Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – August 18, 2015

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

More Clinton emails are under scrutiny. Mormons want the LDS Church to leave the Boy Scouts. Gov. Herbert defends his move to defund Planned Parenthood.

The clock:

  • 77 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 153 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 160 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 161 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 205 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 315 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 448 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. The State Department has flagged another 305 of Hillary Clinton's emails for review to see if they contained classified material [Washington Post].
  2. A new poll shows most Mormons in Utah want the LDS Church to leave the Boy Scouts and form their own group [Utah Policy].
  3. Gov. Gary Herbert says his order to cut off federal funds to Planned Parenthood will not affect programs to reduce teen pregnancy and to prevent sexually transmitted diseases [ABC 4Tribune].
  4. Utah GOP Chair James Evans says even though the party changed some membership rules at Saturday's convention, he doesn't see the party moving to expel candidates who forego the caucus system to get on the ballot [Utah Policy].
  5. Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Nichole Dunn announces she will leave that position and relocate to Washington, D.C. [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
  6. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is set to unveil a new economic-development plan for Utah's capital city [Tribune].
  7. Democrats on Salt Lake City's West side vow to fight the prison relocation [Deseret News, Fox 13, KUER, ABC 4].
  8. Sen. Mike Lee gets a Democratic challenger for 2016 [Utah Policy, Tribune, KUER].
  9. Sen. Orrin Hatch says the 2016 election is the "most important in history" because the eventual winner may get to make two or three nominees to the Supreme Court [Utah Policy].
  10. The data breach of taxpayer data at the IRS is much bigger than originally thought [Washington Post].

On this day in history:

  • 1227 – Genghis Khan died in camp during a campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia.
  • 1587 – Virginia Dare was the first child of English parents to be born in the New World at Roanoke Island, part of what would become North Carolina.
  • 1920 – The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority necessary to make it the law of the land. The law took effect eight days later.
  • 1991 – Soviet hard-liners launched a coup aimed at toppling President Mikhail Gorbachev, who was vacationing in the Crimea.