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Monday, November 3, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - November 3, 2014
Tuesday shaping up to be a good one for Republicans. 'Tis the season for dirty political tricks. Opposition building to possible new sites for the Utah State Prison.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 1
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 84
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 129
- Days to the 2015 election - 365
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 441
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 736
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- New national polls show Republicans are set to have a very good night when election returns come in Tuesday [CNN].
- The final days of an election season mean dirty tricks abound [Utah Policy].
- Here's why we think Mia Love might win Tuesday [Utah Policy]. Here's why we think Doug Owens might win Tuesday [Utah Policy].
- Republican candidates in Davis County are raising campaign cash hand over fist compared to their Democratic opponents [Standard-Examiner].
- The Alpine School District elections are taking on a nasty character [Daily Herald].
- A judge postpones a preliminary hearing in the criminal case against former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Some of the possible new sites for the Utah State Prison are already generating opposition even though they haven't been officially announced yet [Deseret News].
- A police group is taking Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill to task because a suspect in the shooting of an elderly man was released from jail pending investigation [Tribune].
- David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, speaks in Salt Lake City on the future of journalism in the digital age [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Both sides in a lawsuit over a 2011 Utah law to crack down on immigration appear close to an agreement [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1911 - The Chevrolet Motor Car Co. was founded in Detroit.
- 1957 - The Soviet Union launched into orbit Sputnik 2 with a dog named "Laika" on board.
- 1986 - A Lebanese magazine broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, a revelation that escalated into the Iran-Contra affair.
- 2005 - Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, pleaded not guilty to a five-count felony indictment in the CIA leak case.
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