Paula White, President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor, is joining the White House staff — seen as a move to boost relations with Christians. She gave a prayer at a June rally saying “demonic networks” have aligned themselves against Trump and vowed that the president “will overcome every strategy from hell and every strategy from the enemy.” [TheHill]
-> Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wrote a letter to Trump asking that more refugees be sent to Utah to resettle, saying there is plenty of room and resources for those in need. [Trib]
-> The Road Home is set to close permanently before December and the capacity crisis for Salt Lake City’s homeless services remains even with the state housing 100 additional homeless Utahns. [Trib] [Fox13]
Tweets of the day: From @SpencerJCox: “So to those who really believe that I (or the mayors of SLCity/County) just proposed leaving people in the cold to die, you couldn’t be more wrong. We will have a place for everyone. Not just cold shelter, but caring help. Loving and helping—it’s what we do best in Utah. /end”
-> From @RobertGehrke: “At the very least they can stop lying to us and change their name from ‘Shelter The Homeless’ to ‘Shelter SOME of The Homeless.’”
-> From @RepKatieHill: “I yield the balance of my time for now, but not forever."
Happy Birthday: to Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson.
Behind the Headlines: Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter Bethany Rodgers, and editorial page editor George Pyle join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories, including the decision to shutter The Road Home emergency shelter for good.
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News quiz: Last week, 96% of you knew about Sen. Mitt Romney’s alter ego, but only 52% of you knew about an effort to give people living on the Navajo Nation a new address. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our news quiz and find out. If you’re using The Salt Lake Tribune mobile app, click here. [Trib]
Also in the news: Like in California, Utahns could face power blackouts if the wildfire danger gets too high. Here’s a look at some of those zones. [Trib]
-> Salt Lake City Council challengers criticize what they say are special interest donations to incumbents. [Trib]
-> Newly legalized hemp farmers say they feel like South Salt Lake officials have not been receptive to them and are “dragging their feet” in processing paperwork. [Trib]
-> A treasurer is accused of stealing $145,000 meant for the Uintah and Daggett County Children’s Justice Center. [Trib]
-> A new poll shows 53% of probable Salt Lake City voters either “strongly” or “somewhat” disapprove of Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s job performance in her first and only term. [DNews]
Nationally: The first vote on the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump passed with all but two Democrats supporting the measure and all Republicans opposing it. [AP] [Politico] [CNN] [NYTimes] [WaPost]
-> Americans remain essentially evenly divided over whether Trump should be impeached, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released Friday. [ABC]
-> Ahead of her resignation, effective Friday, Rep. Katie Hill delivered a defiant final speech as a California lawmaker. Hill attributes her resignation to a “double standard” imposed on women in power. [Politico] [CNN]
-> After coming to an agreement on a labor contract deal, Chicago teachers ended a strike that canceled 11 days of classes in the nation’s third-largest school district. [AP]
-> The Senate has taken its initial steps in passing new spending measures, but partisan disputes are trapping health care and military bills while stalling conversation on even larger funding measures. [Politico]
-> Former President Barack Obama is challenging young activists to be less judgmental and to back off the “call-out culture.” [NYTimes]
-> President Trump has changed his residency from New York to Palm Beach, Florida. [NYTimes]
-> Facing a potentially ruinous wave of new sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America is increasing its annual youth membership fee by more than 80%. [APviaTrib]