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Friday, April 18, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 18, 2014
Utah's population set to explode. The number of wildfires in the west is on the rise.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 7 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 67 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 199 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 283 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 563 days to the 2015 elections
- 628 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 934 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- A new study says Utah will double its population by 2050 [Tribune].
- A Republican candidate for Utah County Commission, who is likely to win, has several bankruptcies and a theft conviction in his background [Tribune, Daily Herald].
- Researchers say wildfires are on the rise in the western U.S. [Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert says his recently completed trade mission to Mexico will pay dividends for the state [Tribune].
- Herbert helps kick off the festivities at Salt Lake Comic Con [Utah Policy].
- The new head of the IRS stops in Ogden and tells workers there they will have to do more with less [Standard-Examiner, Tribune].
- 1775 - Paul Revere began his ride from Charlestown to Lexington warning that the British were coming.
- 1906 - A major earthquake hit San Francisco, killing more than 3,000 people.
- 1946 - The League of Nations went out of business
- 1955 - Physicist Albert Einstein died at the age of 76.
- 1978 - The U.S. Senate voted to hand control of the Panama Canal to the Panamanians on Dec. 31, 1999.
- 2007 - The Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on partial-birth abortion.
- 2012 - American Bandstand host Dick Clark died at the age of 82.
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