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Monday, October 5, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Monday, October 5, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 87 days left in 2015.
Chaffetz announces a bid for Speaker. Becker takes the gloves off against Biskupski. The LDS Church names three new Apostles.
- 29 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 105 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 112 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 113 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 157 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 267 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 400 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz launches a bid to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House [Washington Post, Utah Policy, Tribune, KSL, Fox 13, KUER].
- If Chaffetz wins, Utah would accomplish a political feat that hasn't been done in more than 100 years [Utah Policy].
- A new poll shows Donald Trump still leading in Iowa and New Hampshire, but his lead is beginning to shrink [NBC News].
- Ralph Becker's latest campaign ad hits Jackie Biskupski's qualifications for the job [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- The LDS Church names three new apostles at their semi-annual conference [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
- There's a proposal to rename 900 South in Salt Lake City after gay rights leader Harvey Milk [Fox 13].
- Gov. Gary Herbert speaks at the National Press Club in Washington [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- The state will continue funneling federal money to Planned Parenthood until the end of the year [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Sen. Orrin Hatch says more gun laws will not stop mass shootings [Deseret News].
- The Supreme Court opens a new term where they will decide on cases involving public sector unions and affirmative action in higher education. The Court could also hear its first major abortion case since 2007 [New York Times].
On this day in history:
- 1813 - The Shawnee Indian Chief Tecumseh was killed while fighting on the side of the British during the War of 1812.
- 1947 - President Harry Truman delivers the first televised White House address.
- 1953 - Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States.
- 1969 - "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC Television.
- 1970 - The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
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Rolly: Herbert's Planned Parenthood fiasco exposes flawed nominating system
Op-ed: Decision to not list sage grouse means birds will continue to vanish
Op-ed: The government collects data on our children, and we never signed off
Op-ed: Marines' resistance to women in combat undermines the nation
Op-ed: Latinos should speak up for public lands, and Moab plan is good place to start
Op-ed: Technology demands a new approach to managing the power grid
Op-ed: Mayor Becker has brought prosperity to Salt Lake City
Op-ed: Becker legacy is failed leadership and broken promises
Editorial: Keep car inspections for the added health and safety
Editorial: Justice wins when Mike Lee plays statesman
Editorial: Utah Republicans want to avoid responsibility for killing health care access
Utah's Chaffetz launching late run for House speaker
Utah's Herbert calls for anti-bullying efforts, not stricter gun laws
Jason Chaffetz: BYU kicker to political novice to GOP star to - House speaker?
New Utah drug laws favor treatment over incarceration
Americans want 'fresh start,' says Utah's Chaffetz in announcing his speaker bid
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: With government shutdown avoided, focus shifts to Medicaid expansion
Michael Erickson: Stop America's later-term abortion tragedies
Op-ed: The cost of doing nothing on sales tax increase
John Florez: School board members must speak up
Editorial: Secret Service targeting Rep. Chaffetz
Salt Lake County mayor calls out Biskupski in new TV ad for Becker
Higher ed priorities: First teacher and staff pay, then student access
State says it will fund Planned Parenthood until Dec. 31
Davis School District hopes $298M bond will ease space, facilities problems
Orem proposal would ban some State Street businesses, prevent expansion
A look at elections in Utah's 5 'other' biggest cities
'Teacherpreneur,' a new role in the world of education
It's official: Jason Chaffetz to make run for House speaker
Eagle Mountain is back to fast growth, big business plans (Daily Herald)
Editorial: School bond may be in jeopardy due to lack of transparency (Park Record)
Francis City cancels upcoming election (Park Record)
Park City election hinges on issues like housing, community vibe (Park Record)
Editorial: Democracy shrugs (Standard-Examiner)
Local schools on list of lowest- and highest-performing (Standard-Examiner)
As voting machines age, Internet voting gets scrutinized (Standard-Examiner)
EPA sets new ozone regulations and basically no one is happy (Standard-Examiner)
Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary (Politico)
Obama's trash talk (Politico)
A rising conservative resists leadership role (The Hill)
Obama, Republicans on collision course over defense bill (The Hill)
Russia Intensifies Syria Bombing as Cameron Joins Criticism (Bloomberg)
Rand Paul on 2016: Why the GOP candidate says he's not going anywhere (Christian Science Monitor)
As Joe Biden ponders race, past same-sex marriage 'gaffe' becomes political asset (Los Angeles Times)
Bernie Sanders nets $26 million: a new kind of fundraising? (Christian Science Monitor)
Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda (Associated Press)
U.S. system designed to prevent financial crisis 'likely to fail,' say experts (MarketWatch)
After five years of negotiations, Pacific trade talks near deal (Reuters)
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