Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday – June 5, 2015

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is "National Doughnut Day" which raises the question, why isn't every day "National Doughnut Day?"

A new campaign seeks term limits for elected offices in Utah. Public hearing set for prison relocation. Utah Millennials are optimistic about their job prospects.


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 67
  • Days to the 2015 election – 151
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 228
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 235
  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 236
  • Days to the 2016 Utah primary election – 390
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 523

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. A brand new campaign seeks to establish term limits for elected officials in Utah [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  2. A new survey finds nearly 3/4 of Americans support to give undocumented immigrants in the United States legal status [NBC News].
  3. Jeb Bush makes it all but official that he's running for president in 2015 as he will make the announcement on June 15 [New York Times].
  4. Chinese hackers breached a government computer network and stole the personal information of more than 4 million federal employees [Politico].
  5. The Prison Relocation Commission will hold a public hearing on June 16 [Utah Policy].
  6. Utah's five largest school districts spend less per student than the state average, which is already the lowest in the country [Fox 13].
  7. A new study from the Utah Foundation finds millennials in Utah are optimistic about finding good jobs, but worried about paying off student loan debt [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, KUER].
  8. The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of John Huber, a native of Magna, to be the next U.S. attorney for the state of Utah [Tribune].
  9. Brian Dale is sworn in as the new Salt Lake City fire chief [Tribune, ABC 4].
  10. Governor Gary Herbert touts two pieces of legislation passed by the 2015 Legislature designed to increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles on state roads [Utah Policy, Deseret News].

On this day in history:

  • 1933 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill abolishing the gold standard.
  • 1968 – U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy was shot in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian immigrant. He died the next day.
  • 1981 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what became known as AIDS.
  • 2004 – Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president, died at his Los Angeles home at the age of 93 of complications of Alzheimer's disease.
  • 2012 – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election.