ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – November 12, 2014Bryan Schott·November 12, 2014· Share Utahns think the state's liquor laws hurt economic development. U.S. and China sign an agreement on greenhouse gas emissions. Violent crime is on the rise in Utah. Countdown: Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 75 Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 120 Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 272 Days to the 2015 election – 356 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 432 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 727 Wednesday's top-10 headlines: A solid majority of Utahns think the state's liquor laws hurt economic development and tourism [Utah Policy]. The United States and China announce an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions [USA Today]. A survey from Envison Utah finds the top priorities for Utahns are water, education and air quality [Deseret News]. New numbers from the FBI find violent crime is on the rise in Utah [Tribune, Deseret News]. Davis County officials say allowing voters to cast ballots by mail boosted numbers on election day [Deseret News]. The plaintiffs in a case seeking spousal benefits for same-sex couples in Utah want the state to pay nearly $200,000 in legal fees [Tribune, Deseret News]. Health insurance premiums for Utahns using the federal health exchanges through the Affordable Care Act are rising by nearly 6-percent on average [Tribune]. Gasoline prices in Utah drop, but are still among the most expensive in the nation [Deseret News]. Federal prosecutors are raising questions about whether a San Juan County Commissioner who led a public lands protest in Recapture Canyon is financially eliglble for a public defender [Tribune]. Salt Lake County officials plan to hold public meetings to help shape the County's plan for parks and recreation [Deseret News]. On this day in history: 1927 – Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party. 1942 – The World War II battle of Guadalcanal began. 1954 – Ellis Island closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892.