ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Friday – December 19, 2014Bryan Schott·December 19, 2014· Share Report dings the Secret Service. Legislative panel gives the thumbs down to Healthy Utah. Herbert nominates Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court. Countdown: Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 38 Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 83 Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 235 Days to the 2015 election – 319 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 395 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 690 Friday's top-10 headlines: The U.S. is considering a direct confrontation with North Korea over the hacking into Sony Pictures computers [New York Times]. A new report concludes the Secret Service is stretched "beyond its limits" and needs better training and staff [CNN]. Oklahoma and Nebraska file suit against Colorado saying Colorado's legalization of Marijuana is causing the drug to spill into neighboring states where its still illegal [USA Today]. A legislative panel rejects Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, instead recommending two other plans [Tribune, Deseret News]. Gov. Herbert nominates Judge Constandinos Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune]. Bob Bernick wonders if lawmakers can be trusted to keep their promise on SB 54 [Utah Policy]. More voices join the chorus calling for moving the homeless shelter in downtown Salt Lake City [Tribune]. A new legislative audit says Utah's colleges and universities need better accounting of privately funded building projects [Tribune, Deseret News]. Another audit says lawmakers need to come up with better requirements for potable water systems [Deseret News]. The owner of a dog killed by a Salt Police officer this past summer plans to sue the Salt Lake Police Department for $1.5 million [Deseret News]. On this day in history: 1732 – Benjamin Franklin began publishing "Poor Richard's Almanac." 1777 – Gen. George Washington led his army to Valley Forge, Pa., to camp for the winter. 1974 – Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as vice president, replacing Gerald Ford, who became president when Richard Nixon resigned. 1998 – President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives. He was later acquitted by the Senate.