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Monday, June 23, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - June 23, 2014
Primary elections on tap for Tuesday. A Church hearing for the founder of Ordain Women did not come to a conclusion on Sunday. The Utah Attorney General's office to investigate the deal between the Tribune and Deseret News.
- Utah's 2014 primary election is tomorrow
- 134 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 217 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 498 days until the 2015 elections
- 574 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 869 days until the 2016 presidential election
Monday's top news stories:
- A church disciplinary council wants more time to decide the fate of Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Utah Attorney General's office plans to investigate the change in the operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The ghost of former Attorney General John Swallow hangs over tomorrow's Republican primary election between Rep. Dana Layton and former Rep. Brad Daw [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County Democrats are set to pick a nominee for auditor tomorrow while Republicans will hit the polls to choose a candidate for assessor [Tribune].
- Utah's anti-panhandling law could restrict political campaigns from holding "honk and wave" rallies [Daily Herald].
- The battle to be Utah's next Speaker of the House is shaping up to be a tight contest [Tribune].
- Utah's unemployment rate hits the lowest level since 2008 [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- State officials will hold a forum to discuss whether the state should ditch Daylight Savings Time [Utah Policy,Tribune, Daily Herald].
- Which Utah politician uses social media the best? [Utah Policy]
- Rep. Dixon Pitcher is floating a "three strikes" law for drivers who text behind the wheel [KSL].
- Utah has run outof the special decals allowing clean fuel vehicles to use the HOV lanes [Tribune].
- The owner of a small business alleges the Utah Transit Authority is misusing eminent domain law [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1868 - Christoper Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer"
- 1892 - Former President Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president at the party's convention in Chicago.
- 1947 - The Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, which allows the president to intervene in labor disputes.
- 1969 - Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States.
- 1972 - President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to hinder the FBI's investigation into the Watergate scandal.
- 2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan's School of Law affirmative action policy.
Today's World Cup schedule:
- Australia vs. Spain (10:00 am, ESPN2)
- Netherlands vs. Chile (10:00 am, ESPN)
- Croatia vs. Mexico (2:00 pm, ESPN)
- Cameroon vs. Brazil (2:00 pm, ESPN2)
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