ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Thursday – October 9, 2014Bryan Schott·October 9, 2014· Share Romney rallies for Mia Love. Federal deficit falls to its lowest level under Obama. UTA budget proposal taps reserves while increasing service. Countdown: Days to the 2014 midterm election – 26 Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 109 Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 154 Days to the 2015 election – 390 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 466 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 761 Thursday's top-10 headlines: Mitt Romney attends a Utah rally for Mia Love, helps the GOP Congressional candidate pull in about $100,000 in campaign cash [Tribune, Deseret News]. 4th District Democratic candidate Doug Owens releases a new round of TV ads that squarely take aim at Mia Love [Utah Policy]. Don't tell the Tea Party, but the budget deficit falls to $486 billion, which is the lowest during Obama's time in office [Washington Post]. The 10th Circuit officially dismisses Utah's appeal of a judges ruling that the state must recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News]. Sen. Steve Urquhart plans to re-introduce his statewide non-discrimination bill during the 2015 Legislature [St. George News]. The Utah Transit Authority's 2015 budget taps $44.5 million of reserve cash while increasing service [Tribune, Deseret News]. The National Park Service is proposing fee hikes for Utah's national parks [Deseret News]. U.S. health officials will start screening fliers arriving from West Africa for Ebola [New York Times]. Enrollment at Utah's colleges and universities is largely flat, but the number of Latinos on campus is on the rise [Tribune, Deseret News]. Utah's Democrats are launching a media campaign encouraging Hispanics to vote in November [Daily Herald]. On this day in history: 1701 – The Collegiate School of Connecticut – later Yale University – was chartered in New Haven. 1776 – A group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco. 1936 – The first generator at Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles. 1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia while attempting to incite revolution. 2009 – President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.