Utahns are becoming more accepting of same-sex marriage. Swallow and Shurtleff due in court. Are the new SAGE report cards too complicated?
Days to the 2014 midterm election – 15
Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 98
Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 143
Days to the 2015 election – 379
Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 455
Days until the 2016 presidential election – 750
Monday's top-10 headlines:
Our latest poll shows Utahns are becoming more accepting of same-sex marriage following the Supreme Court decision which legalized the practice in Utah [Utah Policy].
Former A.G.'s John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are due in court Monday [Deseret News].
A new survey pegs Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney as the frontrunners for their respective party nominations in 2016 [ABC News].
Rep. Rob Bishop has donated a quarter of his campaign cash to the Republican National Congressional Committee which helps GOP candidates win elections nationwide [Tribune].
Utah education officials worry that report cards for the new SAGE testing may be too complicated for parents to understand [Tribune].
Utah's jobless rate stays steady at 3.5% as the state adds 47,600 jobs last month [Deseret News].
Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt is skeptical a travel ban would help stop the spread of Ebola [Tribune].
Utahns rally to convince lawmakers to pass Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion alternative [Deseret News].
All of Salt Lake City's top planners have left employment at City Hall with few explanations as to why [Tribune].
Property taxes are skyrocketing for some Utahns [Tribune].
On this day in history:
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1973 – Special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus were fired and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson resigned in the so-called Saturday Night Massacre.
2011 – Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed by revolutionary fighters.