Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – September 2, 2014

Utahns want cops to wear body cameras. SUU drops Sen. Harry Reid's name from a campus building. Mia Love and Doug Owens are about to start their campaign ad blitzes.


  • 63 days until the 2014 midterm elections
  • 146 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
  • 427 days until the 2015 elections
  • 503 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
  • 798 days to the 2016 presidential election

Tuesday's Top-10 headlines:

  1. A new poll finds Utahns want cops to wear body cameras, but they're split on whether cops are too quick to use deadly force [Utah Policy].
  2. Southern Utah University drops Sen. Harry Reid's name from a building on campus following a public outcry [Tribune].
  3. House Speaker Becky Lockhart may be pursuing the state superintendent job, she doesn't appear to be abandoning a possible run for governor in 2016 [Deseret News].
  4. The Mia Love and Doug Owens campaigns are set to unleash advertising blitzes ahead of November's election [Daily Herald].
  5. A drunk and bloody man somehow found his way into a building at the state Capitol complex [Tribune, Deseret News].
  6. The Utah Public Service Commission rules against a proposed extra fee on homeowners who have rooftop solar panels [Tribune].
  7. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says he has no plans to tackle gun laws as president of the National League of Cities [Tribune].
  8. Former West Valley City Mayor Dennis Nordfelt passes away at the age of 71 [Deseret News].
  9. The Salt Lake City Council is considering a plan to put up $3 million in order to secure federal funding to expand the Sugar House Streetcar line [Tribune].
  10. President Obama continues his push for a minimum wage hike [New York Times].

On this day in history:

  • 1789 – The U.S. Treasury Department was established.
  • 1864 – Gen. William T. Sherman's forces occupied Atlanta during the Civil War.
  • 1901 – Vice President Theodore Roosevelt offered the advice, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," in a speech at the Minesota State Fair.
  • 1945 – Japan formally surrendered, ending World War II.
  • 2005 – President George W. Bush told Michael Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" during a tour of Hurricane Katrina damage in Alabama.