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Morning must reads for Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 255th day of the year. There are 110 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Count My Vote will fix plurality issue with runoff election

Organizers of the "Count My Vote" petition say they're going to address the sticky "plurality issue" in their ballot initiative....

Romney could be first person to be a Governor and Senator for two different states in more than 100 years

Mitt Romney could become the first person in modern history to serve as governor of one state and win election to the U.S. Senate from another....

Policy News

Fox Files: '30 Year Anniversary'
We celebrate our organization's 30 year anniversary this week at our annual meeting. We're excited to share our fiscal year results, to honor 3 amazing individuals and organizations, and to provide a look forward on what the future will bring for EDCUtah. ...

Utah ranked #1 among the top 10 states bridging the broadband gap
Whether you're a baby boomer, millennial, or anything in between (we're talking to you, gen Xers), your internet connection is probably more than just a modern convenience. It's a practical necessity....

Utah companies exhibit products at the DSEI trade show in London
Six Utah companies are exhibiting their products this week at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade show....

Hatch praises HHS rollback of Obama-era TANF rule
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued a statement following the U.S Department of Health and Human Services' recent announcement that it will roll-back an Obama-era rule allowing states to opt out of work requirements for Temporary Assistance for Need...

Despite improvement, too many Utahns still experience food insecurity
Nearly 112,000 Utah households struggled with food insecurity - limited or uncertain access to enough food - in 2016, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: The migration of the homeless should be no surprise

Utah students' SAGE test scores dropped in all subjects last year

Settlement would let Rocky Mountain Power charge nonsolar customers to pay for rooftop solar power

Mitt Romney is considering a Senate run if Orrin Hatch retires, and a new poll shows he'd likely win

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes wants to protect us from ourselves and keep gerrymandering

Deseret News

Op-ed: We need to rethink public policing

Editorial: Utah can make a competitive pitch for Amazon's new headquarters

Cedar City planning commissioner, council candidate arrested for investigation of DUI

Biskupski kicks off Navy Week in the shoes of a sailor

35 of 1,000 arrested in Operation Rio Grande qualify for 'specialty court' starting this week

Statewide SAGE scores dip slightly in 2017; opt-out rates on the rise


U.S. 89 upgrade plan, while worrisome to some, won't likely be slowed, many say (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden Police: Enforcement will keep SLC problems away (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

What It's Like to Be Smeared by the Southern Poverty Law Center (Wall Street Journal)

Bin Laden's Son Is Poised to Unify Terrorists Worldwide (Daily Beast)

U.S. Supreme Court Temporarily Restores Trump's Refugee Travel Ban (Bloomberg)

'Sanctuary businesses'? Tough-talking states give businesses a pass on illegal immigration (Los Angeles Times)

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Key (Associated Press)

Bannon's 'epic' defense of Trump doesn't extend to all his moves, or all his aides and allies (Washington Post)

DOJ prosecutors agree Arpaio case should be tossed after Trump pardon (Arizona Republic)

The dam is breaking on Democrats' embrace of single-payer (Washington Post)

Trump Commemorates Sept. 11 Attacks With Vow to Conquer 'Evil' (New York Times)

Irma and Harvey together will be as expensive as Hurricane Katrina (CNNMoney)

Janet Yellen and Ivanka Trump Met Over Breakfast as the Fed Race Heated Up (Bloomberg)

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

Have a Chance

"Well guys, it is official - football has begun! I saw that the Patriots will play a game in Mexico this November. And once they're down there, the rest of the league will say, "OK, build the wall! Quick - we have a chance!" Jimmy Fallon

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