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Monday, May 18, 2015
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Top Things You Need to Know for Monday - May 18, 2015
Welcome to Monday: International Museum Day, and Visit Your Relatives Day. So go say hi to your grandpa. Here are news highlights for a rainy Monday:
--Envision Utah solicits feedback from Utah residents on how to combat air pollution (Deseret News).
--The Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission looks for a prison site that's isolated but not too remote (Deseret News).
--Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield go a few rounds in their charity boxing match (Salt Lake Tribune).
--Wastewater from Kennecott Copper may threaten the Great Salt Lake ecosystem (Salt Lake Tribune).
--According to projected growth rates, Utah will take on 50,000 new college students over the next 10 years (Deseret News).
--Pignanelli & Webb discuss a GOP poll, new laws, and comment on Utah’s more moderate image (Deseret News).
--Natalie Gochnour comments on Economist article calling Utah a model for constructive conservatism (Deseret News).
--Rep. Jake Anderegg tells why he voted against Healthy Utah and likely will again (Salt Lake Tribune).
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 85
- Days to the 2015 election - 169
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 246
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 253
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 254
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 408
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 541
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|Truth Committee Liked by Republicans, but Opposed Overall|
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|Bishop Looks to Overhaul ESA|
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|By 2050, Utah Will Have Almost 1 Million Students|
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|Prison Relocation Chairs To Attend Open House, Q&A Sessions|
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|Businesses Take Challenge to Elevate Women|
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|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
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