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Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - November 6, 2014

How Love pulled off her historic win. Hatch now in line for the presidency. Voter turnout on Tuesday was dismal.


  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 81
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 126
  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 278
  • Days to the 2015 election - 362
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 438
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election - 733

Thursday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Here's how Mia Love pulled off her historic win to become the first black Republican woman in Congress [Tribune].
  2. Love does an interview with CNN that the Washington Post called "baffling" [Washington Post].
  3. Sen. Orrin Hatch will become third in line for the presidency now that Republicans have control of the Senate [Tribune].
  4. Sens. Hatch and Mike Lee are ready to get to work in the new Republican-controlled Senate [Deseret News].
  5. Voter turnout for Tuesday's election was less than stellar [Tribune].
  6. Next year's legislature will be the third most-Republican in Utah history [Utah Data Points].
  7. The number of women on Utah's Capitol Hill will drop following Tuesday's election [Tribune].
  8. The number of women on the Salt Lake County Council has doubled [Tribune].
  9. Lawyers for the Tribune and Deseret News are fighting to keep some papers about their business dealings secret in the lawsuit filed by a community group over changes to their joint operating agreement [Tribune].
  10. Utah's new water year is off to a dismal start [Deseret News].

On this day in history:

  • 1860 - Former Illinois Congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency.
  • 1861 - Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederacy.
  • 2009 - The government reported unemployment rose to 10.2 percent in the U.S., the first time the jobless rate had hit double digits since 1983.

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Newfound Utah power brings new responsibility

Rolly: Postal clashes, sign swiping, flier flaps and other campaign craziness

Feds to appeal dismissal of fraud charges against real estate guru Koerber

Fewer women in Utah Legislature than Dems

New tactics helped boost voting, but turnout still dismal in some Utah areas

Nine-member Salt Lake County Council will have more women: 2

Environmentalists demand review of oil field near Moab

How hard work and a few breaks led Love to victory

Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch to be 3rd in line for the presidency

Deseret News

Dan Liljenquist: Republicans now have plenty of work to do in Senate, House

Jay Evensen: The losers in Tuesday's election? Families

Editorial: The positive potential of divided government

Hatch, Lee ready to set Washington agenda

Love already making news as first black Republican woman in Congress


Editorial: STEM helps secure futures (Standard-Examiner)

Utah County carried Love to national history (Daily Herald)

The race is run: Election winners, losers weigh in on GOP sweep (SU Independent)

National Headlines

Obama on the Midterms: 'Obviously Republicans Had a Good Night' (National Journal)

Obama and G.O.P. Speak of Cooperation (New York Times)

Legalized marijuana spreads to two more states and D.C. Next up, California. (Christian Science Monitor)

GOP's big election night fuels shift toward 2016 (Associated Press)

Midterm election results could spell trouble for environmental issues, media report (Times-Picayune)

GOP-Controlled Senate Expected to Oppose Obama Energy Policies (Wall Street Journal)

Colorado gubernatorial race one bright spot for Democrats (MSNBC)

Midterm Political Ads That Worked, and Why (New York Times)

Sideshow Races: From Clay Aiken to 'Duck Dynasty' family member how'd they fare? (FOX News)

Obama 'would enjoy having some Kentucky bourbon' with McConnell (MSNBC)

Energy seen getting biggest boost from Republican Senate (Reuters)

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