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Situational awareness - May 3, 2018

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.

GOP vice-chair candidates. Paul Ryan is coming to SLC to honor Orrin Hatch. Giuliani admits Trump reimbursed Cohen for payment to an adult film actress.

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A crowded race for GOP vice-chair

Who are the candidates running to fill the vacant Utah GOP vice-chair position? We handicap the race for you [Utah Policy].

Romney not joining the Resistance

Don't expect Mitt Romney to be leading the resistance to President Trump if he's elected to the Senate. Romney offered praise for Trump's first year in office at the recent Utah GOP convention [Utah Policy].

Ryan coming to Salt Lake City

House Speaker Paul Ryan is announced as the keynote speaker for the "Giant in our City" award ceremony honoring Sen. Orrin Hatch [Utah Policy].





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Today At Utah Policy

Who are the candidates for Utah GOP vice-chair?

Normally, an election to fill one of a state political party's minor offices, like vice-chair, doesn't get much attention from the media or party members....

Speaker Paul Ryan announced as keynote speaker for Salt Lake Chamber's 39th Giant in our City

The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah's largest and longest-standing statewide business association, announces Speaker Paul Ryan as the keynote speaker at the 39th Giant in our City....

Romney praises Trump's first year in office

Mitt Romney says President Trump's first year in the White House is similar to what he would have done if he had won the 2012 presidential election....

Weekly survey: Mia Love vs. Ben McAdams

Who do you expect to win the November matchup between Mia Love and Ben McAdams? Vote now in our weekly survey....

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Policy News

What every business leader and lawyer needs to know about international law
Join World Trade Center Utah in partnership with Zions Bank and the Utah State Bar on Thursday, May 22nd at 8 a.m. for a seminar on international law....

Utah Consumer alert: Dominion Energy customers receiving misleading mailers offering insurance services on gas company letterhead
Chris Parker, Director of the Utah Division of Public Utilities, announced that the Division has received complaints about a mailer being sent to Utah gas consumers pitching insurance services on Dominion Energy letterhead.  ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Want to make Utah great again? Clean up the air.

University of Utah is selling a parking lot for a center that will honor Sen. Orrin Hatch - while fighting political division

Utah offered nearly $13 million in federal cash to address stubborn wood smoke problem

Sandy council members reject proposal to set their own term limits

South Salt Lake could miss a deadline to build a homeless shelter that it never wanted

'You can't impeach a president because you don't like him': Utah's Rep. Chris Stewart hosts rowdy town hall in West Valley City

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Giving you a tax you voted against

Sen. Orrin Hatch library, public policy institute to be built on South Temple in Salt Lake City

3 counties fighting to keep reduced monument boundaries

School walkout supports gun rights, Second Amendment

Paul Ryan announced as keynote speaker honoring Orrin Hatch as 'Giant in Our City'

UTA boss' severance package under review by Utah Attorney General's Office

New South Salt Lake homeless shelter months behind schedule amid permitting hold-up

'On stable footing': Hatch, health leaders meet to celebrate CHIP's renewal through 2027

Utah on tap to receive $12.7 million for air pollution fight

Federal, state cops target 'lie-and-try' efforts to buy guns

National Headlines

Conservatives Urge Fairer Social Media Policies (NewsBusters)

Peace between North, South Korea won't mean a homecoming for US troops in the Korean Peninsula (McClatchy)

Soros-Funded Group Launches App to Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Feds (Judicial Watch)

Trump Adds Clinton Impeachment Lawyer, Bracing for a Fight on Multiple Fronts (New York Times)

Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data (New York Times)

Boys will be boys? Gender-neutral Scouting sparks debate within Boy Scouts as well as Girl Scouts (Los Angeles Times)

This prom dress caused an uproar in the U.S. - but not in China (New York Times)

Ryan: Democratic House takeover would lead to gridlock and subpoenas (The Hill)

Iowa legislators just passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the U.S. (Washington Post)

Hillary Clinton: Being a Capitalist 'Probably' Hurt Me in Primary Because Many Democrats Are Socialists (Daily Beast)

Students Nationwide Walk Out Of Schools To Show Support For Second Amendment Rights (HuffPost)

Wise Words


"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lighter Side


"Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all counts, and now faces 10 years in prison for each of his three crimes. Oh man, please tell me his lawyer is Michael Cohen." Seth Meyers

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