U.S. President and real-estate-developer-in-chief Donald Trump has asked aides to explore the purchase of Greenland, sources say. The president’s apparent interest in purchasing the 2.2-million-square-kilometers country comes in advance of his scheduled trip to Denmark. Greenland, while a self-governing country, is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. [WaPost]
Tweets of the day: From @LuzforMayor: “We did it! Today we secured our spot in the general election for #SLCmayor. Thanks to everyone who made this win possible and the voters of Salt Lake City. And now: Adelante!”
-> From @jimdabakis: “I lost! New votes counted. Greatest honor of my life to serve full time people of Utah and SLC for 8 years. I never compromised my principles! Congrats to woman. Stephen, we are going on that great vacation!”
-> From @erinforslcmayor: “How cool is it that there will be two women on the ballot for mayor this November?!?!”
-> From @stephenathome: “Don't cry because it's over, smile because you just remembered your name is Hickenlooper.”
News quiz: Last week, 96% of you knew Jon Huntsman is returning to Utah, but only 61% knew about a local scandal involving a Catholic priest. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. A new one will post every Friday morning. You can find previous quizzes here. If you’re using The Salt Lake Tribune mobile app, click here. [Trib]
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Happy Birthday: To Mike Jerman, former LD to Rep. Jason Chaffetz and former state Sen. Brent Goodfellow.
Dog Days Vac: Cornflakes fans, we are going to take a little mid-August break for a week. We’ll return on Monday, Aug. 26.
Also in the news: A plurality (48%) of Utahns opposes the impeachment of President Donald Trump, while 29% said there’s enough evidence to impeach and 19% favor continued investigation, says a new Utah Policy poll. [UtahPolicy][DNews]
-> Ty Jensen, a Republican from Richfield, has declared his candidacy against Rep. Chris Stewart to represent Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. [Trib]
-> The Utah Department of Transportation added “bike boxes” at complicated intersections, where bicyclists have guidance on which way to navigate a turn. [Trib]
-> More Utah women are working outside the home, receiving health care coverage and voting than compared to previous years, but results vary when looking at women of color. [Trib]
-> Some municipal races in Utah County are still too close to call after a second release of voting totals Thursday. [DailyHerald]
-> Cartoonist Pat Bagley depicts medicaid in Utah [Trib]
-> Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped out of the presidential race and said he may seek a Senate seat against vulnerable Republic Sen. Cory Gardner instead. [TribViaAP]
-> The Labor Department has suggested a rule that would allow employers to hire based on religion, which some worry would allow for discrimination. [NYTimes]
-> President Trump has spoken with senators from both parties to try and address gun safety measures. [NYTimes]
-> The bizarre story of Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne’s relationship with Russian spy Marina Batina and his claims of being involved in FBI investigation of Russia’s election meddling continues to unfold. [NYTimes]
-> The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Corey Lewandowski and Rick Dearborn, Trump campaign manager and top White House staffer, to provide information in the ongoing obstruction probe. [Politico]