Utah's Daily Policy Resource | Brought to you by Utah Policy
Friday, September 5, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - September 5, 2014
Shurtleff asks that his case be separated from John Swallow's. Sheriff Winder's Republican opponent accuses him of campaign wrongdoing.
- 60 days to the 2014 midterm election
- 143 days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 424 days to the 2015 election
- 500 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 795 days until the 2016 presidential election
Friday's Top-10 headlines:
- Mark Shurtleff asks that his case be separated from the charges against John Swallow [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Salt Lake County Sheriff Mike Winder's Republican opponent is accusing Winder of campaign wrongdoing [Tribune].
- Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonald and his wife are found guilty on 11 counts of public corruption [USA Today].
- The Utah Supreme Court is considering whether the state's grand jury system violates the Utah Constitution [Tribune].
- A federal court strikes down Indiana's an Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage [Washington Post].
- Bob Bernick says Gov. Gary Herbert and Speaker Becky Lockhart are headed toward disappointment [Utah Policy].
- More and more teens are using e-cigarettes according to a new survey [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A UTA employee files suit claiming she was sexually harassed by coworkers and supervisors did nothing [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County names Wilf Sommerkorn as regional planning and transportation director [Deseret News].
- Comedian Joan Rivers passes away at the age of 81 [Washington Post].
On this day in history:
- 1698 - Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards.
- 1774 - The first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia.
- 1939 - The United States proclaimed its neutrality in World War II.
- 1972 - Palestinian terrorists attacked the Israeli Olympic team at the summer games in Munich. 11 athletes and coaches were killed along with five terrorists.
- 1975 - President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life in Sacramento, California, by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson.
Today At Utah Policy
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Utah Hike of the Week: Mill D to Dog Lake--Tribune: Recreation: Boulder Mail Trail offers both history and amazing views-- For the?latest wildlife news and information?and the?fishing report?visit theDWR websiteWeekend EventsNew Films-- The Identical: ...
|Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #203|
Does Becky Lockhart have a chance to be appointed as the next Utah Schools Superintendent, and why would she want that job? Also, how do Utahns feel about police tactics and brutality? Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott break down the week in Utah politics....
|Utah Global Forum|
There are more than 7 billion potential customers in the world and 2.4 billion of them are online. How many of those customers are yours? How many can you reach today?...
"Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy."
Jim Hightower Quotations Page
"Rick Perry, what a good-looking guy he is. As a requirement for being a Republican candidate for president, you have to look good in a mug shot. I hope this doesn't ruin his chances of being our next dumb president from Texas." David Letterman Political Humor