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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - October 1, 2014
First Ebola case in the United States. Chaffetz questions the Secret Service. Shurtleff working at his brother's Orem startup.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 34
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 117
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 162
- Days to the 2015 election - 398
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 474
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 769
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- The CDC confirms the first case of Ebola in the United States [CNN].
- Another security failure by the Secret Service as an armed man with a criminal record was allowed on to the same elevator with President Obama in Atlanta [Washington Post].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz rips the head of the Secret Service in a Congressional hearing [Tribune].
- Utahns are motivated to vote in November, but extreme partisans and the elderly are especially enthusiastic to hit the polls [Utah Policy].
- Mitt Romney plans to make his home in Utah [Tribune].
- Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff makes a surprise appearance in front of the state liquor commission as part of his work at an Orem-based startup with his brother [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Current Attorney General candidates Sean Reyes and Charles Stormont will hold their first debate on Wednesday evening [Deseret News].
- Troy Williams, the controversial new head of Equality Utah, appears to be scrubbing his online past [Utah Poliitco Hub].
- Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says body camera video shows a police officer was justified in the killing of 20-year-old Dillon Taylor outside a convenience store [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A state school board candidate who sued to get on the ballot drops out of the race [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1908 - Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile. Each car cost $825.
- 1939 - Winston Churchill described the Soviet Union as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
- 1949 - Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China.
- 1962 - Johnny Carson debuted as the regular host of NBC's "Tonight" show.
- 2008 - A $700 billion financial industry bailout won passage in the Senate on a 74-25 vote.
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