Happy Monday!

The National Rifle Association lobby has met an unlikely yet effective opponent in the halls of Congress — a teenage lobbyist who’s urging lawmakers to fund gun violence prevention research. At 19, Charlie Mirsky is among the youngest registered lobbyists on Capitol Hill, but lawmakers credit him with helping push a background checks bill through the House earlier this year. Mirsky was good friends with several students who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and was part of the group that founded March for Our Lives. [Politico]

Topping the news: Utahns experiencing homelessness have reported they lack information about the new shelters being built to replace The Road Home in downtown Salt Lake City. The team leading the transition said they wanted to delay sharing details in order to focus first on diversion away from emergency shelter. [Trib]

-> A man accused of organizing a fake fundraiser promoting presidential candidate Kamala Harris in Utah was arrested in Wyoming while driving a car that had been reported stolen. [Trib] [FOX13]

-> Derek Miller, CEO and president of the Salt Lake Chamber, stands at the center of two of the state’s most controversial issues: Tax reform and the inland port. [Trib]

Tweets of the day: From @pourmecoffee: “Get Taiwan-born Elaine Chao and Mitch McConnell on the record whether she’s allowed to speak about America without special restrictions.”

-> From @MEPfuller: “The media is suggesting Trump is racist? Me and my trusty highlighter will fix this, a lifetime record of racism.”

-> From @daveweigel: “Scanning the Sunday shows, it looks like Trump steered the beltway conversation away from “Dems in disarray” to chapter 3,282 of ‘Can you believe he tweeted that?’ (He tweeted it about Dems in disarray, obviously.)”

-> From @mattyglesias: “Larry Hogan’s pointless effort to persuade mythical swing voters only demoralized his base and put the much more inspiring Ben Jealous in office.”

Happy Birthday: Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah; Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah; Former Utah State University President Stan Albrecht.

Also in the news: A controversial Utahn nominated to President Donald Trump’s state department to oversee refugee issues received criticism from Gov. Gary Herbert and the Salt Lake Chamber for his anti-immigration sentiment. His nomination has been stalled for more than a year. [Trib]

-> President Donald Trump rejected recommendations from the Commerce Department that would have boosted the U.S. uranium mining industry in Utah, but he chose to create a working group to review the domestic nuclear fuel supply chain within 90 days. [Trib] [KUER]

-> Eighty-one businesses have applied for one of 10 licenses to grow cannabis in Utah. [Trib]

-> A new proposal for the old Cottonwood Mall site includes expensive residential development, such as $2.5 million penthouse condos that would be only 2,500 square feet in size. [Trib]

-> The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food over the weekend pushed back the date for awarding cannabis cultivation licenses from July 15 to the end of the month. [Fox13]

-> Utah’s Supreme Court has ruled in a personal injury case involving an LDS ward basketball game. [Fox13]

-> The eight candidates in the Salt Lake City mayoral race will compete in a televised debate Monday. [DNews] [KUTV]

-> Cartoonist Pat Bagley illustrates Big Pharma. [Trib]

Nationally: President Trump said a group of four congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they came from. [NYTimes]

-> After spending the first months of his campaign focused on staying above drama, former vice president and presidential candidate Joe Biden told New Hampshire voters he’s ready to engage with his competitors. [NYTimes]

-> Vice President Mike Pence visited an immigration detention center and defended its conditions. [NYTimes]

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