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Monday, April 27, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - April 27, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. It's "National Prime Rib" day. Salt Lake City residents say life in the city has remained the same or improved over the last five years. Gov. Gary Herbert heads to Washington for negotiations over Medicaid expansion. A Mitt Romney confidant is trying to find a challenger for Mike Lee in 2016.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 106
- Days to the 2015 election - 190
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 267
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 274
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 275
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 429
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 562
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Salt Lake City residents mostly say life in the city is the same or better than it was five years ago [Utah Policy].
- Mitt Romney's money man is actively trying to find someone to run against Sen. Mike Lee in 2016 [Deseret News].
- Gov. Gary Herbert will meet with Obama administration officials in Washington, D.C. this week for negotiations over Medicaid expansion [Deseret News].
- The Hillary Clinton campaign will have a presence in Utah [Tribune, ABC 4].
- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a same-sex marriage case on Tuesday [Tribune].
- Utah residents reach out to survivors of the massive earthquake in Nepal [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
- National Park tourism pumped more than $700 million into Utah's economy last year [Deseret News].
- Salt Lake City's Hive Pass offering discounts on mass transit for residents will continue for another year, but not without changes [Tribune].
- Utah plans to invest more than $50 million in an Oakland, California port to help the state export coal mined in the Beehive State [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A West Jordan City Councilman voted to create a high-paying job in the city's public works department and then resigned his office to take the newly-created position [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1521 - Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in the Philippines.
- 1937 - The first Social Security payment was made in the United States.
- 1965 - Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow died at age 57.
- 2011 - President Barack Obama produced his Hawaii birth certificate to bury the issue of where he was born.
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Editorial: City and county should stick with Mountain Accord (Park Record)
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In Iowa, GOP field stresses opposition to same-sex marriage (Politico)
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Republicans push Senate Dems toward hard votes on Iran (The Hill)
Clinton Foundation admits 'mistakes' (The Hill)
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Gay Marriage Goes Before US Supreme Court (Voice of America)
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