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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - October 8, 2014
Utah drops appeal of a decision requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages. Religious liberty will be an issue on Utah's Capitol Hill in 2015. Chaffetz and Wonnacott debate.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 27
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 110
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 155
- Days to the 2015 election - 391
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 467
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 762
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Utah drops their appeal of a court ruling requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The issue of "religious liberty" will likely return to Utah's Capitol Hill following the Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal in Utah [Tribune, Deseret News].
- 3rd Congressional District candidates Jason Chaffetz and Brian Wonnacott debate at Utah Valley University [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- A majority of Utahns support Rep. Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative [Utah Policy].
- Utah Republicans really like the idea of suing the federal government to gain control of public lands in the state [Utah Policy].
- Education policy highlights big differences between Mia Love and Doug Owens in their 4th Congressional District race [Tribune].
- A legal review of how Utah adopted the Common Core standards says no laws have been broken and the state is still in control of public schools [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The state launches a new website featuring an online game that Utahns can play to help guide future development [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Stericycle says Ebola-related waste from Texas will not be coming to their Utah facility for disposal [Standard-Examiner].
- The International Monetary Fund cuts its global economic growth forecast [Wall Street Journal].
On this day in history:
- 1871 - The Great Chicago Fire started, which destroyed four square miles of the city.
- 1918 - American Army Sgt. Alvin York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France.
- 1959 - Margaret Thatcher was first elected to the British Parliament.
Today At Utah Policy
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Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Utah's 4th should elect Doug Owens
Education issue shows split between Love, Owens in Utah's 4th district
3rd District candidates clash over executive power
Utah A.G.: Common Core doesn't cede school control to feds
Governor: Play online game to guide Utah's future
The future looks bright, say west side residents, but what about the present?
Paul Rolly: Rocky scolds bad cops by day, gets help from good cops at night
Poll: Slim majority of Utahns opposed to Canyonlands monument
Utah Praised for Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness
Op-ed: Healthy Utah would provide stability
Jay Evensen: Utahns should take note of why Norway dropped its Olympic bid
Editorial: Chartering improvement
Hatch will try to set GOP agenda at Reagan Ranch Wednesday
Utah congressmen cry foul over yellow-billed cuckoo protections
Poll: Utahns support federal land fight, don't want new monument
Governor, A.G. say Common Core hasn't cost Utah control of education standards
Religious freedom, nondiscrimination bills to resurface at Utah Legislature
Chaffetz, Wonnacott address range of issues in 3rd District debate
Affordable housing helps prevent, cures homelessness in Utah, new report says
Chaffetz, Wonnacott debate for District 3 seat (Daily Herald)
Stericycle: Ebola waste not coming to Utah (Standard-Examiner)
Timber industry's role uncertain, even with Western bark beetle epidemics (Standard-Examiner)
Bark beetle research shows future evolution of Utah forests (Standard-Examiner)
Republicans brace for 2016 free-for-all (Politico)
Pentagon: US troops to have contact with Ebola virus (The Hill)
FBI to public: Help us identify foreign fighters (CBS News)
Holder's Misinformation Campaign (Wall Street Journal)
Bobby Jindal Joins the GOP Hawks (Atlantic)
Colorado Governor Calls Pot Legalization 'Reckless' (U.S. News & World Report)
VA fires 4 employees amid wait-time cover-up scandal (New York Daily News)
Panetta hitches raft to Clinton, jettisons Obama (MSNBC)
Despite a deal boom, Wall Street is still struggling (Fortune)
Warren Buffett bets on Hillary Clinton to win in 2016 (USA Today)