Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – August 25, 2015

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Utah's members of Congress want to create a new national monument in Utah before President Obama does it himself. The Outdoor Retailers show will remain in Utah until 2018. The American Legion could be ousted from the Capitol to make room for more lobbyists.

The clock:

  • 70 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 146 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 153 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 154 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 198 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 308 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 441 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop want to turn the Dinosaur Quarry in Emery County into a national monument before President Obama declares a monument elsewhere in Utah [Deseret News, Tribune].
  2. The Outdoor Retailers Expo will remain in Salt Lake City through 2018 [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, ABC 4, Fox 13].
  3. Most Utahns disapprove of the job performance of the president, Congress and the Supreme Court [Utah Policy].
  4. The American Legion may be ousted from their space in the State Capitol Building, which they've occupied for nearly a century to make room for more lobbyists [Tribune].
  5. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he was the victim of identity theft when someone falsely filed a tax return using his information [Deseret News].
  6. Rep. Mia Love discusses immigration policy while attending a naturalization ceremony for new citizens [Fox 13, ABC 4, KUER].
  7. Chinese stocks plummet again leading to another bad day on Wall Street in the U.S. [NBC News].
  8. The DABC has just four beer and wine licenses left to give out to restaurants [Tribune].
  9. Jason Mathis, executive director of the Downtown Alliance, discusses why Salt Lake City's economy is booming right now [Utah Policy].
  10. The Ashley Madison hack may be responsible for two suicides [Associated Press].

On this day in history:

  • 1609 – Galileo Galilei exhibited his first telescope in Venice.
  • 1718 – The city of New Orleans was founded.
  • 1916 – The National Park Service was established within the Department of the Interior.
  • 1944 – Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation.
  • 1950 – President Harry S. Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.