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Situational awareness - May 14 2019
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Today is the 134th day of the year. There are 231 days remaining in 2019.
20 days until the municipal election filing period opens (6/3/2019)
24 days until the municipal election filing period ends (6/7/2019)
25 days until the Independent American Party Utah State Convention (6/8/2019)
39 days to the Utah State Democratic Party Organizing Convention (6/22/2019)
43 days to the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami (6/26/2019)
77 days to the second Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit (7/30/2019)
91 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)
175 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)
258 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)
266 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)
294 days to the 2020 Utah presidential primary (3/3/2020)
535 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyHuntsman lays out how the Tribune's move to a non-profit may work
When UtahPolicy.com broke the story a week ago that The Salt Lake Tribune was going to be turned into a nonprofit newspaper by owner Paul Huntsman, speculation quickly broke out over how that billionaire/philanthropist family would financially support the newspaper in the future.
Register to attend this week's Governor's Utah Economic Summit
The 13th Annual Governor's Utah Economic Summit, (UES) sponsored by the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, World Trade Center Utah and the Salt Lake Chamber will be held Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Grand America Hotel from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
UtahPolicy.com straw poll: Escamilla, Dabakis are the favorites in SLC mayoral race
Our "Political Insiders" and readers think Sen. Luz Escamilla and former Sen. Jim Dabakis have the best chance of finishing in the top-two of the August Salt Lake City mayoral primary election and advancing to the November election.
A brave new media world - Bernick and Schott on politics
We broke the story this week that big changes are coming to the Salt Lake Tribune as the newspaper seeks to become a non-profit in order to survive in the changing media environment. We discuss the challenges the Tribune will face.
Sen. Lee introduces Aviation Empowerment Act
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Aviation Empowerment Act Thursday, a measure intended to address the outdated rules and regulations of the FAA which stifle innovation within the general aviation sector.
Hill to receive 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron
Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) was informed by the United States Air Force of the relocation of the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to Utah's Hill Air Force Base (HAFB).
Fuel prices drive Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index higher while housing price growth slows
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index climbed 1.1% from March to April on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. Year over year, the Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index has grown 3.4%, while the national Consumer Price Index has increased 2% since April of last year.
Utah-China trade and investment forum celebrates history and creates new opportunities
World Trade Center Utah hosted a delegation of more than 100 high-level Chinese government and business leaders for a trade and investment forum at the Little America Hotel on May 11. The event, coordinated in partnership with the China Chamber of International Commerce, facilitated direct engagement between the delegation and Utah's business and civic community while promoting bilateral trade and investment opportunities.
Connecting veteran-owned businesses to the resources they need
The Salt Lake Chamber hosted its annual Utah Veteran Owned Business Conference, alongside presenting sponsors the Veterans Business Resource Center, Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs and Zions Bank. The Conference helps to connect veteran entrepreneurs and business owners with the resources they need to be successful in the marketplace.
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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1787 - In Philadelphia, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
1796 - Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox inoculation.
1800 - The process of moving the U.S. capital from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. begins.
1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois.
1878 - The last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her through his mental powers.
1948 - Israel is declared to be an independent state, and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the decision, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1984 Arab-Israeli War.
1973 - Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.
Policy NewsCicero Group welcomes newest partner
Cicero Group is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Neuner as the firm's newest partner.
Utah joins lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 generic drug makers in conspiracy to fix market pricing for drugs
Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes joined 44 states announcing a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices as well as reduce competition for more than 100 different generic drugs.
Missing middle housing and deciphering density in SLC
The Salt Lake City Planning Division is inviting residents on a walking tour of the Avenues Neighborhood to look at different examples of what has been coined as "missing middle housing." The tour is the first of several events in the second annual Summer Planning Series.
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There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. Alexander Hamilton
"There are 10 counts of obstruction outlined in the Mueller report. That's like Moses coming down from the mountain and saying 'Just talked to God. Essentially, no commandments. Now I'm going to ride the golden calf! Yee-haw!'" - STEPHEN COLBERT
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