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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 1, 2014
Judges that will hear the Amendment 3 appeal named. Johnson withdraws from 4th Congressional District race. Herbert signs bill making "revenge porn" illegal.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 24 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 84 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 217 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 300 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 580 days to the 2015 elections
- 645 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 951 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- The three judge panel that will hear the Amendment 3 appeal is named [Tribune].
- Jennifer Johnson, a Republican candidate in Utah's 4th Congressional District, withdraws from the race [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A glitch at the state office caused some Utah Republican candidates getting incomplete delegate lists following last week's caucus meetings, which is fueling some conspiracy theories [Tribune].
- The race for House District 57 is heating up [Utah Policy].
- Gov. Gary Herbert signs a bill making "revenge porn" illegal [Tribune].
- The attorney for accused businessman Marc Sessions Jenson says the decision by the Attorney General's office to charge his client with fraud was politically motivated [Tribune].
- Utahns are frustrated by website problems on the final day to sign up for insurance under Obamacare [Standard-Examiner].
- 17 teachers in the Ogden School District have been asked to not return next year [ABC 4].
- The Pleasant Grove City Council has begun looking at a new building for the city's fire and police departments [Daily Herald].
- Neighbors around Pioneer Park are concerned by the growing number of transients in the park [Tribune].
- 1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York City.
- 1853 - Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay its firefighters a regular salary.
- 1933 - Nazi Germany began persecuting Jews with a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses.
- 1945 - American forces invade Okinawa during World War II.
- 1960 - The first weather satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral.
- 1970 - President Richard Nixon signed a measure banning cigarette advertising on radio and TV.
- 1976 - Apple Computer was founded.
- 1984 - Singer Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father.
- 1987 - President Ronald Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia "We've declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1."
- 2008 - The Pentagon made public a legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects.
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