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Today is the 158th day of the year. There are 207 days remaining in 2019.
The municipal election filing period ends today (6/7/2019)
The Independent American Party Utah State Convention is tomorrow (6/8/2019)
15 days to the Utah State Democratic Party Organizing Convention (6/22/2019)
19 days to the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami (6/26/2019)
53 days to the second Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit (7/30/2019)
67 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)
97 days to the third Democratic presidential primary debate (9/12/2019)
151 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)
234 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)
242 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)
270 days to the 2020 Utah presidential primary (3/3/2020)
511 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyHuntsman discussed possible 2020 run with political allies this week
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman recently visited Utah where he met with political allies and advisers to discuss a possible run for governor in 2020 according to multiple sources.
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.
Hughes will enter 2020 gubernatorial race later this summer
Former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes will run for governor next year, seeking the GOP nomination in what could become a crowded field, sources close to Hughes told UtahPolicy.com on Wednesday.
Romney 'looking at' carbon tax legislation
Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday he was considering co-sponsoring a carbon tax bill with Delaware Democrat Cris Coons.
McAdams cohosts Housing Task Force Forum with input from Utah homebuilder
Congressman Ben McAdams, a co-chair of the New Democrats' Housing Task Force, welcomed stakeholders to a forum seeking innovative ideas for making housing more available and affordable. McAdams co-chairs the task force with Congressman Heck of Washington and Congresswoman Hill from California.
Sens. Lee and Hawley introduce the Take Care Act
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Take Care Act Wednesday, a bill designed to promote accountability and effective administration by restoring the original understanding of the President's constitutional power to remove his subordinates.
He's out without ever getting in - Bernick and Schott on politics
Jason Chaffetz said Monday he would not run for governor in 2020, but would not dismiss the possibility of a run in the future. We break down what that means for the rest of the 2020 gubernatorial field.
OTHER UTAH HEADLINES
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Impeachment. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler is turning up the pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow him to open impeachment proceedings against President Trump - https://cnn.it/2I1hr0z
Woah. A wealthy Iraqi sheik who has urged the U.S. to take a hard-line approach toward Iran spent 26 days staying in a suite at President Trump's D.C. hotel according to leaked records - https://wapo.st/2IoWLyv
Iran. The top commander of American forces in the Mideast said Iran was forced to "step back" from preparations for an apparent attack on the U.S. after an increased American military presence in the Persian Gulf - http://bit.ly/2I1wqYg
Automakers warn Trump on pollution rules. Car manufacturers say the Trump administration's plan to weaken tailpipe pollution standards would cut their profits and cause "untenable" instability for the industry - https://nyti.ms/2ImgDCg
Energy. Michael Bloomberg is donating $500 million to a campaign aiming to close down every coal-fired power plant in the U.S. - https://nyti.ms/2I11YNG
Scary. A man was arrested after authorities say he was planning to throw grenades at tourists in Times Square - https://cnn.it/2Iwc6x0
Some good news. The FCC voted on Thursday to allow cell phone carriers to block unwanted robocalls automatically for all customers - https://cnn.it/2IpyNTz
Not to worry. An asteroid the size of a football field is hurtling toward Earth, but astronomers say the rock will just miss us - https://cnn.it/2I0dQQe
Measles. The number of measles cases in the U.S. has topped 1,000 in the biggest outbreak in 25 years - http://bit.ly/2IrXK0H
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1776 - Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and will lead to the Declaration of Independence.
1862 - The United States and the United Kingdom agree in the Lyons-Seward Treaty to suppress the African slave trade.
1892 - Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the "whites-only" car of a train; he lost the resulting court case, Plessy v. Ferguson.
1899 - American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kansas.
1942 - World War II: The Battle of Midway ends in American victory.
1965 - The Supreme Court hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, prohibiting states from criminalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
1967 - Israeli troops captured Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.
1971 - The Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment.
1998 - Three white supremacists killed James Byrd Jr. by dragging him for 3 miles behind a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas. The three men were convicted of murder.
Policy NewsDowntown Farmers Market opens for 28th season
Beginning June 8th and running every Saturday through October 19th, the Downtown Farmers Market will support local farmers and provide fresh produce to the public.
Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoors Report-- Salt Lake Tribune: First harmful algal bloom of the summer appears at Utah Lake
Register now for an online webinar on global tariffs
Trade disputes may seem far away, but their impacts are felt locally.
Weber County hires director to launch Prosperity Center of Excellence
The Weber-Morgan Health Department, Weber Human Services and the Weber County Commission have selected Melissa Freigang as the Director of the newly created Prosperity Center of Excellence an inter-agency effort.
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"Without music, life would be a mistake." Friedrich Nietzsche
Trump Jr Book
"This is exciting: Donald Trump Jr. is writing a book. He says the book will cover a number of topics, including his father's accomplishments in the White House, lies from the liberal media, and tips for greasing your hair with a mixture of varnish and lard." - JIMMY KIMMEL
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