Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday – March 27, 2015

It's Friday!.

Dabakis could hand another term to Becker. One-third of farmworkers in Utah are undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Senate passes a GOP-backed budget.


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 137
  • Days to the 2015 election – 221
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 297
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 304
  • Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary – 459
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 592

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. If Jim Dabakis jumps into the SLC mayoral race, it might hand Ralph Becker a third term in office [Tribune].
  2. Military veterans are making some noise about a plan to rename part of I-15 after former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart [Tribune].
  3. A new study says one in three farmworkers in Utah is an undocumented immigrant [Tribune].
  4. A BYU student claims he was evicted from an apartment complex because his roommates believed he was gay [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
  5. Nate Salazar is challenging Derek Kitchen for the Salt Lake City Council seat being vacated by Luke Garrott who is running for Mayor [Tribune].
  6. Park City gives the go-ahead to a plan to merge PCMR and the Canyons into one ski resort, which would be the country's largest [Tribune].
  7. The first show to play Salt Lake City's new Broadway-style theater will be "The Lion King" in 2017 [Deseret News].
  8. UDOT officials want to reduce the number of crashes that take place in highway work zones [Deseret News, Tribune].
  9. The U.S. Senate passes a Republican-backed budget plan that includes more than $5 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years [Reuters].
  10. Officials are still trying to figure out what to do with Granite High School which closed its doors in 2009 [ABC 4].

On this day in history:

  • 1836 – The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1886 – Apache leader Geronimo surrendered to U.S. federal authorities.
  • 1964 – Alaska was rocked by a 9.2 magnitude earthquake, the largest in U.S. history.