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Monday, September 28, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Monday, September 28, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 94 days left in 2015.
Congress races to avoid a shutdown. Jeb Bush's donors want to see some progress soon. Nearly half of Utahns say the prison should remain in Draper.
- 36 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 112 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 119 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 120 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 164 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 274 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 407 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Congress has three days to avoid another government shutdown [The Hill]. Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner says Congress will be able to pass a spending bill by Wednesday [Washington Post]. Even if lawmakers avoid the shutdown, a bigger fight over spending could happen in December [Politico].
- Utah lawmakers react to Boehner's stunning announcement that he will resign at the end of October [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Republican frontrunner Donald Trump sits down for a lengthy interview with 60 Minutes [CBS News].
- Donors to GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush say he needs to start making gains in the polls, or he may begin to lose support [Washington Post].
- Rep. Chris Stewart and Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes say they're backing Florida Senator Marco Rubio for the GOP nomination [Tribune].
- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid urges compromise in a speech at the University of Virginia [Tribune].
- Nearly half of Utahns say the state prison should remain in Draper according to a new poll [Utah Policy].
- Women voters were primarily responsible for keeping former Rep. Jim Matheson in office for 12 years [Tribune].
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says his opponent, Jackie Biskupski, is offering nothing but "platitudes" to voters [Utah Policy].
- A "who's who" of the LGBT community in Utah say they're backing Becker for a third term [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 490 - The Greeks defeated the Persians at Marathon. A Greek soldier named Phidippides ran more than 26 miles to tell Athenians of the victory and died after his announcement. His feat provided the model for the modern marathon race.
- 1920 - In baseball's biggest scandal, a grand jury indicted eight Chicago White Sox players for throwing the 1919 World Series.
- 1928 - Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.
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Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: Becker is best choice for LGBTQ community
Rolly: Women voters kept Jim Matheson in office for 14 years
Op-ed: Mountain Planning District preserves jewel that is the Wasatch
Op-ed: Shutting down the government is no way to lead
Op-ed: Re-electing Becker is a vote for continuing the change
Editorial: Davis school bond is prudent and unavoidable
What Utahns think of Boehner's stunning move to resign
Provo now Utah's No. 2 airport, passing St. George and Wendover
Mormon Sen. Harry Reid calls for compromise, warns against religious extremism
Utah's Stewart, Hughes back Rubio for president
People with disabilities rally for Utah to improve at-home services
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Pope Francis' visit, Fiorina's rise dominate political spectrums
Op-ed: Honoring Lowell Bennion's lifelong contributions by giving service
Editorial: Proposed increase in sales taxes
Poll: Utah residents are willing to invest in clean air
Utah congressional delegation praises Boehner's conservatism, leadership
Jeremy Johnson: Man in the middle of a tangled web
Addressing homelessness, assisting local businesses rank as top issues in S.L. City Council races
Harvard report: SLC becoming 'poster child' for collaborative student support
Utah Planned Parenthood chief: Cuts affect women's health (Standard-Examiner)
Weber's Ricky Hatch honored as County Clerk of the Year (Standard-Examiner)
Boehner unloads on GOP's 'false prophets' (Politico)
Clinton on email controversy: a 'drip, drip, drip' of revelations (Reuters)
It's make or break time for Jeb Bush (Washington Post)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says those who criticize Boehner 'ought to look in the mirror' (Los Angeles Times)
Jindal could soon end presidential run, website predicts (Times-Picayune)
Bill Clinton: Global Initiative Has Gotten Results (Associated Press)
Fed up with political power, Oregon man wants eastern Oregon and Washington to join Idaho (New York Daily News)
To Combat A Homelessness 'Emergency,' LA Mayor Announces Spending Plan (NPR)
Jobs report may show continued gains despite overseas gloom (MarketWatch)
Boehner: There will be no government shutdown; select committee will probe Planned Parenthood (Washington Post)
The Fed is worried about inflation, but maybe it shouldn't be (CNBC)
"Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness."William E. GladstoneBrainy Quote
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