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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - July 2, 2014
Warrant in the Swallow investigation targets an aide for Jeremy Johnson. Uintah County Commission election decided by just three votes. 54 new laws go into effect.
- 125 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 208 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 489 days until the 2015 elections
- 565 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 860 days until the 2016 presidential election
Wednesday's top news stories:
- Newly unsealed search warrants in the John Swallow investigation target computer records belonging to an aide for accused fraudster Jeremy Johnson [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Mike McKee wins his election for Uintah County Commission by just three votes over Bart Haslem. A recount is underway [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Top executives for the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News file sworn statements denying they have a plan to close down the Tribune [Tribune].
- 54 new laws passed by the 2014 Legislature went into effect on Tuesday [Tribune].
- After missing a court deadline, Utah files documents missing from their appeal of a ruling forcing the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed in the state [Tribune].
- An anti-gay group plans to hold their national conference in Salt Lake City next year [Tribune].
- Iron and Beaver counties are asking Congress to allow states to manage wild horse populations instead of the BLM [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1776 - The Continental Congress passed a resolution that "these United Colonies are, and of right, out to be, Free and Independent States."
- 1881 - President James A. Garfield was fatally shot by Charles Guiteau.
- 1937 - Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first around-the-world flight at the equator.
- 1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
- 1976 - The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.
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