ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – October 8, 2014Bryan Schott·October 8, 2014· Share Utah drops appeal of a decision requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages. Religious liberty will be an issue on Utah's Capitol Hill in 2015. Chaffetz and Wonnacott debate. Countdown: Days to the 2014 midterm election – 27 Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 110 Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 155 Days to the 2015 election – 391 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 467 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 762 Wednesday's top-10 headlines: Utah drops their appeal of a court ruling requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News]. The issue of "religious liberty" will likely return to Utah's Capitol Hill following the Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal in Utah [Tribune, Deseret News]. 3rd Congressional District candidates Jason Chaffetz and Brian Wonnacott debate at Utah Valley University [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News]. A majority of Utahns support Rep. Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative [Utah Policy]. Utah Republicans really like the idea of suing the federal government to gain control of public lands in the state [Utah Policy]. Education policy highlights big differences between Mia Love and Doug Owens in their 4th Congressional District race [Tribune]. A legal review of how Utah adopted the Common Core standards says no laws have been broken and the state is still in control of public schools [Tribune, Deseret News]. The state launches a new website featuring an online game that Utahns can play to help guide future development [Tribune, Deseret News]. Stericycle says Ebola-related waste from Texas will not be coming to their Utah facility for disposal [Standard-Examiner]. The International Monetary Fund cuts its global economic growth forecast [Wall Street Journal]. On this day in history: 1871 – The Great Chicago Fire started, which destroyed four square miles of the city. 1918 – American Army Sgt. Alvin York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. 1959 – Margaret Thatcher was first elected to the British Parliament.