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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - July 13, 2016
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 195th day of the year. There are 171 days left in 2016.
Mel Brown loses his bid for another term. Planned Parenthood blocks Gary Herbert's order cutting off funds to the organization. Donald Trump gets into a spat with Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
- Five days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 12 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 118 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 194 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 239 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Wednesday:
- The "Brexit" may have a chilling effect on Utah's international business community, which is booming right now [Utah Policy].
- Utah is named the #1 state for business by CNBC [Utah Policy].
- Former Speaker of the Utah House Mel Brown loses his primary battle against Logan Wilde by a mere eight votes, but a recount may be coming [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Planned Parenthood wins a federal injunction blocking Gov. Gary Herbert's order to cut off federal funds to the organization [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Donald Trump says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg should resign because "her mind is shot," following harsh criticism of him by Ginsberg, who said Trump is "a faker" [CNN].
- Donald Trump reportedly plans to unveil his running mate on Friday [Bloomberg]. Trump says he is looking for someone who is an "attack dog" for his #2 on the ticket [Wall Street Journal].
- Bernie Sanders ends his bid for the White House by endorsing Hillary Clinton [Yahoo]. Green Party nominee Jill Stein rips Sanders for getting in line behind Clinton [Politico]. Utah delegates who support Sanders are trying to figure out what's next now that their chosen candidate is out of the race [Tribune].
- Rep. Mia Love says Donald Trump will have to come up with a "positive agenda" to win her support this year [Breitbart].
- Donald Trump continues his adversarial relationship with the truth by claiming he's seen calls for a moment of silence to honor the man who killed five police officers in Dallas last week [Talking Points Memo].
- Salt Lake City taxpayers may have to pony up $160,000 per year to fight mosquitos at the site of the new prison near the Great Salt Lake [Tribune, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1863 - Opposition to the Federal Conscription Act triggered riots in New York City.
- 1898 - Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for the radio.
- 1967 - Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.
- 1977 - A state of emergency was declared in New York City during a 25-hour power blackout.
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Op-ed: Bears Ears monument would bring unintended consequences
Editorial: It is ironic that Utah civil forfeiture report was issued on the eve of Independence Day
Utah troopers going to Cleveland to help control crowds, protests at Republican convention
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Deflated Sanders’ Utah delegates face a big question: To switch or not to switch?
Levels of some ‘air toxics’ along Wasatch Front are above what EPA says is cancer-causing
Utah school board schedules public hearing for new route to license teachers without education training
This may bug Salt Lakers: Residents may have to pay the mosquito-fighting tab at new Utah prison
Utah Planned Parenthood says court’s ruling on injunction gives group a win over guv
By 8 votes, former Utah House Speaker Mel Brown falls short in GOP race
Rolly: Maine man? Utah’s Rob Bishop tries to block land deal 2,000 miles away
All politics are local, unless Clinton and Trump are on the ballot
Studies show regional grid would be great for California — but for Utah, outlook is still unclear
Lots of potential — Salt Lake City has plenty of parking, but needs to manage it better, study says
Ralph Hancock: Black Stories Matter
Richard Davis: The effects of past racial discrimination still influence Americans today
Op-ed: Should the Supreme Court have unlimited power?
Jay Evensen: Do police body cams help or hinder justice?
Op-ed: Caucus/convention vs. Count My Vote
Editorial: Quality air conversation
Planned Parenthood wins preliminary injunction in lawsuit against Herbert
Public comment period opens for proposed transportation plan
Utah lawmakers to consider $10M for new arena at state fairgrounds
A new sign of the times in Park City™?
Mosquito experts: Prison relocation plan may take some debugging
Bears Ears controversy ramps up with Jewell's visit, Bishop's planned legislation
Editorial: Get caught flying a drone over a Utah wildfire and go to prison (Standard-Examiner)
Survey: Most Utahns against transgender student bathrooms accommodations (Logan Herald Journal)
Editorial: Vail should heed City Hall and citizen concerns over trademark (Park Record)
PCMR and City Hall exchange strongly worded trademark letters (Park Record)
Reports: Trump running mate revealed Friday (The Hill)
How Bernie came to back Hillary (The Hill)
Trump allies, enemies make final moves ahead of convention showdown (Politico)
Ted Cruz to meet with secretive conservative group in Cleveland (Politico)
Pence introduces Trump at rally that doubles as VP audition (Associated Press)
Hillary Clinton Still Has A Problem With A Key Pro-Sanders Group: Young Voters (NPR)
GOP moves closer to the base, and away from the broader public, in party platform (Washington Post)
Amid protests, panel finds that LAPD did not violate deadly force rules in shooting of black woman in South L.A. (Los Angeles Times)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies criticism of Trump: 'He is a faker' (CNN)
L.A. to vote on taxing pot to pay for homeless services (Los Angeles Times)
Black NRA Commentator Slams Media Coverage of Philando Castile Shooting (Washington Free Beacon)
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