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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - August 27, 2014
Utah gets more time for same-sex marriage appeal. Mero out at Sutherland Institute. Reyes skips out on debate.
- 69 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 152 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 433 days until the 2015 elections
- 509 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 804 days to the 2016 presidential election
Wednesday's Top-10 Headlines:
- A federal court gives Utah more time to file an appeal in a case that would force the state to recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Paul Mero is ousted as president of the conservative Sutherland Institute think tank [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Attorney General Sean Reyes skips out on a debate with Democrat Charles Stormont sponsored by the Salt Lake City Rotary Club [Tribune, ABC 4, Fox 13].
- A legislative audit raises some questions about the Utah Transit Authority's business practices [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Salt Lake County Council will consider a proposed ordinance limiting votes on tax hikes to election years only [Tribune].
- An audit says Utah's Fund of Funds padded their profit numbres [Tribune].
- Sen. Steve Urquhart wants to speed up college students' path to graduation, offering free tuition if they take more than 4 years to finish their degree [Deseret News].
- A legal heavy-hitter is joining the case against Utah's ban on same-sex marriage [Tribune].
- Utah consumers want state liquor stores to offer better hours and more selection [Tribune].
- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reportedly is set to sue the Obama administration over Common Core [Fox News].
On this day in history:
- 1883 - The island volcano Krakatoa erupted with the resulting tidal waves claiming 36,000 lives on the islands of Java and Sumatra.
- 1928 - The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.
- 2008 - Sen. Barack Obama was nominated for president by the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
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