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Welcome to Friday. If 2020 wasn't bad enough: "Experts Fear Lab-Grown Brains Will Become Sentient" (Popular Mechanics).


4 days to the 2020 general election (11/3/2020)
6 days to legislative leadership elections (11/5/2020)
18 days to the Board of Canvassers meeting (11/17/2020
45 days until the Electoral College meets (12/14/2020)
81 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
87 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Today at Utah Policy

Analysis: The incredible monopolistic power and riches of Google, Facebook & Twitter

by LaVarr Webb
Are gigantic technology companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter platforms or…

Webb's Wrap: Can we still call them newspapers? . . . The silly mailer wars . . . Are there 'shy' Biden supporters?

by LaVarr Webb
Here are questions that inquiring minds really want to know: After the first of the year,…

Guest opinion: Reflections on the newspaper business

by Steve Handy
Sometimes a stunning announcement, even when it is inevitable and probably makes sense…

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Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report 10-30-20

by TraciO
Outdoors Report -- Salt Lake Tribune: Two Utah ski resorts rank among the top five in…

Business community calls for patience and civility with the 2020 election

by Salt Lake Chamber
The Salt Lake Chamber, along with the signatories below, has issued the following…

The world in 2020 and beyond: Watch a conversation with CFP President Richard Haass

by Press Release
Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Miles Hansen,…

Hatch Center webinar highlights bipartisan solutions to civics crisis

by Press Release
Salt Lake City, UT - The Hatch Center - the policy arm of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation -…

The Point takes next steps to initiate master planning process

by Press Release
The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority has released the results of its statewide…

Utah is one of five states to receive ‘A’ grade in a government technology survey

by Press Release
SALT LAKE CITY - The Center for Digital Government announced the state of Utah again…

Hatch Center unveils policy blueprint to fix nation’s civics crisis

by Orrin G. Hatch Foundation
Washington, DC- The Hatch Center-the policy arm of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation has…

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For Today: "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Winston Churchill