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Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - November 13, 2014
Proposal floated to reduce penalty for drug possession in Utah. Love makes staff appointments. Lee gets another 2016 endorsement.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 74
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 119
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 271
- Days to the 2015 election - 355
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 431
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 726
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice released a series of proposed reforms which includes making drug possession a misdemeanor [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Rep. Nancy Pelosi says the Republican wins on election night were not a wave [Politico].
- Mia Love wastes little time building her staff [Utah Policy, Daily Herald].
- The Club for Growth endorses Sen. Mike Lee's 2016 re-election bid [Utah Policy].
- Utah's voter turnout for the 2014 midterms was a dismal 29% according to a new analysis [Utah Data Points].
- Utah officials decry a federal decision to list the Gunnison sage grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A space probe lands on a comet hurtling through space [CNN].
- A new report says it will take multiple generations to get children out of poverty [Tribune].
- Transportation officials are looking at an alternative to the proposed West Davis Corridor freeway that uses existing roads instead of building a new highway [Tribune].
- Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank says he would support restrictions on who can obtain certain types of firearms [KSL].
On this day in history:
- 1956 - The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
- 1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
- 1998 - President Bill Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
- 2001 - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban abanonded the capital of Kabul allowing U.S.-backed northern alliance fighters to take over the city.
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