Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – May 26, 2015

Welcome back from a long holiday weekend! Today is "National Blueberry Cheesecake Day," so enjoy a slice! On to today's news highlights.


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 77
  • Days to the 2015 election – 161
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 238
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 245
  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 246
  • Days to the 2016 Utah primary election – 400
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 533

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. A new poll shows Rep. Mia Love might be in for a close re-election race in 2016 [Utah Policy].
  2. Gov. Gary Herbert wants to end the infighting within the Utah GOP over SB54 [Deseret News].
  3. Three Salt Lake City police officers level allegations of sexual harassment against a deputy chief and plan to file a lawsuit against the city [Tribune]. Mayor Ralph Becker responds to the allegations [Deseret News, Tribune, KUTV].
  4. The liberal group Alliance for a Better Utah finally weighs in on the controversy surrounding Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Rep. Justin Miller [Fox 13].
  5. The business community wants lawmakers to keep their focus on air quality [KUER].
  6. The two plaintiffs in the court case that struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage finally get married themselves [Tribune, ABC 4, KUER].
  7. Opponents of the "Count My Vote" compromise lost big at the Davis GOP convention earlier this month [Tribune].
  8. Residents on the east side of Salt Lake City want an increased police presence [Deseret News].
  9. Salt Lake County officials are moving forward with plans to close the Day Reporting Center [Tribune].
  10. Tooele County says they want to keep the motorsports park running even though the Larry H. Miller Group announced they would not renew their lease [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1864 – President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the Montana Territory.
  • 1868 – The U.S. Senate acquitted President Andrew Johnson of impeachment charges.
  • 1940 – The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France began during World War II.
  • 1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet Communist Party leader Leonid Brezhnev signed a pact limiting nuclear weapons.
  • 2009 – U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed retiring Justice David Souter.