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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - October 2, 2014
Reyes and Stormont debate. Chaffetz hails the resignation of Secret Service head Julia Pierson. More hints Romney might run in 2016.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 33
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 116
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 161
- Days to the 2015 election - 397
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 473
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 768
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- Republican Sean Reyes and Democrat Charles Stormont meet in their first debate for Attorney General [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns after an embarassing string of security breaches [New York Times].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz hails Pierson's resignation as the right decision [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A Dallas hospital at first failed to diagnose America's first case of Ebola, missing an opportunity to isolate the man when he first became contagious [Vox].
- Some Utah patients have been tested for Ebola, but the results have been negative [ABC 4].
- Sen. Mike Lee says conservatives need to lead a new war on poverty [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Rep. Paul Ryan says he won't run for president in 2016 if Mitt Romney does [Christian Science Monitor].
- Gov. Gary Herbert's "Clean Air Action Team" recommends a number of steps to combat Utah's pollution problem [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Utah regulators unveil a plan to improve air quality over the state's national parks, but it does nothing to cut emissions from two older coal-fired power plants [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Weber County commission Chairman Kerry Gibson has some harsh words for the Utah Transit Authority [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1944 - The two-month-long Warsaw Uprising was squelched by Nazi troops battling the Polish underground.
- 1967 - Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1990 - The Senate voted 90-9 to confirm Supreme Court nominee David Souter.
- 2002 - A man was shot and killed in a grocery store parking lot in Wheaton, Md., the first victim in a series of sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C. area that left 10 people dead.
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