Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Welcome to June.

Doug Wright’s last show – what made him special. The fight over Count My Vote never ends. Employers are hiring and wages are rising. Preparations continue for U.S.-North Korea summit.

  TICK TOCK  

  • 4 days until primary election mail-in ballots are sent to voters (6/5/2018)
  • 11 days until in-person early primary voting begins (6/12/2018)
  • 18 days until the final day to register to vote online or in person before the primary election (6/19/2018)
  • 21 days until in-person early primary voting ends (6/22/2018)
  • 25 days until the 2018 Primary Election (6/26/2018)
  • 158 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
  • 241 days until the first day of the 2019 Utah Legislature (1/28/2019)
  • 886 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)

 HERE ARE THE STORIES WE'RE WATCHING TODAY  

Doug Wright’s last regular KSL talk show is today. LaVarr Webb writes about why he was so successful, and offers advice to his successors [Utah Policy].

Bob Bernick says he’s been writing about the Count My Vote fight for five years and he’s tired of it (but still wants CMV to win) [Utah Policy].  

Utah sues maker of OxyContin; alleges lying about effects of painkillers [Deseret News] [Utah Policy].

 OTHER UTAH HEADLINES  

  • Republican Utah County sheriff candidate files complaint against primary election opponent [Deseret News].
  • Black Mormons hope priesthood anniversary helps members ‘Be One’ [Deseret News].
  • Too many visitors means Zion National Park may impose limits and require permits for popular trails [Tribune (paywall)]

 NATIONAL HEADLINES  

  • Pres. Trump imposes tariffs on European, Canadian and Mexican exports, upsetting some congressional Republicans and showing divisions among his top economic advisors [Politico].
  • Pompeo says ‘real progress’ being made toward U.S.-North Korean Summit [The Hill].
  • Samantha Bee and TBS apologize to Ivanka Trump for slur [New York Times].
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. mulling whether to file criminal charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying [Washington Post].

  ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY  

  • 1779 – Benedict Arnold is court-martialed, charged with 13 counts of misbehavior.
  • 1926 – Norma Jeane Mortenson – better known as Marilyn Monroe, is born in Los Angeles.
  • 1967 – Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • 1968 – Helen Keller dies in Westport, Conn., at the age of 87.
  • 1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) makes its debut as the world’s first 24-hour TV news network.