Happy Friday!

The escalation of tensions between North Korea and the United States comes even though President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have each tried to resist hawkish advisers. Kim and Trump have focused on building a personal relationship as they look to forge a historic disarmament accord. “What’s really striking is how in both systems the bureaucracies aren’t always moving in the same direction as the leaders are signaling,” Scott Snyder, a Korea expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, said. [WaPost]

Topping the news: Former 4th Congressional District Rep. Mia Love, a Republican, told the Deseret News she hasn’t ruled out another run against Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams. [DNews]

-> The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the U.S. Forest Service has no legal authority to prohibit Utah wildlife officials from releasing goats on to state land adjacent to federal land. [Trib]

-> South Salt Lake’s mayor has proposed a 31% property tax increase to support firefighters and police. [Trib]

Tweets of the day: @AJentleson: “If politics was just taking positions that are already popular, it’d be easy. In this case that adds up to running against an incumbent president on pocketbook issues while unemployment is at 3-4% while also arguing he doesn’t deserve to be impeached for the crimes he committed.”

-> @NateSilver538: "I’d say Pelosi is being a good leader by knowing that impeaching (but not removing!) Trump *isn’t* important enough for her members to put their seats at risk, as compared to longer-term D priorities such as climate change, health care, voting rights, income equality, etc.”

-> @jimmykimmel: “.@RealDonaldTrump is the BEST at losing money”

Happy Birthday: Aimee Winder Newton, Salt Lake County Council member; Lynn Hemingway, Democrat formerly representing District 40 in the Utah House of Representatives; and Sandra Hollins, Democrat representing District 23 in the House of Representatives.

Behind the Headlines: Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, reporter Taylor Stevens and columnist George Pyle joined KCPW’s Marcie Young Cancio to discuss the week’s top news, including the decision to take the Tribune nonprofit. Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at kcpw.org, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. Join the live conversation by calling (801) 355-TALK.

Also in the news: Utah declared porn a public health crisis in 2016, and more than a dozen states have since followed suit [APviaTrib]

-> A factory promising 90 high-paying jobs will be established in Hildale, and local leaders say they hope the factory changes the town’s reputation as a polygamist enclave. [Trib]

-> The Fourth Street Clinic unveiled a “health care on wheels” facility which will travel between Utah’s three homeless facilities and provide medical care to those experiencing homelessness. [Trib]

-> Utah Sen. Mitt Romney introduced legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs. [DNews]

-> Cartoonist Pat Bagley depicts the 150-year Golden Spike anniversary. [Trib]

Nationally: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared the United States is in a “constitutional crisis” because of the Trump administration’s lack of cooperation in handing over a copy of the unredacted Mueller report. [NYTimes]

-> U.S. authorities seized a North Korean ship used to illegally sell coal. Justice Department officials said the move was a step in the U.S. effort to tighten sanctions against North Korea. [WaPost]

-> In a New York Times opinion piece, a Facebook co-founder said the company has too much unchecked power and called on the government to break it up. [NYTimes] [Politico]

-> President Trump said the United States will raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and begin the process to tax nearly all of China’s imports. [NYTimes]

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-- Bethany Rodgers and Alison Berg