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How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - July 3, 2014
Paltry primary turnout in Salt Lake County. Fewer Utahns living in nursing homes.
- 124 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 207 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 488 days until the 2015 elections
- 564 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 859 days until the 2016 presidential election
Thursday's top news stories:
- Primary turnout in Salt Lake County was less than 10% [Tribune].
- Census numbers say the number of Utahns living in nursing homes unexpectedly dropped by a third between 2000 and 2010 [Tribune].
- Immigration officials are holding off on deporting a Utah mother and four of her seven children indefinitely [Tribune].
- Bob Bernick wonders why it has taken so long for the owners of the Tribune and Deseret News to defend a change in the Joint Operating Agreement between the two papers [Utah Policy].
- Utah wildlife officials say a wolverine may have been spotted in the state for the first time in 35 years [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The University of Utah announces changes to their fight song [Tribune, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1775 - Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army.
- 1863 - The battle of Gettysburg ended after three days.
- 1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state.
- 1985 - The time-travel comedy "Back to the Future" was released in movie theaters.
- 2009 - Sarah Palin announced she would resign as Alaska governor with 16 months left in her term.
World Cup quarterfinals schedule:
- Friday, July 4
- France vs. Germany (10:00 am, ESPN2)
- Brazil vs. Colombia (2:00 pm, ESPN)
- Saturday, July 5
- Argentina vs. Belgium (10:00 am, ABC)
- Netherlands vs. Costa Rica (2:00 pm, ESPN)
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