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Monday, August 10, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - August 10, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.
Utah voters pick Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton as the frontrunners in the 2016 presidential race. Lots of Donald Trump related news this morning. A federal judge orders settlement talks to begin in the lawsuit over the Count My Vote compromise.
- The Utah municipal primary elections are tomorrow - (8/11/2015)
- 85 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 161 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 168 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 169 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 213 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 323 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 456 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- One year after racially-based protests shut down the Missouri town of Ferguson, police officers shot and killed a man who allegedly fired at them [New York Times].
- Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are your frontrunners in the 2016 presidential race in Utah, but a large number are still undecided [Utah Policy].
- Red State founder Erick Erickson says he uninvited Donald Trump from an event for his misogynistic comments during the Fox News debate last week [Red State].
- Some staffers at Breitbart.com allege Trump is providing financial backing to their outlet in exchange for favorable coverage [Buzzfeed].
- A federal judge orders the state and the Utah Republican Party to begin talks for a possible settlement in the lawsuit over the Count My Vote Compromise [Deseret News].
- Mail-in ballots for Tuesday's primary election could delay final results for up to two weeks [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Salt Lake County Clerk rules Mayor Ralph Becker's campaign office at Trolley Square is not illegal following complaints from Jackie Biskupski's campaign that it is too close to a polling location [Tribune].
- Lawmakers may have to meet in a special session twice to decide prison relocation and Medicaid expansion [Deseret News].
- The Navajo Tribe is shutting off their water pumps as a plume of contaminated wastewater from a Colorado mine is headed down the Colorado River toward Lake Powell [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Utah officials have staked a claim to a road through Recapture Canyon, which could exonerate San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, who was convicted for taking part in an illegal ATV ride through the canyon [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1776 - A committee of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson suggested the United States adopt "E Pluribus Unum" - "Out of many, one" - as the motto for its Great Seal.
- 1821 - Missouri became the 24th state.
- 1962 - Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man made his debut in issue 15 of "Amazing Fantasy."
- 1977 - "Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, New York.
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