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Friday, October 31, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - October 31, 2014
Poll shows Love/Owens race is getting closer. Owens and Love face off in their final debate. Report says Utah's economic good times should continue next year.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 4
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 87
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 132
- Days to the 2015 election - 371
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 444
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 739
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- Our final election poll shows Mia Love with a 5-point lead over Doug Owens [Utah Policy].
- Love and Owens meet in their last debate before the election [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Bob Bernick wonders if Owens has enough time before next week's election to catch Love [Utah Policy].
- House Speake John Boehner wants to expand the GOP majority in the House [The Hill].
- Unopposed incumbent lawmakers are raising campaign cash hand over fist [Tribune].
- Utah's economy should keep chugging along at a rapid clip next year according to a new report [Deseret News].
- The Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission may extend their timeline for naming the possible locations for the new facility [Deseret News].
- A proposed change in zoning in Sugarhouse has some residents worried that it could change the character of a popular retail area [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams nominates Karen Crompton and Holly Yocom to positions within Salt Lake County government [Tribune].
- A new survey shows Utahns want Utah lawmakers to tackle ethics reform [Deseret News].
Today in history:
- 1517 - Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, sparking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
- 1864 - Nevada became the 36th state.
- 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam.
- 2005 - President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court
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