Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday – February 13, 2015

New poll shows growing support for anti-discrimination legislation in Utah


  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 27
  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 179
  • Days to the 2015 election – 263
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 339
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 346
  • Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary – 501
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 634

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. New Poll: Support For Anti-Discrimination Legislation Grows In Utah [Utah Policy].
  2. Gov Herbert Would 'Respectfully Decline' to Perform Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  3. Bill Seeks to Prevent the Intentional Release of Endangered Species to Areas Outside Their Habitat [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  4. Count My Vote to Lawmakers: Keep Your Word [Utah Policy].
  5. Editorial: Utah school funding, minimal vs. barely acceptable [Tribune].
  6. Salary for Utah governor may see 36 percent bump [Tribune].
  7. Balancing religious rights, nondiscrimination a tall order for Utah lawmakers [Deseret News].
  8. Study: Snake Valley groundwater development unsustainable [Deseret News].
  9. Utah, feds face threat of lawsuit for alleged mistreatment of Shurtleff ‘fixer’ [Tribune].
  10. Utah's prison population growing [Standard Examiner].

On this date in history:

  • 1741 – "The American Magazine," the first magazine in the U.S., was published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1920 – The League of Nations recognized the continued neutrality of Switzerland.
  • 1935 – In Flemington, New Jersey, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed for the crimes.
  • 1997 – The Dow Jones industrial average passed the 7,000 mark for the first time. The day ended at 7,022.44.