Utahns oppose political party leaders deciding who can and cannot be a member

If Utah Republican Party leaders decide that they, not voters, decide who can and who cannot be a Republican, the leaders will be going against the wishes of 90 percent of their own rank-and-file party members, a new poll shows.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness - July 19, 2018

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Salt Lake City officials end up on opposite sides over the inland port. Lawmakers approve child tax credit for big Utah families. Trump was told that Putin personally ordered the 2016 attack to sway the presidential election shortly before he took office.

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Today at Utah Policy

Podcast: Rep. John Curtis

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

Rep. John Curtis joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss the aftermath of President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin. Curtis, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says the...

Weekly survey: Biskupski vs. Salt Lake City Council

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the city council are on opposite sides of the inland port issue. Who do you think is taking the right approach? Vote now in our weekly survey.

Policy News

Downtown Alliance leader Jason Mathis stepping down

  • By Press release

Community and business leader, Jason Mathis announced his resignation from the Downtown Alliance this week. Mathis has served as the executive director of the Alliance and executive vice president...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Council, governor come up with a better Inland Port bill

Inside Mayor Biskupski’s strategy of silence as Salt Lake City Council members negotiated their own Inland Port deal

New UTA board nominees include members from old one that was criticized for lax oversight. Will that hamper effort to restore public trust?

Longtime director of Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance is leaving the state

Utah and its cops are bracing for new 0.05 DUI law, which rolls out in five months

United Utah Party picks Mormon MTC director as a replacement congressional candidate

Sen. Mike Lee says Kavanaugh is the ‘kind of originalist jurist we need on the court’

Utah lawmakers debate requiring gun locks: lifesaver or infringement of rights?

Utah lawmaker hopes her proposal to let cops pull over drivers for using cellphones won’t get killed this year

Utah lawmakers turned down a tax cut for big families in March. On Wednesday they passed a $30M reduction during their one-day special session.

Democrats want Ambassador Huntsman to testify about Trump-Putin summit

With Salt Lake City Council and mayor lobbying on opposite sides, state lawmakers OK changes to law that will dictate much future development

Deseret News

Chris Stewart: America is our last best hope, but hope is not a strategy

Op-ed: Sitting out on inland port negotiations wasn’t an option

Editorial: Reducing teacher licensure qualifications may not be the best answer

UTA letters raised concerns about potential conflict of interest with Greg Hughes

Lawmakers weigh possible ban on driving while talking on phone

Utah lawmakers look at bonds for affordable housing

Panel debates requiring Utahns to lock guns away

Heat on the Hill: Utah Legislature passes 'not perfect' inland port bill backed by Salt Lake Council, fought by mayor

Lawmakers approve $30 million child tax credit for Utah families in special session

Utah on its own as FAA bails out of drone regulation

Raising the bar on K-3 reading takes money and explicit focus, specialists tell lawmakers

Sen. Orrin Hatch takes a swing at defending Supreme Court nominee

Lighter Side

"This is the final season of "Game of Thrones," but HBO is working on a prequel that reportedly takes place 10,000 years before the original. Which means winter won't be coming for a very long time: 10,000 years." Jimmy Kimmel

Wise Words


"One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present." Golda Meir