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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - September 4, 2014
Utahns support police having military-style weapons. 25 possible sites for relocating Utah's prison. Jon Huntsman says same-sex marriage is "inevitable."
- 61 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 144 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 425 days until the 2015 elections
- 501 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 796 days to the 2016 presidential election
Thursday's Top-10 headlines:
- A poll shows Utahns support police departments having access to military-style weapons and equipment [Utah Policy].
- The group tasked with finding a new site for Utah's prison comes up with a list of 25 possible locations [Tribune].
- Former Gov. Jon Huntsman says it's "inevitable" that same-sex marriage will be legalized [Deseret News].
- A federal judge upholds Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage [MSNBC].
- Six Wal Mart workers who lost their jobs after confronting shoplifters take their case to the Supreme Court [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Republican candidates in Utah County hold a massive cash advantage over their Democratic opponents [Daily Herald].
- Draper City officials nix a ballot referendum just minutes before the deadline to place it on the ballot [Tribune].
- The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas withdraws from the race, which could be enough for an independent candidate to unseat Republican Senator Pat Roberts [Politico].
- South Jordan City moves ahead with plans to poll residents on the future of the Mulligans golf course along the Jordan River [Tribune].
- A panel discussion says more women need to get involved in Utah politics [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1781 - Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.
- 1951 - In the first live coast-to-coast TV broadcast, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco.
- 1957 - Arkansas Gov. Orval Fabus called out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.
- 1972 - Swimmer Mark Spitz became the first person to win seven gold medals at a single Olympic Games.
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