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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - September 8, 2015

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Sanders takes the lead over Clinton in New Hampshire. Utahns oppose the creation of a new national monument in the state. Becker set to hit the airwaves.

The clock:

  • 56 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
  • 132 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
  • 139 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
  • 140 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
  • 184 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
  • 294 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
  • 427 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Bernie Sanders now leads Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by 11-points according to a new poll, while Clinton leads Sanders by 11 in Iowa [Wall Street Journal].
  2. In an interview, Clinton says she does not need to apologize for using a private email server while at the State Department because what she did "was allowed" [Associated Press].
  3. President Barack Obama issues an executive order mandating paid sick leave for the employees of federal contractors [NBC News].
  4. A new poll shows Utahns overwhelmingly would oppose President Obama creating a new national monument within the state [Utah Policy].
  5. If a planned sales-tax hike passes in November, it could cause more disparity in what things cost in different cities [Tribune].
  6. What will replace the current Utah State Prison in Draper when it eventually moves north to Salt Lake City? [Tribune]
  7. Three former Salt Lake City police officers have filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the City and the police department [Deseret News, Tribune].
  8. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is set to hit the airwaves with a TV campaign ahead of this November's election [Deseret News].
  9. This could be a big week in the fight over funding for Planned Parenthood. House conservatives want to include legislation to pull federal funds for the organization in a bill to avoid a government shutdown [The Hill].
  10. Tonight is Stephen Colbert's first night as the new host of The Late Show [CBS News].

On this day in history:

  • 1565 - The first permanent European settlement in what is now the continental United States was founded on the site of the present St. Augustine, Florida.
  • 1664 - The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York.
  • 1935 - An assassin shot U.S. Sen. Huey P. Long (D-La.) at the Capitol in Baton Rouge. Long died two days later.
  • 1966 - "Star Trek" premiered on NBC-TV.
  • 1974 - President Gerald Ford granted former President Richard Nixon, who had resigned a month earlier in the wake of the Watergate scandal, a full pardon for any offenses he may have committed during his years in office.

Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Utahns Overwhelmingly Oppose Obama Creating a New National Monument in the State

Most Utahns don’t want President Barack Obama to create a new national monument in Utah before he leaves office the end of 2016, a new UtahPolicy poll finds....

Utah Policy/KSL Insider Survey: Who Will Win the Republican and Democratic Nomination in 2016?

Our "Political Insider" panel is fairly sure Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic standard bearer in 2016, but they're a little less sure who she will face next year....

Election Model Predicts Democratic Landslide in 2016

Moody's latest election model says, if economic conditions remain the same, particularly if gasoline prices remain low, the Democratic nominee in 2016 should win a whopping 326 electoral votes to the Republican nominee's 212....

Understanding Employment Trends - How Jobs Impact the Economy

Last Friday the US Labor Department released new employment estimates for the month of August.  According to the new numbers, the US economy created 173,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1%, the lowest rate since 2008.  ...

Policy News

Packed Audience Joins EDCUtah for QIU Event at Ballet West
Ballet West Vice President of Development and Marketing Tom Michel welcomed the packed audience of EDCUtah investors and friends on Wed., Aug. 26, to open EDCUtah's latest Quarterly Investor Update meeting. The event was held in the Capitol Room at the Jessie Eccles...

Fire Restrictions in Effect for City Creek Canyon Watershed
Dry conditions in the foothills and City Creek Canyon have prompted Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities to ban all campfires, charcoal grills and open flames in City Creek Canyon.  ...

Press Release: Westminster Hosts Second Annual Symposium to Confront Sexual Violence on College Campuses
Just as students return to class for the new school year, Westminster College will host a second annual conference about assaults on college campuses entitled “Not Alone: A Symposium Confronting Sexual Assault and Dating/Domestic Violence on College Camp...

Karen Gunn Announced as 2015 ATHENA Award Winner
The Salt Lake Chamber has announced Karen Gunn as the 2015 ATHENA Award recipient. ...

Utah Aerospace Pathways Program Takes Flight
Governor Gary R. Herbert, along with Utah Aerospace industry partners and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, held a press conference for a special announcement Friday at the FedEx sort facility in Salt Lake City. ...

Press Release: The Red Cross and the American Legion Unite on 9/11
The American Red Cross, American Legion Post 112 and 9/11 Day will join forces for a special ceremony and blood drive to commemorate the events of Sept. 11....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Rolly: Utah arts director a victim of political chicanery

Op-ed: Voluntarily seeking to minimize our gay attractions is our right

Op-ed: Unneeded canyons planning district leaves residents out

Op-ed: More progress needed to make Utah students college-ready

Editorial: BYU student health plan inadequate, but students can skip it

Editorial: Utah should put its money where its children are

Rolly: South Jordan mayor going OCD on Facebook

Mia Love settles tab for flights to posh D.C. party

Prop 1 could widen disparity in Utah sales taxes

Skyscrapers or high-tech campus - what should replace the Draper prison?

Rolly: Is crackdown in homeless area punting the problem elsewhere?

Utahns want mix of housing, neighborhoods designed to cut driving

Price dedicates memorial to miners killed in county's coal mines

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Can't help but spill more ink on Donald Trump

Op-ed: Political correctness should not inhibit free speech

Derek Monson: New Medicaid expansion framework still fiscally irresponsible, harms Utah's poorest

Drew Clark: Appearances aside, Donald Trump is no Mitt Romney

Ralph Hancock: Donald Trump is immune to intellectual authority and the borders of liberalism

Op-ed: Save pro-work, pro-family tax credits Utah families rely on

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

Editorial: SAGE scores - a start in the right direction

Second federal judge wants off Recapture Canyon illegal ATV ride case

World Congress of Families readies for speakers, controversy in Salt Lake City

Becker to spend thousands on TV ads promoting mayoral campaign

Utahns rally in support of law enforcement

Envision Utah poll shows Utah residents want greater 'resiliency' to disasters

Mitt 2016? GOP angst keeps Romney talk alive

Coal miners' memorial unveiled amid tears, memories and tributes


Editorial: Vote by mail approval puts voters first (Daily Herald)

Creative team keeps Provo administration, events in forefront (Daily Herald)

Will Orem mayor get a raise? (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Kudos for 'Jurassic National Monument' proposal (Standard-Examiner)

Mike Lee discusses national politics in Coalville (Park Record)

National Headlines

Organized labor wants Joe Biden to run (Politico)

GOP to attack climate pact at home and abroad (Politico)

Clinton on emails: 'What I did was allowed' (The Hill)

Conservatives prepare to make stand on Planned Parenthood (The Hill)

Pope Francis prepares for most political trip yet (AFP)

Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa: Poll (NBC News)

Kentucky clerk remains behind bars after 5 days, appeals judge's order (USA Today)

'Run, Joe, Run': Biden Hints at Possible Presidential Pitch (NBC News)

Obama requires federal contractors to offer sick leave (EFE)

Battle Over Union Relevance Wages On This Labor Day (Daily Caller)

Muslim Flight attendant suspended for not serving alcohol (USA Today)


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