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Monday, September 22, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - September 22, 2014
Utahns support teachers carrying concealed weapons. Chaffetz slams White House security. Owens hits the airwaves.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 43
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 126
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 171
- Days to the 2015 election - 407
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 483
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 778
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Utahns overwhelmingly support teachers having concealed weapons in classrooms, but think they should inform parents and administrators of its presence [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz slams White House security after a man jumps the fence and enters the front doors [Utah Policy].
- The tension between local and BLM law officials is on the rise [Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert has a tough task ahead of him to get lawmakers to sign off on his Medicaid expansion alternative plan [Tribune].
- Democrat Doug Owens hits the airwaves in his race against Republican Mia Love [Deseret News].
- A new study says Utah's roads are among the best in the nation, but their administrative costs are sky high [Tribune].
- Rep. Jack Draxler wants to reign in Utah's binge drinking problem [Deseret News].
- A legal expert says Utah can still win its same-sex marriage case if it's taken up by the Supreme Court [Daily Herald].
- Testing of three old rape kits in Salt Lake City finds three kits that may help solve crimes [Tribune].
- Holladay City may switch to vote-by-mail next year [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1776 - Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.
- 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states free as of January 1, 1863.
- 1975 - Sara Jane Moore failed in an attempt to shoot President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel.
- 2005 - John Roberts' nomination as chief justice cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 13-5 vote.
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