Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – April 28, 2015

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:

  1. 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].
  2. The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in a case on same-sex marriage [New York Times, ABC 4].
  3. 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].
  4. Utah Democrats say they cannot afford to hold an online presidential primary in 2016 as they had previously hoped [Deseret News].
  5. Sen. Mike Lee has hired an opposition research firm led by a former Mitt Romney confidant [Tribune].
  6. Utah lawmakers begin studying how to better help police interact with those who have mental illness [Deseret News, Tribune].
  7. Bishop John Wester is leaving the Diocese of Utah to become the Archbishop of Santa Fe [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13, ABC 4].
  8. 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].
  9. 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].
  10. 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.