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3rd District Republican candidate Tanner Ainge wasn't registered to vote in Utah when he filed to run for office, but his campaign says that's simply an oversight.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 174th day of the year. There are 191 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 154th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

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It has been nearly eight years since the end of the Great Recession and many businesses in the United States are still struggling to grow, but this time for a different reason – a lack of qualified...
Regional banks need regulatory relief from the Dodd-Frank Act, which unfairly treats moderately-sized regional banks like the gigantic Wall Street financial institutions, says Zions Bancorporation...

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Insider Surveys

Our "Political Insiders" mostly think the Salt Lake City Council made the right choice when they rejected Sen. Jim Dabakis' nomination to the Utah Transit Authority board.
The "Our Schools Now" effort to put a sales and income tax hike to better fund Utah's schools on the 2018 ballot got underway this week. Our "Political Insiders" think they'll get enough signatures to...

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Lots of blame to go around for Utah’s special election fuss

Herbert defends special elections, urges lawmakers to ‘count to 10’ to cool heated rhetoric

Fences mended, nonprofit signs off on architect for new homeless shelters, adds new members

Utah’s Lee, three other GOP senators could doom the Senate Republican health care bill

Guv says more fireworks bans likely with Utah’s tinder-dry conditions

Salt Lake County mayor asks DABC to move downtown liquor store to help reduce crime near the Rio Grande homeless shelter

Herbert nominates two to fill vacancies on Utah Court of Appeals

As nation debates health care, few show up to hear about Utah’s request to limit Medicaid

Torrey businesses reopening after nearly a week without water

Rolly: Henderson-Dayton rivalry plays out in Utah Senate, GOP convention

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Can we handle the truth about Russian election hacking?

Don Ruzicka: Health care's journey from free market to socialism

Editorial: Beware of those who prey on contention

Hatch supportive, Lee 'not ready' as Senate unveils revised health care bill

Herbert calls for diligence, common sense in Utah's escalating fire season

Counties: $2.5B in corporate tax appeals could burden homeowners

Utah GOP appeal of SB54 loss to be heard by 10th Circuit as frustrations mount

Mitt Romney's 'Mormon moment' 5 years later

Other

Editorial: And then there were three for the GOP race for Chaffetz's seat (Daily Herald)

Ainge touts fiscal responsibility and economic success at campaign kickoff (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: What is the United Utah Party and what does it stand for? (Standard-Examiner)

U.S. Rep. Bishop leads group examining federal-local power balance (Standard-Examiner)

Today At Utah Policy

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Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott dissect a busy week in Utah politics.
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics.

Miscellaneous

Lighter Side

United
"A United Airlines employee is under fire for pushing over a 71-year-old passenger. Or as the CEO of United put it, “We’re back, baby!” Conan O'Brien

Wise Words

Reality
"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." Abraham Lincoln