Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday – October 6, 2014

60% of Utahns want the state to take over control of BLM lands. Oaks urges civility in the battle over same-sex marriage. Shurtleff wants the state to identify witnesses against him.


  • Days to the 2014 midterm election – 29
  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 112
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 157
  • Days to the 2015 election – 393
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 469
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 764

Monday's top-10 headlines:

  1. 60% of Utahns think the state should take over administration of BLM-controlled lands within the state's borders [Utah Policy].
  2. A new study says tourism to the state's sagebrush lands generates nearly $60 million annually for Utah's economy [Tribune].
  3. Mormon apostle Dallin H. Oaks urges civility in the fight over same-sex marriage [Tribune].
  4. A patient at Primary Children's Hospital tests negative for Ebola [Deseret News].
  5. Mark Shurtleff wants the state to identify their witnesses in the case against him [Deseret News].
  6. Seven Utah counties are banding together to develop regional projects [Tribune].
  7. Drivers slamming into rail crossing gates costs the Utah Transit Authority $250,000 annually in repairs [Tribune].
  8. Rep. Jason Chaffetz's criticism of Secret Service security lapses are boosting his bid to become chairman of the House Oversight Committee [Tribune].
  9. A rally in downtown Salt Lake City demands accountability for recent officer-involved shootings [Deseret News].
  10. Utah launches an advertising campaign promoting the state's voter-information website [Deseret News].

On this day in history:

  • 1973 – The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.
  • 1976 – In a debate with Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford asserted there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe."
  • 1981 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by Islamic militants while reviewing a military parade.
  • 1987 – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-5 against the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court.