Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – August 4, 2015

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Utahns want to continue the fight against Obamacare. Fox News will announce the 10 GOP candidates who will participate in the first debate. Gov. Herbert urges President Obama to not establish a new national monument in Utah.

The clock:

  • 7 days to the Utah municipal primary elections – (8/11/2015)
  • 91 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 167 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 174 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 175 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 219 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 329 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 462 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. A new poll shows Utahns want to continue the fight to overturn or repeal Obamacare [Utah Policy].
  2. Fox News is set to announce which 10 Republican candidates will be on the stage for the first GOP primary debate in Cleveland on Thursday [New York Times].
  3. President Barack Obama announces a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants [CNN].
  4. A plan to defund Planned Parenthood in the U.S. Senate fails. The issue could return in the fall and could fuel a government shutdown [Christian Science Monitor].
  5. Gov. Gary Herbert sends a letter to President Obama urging him to not create a new national monument in Utah [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, ABC 4].
  6. Gov. Herbert signs the "Mountain Accord" plan designed to preserve land along the Wasatch Front [Tribune, Deseret News].
  7. A new study says South Salt Lake residents pay more toward government as a percentage of their income than any other city [Deseret News, Tribune].
  8. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to make a fundraising stop in Utah on Wednesday [Deseret News].
  9. Overstock.com chairman Jonathan Johnson talks about his plans to challenge Gov. Gary Herbert in 2016 [Fox 13].
  10. The Salt Lake County Council will debate whether to put a proposed sales-tax hike for transportation funding on November's ballot [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1914 – Britain declared war on Germany.
  • 1944 – The Nazi Gestapo captured 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam, Netherlands, warehouse.
  • 1987 – The Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and TV stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues.
  • 2007 – Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 755th career home run, tying Hank Aaron's all-time major league record. He broke the record three days later.
  • 2010 – A federal judge struck down the voter-approved same-sex marriage ban in California, calling the law discriminating and unconstitutional.