Utah's Daily Policy Resource | Brought to you by Utah Policy
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - October 21, 2014
Support is growing for a statewide non-discrimination law. Barack Obama says the Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff ask a judge to split the case against them into two separate proceedings.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 14
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 97
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 142
- Days to the 2015 election - 378
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 454
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 749
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Support is growing for Utah lawmakers to pass a statewide non-discrimination law that includes sexual preference [Utah Policy].
- Opposition to same-sex marriage appears to be falling across the board in Utah [Utah Policy].
- President Barack Obama says he thinks the equal protection clause in the Constutition guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states [New Yorker].
- There's no truth to the rumor that LDS temples are going to get out of the marriage business [Tribune].
- John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff ask a judge to split the case against them into two separate proceedings; the judge sets a November hearing to consider the motion [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Early voting begins today in Utah [Tribune].
- Republican Congressional Candidate Mia Love is catching some heat for declining to appear at a debate sponsored by the Salt Lake Rotary Club [Deseret News].
- The CDC issues new guidelines on how healthcare workers should deal with Ebola [New York Times].
- The U.S. Air Force wants to expand the Utah Test and Training Range by 700,000 acres in order to accomodate the new F-35 fighter jet [Tribune].
- Monica Lewinsky gives her first public talk ever and condemns cyber-bullying and Internet shaming [Forbes].
On this day in history:
- 1797 - The U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, was launched in Boston Harbor.
- 1805 - A British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French and Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson was killed in the battle.
- 1879 - Thomas Edison invented the electric light at his laboratory in New Jersey.
- 1971 - President Richard M. Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 2003 - Invoking a hastily-passed law, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a feeding tube reinserted into Terry Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman at the center of a bitter right-to-die battle.
Today At Utah Policy
|Colorado Sees Utah as Competitor, Exemplar|
Utah is beginning toout-competeColoradoon the economic development front, to the point where Bob Beauprez, GOP challenger to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, is makingUtah's stronger showing a campaign issue....
|Britain Considering Law to Jail Internet 'Trolls'|
The British government is considering new laws that would jail internet "trolls" for up to two years. The proposal comes on the heels of several high-profile incidents of abuse on social media....
| || |
"Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation."
Kin Hubbard Quotations Page
That's the Job
"The White House dismissed former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's criticisms of President Obama, saying he has faced some of the most difficult issues of our time. That would be a great defense if EVERY president didn't face the most difficult issues of their time. That's the job." Jimmy FallonPolitical Humor