Happy Friday! Former special counsel Robert Mueller may be a footnote in history by now but House Democrats aren’t through with him yet. Now that the House has wrapped up public hearings on President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign to get Ukraine to launch politically advantageous investigations, there are plans to hold at least one public impeachment hearing on Trump’s misdeeds as alleged in the special counsel’s report. [Politico]
Topping the news: Rep. Chris Stewart said that the near-end to the House impeachment inquiry is “good news” because “everyone knows what they’re going to do next:” Impeach the president and let the Senate try him where the Utah congressman says the truth will prevail. [Trib] [DNews] [StandEx]
-> Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says President Trump has said he’s sorry for her being caught between the president and her uncle, Sen. Mitt Romney. [Trib]
Tweets of the day: From @matthewamiller: “Nunes wisely choosing not to tangle with Hill in the same way I choose not to challenge Mike Tyson to a fist fight.”
-> From @Bill_Tibbitts: “This is worth highlighting. Today, up to 63 men are being moved out of beds in a homeless shelter and their only option for staying inside tonight, with a projected low temperature of 32 degrees, is to sit in a chair in a lobby.”
Happy Birthday: Today to former Utah Democratic Party Executive Director and SLC Planning Commission member Matt Lyon and on Sunday to Randy O’Hara and Gary Webster, district irector for Rep. Chris Stewart.
Behind the headlines: Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter Becky Jacobs, and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories, including a new poll underscoring gender inequality in Utah.
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News quiz: Last week, 95% of you knew that Jon Huntsman is running for Utah governor, but only 42% of you knew that the Runnin’ Utes broke an NCAA record. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. If you’re using The Salt Lake Tribune mobile app, click here. [Trib]
Also in the news: Nearly a third of individual tax filers would pay more under a sweeping tax plan by state lawmakers. [Trib]
-> Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley gives readers an inside look at what’s on the notepad of tax reform leaders. [Trib]
-> The Utah Department of Public Safety will review problems with the Amber Alert 511 notice sent out yesterday evening. [Fox13]
-> Criminal prosecutions and convictions of polluters have dropped to quarter-century lows -- a statistic in line with three years of enforcement declines by the Environmental Protection Agency. [TribviaAP]
-> The political action committee for the Utah Association of Realtors has launched an effort to get behind a legislative push to reform taxes. [Trib]
Nationally: Fiona Hill, a former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, and David Holmes, an aide at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, testified before the House Intelligence Committee yesterday. [NYTimes] [CNN] [AP]
-> Republicans now support a form of paid family leave, which has long been a Democratic cause. So, what’s next? [NYTimes]
-> Race became a clashing point in the Democratic primary debate held in Georgia on Wednesday, pushing the issue to the forefront of Democrats’ campaigns. [AP]