Utah will take its appeal of a same-sex marriage ruling to the Supreme Court. Text messages show tensions between former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and a top-aide. Utahns want Congress to act on immigration reform.
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Thursday’s top news stories:
Utah decides to take it’s appeal of a ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage directly to the U.S. Supreme Court [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
Text messages between former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and a top aide show tensions exploding between the two men [Tribune].
A new poll shows 83% of Utahns want Congress to act on immigration reform this year [Deseret News, Tribune].
The owners of the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune ask a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a change to the two newspapers’ business agreement [Tribune, Deseret News].
Former Provo Mayor Lewis Billings says the motives of the Utah Taxpayers Association’s opposition to the proposed UTOPIA deal should be questioned [Utah Policy].
On this day in history:
1832 – President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
1850 – Vice President Millard Fillmore became president following the death of Zachary Taylor.
1890 – Wyoming became the 44th state.
1940 – The Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces began attacking England by air.
1985 – Coca-Cola Co., said it would resume selling its old formula following pressure from irate customers.