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Monday, October 20, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - October 20, 2014
Utahns are becoming more accepting of same-sex marriage. Swallow and Shurtleff due in court. Are the new SAGE report cards too complicated?
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 15
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 98
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 143
- Days to the 2015 election - 379
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 455
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 750
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Our latest poll shows Utahns are becoming more accepting of same-sex marriage following the Supreme Court decision which legalized the practice in Utah [Utah Policy].
- Former A.G.'s John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are due in court Monday [Deseret News].
- A new survey pegs Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney as the frontrunners for their respective party nominations in 2016 [ABC News].
- Rep. Rob Bishop has donated a quarter of his campaign cash to the Republican National Congressional Committee which helps GOP candidates win elections nationwide [Tribune].
- Utah education officials worry that report cards for the new SAGE testing may be too complicated for parents to understand [Tribune].
- Utah's jobless rate stays steady at 3.5% as the state adds 47,600 jobs last month [Deseret News].
- Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt is skeptical a travel ban would help stop the spread of Ebola [Tribune].
- Utahns rally to convince lawmakers to pass Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion alternative [Deseret News].
- All of Salt Lake City's top planners have left employment at City Hall with few explanations as to why [Tribune].
- Property taxes are skyrocketing for some Utahns [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1803 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
- 1947 - The House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence in the motion picture industry.
- 1973 - Special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus were fired and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson resigned in the so-called Saturday Night Massacre.
- 2011 - Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed by revolutionary fighters.
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Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: UTA's use of reserves reflects sound planning
Op-ed: Hatch deserves praise for long history of helping children
Op-ed: 'One Wasatch' would show that Europe got it right
Op-ed: The best school-reform ideas come from educators
Editorial: Fix, don't toss, Utah's job-luring program
Editorial: UTA is stuck in low gear
Rep. Bishop gave away a quarter of his campaign cash
Salt Lake City's top planners are gone, but mystery remains
Why Dem Robles seeks GOP allies - 'it gets things done'
Are your property taxes going up? Some Utahns have it worse
Mia's gotta Love it: Forecasters predict a GOP sweep in Utah's House races
Homeless in Salt Lake City: 'I like living outside'
Veteran facing newcomer for Horiuchi's at-large seat
New Utah report cards: Too complex to hand to parents
No 'sigh of relief' yet for Utah's homeless
Will Utah end chronic homelessness in 2015?
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our frank opinion on Utah ballot proposals
John Florez: Let the state school board do its job
Drew Clark: Critics of Utah's low-tax, business-friendly policies miss the mark
Robert Bennett: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's book depicts lost Obama
Editorial: Where has the family values agenda gone?
Editorial: School reformers should study what works in other countries
Commissioner pleads not guilty to charges stemming from ATV protest ride
Sean Reyes is working to lift dark cloud from attorney general's office
Charles Stormont wants to eliminate politics from attorney general's office
Utahns urge lawmakers to pass Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion alternative
5 candidates vie for Utah's 3rd Congressional District
1st District race features Donna McAleer challenging Rob Bishop again
Ex-A.G.s John Swallow, Mark Shurtleff due in court Monday; now both want separate trials
Editorial: Rob Bishop for U.S. Congress (Standard-Examiner)
Weber legislative races in play, but county slots mostly settled (Standard-Examiner)
North Ogden approves contract with Godfrey (Standard-Examiner)
Donna McAleer challenges the 'guardian of gridlock' (Park Record)
Statehouse opponents, at a minimum, disagree on $7.25 per hour (Park Record)
Obama's standing with women hurts Senate Dems (Politico)
Anatomy of an Obama cave (Politico)
Praise, criticism for Obama's Ebola czar pick (The Hill)
NIH official firm in opposition to travel ban (The Hill)
'Clinton Democrats' falling flat (The Hill)
Republican Pollster Takes Lessons Learned in 2012 to Senate Races (New York Times)
Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election (New York Times)
Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate (New York Times)
Ebola is 'disaster of our generation' says aid agency (AFP)
Mitt Romney doubles up on GOP field in 2016 poll (The Week)
Fauci tries to calm US after missteps on Ebola, amid concerns Americans have lost faith (FOX News)
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