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Monday, August 18, 2014
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Utah's overwhelmingly support the state's appeal of Amendment 3 to the Supreme Court. GOP chairman warns Republican candidates against participating in debates sponsored by a left-wing organization. Sugar House Streetcar not attracting very many riders.
- 78 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 161 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 442 days until the 2015 elections
- 518 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 813 days to the 2016 presidential election
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- A new poll shows nearly 2/3 of Utahns support the state's appeal of Amendment 3 to the Supreme Court [Utah Policy].
- The internal numbers of that poll suggest same-sex marriage is a toxic political issue for Utahns [Utah Policy].
- Utah County officials urge the Utah Transportation Commission to consider new freeway projects to accommodate exploding growth [Tribune].
- The Utah GOP chairman is warning Republican candidates to stay away from debates sponsored by a progressive group [Utah Policy].
- Utah's jobless rate rises slightly to 3.6 percent [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A judge orders a new GOP primaryin a Millard County Commission race after ruling enough illegal votes casts doubt on the five-vote margin of victory from the original contest [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake City Council is considering an ordinance requiring investigators to analyze every rape kit collected by the Salt Lake City police [Tribune].
- Utah's Democrats want Sen. John Valentine's replacement to be elected rather than appointed [Daily Herald, Deseret News].
- The new Sugar House Streetcar is attracting new businesses to the area, but very few riders [Tribune].
- Gay activist Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer will headline a fundraiser for Democratic Congressional candidate Donna McAleer [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1920 - The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote, was ratified when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.
- 1963 - James Merideth became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
- 1988 - Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle was nominated as George H.W. Bush's running mate during the Republican National Convention in New Orleans.
- 1991 - Soviet hard-liners launched a coup aimed at toppling President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Today At Utah Policy
|Republican Chair Calls Proposed Debates a 'Set Up'|
Utah Republican Party chairman James Evans is warning his state legislative candidates not to expect fair treatment in a series of proposed debates sponsored by a University of Utah debate society, public radio station KCPW and the Alliance For a Better Utah....
|St. George Innovators Win R&D Grant for Medical Device|
Witting Innovations, a St. George based mechanical and bio-engineering design firm, has recently been awarded a $150,000 Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institute of Health to work on a device that tests and refines data for a critical surgical monitor....
|Utah Job Growth Hits Highest Mark in 2014|
Utah's economy is growing at its fastest rate so far in 2014, and the unemployment rate is holding steady, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Services Friday. The state posted a strong job growth rate of 3.6 percent, adding 45,900 jobs over the past...
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