Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday – October 23, 2014

GOP lawmakers rally behind Mia Love. Rally demands more accountability for police. The Utah Transit Authority plans to move forward with a transit development a legislative audit deemed as risky.


  • Days to the 2014 midterm election – 12
  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 95
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 140
  • Days to the 2015 election – 376
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 452
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 747

Monday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Republican members of Utah's Congressional delegation rally behind Mia Love and decry the tactics of her opponent, Democrat Doug Owens [Tribune, Deseret News].
  2. A land compromise in Daggett County will be included in a lands bill in Congress [Deseret News].
  3. Protestors in downtown Salt Lake City demand more accountability for police [Tribune].
  4. The Utah Transit Authority plans to move ahead with a transit development in West Jordan that a legislative audit warned may be too risky [Tribune, Deseret News].
  5. The UTA will make a final decision about whether to implement distance-based fares sometime next year [Tribune].
  6. New Census numbers highlights the growing number of multi-generational families in Utah as nearly 60,000 grandparents are caring for children [Tribune, Deseret News].
  7. The president of Utah State University defends the school's reaction to a mass-shooting threat that forced a feminist writer to cancel an appearance at the school [Tribune].
  8. A shooter storms Candian Parliament and kills a soldier before being killed [The Globe and Mail].
  9. The U.S. will start monitoring travelers from West Africa for Ebola [New York Times].
  10. Democratic strategist David Axelrod is set to speak in Salt Lake City next week [Utah Policy].

On this day in history:

  • 1973 – President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
  • 1983 – A suicide bombing at Beruit International Airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines.
  • 1987 – the U.S. Senate rejected the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork, 58-42.
  • 2001 – Apple Computer introduced the iPod.