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Morning must reads for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Poll: 49% of Utahns support reducing size of Bears Ears, fewer favor reducing Grand Staircase-Escalante

Utahns are split over whether President Donald Trump should reduce the size of either the new Bears Ears National Monument or the 20-year-old Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds....

Analysis: Reducing Bears Ears could cause a political headache for Rep. Mia Love

U.S. Rep. Mia Love, who faces re-election next year, is on the opposite side from most of her constituents on whether GOP President Donald Trump should reduce the size of the newly-created Bears Ears National Monument and the 20-year-old Grand Staircase/Escalante National Mo...

Yikes! Americans don't know much about the Constitution

A new survey shows Americans are shockingly poorly informed about some of the basic things in the U.S. Constitution....

Congressional Democrats break fundraising record

The campaign arm of Democrats in the U.S. House posted their highest August fundraising haul ever....

Win a copy of 'Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History'

We're giving away a copy of MSNBC's Katy Tur's book about her experience covering Donald Trump's presidential campaign....

Policy News

Fox Files: 'FY 2016-2017'
Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting last week....

EDCUtah marks 30 years of bringing business to Utah
During its annual meeting, EDCUtah commemorated its 30th anniversary by rolling out its vision for the next chapter in EDCUtah's history....

Northern Utah talent symposium
EDCUtah is a proud sponsor of the Northern Utah Talent Symposium....

Sutherland Institute announces first of four panels in new Education Innovations series
Sutherland Institute announced an upcoming event, "Innovations for Solving the Teacher Shortage."...

Hatch, Booker defend consumer rights in ticket resale market
Senators Orrin Hatch, R-UT, and Cory Booker, D-NJ, sent a letter to the Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen, urging a review of private label marketing programs in the online ticket resale industry to better protect event or...

SLCC partner in $1M Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant
Salt Lake Community College will share in a $1 million dollar grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in partnership with the University of Utah to develop fully articulated degree pathways for students seeking science degrees....

Nominees announced for 3rd District Court vacancies
The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for three vacancies on the 3rd District Court.  The vacancies result from the retirement of Judge Ann Boyden, effective January 1, 2018, Judge Bruce Lubeck, effective December 29, 2017, and ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Phil Lyman: Awaiting the fate of Bears Ears

Editorial: Zinke's report leaves a monumental mess

Leaked memo: Zinke wants smaller monuments, but how small?

Who is being arrested in Operation Rio Grande? Many have felonies or lengthy records, though few appear to be the promised 'worst of the worst'

Wellsville leaders pledge to revise 'Sham Battle' with rising tensions over the depiction of American Indians

Republicans might hate Count My Vote, but it will save Orrin Hatch a bundle

Huntsman likely to face questions on Russia's meddling in 2016 election

Republican activist launches campaign for Stewart's seat

Draper councilwoman and mayoral candidate says report on use of email clears her of wrongdoing

Former Murray mayor put his mark on city's recreation landmarks

Governor asking lawmakers to accept $11.4 million to settle suit against builder of problem-plagued highway

Deseret News

Chris Stewart: We need more resources to help prevent suicide

Boyd Matheson: A run for office should be motivated by a vision, not by the candidate roster

Editorial: Utah can do more to encourage women in politics

Count My Vote renews bid to 'let the people decide'

Jon Huntsman Jr. could face choppy Russia questions, but expected to sail through Senate hearing

State utility commission weighs approval of rooftop solar agreement

Hatch, Lee go opposite ways on $700B defense spending bill

Legislature to consider $11M settlement on S.R. 92 rebuild

Leaked 'memo' details possible monument changes at Bears Ears, Grand Staircase

Public meetings on Granite's $238M school bond set for this week


Logan looking at growth in SAGE results (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggests (Telegraph)

Clinton won't rule out challenging legitimacy of 2016 election (Politico)

The Emmys as repellent therapy for frazzled liberals (Commentary)

Puerto Rico imposes rationing as Hurricane Maria approaches (CBS News)

Senate GOP tries one last time to repeal Obamacare (Politico)

How Senate relationships could decide ObamaCare repeal (The Hill)

Demonstrators Shout Down Pelosi At San Francisco DREAM Act Event (CBS News)

Organizers of 'Free Speech Week' at UC-Berkeley vow to hold events even if they can't get indoor venues (Washington Post)

Strange, Moore head to Alabama Senate runoff election: Who are they? (FOX News)

Seattle has had 3 mayors in one week (New York Post)

Dow posts 5th straight record close; financials rise ahead of Fed meeting (CNBC)

Wise Words


"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." Harold S. Geneen

Lighter Side


"President Trump tweeted that his border wall is going to be built out of old fences. Which explains why today, millions of Americans walked out of their homes and said, "Where the hell's my fence?" Jimmy Fallon

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