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Thursday, July 23, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - July 23, 2014
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.
A poll shows a tight contest for Salt Lake City Mayor. Donald Trump threatens a third-party run. Lindsey Graham shows us how to destroy a cell phone.
- 19 days to the Utah municipal primary elections - (8/11/2015)
- 103 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 179 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 186 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 187 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 231 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 341 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 474 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- Our latest poll shows the race between Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski is a virtual dead heat, with nearly 40% of Salt Lake City voters still undecided [Utah Policy].
- Donald Trump says he may launch a third-party bid if the GOP establishment is "unfair" to him during his current quest for the Republican nomination [The Hill].
- This is probably the best thing you'll watch all day. After Trump gave out his cell phone number at a rally, Lindsey Graham shows us the best ways to destroy an old phone [YouTube].
- A proposed $15 minimum wage is headed to the ballot in Washington, D.C. [New York Times].
- A group trying to keep the state prison in Draper made another bid to put the issue on the ballot [Deseret News].
- Salt Lake County will not send out voter information packets to residents in unincorporated areas regarding the Community Preservation issue on November's ballot [Tribune].
- State Auditor John Dougall wants to look into how officials in northern Utah are handling a flooding problem in many Ogden homes [Standard-Examiner].
- Salt Lake County leaders want to boost exporting and foreign investment [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A new study shows the number of legal and illegal immigrants from Mexico has dropped sharply in recent years [New York Times].
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services will no longer require new American citizens to pledge they will "bear arms on behalf of the United States" as part of the naturalization process [Washington Examiner].
On this day in history:
- 1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to World War I.
- 1967 - Rioting erupted on 12th Street in the heart of Detroit's predominantly African-American inner city. By the time the riots ended four days later, 43 people had died.
- 1973 - Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox served subpoenas on the White House after President Richard Nixon refused to turn over requested tapes and documents.
- 1984 - Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.
- 2011 - Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning.
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