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Morning must reads for Monday, September 25, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 268th day of the year. There are 97 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Analysis: Trump won't drag down Utah Republicans in 2018

If Utah Democrats are hoping to make President Donald Trump a campaign issue in 2018, they're going to have a difficult time making that case....

Poll: Utahns say federal relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey have been effective

Most Utahns believe the federal government's relief efforts in Texas for Hurricane Harvey are effective, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows....

'Political Insiders' predict Count My Vote will pass in 2018

If our "Political Insiders" are right, then the caucus/convention system for nominating candidates is rapidly heading towards its demise....

Nominees announced for Utah Supreme Court vacancy

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court.  The vacancy results from the retirement of Justice Christine Durham, effective November 16, 2017.  ...

Policy News

You're invited: Diplomatic luncheon with His Imperial Highness of Ethiopia on Oct. 5
World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Salt Lake Chamber, is delighted to welcome His Imperial Highness Stefanos Mengesha Seyou, prince of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia....

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee passes motion requesting courts hold off implementing new policy
Upon review of the House Interim Rules, the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel (LRGC) has determined that a motion voted upon by the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on Wednesday, calling upon Utah's Courts to delay implementation o...

Hatch calls on CMS to further examine impact of proposed rule to improve accuracy of home health payments
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma not to finalize the recently developed Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) in its Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Medicare Home Health Prospecti...

New Census data show that Utah has made improvements in uninsured rate thanks to Medicaid, CHIP and the ACA
 New Census Bureau data show that since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully implemented in 2014, the number of uninsured nationwide has dropped from 14.5% in 2013 to 8.6% in 2016.  The uninsured rate in Utah has also dropped from 14.0% in 2013 to 8.8% in 2015. ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Mia Love: A rigorous but fair process for some undocumented immigrants

William C. Duncan: A child is not an entitlement, and a uterus is not a commodity

Editorial: Homeless need a much larger 'safe space'

Feds offer compliments to Western Governors University in response to report urging school to repay $712M

New Department of Education rules could shift standard of proof for campus sex-assault survivors

Latest Utah Medicaid rules could jeopardize those who need health care the most, advocates say

United Utah hopeful Jim Bennett qualifies for 3rd District debate in race to fill seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz

Gehrke: The four things you should know about the once-secret Bears Ears recommendations

$3 billion Salt Lake airport rebuild hits midway mark of Phase 1 and future begins to take shape

Salt Lake County GOP punishes Julie Dole, saying her conduct in recorder's office was 'tantamount to a coup'

Former Utah House speaker named chief lobbyist for Mormon church

Herbert's wish for more state control of health care may die in the Senate

Fifty years ago, a Catholic anarchist tried to help solve homelessness in Salt Lake City. Here's what happened.

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Huntsman's new job, Trump's speech and CMV initiative

Editorial: Protecting unpopular perspectives is no 'cakewalk' in a democratic republic

United Utah Party candidate Jim Bennett qualifies for televised congressional debate

Cox: It's no SNAP living on federal food benefits

Former Gov. Mike Leavitt blasts federal audit of Western Governors University

Residents complain about road closures at Bears Ears

Wilson formally launches U.S. Senate campaign


Fate of Utah event with redface Native American portrayal handed to committee (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden immigrants worry after Trump axes DACA, say U.S., not Mexico, is home (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Obama's Watergate (American Spectator)

NASCAR owners side with Trump, take firm stance against anthem protests (USA Today)

Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI launches civil rights investigation (Fox News)

Sen. Rand Paul lays out demands on health care as talks continue (Washington Post)

Bannon to conservatives: Fear 'corrupt' GOP establishment (ABC News)

Trump issues new travel ban restricting entry from 8 countries (ABC News)

Travel ban on Muslim countries expires, future uncertain (USA Today)

GOP tax blueprint to propose slashing corporate, individual rates (Politico)

Prosecutors asking for 2-year prison sentence for Anthony Weiner (CNN)

Solar Panels Perfect Case Of Protectionism Costing More Jobs Than It Saves (Forbes)

Dark Posts And Facebook's Deals With The Devil (Forbes)

Wise Words


"Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation." Roberto Assagioli

Lighter Side

Facebook Ads

"Facebook is under fire because, during last year's election, Facebook sold lots of ad space to Russia. Facebook said the problem has been fixed. Now they're selling that ad space to a really nice lady named Isis." Conan O'Brien

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