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Morning must reads for Thursday, September 28, 2017

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 271st day of the year. There are 94 days remaining in 2017.

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Count My Vote files ballot initiative to kill Utah's caucus/convention system

The Count My Vote supporters refiled their citizen initiative petition on Wednesday, and there are a few new and interesting changes from the 2014 version....

Key elements in the new Count My Vote ballot initiative

Here is what the new Count My Vote citizen initiative would do if passed by voters in November 2018:...

The power of sharing ideas for education reform

Innovation and sparking a fire within local leaders for more of it is how Utah will find solutions in education, not simply through heaps of money or top-down initiatives....

Weekly survey: NFL protests

Last week President Donald Trump ignited a social media firestorm when he suggested that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality should be fired. The response was swift and loud on both sides of the issue. What do you think? Because of th...

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Why your business should care about government affairs
How do taxes, regulation, transportation, health care, education, energy and natural resources impact your business?...

Sens. Lee and Rubio: Families must come rirst for tax relief
Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement in response to tax plan released by the White House:...

Hatch named 'Most effective in Senate'
Using a data-based system that analyzes research compiled by the Library of Congress, the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking has named Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) the most effective member of the United States Senate for the most recent Congressional term....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Utah deserves term limits

Regulators say poorly run Utah gas field is trashing wildlife area

James Rogers retains Salt Lake City Council seat after opponent withdraws past deadline to change ballots

Orrin Hatch, Republicans unveil their tax-reform plan, saying it will help the middle class, businesses

Count My Vote launches voter petition to dump party conventions in favor of direct primary elections

Salt Lake City may stick with deluxe, elevated airport TRAX at four times the cost of basic plan

Controversial Utah County transit project now faces $11M cost overrun

Deseret News

A. Scott Anderson: 8 effective health care reforms

Derek B. Miller: Opportunity knocks on Mitt Romney's door

Orrin Hatch: A unified framework for more jobs, fairer taxes and bigger paychecks

Congressional candidate John Curtis pulls down 'build the wall' Facebook ads

These major tech companies, including one from Utah, are donating money to new White House push

Sen. Orrin Hatch touts GOP tax plan as roadmap for middle-class relief

New Count My Vote initiative filed with state

Canyon residents seek new town called Brighton

Salt Lake City Council candidate withdraws from race, solidifying second term for Rogers

Utah high school sports association sues over law it says usurps its authority

Salt Lake area school seeks distance from its controversial namesake

Why does the Supreme Court care so much about wedding cakes?

Some tension, but mostly peace at Shapiro speech

Salt Lake City Councilman makes pitch for elevated TRAX line to airport

Hepatitis A outbreak affecting Salt Lake County's homeless, leading to vaccination push

Ben Shapiro speech draws hundreds of protesters and supporters


Controversial John Curtis ads blamed on third party digital vendor (Daily Herald)

Orem mayoral and city council candidates debate their visions for managing growth (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Trump preparing executive order to let Americans purchase health insurance across state lines (Washington Examiner)

Zuckerberg defends Facebook against Trump attack (The Hill)

House GOP poised to move $10 billion for border wall (The Hill)

So many storms: After Harvey and Irma, can a thinly stretched FEMA come through for Puerto Rico? (Los Angeles Times)

FBI Director: Terrorist Drones 'Coming Here Imminently' (Daily Caller)

Conservative victory in Alabama deepens split among Republicans, as insurgents challenge incumbent senators (Los Angeles Times)

Steve Bannon's hard-right embraces season of war inside GOP (McClatchy)

Why didn't TV networks show angry, booing NFL fans Sunday or Monday? (Sporting News)

Trump Proposes the Most Sweeping Tax Overhaul in Decades (New York Times)

JPMorgan Suggests Bet Against CBS Amid NFL Anthem Controversy (Bloomberg)

Stocks, bond yields, dollar up after Trump tax plan (Reuters)

Wise Words

True Patriotism

"True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety." Abraham Lincoln

Lighter Side

Top Pick

"North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lashed out at President Trump, calling him "mentally deranged" and "a frightened dog." As a result, Kim Jong Un is now the Democrats' top pick for president in 2020." Conan O'Brien

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