Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 48 days left in 2015.
Trump hammers Carson in Iowa. Herbert might support a new national monument in Utah. Sen. Aaron Osmond is stepping down to take over UCAT.
- 73 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
- 80 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus – (2/1/2016)
- 88 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary (tentative) – (2/9/2016)
- 119 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
- 130 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 162 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 229 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
- 361 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
Friday’s top-10 headlines:
- Donald Trump unleashes an amazing 95-minute rant during a campaign rally in Iowa that targeted, among others, new GOP frontrunner Ben Carson [Washington Post, New York Times].
- A new poll shows Democrats think Hillary Clinton would be more efficient than Bernie Sanders at passing her agenda [New York Times].
- Gov. Gary Herbert says he would back a new national monument in the state if it were part of a larger compromise on public lands [Deseret News, Tribune, KUER].
- There’s a lot of backbiting among Utah Democrats following the special election that sent Rep. Lynn Hemingway back to the legislature [Utah Policy].
- DCFS is appealing a judge’s ruling that a foster child should be removed from the care of a lesbian couple [KUTV, Fox 13, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Sen. Aaron Osmond announces he is stepping down from the legislature to become president of the Utah College of Applied Technology [Tribune, Fox 13].
- Rep. Rob Bishop is nonplussed by a television ad from an environmental group critical of his efforts to reform the Land and Water Conservation Fund [Deseret News].
- Former Attorney General John Swallow hires a new attorney to defend him on public corruption charges [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Salt Lake City launches a pilot program to restrict on-street parking on heavy snow days [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A panel supports renewing the Utah State Fair’s lease on the State Fairpark and putting up to $10 million toward improving the property [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1956 – The Supreme Court upheld a federal district court’s ruling in Browser v. Gayle that segregation on interstate buses was unconstitutional.
- 1967 – Carl Stokes became the first black U.S. mayor when he was elected in Cleveland.
- 1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
- 1998 – President Bill Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
- 2001 – Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban abandoned the capital Kabul without a fight, allowing U.S.-backed northern alliance fighters to take over the city.