Happy Tuesday! Back in 2003, as sabers rattled toward the eventual war in Iraq, Lawrence Wilkerson was the chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell and was deeply involved in Powell’s famous address to the United Nations pressing for an international coalition. Now, as Trump and some of his aides are rattling their own swords over Iran, Wilkerson is warning about the dangers of jumping into another conflict. [NYTimes]

Topping the news: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a former Latter-day Saint. In a news release, Nelson praised Ardern and announced the LDS Church will be making contributions to help the Christchurch mosques repair damages from the terrorist attacks. [Trib]

-> Greg Hartley, chief of staff for the Utah House of Representatives, announced he will resign from his position to seek business and consulting opportunities as well as help Speaker Greg Hughes explore a run for governor in 2020. [Trib]

-> Salt Lake County residents and leaders are mounting pressure to plan development for thousands of undeveloped acres on the county’s west side. [Trib]

Tweets of the day: From @pourmecoffee: “Trump’s EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states: ‘They’re going to do absolutely nothing’”

-> From @BJaminWood: “The commitment of Utah government to public transparency never ceases to inspire.”

-> From @JenMorman: “Utahns are more liberal than they think they are and that the Utah democratic party concedes instead of fighting tooth and nail makes me crazy.”

Also in the news: Entrata CEO Dave Bateman offered to pay the Utah Republican Party’s $100,000 debt if the party met more regularly and delegated a specific committee for fundraising. [Trib]

-> Gov. Gary Herbert will meet with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to discuss a “roadless rule” specific to Utah, hoping the state can put roads in forests where they were previously prohibited. [DNews]

-> Homelesness in Weber County increased by 48 percent from 2014 to 2018, according to a report from the Weber Housing Authority. [DNews]

-> The general counsel for the Utah System of Higher Education told the state Board of Regents it should consider a designated hearing officer to conduct Title IX hearings on all public college and university campuses as an alternative to the current practice of ad hoc committees in most schools. [DNews]

-> Pat Bagley depicts the high number of candidates seeking the presidency and the low number seeking Senate seats. [Trib]

Nationally: After President Trump’s refusal to comply with any congressional subpoena, a federal judge ruled that his accounting firm, Mazars USA, must turn over his financial records to Congress. The judge stayed the ruling for a pending appeal. [NYTimes]

-> A 16-year-old boy sick with influenza was found dead at a border patrol station in Texas. Authorities say he was waiting in a holding facility to be sent to a shelter for migrant children. [NYTimes]

-> The Environmental Protection Agency plans to change the way it calculates the health risks of air pollution, changing the number of predicted deaths from climate change. Environmentalists called the policy a “monumental departure” from the norm and warned of its potential dangers. [NYTimes]

-> Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen told a House panel during a closed hearing earlier this year that another of Trump’s lawyers encouraged him to lie about when a project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended. [WaPost]

-> Members of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team are pressuring her to begin impeachment inquiries into the president. She pushed back. [WaPost]

-> Three Republican state legislators in Illinois are introducing legislation to separate Chicago from the rest of the state. [WaPost]

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