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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - September 2, 2015
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City.
Romney "horrified" by Trump's candidacy. There are some growing pains for Utah's plan to reform the criminal justice system. Utah officials are mulling a digital version of drivers licenses.
- 62 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 138 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 145 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 146 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 190 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 300 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 433 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Some people close to former GOP nominee Mitt Romney say the former Massachusetts governor is "horrified" by Donald Trump's ascendancy, which is sparking talk Romney might jump into the 2016 field [New York Magazine].
- Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz say the Environmental Protection Agency knew there was a risk the Gold King Mine could release toxic sludge into the Animas River, but didn't do anything to stop it [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The ambitious criminal justice reform passed by the legislature is causing some confusion amongst those who have to enforce the new standards [Utah Policy].
- Utah officials are toying with the idea of establishing a digital drivers license so that citizens don't have to carry a paper version [Fox 13].
- The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office officially takes over the Salt Lake City prosecutor's office [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Utahns mostly think the University of Utah will have the best football season of all the local college teams [Utah Policy].
- A majority of Republican voters nationwide think President Barack Obama is a Muslim according to a new poll [The Hill].
- President Obama is one vote away from an important foreign policy victory. He needs one more Senator to approve his Iran nuclear deal to sustain his veto if Congressional Republicans vote to kill the plan [Huffington Post].
- CNN has changed their rules for who will appear on stage at the second GOP debate, clearing the way for Carly Fiorina to get a place in the primetime field [Politico].
- Donald Trump will appear on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 11 [USA Today].
On this day in history:
- 1789 - The U.S. Treasury Department was established.
- 1864 - Union 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 Minnesota State Fair.
- 1945 - Japan signed an unconditional surrender aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri, formally 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 Hurricane Katrina damage in Alabama.
Today At Utah Policy
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Springdale can survive the arrival of Subway
Warning: Drivers in Salt Lake City, West Valley are worse than average
Dugway to release tons of chlorine gas this week in test
Mormon apostle Ballard to keynote next month's World Congress of Families gathering in Utah
County DA takes over management of Salt Lake City prosecutor's office
Rolly: Where are D.A. Gill's critics now as his office wins conviction in hotly disputed case?
Group prods fellow Mormons to get behind family-friendly immigration reform
WWII put Utah women to work, changed face of the state
Utah's Bishop, Chaffetz say EPA knew mine spill was likely but didn't act
Richard Davis: The choices for president don't excite Utah voters
Jay Evensen: We won't ever keep up with transportation needs
Editorial: SUU's Edge gives just that to undergraduates
Bishop, Chaffetz say EPA knew spill potential at Colorado mine a year ago
Mayors take a ride on new Riverton bike lanes
Commissioners hear support, criticism for bypass route around Vernal
Salt Lake County district attorney takes leadership over city prosecution office
Lt. Gov. Cox visits Springville (Daily Herald)
Editorial: Reform military pension tax policy in Utah (Standard-Examiner)
Most local schools' test scores edge up from last year (Standard-Examiner)
Report: Utah one of the least expensive states for health care (Logan Herald Journal)
Public lands bill being drafted (Park Record)
Summit County man, political newcomer, wants to lead Utah GOP (Park Record)
SEIU battles over Bernie (Politico)
Top Democrat agonizes over Iran deal (Politico)
Inside Clinton's emails: Boehner, 'Parks and Rec' and gefilte fish (The Hill)
Obama on cusp of Iran victory (The Hill)
Kentucky Clerk, a Local Fixture, Suddenly Becomes a National Symbol (New York Times)
San Francisco Sheriff, Feds Sued Over Woman Allegedly Killed By Immigrant (Huffington Post)
How Carly Fiorina earned a spot on the big stage at the GOP debate (Washington Post)
Latest Planned Parenthood video spotlights new company in alleged fetal sale (CNN)
Trumka: Early AFL-CIO endorsement 'conceivable' (Politico)
Donald Trump To Answer Questions at Public Hispanic Chamber Forum Oct. 8 (NBC News)
U.S. Awards Identity-Protection Contract Following OPM Breach (Wall Street Journal)