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Situational awareness - June 22, 2018

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Utahns favor using National Guard troops on the US-Mexico border. Romney says he wants to tackle immigration if he's elected in November. The Trump administration puts their "zero tolerance" policy on border crossings on hold.




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Troops on the southern border

Most Utahns say they support President Trump's call to have National Guard troops assist with securing the US-Mexico border according to our new poll [Utah Policy].

Romney wants to focus on immigration

Mitt Romney says he plans on tackling immigration reform if he wins the U.S. Senate election in November. He says it's crucial for the GOP to show voters they can actually accomplish something in Washington [Utah Policy].

Download the podcast of our full interview with Romney here [Utah Policy].

It's past time for Congress to act on immigration

LaVarr Webb argues the immigration crisis created by President Trump should spur Congress to take action on the controversial issue [Utah Policy].




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Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Utahns favor using national guard troops on US-Mexico border

Most Utahns support sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border according to a new UtahPolicy.com survey....
Trump's crisis should spur Congressional action on immigration

Even partisan Republicans and Democrats would agree on this: Pres. Trump is very good at creating a crisis....
If elected in November, Romney plans to tackle immigration reform

Immigration has become the political topic of the moment, with the focus squarely on the Trump administration's now abandoned policy of separating children from parents trying to cross the US-Mexico border. GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney says, if he wins November's el...
Podcast: Interview with Mitt Romney

GOP Senate candidate Mitt Romney speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about immigration, separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border and President Trump's trade wars. ...
Weekly survey: Call your shot for Tuesday's primary elections

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday for Utah's 2018 primary elections. Who do you think will win? Vote now in our weekly survey....

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Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Weekend EventsOutdoors Report-- Tribune: Nine horses die in Carbon County after eating toxic plant--Tribune: 40,000 splake splash into Jordanelle Reservoir--Tribune:Solitude ski resort acquired by Deer Valley's new parent company - now one of the biggest skiing networks in N...
World Trade Center Utah awards grants to 23 Utah companies to help export and expand internationally
World Trade Center Utah recently awarded funding to 23 Utah companies as part of the Utah Export Acceleration Grant....
Join WTC Utah for a diplomatic luncheon and roundtable discussion with His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bataineh
World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development, is delighted to host a diplomatic luncheon welcoming His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bataineh, Chairman of the Jordan American Business Association and the American Chamber of Commer...
Riverton City eliminates business licensing fees; Mayor declares city open for business
Businesses will no longer be charged licensing fees to conduct business in Riverton, following the Riverton City Council's final approval of the city's 2018-2019 fiscal year budget and fee schedule in their June 19 meeting....
Sen. Lee applauds end of family separations at border
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to President Trump's Executive Order ending the separation of migrant families who cross the border illegally while seeking asylum....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

As Utah's housing crisis worsens, business leaders launch a campaign to change public sentiment

Upset Holladay residents want to stop the development of the old Cottonwood Mall site, says plan calls for too many apartments

A Canadian firm wants to start mining on Utah lands that used to be part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Poll: Romney up 42 points over Kennedy ahead of Tuesday's primary

The Supreme Court cleared the way for Utah to collect sales taxes from all online sales. Here's what it means for consumers and businesses

Rep. Mia Love cast Utah's only no vote on the House's hardline immigration bill, which failed to pass

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Utahns need to be paying much more for water

Mining at the former Grand Staircase monument?

Supreme Court decision a win for Utah brick-and-mortar stores, but not so much for Overstock

Coalition to tackle Utah's affordable housing problem

Properties disqualify Greg Hughes from inland port board

Utah agencies taking 'wait-and-see' approach to Trump's agency overhaul idea

Mia Love only U.S. House member from Utah to vote against hardline immigration bill


Utah County steel companies feel blast of federal tariffs (Daily Herald)

At opioid town hall, commissioners debate pros and cons of a Utah County needle exchange program (Daily Herald)

District 8 Utah House hopefuls Kyle, Waldrip focused on taxes, education (Standard-Examiner)

Lack of homeless shelters means new law could cost Cache cities $250K in revenue (Logan Herald Journal)

Legislative town hall participants discuss redistricting process (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Poll: Parents to blame for border crisis, not government (Daily Caller)

Fake news: Girl on 'TIME' cover was never separated from mother (Daily Mail)

'Extraordinary' Strzok removal shows FBI agents in crosshairs from IG probe (FOX News)

White House Proposes Merging Education And Labor Departments (NPR)

Melania Trump visits detention center in Texas (CBS News)

Grassley wants to subpoena Comey, Lynch after DOJ watchdog report (Politico)

House GOP Leaders Forced To Again Delay Vote On Compromise Immigration Bill (NPR)

House farm bill passes with controversial food stamp changes (Politico)

Charles Krauthammer dies at the age of 68 (The Hill)

Here's what could happen to oil if everyone's OPEC expectations are wrong (MarketWatch)

Trump subtweets Amazon in praising Supreme Court tax ruling (Politico)

Wise Words

Art of War

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." Sun Tzu

Lighter Side


"A new study has found that people who run marathons have less arthritis than non-runners. Responded non-runners: "This. This is why no one wants to hang out with you."" Seth Meyers

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