Happy Friday!

A moving war story that former Vice President Joe Biden has told on the campaign trail appears to be factually inaccurate, a meld of three separate events. Biden’s story is about how he traveled to Afghanistan as vice president to pin a Silver Star onto a brave Navy captain who objected that he didn’t deserve the medal. Interviews with more than a dozen campaign officials, troops and commanders indicate the Democratic hopeful got numerous details of the story wrong. [WaPo]

Topping the news: There’s a revised plan for reducing municipal water use, and critics are saying it goes to easy on the ever-growing St. George metro area. [Trib]

-> Utah officials unveiled a new firearm safety campaign for public schools, coincidentally, one day after a gun-related lockdown at West High School. [Trib]

-> The new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that more Salt Lake County transplants come from Asia than from Weber County. [Trib]

Tweets of the day: From @alykeves: “Happy 5th Anniversary to @BarakObama’s tan suit!"

-> From @frankpallotta: “What is the best news of the day? Answer: Alex Trebek is back taping a new season of @Jeopardy. He says he’s ‘on the mend.’ (per @brianstelter)”

-> From @DanaAfana: “The news is out. Sasha Obama is a Wolverine.”

Behind the Headlines: Tribune reporters Jessica Miller and Taylor Stevens, and columnist George Pyle join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories, including the Salt Lake City Council’s $28 million tax increment reimbursement for a developer in inland port boundaries.

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. [Trib] [KCPW]

News quiz: Last week, 88% of you knew Amazon is opening a warehouse in West Jordan, but only 50% knew that Larry King is divorcing Utahn Shawn Southwick King, his eight wife. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. [Trib]

Topping the news: Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle of the Utah National Guard is retiring. She was the first female in the Utah National Guard to receive the rank of general and, she says, she won’t be the last. [Trib]

-> More details are emerging about the group behind a nasty flyer attacking West Jordan’s mayor. [Trib]

-> While Utah has the toughest anti-drunk driving law in the nation, it is not the toughest overall when it comes to punishment for DUI, according to a new personal injury law firm study. [Fox13]

-> Utah senior senator Mike Lee is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject two LGBTQ discrimination cases. [Fox13]

-> There are now 21 suspected cases of vaping-related illnesses. Utah lawmakers are looking to take action. [Fox13]

-> Enjoy free fares Saturday on the S-Line streetcar. [Trib]

-> Utah Sen. Mitt Romney goes blue for BYU. [DNews]

-> West Nile virus has reached Utah County, and the public is encouraged to take precautions along the Wasatch Front to avoid the disease. [DNews]

-> Want $10,000 to enhance your teaching capabilities? The Canyons School District is taking applications for grants to help with that. [DNews]

-> Columnist Robert Gehrke lays out the consequences of inadequate sex education. [Trib]

-> Cartoonist Pat Bagley illustrates Rep. Rob Bishop’s attitude toward federal education policy. [Trib]

Nationally: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services eliminated a program without notice that allowed immigrants to avoid deportation while undergoing life-saving treatment. [NYTimes]

-> Jeffrey Epstein lured girls into his circle with the help of female confidants, employees and girlfriends. [NYTimes]

-> A Justice Department inspector general report says former FBI director James B. Comey violated policy by sharing memos outside of the bureau. [NYTimes]

-> Hurricane Dorian will likely be updated to a Category 4 hurricane, and President Donald Trump has decided he’d better stay stateside. [Politico] [NYTimes] [CNN]

-> Trump has established a new military headquarters for space operations. [Politico]

-> Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will flank former Vice President Joe Biden in the next Democratic presidential debate. [Politico]

-> Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis is defending both his resignation and his decision to hold his tongue on the current administration. [CNN]

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