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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 16, 2014
LDS Church leader meets with President Obama on immigration reform. Herbert says he's making progress on his Medicaid expansion alternative. Stewart opens up a big cash lead over Robles.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 9 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 69 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 201 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 285 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 565 days to the 2015 elections
- 630 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 936 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- LDS Church leader Dieter Uchtdorf joins a group of faith leaders who met with President Obama to discuss immigration reform [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Gov. Gary Herbert says he's making progress with the feds on his proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion [Tribune].
- Rep. Chris Stewart is starting to increase his cash advantage over his Democratic opponent, Luz Robles [Tribune].
- Prosecutors in the case against accused fraudster Jeremy Johnson are pushing for a trial [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The Salt Lake City Council tears into the Salt Lake Police Department for the backlogof unprocessed rape kits from sexual assault cases [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The University of Utahwill keep the "Ute" nickname under a new agreement with the Ute Indian Tribe [Standard-Examiner].
- Water managers warn a proposed oil pipeline between Salt Lake City and the Uintah Basin poses a significant risk to drinking water supplies [Tribune].
- 1789 - President-elect George Washington left his home in Mount Vernon for his inauguration in New York.
- 1917 - Lenin returned to Russia after 10 years in exile in Switzerland.
- 1962 - Walter Cronkite became anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."
- 1964 - The Rolling Stones released their debut album.
- 1972 - Apollo 16 lifted off on a mission to the moon.
- 1992 - The House ethics committee named 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.
- 2007 - A student opened fire on the campus of Virginia Tech, killing 32 people.
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