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Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.

The internet is going crazy over this iPhone trick discovered by Atlanta food blogger Krissy Brierre-Davis. Apparently, she wasn't the only one who knew about it. The tip quickly went viral:

20181119 iPhone trick

Executive summary: Utahns want to improve public education, but they don't want to pay for it. Love grabs the lead over McAdams. Trump attacks the former Navy SEAL who led the raid that killed bin Laden.

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Today at Utah Policy

Analysis: The 'blue wave' carries McAdams to victory

by Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
Assuming Democrat Ben McAdams’ 739-vote lead over GOP Rep. Mia Love holds up in the final…

Why do we trust big tech with location data, but not government?

by LaVarr Webb, Publisher
The other day I went to a children’s community theater in Davis County to see my…

CYBER 24 Episode 36: Federal regulation of consumer data

by Marty Carpenter
It can be amazing to think back to a quaint time when the internet didn’t touch every…

Utah's unemployment rate remains steady at 3.2%

by Press release
Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for October 2018 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent,…

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 398

by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the big political news from the last week.

Weekly survey: Trump's 2020 prospects following the 2018 midterms

by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Last week's midterms saw Democrats win control of the House for the first time since 2010…

Policy News

Local Headlines

Deseret News

Pignanelli and Webb: Odd election results explained — sort of

Op-ed: Faster, cheaper and less vitriolic elections for our cities

Boyd Matheson: Hope in future Olympic Games requires a Utah strategy

Editorial: Orrin Hatch gets the medal he deserves

Trump awards 'great friend' Sen. Orrin Hatch nation's highest civilian honor

Report: Salt Lake City department head fired for 'offensive behavior' related to sex, religion

Rep. Mia Love takes narrow lead in 4th District on same day judge dismisses her lawsuit over ballot verifications

Good morning, Dave: Proposal would open pod bay doors for autonomous cars in Utah

Unhealthy forests, wildfires and few dollars add up to tragedy in the West

Utah County is expected to get 1 million new residents in the next 50 years. Here's how leaders are planning for the growth

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Emery County bill an opportunity for conservation and recreation

Editorial: Pass the First Step Act. Now.

Utah Board of Regents changes how it will scrutinize and approve tuition hikes

Judge tosses Rep. Mia Love’s lawsuit against Salt Lake County clerk

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch honored with nation’s highest civilian medal as Trump says, ‘He liked me right from the beginning and therefore I like him’

Rep. Mia Love jumps ahead of Ben McAdams by 419 votes after updates from Utah, Salt Lake counties

Prop 4 on independent redistricting still winning by a whisker in updated vote tally

Gehrke: What would it take for McAdams to regain the lead in Utah’s 4th District? It comes down to the provisional ballots.

Utah Senate president warns lawmakers he’d be willing to use his power to compel them to vote on medical marijuana

Equality Utah aims to ban gay conversion therapy of minors as new research shows harm such programs can do

Other

Mia Love overtakes Ben McAdams by 419 votes with Utah County's latest release (Daily Herald)

Utah bill would outlaw holding phone while driving; hands-free only allowed (Standard-Examiner)

Air quality in Cache Valley on the way to meeting EPA's standard for attainment area (Logan Herald Journal)

USOC visits Park City, Salt Lake City as bid race narrows (Park Record)

Lighter Side

Baseball and Politics
"What's the difference between baseball and politics? In baseball you're out if you're caught stealing".  One Line Fun

Wise Words

Be Thankful

"If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get." Frank A. Clark