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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - April 14, 2015
Good Tuesday morning!
Utahns mostly like the work lawmakers did in the 2015 session. LDS Church joins with other faiths to ask the Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage. UTA execs will get bonuses this year.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 119
- Days to the 2015 election - 203
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 280
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 287
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 288
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 442
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 575
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- A new poll shows Utahns mostly give lawmakers a good final grade for their work during the 2015 legislature [Utah Policy].
- The LDS Church joins with other faiths in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against legalized same-sex marriage [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A married lesbian couple is suing to force the state to recognize both of them as legal parents to their newborn child [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Utah Transit Authority executives will get bonuses this year, but the board couldn't decide just how much [Tribune].
- Former Attorney General John Swallow will probably get his state-funded pension when he retires even if he ends up being convicted [Tribune].
- EnergySolutions is slowing down their plan to store depleted uranium at its Clive landfill because after state regulators raise concerns [Tribune].
- Whoops! Sen. Jim Dabakis forgot to lock down some domain names for his SLC Mayoral campaign [Fox 13, Tribune].
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is asking residents to be careful about how they use water this summer [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Payson City officials are imposing water restrictions on residents due to drought [Fox 13].
- The Utah Pride Center is sponsoring a new Girl Scout troop [ABC 4].
On this day in history:
- 1828 - Noah Webster published his "American Dictionary of the English Language."
- 1865 - John Wilkes Booth shot U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington. Lincoln died the next morning.
- 1902 - J.C. Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyo.
- 1912 - The British liner Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and began to sink.
Today At Utah Policy
|Lee Slams Obama's Approach to Iran|
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Sen. Mike Lee discussesIran, his literary influences, and thethreat of a possible Josh Romney 2016 primary challenge....
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Adapt and move on, Utah GOP
Swallow likely to get his state pension whatever happens in criminal case
Rolly: Late funding for Orem school, delayed wine order for Salt Lake deli
UTA brass will get bonuses, but how much remains a mystery
Oh, what a tangled Web - Dabakis site sends viewers to rival Biskupski's page
Mormons, Catholics suffered for their faith and now fight bias together, archbishop says
EnergySolutions pauses plan to dispose of nation's depleted uranium in Utah landfill
Mormon church joins other faiths in asking U.S. Supreme Court for same-sex marriage ban
ACLU, lesbian moms sue for equal parental recognition rights in Utah
Salt Lake City issues water-shortage advisory
Op-ed: Responsible payday loans are valuable credit option
Ralph Hancock: Religious freedom and the religion of 'nondiscrimination'
Editorial: With no injunction for SB54, state GOP leaders need to follow the spirit of compromise and let the bill do its work
LDS Church, other religions urge Supreme Court to favor traditional marriage
Mayor Becker urges wise water use, warns of city shortage
Depleted uranium bound for Utah desert?
Poll: Strong approval ratings for Utah's GOP governor, senators
Married lesbian couple sues Utah to be recognized as legal parents of daughter
Church joins with other faiths urging Supreme Court ruling against gay marriage (Daily Herald)
New valley road funding could reach close to $1 million (Logan Herald Journal)
GOP targets Hillary Clinton's years at State (Politico)
Chelsea's Invisible Hand (Politico)
With a generational pitch, Rubio looks to bridge GOP divide (Politico)
Obama pleads with Jewish groups to back Iran deal (The Hill)
Obama threatens veto of Wall St. reform tweaks (The Hill)
Rubio launches White House bid: Time for 'our generation to lead' (The Hill)
Next GOP superstar? Why it's time to take a serious look at Carly Fiorina (FOX News)
Hillary Clinton outreach effort frustrates supporters (Politico)
Hillary Clinton's Credibility Problem (Daily Caller)
Hillary Clinton's van tour to Iowa (CBS News)
Marco and Hillary jump in. Do presidential campaign announcements matter anymore? (Christian Science Monitor)
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