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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - May 5, 2015

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Clinton to call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Salt Lake City residents oppose plans to tax commuters who work but don't live in the city. UVU faculty upset President Matthew Holland signed a letter opposing same-sex marriage.

Countdown:

  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 98
  • Days to the 2015 election - 182
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 259
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 266
  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 267
  • Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 421
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election - 554

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. The Islamic State terror group ISIS claims responsibility for Sunday's gun attack on an anti-Muslim gathering in Texas [Fox News].
  2. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans call for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a campaign visit in Nevada [Washington Post].
  3. Mike Huckabee is set to join the GOP presidential race [New York Post].
  4. Salt Lake City residents would oppose plans to tax commuters who work but don't live in the city [Utah Policy].
  5. Who are the most conservative and most liberal lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill? [Utah Policy].
  6. A number of Utah Valley University professors are upset that President Matthew Holland signed on to a "friend of the court" brief opposing same-sex marriage [Tribune, KUTV].
  7. A new liquor ordering system is causing some heartburn among employees at the DABC [Tribune].
  8. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is set to announce the city's budget for next year [Deseret News].
  9. Becker names Brian Dale as the new Salt Lake City Fire Chief [Tribune, ABC 4].
  10. University of Utah professors unveil a new computer model to track air pollution in Salt Lake City [Deseret News, Fox 13, ABC 4].

On this day in history:

  • 1821 - Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile on the island of St. Helena.
  • 1925 - Biology teacher John Scopes was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in violation of Tennessee state law.
  • 1961 - Astronaut Alan Sheppard became the United States' first man in space in a brief sub-orbital flight from Cape Canaveral.
  • 1985 - President Ronald Reagan attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a military cemetary in Bitburg, West Germany. The visit drew worldwide condemnation because 49 members of the Waffen SS were buried there.


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