Morning Must Reads for Friday, September 30, 2016

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 280th day of the year. There are 92 days left in 2016.

Utahns support a minimum wage boost. SL City & County fight crime in the Rio Grande area of downtown. Hillary Clinton gets a bump in the polls after debate.

Have a great weekend!

The clock:

  • 4 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate at the University of Utah (10/4/2016)
  • 4 days to the vice presidential debate at Longwood University (10/4/2016)
  • 9 days to the second presidential debate at Washington University (10/9/2016)
  • 10 days to the 4th Congressional District debate at Salt Lake Community College (10/10/2016)
  • 12 days to the U.S. Senate debate at Brigham Young University (10/12/2016)
  • 17 days to the 1st Congressional District debate at Weber State University (10/17/2016)
  • 19 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate at Utah Valley University (10/19/2016)
  • 19 days to the third presidential debate at UNLV (10/19/2016)
  • 39 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
  • 115 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
  • 160 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)

Talking points for Friday:

1-A majority of Utahns support a boost in the minimum wage, according to a Utah Policy poll (Utah Policy).

2-Congressman Bishop introduces federalism amendment and LaVarr Webb discusses why it’s a good idea (Utah Policy).

3. Hilllary Clinton is getting a little bump in the polls after her debate performance (The Hill).

4-Salt Lake City and County make a big push to fight crime in Rio Grande area of downtown with “Operation Diversion,” a coordinated effort with law enforcement and social services agencies (Deseret News) (Tribune).

5-Gov. Herbert will seek $400 million more for Utah schools in next state budget (Tribune).

6-Jon Huntsman Jr. disagrees with Trump, but will vote for him (Tribune).

 7-Vladimir Putin relishes his role as a disruptor in the world (New York Times).

8-Ammon and Ryan Bundy, in court this week, defend their armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge (New York Times).

9-Health insurance rates on the individual marketplace are estimated to rise 30 percent next year (Deseret News).

On this day in history:

  • 1399 – King Richard II of England abdicates.
  • 1787 – First U.S. voyage around the world – American sailing ship Columbia Rediviva leaves Boston.
  • 1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler.
  • 1846 – Anesthetic ether used for first time by American dentist Dr. William Morton who extracts a tooth.
  • 1898 – City of New York established.
  • 1929 – First manned rocket plane flight by auto maker Fritz von Opel.
  • 1939 – First televised college football game: Fordham vs. Waynesburg at New York City.
  • 1946 – 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg.
  • 1955 – James Dean dies in a car crash at the age of 24 in Cholame, California.