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Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - September 3, 2015

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Trump is likely to rule out a third-party bid. How many more voters can we expect to see in November's Salt Lake City Mayoral election? The University of Utah launches a new public-policy institute.

The clock:

  • 61 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
  • 137 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
  • 144 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
  • 145 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
  • 189 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
  • 299 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
  • 432 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)

Thursday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Republican front-runner Donald Trump is likely to pledge not to run as a third-party candidate [The Hill].
  2. Vice President Joe Biden is sparking more speculation he will run for president in 2016 with a rousing "campaign style" in Miami [Politico, New York Times].
  3. Stephen Colbert launches a campaign mocking Jeb Bush's effort to fundraise off his first show as the new host of The Late Show [Time].
  4. Here's a poem composed completely from emails sent by Hillary Clinton [Newsweek].
  5. How many more voters can we expect to show up in November's Salt Lake City Mayoral election? [Utah Policy].
  6. The University of Utah officially launches a public policy institute funded by and named after, developer Kem Gardner [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune]. 
  7. President Barack Obama wins a major foreign policy victory as he now has enough votes to sustain a veto if Congress votes to kill the nuclear agreement he negotiated with Iran [Los Angeles Times].
  8. Sarah Palin is set to headline a fundraiser for a Utah anti-abortion group next month [Associated Press].
  9. Where do Utahns get their political news? Hint: not newspapers or social media [Utah Policy].
  10. There's more talk that the Salt Lake Tribune may be sold soon [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1777 - The U.S. flag was flown in battle for the first time during a Revolutionary War conflict at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware.
  • 1783 - The Treaty of Paris was signed, officially ending the American Revolutionary War and recognizing U.S. independence from Britain.
  • 1929 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17, its pre-crash high.
  • 1939 - Britain and France declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland.
  • 1976 - The unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet.

Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Utahns Use TV and Websites to Get Political News, but Mostly Ignore Newspapers and Social Media

Good news for UtahPolicy and other Internet news sites, bad news for newspapers....

Will More Voters Turnout for November's Salt Lake City Mayoral Contest?

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Policy News

Business Community Excited by Launch of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
The new institute of the David Eccles School of Business, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, will lead to more informed decision-making by developing and sharing economic, demographic and public policy research....

Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn CEO, to Keynote Utah Technology Council 2015 Hall of Fame on Nov. 2
The Utah Technology Council announced that Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, the world’s largest and most powerful network of professionals, will keynote the 2015 Hall of Fame gala event. Now in its 17th year, the UTC Hall of Fame Celebration will take ...

Press Release: Utah Navigators Awarded $740,090 Grant
As the start of Utah’s third open enrollment period approaches this November 1st, the Utah Health Policy Project, along with its lead community partners, the Association for Utah Community Health and United Way of Salt Lake 2-1-1, received a new competitive g...

Utah Eat Local Week September 12-19
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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: An unhealthy fear of nature

West Jordan names new city manager

Hill Air Force Base receives its first pair of F-35 fighter jets

Named for businessman, new University of Utah institute aims to tackle Utah's biggest challenges

Deseret News

Dan Liljenquist: Utah's Medicaid expansion proposal unfairly taxes caregivers

Tom Dolan: Revitalizing city centers will revitalize our communities

Jay Evensen: Seinfeld's kid demonstrates why licensing is killing the economy

Editorial: What's the future of Utah's coal country?

StartFEST participants point to need for computer science education

University of Utah launches new institute to help inform public policy decisions


Editorial: Allow mini-bottles to be sold (Standard-Examiner)

Council member leaves seat in Kaysville (Standard-Examiner)

Results: Cache Valley ACT scores steady (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Clinton aides pushed to view top-secret material on handhelds, emails show (Politico)

Biden delivers campaign-style speech in Miami (Politico)

O'Malley urges protest at DNC headquarters over debate schedule (The Hill)

Trump to Bush: Speak English when in the US (The Hill)

Kentucky Clerk's Defiance Is a Test for GOP Rivals (Associated Press)

Mike Huckabee offers support to Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses (Washington Post)

Arby's apologizes after worker refuses to serve officer (Associated Press)

Clinton proposes $7.5 billion fund to fight addiction (Reuters)

Parade of Planned Parenthood hearings begins next week (Washington Post)

Republican Party Asks Candidates To Sign Loyalty Pledge (New York Times)

Puerto Rico's PREPA reaches deal with bondholder group (Reuters)


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