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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - September 15, 2015

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Another poll shows Trump leading the GOP field. Most Utahns support Obama's clean power plan. Becker and Biskupski debate Latino issues.

The clock:

  • 49 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
  • 125 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
  • 132 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
  • 133 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
  • 177 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
  • 287 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
  • 420 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Donald Trump is still on top of the GOP field, but Ben Carson is closing quickly [CBS News].
  2. Utah's Republicans are paying close attention to the second GOP primary debate slated for Wednesday night [Deseret News].
  3. A new poll shows most Utahns support President Barack Obama's clean power plan proposal [Utah Policy].
  4. Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski tackle issues important to the Latino community in their latest debate [Deseret News].
  5. Becker is spending bid on advertising ahead of November's election [Utah Policy].
  6. Biskupski secures endorsements from a number of unions [KUER].
  7. Two more judges have been recused from the case involving San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman [Deseret News, Tribune].
  8. Liquor sales are booming in Utah, which could lead to policy changes on the Hill [Tribune].
  9. Senate Republicans will try once again to move forward with a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal [New York Times].
  10. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the next host of the Celebrity Apprentice [Entertainment Weekly].

On this day in history:

  • 1776 - British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
  • 1812 - Russians set fire to Moscow to keep out Napoleon and his invading French troops.
  • 1942 - The armies of Nazi Germany began their siege of the Russian city of Stalingrad.
  • 1963 - Four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 1982 - The first edition of the USA Today newspaper was published.

Today At Utah Policy

Majority of Utahns Support Obama's Clean Power Plan

President Barack Obama recently released his plan for the United States to produce cleaner electrical power – slowly getting away from coal and other so-called dirtier power sources.UtahPolicy finds in a new Dan Jones & Associates survey that 55 percent of Utahns f...

Ralph Becker Hits the Airwaves...Hard

You've probably seen one of the commercials from Ralph Becker's re-election campaign on the air over the last few days....

Education Supporting the Needs of Industry: Utah Aerospace Pathways Program Takes Off

Last week's launch of the Utah Aerospace Pathways program by Gov. Gary Herbert is an excellent example of how Utah leaders in government, industry and education are working together to address the state's workforce needs. Development of the UAP program began in ...

Policy News

On 'Becoming Resilient': Eric Greitens to Keynote EDCUtah's Annual Meeting
"There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage – if we have the virtue of resilience." That's some of the wisdom in Eric Greitens' new book, "Resilience," and a theme he will likely build ...

Press Release: Lee Releases Finalized First Amendment Defense Act
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the finalized version of the First Amendment Defense Act Monday. This finalized version specifies which entities and activities are protected by the bill, and which are not....

Zions Bank to Host Utah Trade Mission to Hong Kong, South China
Zions Bank will lead a group of local business and community leaders in a Utah trade mission to Hong Kong and Guangzhou, South China, from Sept. 14-18. ...

Utah.Gov Honored with Two National Awards
The Utah Department of Technology Services announced two Utah.Gov applications were recently recognized with government industry awards. ...

Press Release: Salt Lake City, Community Partners to Hold Safety Giveaway
With school underway, and shorter fall and winter days fast approaching, students will soon find themselves riding and walking home in the dark. ...

Press Release: Utah House of Representatives Sponsors Honor Flight
Thursday the Utah House of Representatives sponsored Honor Flight will depart from Salt Lake City, Utah and travel to Washington, D.C. where guardians and veteran participants will tour the WWII, Vietnam, Korean, Air Force, Marine, Women’s, and Lincoln Memorials. They ...

Utah Foundation Will Recognize Dan and Pat Jones at 70th Anniversary Celebration
Dan and Pat Jones, whose polling firm has led generations of Utahns to a better understanding of their community, will be honored with Utah Foundation’s inaugural Insight Award at a gala luncheon on Tuesday, September 15th at the Grand America Hotel. ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Hatch: The president's Iran deal is a bad gamble

Editorial: Utah State Fair and its future

Rolly: Get this - Utah Democrats were trailblazers

In Utah, booze is booming and changes may be looming

Utah Foundation honors Dan and Pat Jones

Meetings on big Salt Lake County vote begin Tuesday

Former federal prosecutors raise questions about seizure of Jeremy Johnson's emails

Sentencing delay for S. Utah commissioner convicted of illegal ATV ride

Utahns holding wild horses amid BLM's dearth of options

Draper ready to cut sweet deal to entice car dealership

In face of refugee crisis, head of Mormon charities tells how everyone can help

Deseret News

Op-ed: Muslim resettlement in Utah is here to stay

Editorial: Pioneer Park crackdown another 'been there, done that' effort?

4th judge now recused from Recapture Canyon illegal ATV ride case

Becker, Biskupski lobby for Latino support

Health insurance could become more expensive thanks to corporate mergers

Trump looms large in 2nd GOP debate for Utah GOP, Dems


Op-ed: Using human standards to transform public education (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Ogden blight study a welcome development (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Wall Street's latest panic: Trump could win (Politico)

Rebel billionaires eager to follow Trump into politics (Politico)

Trump: Media doesn't want to hear truth (The Hill)

Lawmakers promise best behavior for Pope Francis's visit (The Hill)

Pope's visit poses a security test for New York (New York Times)

Navy secretary threw us 'under the bus,' say Marines in gender-integrated infantry unit (Washington Post)

America's Legal Order Begins to Fray (Wall Street Journal)

Cheers, Puns and Protest Welcome Donald Trump in Dallas (New York Times)

Trump in Texas: 'We are a dumping ground for the rest of the world' (Washington Post)

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis allows office to issue 'unauthorized' marriage license (Los Angeles Times)

Sanders slams income inequality before conservatives, liberals (CNN)


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