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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - September 23, 2014
U.S. launches airstrikes in Syria. More results from our poll on guns in schools. Pelosi speaks in Salt Lake City.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 42
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 125
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 170
- Days to the 2015 election - 406
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 482
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 777
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- The U.S. launches airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria [Los Angeles Times].
- Our exclusive poll about guns in schools finds men are much more comfortable with teachers having concealed weapons than women are [Utah Policy].
- Democrat Nancy Pelosi speaks in Salt Lake City at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce national convention [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Democrat Doug Owens hits the airwaves with his first round of television commercials [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Sen. Todd Weiler is dropping his push for a criminal investigation into the Utah Transit Authority [Fox 13].
- The Utah Debate Commission kicks off their 2014 debates Tuesday night without any third-party or independent candidates invited to the events [Deseret News].
- Salt Lake County officials are looking at up to a half-dozen potential sites for the planned convention hotel downtown [Deseret News].
- Students at Bingham High School walk out in protest over the school enforcing its dress code at a recent dance [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A same-sex marriage rally in Utah has both sides arguing whether children should be off limits in the debate [Tribune].
- Weber and Morgan county officials target the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1779 - American commander John Paul Jones is said to have declared "I have not yet begun to fight!" during a Revolutionary War naval battle.
- 1806 - The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest.
- 1846 - The planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
- 1952 - Sen. Richard M. Nixon appeared on television to refute allegations of improper campaign fundraising. The address became known as the "Checkers" speech because of Nixon's on-air reference to the family dog.
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