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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Morning Must Reads for Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 251st day of the year. There are 115 days left in 2016.
Evan McMullin says Hillary Clinton is too corrupt to be president. Donald Trump calls for more defense spending. Sandy City puts the kibosh on a waste-to-energy project.
- 62 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 138 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 183 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Wednesday:
- Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin calls Hillary Clinton "too corrupt" to be elected president [Utah Policy].
- Donald Trump is set to call for a big boost in defense spending and turn America's foreign policy away from "regime change" [CBS News].
- Former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson settles her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes for a reported $20 million [Associated Press].
- Donald Trump is crushing Hillary Clinton among military and veteran voters by a whopping 19-points [NBC News].
- Whoops! Evan McMullin's campaign may have inadvertently named "Nathan Johnson" as his running mate. The campaign says the name is simply a placeholder on the ballot until he names an actual VP candidate, but in some states, the campaign will not be able to replace "Nathan Johnson" on the ballot [Politico].
- Utahns remember conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly who died over the weekend [Tribune].
- Sandy City officials pull the plug on a controversial waste-to-energy project [Tribune].
- A new rule change could allow high school athletes in Utah to change schools without any restrictions whatsoever [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Nolan Karras is named the chairman of the Weber State Univeristy board of trustees [Deseret News].
- Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 7 on Wednesday. The tech giant is reportedly removing the headphone jack from the new device [New York Times].
On this day in history:
- 1927 - TV pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using a device called an image dissector.
- 1940 - Nazi Germany launched the London Blitz, bombings that Adolf Hitler believed would soften Britain for invasion. The invasion never materialized.
- 1977 - President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos signed a treaty to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
- 1996 - Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas. He died six days later.
Today At Utah Policy
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Police shootings deserve as much oversight as possible
More air passengers jetting out of Provo, Ogden
Rolly: Dem candidate may be breaking fundamental rule of Utah politics: Don't tick off Mormons
Provo mayor blames Trump, Clinton for 'trickle-down' potty mouth
How Utah stands out in two new presidential polls
Utahns remember Phyllis Schlafly as a conservative champion, friend and polarizing figure
Riverton Council tables police tax, ballot proposal
Richard Davis: The debates are coming: Why not take advantage of them?
Op-ed: Don't impose a new monument on San Juan County
Jay Evensen: The Great Salt Lake is in trouble, and solutions aren't easy
Editorial: Press access in the presidential campaigns a positive first step, could be better
Hal Boyd: Wooing Utah's quintessentially American voting bloc
New Utah program aims to help federal offenders change lives, avoid prison
Nolan Karras elected chairman of WSU board of trustees
Provo mayor calls for civil discourse in the public square
ITT Tech closes its 130 campuses, including Murray school
Poll: Clinton leads Trump in 4th District
Utah County Democrats open campaign office in Provo (Daily Herald)
School bus pollution cuts in Utah may come from Volkswagen scandal (Standard-Examiner)
Five reasons Hillary could be blowing it (Politico)
Get ready for a wild polling ride (Politico)
'Hardball' Pentagon memo creates firestorm (The Hill)
Senate blocks Zika funding (The Hill)
Gun violence surges in Chicago, where residents want to show 'everything is not all bad' (Washington Post)
ITT Technical Institutes shut down after 50 years in operation (Washington Post)
Poll: Nine weeks out, a near even race (CNN)
Obama pushes trade in Asia, but has 2016 killed the TPP? (CNN)
Judge puts hold on plan to open California lands to fracking (Associated Press)
Goldman Sachs Bans Employees from Donating to Trump (Fortune)
Lower Manhattan has bounced back from 9/11 attacks, as new industries and housing pushed growth (New York Daily News)
Opinion on Life
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Carl Sandburg
"A JetBlue flight took off from Florida to Cuba . . . . marking the first commercial flight to Cuba since 1961. People said that they couldn't believe the third world conditions, but then they got off the JetBlue plane and were like, "Finally, we're in Cuba." Jimmy Fallon