President Donald Trump’s administration is rolling back worker safety protections affecting underground mine safety inspections, offshore oil rigs and line speeds in meat processing plants, among others. To Trump, these rules are often a hindrance in boosting employment, especially in traditional industries like manufacturing and coal mining. But some advocacy and union groups are protesting the move — and its timing. “This Labor Day, it’s clear where the administration’s interests lie,” said one worker health and safety advocate. [Politico]

Happy Tuesday.

Topping the news: Learn more about the initiatives that will appear on Utah’s crowded November voter ballot, which will touch on issues like medical marijuana, Medicaid, political redistricting, and tax increases that would boost Utah’s education budget. [Trib]

-> Following Labor Day’s traditional launch of serious campaigning, Rep. Mia Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, who are facing off to represent Utah’s 4th Congressional District, have officially started attacking one another directly. [Trib]

-> A socialist candidate in New York City has inspired a swell in numbers within Salt Lake’s Democratic Socialist party, whose members call for affordable health care, strict gun control, concern for climate change and more. [Trib]

Tweets of the day: From @SenSchumer: “The Senate was just given an additional 42,000 pages of Kavanaugh documents the NIGHT BEFORE his confirmation hearing. This underscores just how absurd this process is. Not a single senator will be able to review these records before tomorrow.”

-> From @senorrinhatch: “Every time you hear a Senate Democrat ask #WhatAreTheyHiding, be a pal and ask why they didn’t show up to actually see sensitive documents. @ChuckGrassley bent over backwards to be transparent and provide access. They didn’t show up.”

-> From @CarterBruck: “So you all are making fun of people for burning their Nike stuff because of Kaepernick, but I didn’t see everyone making fun of people burning Yeezys when Kanye came out as a Trump supporter. #BoycottNike”

Happy Birthday: to Leslie Reberg, state Sen. Deidre Henderson and former Washington County Democratic Chairwoman Dorothy Engelman.

In other news: A spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch claims that the lawmaker’s call for an investigation into Google was part of a long line of antitrust investigations this year and that his timing with Trump’s recent tweets complaining about the company is “purely coincidental”. [DNews]

-> The first set of drafted rules for how medical marijuana and its affiliates could be governed for terminally ill patients has been released, and officials are seeking public input on the proposed rules. [Trib]

-> Gov. Gary Herbert passed over current members of UTA’s scandal-ridden administration in favor of appointing two fresh faces as transit commissioners to oversee the agency. He is expected to appoint a third soon. [Trib]

-> The League of Women Voters of Salt Lake is hosting a 5k called “Gerry-Meander” to help call attention to the November ballot initiative that seeks to create an independent redistricting commission to draw future legislative and congressional boundaries. [Fox13]

-> Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke believes the Inland Port Authority board, which he says was born in secrecy, needs to prioritize transparency as it decides how the port will be governed. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley illustrates Trump coming to the rescue of floundering GOP candidates in the midterm elections. [Trib]

Nationally: At a Saturday memorial service for Sen. John McCain in Washington, several eulogists contrasted the senator’s legacy of bipartisanship with what they see as the deterioration of civility under Trump. [NYTimes] [WaPost]

-> In the battle for a spot in the Supreme Court, Democrats are hunting for a win against Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to fill the seat. Just hours before Kavanaugh was supposed to have his nomination hearings on Monday, the judiciary received 42,000 pages of documents from his past, which led Demcorats to issue a likely futile call to delay proceedings. [WaPost] [Politico][NYTimes]

-> A major surge of immigrants, some here legally and others not, are dropping out of aid programs (even those that provide their children with nutritious meals) for fear that the Trump administration would revoke their green cards for accepting federal help. [Politico]

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-- Taylor Stevens, Connor Richards and Cara MacDonald