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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - July 14, 2015
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City.
A deal is reached to limit Iran's nuclear ability. Vote by mail ballots start arriving in mailboxes. Transit ridership is falling in Utah.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 28
- Days to the 2015 election - 112
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 189
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 196
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 197
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 351
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 484
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Negotiators have reached a historic deal with Iran to limit that country's nuclear ability in return for the lifting of economic and oil sanctions [New York Times].
- Iowa Rep. Steve King says Donald Trump's incendiary comments about immigrants are "catching fire," and predicts if the caucuses were held today, Trump would likely win [National Journal].
- President Obama commutes the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders [Washington Post].
- The first mail-in ballots for this year's primary elections are hitting mailboxes this week [Deseret News, Tribune, KUER].
- Transit ridership is falling despite efforts by the Utah Transit Authority to boost the number of riders [Tribune].
- A number of organizations agree to a framework for the Mountain Accord which includes land swaps with four ski resorts in order to protect other lands in the Wasatch range [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4, Daily Herald].
- The 2016 election is more than a year away, but Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election effort is already gearing up [Deseret News].
- Tooele County officials say they will stop taking proposals from groups wanting to lease Miller Motorsports Park on Thursday afternoon [Fox 13].
- Tickets to see the Dalai Lama speak at the University of Utah sold out in a matter of minutes after they went on sale Monday morning [Deseret News].
- The biggest water users in Salt Lake City include the University of Utah and golf courses [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1789 - French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris, beginning the French Revolution. The event is commemorated as "Bastille Day" in France.
- 1798 - Congress passed the Sedition Act, making a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the U.S. government.
- 1921 - Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in Dedham, Mass., of killing a shoe company paymaster and his guard. They were executed in 1927.
- 1933 - All political parties except the Nazis were officially suppressed in Germany.
- 2003 - Journalist Robert Novak identified Valerie Plame as a CIA operative in his newspaper column, citing two Bush administration officials.
- 2004 - The U.S. Senate voted 50-48 against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
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