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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - August 26, 2015
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City.
Dueling rallies were supporting and protesting Planned Parenthood take place at the Capitol. Jeb Bush visits Utah for a fundraiser. Utahns are not very optimistic about the economy.
- 69 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 145 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 152 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 153 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 197 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 307 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 440 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Dueling rallies, one supporting Planned Parenthood and one against, take place on Utah's Capitol Hill [Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13, ABC 4].
- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush visits Utah for a fundraiser where he says Donald Trump's popularity is due to end sooner or later [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A BYU poll suggests if Trump were to win the GOP nomination, Utah's steadfast support of Republicans at the top of the ticket could waver [Utah Data Points].
- Most Utahns say they expect the economy to either remain the same or worsen over the next year [Utah Policy].
- The American Legion agrees to move out of their office space at the State Capitol building into a larger one [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Utah County Officials decide to keep a proposed sales tax hike on the ballot that may necessitate residents voting twice on election day because the question won't appear on vote-by-mail ballots [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The state liquor board declines to rule on a request to allow the sale of mini liquor bottles, opting to leave that question up to the legislature [Deseret News].
- Federal prosecutors want San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman to spend time in jail for illegally riding an ATV into Recapture Canyon [Deseret News, Fox 13].
- China's economic woes continue which is leading to more uncertainty in world markets [Reuters].
- ESPN suspends baseball analyst Curt Schilling after he sends out a since-deleted tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis [USA Today].
On this day in history:
- 1920 - Eight days after it was ratified, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect - giving women the right to vote.
- 1978 - Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice was elected the 246th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and took the name John Paul I. He died 33 days later.
- 2005 - Hurricane Katrina struck Florida's Atlantic coast, causing flooding that claimed 11 lives.
- 2012 - Republican officials announced the party's national convention in Tampa, Florida would be delayed by a day because of Tropical Storm Isaac.
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Inflation slows along Wasatch Front in July
Rolly: Salt Lake City sending mixed messages on handicap parking
Judge won't wade into dispute over proposed 90% pay cut for West Jordan mayor
Utah Capitol will have its first tree in 7 years - but a fake
Utah County moves ahead with sales-tax election
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Salt Lake bar's loss of $50,000 liquor license raises questions about new law
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Hundreds rally at Utah Capitol for Planned Parenthood
Richard Davis: What can Republicans do with Donald Trump?
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Editorial: Security with Clinton's email server is more than merely a political matter
Utahns want diverse housing, transportation options, survey says
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Utah economy 'running on all cylinders,' expert says
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GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has 'successful' fundraiser in Utah
Planned Parenthood draws support, protests at Capitol
Commissioners vote against shelving sales tax issue (Daily Herald)
Orem/Provo election canvass reveals official candidates (Daily Herald)
Editorial: Get the Eisenhower Memorial through, Bishop (Standard-Examiner)
Activist wins court case over Ogden campaign records (Standard-Examiner)
As stock market drops, so do Hillary's chances (Politico)
Obama would face impossible choice between Biden, Clinton (The Hill)
Trump leaving rivals in the dust (The Hill)
White House walks back Obama's 'crazies' comment (Washington Examiner)
Univision anchor ejected from Trump news conference (CNN)
GOP strategist talks to Trump supporters and comes away believing he could win the nomination (Los Angeles Times)
Ted Cruz and Megyn Kelly tangle over immigration (Washington Post)
Ted Cruz's campaign strategy: Can he rally an evangelical voting bloc? (Christian Science Monitor)
U.S. Embassy staff used personal emails for official business (New York Daily News)
Jeb Bush's Emails as Governor Show His Feelings on Same-Sex Marriage (New York Times)
Ex-Perry aide joins Trump's campaign (Dallas Morning News)
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