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Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - December 4, 2014
Congress works to avoid another shutdown. 6 possible sites for the new Utah State Prison are unveiled. Utah sues to stop Obama's executive action on immigration.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 53
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 98
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 250
- Days to the 2015 election - 334
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 410
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 705
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- Protests erupt nationwide after a grand jury declines to indict a New York police officer whose choke hold on Eric Garner resulted in the unarmed black man's death [New York Times].
- Congress and the White House consider a plan to avert another government shutdown [Politico].
- The Prison Relocation Commission unveils six potential sites for the new Utah State Prison location [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Utah lawmakers chew on a new report about the potential benefits and risks of wresting control of public lands from the federal government [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Utah joins 16 other states in a legal challenge over President Obama's executive actions on immigration [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert proposes a ban on wood burning from November to March [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Gov. Herbert says hydraulic fracking in Utah has not harmed the environment [Deseret News].
- Rep. Dean Sanpei is tapped as the House Chair of the Executive Appropriations Committee [Utah Policy].
- The romantic relationship between Salt Lake City Council members Erin Mendenhall and Kyle LaMalfa comes under more scrutiny [City Weekly].
- A federal appeals court rules Florida's plan to drug test welfare applicants is unconstitutional [Miami Herald].
On this day in history:
- 1783 - Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
- 1945 - The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations.
- 1978 - Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco's first woman mayor when she was named to replace George Moscone, who had been assassinated.
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