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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - May 13, 2014
"Count My Vote" gears up to defend against a legal challenge. The BLM may press charges against protestors who drove into Recapture Canyon over the weekend. Okerlund not sure he's physically up for another term in Senate leadership.
Tuesday's Utah political news highlights:
- 42 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 175 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 258 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 539 days to the 2015 elections
- 615 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 910 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Organizers of the "Count My Vote" group are getting ready to defend the compromise reached with lawmakers from a legal challenge [Deseret News].
- The Bureau of Land Management is weighing possible charges against the protestors who rode ATV's into Recapture Canyon over the weekend [Daily Herald].
- Despite the legislature passing a measure prohibiting Utah from complying with the REAL ID Act, the state has passed a number of separate laws that accomplish just that [Tribune].
- Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund says he's not sure he will run for another term in that position [Utah Policy].
- Homelessness in Utah falls 10-percent from last year [Deseret News].
- The BLMis set to unveil their plan to lease land for energy exploration near Moab [Deseret News].
- The Salt Lake County Council comes down on the side of preserving open space along the Jordan River [Tribune].
- The Environmental Protection Agency announces a financial settlement with Chevron for a number of oil spills in Utah [Tribune].
- Utah leaders kick off their annual campaign to foster respect on the roads for cyclists [Tribune].
- 1607 - An English colony was settled at Jamestown in what is now Virginia.
- 1846 - The United States declared a state of war existed against Mexico.
- 1958 - Vice President Richard Nixon's limousine was attacked withrocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
- 1981 - Pope John Paul II was shot in St. Peter's Square by a Turkish assailant.
- 1985 - Philadelphia police dropped an explosive onto the headquarters of the radical group MOVE; 11 people died in the resulting fire.
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