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Friday, June 13, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - June 13, 2014
Infighting hindered Swallow probe. Utah's spending on students got worse during the Great Recession. Mitt Romney hosting a retreat for high-profile Republicans.
Friday's Utah political news highlights:
- 11 days to Utah's 2014 primary election
- 144 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 227 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 508 days until the 2015 elections
- 584 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 879 days until the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Squabbling and territorial disputes between investigatorsmay have hindered the Legislature's John Swallow investigation [Tribune].
- A new analysis says Utah's last-in-the-nation fell even further during the great recession [Tribune].
- Utah's Democrats are having a laugh because they received campaign mailers from Mia Love [Tribune].
- Mitt Romney is hosting a retreat for high-profile Republicans this weekend at Deer Valley [Deseret News].
- Bob Bernick says conspiracy theories surrounding the future of the Salt Lake Tribune are hurting any efforts to preserve the paper [Utah Policy].
- The next step in building the downtown convention hotel is finding a developer [Tribune].
- 3 Salt Lake City Council members announce they are going to skip the Days of '47 Parade [Tribune].
- Scott Anderson argues it's time for Congress to act on immigration reform [Deseret News].
- Ogden City is proposing to spend $5.9 million on building a business park in West Ogden [Standard-Examiner].
- The redevelopment of the Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City has become a rousing success [Tribune].
World Cup Schedule:
- 1900 - China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted.
- 1966 - The Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police.
- 1967 - President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1971 - The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers.
- 1983 - The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system as it crossed the orbit of Neptune.
- 1994 - A jury in Alaska blamed recklessness by Exxon Corp. and Capt. Joseph Hazlewood for the Exxon Valdez disaster.
- 1996 - An 81-day standoff ended as 16 members of the anti-government Freemen group surrendered to the FBI.
- 1997 - A jury voted to give the death penalty to Timothy McVeigh for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
- 2005 - Singer Michael Jackson was acquitted on charges of molesting a 13-year old boy at his Neverland ranch.
- Mexico vs. Cameroon (10:00 am, ESPN2)
- Spain vs. Netherlands (1:00 pm, ESPN)
- Chile vs. Austrailia (4:00 pm, ESPN2)
- Colombia vs. Greece (10:00 am, ABC)
- Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (1:00 pm, ABC)
- England vs. Italy (4:00 pm, ESPN)
- Ivory Coast vs. Japan (7:00 pm, ESPN)
- Switzerland vs. Ecuador (10:00 am, ABC)
- France vs. Honduras (1:00 pm, ABC)
- Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina (4:00 pm, ESPN)
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