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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday Morning - August 21, 2014
Utah again asks for more time to appeal a federal ruling requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages. Romney would be 2016 GOP frontrunner. Biskupski appears to be getting ready to run for Salt Lake City Mayor.
- 75 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 158 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 439 days until the 2015 elections
- 515 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 810 days to the 2016 presidential election
Thursday's Top-10 Headlines:
- Utah officials reiterate their request for more time to appeal a federal court ruling that would force the state to recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The U.S. Supreme Court puts same-sex marriages in Virginia on hold while state officials appeal a federal judge's ruling [NPR].
- A new poll shows Mitt Romney would be the immediate GOP frontrunner in 2016 if he decided to run [Tribune].
- Former State Rep. Jackie Biskupski says a poll of Salt Lake City residents will help her decide whether to run for mayor in 2015 [Utah Policy].
- Utah Transit Authority officials say free transit passes turned into 25,000 free rides in July [Tribune].
- The BYU Bookstore yanks same-sex marriage themed greeting cards [Tribune].
- Provo residents are generally happy about the direction that city is taking [Daily Herald].
- Demand for rental apartments is at a 13-year high in Salt Lake County [Tribune].
- The U.S. doctor who contracted the Ebola virus will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday morning [NBC News].
- Rep. Paul Ryan says there won't be another government shutdown in September [Roll Call].
On this day in history:
- 1858 - The first of seven debates between U.S. Senate candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas took place.
- 1878 - The American Bar Association was founded in Saratoga, N.Y.
- 1940 - Exiled Russian Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico City.
- 1959 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.
- 1992 - An 11-day siege began at the cabin of white separatist Randy Weaver in Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
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