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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - September 9, 2015
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City.
Clinton apologizes for her use of a private email server. Support for a sales tax hike may be waning slightly. Becker kicks off his campaign by criticizing his rival Jackie Biskupski.
- 55 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 131 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 138 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 139 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 183 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 293 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 426 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Hillary Clinton said in an interview her use of a private email server during her time at the State Department was a "mistake" and she is "sorry" for it [ABC News].
- Senate Democrats have 42 votes in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, which is enough to sustain a filibuster if Republicans try to vote it down [Washington Post].
- A new poll shows support for a sales tax hike to fund transit might be softening [Utah Policy].
- Ralph Becker starts his fall campaign by criticizing challenger Jackie Biskupski's lack of a record and her campaign techniques [Deseret News, Tribune, KUER].
- A federal judge orders the Utah Republican Party and the state to find a mediator in the ongoing lawsuit over the Count My Vote compromise [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Construction of the new prison in Salt Lake City may last until at least 2019 [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Republican Jonathan Johnson sits down for a lengthy interview on why he's running for governor against Gary Herbert in 2016 [Utah Policy].
- A legislative audit slams the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation for running up a $4.9 million deficit last year [Deseret News].
- The ACLU files suit against Farmington claiming the city's ordinance governing protests violates the First Amendment [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- The Utah Republican Party taps Bryan Smith as their new Executive Director [Utah Policy].
On this day in history:
- 1776 - The Second Continential Congress officially changed the new American nation's name from "United Colonies" to "United States."
- 1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on national television for the first time - on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
- 1971 - More than 1,000 convicts took over the state prison at Attica, N.Y. and held hostages. Four days later, 28 convicts and nine hostages were killed as state polce reclaimed the prison.
- 2010 - A federal judge in California ruled the "don't ask, don't tell" policy preventing homosexuals from serving openly in the U.S. armed services was unconstitutional.
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Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: All Utahns share in Draper site's future
Editorial: Time for Utah to move to the future of energy
Rolly: Crossing guards are down and fear is up in Sugar House
Poll: Utahns oppose Obama naming a new national monument in the state
ACLU sues over Farmington 'free speech' rules after animal rights activists charged
Utah refineries will soon need federal air permits
Federal prosecutors violated deal in Jeremy Johnson case, defense attorney says
Becker goes on the offensive, says Biskupski lacks record and ideas
Judge urges Utah GOP, state to settle election lawsuit
Utah city poised to give settlement to another former official
Prison construction to last until the end of 2019, at least
Sen. Mike Lee: A conscience vote on Planned Parenthood
Richard Davis: What does Ben Carson believe about government?
Jay Evensen: Draper's plans for prison site lack a sense of place
Editorial: Voters need to know how candidates will fix 'broken system'
Audit reveals rehab agency's overspending, inaccurate budget reports
Judge orders Utah GOP, state to find mediator in SB54 lawsuit
Becker rails against Biskupski for 'hollow criticisms,' lack of solutions
New commission hits pause button on prison construction
Orem mayor should be part-time, but paid more (Daily Herald)
Tai Riser drops out of Orem council race (Daily Herald)
Are driverless Google cars ready for Utah roads? (Standard-Examiner)
Parkites lead the push for medical cannabis (Park Record)
Bush takes late-night gamble with Colbert (Politico)
Iran deal foes make final push to derail the nuclear agreement (Politico)
Mike Huckabee offers to go to jail for Kim Davis (Politico)
28 Republicans pledge to oppose any bill funding Planned Parenthood (The Hill)
House GOP faces shutdown crisis (The Hill)
Kentucky clerk in gay marriage case released from jail (Reuters)
Analysis: An apology at last for Clinton over her email use (Washington Post)
Obama feasts on bear's leftovers on 'Running Wild' (USA Today)
Budget Dispute May Cause Government Shutdown, White House Warns (Bloomberg)
In Another Instagram Video, Donald Trump Mocks 'Low Energy' Jeb Bush (NBC News)
After aide shot, Cuomo pushes for national gun controls (Christian Science Monitor)
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Albert Einstein Brainy Quote
Debate Over: Legalize!
"I heard about a new trend where people make marijuana-infused wine. They say it's the first wine that pairs well with EVERY food." Jimmy Fallon Political Humor