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Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Morning Must Reads for Thursday, September 15, 2016
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 259th day of the year. There are 107 days left in 2016.
Utah GOP leaders are wading into some state school board races. Donald Trump, Jr. will attend a fundraiser in Salt Lake City next week. Facebook selects New Mexico for a new data center instead of Utah.
- 11 days to the first presidential debate at Hofstra University (9/26/2016)
- 19 days to the vice presidential debate at Longwood University (10/4/2016)
- 24 days to the second presidential debate at Washington University (10/9/2016)
- 34 days to the third presidential debate at UNLV (10/19/2016)
- 54 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 130 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 175 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Thursday:
- Utah GOP leaders are stepping into some state school board races to oppose candidates backed by the Utah Education Association [Utah Policy].
- Donald Trump, Jr. will attend a high-dollar fundraiser for his father's campaign in Salt Lake City next week [Utah Policy].
- Facebook selects New Mexico instead of West Jordan for their new data center. West Jordan officials lash out at Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams for opposing the project [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Rep. Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative gets a public hearing with the ultimate goal of heading off a national monument designation for Bears Ears [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump release more information about their health records [Politico].
- A new national poll shows the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is virtually tied [CBS News].
- Donald Trump visited Flint, Michigan. During a speech at a local church, Trump started his stump attacks on Hillary Clinton but was cut off by the church's pastor [NBC News].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz says it's very likely that Hillary Clinton's private email server was hacked, making it highly probable that her emails will eventually be leaked online [Town Hall].
- The Utah Education Association endorses Gov. Gary Herbert over Democrat Mike Wineholtz [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert says a "scheduling conflict" will prevent him from debating Mike Weinholtz at the Utah League of Cities and Towns convention. The gubernatorial debate at that event has been a tradition for nearly three decades [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1776 - British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
- 1942 - The armies of Nazi Germany began their siege of the Russian city of Stalingrad.
- 1963 - Four black girls were killed in the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 1982 - The first edition of the USA Today newspaper was published.
Today At Utah Policy
|Chaffetz Grills FBI Flack: 'I Get to See It All' (Video)|
The FBI illegally refuses to provide Rep. Jason Chaffetz's Oversight Committee with the full unredacted notes fromits interview with Hillary Clinton, prompting thisentertaining exchange between Chaffetz and the Bureau'scongressional liaison....
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Draft water plan looks like business as usual
Congress can still avoid a Bears Ears National Monument, says Rep. Jason Chaffetz
Guv nixes 28-year debate streak at League of Cities and Towns event
West Jordan blames Ben McAdams for losing out on Facebook data center
UTA refuses to release data on cost of 'union buster' consultants
Teachers union endorses Gov. Gary Herbert over Democrat Mike Weinholtz
Auditor: Dairy Commission 'operating in the shadows'
USU administrator David Woolstenhulme picked to lead Utah's tech education system, UCAT
Federal health officials: Utah sees further drop in uninsured
Niederhauser and Hughes ask business leaders to help defeat UEA-backed school board candidates
Environmental group Open Lands seeks $700,000 - now - to buy owl preserve
New Census data: Utahns' income up, poverty down
Lawsuit accuses University of Utah of firing whistleblowers over wasted public funds
Dan Liljenquist: Hillary Clinton's chronic paranoia problem
Jay Evensen: Don't cry that Utah lost the Facebook data center
Editorial: Wells Fargo phony account scheme raises ethical questions
Public lands bill takes hits in first public hearing, but Bishop punches back
Utah tourism director wins national leadership award
Residents decry proposed new $13M Bountiful City Hall
Love launches negative ad as tone shifts in 4th District race
Utah is doing better, one person at a time
West Jordan falls to New Mexico's sweetheart deal for Facebook data center
Auditor chides Utah Dairy Commission over misused credit cards, accountability
Assaults on officers near homeless shelter increasing, police say
Utah Supreme Court denies BRT injunction (Daily Herald)
Weber County council floats unified police department, grapples with funding (Standard-Examiner)
Increase in health insurance premiums may impact 2017 Cache County budget (Logan Herald Journal)
Emails: Powell talked Clinton health concerns with Dem mega-donor (The Hill)
Dems fear they made a mistake passing ObamaCare provision (The Hill)
Poll: Trump passes Clinton in Nevada (Politico)
Emails show Colin Powell unloading on Clinton, Rumsfeld and Trump (Politico)
U.S. to Boost Number of Refugees it Will Admit in 2017 (NBC News)
Activists press Obama to pardon Edward Snowden (Washington Post)
ITT Tech students refuse to repay loans in protest over government policy (Washington Post)
Donald Trump opens 5-point lead in Bloomberg poll of battleground Ohio (Bloomberg)
Donald Trump gives medical report to Dr. Oz, but doesn't disclose details (Chicago Tribune)
Jerry Brown signs funding bill amid push to extend cap-and-trade (Sacramento Bee)
American trust in news media falls to lowest level in history: Gallup poll (Washington Times)