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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - November 4, 2014
It's Election Day! Go Vote!
What to watch for in tonight's election returns. Voter turnout in Utah will again be disappointing.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 83
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 128
- Days to the 2015 election - 364
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 440
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 735
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Here's what to watch for nationally in Tuesday's midterm elections [New York Times].
- There are a number of Utah legislative races you should pay attention to on election day [Utah Policy].
- Turnout at the polls for the 2014 midterms will struggle to top 40% in Utah [Utah Policy].
- A lot of Utahns have already voted, but campaigning continues all the way to the end [Deseret News].
- Some voters who use Utah's vote-by-mail program are worried about ballot security [KSL].
- It could be weeks or even months before we know which party will control the Senate after tonight's elections [Politico].
- Salt Lake Chamber President Lane Beattie defends Utah's tax incentive program as economic development fuel [Deseret News].
- A group of environmentalists have filed suit to force the state to take action on a pollution permit for Salt Lake's largest oil refinery [Tribune].
- Cottonwood Heights begins construction on a new City Hall [Tribune].
- The town of Myton fires its police chief after three women claim he was stalking them [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1922 - The entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in Egypt.
- 1924 - Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first woman governor.
- 1979 - The Iranian hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
- 2008 - Democrat Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States.
- 2008 - California voters approved Proposition 8 which outlawed same-sex marriage
Today At Utah Policy
|Races Worth Watching on Election Day|
Republicans won’t lose their supermajority status on Utah’s Capitol Hill following Tuesday’s elections. But there are a few legislative races worth a little extra attention as the election returns come in....
|Why Mia Love Will Win on Tuesday|
768. That number has haunted Mia Love since 2012 when she lost to Jim Matheson by that many votes. Here are some reasons why that won't happen again this year....
|Why Doug Owens Will Win on Tuesday|
Democrats are hoping beyond hope that Doug Owens can pull off the upset over Republican Mia Love on Tuesday. Here are some reasons why that could happen....
|David Axelrod on Media and Politics|
Journalism is facing unprecedented challenges while, at the same time, embracing amazing opportunities. That’s the message from veteran journalist and campaign guru David Axelrod....
|Up to $500,000 Available for Social Innovation on November 4|
Elections will not be the only contest occurring on Tuesday, as the Community Foundation of Utah hosts its second Social Investors Forum. Eight exceptional nonprofit organizations will pitch their businesses to Venture Philanthropy Utah, a panel of qualified invest...
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