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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - September 2, 2014
Utahns want cops to wear body cameras. SUU drops Sen. Harry Reid's name from a campus building. Mia Love and Doug Owens are about to start their campaign ad blitzes.
- 63 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 146 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 427 days until the 2015 elections
- 503 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 798 days to the 2016 presidential election
Tuesday's Top-10 headlines:
- A new poll finds Utahns want cops to wear body cameras, but they're split on whether cops are too quick to use deadly force [Utah Policy].
- Southern Utah University drops Sen. Harry Reid's name from a building on campus following a public outcry [Tribune].
- House Speaker Becky Lockhart may be pursuing the state superintendent job, she doesn't appear to be abandoning a possible run for governor in 2016 [Deseret News].
- The Mia Love and Doug Owens campaigns are set to unleash advertising blitzes ahead of November's election [Daily Herald].
- A drunk and bloody man somehow found his way into a building at the state Capitol complex [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Utah Public Service Commission rules against a proposed extra fee on homeowners who have rooftop solar panels [Tribune].
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says he has no plans to tackle gun laws as president of the National League of Cities [Tribune].
- Former West Valley City Mayor Dennis Nordfelt passes away at the age of 71 [Deseret News].
- The Salt Lake City Council is considering a plan to put up $3 million in order to secure federal funding to expand the Sugar House Streetcar line [Tribune].
- President Obama continues his push for a minimum wage hike [New York Times].
On this day in history:
- 1789 - The U.S. Treasury Department was established.
- 1864 - Gen. William T. Sherman's forces occupied Atlanta during the Civil War.
- 1901 - Vice President Theodore Roosevelt offered the advice, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," in a speech at the Minesota State Fair.
- 1945 - Japan formally surrendered, ending World War II.
- 2005 - President George W. Bush told Michael Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" during a tour of Hurricane Katrina damage in Alabama.
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