Just Another Manic Monday – September 19

Mondays are manic – this Monday is no different. The headlines from the past week – from the local, Utah level up to the national level – are similarly manic. The news never sleeps. Read on, friends, to see some of the highlights.

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Some Utah news…

#1. Op-ed: All viable solutions to teacher shortage require more money – Adequate funding should be common sense!

#2. Dems’ bid to replace ailing candidate blocked by elections mistake – With a little help from my James Evans, this news story just goes from bad to worse. (You’ve been warned.)

#3. Niederhauser and Hughes ask business leaders to help defeat UEA-backed school board candidates – Niederhauser worries the UEA could be backed by “education interests” rather than supported by businesses. No, this isn’t a joke. We’re not making this up.

#4. Public lands bill takes hits in first public hearing, but Bishop punches back – It’s safe to say things are getting contentious surrounding the public lands debate in Utah. …just kidding. It has always been contentious!

#5. Hatch, Lee seeking Utah exemption from monument-creating Antiquities Act – Is this what desperation smells like?

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National news…

#6. Donald Trump campaign email: ‘We’re winning!’ (He is not winning.) – But when has stretching the truth ever stopped him?

#7. Full Disclosure on Candidates’ Health – It’s in our best interest to know the leader of our country will be able to do their job, right? We’re all about transparency.

#8. August Was The Hottest Month Ever Recorded. Again. – Climate change is a very real problem, folks – this is not the time for apathy or complacency!

#9. U.S. Household Income Grew 5.2 Percent in 2015, Breaking Pattern of Stagnation – Some positive news among the negative!

#10. Donald Trump Clung to ‘Birther’ Lie for Years, and Still Isn’t Apologetic – …and we’re back to the negative news. It’s one thing to peddle a falsehood for years; it’s another to turn around and say it began with someone else!!

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That’s all for this week, folks. Tune in next week to continue hearing the ongoing Trump saga, public lands debate, and anything else this political season throws our way.

Until then,

Madison

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