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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. There are two days left in 2015.
Trump sharpens his attacks on the Clintons. 75% of Americans are angry with the way the country is being governed. Candidates can begin gathering signatures to get on Utah's 2016 ballot on Monday.
- 27 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 34 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 42 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (2/9/2016)
- 72 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 84 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 116 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 182 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 315 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- A Cleveland grand jury declines to indict two cops who killed 12-year old Tamir Rice, who had a toy gun [NBC News, Associated Press].
- Donald Trump is stepping up his attacks on Bill and Hillary Clinton [ABC News].
- A new poll shows 75% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, and 69% say they are angry about the direction of the country [CNN].
- This week's cold temperatures means worsening air quality is on the way [Deseret News].
- Utah political candidates can start gathering signatures to get on the 2016 ballot on Monday [KUER].
- Salt Lake County Council member Aimee Winder Newton discusses her efforts to create a "large county caucus" [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake City reverses course on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The city now supports the plan after initially joining a lawsuit against it [Tribune].
- A judge's ruling recognizes a common-law same-sex marriage, the first of its kind in Utah [Tribune].
- The number of people stopped by police for texting while driving has increased markedly [Associated Press].
- Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who was sentenced to probation for a drunken-driving wreck that killed four people after claiming his wealthy parents coddled him so much he couldn't understand the consequences of his actions, has been taken into custody in Mexico [Fort Worth Star-Telegram, CBS News].
On this day in history:
- 1170 - Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in England.
- 1845 - Texas became the 28th state.
- 1890 - More than 200 Native American men, women and children were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek, S.D.
- 1975 - A terrorist bomb exploded at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring 75.
- 1989 - Playwright Vaclav Havel was elected president of Czechoslovakia, becoming the first non-Communist to hold the post in more than four decades.
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