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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Morning Must Reads for Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 257th day of the year. There are 109 days left in 2016.

Utahns want presidential candidates to disclose medical information. Utah Democrats foul up an attempt to replace an ailing candidate on the ballot. Hillary Clinton says she didn't think her pneumonia diagnosis was "that big a deal."

The clock:

  • 56 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
  • 132 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 177 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Tuesday: 

  1. Most Utahns want presidential candidates to release detailed medical information [Utah Policy].

  2. Gov. Gary Herbert is leading a trade mission to Canada, something that would be unheard of during election season if he weren't so far ahead of his Democratic opponent [Utah Policy].

  3. Utah Democrats try to replace an ailing candidate on the ballot, but can't because it's past the deadline [Utah Policy, Tribune].

  4. Hillary Clinton is desperately doing damage control on her previously unknown pneumonia diagnosis, saying she didn't make it public because she thought it wasn't "going to be that big a deal" [Politico]. In fact, Clinton kept the pneumonia diagnosis a secret from most of her team [BBC]. Bill Clinton says Hillary has occasionally suffered from the same sort of malady because she works "like a demon" [NBC News].

  5. A former leader of the Democratic National Committee says the party should immediately come up with a contingency plan should health problems force Hillary Clinton out of the presidential race [Politico].

  6. Rep. Jason Chaffetz has issued a subpoena for the FBI's complete case file in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server [Politico].

  7. Evan McMullin's campaign is circulating a memo to prominent anti-Trump Republicans laying out his path to victory [Politico].

  8. Utah Hispanic activist Tony Yapias has been arrested and charged with rape [Deseret News, Tribune].

  9. A group opposed to a rapid transit project in Provo and Orem says the Utah Transit Authority is stonewalling an open-records request [Tribune].

  10. The NCAA is moving seven championship events out of North Carolina due to that state's controversial transgender bathroom legislation [USA Today].

On this day in history:

  • 1788 - The Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election and declared New York City the temporary national capital.
  • 1814 - During a British attack on Fort McHenry, Md., Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
  • 1948 - Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.
  • 1993 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands at the White House after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian authority.

Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Utahns Want Presidential Candidates to Release Detailed Health Information

With the announcement Sunday by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign that she has pneumonia and will be taking a few days off from campaigning, a new UtahPolicy poll shows overwhelming support for both her and GOP candidate Donald Trump to release “compl...

Chaffetz Escalates Battle with FBI over Clinton Probe Records

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetzserves a top FBI official with a subpoena for the full case file of the Bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email system....

Utah Democrats Botch Effort to Replace Ailing Candidate

Oooops!A mix up in Democrats filing a replacement candidate in Utah House District 10 has the GOP state chairman saying there should be no Democratic candidate in that South Ogden race this year....

Herbert So Far Ahead, He is Taking a Week Off

Gov. Gary Herbert is headed to Canada this week. It's fairly certain that he would not be headed to the Great White North with a little more than 50 days left in the 2016 election if he didn't have a colossal 41-point lead over Democrat Mike Weinholtz in the polls....

Policy News

A Little Bit of Cache Valley On Board Space Mission to Asteroid Bennu
The Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan played a major role in developing some of the instrumentation on the solar-powered spacecraft, named the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resources Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, which wil...

Mayor Jackie Biskupski's Statement on her Appointment of Lisa Shaffer to Director of the Department of Public Services
Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the appointment of Lisa Shaffer to Director of the Department of Public Services....

Utah Treasurer David Damschen Announces $21.6 Million Unclaimed Cash Returned to Utahns in FY2016
Utah State Treasurer David Damschen announced that $21.6 million in unclaimed funds and property were returned in FY2016 (July 2015 – June 2016) to over 30,000 Utahns by the Unclaimed Property Division of the Utah State Treasurer’s Office. ...

Snap Finance to Expand at Utah Headquarters
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Snap Finance announced that the digital financing company will expand their customer service and corporate operations in Utah....

GOED Board Approves UPS Expansion Project
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved UPS for an incentive to build a regional package operations facility in Utah, adding up to 195 high-paying jobs and more than $200 million in capital investment....

Nominees Announced for Three 4th District Court Vacancies
The 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for three vacancies on the 4th District Court. ...

$2,500 Essay Competition for Students at Colleges & Universities in Utah
In conjunction with the annual McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism, students at colleges and universities in Utah are invited to submit an original essay of 500 words. The winning essayist on the topic listed below will r...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah must find new ways to encourage affordable housing

Group says UTA stonewalling records request on Provo-Orem project

Dems' bid to replace ailing candidate blocked by elections mistake

Utah Hispanic activist Tony Yapias arrested, charged with rape

Latino vote director for Hillary Clinton tells Utahns their votes count

Concerns could push back breach of Great Salt Lake causeway

Utah family protests Confederate flag that flew at demolition derby

Utah school board candidates sound off on teacher retention, Common Core and charters

Deseret News

Editorial: LDS Church's call for 'fairness for all' contrasts new civil rights' report

Ex A.G. John Swallow pushing for preliminary hearing over prosecutors' objections

Utah County Democrats open campaign office in heart of Republican country

Trump lead over Clinton in Utah widens slightly in new poll

Tony Yapias, prominent activist for Latino community in Utah, charged with rape


Utah Speaker of the House encourages Utah County Republicans to vocally support Donald Trump (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Former DNC chairman calls for Clinton contingency plan (Politico)

Trump shrugs at Clinton's health to level 'deplorables' attack (Politico)

Supporters join Trump on stage: We are not deplorable (The Hill)

Clinton allies criticize campaign over health secrecy (The Hill)

Clinton says she didn't think pneumonia diagnosis disclosure 'was going to be that big a deal' (FOX News)

President, Congressional Leaders Come Together to Talk Shutdown, Zika Funding (NBC News)

Louisiana delegation presses Obama for flood aid (Associated Press)

Trump says Clinton running 'hate-filled campaign' at tense North Carolina rally (Washington Post)

Gov. Brown makes overtime pay for nannies and other caregivers a permanent part of California law (Los Angeles Times)

The Dakota Access pipeline, what now? (Associated Press)

Obama Pledges Redoubled Efforts to Make Health Law Successful (Wall Street Journal)

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