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Friday, May 15, 2015
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Top Things You Need to Know for Friday - May 15, 2015
Happy Friday! Another work week done. Have a great weekend. Here are today’s highlights:
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 88
- Days to the 2015 election - 172
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 249
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 256
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 257
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 411
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 544
Fridayday's top headlines:
-- 51 percent of Republicans think GOP Chair James Evans should be re-elected (Utah Policy).
-- Gov. Gary Herbert is keeping an open mind on legalizing medical marijuana for medical purposes (Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News).
-- Herbert says the 'civil war' within Utah GOP ranks is unhealthy and needs to be resolved (Associated Press).
-- Paul Rolly spotlights the upcoming fight-for-charity between Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield (Salt Lake Tribune).
-- An outside consultant says Salt Lake City's homeless services are disorganized and dysfunctional (Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News).
-- The Utah Women’s Leadership Institute gets off to a rousing start (Utah Policy, Tribune).
-- Greg Bell says minority graduation improvements are impressive, but Utah has much work ahead to create education excellence (Deseret News).
On this day in history:
- 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issued the papal bull ad exstirpanda, authorizing torture of heretics
- 1869 - National Woman Suffrage Association was founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- 1937 - Madeleine Albright, America’s first female secretary of state, is born Maria Jana Korbelova in Prague, Czechoslovakia
- 1940 - McDonald's opened its first restaurant, in San Bernardino CA
Today At Utah Policy
|By 2050, Utah Will Have Almost 1 Million Students|
There are more than 600,000 students in the state's public schools. That population is expected to grow 64 percent by 2050, when Utah will have almost a million students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Higher education will experience similarly robust growth.Yet Utah...
|Prison Relocation Chairs To Attend Open House, Q&A Sessions|
Events Set for Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah CountiesThe co-chairs of the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) will attend and participate in the three informational meetings hosted by the PRC. Events will be held in Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah counties, home o...
|Businesses Take Challenge to Elevate Women|
A new Utah organization, the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) got off to a rousing start Thursday afternoon with dozens of major Utah businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions taking the challenge to elevate more women into leadership ranks. Of ...
|Herbert Keeping Open Mind on Medical Marijuana|
GOP Gov. Gary Herbert seemed to open the door Thursday a bit on legalizing medical marijuana in Utah – an idea that was killed in the 2015 Legislature.In his monthly KUED TV Channel 7 press conference with local reporters, Herbert – who himself was stru...
|Mike Lee to Boycott ABC News?|
After formerDemocratic Party operative, now televisionanchor George Stephanopoulos admits to donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, Mike Lee's communication director says the Utah senator won't appear on ABC until Stephanopoulos "recuses himself from all2016 presidentia...
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes-- Utah Hike of the week: Stansbury Island Interactive Trail -- For the latest wildlife news and information and the fishing report visit the?DWR websiteWeekend EventsNew Films-- Dior and I: Tribune review-- Far From the Madding Crowd: Tribune review-- Gett: The...
|Lee Commends House Passage of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015|
Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after a sweeping, bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to approve the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015, a bill that would end the government’s dragnet collection of Americans’ data under Se...
"The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family." Lee Iacocca Brainy Quote
Someone else bought 'CarlyFiorina.org' and posted 30,000 sad emoticons to represent all the people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard. I haven't seen that many sad, blank faces in one place since the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight." Jimmy Fallon Political Humor