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Situational awareness - June 26, 2018

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. It's primary election day in Utah!

What to watch in today's Utah primary elections. Utah Mormons approve of Trump's job performance while disliking his personal behavior. Congress tries to find a fix to the humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border.

 

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  HERE ARE THE STORIES WE'RE WATCHING TODAY  

It's primary election day in Utah

Here's what you should pay attention to as voters go to the polls to decide nominees in party primaries [Utah Policy].

Utah Mormons and Trump

When it comes to President Trump, our polling shows members of the LDS Church don't like his personal behavior but do approve of his job performance [Utah Policy].

Wilson vying for the top spot in the House

Rep. Brad Wilson confirms that he's going to run for Speaker of the Utah House in next year's legislative session [Utah Policy].

Addressing the immigration problem

The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce urges Congress to come up with a solution to the immigration crisis [Utah Policy].


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Today At Utah Policy

It's official. Brad Wilson plans to run for Utah House Speaker

Utah House Majority Leader Brad Wilson tells UtahPolicy.com he is going to run for speaker this fall....
When it comes to Trump, Utah Mormons separate his personal behavior from his work as president

At some point, one would think, active LDS Utah Mormons will have to come to grips with a real moral dilemma: How can they politically support a man they believe is a moral deviant?...
What to watch in Tuesday's primary elections

Tuesday's primary elections in Utah feature some high-profile matchups, multiple-candidate elections, and incumbents fighting for their political lives. Here some questions we'll get the answers for and the races you should pay attention to....
Guest opinion: Small cell legislation paramount for Utah's 5G future

Utah is a state that's always looking forward. We have top-tier transportation that's built for the future, an education system consistently ranked among the best in the nation, and we've nurtured a business-friendly atmosphere that produces regions like ...
Salt Lake Chamber urges Congress to take action on immigration reform

The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah's largest and longest-standing business association, issued the following statement regarding the pending Congressional Action on immigration:...

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Policy News

Rep. Stewart's ACE Act passes the House
Rep. Chris Stewart's (R-Utah) bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4257 the Advancing Conservation and Education (ACE) Act, was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives....
Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act passes House
The United States House of Representatives passed the Golden Spike 150thAnniversary Act (H. R. 5751). ...
Refugee Justice League responds to crisis on Southern border
Refugee Justice League leaders today issued the following statement in response to the ongoing crisis on the United States' Southern border:...
Hatch fights for Utah water and military priorities in spending bill
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican and President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, released the following statement regarding passage of the minibus package:...
Fox files: 'SLC Airport update'
I've really enjoyed being on the Salt Lake City Airport Board the last several months and appreciate the opportunity to ask questions and provide my input on the airport's operations and the terminal construction project....
Utah State Treasurer David Damschen appoints new SITFO board member
Utah State Treasurer David Damschen announced the appointment of Jason Gull to the School and Institutional Trust Funds Office(SITFO) Board of Trustees....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: One small step toward gun sanity

Gehrke: Utah's School Safety Commission surprised me - by coming up with real gun-related recommendations

Proposed gas-tax hike to boost Utah school funding may be in trouble, new poll says

House passes bill to designate the Golden Spike National Historic Park in Utah

Go back to Utah's old caucus-convention election laws? Voters say no way.

Deseret News

Op-ed: Work - the common thread through all Americans

Campaign on to save Park City farmland

House OK's bill for Golden Spike National Historical Park

'A force multiplier': Utah law enforcers announce new center to investigate gun crimes

Key players call Operation Rio Grande a success at law enforcement panel

Utah picks up speed on path to greater diversity

With $580M at stake, Salt Lake City School District wants a voice on inland port board

Salt Lake City names walkway for downtown's 'champion'

Other

State announces new intelligence center to combat gun violence (Standard-Examiner)


National Headlines

Media rhetoric on Trump administration becomes increasingly violent (Daily Caller)

Time editor defends fake news crying migrant girl cover: 'She became the face of this story'

Trump's poll numbers are surging as he faces some of the biggest controversies of his presidency (Business Insider)

SCOTUS Kicks Back Case Against Florist Who Refused Gay Couple (Daily Beast)

Divided Supreme Court Upholds Nearly All Of Texas GOP Redistricting Plan (NPR)

Trump blasts Warner joke about Mueller probe (The Hill)

As Activists Confront Trump Officials, Democrats Confront Democrats (New York Times)

President Trump rallies in South Carolina (CNN)

Sarah Sanders decries 'calls for harassment' citing Maxine Waters, restaurant episode (FOX News)

Trump blasts Harley-Davidson's decision to shift production overseas (Politico)

Meet Colorado's New Single-Issue Voters: the Cannabis Community (New York Times)


Wise Words

Interaction

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion." Dale Carnegie

Lighter Side

Interesting

"First lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. And this isn't good - she brought her passport and everything she owns." Jimmy Fallon


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