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Friday, September 23, 2016
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Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 267th day of the year. There are 99 days left in 2016.
Utahns want Donald Trump to release his income tax information. Rep. Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative advances in Congress. Time is running out for Congress to avoid a government shutdown.
- Three days to the Utah Gubernatorial debate at Utah State University (9/26/2016)
- Three days to the first presidential debate at Hofstra University (9/26/2016)
- 10 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate at the University of Utah (10/4/2016)
- 10 days to the vice presidential debate at Longwood University (10/4/2016)
- 16 days to the second presidential debate at Washington University (10/9/2016)
- 17 days to the 4th Congressional District debate at Salt Lake Community College (10/10/2016)
- 19 days to the U.S. Senate debate at Brigham Young University (10/12/2016)
- 24 days to the 1st Congressional District debate at Weber State University (10/17/2016)
- 26 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate at Utah Valley University (10/19/2016)
- 26 days to the third presidential debate at UNLV (10/19/2016)
- 46 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 122 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 167 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Friday:
- 3/4ths of Utahns say Donald Trump should release his income tax information [Utah Policy].
- What happened this week in Utah politics and why? Check out the 300th episode of our video week-in-review [Utah Policy].
- The 2016 election in Utah is shaping up to be a total snoozer [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative makes it out of a House committee [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The possibility of a government shutdown is growing as Republicans and Democrats in the Senate cannot agree on a spending bill [Huffington Post].
- Donald Trump is warning Lester Holt, the moderator of the first debate, not to be a fact checker during the event on Monday night [Politico].
- FEC reports show the Secret Service paid Donald Trump's campaign $1.6 million to cover the costs for agents protecting the candidate to fly on a plane owned by one of his companies [Politico].
- Hillary Clinton unveils a devastating new ad that shows Donald Trump insulting women juxtaposed with images of young girls looking in the mirror [CNN].
- Lawmakers and county clerks are trying to find a way to deal with missed postmark deadlines for mail-in ballots [Deseret News, Tribune].
- "What's the best way to reach you...email?" Hillary Clinton sits down for an extremely awkward interview on comedian Zach Galifianakis' "Between two Ferns' [Funny or Die].
On this day in history:
- 1779 - American commander John Paul Jones is said to have declared, "I have not yet begun to fight!" during a Revolutionary War naval battle.
- 1806 - Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned to St. Louis on their historic journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast and back.
- 1952 - Sen. Richard M. Nixon salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing live on television to refute allegations of improper campaign fundraising. (The address became known as the "Checkers" speech because of Nixon's on-air reference to the family pet, a dog named "Checkers.")
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Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: UTA still intent on locking public out
Jon Harper stuns Utah Democratic Party, campaign by abruptly dropping out of AG's race
Special session of Utah Legislature likely to fix gas tax glitch
Donald Trump's son in Utah for fundraiser, defends Skittles tweet
Utah voters split on Bears Ears monument as leaders dig in to fight it
Watchdog group calls for UTA board to be elected, not appointed
Judge to rule on Navajo complaint over San Juan County polling places
New homeless shelters or not, The Road Home is not going away, director says
Utah schools doing better than public thinks, report shows
Senator: Protect school property taxes from business-incentive deals
Ipson appointed to replace Urquhart, Brooks fills House vacancy
Federal lands lawsuirt firms sometimes charged state too much, or too little
Utah school board candidates describe distrust, healthy tension between lawmakers and educators
Dan Liljenquist: The Utah Debate Commission
Natalie Gochnour: Thought jewels from Washington, D.C.
Jay Evensen: What Salt Lake could learn from Hurricane Katrina
Editorial: Tragic youth deaths in Park City raise legitimate concerns
Democrat Jon Harper withdraws from Utah attorney general's race
Sen. Orrin Hatch proposes bill to speed up missionary visa applications
Donald Trump Jr. defends comparing refugees to candy that 'would kill you'
West Jordan councilman attends first city meeting since alleged drunken incident
Lawmakers consider creating board exam for teachers in effort to keep standards high
Fallout of a failed deal: State leaders hope to learn from Facebook negotiations
Utah lawmaker introduces legislation to curb opioid epidemic
Anti-monument rally: 'Please don't take this land from us'
Utah County Democrats struggle to keep voters who turned out to caucus active (Daily Herald)
Trump, Clinton at odds over police shootings (Politico)
How Trump Could Win the Debate (Politico)
CNN reporter attacked on live TV during Charlotte protests (The Hill)
Trump responds to accusations about foundation (The Hill)
N.C. Gov. declares state of emergency following violent Charlotte protests (USA Today)
Poll: Trump tops Clinton in battlegrounds Nevada, N. Carolina, Ohio (FOX News)
Trump touts stop-and-frisk practice amid black outreach (CNN)
IRS Commissioner Pushes Back on Impeachment Attempt (Wall Street Journal)
Yellen helps Clinton dodge a bullet (Politico)
Congress rails on the maker of EpiPen (Business Insider)
US Allows Boeing and Airbus to Sell Planes to Iran (New York Times)