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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - November 11, 2014
Happy Veteran's Day!
Utahns are split over whether the state should privatize liquor sales. The NAACP wants a federal investigation into the shooting of Darrien Hunt by police. Sen. Mike Lee's approval ratings are rebounding.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 76
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 121
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 273
- Days to the 2015 election - 357
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 433
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 728
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Our new poll shows a slight plurality of Utahns want the state to turn liquor sales over to the private sector [Utah Policy].
- The NAACP asks the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the shooting of Darrien Hunt by Saratoga Springs police officers [Tribune, Deseret News].
- President Barack Obama comes out solidly in favor of net neutrality, urging the FCC to treat the Internet like a public utility [Wall Street Journal].
- Utah's Democrats in the Senate elect Sen. Gene Davis as minority leader for another term [Utah Policy].
- Exit polling from Tuesday finds Sen. Mike Lee's approval ratings are rebounding [Utah Data Points].
- This is embarrassing - the Democratic candidate in one Utah House race finished behind a third-party candidate on Tuesday [Utah Policy].
- A new report says the average payday loan in Utah charges 466% interest, which is down slightly from last year [Tribune].
- State education officials are preparing to release individual grades for Utah's public schools [Tribune].
- Draper officials are wondering what to do now that residents in the Traverse Ridge/Suncrest community voted to repeal a tax levy for their special service district [Tribune].
- Thirteen LGBT activists who are charged with disrupting a legislative meeting during the 2014 session vow to fight the charges [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1620 - Forty-one Pilgrims abord the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a "body politick."
- 1889 - Washington became the 42nd state.
- 1918 - Fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.
- 2000 - Republicans went to court seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida's presidential election.
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