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Morning must reads for Friday, September 22, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 265th day of the year. There are 100 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Bernick and Schott on politics #342 - Poll patrol

Count My Vote is back. Polls show that people want to get rid of the caucus/convention system in favor of a direct primary....

Bob Bernick's notebook: The GOP's fight against SB54 will amount to nothing

Count My Vote is back....

Beg to Differ podcast: Political popularity contest

Bryan Schott and Mike Winder offer up hardcore politics for political nerds and make you the smartest person in the room when you discuss politics....

Weekly survey: The return of Count My Vote

Count My Vote is relaunching their ballot initiative to end the caucus/convention system for nominating candidates. If it passes a direct primary would be the only way for candidates to get on the ballot. Do you think voters will approve or reject the proposal? Vote now...

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #342

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott analyze the week that was in politics....

Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:7 reasons fall is one of the best times to go fishing in Utah--Tribune: The Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail is an easy hike in a beautiful, remote spot of Utah--Tribune: Don't be fooled by East Coast elitism; Utah's autumn display is second to none--Tri...

New Census data: Utah roars ahead on incomes but still catching up on poverty
The U.S. Census Bureau released the state-level results of its 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) that surveys about 1% of the entire U.S. population each year on topics including income, poverty, inequality, and health insurance....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Utahns are in denial about their health

Op-ed: Single-payer health care is not the answer

Howard Stephenson: Protecting taxpayers from out-of-control medication costs

Editorial: Trust the courts, not the lobbyists

Federal audit: Utah-based Western Governors University should repay more than $700 million in financial aid

Rolly: Vietnam series is a reminder of the war that defined a generation and tore us apart

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart tweets, then deletes post about liberals wetting their pants over Trump speech

Gun lobby complaints fail to stop hike in concealed-weapons permit fee

Deseret News

Op-ed: Medicare proposal puts Utah patients at risk

Jay Evensen: Think the U.S. should cut foreign aid? Think again

Editorial: Utah must push for federal funding to treat opioid epidemic

Students from these states graduate with the least amount of debt

Indicted ex-UTA board member wants judge, not jury, to decide his fate

Salt Lake City named one of the best cities for young professionals

Bail risk assessments raise concerns among lawmakers, bondsmen

Salt Lake County GOP boots former recorder's deputy from party position

Citing nurse's arrest, lawmaker drafting bill to clarify when a blood draw is lawful

Utah emergency managers to help Florida's long-term hurricane recovery

Western Governors University should repay more than $700 million in federal financial aid, audit says

National Headlines

Valerie Plame tweets article blaming Jews for US wars, then apologizes (Times of Israel)

White House plan for tax cuts moves forward (Washington Post)

U.S. Household Wealth Rises $1.7 Trillion to Another Record (Bloomberg)

Trump's approval again reaches 40% after positive reaction to hurricane response (CNN)

Betsy DeVos uses her own plane when she travels - and does not bill the government (Chicago Tribune)

Maxine Waters: I can 'guarantee' Trump colluding with Russia to 'undermine' US (Washington Examiner)

Florida teacher asks students to use gender-neutral pronouns, angering parents (Fox News)

Trump's war strategy hailed by Afghan president: 'A difference of day and night' (Washington Times)

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms (TIME)

Alarmed by Islam, Europe's Gays Are Moving to the Right (PJ Media)

Yellen's stock rises as she leads Fed from crisis-era policy (Reuters)

Wise Words

Real Power

"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." Clint Eastwood

Lighter Side

Private Public

"Huma Abedin and soon-to-be ex-husband Anthony Weiner say that they want to keep their divorce proceedings private. However, Weiner insisted he's still going to keep his [private parts] public." Conan O'Brien

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