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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - June 17, 2014
Suit seeks to block changes in the operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. Lawmakers grill DABC officials. Rejected school board candidate says Utah's process for getting on the ballot is unconstitutional.
Tuesday's Utah political news highlights:
- 7 days to Utah's 2014 primary election
- 140 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 223 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 504 days until the 2015 elections
- 580 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 875 days until the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- A group of former Salt Lake Tribune employees file suit to block a change in the operating agreement between that paper and the Deseret News claiming it may doom the Tribune [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Lawmakers have some harsh words for DABC officials about a change in the way they handle single-event liquor licenses [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz has some harsh words about the way President Obama is handling the situation in Iraq [Deseret News].
- A rejected state school board candidate has filed suit saying the process to get on the ballot is unconstitutional [Tribune].
- Rep. Dana Layton and former Rep. Brad Daw are facing off over privacy issues in their upcoming primary election battle [Daily Herald].
- Sen. Daniel Thatcher says public officials shouldn't hirepolitical allies who then work on their campaigns [Utah Policy].
Tuesday's World Cup schedule:
- 1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston during the Revolutionary War.
- 1789 - The Third Estate in France declared itself a national assembly and undertook to frame a constitution.
- 1856 - The Republican Party opened its first convention in Philadelphia.
- 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City.
- 1928 - Amelia Earhard embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
- 1963 - The Supreme Court struck down rules requiring the recitation of the Lord's Prayer or the reading of Biblical verses in public schools.
- 1972 - Five burglars were arrested inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, which started the Watergate political scandal.
- 1994 - After leading police on a chase through Southern California, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nichole, and Ronald Goldman.
- 2008 - Hundreds of same-sex couples got married in California on the first day gay marriage became legal by order of that state's highest court.
- Belgium vs. Algeria (10:00 am, ESPN)
- Brazil vs. Mexico (1:00 pm, ESPN)
- Russia vs. South Korea (4:00 pm, ESPN)
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