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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 78 days left in 2015.

Democratic presidential candidates debate. Utah lawmakers again cannot find common ground on Medicaid expansion. Voters don't seem to care that Jackie Biskupski could become the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City.

The clock:

  • 20 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
  • 96 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
  • 103 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
  • 104 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
  • 148 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
  • 258 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
  • 391 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)

Wednesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and three other guys face off in the first Democratic presidential debate [New York Times, CNN, Washington Post].
  2. Utah Legislative Republicans once again cannot find enough support to pass a Medicaid expansion plan [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Fox 13, Tribune, KUER].
  3. Will the fact that Jackie Biskupski could become Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor will not factor into voters' decisions how they cast their ballots [Utah Policy].
  4. Rep. Chris Stewart calls Edward Snowden a "traitor" at his national security conference at the University of Utah [Deseret News].
  5. Salt Lake City Councilman Charlie Luke says the city needs to invest more in critical infrastructure [Utah Policy].
  6. The Supreme Court declines to hear a case on roads across public lands in the state [Tribune].
  7. The Utah State Board of Education wants a judge to rule on a lawsuit filed by a group of parents over Common Core [Deseret News].
  8. Ben Carson is tied with Donald Trump according to a new poll [New York Times].
  9. Trump claims he should have Secret Service protection because he's drawing large crowds on the campaign trail [The Hill].
  10. A radio host claims he was told not to ask Trump about his policies in a radio interview [BuzzFeed].

On this day in history:

  • 1066 - William, Duke of Normandy, better known as Wiliam the Conqueror, led his invading army to victory over England's King Harold at Hastings.
  • 1322 - Scotland's Robert the Bruce defeats King Edward II of England at Old Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence.
  • 1912 - Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning to regain the office, was shot in Milwaukee. He refused to have the wound treated until he finished his speech.
  • 1933 - Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
  • 1947 - U.S. Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager, flying a Bell X-1, became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.


Today At Utah Policy

Does Biskupski Possibly Becoming Salt Lake City's First Openly Gay Mayor Affect the Race?

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Policy News

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Zions Bank Releases New Monthly Report on Utah's Economy
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Economic Development Recruitment with Gov. Herbert
Gov. Gary Herbert is not only a great statesman, he's one of Utah's most effective economic developers, having just returned from a highly productive recruitment trip to the East Coast.While on the East Coast, Gov. Herbert, the Governor's Office of Economic Devel...

Hatch Speaks On the Importance of a Balanced Budget Amendment
Senator Orrin Hatch, member and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke on the Senate floor on the need for a Balanced Budget Amendment....

Finalists Named for 2015 Utah Leopold Conservation Award
Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, are proud to announce the finalists for the prestigious Utah Leopold Conservation Award which honors Utah landow...

Press Release: Hill to Commemorate F-35 Arrival with Ceremonial Unveiling
Hill will host an F-35 unveiling ceremony this week to commemorate the beginning of a new era in combat air power....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: County group shares shame with Lyman

Poll: Becker closing gap in tight contest

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart calls Edward Snowden a traitor

Rolly: Extra special Saturday night homecoming celebrations

SCOTUS declines to hear Utah's appeal over who owns rural roads

Utah House GOP deals death blow to latest health care plan

Wasatch Mountain planning idea draws resistance

Utah students will study Earth's 'relatively constant temperature' in latest tweak to science standards

Deseret News

Richard Davis: How many states does Canada have?

Op-ed: Medicaid coverage gap endangers Utah's progress

Jay Evensen: Utah's testing laws can make you dizzy

Editorial: Social Security trustees warn of 'urgent threat of reserve depletion'

Three seek to replace embattled state lawmaker

Scholars want science-based review of Colorado River study

Rep. Chris Stewart calls Edward Snowden 'destructive traitor'

Attorneys call for ruling in Common Core lawsuit

School trust lands, conservation group join forces to protect ancient site

City leaders consider stricter development ordinance after North Salt Lake landslide

Latest version of Medicaid expansion fails to win House, Senate support

National Headlines

Sheldon Adelson warms to Marco Rubio (Politico)

What top Clinton donors really think (Politico)

Biden's schedule does not include Dem debate (The Hill)

Bernie's big moment (The Hill)

Hillary Clinton urges Las Vegas workers to say no to Donald Trump (Los Angeles Times)

Democrats see a more substantive, if sleepy, debate than rowdy GOP show (Washington Post)

If Paul Ryan doesn't run, it could be a free-for-all (CNN)

Latest Unease on Right: Ryan Is Too Far Left (New York Times)

Jeb Bush's health care pitch puts Florida record to the test (Politico)

Candidates from both parties come together, and spar, at 'No Labels' event (Washington Post)

As U.S. insurers aim to get bigger, hospitals eye health plan entry (Reuters)


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