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President Donald Trump, speaks to a gathering of mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Here's a look at the news for Jan. 30.

Trump prepares for State of the Union address

Tonight, President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union address since taking office.

White House aides told The Washington Post that the speech will give Trump a chance to act presidential.

“They say he will deliver a unifying speech of American values and patriotism, one that touches on everything from the just-passed Republican tax plan and the new immigration proposal to trade, infrastructure and national security,” according to The Washington Post.

However, some are concerned that Trump’s controversy throughout his first year may hinder whatever message he brings to the speech.

“There’s no question that President Trump can deliver a speech,” said Michael Steel, a Republican strategist. “The question is whether he has the discipline to turn his words into policies that help the American people — and when he’ll set off another counterproductive Twitter firestorm about something like Russia, the NFL, or Bruno Mars at the Grammys.”

Read more at The Washington Post.

New Operation Rio Grande program hopes to find affordable housing

A new program will hope to find those affected by Operation Rio Grande safe and affordable housing, according to the Deseret News.

"As partners, we all recognize that the journey from addiction to sobriety is a marathon, not a sprint," Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said.

The program will help an estimated 150 people, offering them three months of rent in recovery homes, the Deseret News reported.

Clients can qualify if they complete a number of programs within Salt Lake County.

"Many of the clients arrested and jailed during Operation Rio Grande were homeless as a result of their behavioral health issues," McAdams said. "Even if they complete their drug treatment program, many will still struggle with living arrangements. … We wanted to give them a living environment that's supportive and conducive to their continued healing."

Read more at the Deseret News.

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Hogle Zoo's lost cat is back

A Pallas’ cat that escaped the Hogle Zoo returned to its home Monday night, according to the Deseret News.

The cat spent about 36 hours outside its enclosure.

Zookeepers used a mouse trap to lure the cat, named Mushu, back to safety.

The cat will be quarantined. The zoo will then make sure it is in healthy condition.

"He's safe," Hansen said."We had 24-hour presence tonight for getting Mushu.”

Read more at the Deseret News.

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Senate OKs replacement statue

Changes could be coming to the U.S. Capitol.

According to the Deseret News, the Utah Senate passed a resolution that will replace TV inventor Philo T. Farnsworth’s statue at the U.S. Capitol with Martha Hughes Cannon, who was the first woman to run for state senator.

The bill, which was sponsored by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, passed 21-7. The House must now pass the bill.

The resolution hopes to replace the statue in time for 2020, which is the 100th-year celebration of women’s suffrage.

"Honoring her honors all of us," said Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork.

Read more at the Deseret News.

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