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Ballots go out in the GOP primary in Utah's 3rd CD next week. What do the three Republicans vying for the nomination need to do to win the support of undecided voters?

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 202nd day of the year. There are 163 days remaining in 2017.

Policy Buzz

An old friend of mine, businessman and retired Brigadier General Larry Lunt, recently came across a very interesting old document -- the 1986 state convention newsletter of the Utah Republican Party.
I’m an old guy with 15 grandchildren. So, naturally, I’m concerned about the world I’m leaving behind for them.

Policy News

This week we celebrate the arrival of pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley and the settling of the great state of Utah. Their legacy of hard work and community building is more than just part of our...

Insider Surveys

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans begin their effort to repeal Obamacare. Our "Political Insiders" aren't sure they'll make much progress.
Last week Donald Trump Jr. admitted he met with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin who was offering to pass on damaging information about Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign. Trump Jr. says...

Headlines

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: The obvious, and only, solution to our health care dilemma

Op-ed: Tongue-in-cheek ad shows just how unreasonable .05 law is

Amazon expansion includes West Valley site

Koch brother and Eccles family to give $20M for a University of Utah economics institute

Reform group hopes to create independent commission in wake of allegations of Utah gerrymandering

Senate Judiciary approves Huber as U.S. attorney for Utah

Leaders warn that the Point of Mountain is destined to become a congested mess without careful planning

County strikes deal with family for Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott’s resignation

Rolly: Mormon church, Alta Club swap land. Result: Historic South Temple will gain a parking structure

Utes pull out of Utah governor’s Native American Summit, citing frustration over unequal treatment

Utah’s Mike Lee splits from Sessions on police asset seizures, warns of civil rights violations

Deseret News

Editorial: Why the University of Utah's new economics institute is a win for the state

U. to launch new 'quantitative analysis' institute using $20M from Eccles, Koch organizations

Dabakis: Time right to reconsider Medicaid expansion after ACA replacement sputters

Better Boundaries launches initiative to create independent redistricting commission

Without thoughtful planning, Point of the Mountain could be a grim scene in 2050

County, family reach resignation deal for Recorder Gary Ott

Other

Point of the Mountain Development Commission releases scenario depicting congested area in 2050 (Daily Herald)

Fresh face in Utah politics, Tanner Ainge hopes to focus on national debt, economic growth (Daily Herald)

Pleasant Grove residents host Meet the Candidates night (Daily Herald)

Today At Utah Policy

Weekly survey: What will happen to Obamacare?

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

This week the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed because the Senate did not have enough votes. What do you think Congress will ultimately do with the health care law?

Multimedia

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott dissect all of the big stories from the past week in Utah politics.
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott dissect a busy week in Utah politics.

Miscellaneous

Lighter Side

White Russians
"According to friends of Donald Trump Jr., back in college he was a black-out drunk. So, he does have a long history of meeting with White Russians." Conan O'Brien

Wise Words

Humor

"Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it." Malcolm Muggeridge