Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – April 14, 2015

Good Tuesday morning!

Utahns mostly like the work lawmakers did in the 2015 session. LDS Church joins with other faiths to ask the Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage. UTA execs will get bonuses this year.


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 119
  • Days to the 2015 election – 203
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 280
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 287
  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 288
  • Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary – 442
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 575

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. A new poll shows Utahns mostly give lawmakers a good final grade for their work during the 2015 legislature [Utah Policy].
  2. The LDS Church joins with other faiths in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against legalized same-sex marriage [Tribune, Deseret News].
  3. A married lesbian couple is suing to force the state to recognize both of them as legal parents to their newborn child [Tribune, Deseret News].
  4. Utah Transit Authority executives will get bonuses this year, but the board couldn't decide just how much [Tribune].
  5. Former Attorney General John Swallow will probably get his state-funded pension when he retires even if he ends up being convicted [Tribune].
  6. EnergySolutions is slowing down their plan to store depleted uranium at its Clive landfill because after state regulators raise concerns [Tribune].
  7. Whoops! Sen. Jim Dabakis forgot to lock down some domain names for his SLC Mayoral campaign [Fox 13, Tribune].
  8. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is asking residents to be careful in how they use water this sumer [Deseret News, Tribune].
  9. Payson City officials are imposing water restrictions on residents due to drought [Fox 13].
  10. The Utah Pride Center is sponsoring a new Girl Scout troop [ABC 4].

On this day in history:

  • 1828 – Noah Webster published his "American Dictionary of the English Language."
  • 1865 – John Wilkes Booth shot U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington. Lincoln died the next morning.
  • 1902 – J.C. Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyo.
  • 1912 – The British liner Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and began to sink.