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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know About Utah Politics - August 7, 2014
Obama names a new national monument in New Mexico. Herbert invites U.S. senators who want a new national monument in Utah to visit the Beehive state. Stewart wants to name Utah's new federal courthouse after Sen. Orrin Hatch.
- 89 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 172 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 453 days until the 2015 elections
- 529 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 824 days until the 2016 presidential election
Thursday's top headlines:
- President Obama names a new national monument in New Mexico, says he's not finished setting aside land [Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert invites the 14 U.S. senators who are asking President Obama to establish a new monument in Utah to come for a visit to discuss public lands issues [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Embattled rancher Cliven Bundy says he was inspired by God to battle the BLM over grazing fees, but he adds divine guidance showed him how to avoid conflict [Tribune].
- Rep. Chris Stewart wants to name Utah's new federal courthouse in honor of Sen. Orrin Hatch [Deseret News].
- Here's more speculation about who may replace Sen. John Valentine [Daily Herald].
- The average tenure in Utah's State Senate is just under 8 years, and getting shorter [Utah Policy].
- A federal court rules an article penned by former West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder under the name "Richard Burwash" did not defame a former employee of UTOPIA [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Murray government decides to pay $141,000 to UTOPIA to help fund the day-to-day operations of the fiber optic network [Tribune].
- Mayors of six cities want to put a plan to turn over operations of the UTOPIA network on November's ballot [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The economic impact of the Outdoor Retailers Show in Salt Lake City continues to grow [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1912 - The Progressive Party nominated Theodore Roosevelt for president.
- 1942 - U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
- 1964 - Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers to deal with reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces.
- 2000 - Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore chose Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his running mate.
- 2009 - Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of proposing a "death panel" that would decide to receives treatment in his health care plan.
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