Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.
A poll shows a majority of Utahns are opposed to Planned Parenthood. Utah government emails found in the Ashley Madison hack. Utah County voters may have to cast two different ballots in November.
- 71 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
- 147 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
- 154 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
- 155 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
- 199 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
- 309 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
- 442 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Our latest poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose Planned Parenthood and using fetal tissue in medical research [Utah Policy].
- At least 20 Utah government emails have been found in the data from hacked adultery website Ashley Madison [Tribune].
- Some Utah County residents may have to vote twice in November because county officials will not allow cities to put a proposed sales tax hike for transportation funding on mail-in ballots [Daily Herald, Tribune, KUER].
- Utahns join a nationwide protest against Planned Parenthood over the weekend [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Julian Babbitt, Executive Director of the Utah GOP, is resigning to take a job in California [Utah Policy, Fox 13].
- A former advisor to Donald Trump says he hears chatter that Mitt Romney is once again considering a presidential bid in 2016 [Utah Policy].
- Vice President Joe Biden met with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren this weekend to discuss his possible presidential bid [New York Times].
- Utah's unemployment numbers jump slightly [Deseret News, Daily Herald, ABC 4].
- China's mediocre economy led to last week's dramatic market slowdown, which could continue this week [Reuters].
- Salt Lake City plans to turn the old public safety building into mixed-income housing [Deseret News, Tribune, KUER].
On this day in history:
- 79 – Thousands died, and the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
- 1814 – The British captured Washington and burned the Capitol and White House.
- 1932 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly non-stop across the United States.
- 1992 – Hurricane Andrew hit Florida causing record amounts of damage and 55 deaths.
- 2006 – The International Astronomical Union declared that Pluto was no longer a planet, demoting it to the status of a "dwarf planet."