Completely satisfied Monday (and welcome to 2020)!
Tensions are flaring contained in the marketing campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang over how one can spend his newfound marketing campaign riches. Some are encouraging him to pour it into the New Hampshire primaries, whereas others are arguing for investing within the marketing campaign’s Iowa presence. [Politico]
Topping the information: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints noticed its smallest enhance in membership in Utah in many years and almost half of the state’s 29 counties truly noticed a decline in church membership numbers. [Trib]
->The state’s greatest property tax delinquents embody a hospital chain, a ski resort and the state of Utah. [Trib]
-> Utah has named its alternatives for the operators of 14 medical hashish pharmacies allowed below the brand new medical marijuana regulation. [Trib]
Tweets of the day: @MichelleLQuist: “I’m in Utah County. Somebody simply requested if I’m sporting important oils.”
-> @Mskriebe: “As we speak I seemed on the headlines and all of them have left me with a way of dread.
I take into consideration my kids and all the youngsters I work with in school.
An uncontrolled deficit and extra instability is a tragic future.”
Completely satisfied birthday: Belatedly to the state of Utah (admitted to the union Jan. four, 1896), and to Kent Winder and Josh Loftin on Sunday.
-> The second largest bloc of Utah voters — these unaffiliated with any celebration — are being advised to request a mail-in poll in the event that they wish to vote within the state’s upcoming presidential main. [Trib]
-> An Arizona prosecutor says as many as 22 residents within the polygamous enclave of Colorado Metropolis, Ariz., might have improperly registered to vote and forged ballots in 2018. [Trib]
-> Seventeen protesters tenting within the park exterior Salt Lake Metropolis Corridor have been arrested following a confrontation with police who have been attempting to implement a curfew. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13]
-> Weber County opponents of the latest tax reform laws be a part of the trouble to repeal the adjustments. [StandEx]
Nationally: Within the quickly evolving confrontation between the US and Iran, blasts ring out within the Inexperienced Zone of Baghdad, Iran offers formal discover that it gained’t abide by the phrases of the 2015 nuclear settlement and Iraq’s parliament votes for a nonbinding decision to expel the U.S. navy, estimated at about 5,000 troops. [AP]
-> Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismisses the Iraqi authorities’s name for U.S. troops to withdraw, saying it doesn’t replicate the need of the individuals. [WaPost]
-> The U.S.-led coalition combating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria suspends its operations to organize for anticipated retaliation by Iran for the drone strike that killed Iran’s high common. [NYTimes]
-> Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration would have been negligent if it didn’t launch the assault that killed Iran Gen. Qassem Soleimani due to the plots he was hatching to break American pursuits. [NBC]
-> Democrats specific skepticism over the intelligence that Pompeo says confirmed Soleimani posed an “imminent” risk to American lives and pursuits and wish to see extra proof. [Politico]
-> Los Angeles is shifting to ban marketing campaign contributions from builders with tasks earlier than the town council. Critics say the brand new regulation doesn’t go far sufficient. [LATimes]
-> The 41-year-old Indian Baby Welfare Act is below siege in U.S. courts with one decide ruling it’s unconstitutional as a result of it’s based mostly on race. [DenverPost]
-> Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s prison trial begins Monday in Manhattan. [NYTimes]