Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – October 14, 2014

Love and Owens set to debate, but not for the final time. Vote by-mail putting poll workers out of a job.


  • Days to the 2014 midterm election – 21
  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 104
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 149
  • Days to the 2015 election – 385
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 461
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 756

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. There's a sharp partisan and religious divide shaping up in Utah's 4th District race [Utah Policy].
  2. Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens will debate tonight at the University of Utah [Daily Herald].
  3. Tuesday will not be the final debate between Love and Owens [Utah Policy].
  4. Love launches a new campaign ad featuring Mitt Romney [Utah Policy].
  5. The Salt Lake County Council gives Mayor Ben McAdams' "Pay for Success" program another go-around [Tribune].
  6. The new vote by-mail program is putting longtime poll workers out of a job [Standard-Examiner].
  7. Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Idaho on October 15 [Huffington Post].
  8. So far, just three candidates have filed to replace outgoing Sen. John Valentine [Utah Policy].
  9. Is the firing squad poised to make a comeback across the country? [Deseret News]
  10. A United Nations worker dies from Ebola in Leipzig, Germany [NBC News].

On this day in history:

  • 1066 – Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
  • 1933 – Nazi Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
  • 1947 – Air force test pilot Charles Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier.
  • 1964 – Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.