Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday – April 10, 2015

It's Friday!

Hillary expected to make it official on Sunday. Judge to rule on a preliminary injunction in "Count My Vote" compromise. A group opposing the relocation of the Draper prison misses a deadline.


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 123
  • Days to the 2015 election – 207
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 284
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 291
  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 292
  • Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary – 446
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 579

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Hillary Clinton is expected to officially announce her presidential bid on Sunday [New York Daly News].
  2. A federal judge will rule Friday morning on a request for a preliminary injunction against the "Count My Vote" compromise [Deseret News, Fox 13, Tribune].
  3. A group pushing to keep the Utah State Prison in Draper missed a deadline for getting their referendum on the ballot [Deseret News].
  4. Sen. Jim Dabakis is out as co-host of a weekly television show because of his run for Salt Lake City Mayor [Utah Policy].
  5. Gov. Gary Herbert is taking steps to encourage water conservation among Utahns this summer [Utah Policy].
  6. There have been eight security breaches at Salt Lake City International Airport since 2004 [KSL, ABC 4].
  7. The Utah Board of Education is set to unveil new science education standards [Tribune, Deseret News].
  8. "Super Dell" Schanze rejects a plea deal and will now face trial for allegedly harassing wildlife while operating a paraglider [Tribune, Deseret News].
  9. The Utah Transit Authority says polling it commissioned shows the agency has a 74% approval rating among the public [Tribune].
  10. Four of Utah's national parks saw a jump in visitors during the first part of 2015 [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1790 – Merchant Robert Gray docked at Boston Harbor, becoming the first American to circumnavigate the globe. He left Boston in 1787.
  • 1912 – The Titanic left port in Southampton, England, beginning its fateful voyage.
  • 1998 – Britain and Ireland reached an agreement aimed at ending the dispute over the future of Northern Ireland.
  • 2014 – CBS announced Stephen Colbert would replace David Letterman on "The Late Show" when the host stepped down in 2015.