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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - October 29, 2014
National Democrats are set to start spending to support Doug Owens. Sean Reyes outraising Charles Stormont by a 2-1 margin. Poll shows Gill with a 9-point lead in the Salt Lake District Attorney race.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 6
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 89
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 134
- Days to the 2015 election - 373
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 446
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 741
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- National Democrats are poised to start spending in Utah's 4th Congressional District race [Utah Policy].
- Sean Reyes is beating Charles Stormont in the campaign cash race by a 2-1 margin [Deseret News].
- Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has a lead over Republican Steve Nelson heading into election day according to a new poll [Utah Policy].
- The LDS Dems group is trying to win over voters through a billboard campaign [Deseret News].
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveils his $1.1 billion budget proposal, which includes no tax hike [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Prosecutors oppose trying former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff separately [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A group of business and civic leaders unveil a five-year plan to boost Utah's public education system [Deseret News].
- A new poll out of BYU shows that priorities Utahns have for Utah lawmakers [Utah Data Points].
- Former gubernatorial candidate Dell "Super Dell" Shanze is facing federal charges for allegedly chasing a barn owl with a paraglider [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A report from the state Office of the Medical Examiner concludes a 22-year-old Saratoga Springs man was shot in the back and killed by police officers while he was running away [Tribune, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1929 - Stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out.
- 1940 - The United States began its first peacetime military draft.
- 1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
- 1969 - The Internet was born when the first host-to-host connection was made on an experimental military computer network between UCLA and Stanford.
- 2004 - Osama bin Laden directly admitted for the first time he had ordered the Sept. 11 attacks.
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