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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - October 28, 2014
Doug Owens might have a lead on Mia Love. Utah's other three Congressional races could be blowouts. Only one bid to build the downtown convention center hotel.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 7
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 90
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 135
- Days to the 2015 election - 374
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 447
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 742
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- A BYU survey shows Democrat Doug Owens with a slight lead over Republican Mia Love, but there are questions about the poll's methodology [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Rep. Rob Bishop has a big lead over Democrat Donna McAleer in Utah's 1st Congressional District [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Chris Stewart looks to be cruising to a second term in Congress [Utah Policy].
- Utah's 3rd District race isn't much of a contest as Rep. Jason Chaffetz is in command [Utah Policy].
- Bob Dole says he wants Mitt Romney to make another run for the White House in 2016 [Associated Press].
- Only one developer has submitted a bid to build a downtown convention center hotel [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Former Attorney General John Swallow will get back $10,000 seized from him during a raid on his home this past summer [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Salt Lake City School Board member Michael Clara is suing the board over alleged violations of the state's open meetings laws [Tribune].
- Standardized testing shows Utah charter schools matched the performance of public schools in the state [Tribune].
- A new survey suggests Utahns want both daily newspapers to stay in business [Tribune, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor.
- 1919 - Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition.
- 1922 - Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government.
- 1962 - Soviet leader Nikita Kruschchev informed the U.S. he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
- 1980 - Republican nominee Ronald Reagan asked voters during a debate with President Jimmy Carter "are you better off than you were four years ago?"
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