From: The Salt Lake Tribune
To: Stewart Barlow,
Subject: Political Cornflakes
Date: Mon Feb 08 15:01:52 MST 2016
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Happy Monday
Jeb Bush is angry at Marco Rubio, thoroughly disgusted with Donald Trump, aggravated with the grubby, profane, uncivil tone of the Republican primary. And everyone can just stop with the whole why-is-Jeb-still-in-the-race comments. 'Cause he ain't leaving. "I'm in it for the long haul." [ Politico ]

Topping the news: Hundreds poured into Kanab for the funeral of Oregon occupier Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, who was killed during a clash with law enforcement. [ Trib] [ DNews] [ KUTV] [ Fox13] Family members focused on his life and what he believed in, [ KUTV] but would like an investigation to learn more about how he died. [ ABC4] Fellow occupier Cliven Bundy attended the funeral and encouraged Utah ranchers to tear up federal grazing contracts. [ Trib]
-> The Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously endorsed a bill declaring pornography a health crisis in Utah. [ Trib] [ DNews] [ Fox13] [ KUER] The proposal has gained international attention. [ DNews]
-> The LDS Church took a stance against one of the medical marijuana bills, sponsored by state  Sen. Mark Madsen. [ Trib] [ DNews] [ APviaKUTV] [ Fox13] [ ABC4]
Tweets of the weekend: From  @CalumWorthy: "It doesn't matter who wins the   Donald Trump will still consider himself the winner."
From  @greenhousenyt: "Stephen Colbert--The Denver Broncos defense was such an impenetrable wall that Donald Trump is asking Mexico to pay for it."
Tune in: Sen. Curt Bramble and Evelyn Everton from Americans for Prosperity Utah join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the debate over collecting online sales taxes. Watch Trib Talk live at  12:15 p.m. MT on  sltrib.com.
Opinion section: President Barack Obama calls for "crucial" new funding in the fight against the nation's opioid epidemic. [ Trib]
-> Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose congressional district includes the area of Bears Ears, says the recent Public Lands Initiative, which he and Rep. Rob Bishop drafted, offers the best hope for local tribes. [ Trib] But Scott Groene, executive director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, feels the PLI fails to protect Bears Ears and other important wilderness areas. [ Trib]
-> Ava Pecora, a high school senior at Rowland Hall who interns with Alliance for a Better Utah, believes that real sex education lies somewhere between "American Pie" and abstinence-only. [ Trib]
-> Jesselie Anderson, co-chair of Education First and a member of the Utah Board of Regents, and Richard Kendell, another co-chair of Education First and a former Utah Commissioner of Higher Education, want lawmakers to let residents vote on raising taxes for public school improvement. [ Trib]
-> Mary McGann, a resident of Moab and Grand County Council member, shares her personal view on how clearing the coal haze will be better for Utah in the long run. [ Trib]
-> Harris Sondak, an Alta Town Council member and the David Eccles Professor of Business and Ethics at the University of Utah, joins big mountain skier and champion Angel Collinson, who grew up in Snowbird and is a climate activist and member of the Protect Our Winters Riders Alliance, to explain why Utah's mountain communities need and support the Obama administration's call for coal reform. [ Trib]
-> Mikle South, an associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University and Orem resident, shares his personal views that the recent "misuse" of Utah suicide data has made the subject harder to address. [ Trib]
-> Derek Monson, director of policy for conservative public policy think tank Sutherland Institute, feels that the new hate-crimes bill wasn't created in the same spirit of last year's "Utah Compromise." [ Trib]
-> Gene Baierschmidt, executive director of the Humane Society of Utah, says animals deserve a better end than a trip to gas chambers. [ Trib]
-> State Rep. Sandra Hollins, who represents District 23, is running legislation to "Ban the Box" felons are required to check on job applications when they're otherwise qualified and are trying to change their lives after serving time. [ Trib]
-> State Tax Commission Chairman John L. Valentine says his organization is leading the fight to protect the identity and money of Utah residents. [ Trib]
-> John Wight, a publications consultant in Utah Valley, believes that Darrien Hunt's mother is grieving and should be able to express her feelings. [ Trib]
-> Tyson Roberts, who runs the Roberts Family Farms in Layton and serves on the Davis County Farm Bureau Board, feels that the Food Freedom Act would be risky for consumers. [ Trib]
-> Paul Rolly explains a breakthrough in the Utah auto market for Tesla and others. [ Trib]
-> Pat Bagley shares his view on lawmakers milking the issue of breast feeding. [ Trib]
-> Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss how the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire presidential primary will affect Utah. [ DNews]
From Capitol Hill: A guest-worker law passed in 2011 was never implemented and now runs the risk of being repealed. [ Trib] [ DNews] [ APviaKUTV] [ Fox13]
-> The House Natural Resources Committee supported a bill Friday that would ground drones during wildfires. [ Trib] [ DNews]
-> State Rep. Raymond Ward introduced a medicaid expansion bill that would closely mirror Gov. Gary Herbert's "Healthy Utah" plan, which was rejected in the House last year. [ Trib
-> A House Committee favorably recommended a bill requiring justice court judges to have law degrees as long as those already holding the office have alternatives. [ Trib]
-> Ms. America Julie Harman announced her endorsement for Rep. Marc Roberts' proposed Food Freedom Act. [ DNews]
-> A coalition is opposing legislation it says would result in higher electricity bills for Utah ratepayers. [ Trib]
-> After a pro-rape group cancelled a meeting planned for Saturday, others gathered to rally against sexual violence. [ KUTV] A sociology professor at the U. hoped to make the situation into an opportunity to raise awareness. [ KUTV]
-> Rep. Kraig Powell's bill keeps the terms "husband and wife" in documents  but it adds the word "spouse." [ Fox13]
-> The House passed a bill Friday that helps give school districts grants to help pay for teacher development. [ KUER]
-> Top stories from Week 2 of the Legislature included speed traps, "milking" and medical marijuana. [ KUER]
-> Here is today's legislative schedule. [ Trib]
Weekend in review: Mountain Accord is looking for solutions to heavy traffic in canyons from people who want to ski. [ Trib] [ DNews] [ KUTV] [ KUER]
-> Two Utah cities and SL County will settle a law suit filed after a fatal 2012 traffic accident claimed the life of a 2-year-old girl. [ Trib]
-> Immigration agents arrested 82 undocumented immigrants with criminal convictions. [ Trib] [ DNews] [ KUTV] [ Fox13] [ KUER]
-> A jury for Jeremy Johnson case has been selected, [ Trib] and the trial will finally happen five years after the first charge was filed. [ Trib]
-> Alliance for a Better Utah is planning to sue the state in an effort to get more funding for schools. [ Trib]
-> Oil prices have practically caused a shutdown of the controversial tar sands project in Utah's Uinta Basin. [ Trib] [ KUER]
-> An FBI transcript holds evidence that former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pressed his deputies to prosecute Marc Sessions Jenson when his pursuits became personal. [ Trib]
-> A 550-acre property owned by the LDS Church in Riverton will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history. [ DNews]
-> Utah is holding a presidential caucus next month in lieu of a typical presidential primary election. [ DNews]
-> A lawmaker appeared before the Utah State School Board on Friday in an attempt to take students' test scores out of the equation for teacher evaluations. [ DNews]
-> The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art addresses political and immigration issues in its new exhibit. [ DNews]
-> The Provo Towne Centre mall has been sold to California-based Brixton Capital. [ DNews]
Nationally: GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio's "robotic" performance in the last debate seems to have halted his momentum and earned criticism from his fellow Republicans. [ WaPost] [ Politic] [ BBC]
-> Although Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came in second place in the Iowa caucus, he doesn't believe he lost. [ TheHill] A new poll shows that Trump's lead in New Hampshire is growing, while Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' lead is shrinking. [ CNN]
-> Trump sent out a tweet blasting the Super Bowl after more people tuned in for the game than a Republican debate. [ USAToday]
-> After women backing Sen. Bernie Sanders over rival Hillary Clinton were scolded, the Democratic candidate herself addressed the accusation of sexism. [ Yahoo!]
-> Former President Bill Clinton also unleashed several attacks on Sanders. [ NYTimes]
Where are they?
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz campaigns for GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio in Nevada.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert attends the American Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol, sits down with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, meets with the Davis Chamber of Commerce, conducts constituent outreach calls and heads to Park City for a Mindshare Conference.
  • Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox celebrates the American Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol and gives his weekly update to Gov. Gary Herbert.
  • State Auditor John Dougall speaks with various county officials and visits with legislators.
  • SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams hosts a Cabinet meeting and chats with Robert Grow, president of Envision Utah.
  • President Barack Obama receives his daily briefing and holds a bilateral meeting with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy where they discuss shared efforts to counter ISIL and the global refugee crisis among other issues. He later eats lunch with Vice President Joe Biden.
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-- Thomas Burr and Mariah Noble
Twitter.com/thomaswburr and  Twitter.com/mnoblenews

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