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Monday, September 15, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - September 15, 2014
Utahns don't know much about Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah plan. Utah's Congressional delegation not sure they want to give Obama a "blank check" to fight ISIL. Chaffetz says Romney still eyeing a 2016 run.
- 50 days to the 2014 midterm election
- 133 days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 414 days to the 2015 election
- 490 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 785 days until the 2016 presidential election
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Our latest poll shows Utahns don't know much about Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah plan, but they like it more than Medicaid expansion [Utah Policy].
- Utah's members of Congress are wary of giving President Obama unfettered power to combat ISIL [Tribune].
- An analysis shows Utah state agencies have amassed an impressive stockpile of military weaponry [Tribune].
- Hillary Clinton sparks 2016 chatter with an apperance in Iowa [NBC News].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz says Mitt Romney continues to mull a possible run for president in 2016 [Deseret News].
- Reaction from parents at an elementary school where a teacher accidentially shot herself is mixed [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake County Republican Party has filed a complaint against County Sheriff Jim Winder for campaign violations [Tribune].
- Utah's prison population is growing mostly due to an increase in non-violent criminals and sex offenders [Tribune].
- The proposed Sugar House Streetcar expansion fails to win funding from the federal government [Tribune].
- Another write-in candidate joins the race for a Utah County Commission seat [Daily Herald].
On this day in history:
- 1776 - British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
- 1950 - United Nations forces landed at Inchon in South Korea during the Korean War.
- 1963 - Four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a church in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 1982 - The first edition of the USA Today newspaper was published.
- 2001 - President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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