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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - March 27, 2015
Dabakis could hand another term to Becker. One-third of farmworkers in Utah are undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Senate passes a GOP-backed budget.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 137
- Days to the 2015 election - 221
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 297
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 304
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 459
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 592
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- If Jim Dabakis jumps into the SLC mayoral race, it might hand Ralph Becker a third term in office [Tribune].
- Military veterans are making some noise about a plan to rename part of I-15 after former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart [Tribune].
- A new study says one in three farmworkers in Utah is an undocumented immigrant [Tribune].
- A BYU student claims he was evicted from an apartment complex because his roommates believed he was gay [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
- Nate Salazar is challenging Derek Kitchen for the Salt Lake City Council seat being vacated by Luke Garrott who is running for Mayor [Tribune].
- Park City gives the go-ahead to a plan to merge PCMR and the Canyons into one ski resort, which would be the country's largest [Tribune].
- The first show to play Salt Lake City's new Broadway-style theater will be "The Lion King" in 2017 [Deseret News].
- UDOT officials want to reduce the number of crashes that take place in highway work zones [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The U.S. Senate passes a Republican-backed budget plan that includes more than $5 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years [Reuters].
- Officials are still trying to figure out what to do with Granite High School which closed its doors in 2009 [ABC 4].
On this day in history:
- 1836 - The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio.
- 1886 - Apache leader Geronimo surrendered to U.S. federal authorities.
- 1964 - Alaska was rocked by a 9.2 magnitude earthquake, the largest in U.S. history.
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