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!
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.