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Monday, September 8, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - September 8, 2014
Utahns oppose Lockhart for superintendent. Obama delaying executive action on immigration. Judge rules Utah's method of selecting state school board candidates is unconstitutional.
- 57 days to the 2014 midterm election
- 140 days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 421 days to the 2015 election
- 497 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 792 days until the 2016 presidential election
Monday's Top-10 headlines:
- A new poll shows 52% of Utahns oppose Becky Lockhart's bid to become state superintendent [Utah Policy].
- President Obama says he will delay executive action on immigration reform until after the midterm elections [New York Times].
- Almost all of Utah's schools will get a D or F this year under the state's new grading system [Tribune].
- A judge rules the way Utah selects state school board candidates is unconstitutional [Deseret News].
- The Utah Supreme Court rules Millard County does not have to hold a new election in a primary for County Commission [Tribune].
- An analysis says West Valley's police department is among the least racially balanced in the entire nation [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A number of groups on both sides are asking the Supreme Court to take up Utah's fight over same-sex marriage [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Democratic Congressional candidate Doug Owens is scaling back his media plans by about 10% [Utah Policy].
- A judge sets the bond amount for Park City Mountain Resort to keep operating this season at $17.5 million [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Congress returns to Washington to work on a budget bill to avoid another government shutdown [Fox News].
On this day in history:
- 1565 - A Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Florida.
- 1664 - The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York.
- 1966 - The TV series "Star Trek" premiered on NBC.
- 1974 - President Gerald R. Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon.
- 2006 - A Senate report faulted intelligence gathering in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Today At Utah Policy
|Owens Scaling Back Media Plans|
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