Ten Things You Need To Know for Tuesday Morning – August 12, 2014

Despite being down 12-points to Mia Love, a new poll suggests Doug Owens has a chance of winning his congressional race. Lawsuit targets Swallow, Shurtleff and Bank of America. UTA says it needs more money to expand service.



  • 84 days until the 2014 midterm elections
  • 167 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
  • 448 days until the 2015 elections
  • 524 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
  • 819 days until the 2016 presidential election

Tuesday’s top headlines:

  • A poll showing Mia Love with a 12-point lead over Doug Owens also shows how the Democrat could win that congressional race [Utah Policy].
  • A new lawsuit alleges John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff conspired with Bank of America to head off a foreclosure lawsuit against the bank [Tribune].
  • Utah Transit Authority officials say they need more money in order to expand service for patrons [Tribune].
  • State officials confirm the presence of West Nile Virus in Utah County [Daily Herald].
  • The Alta ski area defends its ban on snowboarders in federal court [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • State deputy superintendent Brenda Hales explains why she abruptly resigned last week [Tribune].
  • A West Jordan employee has filed a lawsuit against the city alleging civil rights violations and negligence [Deseret News].
  • The Florida legislature approves new redistricting maps for a number of that state’s congressional districts [The News Tribune].
  • A group of more than 30 U.S. mayors announce their plans to fight income inequality [Albany Times Union].
  • Comedian and actor Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide. He was 63 [BBC].

On this day in history:

  • 1624 – Cardinal Richelieu was named chief minister of France by King Louis XIII.
  • 1898 – Hawaii was formally annexed to the United States.
  • 1953 – The Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.
  • 1966 – John Lennon apologized for saying “the Beatles are more popular than Jesus.”
  • 1972 – The last American combat troops left Vietnam.