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Monday, May 19, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - May 19, 2014
Will Utah bring back the firing squad? Rep. Ken Ivory's all-consuming quest to gain control of public lands. Utah Supreme Court halts same-sex adoptions.
Monday's Utah political news highlights:
- 36 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 169 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 252 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 533 days to the 2015 elections
- 609 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 904 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- The Utah Supreme Court halts same-sex adoptions in the state pending the outcome of the Amendment 3 court appeal [Deseret News].
- Rep. Paul Ray wants Utah to reinstate the firing squad following a botched execution in Oklahoma last month [Deseret News].
- Rep. Ken Ivory's quest to wrest control of public lands from the federal government has become his signature issue, and his livelihood [Tribune].
- A GOP call center in Provo aims to help Republicans across the country win elections come November [Deseret News].
- Utah's unemployment rate hits a five-year low [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Which local paper has the largest circulation? [Tribune]
- The University of Utah is $400 million behind on repairs to buildings on campus [Deseret News].
- The University of Utah says they will keep their "Red Zone" stores open through 2017 [Tribune].
- Anti-education groups may be gaining influence on the State Board of Education [Tribune].
- A new memorial to Utah's servicemen and women is unveiled in front of the Sandy City Hall [Utah Policy].
- 1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery.
- 1588 - The Spanish Armada set sail for England.
- 1643 - The colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Harbor formed the New England Confederation.
- 1925 - Black Muslim leader Malcolm X was born in Omaha, Nebraska.
- 1962 - Actress Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy during a fundraiser in New York.
- 1967 - The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Britain banning nuclear weapons from outer space.
- 1992 - The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
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