Happy Wednesday. It’s the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that killed thousands of Americans, led to two wars and a shattered the comfort of those who thought terrorism lived elsewhere. On this day in 2001, U.S. leaders weren’t sure how to respond to the attacks as information -- some of it horribly inaccurate -- poured in. A look back at the choices officials were faced with on the day that changed America. [Politico]

Topping the news: A Utah man was found factually innocent of a sex crime after spending 15 years behind bars. He will receive $600,000 from the state to make up for that time. [Trib]

-> Entrepreneur Jeff Burningham announced his candidacy for Utah governor in the 2020 election. He says Utah’s government needs an “innovative outsider.” [Fox13]

-> Utah may rank low for residents in poverty, it’s in the bottom third for lack of health insurance. [Trib]

-> Sen. Mitt Romney says the Food and Drug Administration should consider recalling all e-cigarettes amid reports of lung illnesses being reported nationwide. [Trib]

Tweets of the day: From @AmbJohnBolton: ‘I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”’

From @JonathanTamari: “It’s cool, in 3 days NOAA will confirm that Bolton was, in fact, fired, and never offered to resign.”

From @BKesling: “I mustache you to resign.”

Happy birthday: To Dama Barbour, former Taylorsville city council member, and Trout Unlimited’s Brett Prettyman.

Also in the news: An audit of Beaver County Waste Management District No. 5 showed the former secretary misused anywhere from $9,470 and $38,001 of public funding from 2013 to 2019. [Trib]

-> Supporters of term limits in Utah have started gathering signatures to get the petition on the ballot. [Trib]

-> A former UTA fare collector has been charged with stealing more than $70,000. [Trib]

-> Pioneer Park improvements, including a new multipurpose soccer field, were celebrated with a “jubilee” hosted by Salt Lake City officials. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley gives his take on vaping. [Trib]

-> Rep. Ben McAdams believes there is a role for Congress to play in the air pollution fight. [DNews]

-> In Ogden, a man with West Nile Virus is completely immobile. He is part of the 1 percent of people who develop neuroinvasive disease from the virus. [Fox13]

Nationally: John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser, has been ousted from his position. [NYTimes]

-> Dan Bishop, a North Carolina Republican, won special election over Dan McCready, a Democrat, though Bishop’s margin of victory was narrow in a heavily GOP district. [NYTimes]

-> California is close to passing a rent control bill that would expand tenant-protection laws and cap rents statewide. [NYTimes]

-> The House Judiciary Committee has started a two-day debate on a trio of gun bills while the GOP is hesitant to take up any legislation on guns. [Politico]

-> The pressure is on and the confusion is high. Are Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry? Possibly. [CNN]

-> Austin, Texas, will provide city funds for abortion support resources. The city’s 2020 budget shows $150,000 for “logistical and supportive services for abortion access.” [CNN]

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