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Friday, September 19, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - September 19, 2014
Scotland rejects independence. Romney to rally for Mia Love. Valentine wants all restaurants to have a Zion Curtain.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 46
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 129
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 174
- Days to the 2015 election - 410
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 486
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 781
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- Scotland voters reject a bid for independence from the United Kingdom [NBC News].
- Mitt Romney is set to hold a rally supporting Mia Love next month [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Outgoing Sen. John Valentine says he regrets not requiring all Utah restaurants to have a Zion Curtain and he hopes Utah lawmakers fix that situation [Tribune].
- Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants prosecutors to provide a specific list of crimes he is accused of committing, arguing the charges against him are vague [Deseret News].
- Rural Utah authorities lobby federal lawmakers to continue funding the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program [Tribune].
- President Obama nominates Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish to the federal bench [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Fundraising for the two candidates for Salt Lake County Sheriff is a very tight race, with less than $4,000 separating incumbent Democrat Jim Winder and Republican Jake Petersen [Tribune].
- The Millard GOP names incumbent County Commissioner James Withers as their nominee after the Utah Supreme Court overturned a lower-court order to hold a new election after a disputed primary [Tribune].
- Prices for Utahns shopping for health insurance on the federal exchanges can expect a 5.7% hike in rates [Tribune].
- The Kansas supreme court orders the Democratic candidate for Senate off the ballot after he withdrew from the race, making the re-election chances for Republican Sen. Pat Roberts a much tougher road [MSNBC].
On this day in history:
- 1881 - President James Garfield died of wounds inflicted by an assassin more than two months earlier.
- 1934 - Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnapping and murder of the Linbergh baby.
- 1957 - The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert.
- 1982 - The emoticon was born when Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott Fahlman used a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis - :-) - to depict a horizontal smiley face.
- 2008 - The Bush administration asked Congress for $700 billion to buy troubled mortgage-related assets from U.S. financial institutions.
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