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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - April 21, 2015
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. A new poll shows Gov. Gary Herbert would have no trouble in a potential head-to-head matchup with Rep. Jim Matheson in 2016. The governor's party is trying to depose him in court over the SB54 lawsuit.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 112
- Days to the 2015 election - 196
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 273
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 280
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 281
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 435
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 568
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Our new poll shows Governor Gary Herbert would handily beat Rep. Jim Matheson in a head-to-head matchup in 2016 [Utah Policy].
- The Utah GOP wants to depose Gov. Herbert in their lawsuit against SB54 [Fox 13].
- Bluffdale and Tooele County officials want the state to take over road projects in those respective areas that may be needed if the Utah State Prison is relocated [Tribune].
- A new audit slams the Jordanelle water district saying it has been poorly managed, and officials may have tried to obstruct the inquiry [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Midvale slag site has been removed from the EPA Superfund list almost a half-century sooner than expected [Tribune, ABC 4].
- Utahns quickly snap up tickets for the "Book of Mormon" musical's run in Salt Lake City later this summer [Fox 13, ABC 4, Deseret News].
- A new program will help Utahns fight drought by harvesting rainwater this summer [Utah Policy, Fox 13, Deseret News].
- A federal judge will not block a lawsuit brought by ranchers against the federal government demanding the removal of wild horse populations that they claim have become too large [Tribune].
- The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners are announced [Washington Post].
- Google is changing the way they deliver search results starting today. The search engine favor websites deemed "mobile friendly" over those that are not [Re/Code].
On this day in history:
- 1789 - John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States.
- 1836 - With the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" Texas forces under Sam Houston defeated the army of Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Texas.
- 1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, the German World War I ace known as "The Red Baron," was killed by allied fire over Vaux-sur-Somme, France.
- 2011 - John Ensign, R-Nevada, resigned his U.S. Senate seat amid a growing ethics scandal. Ensign admitted an affair with his former campaign treasurer.
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