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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - November 12, 2014
Utahns think the state's liquor laws hurt economic development. U.S. and China sign an agreement on greenhouse gas emissions. Violent crime is on the rise in Utah.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 75
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 120
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 272
- Days to the 2015 election - 356
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 432
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 727
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- A solid majority of Utahns think the state's liquor laws hurt economic development and tourism [Utah Policy].
- The United States and China announce an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions [USA Today].
- A survey from Envison Utah finds the top priorities for Utahns are water, education and air quality [Deseret News].
- New numbers from the FBI find violent crime is on the rise in Utah [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Davis County officials say allowing voters to cast ballots by mail boosted numbers on election day [Deseret News].
- The plaintiffs in a case seeking spousal benefits for same-sex couples in Utah want the state to pay nearly $200,000 in legal fees [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Health insurance premiums for Utahns using the federal health exchanges through the Affordable Care Act are rising by nearly 6-percent on average [Tribune].
- Gasoline prices in Utah drop, but are still among the most expensive in the nation [Deseret News].
- Federal prosecutors are raising questions about whether a San Juan County Commissioner who led a public lands protest in Recapture Canyon is financially eliglble for a public defender [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County officials plan to hold public meetings to help shape the County's plan for parks and recreation [Deseret News].
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- 1954 - Ellis Island closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892.
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