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Friday, July 15, 2016
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - July 15, 2016
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 197th day of the year. There are 169 days left in 2016.
An apparent terrorist attack in France kills 84 people. Bishop unveils his public lands bill. Donald Trump apparently picks Mike Pence as his running mate.
- Three days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 10 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 116 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 192 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 237 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Friday:
- Here's our rundown of the week that was in Utah politics [Utah Policy].
- Bob Bernick explains why we decided to hold off on publishing a story that Facebook was considering building a massive data center in Utah [Utah Policy].
- 84 people, including two Americans, are dead after an apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France. A truck plowed into a group of people who were celebrating Bastille Day [Guardian]. Donald Trump once again calls for a crackdown on immigration into the United States from "terrorist areas" following the attacks [Talking Points Memo].
- Donald Trump has reportedly chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate [Politico]. Trump was going announce his choice on Friday, but will delay the unveiling because of the attacks in France [Washington Post]. Pence's selection might help Trump win support in Utah where he is struggling to gain traction [Deseret News].
- Donald Trump's backers crush an attempt by some delegates to block him from winning the nomination at next week's convention [Politico].
- GOP convention organizers are running out of money, so they're begging billionaire Sheldon Adelson to cover a $6 million shortfall for next week's event [Politico].
- Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz unveil their public lands bill in an effort to head off a new national monument designation in Utah [Tribune].
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visits Utah to discuss how best to protect the Bears Ears area, which may include President Obama making it a national monument [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The Utah Attorney General's office declines to investigate activists who are calling for a new national monument at Bears Ears after Rep. Mike Noel called for a probe into alleged ties to environmentalist groups [Tribune].
- Former House Speaker Mel Brown says he will request a recount after he lost his primary election to Logan Wilde by just eight votes [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1799 - The Rosetta Stone, which helped decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, was found by French soldiers.
- 1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
- 1979 - President Jimmy Carter delivered a speech in which he lamented what he called a "crisis of confidence" in America. Though he didn't use the word, it became known as the "malaise" speech.
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Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Good process drives Mountain Accord bill
Rocky Anderson says there are enough facts for NSA lawsuit to proceed
Data sharing clears way for Nevada to recognize Utah’s gun permit; New Mexico could be next
Utah moving forward with plan to improve drug treatment centers accused of fraud
Utah A.G.’s office will not conduct investigation into Bears Ears activists
E-licenses are coming for drivers — but not yet, Utah officials say
Bishop, Chaffetz unveil long-awaited lands bill in bid to block a Bears Ears National Monument
New Utah group prodding millennials to vote through discounts, social media
Rolly: Utah Legislature makes it harder to recruit cops
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visits ground zero in divisive monument debate, vows to listen to all sides
House passes bill to limit new national monuments in Utah
Op-ed: Coal not going away anytime soon
Editorial: Bridging the gap between foster care and family
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence could help Trump in Utah; will Huntsman also play a role?
Utah agrees not to enforce parts of political disclosure law
Former Utah House speaker to ask for recount after losing by 8 votes
FBI Utah office actively investigating home-grown terrorists, agent says
Change in Utah law is cleaning up the substance abuse treatment industry
Utah's Mike Lee one of only two senators to vote against opioids bill
National monument puts the focus on Jewell, Bishop and Chaffetz
Signs point to Pence as Trump VP (Politico)
Is Mike Pence tough enough for Trump? (Politico)
Trump postpones VP announcement in light of France attack (The Hill)
Democrats ‘freaked out’ about polls in meeting with Clinton (The Hill)
2 Americans Killed in 'Monstrous Attack' in Nice, Death Toll Rises to 84 (ABC News)
Texas official to Obama: Police don't know you support them (USA Today)
Obama Warns of Growing Mistrust Between Minorities and Police (New York Times)
Republican convention speech wouldn't be Tim Tebow's first foray into politics (CNN)
Attempts to unbind GOP delegates crushed, effectively ending ‘Never Trump’ movement (Washington Post)
Americans Think Race Relations Are at Their Worst Point in Years, Poll Finds (TIME)
Former Presidents, Prime Minister Sheltered in Basement at LR High School During Storm (KARK)
What We Get
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"It's rumored that Snoop Dogg will perform at the Democratic Convention. When he heard this, Donald Trump immediately took him off his vice presidential list." Conan O'Brien Political Humor