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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - October 9, 2014
Romney rallies for Mia Love. Federal deficit falls to its lowest level under Obama. UTA budget proposal taps reserves while increasing service.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 26
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 109
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 154
- Days to the 2015 election - 390
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 466
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 761
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- Mitt Romney attends a Utah rally for Mia Love, helps the GOP Congressional candidate pull in about $100,000 in campaign cash [Tribune, Deseret News].
- 4th District Democratic candidate Doug Owens releases a new round of TV ads that squarely take aim at Mia Love [Utah Policy].
- Don't tell the Tea Party, but the budget deficit falls to $486 billion, which is the lowest during Obama's time in office [Washington Post].
- The 10th Circuit officially dismisses Utah's appeal of a judges ruling that the state must recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Sen. Steve Urquhart plans to re-introduce his statewide non-discrimination bill during the 2015 Legislature [St. George News].
- The Utah Transit Authority's 2015 budget taps $44.5 million of reserve cash while increasing service [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The National Park Service is proposing fee hikes for Utah's national parks [Deseret News].
- U.S. health officials will start screening fliers arriving from West Africa for Ebola [New York Times].
- Enrollment at Utah's colleges and universities is largely flat, but the number of Latinos on campus is on the rise [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Utah's Democrats are launching a media campaign encouraging Hispanics to vote in November [Daily Herald].
On this day in history:
- 1701 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut - later Yale University - was chartered in New Haven.
- 1776 - A group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco.
- 1936 - The first generator at Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
- 1967 - Guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia while attempting to incite revolution.
- 2009 - President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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