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Monday, November 10, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - November 10, 2014
62% of Utahns want to get rid of the "Zion Curtain." Supreme Court agrees to hear another challenge to Obamacare. Utah's voter turnout hits an historic low.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 77
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 122
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 274
- Days to the 2015 election - 358
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 434
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 729
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- A new poll shows 62% of Utahns want to get rid of the so-called "Zion Curtain" in restaurants that serve alcohol [Utah Policy].
- The Supreme Court agrees to hear a case challenging whether the government can provide tax credits to consumers using the federally-run Obamacare healthcare exchanges [Huffington Post].
- President Obama announces he has tapped federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch as his nominee for Attorney General. If confirmed she would be the first black woman to hold the position [New York Times].
- Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz are in line for some plum and powerful assignments in the next Congress [Associated Press].
- Utah's voter turnout hits an anemic 40% this year, which is the lowest since 1960 [KSL].
- A federal court upholds same-sex marriage bans in four states. What does that mean for Utah? [Deseret News].
- Enrollment in Utah's charter schools is booming [Deseret News].
- Brad Smith assumes the helm as Utahs new state superintendent [Tribune].
- Charges have been dropped against one of the defendants who participated in a protest against federal control of public lands [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake County Health Department wants to fine those who use woodburing stoves on voluntary no-burn days [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.
- 1871 - Journalist Henry Stanley found missing missionary David Livingstone in central Africa and delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
- 1975 - The ore-hauling ship Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a storm in Lake Superior.
- 1982 - Soveit leader Leonid Brezhnev died at age 75.
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