-> Penny Nance, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, is against Utahns helping to foot the bill for a new women's museum at the National Mall in Washington. [Trib]
-> Mark McLellan, vice president for research at Utah State University, believes that since USU is so important to help bolster Utah, that research projects performed on campus should continue. [Trib]
-> Pat Bagley comments on the Utah Legislature's approach to expanding Medicaid. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly talks about state officials who lost their jobs after opposing decisions made by the Utah Transit Authority. [Trib]
-> Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss how Utah politicians spent their summer vacations. [DNews]
-> Former Sen. Bob Bennett says President Barack Obama has faced his own "killer rabbit" moment by not appearing to have control of foreign policy but a good grip on his golf game. [DNews]
Weekend in review: The Salt Lake City Council hopes a $3 million investment will help lengthen the Sugar House Streetcar line. [Trib]
-> According to a deputy Bannock County prosecutor, Idaho's agency responsible for protecting children wanted to send the eight boys from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints back home to their parents in an effort to save the state money. [Trib]
-> Tesoro Refining & Marketing might consider changing the route of the planned Uinta Express Pipeline after Summit County officials and stakeholders expressed concern about possible watershed impacts. [Trib]
-> Mitt Romney will speak at BYU in November just two years and a week following his loss to Obama. [KUTV]
-> Mayor Ralph Becker has no intention of starting a fight with the state over current gun laws. [Trib]
-> Salt Lake City's first ever permanent and protected bike lane will be revealed in mid-October. [Trib]
-> Utah's attorney general candidates promise to help restore public trust after the scandal that enveloped the last officeholders. [Trib]
Nationally: In response to Ukranian leaders' warning of "a great war" with Russia, NATO leaders plan to meet and possibly establish a rapid-reaction force that will be able to deploy quickly into Eastern Europe if need be. [NYTimes][WSJ]
-> Protestors in Pakistan are in their third week of demonstrations in an effort t0 force the current prime minister to resign from his position. [WaPost]
-> Texas Democrats and minority groups opposing the state's law that requires voters to show a government-issued photo identification before casting their ballots, now have the support of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. [NYTimes]
-> An American airstrike on Sunday helped Shiite militias regain control of Amerli, a Northern Iraqi town that was previously controlled by the ISIS. [WaPost][NYTimes][WSJ]
-> Democrats are looking to attract support from African Americans horrified by the events in Ferguson in order to keep control of the Senate. [NYTimes]
-> ISIS' new weapon is its use of media sources. These extremists have utilized videos, images shot from drones, and multilingual Twitter messages in order to recruit, intimidate, and promote their cause. [NYTimes]
Where are they?
- Gov. Gary Herbert meets with Kem Gardner and Zion's Bank President Scott Anderson and reviews the recent Tribal Council meeting.
- Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox hits a policy meeting, a governor's advisory team meeting, and then sits down with his leadership team.
- President Barack Obama travels to the Republic of Estonia.
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-- Thomas Burr and Mallory Jesperson
Twitter.com/thomaswburr and Twitter.com/JespersonM