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  1. Achieving 'yes'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | NWAonline

    "Just say no." Remember that admonition during the 1980s war on drugs? The problem with the notion was a lack of specific actions resulting in a sufficient substitute for the many causes and conditions leading to substance abuse and addiction.

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  2. In our opinion: State's appetite for revenue should not be sated with a food taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Deseret News

    There are lots of ways to satisfy the state's appetite for more revenue, but hiking the tax people pay at the supermarket should not be one of them. When the state moved a decade ago to sharply lower the sales tax on unprepared food, the principal argument for doing so revolved around the disproportionate burden a grocery tax places on low-income families.

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  3. Bill to raise state income taxes on big earners fails to advanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | KSL-TV

    A bill that would boost the income tax rate from 5 percent to 7 percent on Utahns earning more than $250,000 failed to advance Wednesday in the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee. SB141 , which had been dubbed the "Soak the Rich" bill by sponsor Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, would have collected an additional $321 million from around 21,100 taxpayers, an average of about $15,200 each.

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  4. New GOP package would put sales tax on food, phase out income tax exemptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | KSL-TV

    GOP legislative leaders are pushing to pass a package of tax reforms in the final weeks of the session that include restoring the full sales tax on food, phasing out income tax exemptions for more Utahns and raising gas taxes. The newly unveiled proposal, endorsed by majority Republicans in closed-door House and Senate caucus meetings on Thursday, also would lower the state's 4.7 percent sales and 5 percent income tax rates by around a half percent each.

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  5. GOP package would put sales tax on food, cancel income tax exemptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Deseret News

    GOP legislative leaders are pushing to pass a package of tax reforms in the final weeks of the session that include restoring the full sales tax on food, phasing out income tax exemptions for more Utahns and raising gas taxes. The newly unveiled proposal, endorsed by majority Republicans in closed-door House and Senate caucus meetings on Thursday, also would lower the state's 4.7 percent sales and 5 percent income tax rates by around a half percent each.

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  6. Restoring full sales tax on food 'still a possibility,' Senate president saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Deseret News

    Restoring the full state sales tax on food purchases remains an option this session to counter a proposed education funding initiative, even though tax exemptions will likely be studied over the interim, Senate leaders said Tuesday. "There might be a surprise.

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  7. News roundup: A glaring typo found on Trump's official portraitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Salt Lake Tribune

    A glaring typo found on Trump's official portrait. The Legislature's attorneys disclose law firms but not their clientele.

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  8. A query about by-the-Book(er) college commencements | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | The Jersey Journal

    Answers are starting to roll in from Rutgers University's main campus, the University of Pennsylvania and others. The only surprise is the reaction to one of the announced choices from a student-run newspaper.

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  9. New RNC Chair McDaniel: Haven't Yet Talked to 'Uncle Mitt' About SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | News Max

    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be "great in any role," but it will be up to him to decide on whether he'll eventually seek Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's seat, his niece and newly elected Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said Wednesday. "I haven't talked to my Uncle Mitt about it," McDaniel told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" in her first interview since being selected to replace Reince Priebus, who is now President Donald Trump's chief of staff.

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  10. Editorial | With choice of Booker, an opportunity lostRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    With every choice of commencement speaker comes another chance for a university to empower some important speaker to fulfill the school's final instructional function: shepherding a student's transition into graduate by shaping and challenging their intellectual beliefs. , Penn shocked no one by continuing a trend of having unabashedly liberal public figures preach to a very sympathetic audience.

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  11. "All doors are open": Are you ready for Senator Mitt Romney?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Hot Air

    Any news story involving Romney running for any office is postworthy by definition for a veteran Romney trollblogger like me. But let's be real: A freshman senator at age 71, which is what he'd be on election day 2018? As good as he looks and as healthy as he seems, it's rare - maybe even unprecedented - for a senator to be popularly elected to a first full term in his 70s.

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  12. Senator Mitt Romney 2018?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 | RedState

    When Mitt Romney failed in his 2012 run for the White House, some thought that was the end of him. When Trump dangled the Secretary of State position in front of him, many felt it was just Trump's way of bringing one of those who criticized him during the campaign to heel.

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  13. Romney on 2018 Senate run: 'All doors are open'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 | Washington Examiner

    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declined to rule out - and in - a run for a Senate seat in the future. "I don't have any predictions on what I might do.

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  14. Jay Evensen: Tribune call for Hatch to quit raises questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | Deseret News

    With much of Utah's political world waiting to see whether Orrin Hatch decides to run for another term, it was interesting to see a Salt Lake Tribune editorial last Sunday calling for Hatch to call it quits. The opinion itself wasn't noteworthy.

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  15. Former US ambassador to China advises on Guam telecoms dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | South China Morning Post

    Jon Huntsman Jr, US ambassador to China until 2011, advises Utah-based Huntsman Family Investments on purchase of GTA Teleguam Huntsman Family Investment, a privately-held investment company advised by former US ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman Jr, is buying the leading telecommunications provider in Guam. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based Huntsman Family Investments did not disclose how much it is paying Japanese firm Advantage Partners for its acquisition of the Guam telecommunications firm, GTA Teleguam.

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  16. Herbert's inauguration cost $50K in public, private moneyRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | KSL-TV

    New data show Gov. Gary Herbert's inauguration cost about $50,000 and was paid for with private donations and public money. That's similar to what most recent inaugurations have cost, with the exception of Jon Huntsman Jr.'s elaborate three-day bash in 2005 topping $100,000.

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  17. Herbert's inauguration cost $50K in public, private moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Deseret News

    New data show Gov. Gary Herbert's inauguration cost about $50,000 and was paid for with private donations and public money. That's similar to what most recent inaugurations have cost, with the exception of Jon Huntsman Jr.'s elaborate, three-day bash in 2005 topping $100,000.

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  18. 3 insights from Jon Huntsman Jr. on President TrumpRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Deseret News

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. spoke with the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards on Jan. 19, 2017, the eve of the presidential inauguration. Huntsman had some insight to offer on Trump's presidency.

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  19. Trump must unify Republicans, Democrats in next few months, Huntsman Jr. saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | KSL-TV

    President-elect Donald Trump must unify Republicans and Democrats around a couple of big goals during his first year in office to gain Americans' trust, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Thursday. Huntsman identified those issues as fixing taxes, improving immigration - not with a wall - and settling down the four civil wars in the Middle East.

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  20. Abu Dhabi to host inaugural Atlantic Council Global Energy ForumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    The forum will become an integral part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, preceding key events including the International Renewable Energy Agency's Annual Assembly and the World Future Energy Summit. The Atlantic Council , a leading Washington, DC-based think tank, will bring together energy leaders to discuss the sector's most pressing issues at the inaugural Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi this week.

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