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Morning must reads for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Today At Utah Policy

Special session to deal with homeless issues coming next week

Gov. Gary Herbert will call the Utah Legislature into a special session next Wednesday to deal with several issues involving the homeless problem in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, UtahPolicy.com is told....

Weekly survey: Will Sen. Orrin Hatch run again or retire?

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he will decide on his political future by the end of the year. Will he run for an eighth term or retire? Let us know what you think in our weekly survey....

Report: Preliminary discussions underway about Salt Lake City 2026 Winter Olympics

Preliminary discussions are reportedly underway about Salt Lake City or Denver hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games....

3rd Congressional District Poll: Curtis leads Allen by 30-points; Bennett barely misses out on televised debate

Jim Bennett, the 3rd Congressional District candidate for the newly-formed United Utah Party, will miss the Utah Debate Commission's October debate by a 0.43 percentage point, according to the Debate Commission....

Policy News

Need exporter training? Still a few places available in the fall 2017 Global Business Management Course
The Salt Lake Community College Global Business Center is accepting registrations for the fall 2017 Executive Certificate of Global Business Management course, which begins Sept. 27 and ends Dec. 6, 2017....

WTC Utah and UServeUtah teamed up to serve the homeless community on 9/11
In conjunction with the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, World Trade Center Utah and UServeUtah spent the day feeding the homeless community at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall and cleaning the Weigand Homeless Resource Center. Both the dining hall and th...

Hatch, Wyden request information on Equifax breach
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on Equifax Inc., to respond to reports that the firm experienced a data breach exposing personally identifiable information such as Social Security numbers, birthdates, addres...

Hatch's legislation to fight against human trafficking passes in the Senate
Legislation to create a special human trafficking advisory council, sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch-R-Utah, the senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee-passed in the Senate....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Catholic Community Services isn't going anywhere

Editorial: Good riddance to Utah's 'ag-gag' law

Salt Lake Valley's convention experts refocus after losing Outdoor Retailer trade shows

Utah's lawsuit against feds on hold after EPA says it might reverse Obama-era order to install pollution controls at 2 coal plants

Hoping to counter deadly trend, Utah officials confirm 425 suicides so far in 2017

State builds fence around Rio Grande shelter, even though the SLC Council has yet to sign off

Provo Mayor John Curtis takes lead in poll for congressional race to replace Chaffetz

Census: Utah ranks No. 3 for households with high-speed internet

Auditor says Mountain Accord expenses look OK but transparency questions sent to attorney general

Northwest Shoshone, Wellsville city leaders discuss 'options' for the future of American Indian vs. Mormon settler 'Sham Battle'

Mormon church, Utah senators lend their support to bakers refusing to make cake for gay weddings

Deseret News

Ralph Hancock: Secular liberals should check their own 'dogma'

Editorial: The Utah GOP should end its opposition to SB54

Editorial: We condemn religious tests for office

Senate passes Hatch bill to create human trafficking advisory council

Salt Lake 2026? Another Winter Olympics looking more likely

Hatch warns lawmakers to avoid 'bailout' of ACA in health reform efforts

LDS Church, 22 Utah senators back Colorado baker in Supreme Court case

Salt Lake convention industry still viable, leaders say

Auditor finds no evidence of spending misconduct by Mountain Accord

Only Curtis, Allen make Utah Debate Commission cut

We've got your backpack: Volunteers prepare supplies for Utah's homeless


Utah County Sheriff's Office pitches camping ban ordinance targeting the homeless to commission (Daily Herald)

Cache scores highest in state on SAGE exams, but decreases seen across Utah (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Calls to punish 'global warming' skeptics rise (Washington Times)

'It hurt': Clinton says Sanders dragged out nomination fight (Yahoo News)

61% Say It's Time for Hillary Clinton To Retire (Rasmussen Reports)

Justices Allow Refugee Ban While Case Proceeds (New York Times)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation (Seattle Times)

Sanders will introduce universal health care, backed by 15 Democrats (Washington Post)

Over liberals' objections, Supreme Court says Texas need not draw new districts now (Washington Post)

American households finally earn more than they did in 1999 (Los Angeles Times)

Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq at New Records as Promise of Tax Reform Boosts Banks (TheStreet)

Mnuchin: It might not be possible to reach 15 percent corporate tax rate (Washington Post)

Texas AG Files Suit Against 3 Texas Business for Price Gouging (NBC News)

Wise Words


"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." Malala Yousafzai

Lighter Side


"Congressional leaders are still upset with President Trump's decision on the DACA immigration plan. They called it "brainless," "heartless," and "cowardly." All Trump needs are some ruby slippers, and he's off to see the wizard!" Jimmy Fallon

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