A federal jugde orders two rejected candidates for state school board back on the ballot. Lee vows to block lame-duck legislation. Utah's GOP members of Congress send a letter asking Obama to not create a new national monument in the state.
53 days to the 2014 midterm election
136 days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
417 days to the 2015 election
493 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
788 days until the 2016 presidential election
Friday's top-10 headlines:
A federal judge who ruled Utah's way of electing state school board candidates is unconstitutional orders the state to place two rejected candidates on November's ballot [Tribune, Deseret News].
Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz vow to block any non-emergency legislation that comes up in Congress' lame-duck session after the election [Utah Policy, Tribune].
Utah's Republican members of Congress send a letter to President Obama asking him not to create a new national monument at Canyonlands National Park [Tribune].
Speaker John Boehner says the House is still set to vote on a stopgap funding bill to avoid another government shutdown [The Hill].
Sen. Orrin Hatch says billionaire Warren Buffet called him to talk about tax inversions [Tribune].
Vail Resorts purchases Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million, ending the legal limbo for the ski area [Tribune, Deseret News].
A Taylorsville elementary school teacher shoots herself in the leg, reigniting the debate over guns in the classroom [Deseret News].
The Utah Board of Regents select Deneece Huftalin as the new president of Salt Lake Community College [Tribune].
Pre-orders for the new iPhone start today. Here's where you can find the best deals [Time].
Sarah Palin's family was reportedly involved in a drunken brawl at an Alaska dog sled event [Washington Times].
On this day in history:
1609 – English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into the river that bears his name.
1944 – U.S. Army troops entered Germany for the first time during World War II.
1977 – South African black civil rights leader Steven Biko died while in police custody.
2001 – President George W. Bush asked Congress for $20 billion to rebuild and recover from the 9/11 attacks.
2002 – President George W. Bush told the United Nations to confront the "grave and gathering danger" of Saddam Hussein's Iraq or stand aside as the United States acted.