Plaintiffs in same-sex marriage case oppose Utah's request for more time. Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah exceeded his jobs goal. FBI Director James Comey visits Utah.
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Wednesday's Top-10 Headlines:
The plaintiffs and ACLU oppose Utah's request for more time to appeal a court ruling that would force the state to recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News].
Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah exceeded his goal of creating 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days [Tribune, Deseret News].
A proposed $300 million dollar deal to operate the embattled UTOPIA network may not appear on November's ballot [Tribune, Standard-Examiner].
FBI Director James Comey visits Utah and discusses the arrests of John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff and the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri [Tribune, Deseret News].
Mary Bishop, a Democratic candidate for county recorder, wants an explanation as to why the office is facing a $1.75 million shortfall. County officials say there's nothing sinister with the deficit [Deseret News].
The state school board will meet Thursday to consider appointing an interim superintendent [Tribune].
Sen. Mike Lee talks Common Core at a town hall meeting in Logan [Herald Journal].
A number of Utah cities are getting rid of gun restrictions at the behest of the Second Amendment Foundation [Tribune].
Utah schools pull in a record $39 million from trust lands in the past year [Tribune].
Texas Governor Rick Perry is booked on charges of abuse of power [The Wire].
On this day in history:
1953 – The Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which established the Head Start program.
1968 – The Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the "Prague Spring."
1977 – The United States launched the Voyager 2 spacecraft.