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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Morning Must Reads for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 250th day of the year. There are 116 days left in 2016.

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 2 points in Utah's 4th Congressional District. Clinton warns against Russian meddling in November's election. Trump agrees to attend all three debates.

The clock:

  • 63 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
  • 139 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 184 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Tuesday:

  1. Poll shocker! Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 2 points in Utah's 4th Congressional District. Could that provide a boost for either Mia Love or Doug Owens? [Utah Policy].

  2. Hillary Clinton says possible meddling by Russians in the November election is a serious threat, and it should be addressed immediately [Bloomberg].

  3. Poll Roundup: Hillary Clinton has a big electoral college advantage heading into the final stretch before election day [Washington Post]. However, a new national poll gives Donald Trump a slight two-point lead over Clinton [CNN].

  4. Donald Trump commits to attending all three presidential debates saying the only thing that will keep him away is a "natural disaster" [Politico].

  5. Hillary Clinton used at least eight different mobile devices to send emails while she was Secretary of State, but none of them were recovered by the FBI during their investigation of her use of a private email server [Bloomberg].

  6. Congress returns to work for the final days of the 114th Congress hoping to keep the government funded in order to avoid another shutdown [CBS News].

  7. Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly dies at the age of 92 [Politico].

  8. Retiring Sen. Steve Urquhart reflects on his time on Utah's Capitol Hill [Deseret News].

  9. Business for ride-share services like Uber and Lyft has tripled in the last year [Tribune].

  10. President Barack Obama pledges $90 million in aid to Laos over the next three years to help clear unexploded bombs dropped during the Vietnam war [USA Today].

On this day in history:

  • 1522 - One of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships - the Vittoria - arrived in Spain completing the first circumnavigation of the world.
  • 1620 - 149 Pilgrims set sail from England aboard the Mayflower, bound for the New World.
  • 1901 - President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist in Buffalo, N.Y. McKinley died eight days later.
  • 1916 - The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tenn.

Today At Utah Policy

Clinton Leads Trump by 2-Points in Utah's 4th CD

Here's a political shocker for you. Hillary Clinton is leading Republican Donald Trump in Utah's 4th Congressional District, albeit by a slim two-point margin....

Genius Panelists: Will it be Love or Owens in 4th District?

This week’s question: What will happen in Utah’s 4thDistrict race between Mia Love and Doug Owens? Is it close? Who wins? What impact will presidential race have?...

Should More Candidates be Included in the Utah Debates?

The Republicans and Democrats in this week's "Political Insiders" survey think the current requirements for participating in the Utah Debate Commission debates this fall are just fine, while our readers say more candidates should be included....

Voters Want Gary Johnson and Jill Stein Included in Debates

In order to make the stage for the presidential debates, candidates must be at 15% support in an average of six selected polls prior to the event. Neither Libertarian Gary Johnson nor Green Party nominee Jill Stein have met that threshold, but half of all voters would like t...

Policy News

EDCUtah Releases Exclusive 'Program of Work' Document
Available for investor purview only, EDCUtah released last week its FY 2016-2017 Program of Work document. It's a comprehensive breakdown of EDCUtah's major economic development initiatives for the year....

Advocate and Survivor Brenda Myers-Powell to Keynote YWCA LeaderLuncheon
Over 1,000 attendees will hear keynote speaker Brenda Myers-Powell share her journey from prostitute to advocate as well as honor five accomplished women in our community at the 28th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 11:30 a.m....

Salt Lake County Announces Public Comment Period for the 2015-2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
Salt Lake County has prepared its annual report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the uses and results of its funding to the county for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016....

USTAR Confluence: Where Innovation Meets Economic Development
On Oct. 4-5, the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative will hold its third annual two-day research and commercialization workshop, 2016 Confluence: Where Innovation Meets Economic Development, at the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building on the Un...

Salt Lake City is Now Accepting Applications for CDBG, ESG, HOME, and HOPWA Federal Grant Programs
The city’s Department of Community and Neighborhoods is currently accepting applications for federal grant funding for programs that provide affordable housing, housing opportunities for persons with AIDS, and the development of viable and safe neighborhoods and econom...

SLCC First To Benefit From T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarships
The Utah Association for the Education of Young Children has launched a new scholarship project called T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Utah, which is making its debut with Salt Lake Community College....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Mero: Pyle proves Holland's point about religious freedom

Op-ed: Religious appeasers are the Chamberlains of our time

Op-ed: Kaepernick has a right, but he's still wrong

Op-ed: Moab plan is a model for balancing public lands use

Editorial: Bulging Jordan School District must bond and build

Editorial: Utah Republicans are right to allow SB54 reforms to go forward

Utah GOP decides not to continue court battle on SB54

Rapid rehousing not a panacea for the homeless

Horiuchi's name to adorn public works building

Land-use issues surface in Millcreek before it becomes a city

Waste water?

Deseret News

Op-ed: Rep. Bishop's zeal is PLI's Achilles heel

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Interpreting the campaign incongruities

Op-ed: Trump's family values are Utah's values

GOP agrees to drop SB54 lawsuit against the state if lawmakers satisfactorily address plurality

Utah challenges EPA's regional haze decision

Utah's Great Salt Lake: Out of water, full of muck

California congresswoman makes push for Hillary: 'Utah is turning blue'

West Jordan leaders plan to toughen behavior rules amid councilman controversy

A look back with retiring Sen. Steve Urquhart on the LDS Church, LGBT rights and Donald Trump

Utah crafting a recreation vision for the future

West Jordan residents say development in flight path would threaten residents

It's not just EpiPens: Drug prices rising across the board


State lawmakers: Weber County needs to be transparent about tax increase (Standard-Examiner)

Overcrowding issues in Ogden schools being addressed (Standard-Examiner)

Utah follows sad national trend of white women dying faster, earlier than 1999 (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Trump cuts into Clinton's lead as crucial stretch begins (Politico)

The 12 juiciest bits from the FBI's Clinton report (Politico)

Obama cancels meeting with leader who called him 'son of a bitch' (The Hill)

House GOP faces fight over impeaching IRS commissioner (The Hill)

Hillary Clinton: Timing of Russian hack is aimed at helping Trump (CNN)

Trump, Clinton go to Cleveland in pursuit of the working-class voter (Washington Post)

Full Plate, Little Action Expected With Congress' Return (RealClearPolitics)

Sanders solo stumps for Clinton, but do Dems buy it? (CNN)

Gonzaga hires Missouri educator fired over protest conduct (Associated Press)

Obama makes trade deal top priority in remaining months (Washington Post)

Tribe files emergency request to stop Dakota Access Pipeline (CNN)

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