ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Thursday – December 4, 2014Bryan Schott·December 4, 2014· Share Congress works to avoid another shutdown. 6 possible sites for the new Utah State Prison are unveiled. Utah sues to stop Obama's executive action on immigration. Countdown: Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 53 Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 98 Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 250 Days to the 2015 election – 334 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 410 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 705 Thursday's top-10 headlines: Protests erupt nationwide after a grand jury declines to indict a New York police officer whose choke hold on Eric Garner resulted in the unarmed black man's death [New York Times]. Congress and the White House consider a plan to avert another government shutdown [Politico]. The Prison Relocation Commission unveils six potential sites for the new Utah State Prison location [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune]. Utah lawmakers chew on a new report about the potential benefits and risks of wresting control of public lands from the federal government [Utah Policy, Tribune]. Utah joins 16 other states in a legal challenge over President Obama's executive actions on immigration [Deseret News, Tribune]. Gov. Gary Herbert proposes a ban on wood burning from November to March [Tribune, Deseret News]. Gov. Herbert says hydraulic fracking in Utah has not harmed the environment [Deseret News]. Rep. Dean Sanpei is tapped as the House Chair of the Executive Appropriations Committee [Utah Policy]. The romantic relationship between Salt Lake City Council members Erin Mendenhall and Kyle LaMalfa comes under more scrutiny [City Weekly]. A federal appeals court rules Florida's plan to drug test welfare applicants is unconstitutional [Miami Herald]. On this day in history: 1783 – Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. 1945 – The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations. 1978 – Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco's first woman mayor when she was named to replace George Moscone, who had been assassinated.