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Situational awareness - November 2, 2018

Good morning from Salt Lake City and TGIF!

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Executive summary: Mia Love's campaign again tries to get ads attacking her taken off the air. Outside spending in the 4th District is exploding in the final weeks of the 2018 election. Trump continues to use immigration fears to motivate his base ahead of the 2018 midterms.


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images/articles/20181018_Mia_Love_ad.pngMia Love's campaign again tries to get Democratic attack ads taken off the air
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Republican Mia Love's campaign is once again trying to get local TV stations to take down ads from two Democratic groups attacking her for a fundraising controversy....
images/Resized_Logos/Bernick_and_Schott_on_Politics_480.jpgMaybe you should get a DNA test - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 396
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
It's prediction time! We give you our picks for who we think will win in next week's elections....
images/mugs/bernick-mug.jpgBob Bernick's notebook: 2018 election predictions
By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
Here are my election predictions for this 2018 cycle, with the understanding that they are NOT endorsements, but just who I think will win:...
images/Resized_Mugshots-300/Ben_McAdams_01.jpgFiveThirtyEight moves 4th District race to 'Lean Democrat'
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Democrat Ben McAdams is now favored to beat incumbent Republican Mia Love according to forecasting website
images/Shutterstock_Logos/Bernick_Schott_Podcast_05_small.jpgPodcast: Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 396
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott give you the rundown on another wild week in Utah politics....
images/Shutterstock_Logos/2018_Election_03.jpgWeekly survey: Call your shot in the 2018 elections
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Who will win the Mia Love/Ben McAdams race? Call your shot for the 2018 midterms in our weekly survey. Vote now!...
images/Shutterstock_Logos/ElectionChallenge-500.jpgEnter the 2018 Election Challenge
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Enter our 2018 Election Challenge and you could win a $50 Amazon gift card....

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Deseret News

Editorial: Wait, there's a vaccine for the measles?

Jon Huntsman Jr. has cancer and 6 other things we learned in our exclusive profile

The last statesman: Can Jon Huntsman Jr. keep the art of diplomacy alive in the time of President Trump?

New rating says Utah's 4th Congressional District race now leans Democratic

Schools that don't comply with Utah school fees law could lose state money, face other penalties

Salt Lake Tribune

What should Utah kids learn in school about sex? New standards are up for public debate.

Utah school districts could lose funding if they continue charging high fees for sports and clubs, state board decides

Yet-to-be-discovered dinosaur fossils may be at risk after Trump slashed the size of Grand Staircase

Ambassador Huntsman diagnosed with skin cancer, sought treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Salt Lake City completes $3 million roadway days before voters will consider an $87 million road bond

Salt Lake County Republican Party worries about long voting lines on Election Day in conservative areas

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Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Weekend EventOutdoors Report--Tribune:Yet-to-be-discovered dinosaur fossils may be at risk after Trump slashed the size of Grand StaircaseNew Films-- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: TribunereviewConcerts-- Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert, Weber State University, Friday, 7...
images/Logos/WTC--400x331.pngHow will the Inland Port benefit your business? Join us at the Utah Global Forum on Nov. 8 to find out
Presented by Governor Gary R. Herbert, the Utah Global Forum facilitates the dialogue on how businesses can grow beyond local boundaries and develop an import and export strategy to expand into the global marketplace. ...
Riverton City accepting applicants for chief of police to lead new department
Following the Riverton City Council's decision on Oct. 23 to move forward in forming the Riverton Police Department, the city has opened the position of chief of police and is now accepting applicants....
Wasatch Front Regional Council seeks comment on Wasatch Choice 2050 Vision
The Wasatch Front Regional Council, in close partnership with regional transportation agencies and local governments, is nearing completion of the Wasatch Choice 2050 Vision, a blueprint for growth and development along the Wasatch Front....
images/Logos/SL-Chamber-Logo.pngCEO success stories: Cindy Crane, CEO of Rocky Mountain Power
The Salt Lake Chamber has created a new podcast called "CEO Success Stories."...
images/Resized_Logos/Fox_Files_Logo.pngFox files: 'Collaboration'
EDCUtah partnered with the St. George Area Economic Development group earlier this month to host a prominent industrial site selector for a familiarization tour of the area....

More National Headlines

Tree of Life rabbi says he saw a 'warm and personal side' to Trump that surprised him (Washington Post)

Poll: Less than half of Americans predict Russian interference in midterms (Politico)

'Difficult Times Require Strong Leadership': Bennett Says Trump Is 'Absolutely Right' on Asylum (FOX News)

Pence slams 'leftist groups' allegedly organizing migrant caravan in Fox Business interview (FOX News)

More early votes already cast than in 2014 - but Republicans outpace Democrats (Salon)

Judge refuses to block voter ID law for Native Americans in North Dakota (The Hill)

Trump: Pelosi subpoena threat 'illegal,' grounds for Supreme Court battle (Washington Times)

Trump blasts Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill after she distanced herself from party members (USA Today)

Judgment day arrives for Schumer, red-state Dems (Politico)

Trump Finds Support After the Pittsburgh Massacre, From the Israeli Government (New York Times)

Trump Escalates Immigration Issue Days Ahead Of Elections With White House Remarks (NPR)

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