Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – June 16, 2015

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Trump announces his 2016 plans today. Utah House Dems call on Rep. Justin Miller to resign. Former SLC police chief Chris Burbank claims he was the victim of politics.


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 56
  • Days to the 2015 election – 140
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 217
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 224
  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 225
  • Days to the 2016 Utah primary election – 379
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 512

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. The race for the White House: Donald Trump will let us know if he's running for president today [Wall Street Journal]. The size of the crowds turning out to see Democrat Bernie Sanders is raising some concerns among Hillary Clinton supporters [Politico].
  2. Utah House Democrats call for Rep. Justin Miller to resign [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13, ABC 4, KUER].
  3. House Minority Leader Brian King explains how he came to the decision to ask for Miller's resignation [Utah Policy].
  4. Former Salt Lake City police chief Chris Burbank claims he was fired because of politics [Tribune].
  5. The search for Burbank's replacement won't start for at least six months [KSL].
  6. Salt Lake City's interim police chief, Mike Brown, promises "exemplary service" while he heads up the department [Deseret News].
  7. Prosecutors drop bribery charges against former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff while moving forward with other charges [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
  8. Former Utah National Guard head Gen. Brian Tarbet is retiring from his position as the chief civil deputy in the Attorney General's office [Deseret News].
  9. The public will get their chance to weigh in on the prison relocation issue at a hearing tonight [Deseret News].
  10. Some Utah cities are hoping voters will approve a sales tax hike this year [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1963 – The Soviet Union put the first woman into space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.
  • 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties.
  • 1999 – U.S. Vice President Al Gore announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • 2009 – U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nevada, acknowledged a nine-month extramarital affair with a former staff member. 
  • 2011 – U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., announced he would resign after admitting he sent sexually suggestive photos on social networks Facebook and Twitter.