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An avalanche of candidates to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch. Salt Lake City turns up the heat over the inland port bill. More turnover in the Trump administration ahead.
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There are an incredible 19 candidates to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch, including 12 Republicans. We also run down some of the other news and notes from filing day at the link [Utah Policy].
Bob Bernick argues Mitt Romney's candidacy could lead to the return of mainstream Republicans, as well as political sanity, to the GOP [Utah Policy].
Candidate filings, ending Utah GOP nuttiness, Mitt Romney and Donald Trump wants to create a space army. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott scroll through the news from a crazy political week [Utah Policy].
Here's a podcast version if you prefer [Utah Policy].
After thousands of Utah schoolkids walked out on Wednesday to protest gun violence, a group of GOP lawmakers plan to hold a series of town hall meetings to discuss the problem [Utah Policy].
It's the last day of the first round of our "Political Power" bracket. Make your votes now [Utah Policy].
Here are the results from day 3 of the voting. Our only upset saw Rep. Brad Wilson knock off former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt [Utah Policy].
|Cast your vote in Day #4 of our 'Political Power' tournament|
The final 8 matchups from the first round are on tap today. Cast your vote for the winners....
|Candidate filing news and notes|
Utah's candidate filing period ended at 5 pm on Thursday. Here are some interesting nuggets we noticed:...
|Bob Bernick's notebook: Are mainstream Utah Republicans returning?|
Could we be seeing this spring in the Utah Republican Party, "The Return of the Mainstream?"...
|Utah 'Political Power' results - Day #3|
Day three of our "Political Power" challenge is in the books. Here's the results....
|Lawmakers announce town hall meetings with students to discuss gun violence|
Following a mass walkout by Utah students to protest school violence, a group of Utah lawmakers says they plan to hold a series of town hall meetings with high school students across the state to discuss gun violence and teen suicide....
|The Utah GOP's 'tin foil hat brigade' - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 365|
Candidates are filing to run for office this week. We've seen some big names already opting not to run for another term, while others are pushing for higher office. But, Utah Democrats are struggling to find candidates....
|Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 365|
Bryan Schott and Bob Bernick scroll through an eventful week in Utah politics....
|Weekly survey: What grade would you give the 2018 Legislature?|
Now that the 2018 Utah Legislature is in the books, what final grade would you give their efforts? Cast your vote now....
|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Congress|
There's a U.S. Senate seat up for election in 2018 as well as all four U.S. House seats. Here's the list of candidate filings ahead of next week's caucus meetings....
|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Utah Senate|
2018 means another election cycle is upon us. Half of the Utah Senate seats are up for election this year, including an unexpected one because of a retirement. Here's the list of candidates who have filed ahead of the March 20 caucus meetings....
|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Utah House|
All 75 Utah House seats are up for election this year. Here's our running list of who's in the race following the end of the 2018 filing period....
|Poll shows support for the Count My Vote ballot initiative remains strong|
Nearly two-thirds of all Utahns support the Count My Vote citizen initiative petition, with its dual pathway for candidates to get on their party's primary ballot, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows....
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes--KSL.com:A guide for spring break in northern Utah--KSL.com:5 places to get a taste of spring camping in Utah--KSL.com:The fly fisher's sure sign of spring: Blue-winged olive mayfly hatches--KSL.com:Some Utah national parks get fewer visitors when it gets too h...
|Inland port is a win for Utah|
The Utah Legislature's passage of SB 234, creating an Inland Port Authority, is a step forward identifying a large economic development opportunity for Salt Lake City and the state. Gov. Gary R. Herbert has indicated his intent to sign the bill in the coming days....
|Centrify chooses to expand and grow engineering team in Utah|
The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced that Centrify will expand its presence in Utah and grow its Engineering team, adding up to 200 jobs, $2.7 million in new state revenue and an estimated $4.5 million in capital investment....
Salt Lake Tribune
"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them." John C. Maxwell
"Apple's new futuristic headquarters, Apple Park in Cupertino, California, is having some problems. The building is filled with so much clear glass that employees have reportedly been walking into glass walls. I guess Apple shouldn't have installed windows." James Corden