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Morning must reads for Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 248th day of the year. There are 117 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Why won't Kathie Allen tell anyone she's a Democrat?

If you were watching the BYU vs. LSU game on Saturday night, you probably saw an ad from Democratic Congressional candidate Kathie Allen about 150 times....

Sen. Hatch's spokesperson says he's a 'true believer' in Hatch

The Washington Examiner's Sean Higgins pens a fascinating Q&A with Matt Whitlock, Sen. Orrin Hatch's press flack....

'Political Insiders' disagree with Trump's pardon of Arpaio

Our "Political Insiders" say President Donald Trump was wrong to pardon controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio....

Utah's Hispanic/Latino legislators issue open letter to Utah's congressional delegation on President Trump's decision to end DACA

 Sen. Luz Escamilla, Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Rep. Angela Romero, & Rep. Mark Wheatley released the following open letter to Utah's Congressional Delegation calling for immediate action to protect Americans in the DACA program:...

Beg to Differ podcast: I'm right, you're evil!

Bryan Schott and Mike Winder make you the smartest person in the room when you discuss politics....

Policy News

Soledad O'Brien to keynote the YWCA LeaderLuncheon
Over 1,000 community members and leaders will celebrate and be inspired at the 29th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon Friday, September 29, 2017, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at The Grand America Hotel....

Hatch statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican in the United States Senate and the senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement following the President's announcement that he would be ending DACA: ...

Trade mission connects Utah companies to opportunities in Vietnam and Singapore
Gov. Gary R. Herbert led a delegation of 20 Utah companies on a trade mission to Singapore and Vietnam this week. Singapore and Vietnam are key gateway regions for companies interested in doing business in Asia....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Cassell: Cop who arrested nurse was wrong, but the law is complicated

Op-ed: The EPA continues to run amok

Editorial: While Biskupski and Hughes fight it out, the homeless are the ones losing

Stericyle wins approval of air, waste permits for moving its medical-waste incinerator to Tooele County

BLM to auction oil and gas leases next to Utah's Dinosaur National Monument and in San Rafael Swell

'Who doesn't want to hit a politician?': Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes is fighting a boxing pro for charity

Sen. Orrin Hatch tells Trump to save DACA program for young immigrants

Utah Republicans, with help from Democrats, send a semitrailer loaded with relief supplies to hurricane-hit Texas

New road safety law morphs into tool for Operation Rio Grande drug arrests

Rural Utahns hope new push to create jobs means they don't have to leave home to be employed

Rolly: Accusations among UTA board members keep flying as Provo's mayoral race stokes feud

Deseret News

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: Some political tweets we'll never see posted

Op-ed: Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

Op-ed: Is Utah missing the renewable energy boat?

Hal Boyd: The perils of the progressive paradox: more 'autonomy' but more government

Op-ed: The gamble of executive overreach - is it worth it?

Editorial: Making Rio grand again? Salt Lake must keep the momentum going in helping homeless

Stericycle moves ahead on state permits for Tooele location

Driving privilege card renewals triggering deportations? State says 'no apparent misuse' of records

Utah's state parks bursting with visitors

Canyon residents question Salt Lake City's 'protectionist' watershed ordinance

Program's fate a worry to young immigrants in Utah


As Silicon Slopes speeds up, Park City benefits from Utah's tech boom (Park Record)

Boulder bound: Park City headed to progressive Colorado city (Park Record)

National Headlines

Al Gore Outsold On Kindle By An E-Book Debunking 'An Inconvenient Sequel' (Daily Caller)

Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay (Associated Press)

Abbott suggests Harvey recovery could cost $180 billion (Politico)

GOP leaders banking on Trump to save them from fiscal disaster (Politico)

Sanders single-payer bill poses dilemma for 2020 Dem hopefuls (The Hill)

Haley: Kim Jong Un 'begging for war' (The Hill)

Trump Prepares to End DACA (Atlantic)

School district apologizes after students told 'Make America Great Again' shirts not allowed in class (Washington Post)

Hillary Clinton endorsed a startup - and then it fell victim to a cyber attack (Recode)

Bitter de Blasio thinks there should be a parade in his honor (New York Post)

Elon Musk predicts World War III (CNNMoney)

Wise Words


"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society." John Adams

Lighter Side

Best Joke

"President Trump spoke at a rally in Arizona and really fired up his supporters. He opened his speech by saying, "Our movement is a movement built on love." In other words, he started with his best joke." Conan O'Brien

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