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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday Morning - August 28, 2014
Lawmakers discuss the fight over public lands. Romney teases another run in 2016. A ruling in the fight over Park City Mountain Resort is delayed again.
- 68 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 151 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 432 days until the 2015 elections
- 508 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 803 days to the 2016 presidential election
Thursday's Top-10 Headlines:
- Lawmakers meet for the first time to discuss the fight over federal lands in Utah [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- Mitt Romney says he's not running in 2016, but "circumstances can change" [Politico].
- A judge postpones a ruling in the dispute over Park City Mountain Resort [Deseret News, Tribune].
- 13 LGBT demonstrators who disrupted the Legislature during the 2014 session are now facing charges [Tribune].
- A federal judge finalizes his ruling striking down part of Utah's ban against polygamy. Attorney General Sean Reyes is currently deciding whether to appeal [Tribune, Deseret News].
- UTA leaders are mulling their next move after a legislative audit raises questions about their business practices [Tribune, Deseret News].
- More legal wrangling over a judges ruling that Millard County hold a new election in a disputed County Commission primary race [Tribune].
- Richard Davis says Becky Lockhart is the wrong person for the Utah State Superintendent's job [Deseret News].
- Consumer confidence is on the rise in Utah [Deseret News].
- It was a deadly summer on Utah's roads [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech during a civil rights rally in Washington, D.C.
- 1968 - Police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in the streets of Chicago at the Democratic National Convention.
- 1981 - John W. Hinckley Jr. pleaded innocent to charges of trying to kill President Ronald Reagan.
- 2005 - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered everyone in the city to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina.
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