Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday – September 15, 2014

Utahns don't know much about Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah plan. Utah's Congressional delegation not sure they want to give Obama a "blank check" to fight ISIL. Chaffetz says Romney still eyeing a 2016 run.


  • 50 days to the 2014 midterm election
  • 133 days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
  • 414 days to the 2015 election
  • 490 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
  • 785 days until the 2016 presidential election

Monday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Our latest poll shows Utahns don't know much about Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah plan, but they like it more than Medicaid expansion [Utah Policy].
  2. Utah's members of Congress are wary of giving President Obama unfettered power to combat ISIL [Tribune].
  3. An analysis shows Utah state agencies have amassed an impressive stockpile of military weaponry [Tribune].
  4. Hillary Clinton sparks 2016 chatter with an apperance in Iowa [NBC News].
  5. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says Mitt Romney continues to mull a possible run for president in 2016 [Deseret News].
  6. Reaction from parents at an elementary school where a teacher accidentially shot herself is mixed [Tribune].
  7. The Salt Lake County Republican Party has filed a complaint against County Sheriff Jim Winder for campaign violations [Tribune].
  8. Utah's prison population is growing mostly due to an increase in non-violent criminals and sex offenders [Tribune].
  9. The proposed Sugar House Streetcar expansion fails to win funding from the federal government [Tribune].
  10. Another write-in candidate joins the race for a Utah County Commission seat [Daily Herald].

On this day in history:

  • 1776 – British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
  • 1950 – United Nations forces landed at Inchon in South Korea during the Korean War.
  • 1963 – Four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a church in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 1982 – The first edition of the USA Today newspaper was published.
  • 2001 – President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.