

AccuWeather predicts economic cost of Harvey, Irma to be $290 billion (AccuWeather)

Bannon declares war with Republican leadership in Congress (Washington Post)

Demonstrators clash in Portland, Vancouver rallies; multiple arrests made (Oregonian)

Here's Why DeVos Has A Point About Due Process (Daily Caller)

European Finance Ministers Want to Force Tech Companies to Start Paying More Taxes (Gizmodo)

Wise Words

American Foundation

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." Harry S Truman

Lighter Side


"We haven't heard much about Russia lately, but this is interesting. They did an international survey, and most countries now have more confidence in Vladimir Putin than Donald Trump. Out of 37 countries, 22 of them said they have more faith in Putin. Other countries are now watching "Rocky IV" and hoping Drago wins." Jimmy Kimmel

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