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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - April 29, 2015
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is "National Zipper Day" to celebrate the invention of the zipper in 1913.
A curfew in Baltimore helped calm down the civil unrest overnight. The Supreme Court hears arguments on same sex marriage while advocates on both sides of the issue rally in Salt Lake City. A new poll shows Salt Lake City's new parking meters could be an issue in this year's election.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 104
- Days to the 2015 election - 188
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 265
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 272
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 273
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 427
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 560
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- The streets of Baltimore were mostly quiet overnight as a curfew got most of the protestors off the street [Reuters].
- The Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage yesterday, but observers say it's hard to predict which way the court will go on the issue [New York Times, ABC 4, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Both sides on the same-sex marriage issue rally in Salt Lake City [Deseret News, Tribune, Daily Herald].
- Our latest poll shows the much maligned parking kiosks in Salt Lake City could become a potent political issue in this year's mayoral election [Utah Policy].
- Provo Businessman Alex Dunn declines to run against Sen. Mike Lee in 2016 despite being recruited for the race by one of Mitt Romney's former advisors [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Utah Prison Relocation Commission announces a series of three open houses for the public to discuss potential sites for the new facility [Utah Policy, ABC 4, Deseret News, Fox 13].
- Rep. Jon Cox says it's time for Utah Republicans to stop the infighting over SB54 [Utah Policy].
- Sen. Karen Mayne unloads on the DABC for alleged mistreatment of workers [Tribune, Fox 13].
- Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart launch a group to look at how to transfer control of federal lands to states [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Salt Lake City reduces the number of chronic homeless in the city by 91% over the past decade [Tribune, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1913 - Gideon Sundbach was issued a patent for the zipper.
- 1945 - U.S. troops liberated 32,000 prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp near Munich, Germany.
- 1975 - U.S. military helicopters evacuated hundreds of American civilians and military support personnel from Saigon the day before North Vietnamese overran the city.
- 1992 - Rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four white police officers of nearly all charges in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King.
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Editorial: Taxpayers shouldn't fund Utah State's athletic arms race
Nashville officials visiting SLC for ideas on transit, planning
Bishop Wester: Immigration reform may require reforming ourselves first
West Jordan Councilman denounces 'abuse of power' in city government
Mike Lee dodges potential challenger with Romney ties
Utah legislator blasts liquor agency leaders over treatment of employees
Utahns react to same-sex marriage arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court
Bishop, Stewart launch action group for states to take over federal lands
Utah's chronic homeless numbers drop from 1,932 to 178 in 10 years
Utahn who organized ATV ride through Recapture Canyon wants to keep mention of guns, militias out of trial
Utahns rally for and against same-sex marriage
Rolly: Utah cop who refused Pride Parade duty finds a home with Sutherland Institute
Richard Davis: State GOP is excluding Utah voters from presidential primary
Editorial: Utah's 'Housing First' decreases chronic homelessness in first decade
Chronic homelessness in Utah down 91 percent under decade-long 'Housing First' initiative
League of Women Voters honors Lockhart, Granite Technical Institute
Nashville looks to Salt Lake City as transit, immigration leader
Provo businessman declines push to run against Sen. Mike Lee
Outcome of same-sex marriage case hard to predict
Stewart, Bishop launch group to take land from feds
Garland mayor fires first woman police chief in Utah, says department was ineffective
Opposing sides of same-sex marriage rally as Supreme Court deliberates
Report: Tourists spend record $7.5 billion in Utah (Daily Herald)
Editorial: Quit trying to undermine SB54 (Standard-Examiner)
Utah groups sue state over Woods Cross refinery permit (Standard-Examiner)
State says Utah chronic homelessness at 'functional zero' (Standard-Examiner)
Budget still blocked by Corker over 'gimmick' (Politico)
Justices rattle both sides on same-sex marriage (Politico)
Thousands of new Lerner emails found (The Hill)
Maryland governor: 'Things are going to be different' in Baltimore (The Hill)
Justices torn on gay marriage (The Hill)
Back in Baltimore, O'Malley seeks healing, could face political fallout (Washington Post)
In Baltimore, Peaceful Protests Resume After Riots (Voice of America)
Bernie Sanders to announce 2016 intentions on Thursday (CNN)
Commission approves policy for Los Angeles police body cameras (Reuters)
US Supreme Court to consider challenge to execution drug (Associated Press)
Boston Marathon bomber's defense lawyers say older brother controlled him (Los Angeles Times)
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