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Friday, April 11, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 11, 2014
Judges hear arguments in Amendment 3 appeal. U.S. Attorney for Utah announces his retirement. The Tribune lays off more employees.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 14 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 74 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 207 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 290 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 570 days to the 2015 elections
- 635 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 941 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Federal judges hear arguments in the Amendment 3 appeal [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The decision in the Amendment 3 case could take 6 weeks or longer [KSL].
- Here's a rundown of the possible outcomes from the Amendment 3 appeal [Tribune].
- David Barlow, the U.S. Attorney for Utah, says he will step down this summer [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A Florida-based group denies sending out a letter critical of candidates in the contest for the GOP nomination in House District 57 [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake Tribune lays off another 8 employees and announces the elimination of its Saturday stand-alone religion section[Tribune,Deseret News].
- Bob Bernick laments the sad turn of events in the Utah media [Utah Policy].
- Former Utah lawmaker and lobbyist Art Kimball passes away [Tribune].
- Some GOP heavy-hitters are coming to Utah for the Western Republican Leadership Conference later this month [Deseret News].
- Davis County GOP chairman Phill Wright says an ethics complaint against him made by another party officer has been dismissed [Standard-Examiner].
- A new study says fewer Utah kids are going without health insurance coverage [Deseret News, Tribune].
- 1814 - Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.
- 1898 - President William McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain.
- 1899 - The treaty ending the Spanish-American Was declared in effect.
- 1921 - Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
- 1945 - American soldiers liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp.
- 1970 - The Apollo 13 mission blasted off. It was cut short after an explosion disabled the spacecraft.
- 2002 - U.S. Rep. James Trafficant was convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks.
- 2006 - Iran announced it had enriched uranium on a small scale for the first time.
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