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Monday, July 13, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - July 13, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.
Scott Walker joins the 2016 presidential race. Utah cities are turning to lobbyists to represent them on Capitol Hill. A new program aims to get more women involved in business and politics.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 29
- Days to the 2015 election - 113
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 190
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 197
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 198
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 352
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 485
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- The race for the White House: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joins the 2016 fray [Politico].
- Donald Trump unleashes a profanity-laced soliloquy during an interview and says he won't back down from his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants [Washington Post].
- Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump's comments on immigration is a "wrecking ball" for the GOP as they try to appeal to Hispanic voters [New York Times].
- Euro Zone leaders reach an agreement on an economic bailout for Greece [Huffington Post].
- More and more Utah cities are hiring lobbyists to represent them on Utah's Capitol Hill [Tribune].
- The driving force behind the effort to move the Utah State Prison is an economic analysis showing the move could have a $1.8 billion impact [Deseret News].
- Rep. Mia Love is taking a very cautious approach toward the debate over the display of the Confederate battle flag [Tribune].
- Former Sen. Pat Jones has a new mission - trying to get more women involved in politics and business [Utah Policy].
- Religious freedom advocates are worried the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage will infringe on their First Amendment rights [Deseret News].
- A new survey finds Utahns are split over whether the United States is the "most respected country" in the world [Utah Policy].
On this day in history:
- 1863 - Opposition to the Federal Conscription Act triggered riots in New York City in which at least 120 people died, and hundreds were injured.
- 1960 - Democrats nominated Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts for president against GOP Vice President Richard Nixon.
- 1967 - Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.; 27 people died after four days of violence.
- 1977 - A state of emergency was declared in New York City during a 25-hour power blackout.
- 2013 - George Zimmerman was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.
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