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Monday, August 25, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - August 25, 2014
Utahns don't know what Common Core is. Lockhart is bidding to become the next Utah state superintendent. Bramble set to head up national organization.
- 71 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 154 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 435 days until the 2015 elections
- 511 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 806 days to the 2016 presidential election
Monday's Top-10 Headlines:
- A new poll shows a plurality of Utahns oppose Common Core, but most don't know what it is [Utah Policy].
- Gov. Herbert needs to spend more time educating citizens about Common Core [Utah Policy].
- House Speaker Becky Lockhart confirms she is seeking the state superintendent position [Daily Herald, Deseret News].
- Lockhart's bid for the top education job is drawing sharp reaction both pro and con [Tribune].
- Sen. Curt Bramble becomes president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures [Tribune].
- Here's how Rick Koerber was able to to beat federal charges that he was running a Ponzi scheme [Tribune].
- An elderly black man alleges racism at a Salt Lake City apartment for the elderly [Tribune].
- Paul Ryan says he kept his criticism of the government shutdown silent in the interest of party unity [CBS News].
- Rand Paul claims Democrats are afraid his views on foreign policy has Democrats worried he's going to run for president in 2016 [Politico].
- Utah police forces are gradually adding body cameras to their equipment [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1916 - The National Park Service was established within the Department of the Interior.
- 1944 - Paris was liberated by Allied forces.
- 1950 - President Harry Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.
- 2009 - Sen. Edward Kennedy died at the age of 77.
- 2012 - Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died.
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