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Thursday, May 8, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - May 8, 2014
UTA gives bonuses despite not reaching goals. Is there a link between air pollution and a rising rate of deaths among young children? The McCarthey family is "moderately interested" in re-acquiring the Salt Lake Tribune.
Thursday's Utah political news highlights:
- 47 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 180 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 263 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 544 days to the 2015 elections
- 620 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 915 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- The Utah Transit Authority awards partial bonuses to some executives even though they didn't reach the goals tied to those bonuses [Tribune].
- A routine audit finds that the Utah Transit Authority failed to renew the registration on some of their vehicles [Tribune].
- How should we interpret the numerous "legislative report cards" that grade the performance of Utah's lawmakers? [Utah Policy]
- Advocates worry that there's a link between pollution and the rising number of baby deaths in the Vernal area [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Sen. Orrin Hatch signs on to a measure designed to aid victims of child pornography [Deseret News].
- Concerns about drought conditions are growingin southern Utah [Tribune].
- Phil McCarthey says his family is "moderately interested" in buying back the Salt Lake Tribune [KUTV].
- Salt Lake County wants to take over control of the Utah Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City [Tribune].
- South Weber city councilman Michael Poff appears in court on felony communications fraud charges [Standard-Examiner].
- 1541 - Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River.
- 1884 - Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, was born.
- 1886 - Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invented the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola.
- 1945 - President Harry S. Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe.
- 1970 - The album "Let it Be" by the Beatles was released.
- 1973 - Militant American Indians who held the South Dakota town of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
- 1987 - Gary Hart withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after questions about his relationship with Donna Rice.
- 1999 - The Citadel, South Carolina's formerly all-male military school, graduated its first female cadet.
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