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Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - June 11, 2015
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.
Romney set to host GOP presidential hopefuls in Park City. Half of Utahns still think invading Iraq in 2003 was a good idea. The Salt Lake City Council approves putting more police on the streets.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 61
- Days to the 2015 election - 145
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 222
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 229
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 230
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 384
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 517
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- Mitt Romney is set to host some 2016 GOP presidential contenders at his annual Park City Summit [The Hill, Deseret News, Tribune].
- New Hampshire Republicans are rebelling against Fox News' criteria for deciding which candidates get on the stage for the first primary debate in August [Politico].
- Half of Utahns still support the 2003 invasion of Iraq even though the justification for military action was based on faulty intelligence [Utah Policy].
- The U.S. Senate confirms John Huber as the new U.S. Attorney for Utah [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The Salt Lake City Council approves extra funding to put more police officers on the street [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
- Outdoor adventure companies that hold federal permits are worried they may be mandated to raise salaries under an Obama administration executive order [Tribune, ABC 4].
- Journalists are trying to shake loose the details of the deal between Utah State University and Maverik over naming rights to the school's football stadium [Tribune].
- Tuesday's raids that shut down massage parlors may be the biggest anti-human trafficking operation in Utah's history [Fox 13].
- Google Fiber begins construction in Salt Lake City [Fox 13, ABC 4, KUER].
- Salt Lake City is looking to crack down on price gouging by taxis at Salt Lake International Airport [KUER].
On this day in history:
- 1776 - John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman were appointed by the Continental Congress to write a declaration of independence for the American colonies from England.
- 1963 - Facing federalized Alabama National Guard troops, Gov. George Wallace ended his blockade of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and allowed two African-Americans to enroll.
- 1987 - Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win three consecutive terms.
- 1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down an anti-flag-burning law passed by Congress the year before.
- 1994 - After 49 years, the Russian military occupation of what had been East Germany ended with the departure of the Red Army from Berlin.
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