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Situational awareness - June 3, 2019
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Wow! You guys really know your Utah history!
The Utah county, included in Tooele's current borders incorporated in 1856 and dissolved in 1862 was named Shambip County.
Wikipedia says the county consisted primarily of the Rush Valley and its county seat was located at the town of Shambip.
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Today is the 154th day of the year. There are 211 days remaining in 2019.
The municipal election filing period opens today (6/3/2019)
4 days until the municipal election filing period ends (6/7/2019)
5 days until the Independent American Party Utah State Convention (6/8/2019)
19 days to the Utah State Democratic Party Organizing Convention (6/22/2019)
23 days to the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami (6/26/2019)
57 days to the second Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit (7/30/2019)
71 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)
101 days to the third Democratic presidential primary debate (9/12/2019)
155 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)
238 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)
246 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)
274 days to the 2020 Utah presidential primary (3/3/2020)
515 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyQ&A with Rep. John Curtis
3rd District Republican John Curtis spoke with UtahPolicy.com last week about a number of issues, including his reaction to the Mueller report, pollution control and the trade war with China.
Is the Tribune preparing to dump their print edition?
The Salt Lake Tribune, now moving toward a never-before-tried foundation approach business model, has sent out a survey to its subscribers with several questions having to do with dumping the printed paper format.
At least Trump takes action -- unlike Congress
I really don't like Trump's threat to impose escalating tariffs on Mexico unless it stops illegal immigrants from entering the United States.
Let's freak out about UFO's! - Bernick and Schott on politics
The tax reform task force is finally getting down to work. Leaders say "everything is on the table" as they look to revamp Utah's tax system. We break down those discussions for you.
Independent American Party Convention June 8
The Utah Independent American Party will hold its State Convention/Independence Summit on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Juab High School in Nephi.
Bob Bernick's notebook: Stop beating a dead horse
Since the 2014 Utah Legislature passed SB54, I have written I-don't-know-how-many columns saying this may be the end of this issue.And it never was.
Lawmakers set eight town hall meetings to discuss tax reform
The Legislature's special Tax Reform Task Force will hold eight public town halls around the state, starting the end of June, to hear citizens and special interests' concerns about changing how items are taxed in Utah.
Watch: Reyes says disabled military vets should have student loan debt forgiven
Attorney General Sean Reyes says military veterans with permanent disabilities should have their student loan debt wiped out.
Cities Work podcast: Dealing with wildfire (part 1)
ULCT members gathered for the Annual Convention in Salt Lake City when mayors and council members started getting the word- their communities were burning.
Which Democrats are considering a run for Utah governor in 2020?
Much of the attention in the upcoming 2020 election is rightly focused on the race for the Republican nomination for governor. A number of candidates are considering a run next year to replace Gov. Gary Herbert, who is not seeking re-election. But who could possibly be the Democratic nominee next year?
OTHER UTAH HEADLINES
Salt Lake Tribune
Trump in London
Pompeo says Trump's Middle East peace plan is "unexecutable." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the comment in a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders according to an audio recording. Pompeo also said the plan might not "gain traction" and he worried the plan would be dismissed out of hand - https://wapo.st/2MnKfo0
Eyebrow-raising statements from Kushner
Watch clips of the interview - http://bit.ly/2Mqqz33
Bombshell. An investigation by the New York Times found Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao repeatedly used her position to benefit her family's shipping company, which has deep ties to the economic and political elite in China. Chao also requested "alarmingly inappropriate" meetings between her family's company and Chinese officials in 2017. The meeting was canceled after government officials raised ethics concerns - https://nyti.ms/2Mq8YIq
Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's willing to negotiate with Iranian leaders without any preconditions - https://politi.co/2Mp52HS
Recession fears grow. A survey of top American business leaders shows they are increasingly worried that the country will enter a recession by the end of 2020 - https://cnn.it/2MqGcar
Top economic advisor to leave the White House. Kevin Hassett, who has served as chairman of the Council on Economic Advisers since 2017, is leaving the administration - https://wapo.st/2MtnwqA
The Pentagon vs. the White House. Top Pentagon officials have warned the White House to stop politicizing the military - http://bit.ly/2MpZblK
Pentagon media briefings. The Pentagon has not held an on-camera media briefing in more than a year. Officials tell CNN they stopped the televised briefings because they were worried President Trump would get angry if he saw something he didn't like - http://bit.ly/2HSTHvl
North Korea. A North Korean official who was reportedly executed last week because of the failed summit with the U.S. was seen in public over the weekend - https://nyti.ms/2MAyf2q
Immigration. Visa applicants to the U.S. are being required to submit information about their social media accounts under a new State Department policy - https://nyti.ms/2MpZhK8
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1888 - The comic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" was published in the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Examiner.
1889 - The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles between Willamette Falls and Portland, Oregon.
1937 - The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, married divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson after abdicating the British throne.
1943 - In Los Angeles, U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.
1965 - Gemini IV astronaut Ed White made the first American spacewalk.
1980 - An explosive device is detonated at the Statue of Liberty. The FBI suspects Croatian nationalists.
2006 - The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
2013 - The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.
2017 - London Bridge attack: Eight people are killed and dozens of civilians are wounded by Islamist terrorists. Three of the attackers are shot dead by the police.
Policy NewsFred Lampropoulos honored as 40th Giant in our City
Utah's business and community leaders gathered to recognize Fred Lampropoulos as the 40th Giant in our City for his contributions to our local business community and state. The award is presented by the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah's largest and longest-standing business association, and is recognized as the most prestigious business award given in Utah.
Wyoming joins Utah, Western Colorado and Northern Ute Tribe on natural gas initiative
Continuing work to advance new market access for the West's natural energy resources, Consumer Energy Alliance and its government partners across the region gathered last week at the Governor's Energy Summit to expand the Western States and Tribal Nations agreement to include the Wyoming Pipeline Authority.
Sandy City Public Utilities Director Tom Ward reinstated
Mayor Kurt Bradburn announced today the reinstatement of Tom Ward as Sandy City's Public Utilities Director after completion of an independent investigation conducted by the law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer.
Dorsey & Whitney congratulates partner David Barlow on nomination as judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP congratulates Partner David Barlow on his nomination by President Donald J. Trump to serve as Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.
Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoors Report-- Salt Lake Tribune: Off-roaders are revved up to see southern Utah's Factory Butte reopened to motorized use. But environmentalists are gearing up for a fight.
More National Headlines
"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends." Walt Whitman
"So according to Chuck and Nancy, Trump came into the meeting and completely acted the fool. But according to Trump's calm Twitter rant this morning, he was chill for the whole three minutes and when he stormed out, it was in a relaxed and graceful fashion." - TREVOR NOAH
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