A judge sets a date to hear arguments in the lawsuit challenging the new operating agreement between the Tribune and Deseret News. Luke Garrott makes a move to run for Salt Lake City Mayor in 2015. Utah’s child well-being ranking rises.
105 days until the 2014 midterm elections
188 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
469 days until the 2015 elections
545 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
840 days until the 2016 presidential election
Tuesday’s top news stories:
A judge sets a September date to hear arguments on whether a group suing to stop a change in the operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News has standing to bring a suit [Tribune, Deseret News].
Sen. Orrin Hatch wants President Obama to include a religious exemption in his executive order preventing federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees [Tribune].
Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott is inching toward a run for Mayor next year [Tribune].
A new report says Utah ranks 11th for child well-being, which is up from 14th last year [Deseret News, Tribune].
Imprisoned FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs sends a lot of mail to Utah lawmakers [Tribune].
21 protesters have been arrested for blocking access to a tar sands company facility in eastern Utah [Tribune].
Salt Lake County announces a new solar power installation at the Utah Olympic Oval [Deseret News].
A new study finds the 13 national parks in Utah brought in nearly $600 million in economic activity and are responsible for 9,000 jobs [Daily Herald].
On this day in history:
1796 – The city of Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleavland.
1933 – Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.
1934 – Bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside a movie theater in Chicago.
1937 – The Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
1975 – Congress restored Confederate general Robert. E. Lee’s U.S. citizenship.