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Morning must reads for Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 249th day of the year. There are 116 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

'Our Schools Now' organizers say they're confident they'll make the 2018 ballot

Organizers of the effort to boost school funding say their signature gathering effort is just getting underway, but they fully expect to gather enough signatures to get on the 2018 ballot....

Punting the football in political communication: A game you MUSS win

Gauging the effectiveness of our words is often tricky business for those of us in politics whether you're with traditional media, a politician, a non-profit, a lobbying group, or a web-based publication like this one....

Utah reactions to Trump's DACA decision

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced he would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program, which shielded the children of undocumented immigrants from being deported. Here are some reactions from around Utah to that decision:...

Weekly survey: Trump's decision to end DACA

This week President Donald Trump announced he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shielded the children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Do you think it was the right move, and will Congress be able to pass immigration refo...

Policy News

Hatch, bipartisan Senate and House trade leaders release statement regarding the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement
 Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-Mass) released the following statement about the U.S.-Korea trade agreement...

Fox Files: 'Best Practices'
Last week I participated in a great visit to another market to share best-practices on economic development and industry engagement. There were a few things I knew going into the trip, but that were reinforced on the short visit: ...

EDCUtah's Salt Lake City business research study reveals key insights
EDCUtah recently conducted a business research survey for Salt Lake City to discover key characteristics of expanding Salt Lake City companies....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Tom Wharton: Sometimes we need protection from the police

Editorial: A DACA Punt

Tiny Box Elder school blends technology with ranching life, all ages under one roof

Tire shop owner who avoided prosecution in Nevada faces up to $50K in fines in Utah

New airport TRAX option could cut costs by $50M. Are the savings worth the potential drawbacks?

Judge leaves ex-A.G. Mark Shurtleff on the hook for $1.1M legal bill, but doesn't shut down lawsuit

Deseret News

Editorial: More work to do on gender pay gap in Utah

Court tosses one Shurtleff claim for attorneys fees, keeps another alive

Now it's the Democratic 3rd Congressional District candidate who's running TV ads

Officials: 'No acceptable reason' for delay in placing officers on leave after nurse arrest

S.L. City Council frustrated with 'threats' from state over prison development

Media file motion to stop court from closing hearing on former S.L. County recorder

Gov. Herbert will testify in D.C. on health insurance reform

Rescinding DACA puts ball in Congress' court, advocates say


Ogden advocates fear DACA decision will push immigrants back into the shadows (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

House Intel subpoenas FBI, DOJ over Trump dossier (The Hill)

At CNN, Another Retracted Story Leaves Reporting Team Bruised (New York Times)

Trump Ends DACA Program, No New Applications Accepted (NBC News)

Republicans Want A DACA Fix, But Not Without Democratic Concessions (HuffPost)

What Hillary Clinton still doesn't understand about Bernie Sanders (CNN)

Publisher pulls book by Hillary Clinton's pastor, citing plagiarism (CNN)

Key Trump Aide's Departure Rattles President's Allies (Bloomberg)

Trump to sell tax cuts plan in North Dakota with a special guest: Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (Washington Post)

Menendez will be first sitting senator in almost a decade to face corruption trial (Washington Post)

Spicer lands post-White House gig (Politico)

Fresh North Korea tensions hit Wall Street (Reuters)

Wise Words


"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Abraham Lincoln

Lighter Side


In a new interview, Kim Kardashian revealed that she did karaoke with former President Obama. Said Obama, "That was just the National Anthem" Seth Meyers

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