Utahns think public schools need modest improvements instead of an overhaul. Judge says a lawsuit challenging the Tribune and Deseret News' joint operating agreement can move ahead.
56 days to the 2014 midterm election
139 days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
420 days to the 2015 election
496 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
791 days until the 2016 presidential election
Tuesday's Top-10 headlines:
A poll shows Utahns think the state's public education system needs some modest reforms rather than a complete overhaul [Utah Policy].
A federal judge will allow a lawsuit filed by former employees of the Salt Lake Tribune challenging changes in the joint operating agreement between the Tribune and Deseret News to move forward [Tribune, Deseret News].
Hillary Clinton says she will decide on whether to run for president in 2016 around the first of the year [CNN].
Sen. Mike Lee hires the former national political director of Freedom Works to run his 2016 re-election campaign [Politico].
Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the U.S. needs to take decisive action against ISIL [ABC 4].
The controversial Ski Link lift between Solitude and the Canyons Resort is eliminated from the latest plan to connect seven ski resorts [Tribune].
A federal judge's ruling that the way Utah elects State School Board members is unconstitutional is raising old arguments about whether these elections should be partisan [Deseret News].
A federal court upholds a ruling setting a very narrow standard for what defines a road in the state's fight over RS 2477 roads [Tribune].
Ranchers in Wayne County want the state to reject a proposed sale of 800 acres to protect a prairie dog sanctuary [Tribune].
The Utah Transit Authority is testing distance-based fees [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
1776 – The Second Continental Congress changed the name of the nation to the United States of America, from the United Colonies.
1850 – California became the 31st state of the Union.
1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
1976 – Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at the age of 82.
2009 – South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" during President Barack Obama's speech to Congress on health care.