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Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Shurtleff asks a judge to throw out charges against him. Utah lawmaker will run legislation to change daylight savings time in Utah. The Utah State Fair turned a profit this year.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 19
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 102
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 147
- Days to the 2015 election - 383
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 459
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 754
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff asks a judge to throw out the charges against him because, he argues, prosecutors cannot specify what criminal acts he allegedly committed [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Sen. Aaron Osmond says he will run legislation to either do away with or change daylight savings time in Utah [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A citizen's group asks lawmakers to raise sales taxes to fund increased services from the Utah Transit Authority [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Utah State Fair turned a profit this year [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Democrat Donna McAleer releases a campaign ad blaming Rob Bishop for last year's government shutdown; Bishop calls the ad misleading [Tribune].
- Utah Democrats slam Mia Love's statements during her debate with Doug Owens [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Florida Gubernatorial debate took an interesting turn as Republican Rick Scott refused to take the state because Democrat Charlie Crist had a fan underneath his podium; he eventually relented [Washington Post].
- It's late in the campaign season, meaning stolen campaign signs are a big thing [Deseret News].
- A group is urging Gov. Gary Herbert to enforce Amendment 3 even thought it has been struck down as unconstitutional [Deseret News].
- After a feminist speaker cancelled an appearance at Utah State University because of anonymous threats of a mass shooting should she speak, Rep. Curt Oda says he wants to allow more open carrying of weapons on Utah's college campuses [Tribune, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1793 - Marie Antoinette was beheaded during the French Revolution.
- 1859 - Abolitionist John Brown, hoping to start an anti-slavery rebellion, led a raid on a federal armory at Harpers Ferry.
- 1962 - The Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed of the presence of missile basis in Cuba.
- 1978 - Polish Carinal Karol Wojtyla sas elected pope by the Catholic Church; he took the name John Paul II.
- 2002 - President George W. Bush signed a congressional resolution authorizing war against Iraq.
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