President Trump is making false claims at such a rate that fact checkers are having a hard time keeping up. Former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has undergone treatment for cancer. The LDS Church-owned Deseret News editorializes against Prop 2.

Happy Friday. President Trump has really stepped up his game — in making false or misleading claims. In the first nine months of his unorthodox presidency, the former reality TV celebrity and real-estate tycoon made 1,318 such statements, or about five a day, according the Washington Post Fact Checker. But in just seven weeks leading up to the midterm election, he has racked up1,419 false or misleading claims, or just short of 10 per day. During his whole presidency the false-claim count has clocked in at 6,420 over the 649 days up to Oct. 30. [WaPost}

Topping the news: Jon Huntsman Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Russia, received treatment at his family’s hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, for Stage 1 Melanoma. [Trib][DNews][ABC4]

-> It now looks like a special session to pass compromise medical marijuana legislation will be held in December — instead of this month — it the ballot initiative passes. [Trib]

-> The state Board of Education has released retooled sex education standards for public comment. Utah’s curriculum will remain centered around an “abstinence-only” approach. [Trib]

Tweets of the Day: From @erickhutchings: “‘Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.’ Franklin D. Roosevelt #Vote #2018Midterms #Utpol

-> From @Acosta: “Trump: “This is an invasion and nobody is questioning that.” (Lots of people are questioning that)”

-> From @Twitter: “Wow.”

-> From @realDonaldTrump: “Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade. Those discussions are moving along nicely with meetings being scheduled at the G-20 in Argentina. Also had good discussion on North Korea!”

Happy Birthday: to Salt Lake City’s Ann Ober on Saturday and Hope Zitting-Goeckeritz on Sunday.

Weekly Quiz: Last week, 92 percent of you knew about the lucky — and rich — South Carolinian who won the lottery, but only 47 percent knew about the proposed state park near Grand Staircase-Escalante. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. A new quiz will post every Friday morning. You can find previous quizzes here. If you’re using The Salt Lake Tribune mobile app, click here. [Trib]

Behind the Headlines: Tribune reporters Erin Alberty and Benjamin Wood as well as columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories, including the response by local faith groups to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines”at, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. [Trib]

In other news: n the 2016 election voting lines were up to four hours long in certain areas, and the Salt Lake County Republican Party is worried that could be the case this year in some conservative areas. But Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen says there are sufficient voting centers and she would be the last person to engage in voter suppression as the GOP charges. [Trib][KUTV]

-> Mitt Romney critiqued President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media in an essay, arguing that journalism has been ‘essential’ and the United States is “indebted” to news organizations for their work covering various wars, sex crimes, Watergate, etc… [Trib][DNews]

-> The Eccles Theater has counteredsued its caterer, claiming that the company that already has a suit filed owes the theater $300,000 in unpaid rent. [Trib]

-> Salt Lake City officials completed a $3M road reconstruction project only a few days before the midterm elections, during which voters will decide whether an $87M road bond should be implemented. [Trib]

-> A recent analysis rated House candidate Ben McAdams as favored to win the 4th Congressional District Race, giving him a 60.6% chance of beating Rep. Mia Love. [DNews]

-> The Gateway is leaving the identity of “shopping mall” behind as owners rebrand to be an extension of the Silicon Slopes, striving to be an urban hotspot for tech, travel, dining, and entertainment. [Trib][Fox13][DNews]

-> Jeffrey Whipple, a Libertarian candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, is seeking to unseat Rep. Chris Stewart and provide an option other than Republican or Democrat. [KUTV]

-> The Mia Love campaign is once again trying to get TV stations to stop airing ads about her fundraising, claiming she raised $1M illegally. The outside groups behind these and other ads for both candidates have now pumped around $3M into the race. [UtahPolicy]

-> The Deseret News editorial board opposes Proposition 2 and urges a no vote on the initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The editorial doesn’t mention that the paper’s owner, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is one of the groups behind an alternative bill proposed for legislative consideration. [DNews]

-> Gehrke highlights the close state legislative races to watch election night, beginning with the matchup between physician and Democrat Suzanne Harrison and Republican businessman Brad Bonham. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley illustrated emotional detachment from politics on the part of nonvoters. [Trib]

Nationally: President Trump’s closing strategy for the midterm elections is a similar one to the 2016 elections — instill fear of migrants. [NYTimes][CNN][Fox]

-> The number of early voters in 2018 has dwarfed voter turnout in 2014, with 23,391,086 mail-in votes already being collected. [CNN]

-> President Trump’s nationalism might be spooking suburban members of the GOP, especially women, who like his financial policies but recoil from his language on race and gender. [NYTimes][Fox]

-> President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday and reported a “very good conversation” which signals progress in settling disputes between the nations. The two will convene again later this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. [WSJ]

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-- Dan Harrie and Cara MacDonald