Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has a massive cash advantage over his nearest rival, Jackie Biskupski. The independent PAC formed by a billboard company is spending big in that race according to new financial disclosure forms [Utah Policy].
The Salt Lake County Council votes to put a proposed sales tax hike to fund transportation on November's ballot [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
The Provo City Council gives the thumbs up to a proposed property tax increase [Daily Herald].
State officials are making recommendations on how best to keep service members safe in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Chatanooga [ABC 4].
Two Salt Lake City school districts approve property tax hikes. The money raised will mostly pay to help fund charter schools [Tribune].
Overstock.com chairman Jonathan Johnson talks more about his possible challenge to Gov. Gary Herbert next year [Tribune].
Utah State Prison officials are on alert after a drone was sited flying near the facility last month [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
The LDS Church releases the first-ever photos of the "seer stone" used by founder Joseph Smith to produce the Book of Mormon [Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13].
On this day in history:
1861 – President Abraham Lincoln approved the first federal income tax. It was rescinded in 1872.
1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor.
1962 – Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose at the age of 35.
1974 – President Richard Nixon admitted ordering the Watergate investigation halted six-days after the break-in. Nixon said he expected to be impeached.