Rep. John Curtis had a message for President Trump and other administration officials about their policy separating families as they attempt to cross the southern border into the United States.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness - June 19, 2018

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Utahns don't think "dreamers" should be deported. The LDS Church calls for a sensible solution to immigration. Heartbreaking audio of immigrant children separated from their parents surfaces.

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Policy Buzz

Everyone needs a break from politics. My breaks usually involve getting outside and walking. When people tell me to “take a hike,” (it really only happens a few times a day) I assume they’re looking out...
  Sales tax used to be the largest source of public revenue in Utah, but in recent years, income and property tax revenues have overtaken sales taxes in importance. This is among the findings in Utah...

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Planning is the first step for the inland port

Editorial: Why does Utah gamble on immunizations?

We’ve heard it before, but this Utah tar sands operation says it’s poised to produce oil and actually make money

Gehrke: What can an orphaned baby raccoon tell us about our criminal justice system? Lots, it turns out.

Meeting on controversial new Salt Lake City shipping port starts with high hopes but fizzles out

Love, Hatch and Herbert urge immigration fix to halt separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border

State warns that if Utah voters OK medical marijuana, writing new rules may miss deadline and trigger wide-open grow-your-own provision

Utah governor opposes Trump’s nominee from the state to oversee U.S. refugee program

Deseret News

Editorial: Sen. Lee's bill may finally bring an end to indefinite detainment

Editorial: Border battles must put children and families first

Top agent in Utah says FBI report is disappointing; Sen. Orrin Hatch calls it appalling

Regulations for new Utah cannabis laws several months away

Conflict-of-interest 'ambiguity' sinks initial Utah Inland Port Authority meeting

'Troubled' by forced separation of families, LDS Church calls for 'rational, compassionate' immigration solutions

Rep. Mia Love pushing bill to end 'horrible' separation of families at border

Strong majority of Utah voters favor Medicaid expansion ballot measure, new poll says


North Ogden hopefuls for Utah House seat focus on tax stewardship, spending (Standard-Examiner)

Ballots delayed for many Cache County voters, expected to arrive this week (Logan Herald Journal)

Today At Utah Policy

Hatch calls for end to immigrant family separations

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

Sen. Orrin Hatch is circulating a letter calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to put a halt to the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their families along the...

Insider Surveys


Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott tiptoe through the minefield of Utah political news from the last week.
Rep. John Curtis joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, immigration, net neutrality and fighting the opioid epidemic.

Lighter Side

Take Back California
"President Trump said Russia should not be punished for seizing parts of Ukraine because they speak Russian there. Which explains why today, Mexico announced plans to take back California." Conan O'Brien

Wise Words


"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Winston Churchill