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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - May 21, 2014
Love and Owens debate for the first time. Herbert says Utah's economy is creating jobs at a breakneck pace. Salt Lake County to build new District Attorney offices.
Wednesday's Utah political news highlights:
- 34 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 167 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 250 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 531 days to the 2015 elections
- 607 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 902 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- The first debate between Doug Owens and Mia Love turns testy at times [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, Daily Herald].
- Gov. Gary Herbert says the state will reach his goal of 100,000 new jobs 5-6 months earlier than projected[Utah Policy].
- A federal judge strikes down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage, meaning gay marriage is now legal in every state in the northeast [National Journal].
- Utah has about $3.5 billion in outstanding debt, but that number is shrinking slowly [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County officials announce they are purchasing land from the LDS Church to build new offices for the District Attorney [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Bureau of Land Management pulls in nearly $3 million from an auction of oil and gas leases in Utah [Tribune].
- 1542 - Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold on the banks of the Mississippi River.
- 1832 - The first Democratic National Convention got underway in Baltimore.
- 1881 - Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.
- 1927 - Charles Lindbergh landed his plain near Paris, completing the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
- 1932 - Amelia Earhart completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a woman.
- 1956 - The United State exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
- 1979 - Former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White was convicted in the shooting deaths of mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.
- 1980 - "The Empire Strikes Back," the second movie in the "Star Wars" series, was released.
- 1991 - Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber.
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