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Salt Lake County Democratic Mayor Ben McAdams announced Wednesday night that he’s going to run against U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, next year in her 4th District.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Ben McAdams, Mia Love, John Curtis, Jim Bennett, Kathie Allen, Orrin Hatch, Donald Trump, Gary Herbert, and Spencer Cox all get a mention in our rundown of a bananas week in Utah politics [Utah Policy]. Here's a podcast version if that's what you prefer [Utah Policy]. Gov. Gary Herbert...

Policy Buzz

Here’s a simple little multi-billion-dollar question for Utah’s transportation planners: Will autonomous vehicles, smart highways and the sharing economy increase congestion or reduce congestion on...
The person I think most about on Columbus Day isn’t the man himself, but Genghis Khan.

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Our "Political Insiders" say they don't expect any action on meaningful gun legislation following the horrific massacre in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and hundreds injured.
Our "Political Insiders" say the ballot initiative to establish direct primary elections is the most likely to get on next year's ballot and pass.

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Boys and men are also victims of abuse

Editorial: Make foolish anti-vax parents acknowledge the risk

Our Schools Now holds onto majority support, as organizers say signatures are rolling in

Poll: Utahns say Orrin Hatch shouldn’t run again, but Mitt Romney should

Gov. Herbert says lawsuit is right way to solve dispute over secret AG’s opinion on special election

Gary Ott dies after Alzheimer’s battle; former top aide blames his family

Former lawmaker — who drinks ‘coffee, water and occasionally alcohol’ — appointed to Utah liquor board

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Why did Weber High girls make a racist video?

Editorial: Voters should carefully weigh new school district bond measures

These 3 Utah cities ranked among best places to live

NEA president urges Utah educators to take action

Ex-Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott dies, family confirms

Utah submits more details on Lake Powell pipeline licensing

$40 million needed to ready Olympic venues for new bid may not be repaid

Gov. Herbert: 'Honest difference of opinion' over release of A.G. report

Our Schools Now has one-fourth of needed signatures for 2018 ballot initiative

Meeting turns up heat on water, canyon development

Love says McAdams enters congressional race to advance career, not political agenda

Other

Provo mayoral candidates address looming issues including growth and each other (Daily Herald)

Ogden candidate's confiscated political sign flares into larger controversy (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden City hopes new downtown apartments will help push neighborhood’s economy (Standard-Examiner)

Mayors rank projects in $5.44 million road funding recommendation (Logan Herald Journal)

Today At Utah Policy

Bob Bernick's notebook: Separation of powers

  • By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor

All sides – GOP Gov. Gary Herbert, Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes and GOP legislative leaders – are talking down a possible/likely lawsuit the Legislature may file against Reyes seeking a...

Weekly survey: Medical marijuana

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

There may be a ballot initiative before Utah voters next year to legalize some types of medical marijuana. Do you think it's time to legalize medical cannabis in Utah, or is more study needed? Let...

Multimedia

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott analyze the week that was in Utah politics.
Boyd Matheson, President of the Sutherland Institute, speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about his possible candidacy for the U.S. Senate next year.

Lighter Side

Time
"White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave the daily press briefing today, and said his job is not to control President Trump — it’s to FIND President Trump. “Donald, where are you? Time to run the country, big guy. Donald?” Seth Meyer

Wise Words

Courage

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu