Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – September 8, 2015

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Sanders takes the lead over Clinton in New Hampshire. Utahns oppose the creation of a new national monument in the state. Becker set to hit the airwaves.

The clock:

  • 56 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 132 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 139 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 140 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 184 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 294 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 427 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Bernie Sanders now leads Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by 11-points according to a new poll, while Clinton leads Sanders by 11 in Iowa [Wall Street Journal].
  2. In an interview, Clinton says she does not need to apologize for using a private email server while at the State Department because what she did "was allowed" [Associated Press].
  3. President Barack Obama issues an executive order mandating paid sick leave for the employees of federal contractors [NBC News].
  4. A new poll shows Utahns overwhelmingly would oppose President Obama creating a new national monument within the state [Utah Policy].
  5. If a planned sales-tax hike passes in November, it could cause more disparity in what things cost in different cities [Tribune].
  6. What will replace the current Utah State Prison in Draper when it eventually moves north to Salt Lake City? [Tribune]
  7. Three former Salt Lake City police officers have filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the City and the police department [Deseret News, Tribune].
  8. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is set to hit the airwaves with a TV campaign ahead of this November's election [Deseret News].
  9. This could be a big week in the fight over funding for Planned Parenthood. House conservatives want to include legislation to pull federal funds for the organization in a bill to avoid a government shutdown [The Hill].
  10. Tonight is Stephen Colbert's first night as the new host of The Late Show [CBS News].

On this day in history:

  • 1565 – The first permanent European settlement in what is now the continental United States was founded on the site of the present St. Augustine, Florida.
  • 1664 – The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York.
  • 1935 – An assassin shot U.S. Sen. Huey P. Long (D-La.) at the Capitol in Baton Rouge. Long died two days later.
  • 1966 – "Star Trek" premiered on NBC-TV.
  • 1974 – President Gerald Ford granted former President Richard Nixon, who had resigned a month earlier in the wake of the Watergate scandal, a full pardon for any offenses he may have committed during his years in office.