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Monday, October 6, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - October 6, 2014
60% of Utahns want the state to take over control of BLM lands. Oaks urges civility in the battle over same-sex marriage. Shurtleff wants the state to identify witnesses against him.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 29
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 112
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 157
- Days to the 2015 election - 393
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 469
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 764
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- 60% of Utahns think the state should take over administration of BLM-controlled lands within the state's borders [Utah Policy].
- A new study says tourism to the state's sagebrush lands generates nearly $60 million annually for Utah's economy [Tribune].
- Mormon apostle Dallin H. Oaks urges civility in the fight over same-sex marriage [Tribune].
- A patient at Primary Children's Hospital tests negative for Ebola [Deseret News].
- Mark Shurtleff wants the state to identify their witnesses in the case against him [Deseret News].
- Seven Utah counties are banding together to develop regional projects [Tribune].
- Drivers slamming into rail crossing gates costs the Utah Transit Authority $250,000 annually in repairs [Tribune].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz's criticism of Secret Service security lapses are boosting his bid to become chairman of the House Oversight Committee [Tribune].
- A rally in downtown Salt Lake City demands accountability for recent officer-involved shootings [Deseret News].
- Utah launches an advertising campaign promoting the state's voter-information website [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1973 - The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.
- 1976 - In a debate with Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford asserted there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe."
- 1981 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by Islamic militants while reviewing a military parade.
- 1987 - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-5 against the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court.
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