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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - October 14, 2014

Love and Owens set to debate, but not for the final time. Vote by-mail putting poll workers out of a job.


  • Days to the 2014 midterm election - 21
  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 104
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 149
  • Days to the 2015 election - 385
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 461
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election - 756

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. There's a sharp partisan and religious divide shaping up in Utah's 4th District race [Utah Policy].
  2. Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens will debate tonight at the University of Utah [Daily Herald].
  3. Tuesday will not be the final debate between Love and Owens [Utah Policy].
  4. Love launches a new campaign ad featuring Mitt Romney [Utah Policy].
  5. The Salt Lake County Council gives Mayor Ben McAdams' "Pay for Success" program another go-around [Tribune].
  6. The new vote by-mail program is putting longtime poll workers out of a job [Standard-Examiner].
  7. Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Idaho on October 15 [Huffington Post].
  8. So far, just three candidates have filed to replace outgoing Sen. John Valentine [Utah Policy].
  9. Is the firing squad poised to make a comeback across the country? [Deseret News]
  10. A United Nations worker dies from Ebola in Leipzig, Germany [NBC News].

On this day in history:

  • 1066 - Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
  • 1933 - Nazi Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
  • 1947 - Air force test pilot Charles Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier.
  • 1964 - Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Today At Utah Policy

Poll Shows Partisan, Religious Divide in Love/Owens Race
There's a big partisan and religious divide brewing in Utah's 4th Congressional District race....

Love/Owens to Debate One Last Time After Tuesday
Turns out Tuesday night's debate between Mia Love and Doug Owens won't be the last time the two candidates will appear together in 2014....

Mia Love Launches Ad Featuring Mitt Romney
Mia Love is taking full advantage of Mitt Romney's visit to Utah last week, turning his appearance at her rally into a political ad....

Turnout Fears Gripping National Democrats
A number of new surveys suggest turnout for next month's midterm elections could very low, which would be extremely bad for Democrats....

Pentagon Classifies Climate Change as National Security Threat
A new report from the Pentagon says climate change poses an "immediate risk" to U.S. national security....

Just Three Candidates So Far to Replace Valentine
So far, just three candidates have joined the race to replace outgoing Senator John Valentine....

Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops
In 2007, as it pushed to build a state-of-the-art surveillance facility, the Los Angeles Police Department cast an acquisitive eye on software being developed by Palantir, a startup funded in part by the Central Intelligence Agency's venture capital arm....

Exclusive Poll: Love 49%, Owens 40%
The 4th Congressional District race between Mia Love (R) and Doug Owens (D) is tightening a little with about 3 weeks to go until election day....

Race Between Love and Owens Could Come Down to the Wire
Doug Owens has a chance to upset Mia Love in Utah’s 4th Congressional District – if he can quickly gain greater support among key demographic groups, a new UtahPolicy poll shows....

Featured Items

How Religion and Political Ideology is Playing in Utah's 4th Congressional District (Video)
A new poll shows a growing political and religious divide in Utah's 4th Congressional District.  Managing Editor Bryan Schott breaks down the numbers....

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