spotlight has been told that the group behind Count My Vote has decided to run a citizen initiative petition in 2018 that will do away with the caucus/delegate/convention route for candidates and only allow candidates to get on the primary and general election ballots via gathering voter signatures.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 229th day of the year. There are 136 days remaining in 2017.

Policy Buzz

In politics, we usually want to know the political ideology of candidates, office holders and people who comment on politics.
The 3rd Congressional District Republican nomination race has turned plenty ugly with some $800,000 in outside money paying for negative ads targeted mostly at Provo Mayor John...

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  Our "Political Insiders" and readers expect Provo Mayor John Curtis to win the GOP primary on Tuesday.
Our "Political Insiders" say despite an encouraging start, new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will not be able to end the drama coming out of Washington.


Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Michelle Quist: What's changed for Julie Dole? Everything.

Editorial: Rivera's rise comes at a crucial time

Lawsuit filed over Kane, Garfield commissions' meetings with Zinke

State urges all Utah schools to test water systems for lead after detecting contamination

Utah submits small-scale Medicaid expansion plan to feds — again

Utah's Mike Lee criticizes Trump's Charlottesville comments

Officials break ground at site of new prison, which is set for completion in 2020

No, these Republicans haven't endorsed Julie Dole in her bid to keep county recorder’s post

Will self-driving cars, taxis make mass transit obsolete?

ACLU says Operation Rio Grande is 'business as usual' and, so far, prioritizes jail over treatment

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Where will the bad guys go?

Op-ed: Utahns can’t afford $700 million tax hike

Editorial: Civic leaders and citizens must internalize the answer to the question, 'Who is my neighbor?'

UDOT warns of heavy traffic heading back from eclipse

Utah awaits approval of terms for expansion of medical benefits

ACLU decries Operation Rio Grande's surge of arrests, lack of treatment

Herrod wants to see updated results before conceding to Curtis

Lee criticizes Trump's remarks on Charlottesville; Hatch urges president to be careful with statements

Gov. Herbert says new prison will restore hope for inmates' future


Trump congratulates Curtis on unofficial GOP win (Daily Herald)

Utah County Clerk: Waiting several days for election results may be the new norm (Daily Herald)

3rd district Democrat Kathryn Allen holds Provo event highlighting health care stances (Daily Herald)

Election mix-up: Bradfield in, Borup out (Logan Herald Journal)

Today At Utah Policy

Winners and losers from Tuesday's election

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

Now that John Curtis has secured the GOP nomination in the 3rd District special congressional election let's take a look at who came out on top and who took it in the shorts on election day.

Curtis apparently wins GOP primary election

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

It will take a few days to get the complete results in Tuesday’s close GOP 3rd U.S. House District primary race, but Provo Mayor John Curtis has apparently won the GOP nomination in Utah's 3rd CD.


Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss the what and why of the week in Utah politics.
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott dissect the week in Utah politics.


Lighter Side

Not So Bad
"A Russian spy plane was spotted over New Jersey. Yeah. The Russian pilot was overheard saying, “You know, Siberia’s not so bad.” Conan O'Brien

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