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News roundup: At EPA, a museum to climate change may soon highlight coal

Published July 31, 2017 7:18 am
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At EPA, a museum to climate change may soon highlight coal. Cruz stumps for Herrod. Russia adds sanctions that may be a challenge for Huntsman.

Happy Monday. Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy started a museum at the agency's headquarters in Washington that's free to the public. It features the EPA's work over 4½ decades, with exhibit topics such as regulating carbon dioxide emissions and the Paris climate accord. But under President Donald Trump, some exhibits are slated to be changed, including an addition of a section highlighting coal.



<strong>Topping the news: </strong>Sen. Ted Cruz campaigned for Chris Herrod over the weekend, urging Utahns to elect a real conservative to Congress. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/home/5567727-155/to-repeal-obamacare-you-want-to">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865685735/Sen-Ted-Cruz-rallies-Utahns-to-vote-for-Chris-Herrod-a-true-conservative.html">DNews</a>] [<a href="http://www.good4utah.com/news/top-stories/senator-ted-cruz-stumps-for-3rd-district-candidate/778305351">ABC4</a>]

-> Herrod, who is a former state representative and candidate in the 3rd Congressional District special election, apologized for attempting to use his position to challenge a speeding ticket he received in February. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5567468-155/utah-congressional-candidate-herrod-apologizes-for">APviaTrib</a>]

-> As former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman awaits confirmation as U.S. ambassador to Russia, tension between Washington and Moscow is escalating. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5563714-155/moscow-escalates-tensions-with-the-us">Trib</a>]

<strong>Tweets of the weekend: </strong>From @<a href="https://twitter.com/IsaacFitzgerald">IsaacFitzgerald</a>: "I too failed to pass my skinny plan this summer."

-> From @<a href="https://twitter.com/petridishes">petridishes</a>: "does Donald Trump genuinely think he is supposed to eliminate someone each week"

-> From @<a href="https://twitter.com/StephenAtHome">StephenAtHome</a>: "I'd like to say congratulations to new Chief of Staff John Kelly but I'm afraid he'll be fired before I send the tweet."

-> From @<a href="https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei">GeorgeTakei</a>: "Ready to watch raw naked political ambition and backstabbing on TV. Then I'll change the channel from CNN to watch 'Game of Thrones' on HBO."

<strong>Happy Birthday: </strong>To former Utah Republican Party Chairman Joe Cannon.

<strong>In other news: </strong>Sen. Mike Lee said the Senate "failed the American people" after the Republican-led body failed to repeal or replace Obamacare. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5563558-155/after-republican-effort-to-gut-obamacare">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865685655/Hatch-Lee-vote-in-favor-of-failed-skinny-repeal-of-Obamacare.html">DNews</a>]

-> Provo Mayor John Curtis was the target of his opponents throughout the majority of a Friday debate between the three Republican candidates vying to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5555178-155/two-republican-candidates-to-replace-chaffetz">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865685720/Some-barbs-in-3rd-Congressional-District-GOP-debate.html">DNews</a>] [<a href="http://kuer.org/post/3rd-district-gop-candidates-aim-barbs-front-runner-curtis-primary-debate">KUER</a>]

-> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the Utah State Bar convention Friday. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5563315-155/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-aka">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865685731/The-Notorious-RBG-discusses-womens-rights-and-pop-culture.html">APviaDNews</a>]

-> A new poll shows that Utahns are split on the state's new toughest-in-the-nation drunken-driving law, and those who support the law primarily identified themselves as "very active" Mormons. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5558300-155/utahns-still-split-on-new-dui">Trib</a>]

-> In an effort to keep Dinosaur National Monument pleasant for visitors, Gov. Gary Herbert asked the BLM to reconsider three areas of land designated for oil and gas leasing. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5555043-155/herbert-asking-blm-to-re-evaluate-oil">Trib</a>]

-> The Utah Supreme Court ruled that the state's claims on roads that go through federal land have not expired. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5563334-155/high-court-calls-road-claim-completely">Trib</a>]

-> The news media will be allowed to access a video of a U.S. marshal-involved shooting inside the Salt Lake City federal courthouse after a court ruling Thursday. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5566942-155/ruling-utah-media-can-seek-to">Trib</a>]

-> Numerous Utah jails don't have adequate health care professionals attending to their inmates. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5559800-155/in-many-utah-jails-theres-no">Trib</a>]

-> The Our Schools Now ballot initiative appears to be gaining traction among Utahns. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5553812-155/support-grows-for-ballot-item-angling">Trib</a>]

-> To show their support for public education, members of Utah's largest teachers unions and education advocates marched through downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5560228-155/utah-labor-unions-teachers-rally-for">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.good4utah.com/news/top-stories/teachers-rallied-to-fight-pending-38-million-budge-cut/778231737">ABC4</a>]

-> Pat Bagley offers his take on the state of the Republican Party. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/5564312-155/bagley-cartoon-sad-loser-elephant">Trib</a>]

-> Although Robert Gehrke believes the state working toward a solution in the Rio Grande neighborhood is a step in the right direction, he believes they should have gotten involved sooner. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5560790-155/gehrke-gov-gary-herberts-late-to">Trib</a>]

-> Gehrke also argues that Republicans' loss in their efforts to gut Obamacare presents an opportunity for bipartisan negotiations. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5565268-155/gehrke-final-republican-defeat-on-obamacare">Trib</a>]

<strong>Nationally:</strong> After President Donald Trump said he intends to sign a bill imposing sanctions on Russia, Moscow demanded cuts in U.S. embassy staff. [<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/30/world/europe/russia-sanctions-us-diplomats-expelled.html?mtrref=www.nytimes.com&gwh=DB15D8CF846FB5C9923F601306774A59&gwt=pay">NYTimes</a>] [<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/30/world/europe/russia-sanctions-us-diplomats-expelled.html?mtrref=www.nytimes.com&gwh=DB15D8CF846FB5C9923F601306774A59&gwt=pay">WaPost</a>] [<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/30/putin-russia-sanctions-expel-241146">Politico</a>]

-> Trump fired Reince Priebus as his chief of staff. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will replace him.  [<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/us/politics/reince-priebus-white-house-trump.html?mtrref=query.nytimes.com&gwh=24DDDF8636AC3E65F042FD7362A1FD5E&gwt=pay">NYTimes</a>] [<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/07/29/john-kelly-trumps-new-chief-of-staff-wont-suffer-idiots-and-fools/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.d31546fce3c8">WaPost</a>] [<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/28/trump-names-gen-john-kelly-as-chief-of-staff-priebus-out-241105">Politico</a>]

-> In response to North Korea testing a missile capable of reaching American mainland at the beginning of the weekend, the United States flew two supersonic B-1 bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday. [<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-displays-military-firepower-after-pyongyangs-latest-icbm-test/2017/07/30/35840ffa-7542-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.8e364bbd6826">WaPost</a>]

<strong>Where are they?</strong>

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<li>State Auditor John <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/FrugalDougall" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dougall</a> </strong>meets with the legislative auditor general, gives a tour of the Capitol, speaks with new employees and sits down with some county officials.</li>

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— Thomas Burr and Emily Anderson

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