ArchiveHow to Sound Smart About Utah Politics – July 21, 2014Bryan Schott·July 21, 2014· Share Supreme Court issues a stay so Utah will not yet have to recognize same-sex marriages. A soccer stadium may revitalize the State Fairpark. Utah’s unemployment rate continues to fall. Countdown: 106 days until the 2014 midterm elections 189 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature 470 days until the 2015 elections 546 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) 841 days until the 2016 presidential election Monday’s top news stories: The Supreme Court issues an emergency stay which will prevent the state from recognizing same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News]. John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are set to make their first appearance in court on the same day [Deseret News, Tribune]. Real Salt Lake proposes to build a minor-league soccer stadium at the Utah State Fairpark [Tribune]. Utah’s unemployment rate is the second-lowest in the country [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News]. Democrat Doug Owens shakes up his campaign by hiring a new campaign manager [Deseret News]. Republican Chris Stewart has 10x more money than Democrat Luz Robles in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District race [Utah Policy]. Reconstruction at Salt Lake International Airport will pump billions of dollars into Utah’s economy [Tribune]. On this day in history: 1899 – Author Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Ill. 1925 – The Scopes “monkey trial” ended with John Scopes convicted of violating state law for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The conviction was later overturned. 1954 – France surrendered North Vietnam to the Communists. 1988 – Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis accepted the Democratic presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Atlanta. 2007 – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the final book in the series by J.K. Rowling, went on sale.