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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - August 12, 2015
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City.
Biskupski beats Becker in SLC's primary election. Lawmakers pick Salt Lake City for the new prison location. Jeb Bush to visit Utah later this month.
- 83 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 159 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 166 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 167 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 211 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 321 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 454 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Jackie Biskupski races past Ralph Becker for the lead Salt Lake City's primary race. The two are now set to face off in November's general election [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, ABC 4].
- Not a surprise - The Prison Relocation Commission picks a site in Salt Lake City for the new facility [Deseret News, Tribune, Daily Herald].
- Here are the political implications from the new Salt Lake City prison [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake City officials say they will continue the fight against the prison, but it may be a futile effort [Deseret News, Tribune].
- GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to visit Utah later this month [Utah Policy].
- A poll shows Salt Lake City residents want more and better treatment to address the homeless problem around Pioneer Park and the Gateway in downtown [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams pulls out of negotiations over a proposed convention hotel downtown saying the company bidding to build the facility was proposing a bad deal for taxpayers [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
- Former SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson is threatening a lawsuit over NSA spying on visitors during the 2002 Winter Olympics [Tribune].
- Hillary Clinton agrees to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department after new surfaces that at least two of her emails contain sensitive information [Politico].
- Hackers allegedly made millions off the stock market by stealing press releases and selling them to investors before they went public [ABC News].
On this day in history:
- 1898 - A peace protocol was signed ending the Spanish-American War. The United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines and annexed Hawaii.
- 1966 - John Lennon apologized for saying the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus."
- 1981 - IBM introduced the first personal computer.
- 1985 - A Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people in the world's worst single-aircraft accident.
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Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Rape-kit backlog must never happen again
Rolly: Utah County GOP wants purity test for Republican legislators
After arrests at tar sands mine site, environmental activists released from Uintah County jail
Salt Lake City leaders: We're not done fighting prison relocation
Partial election results from Salt Lake County
Kitchen advances but close count obscures his opponent in SLC Council race
Negotiations collapse in effort to build Salt Lake City convention center hotel
Prison panel selects Salt Lake City, Legislature to vote
Rocky Anderson threatens suit over alleged spying during 2002 Olympics
Biskupski tops Becker in primary as two settle in for November face-off
Richard Davis: What it means to me to be pro-life
Jay Evensen: Voting by mail - when did we decide democracy should be low-tech?
Editorial: A caution against over-regulating faith-based charities into irrelevance
Unofficial tallies from municipal primary elections in Utah
Utah supports religious schools' challenge to contraceptives mandate
Salt Lake site recommended for new state prison
Salt Lake County pulls out of negotiations with Omni for convention hotel
Utah, Colorado, New Mexico attorneys general discuss legal action over mine spill
Vote-by-mail is a winner in primary election
Salt Lake City to consider legal options to stop prison relocation
Biskupski gets most votes in Salt Lake City mayoral race, advances to general election
Commission votes unanimously to build new prison in Salt Lake City (Daily Herald)
Provo selects candidates for city-wide and District 3 council seat (Daily Herald)
Gricius leads six who advance in Eagle Mountain (Daily Herald)
Payson votes for change, boots three incumbents (Daily Herald)
Orem's vote-by-mail deemed a success, 20 percent voter turnout (Daily Herald)
Primary election 2015 results for Davis County (Standard-Examiner)
Primary voting results 2015: Weber County and Box Elder County (Standard-Examiner)
Weber school board looks at tax hike, refunding bonds (Standard-Examiner)
Chuck Schumer working the phones on Iran (Politico)
Jeb Bush's attack on Hillary Clinton could backfire (Politico)
Clinton will turn over email server to Justice Department (The Hill)
Poll finds Clinton losing to four Republican candidates in Iowa (The Hill)
Dems rally around Schumer despite Iran stance (The Hill)
'Top Secret' emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides (McClatchy)
A New Hampshire GOP fixture backs Kasich (Washington Post)
No bail for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State (Washington Post)
Drone Close Encounters Surge as Lawmakers Seek Tighter Rules (Bloomberg)
O'Malley lawyer alleges legal problems with DNC debate plan (Washington Post)
In Michigan, Trump attacks China, critiques auto bailout, and judges Bernie Sanders 'weak' (Washington Post)