Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is "National Great Poetry Reading Day," so spend a little time with T.S. Elliot or Emily Dickinson.
Riots are engulfing Baltimore. The SCOTUS hears arguments on same-sex marriage today. Most Salt Lake City residents don't want the prison relocated to their city.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 105
- Days to the 2015 election – 189
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 266
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 273
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 274
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election – 428
- Days until the 2016 presidential election – 561
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- The National Guard has been deployed in Baltimore to help quell civil unrest following the funeral of a black man who died while in police custody [Wall Street Journal].
- The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in a case on same-sex marriage [New York Times, ABC 4].
- Our latest poll finds a slight majority of Salt Lake City residents oppose relocating the state prison to a location near Salt Lake City International Airport [Utah Policy].
- Utah Democrats say they cannot afford to hold an online presidential primary in 2016 as they had previously hoped [Deseret News].
- Sen. Mike Lee has hired an opposition research firm led by a former Mitt Romney confidant [Tribune].
- Utah lawmakers begin studying how to better help police interact with those who have mental illness [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Bishop John Wester is leaving the Diocese of Utah to become the Archbishop of Santa Fe [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13, ABC 4].
- A coalition of air quality groups has filed suit against the Utah Department of Environmental Quality challenging a decision to allow the HollyFrontier Refinery to expand [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- The Nebo School District is warning parents a student has been diagnosed with whooping cough while two others are demonstrating symptoms of the illness [Daily Herald, ABC 4].
- North Salt Lake officials say it will cost $2 million to fix the damage from a landslide last year [Deseret News, ABC 4].
On this day in history:
- 1788 – Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the seventh state of the Union.
- 1789 – The crew of the British ship Bounty mutinied, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in the South Pacific.
- 1945 – Italian leader Benito Mussolini and his mistress were executed.
- 2008 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law requiring state or federal photo identification to vote.