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Friday, June 20, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - June 20, 2014
Plans for relocating the Utah State Prison moving forward. Ex-police officer charged with manslaughter. Lawsuit claims Salt Lake City's parking kiosks violate city code.
- 4 days to Utah's 2014 primary election
- 137 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 220 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 501 days until the 2015 elections
- 577 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 872 days until the 2016 presidential election
Friday's Utah political news highlights:
- The committee tasked with finding a new site for the Utah State Prison plans to have a recommendation ready for lawmakers in time for the 2015 session in January [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill charged an ex-West Valley City police officer with manslaughter in the shooting death of Danielle Willard [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A lawsuit says Salt Lake City's electronic parking kiosks violate city code [Tribune].
- A number of Utah's Congressional delegation are supplementing their income by authoring books [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake County GOP chooses Dale Ash as their new chair [Utah Politico Hub].
- A judge orders Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings into mediation in order to find a solution to their legal dispute [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A judge plans to dismiss the massive fraud case against Rick Koerber because prosecutors failed to comply withthe Speedy Trial Act [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1782 - The Great Seal of the United States was adopted.
- 1863 - West Virginia became the 35th state.
- 1893 - A jury found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.
- 1963 - The United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot line between the two superpowers.
- 1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.
- 1994 - O.J. Simpson pleaded innocent in the killings of his ex-wife, Nichole, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
- 1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to a massive settlement in exchange for relief from mounting lawsuits and legal bills.
- 2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that executing mentally retarded murderers was unconstitutionally cruel.
World Cup schedule:
- Italy vs. Costa Rica (10:00 am, ESPN)
- Switzerland vs. France (1:00 pm, ESPN)
- Honduras vs. Ecuador (4:00 pm, ESPN)
- Argentina vs. Iran (10:00 am, ESPN)
- Germany vs. Ghana (1:00 pm, ESPN)
- Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina (4:00 pm, ESPN)
- Belgium vs. Russia (10:00 am, ABC)
- South Korea vs. Algeria (1:00 pm, ABC)
- United States vs. Portugal (4:00 pm, ESPN)
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