Rep. Mia Love would have another close race on her hands against Democrat Doug Owens, and would win a hypothetical matchup with Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder, according to a new survey.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Welcome back from a long holiday weekend! Today is "National Blueberry Cheesecake Day," so enjoy a slice! On to today's news highlights.

Featured Articles

Insider Surveys

Well, Mike Lee is almost there. And who would have thought it just a year ago? A new UtahPolicy poll shows that Utah’s freshman GOP U.S. senator has a 47 percent “naked re-elect” number. That...
Utah Republican leaders are toying with a proposal to form a committe to interview candidates who decide to use the new signature method to get on the ballot. The idea is to make sure they agree...


Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Common sense, common decency, common good

Editorial: Utah should not try to out-monster the monsters

Salt Lake County volunteer numbers dip as baby boomers go from giving help to needing it

Salt Lake County seeks to shut down Day Reporting Center

Salt Lake County gearing up to decide how to spend $75M for parks and recreation

Take a look at potential Utah prison sites in Tooele County

Utah lawmaker seeks death penalty for sex traffickers

Utah Educational Savings Plan awards elementary schools, offers $25 match for new accounts

Judge gives BLM 3 years to prove ATV trails don’t hurt cultural sites

Salt Lake County workers don't think they're paid enough, but stay for benefits, survey says

Utah liquor agency needs to improve decision-making, accounting, audit shows

Mine owner sues over Utah city’s deal with developers, including Josh Romney, to keep prison out of area

Deseret News

Hinkins & King: No losers in Utah’s Public Lands Initiative: Wilderness is the currency that brings all parties to the table

Richard Davis: Another conflict of interest issue shadows AG Reyes

Jay Evensen: Utah's prosperity is threatened by other states' bad behavior

Editorial: Congressional Demos shouldn't derail president's fast-track trade authority

Consumer confidence in Utah economy rising

Utahns cheer, jeer appeals court's refusal to lift injunction on Obama's executive order on immigration

Utah may be losing out on alcohol tax revenue, state audit shows

Larry H. Miller family pulls Tooele County property from prison relocation list

New Salt Lake fire chief caught in political crossfire of mayoral race


Orem begins researching full-time mayor wage possibility (Daily Herald)

Todd Weiler: Why Republicans should support Healthy Utah (Standard-Examiner)

Leaders consider county-wide sales tax option (Park Record)

Logan to consider resolution urging road tax (Logan Herald Journal)

Today At Utah Policy

What do you call these 2015 Republicans in the Utah Legislature?
Although we are still nearly eighteen months away from the 2016 elections, the race for president is already heating up. 
Last week the Alabama state Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation to get the state out of the marriage business.
Rep. Mia Love would have another close race on her hands against Democrat Doug Owens, and would win a hypothetical matchup with Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder, according to a new
article thumbnailSen. Mike Lee blasts New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for saying that Congress should favor national security over civil liberties as it considers renewing the Patriot Act.
In the ongoing debate over technology in classrooms, a new study from London suggests banning mobile phones in schools leads to better test results.

Policy Buzz

Importance of Compromise "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." - President John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, January 20, 1961 Every Prudent Act Founded on...
When people have access to the web, opportunities are just a click away—from learning how to sign up for health care, to finding affordable housing, to keeping in touch with family and...


Allegations of corruption are flying back and forth between Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and his former campaign manager Rep. Justin Miller.
The Salt Lake City Mayoral race is chugging along. Will we see a Republican (or conservative Democrat) get in the contest?


Lighter Side

Someone Else
"This morning my dad called me up and said, 'So, tonight's your last show, huh.' And I said, 'No, Dad, that's someone else.'" –Jimmy Fallon  Political Humor 

Wise Words

Joy of Success
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt  Brainy Quote