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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - May 6, 2015
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is "National Nurses Day."
Becker calls for raises for city employees. A new site for the prison could be named next month. Most Salt Lake City residents like bike-only lanes on city streets.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 97
- Days to the 2015 election - 181
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 258
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 265
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 266
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 420
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 553
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker unveils his budget proposal for next year that calls for raises for city employees [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
- The Prison Relocation Commission could pick a new site for the facility next month [Deseret News].
- An audit says Utah water managers may be using flawed data to project future water supplies [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
- A legislative review shows the state's retirement system may have missed out in more than $1 billion in growth because managers were too busy avoiding financial risk [Tribune].
- A new poll shows most voters in Salt Lake City favor the creation of bike-only lanes on city streets, except for Republicans [Utah Policy].
- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announces he's running for President in 2016 [Fox News].
- Even though the speed limit on Wasatch Front freeways jumped to 70 mph, a new study shows drivers aren't going faster [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Dixie State University is revising its rules on free speech after students sued the school after they were forbidden from posting satirical photos of former President George W. Bush [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Investigators say the pilot in the fatal Germanwings crash practiced putting a plane into a rapid descent on a previous flight before intentionally crashing a plane killing 150 people on board [BBC].
- Contact lens companies are pushing back against a Utah law designed to protect 1-800 Contacts by prohibiting price fixing in contact lens sales [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1863 - Confederate forces commanded by Robert E. Lee routed Union troops at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
- 1882 - Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese immigrants from the United States for ten years.
- 1935 - The Works Progress Administration was established to provide work for the unemployed.
- 1937 - The German dirigible Hindenburg burst into flames while docking in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 people.
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