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Friday, August 21, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - August 21, 2015
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City.
Herbert authorizes prison move. Special session on Medicaid expansion expected later this year. A Salt Lake City charter school shuts down just days after the school year begins.
- 74 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 150 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 157 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 158 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 202 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 312 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 445 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- Gov. Gary Herbert signs a resolution authorizing moving the prison from Draper to Salt Lake City [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Fox 13, KUER, Tribune].
- An economist says the new prison could be a boon or a burden for Salt Lake City [Deseret News].
- Herbert also says he expects another special session later this year to deal with Medicaid expansion [Deseret News, KUER].
- Lawmakers consider keeping details of administrative disciplinary actions from the public [Tribune].
- Rep. Rob Bishop's public lands initiative is not gaining any friends among Republicans on Utah's Capitol Hill [Tribune].
- If you have DirecTV, you can't watch KSL for the time being [Deseret News].
- A charter school in Salt Lake City has shut down just days after the school year started leaving parents scrambling [Tribune, KSL, ABC 4].
- July was the hottest month on record since humans began keeping track in the late 1800s [Washington Post].
- Former President Jimmy Carter says he will undergo treatment for melanoma on his brain [Reuters].
- Hundreds of government employees apparently used their federal email accounts to access the cheating website Ashley Madison [Associated Press].
On this day in history:
- 1831 - Nat Turner launched a bloody slave insurrection in Virginia, leading to the deaths of 60 people.
- 1940 - Exiled Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico City on orders from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
- 1959 - Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States.
- 1991 - A coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev collapsed in the face of a popular upraising led by Russian federation President Boris Yeltsin.
- 2011 - Lybian rebels took control of Tripoli and ended the four-decade rule of Moammar Gadhafi.
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