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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday Morning - August 19, 2014
Utahns want lawmakers to pass a statewide non-discrimination law. Utah asks for more time for same-sex marriage appeal. Drones banned in national parks.
- 77 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 160 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 441 days until the 2015 elections
- 517 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 812 days to the 2016 presidential election
Tuesday's Top-10 Headlines:
- A new poll shows Utahns want the Legislature to pass a statewide non-discrimination law that includes sexual preference [Utah Policy].
- That same poll highlights how some attitudes are changing when it comes to gay rights in Utah [Utah Policy].
- Utah asks for more time to file an appeal in a case that would force the state to recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Some of those reportedly high salaries for UTA executives are actually higher than previously thought [Tribune].
- Police are investigating three incidents where airplanes landing at Salt Lake City International Airport had laser pointers shined at their cockpits [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Officials ban drones in Arches and Canyonlands parks and the Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments [Tribune].
- More than 80% of voters say members of Congress don't deserve to be re-elected [The Hill].
- Utah's new testing system for students shows that less than half of students in the state are proficient in core subjects [Tribune].
- A member of the state school board is calling for an independent investigation into alleged misuse of power by other board members [Tribune].
- Is the BYU Bookstore selling greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriage [Provo Buzz].
On this day in history:
- 1934 - A plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer.
- 1976 - President Gerald R. Ford won the Republican presidential nomination at the party's national convention in Kansas City.
- 2004 - Internet search engine Google went public.
- 2010 - The last American combat brigade exited Iraq, seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion began.
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