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Morning must reads for Friday, September 29, 2017

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 272nd day of the year. There are 93 days remaining in 2017.

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Bernick and Schott on politics #343 - Back from the dead

Count My Vote re-files their petition to end the caucus/convention system in favor of direct primaries. We break down what the petition initiative seeks to accomplish....

Bob Bernick's notebook: Gail Miller steps into the political arena

 With the formal submission of the Count My Vote citizen initiative petition this week, there is a pulling back of the veil on a new "super-player" in Utah public policy and politics....

Hughes, McAdams, Cox: The odd threesome

The 2020 gubernatorial election is still a long way off. But it has been fascinating to see three likely contenders out on the political battlefield in the last several weeks....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #343

 Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott guide you through another week in the wonderful world of Utah politics....

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...

Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune: Pine Creek nature trail at Wasatch Mountain State Park is a classic for families with young children --Tribune:Number of hunters on the decline, according to new federal survey--Tribune: Utah-based folk musician takes listeners on a tour of nation's l...

Assessing Utah's occupational licensing policies and practices
 Utah has been selected to participate in the National Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium....

Hatch statement on the homination of Howard C. Nielson Jr. to serve on the US District Court for the District of Utah
 Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the nomination of Howard Nielson to serve as a District Judge on the US District Court for the District of Utah....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Jeremy Johnson's appeal gets its day in court

Utah wildlife officials say they won't renew controversial ban on antler gathering

Stung over bias claims with Wyoming wind project, Rocky Mountain Power now seeks renewable energy ideas in Utah

Insurance rates on Obamacare health exchange to spike by 39 percent in Utah in 2018

6 Utah peace officers suspended for misconduct, including one for sex maybe kinda sorta on-duty

Lee, McCain want to exempt Puerto Rico from century-old law to help rebuilding efforts

Full Senate approves Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia

UTA cuts executive benefits to now match $7 for every $3 contributed - triple that of other agency workers

Utah officials say they will end a health program for poor children if Congress doesn't provide new funding

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: What we need now is a little more slow thought

Op-ed: A president isn't elected to 'do the right thing'

Editorial: Lawmakers must strive for consistency in statewide legislation

Mark Shurtleff appealing denied attorney fees to Utah Supreme Court

McCain, Lee propose to exempt Puerto Rico from shipping law to aid recovery

Herbert, Western Caucus push for forestry reforms

Federal marketplace insurance rates to go up 39 percent in Utah in 2018

While Utah is vying for Amazon's $5B HQ2, the price of the prize may be too rich

Many like designs of shelters, but some business owners remain worried

Full Senate confirms Jon Huntsman Jr. as U.S. ambassador to Russia


Pleasant Grove candidates debate city's business, finances and infrastructure's future (Daily Herald)

Eagle Mountain candidates debate pot, roads, construction ahead of election (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Julian Assange Says He Will Provide Evidence Russia Narrative Is False in Exchange for Pardon (PJ Media)

The culture war comes for Dr. Seuss (Washington Examiner)

In Tiff With Russia, U.S. Moves to Restrict International Military Flights Over Hawaii (Wall Street Journal)

FAA Restricts Drones Over Major US Landmarks (NPR)

Millions of American women disagree with Michelle Obama: Donald Trump is their voice (Washington Post)

Moore's win conjures 2018 nightmare - for both parties (Politico)

Alleged leaker Reality Winner said she stuffed NSA report in her pantyhose (Politico)

Supreme Court poised to deal a sharp blow to unions for teachers and public employees (Los Angeles Times)

California, Wisconsin deny election hacking by Russia (New York Post)

Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out (Rapid City Journal)

Nevada marijuana sales hit $27 million in first month (Reno Gazette Journal)

Wise Words

Still True

"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light." Helen Keller

Lighter Side

Not Sorry

"Microsoft founder Bill Gates gave a speech. . . . And in that speech, he apologized for making the ctrl-alt-delete function on computers so complicated. But then he added, I mean, I'm as sorry as I can be about something that made me $85 billion, #sorrynotsorry." James Corden

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