Utah would benefit most from Obama's immigration orders. More "secret" bills on Utah's Capitol Hill. Utah's jobless rate up slightly.


  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 63
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 108
  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 260
  • Days to the 2015 election - 344
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 420
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election - 715

Monday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Utah has the highest percentage of undocumented immigrants that would benefit from the president's executive actions on immigration [Tribune].
  2. The flood of "secret" bills on Capitol Hill is showing no signs of slowing down [Utah Policy].
  3. A report from a Republican-led House committee finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 Benghazi attack [CNN]. 
  4. The grand jury debating possible charges against a Ferguson police officer involved in the shooting death of a black teenager will reconvene on Monday [The Hill].
  5. Utah's jobless rate moves upward slightly to 3.6% [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Daily Herald].
  6. Mia Love is appointed to the House Financial Services committee [Tribune].
  7. The Utah National Guard would be among the first to lose their Apache helicopters under a new plan from the Army [Tribune].
  8. Kirk Jowers warns against efforts to gut the compromise reached by lawmakers and Count My Vote organizers [Tribune].
  9. A group of gun control advocates deliver an online petition to Gov. Herbert's office calling on Utah to rethink its policy regarding guns on college campuses [Deseret News, Tribune].
  10. Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at the age of 78 [Washington Post].

On this day in history:

  • 1871 - The National Rifle Association was incorporated.
  • 1859 - British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution.
  • 1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assissin of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1971 - Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from an airline over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom. His fate remains unknown.