Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday – September 26, 2014

Holder steps down. Stewart and Robles debate. Mia Love refuses a debate with Doug Owens.

Countdown:

  • Days to the 2014 midterm election – 39
  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 122
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 167
  • Days to the 2015 election – 403
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 479
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 774

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Attorney General Eric Holder steps down [New York Times].
  2. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Jason Chaffetz weigh in on Holder's resignation [Tribune].
  3. Rep. Chris Stewart and State Sen. Luz Robles debate in Southern Utah [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
  4. Republican Mia Love refuses to share a stage with Democrat Doug Owens at a Salt Lake Chamber event [Tribune, Deseret News].
  5. Gov. Gary Herbert orders a criminal probe into Stericycle [Tribune, Deseret News].
  6. Utah announces the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling striking down part of the state's ban on polygamy [Deseret News].
  7. West Valley City may restrict new housing developments in that city [Tribune].
  8. Federal prosecutors seek to dismiss charges against four men accused of beating another man who was assisting in the investigation into former Attorney General John Swallow [Tribune].
  9. Riverton officials mull restricting title-loan businesses in that city [Tribune].
  10. A new poll shows Utahns are the only western residents that want to take over control of federal lands within their state [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1789 – Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary of state and John Jay the first chief justice.
  • 1914 – The Federal Trade Commission was established.
  • 1960 – The first televised debate between presidential candidates took place in Chicago as Republican Richard M. Nixon and Democrat John F. Kennedy squared off.
  • 1969 – The album "Abbey Road" by the Beatles was released.
  • 1986 – William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as an associate justice.