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Morning must reads for Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 269th day of the year. There are 96 days remaining in 2017.

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Poll: Utahns support independent redistricting commission ballot initiative

A majority of Utahns favor the idea of a bipartisan/independent commission redrawing U.S. House and legislative boundaries every 10 years, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds....

Don't expect lawmakers to forge a compromise with Our Schools Now before the 2018 election

Although Utah lawmakers will probably do something in the 2018 Session to try and boost school funding, they're admitting it won't be enough to stop the Our Schools Now ballot initiative from going forward. ...

Romney urges lawmakers to set aside controversies to prioritize aid for Hurricane Maria destruction

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Monday that Congress should turn their attention to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean before the humanitarian crisis there gets out of control....

Utah school grades decline slightly in 2017

Mirroring a slight decrease in student scores from the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests in language arts, mathematics and science released earlier this month, fewer Utah elementary schools earned grades of A or B this year....

Policy News

Fox Files: 'SLC International'
A small team from EDCUtah and the Governor's Office toured the Salt Lake City International Airport new terminal construction last week, and it's really hard to draft a note describing the incredible scale of the rebuild. I honestly needed to see it myself to comprehend the ...

Why manufacturing companies need Utah on their radar
It should be no surprise that Utah-known as the "beehive state"-is busy climbing the ranks as one of the best states for manufacturing....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: The United States must take care of its own

New 2017 grades issued for Wasatch Front high schools

Utah school grades drop statewide on the heels of lower SAGE scores

Feds move ahead with oil and gas leases on southern Utah lands rich in ancient Puebloan ruins

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he has a fix for immigration turmoil in wake of President Trump's decision to end DACA

Salt Lake City, county mayors highlight new emergency response program at schools

Coziness between the Mormon church and the Legislature? Why does this song sound so familiar?

Hatch says it may be 'virtually impossible' to pass Obamacare replacement

Interior boss blasts fired Utah BLM law enforcement agent

Professor gives $250K to Ute Indian Tribe to compensate for great-grandparents profiting off tribal land sales

Deseret News

Op-ed: Lobbyists win at the bail bond business

Boyd Matheson: By removing our confirmation bias, we can envision a better future

Editorial: Utah middle schoolers deserve a well-rounded education

USOC leaders say Salt Lake would face U.S., international competition for Winter Games

Utah ranks among top 15 states for teachers, but is that true?

Sen. Orrin Hatch backs bill providing 'Dreamers' path to U.S. citizenship

If you live in Utah, here are your chances of having economic success

Groups riled over proposed oil and gas leases

U. officials chat with students before this week's Ben Shapiro speech

Senate support for ACA repeal effort crumbles again

Did your neighborhood school make the grade?

Union says city 'made pariahs' of officers in U. nurse arrest


Farmington group seeks more funds to minimize West Davis Corridor disruption (Standard-Examiner)

UTOPIA eyes expansion of fiber-optic network to Kaysville (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

GOP already eyeing next chance to revive Obamacare repeal (Politico)

The ominous political genius of Steve Bannon (Spectator)

Trump allies see vindication in reports on Manafort wiretapping (The Hill)

London Uber drivers in shock as some face unemployment (Financial Times)

Ben Roethlisberger Regrets Steelers Boycotting Anthem (Hollywood Reporter)

Trump Has ESPN Thinking They're Actually CNN (Daily Caller)

Susan Collins Says No To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Crippling Its Chances (HuffPost)

Anthony Weiner's ex-flames say sexting scandal sentencing is too soft: 'He can't control himself' (New York Daily News)

Violent crimes and murders increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says (Washington Post)

UC Berkeley official says 'We got played' on Free Speech Week (KGO)

Asia markets slip after North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war (CNBC)

Wise Words


"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." Harry S Truman

Lighter Side


"Sean Spicer said that he has never "knowingly" lied to the American people. Then Spicer said, "Startingggggg NOW!" Jimmy Fallon

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