Tired of stereotypes, millennials are jumping into politics to get involved. Utah welcomes home Josh Holt. Gehrke writes about Mortensen’s nomination.
Happy Tuesday. Millennials have a stereotype of being avocado toast-eating social media obsessives. And some of them are out to change that. Millennials are jumping into politics, and they’re winning. [Politico]
Topping the news: More than a hundred Utahns met at the Salt Lake City International Airport to welcome home Josh Holt, who spent nearly two years being held without a set trial in a Venezuelan prison. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [ABC4] [KUTV]
-> Before returning to Utah, Holt visited the White House and sat down with President Donald Trump. [Trib]
> Robert Gehrke argues that Utahn Ron Mortensen, who has been criticized as anti-immigrant, is a poor nomination to lead the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. [Trib]
Tweets of the day: From @joshgondelman: “Today’s Yankees game was a great reminder that you can boo Rudy Giuliani anywhere/anytime.”
-> From @PlanetPremRock: ”’Smithers, Are they booing me?’ ‘No sir they’re saying “Boo-liani’“
-> From @lindsayism: “Just a reminder that (today) could be the worst social media day of all time because Starbucks will be closed for sensitivity training and white people will be complaining about it!”
Happy Birthday: To state Rep Brian Greene and former state Rep. Jay Seegmiller.
In other news: Senate candidate Jenny Wilson, a Democrat, released a draft tax bill that would raise the corporate income tax rate to 25 percent. [Trib]
-> The parents of a Mountain Crest High School cheerleader are suing the school district after their daughter was kicked off the squad for posting a video where she sang explicit lyrics. [Trib]
-> SLC Mayor Jackie Biskupski received a Milk Civil Rights Award for her role in promoting equality. [Trib]
-> Every Memorial Day, the descendants of Pacific Islander families that converted to Mormonism and moved to Utah in the late 1800s honor their ancestors by cleaning their graves. [Trib]
-> Pat Bagley illustrates how the U.S. immigration system fails children who cross the border illegally. [Trib]
-> Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb give the scoop on what Utah politicians will be doing this summer. [DNews]
Nationally: Some see President Donald Trump’s attention on ‘Spygate’ as an attempt to erode public trust in the justice system and the news media. [NYTimes]
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