Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday – November 14, 2014

Obama plans executive action on immigration. Herbert plans to unveil Healthy Utah on December 4. Love goes to D.C.


  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 73
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 118
  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 270
  • Days to the 2015 election – 354
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 430
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 725

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. President Barack Obama's planned executive action on immigration will let up to five million unauthorized immigrants stay and give many of them work permits [New York Times].
  2. Gov. Gary Herbert plans to unveil his "Healthy Utah" plan for lawmakers on December 4 [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
  3. Hebert doesn't think Utah's liquor laws hurt economic development or tourism in the state [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  4. Mia Love begins learning the ropes in Washington, D.C. [Tribune].
  5. The proposal from the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice for reducing Utah's prison population does not address sex offenders who are behind bars [KSL].
  6. Bob Bernick says the choice of Greg Hughes as Speaker may prove to be an interesting one [Utah Policy].
  7. The Census Bureau says Utah is tops in the nation for people who live in a home with a computer [Tribune].
  8. The case against alleged fraudster Jeremy Johnson hits a snag as defense lawyers say a former employee for Johnson took a computer that contains information vital to his defense [Deseret News, Tribune].
  9. The National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time ever [Washington Post].
  10. There's turmoil within the Utah County GOP over party faithful who supported a non-GOP candidate [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1881 – Charles Guiteau went on trial for assassinating President James Garfield. He was convicted and hanged.
  • 1972 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time.
  • 1995 – The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton staffing.