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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - October 23, 2014
GOP lawmakers rally behind Mia Love. Rally demands more accountability for police. The Utah Transit Authority plans to move forward with a transit development a legislative audit deemed as risky.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 12
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 95
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 140
- Days to the 2015 election - 376
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 452
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 747
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Republican members of Utah's Congressional delegation rally behind Mia Love and decry the tactics of her opponent, Democrat Doug Owens [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A land compromise in Daggett County will be included in a lands bill in Congress [Deseret News].
- Protestors in downtown Salt Lake City demand more accountability for police [Tribune].
- The Utah Transit Authority plans to move ahead with a transit development in West Jordan that a legislative audit warned may be too risky [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The UTA will make a final decision about whether to implement distance-based fares sometime next year [Tribune].
- New Census numbers highlights the growing number of multi-generational families in Utah as nearly 60,000 grandparents are caring for children [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The president of Utah State University defends the school's reaction to a mass-shooting threat that forced a feminist writer to cancel an appearance at the school [Tribune].
- A shooter storms Candian Parliament and kills a soldier before being killed [The Globe and Mail].
- The U.S. will start monitoring travelers from West Africa for Ebola [New York Times].
- Democratic strategist David Axelrod is set to speak in Salt Lake City next week [Utah Policy].
On this day in history:
- 1973 - President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
- 1983 - A suicide bombing at Beruit International Airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines.
- 1987 - the U.S. Senate rejected the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork, 58-42.
- 2001 - Apple Computer introduced the iPod.
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