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Still not Trump country. A majority of Utahns disapprove of President Trump's job performance

Republican President Donald Trump remains unpopular in Utah, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows.


Situational Awareness

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City.

Utahns still hold a negative opinion of President Trump. Stewart and Ghorbani debate. Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault will testify next week.

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Finally, a deal to upgrade our national parks

Utah Valley University has thousands more students than the University of Utah. But the Orem school’s new president says it won’t start requiring higher test scores or grades: ‘Come as you are.’

LDS Church releases new memo warning of legal risks from medical marijuana initiative

Sen. Hatch says Christine Blasey Ford is ‘mistaken’ in accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assault

LDS Church calls on Legislature to legalize medical pot this year — a move that some suspect is aimed at defeating ballot measur

Rep. Chris Stewart touts economy under Trump at debate while Democrat challenger Shireen Ghorbani says president is greatest threat to national security

Deseret News

Editorial: Competitive pay for teachers must be part of a broad vision for Utah schools

Orrin Hatch said he believes Brett Kavanaugh, calls accuser 'mistaken'

Ghorbani suggests Trump is biggest threat to national security, Stewart says it's China

Chris Stewart, Shireen Ghorbani to kick off Utah political debate season

Trains, tunnels still 'on the table' for Cottonwood canyon transportation, officials say

New poll says Utahns split on how church position on medical marijuana initiative would affect their vote

Other

Weber County Democrats express optimism in House races, but Republicans aren't daunted (Standard-Examiner)

Providence passes on water rate tier changes despite Utah legislator's argument (Logan Herald Journal)

Lighter Side

New Book
"Journalist Bob Woodward's new book detailing life within the Trump administration sold more than 750,000 copies in its first day of release. I guess it was pretty smart of him to call the book "Harry Potter and the Toupee of Doom."" Seth Meyers 

Wise Words

Road to Success

"The road to success is always under construction." Arnold Palmer