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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ten Things You Need To Know for Tuesday Morning - August 12, 2014
Despite being down 12-points to Mia Love, a new poll suggests Dog Owens has a chance of winning his congressional race. Lawsuit targets Swallow, Shurtleff and Bank of America. UTA says it needs more money to expand service.
- 84 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 167 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 448 days until the 2015 elections
- 524 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 819 days until the 2016 presidential election
Tuesday's top headlines:
- A poll showing Mia Love with a 12-point lead over Doug Owens also shows how the Democrat could win that congressional race [Utah Policy].
- A new lawsuit alleges John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff conspired with Bank of America to head offa foreclosure lawsuit against the bank [Tribune].
- Utah Transit Authority officials say they need more money in order to expand service for patrons [Tribune].
- State officials confirm the presence of West Nile Virus in Utah County [Daily Herald].
- The Alta ski area defends its ban on snowboarders in federal court [Deseret News, Tribune].
- State deputy superintendent Brenda Hales explains why she abruptly resigned last week [Tribune].
- A West Jordan employee has filed a lawsuit against the city alleging civil rights violations and negligence [Deseret News].
- The Florida legislature approves new redistricting maps for a number of that state's congressional districts [The News Tribune].
- A group of more than 30 U.S. mayors announce their plans to fight income inequality [Albany Times Union].
- Comedian and actor Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide. He was 63 [BBC].
On this day in history:
- 1624 - Cardinal Richelieu was named chief minister of France by King Louis XIII.
- 1898 - Hawaii was formally annexed to the United States.
- 1953 - The Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.
- 1966 - John Lennon apologized for saying "the Beatles are more popular than Jesus."
- 1972 - The last American combat troops left Vietnam.
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