News Roundup: New report finds Americans view Trump’s White House as the most corrupt government institution

News report finds Americans view Trump’s White House as the most corrupt government institution. State Sen. Shiozawa takes a Trump administration job. Payday loan stores on the decline.

Happy Tuesday. Almost half of Americans believe that corruption is pervasive in the White House under President Trump, a sharp increase over last year, according to a new survey. Americans now see Trump and his top officials as the most corrupt public officials in government, despite his campaign pledge to drain the swamp. [WaPost]

In other news: State Sen. Brian Shiozawa is resigning his seat to take a job in the Trump administration as a regional health official. Kathie Allen, who previously ran against Rep. John Curtis in the 3rdCongressional District race, will now run for his seat. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [KUER]

-> According to a new state report, one of every six payday loan stores in Utah closed in 2016. [Trib]

Tweets of the day: From @igorbobic: “when will Trump sign an executive order overturning the Obama administration’s decision not to build a death star”

-> From @ryanbeckwith: “ASSIGNMENT DESK: I Ate Two Big Macs, Two Filet-o-Fish Sandwiches and a Chocolate Milkshake; Watched Eight Hours of Cable TV; and Drank 12 Diet Cokes. Here’s What Happened”

-> From @maggieNYT: “People quantifying his TV habits bothers POTUS in a way few other things do. He and his aides take it as some kind of disrespect instead of reporting a fact that his tweets often reveal.”

In other news: The LDS Church released a statement in response to members’ concerns over the practice of personal interviews. [Trib] [KUTV]

-> The Salt Lake City Council adopted a transit plan on Tuesday that aims at evolving public transportation in the city, especially with regard to buses. [Trib]

-> Alliance for a Better Utah attempted to deliver 20,000 chocolate chips to Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office as a reminder of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is still awaiting a new funding plan. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley reveals that Santa’s giving carbon for Christmas this year. [Trib]

-> Paul Rolly weighs the controversy surrounding Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves and the fact that Republican delegates picked him as a nominee. [Trib]

-> Robert Gehrke recommends ways to give back this holiday season. [Trib]

Nationally: An attacker attempted to detonate a suicide pipe bomb in Manhattan on Monday. [NYTimes]

-> Three women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct appeared on Megyn Kelly’s NBC show to speak out once more. [WaPost]

-> Roy Moore gave one last speech before Alabama’s election and criticized the media for misrepresenting him. Notably, Moore’s wife spoke out against claims of anti-Semitism against him by saying, “one of our attorneys is a Jew.” [Politico]

Read the entire Salt Lake Tribune article here.

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