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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - August 26, 2014
Utah fighting a decision that they need to hold a new election in a Millard County Commission race. Utahns don't know what they want out of the state's education system. Utah Debate Commision names moderators.
- 70 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 153 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 434 days until the 2015 elections
- 510 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 805 days to the 2016 presidential election
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Utah officials plan to ask the Utah Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling that Millard County has to hold a new primary election in a County Commission race [Tribune].
- A new poll shows Utahns aren't quite sure what they want from the state's education system [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake County is searching for a developer for the convention center hotel in downtown Salt Lake City [Tribune].
- The Utah Debate Commission names veteran journalists Ken Verdoia and Barbara Smith and BYU political scientist David Magelby as moderators for this fall's political debates [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says the Legislature is at fault for passing a law that made them hold a possible undocumented immigrant for 46 days after he posted bail [Tribune].
- Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker miss another deadline in the legal fight over whether PCMR will open this upcoming ski season [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Altamont Mayor Clyde Watkins pleads guilty to shoplifting [Deseret News].
- Sandy officials are set to vote Tuesday night to repeal an ordinance prohibiting the carrying of guns in public [Tribune].
- Utahns expected to hit the road during the upcoming Labor Day weekend despite high fuel costs [Tribune].
- "Breaking Bad" wins five Emmy awards [USA Today].
On this day in history:
- 1920 - The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote, went into effect.
- 1957 - The Soviet Union announced that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missle.
- 1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
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