Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – August 12, 2015

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Biskupski beats Becker in SLC's primary election. Lawmakers pick Salt Lake City for the new prison location. Jeb Bush to visit Utah later this month.

The clock:

  • 83 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 159 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 166 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 167 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 211 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 321 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 454 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Wednesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Jackie Biskupski races past Ralph Becker for the lead Salt Lake City's primary race. The two are now set to face off in November's general election [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, ABC 4].
  2. Not a surprise – The Prison Relocation Commission picks a site in Salt Lake City for the new facility [Deseret News, Tribune, Daily Herald].
  3. Here are the political implications from the new Salt Lake City prison [Utah Policy].
  4. Salt Lake City officials say they will continue the fight against the prison, but it may be a futile effort [Deseret News, Tribune].
  5. GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to visit Utah later this month [Utah Policy].
  6. A poll shows Salt Lake City residents want more and better treatment to address the homeless problem around Pioneer Park and the Gateway in downtown [Utah Policy].
  7. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams pulls out of negotiations over a proposed convention hotel downtown saying the company bidding to build the facility was proposing a bad deal for taxpayers [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
  8. Former SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson is threatening a lawsuit over NSA spying on visitors during the 2002 Winter Olympics [Tribune].
  9. Hillary Clinton agrees to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department after new surfaces that at least two of her emails contain sensitive information [Politico].
  10. Hackers allegedly made millions off the stock market by stealing press releases and selling them to investors before they went public [ABC News].

On this day in history:

  • 1898 – A peace protocol was signed ending the Spanish-American War. The United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines and annexed Hawaii.
  • 1966 – John Lennon apologized for saying the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus."
  • 1981 – IBM introduced the first personal computer.
  • 1985 – A Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people in the world's worst single-aircraft accident.