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Friday, June 5, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - June 5, 2015
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is "National Doughnut Day" which raises the question, why isn't every day "National Doughnut Day?"
A new campaign seeks term limits for elected offices in Utah. Public hearing set for prison relocation. Utah Millennials are optimistic about their job prospects.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 67
- Days to the 2015 election - 151
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 228
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 235
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 236
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 390
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 523
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- A brand new campaign seeks to establish term limits for elected officials in Utah [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- A new survey finds nearly 3/4 of Americans support to give undocumented immigrants in the United States legal status [NBC News].
- Jeb Bush makes it all but official that he's running for president in 2015 as he will make the announcement on June 15 [New York Times].
- Chinese hackers breached a government computer network and stole the personal information of more than 4 million federal employees [Politico].
- The Prison Relocation Commission will hold a public hearing on June 16 [Utah Policy].
- Utah's five largest school districts spend less per student than the state average, which is already the lowest in the country [Fox 13].
- A new study from the Utah Foundation finds millennials in Utah are optimistic about finding good jobs, but worried about paying off student loan debt [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, KUER].
- The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of John Huber, a native of Magna, to be the next U.S. attorney for the state of Utah [Tribune].
- Brian Dale is sworn in as the new Salt Lake City fire chief [Tribune, ABC 4].
- Governor Gary Herbert touts two pieces of legislation passed by the 2015 Legislature designed to increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles on state roads [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1933 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill abolishing the gold standard.
- 1968 - U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy was shot in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian immigrant. He died the next day.
- 1981 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what became known as AIDS.
- 2004 - Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president, died at his Los Angeles home at the age of 93 of complications of Alzheimer's disease.
- 2012 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election.
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