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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - June 10, 2014
Salt Lake City won't bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Don't expect a Mike Leavitt campaign in 2016. The Salt Lake City VA Hospital has the 9th-longest wait times in the U.S.
Tuesday's Utah political news highlights:
- 14 days to Utah's 2014 primary election
- 147 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 230 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 511 days until the 2015 elections
- 587 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 882 days until the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Not surprisingly, Salt Lake City officially bows out of the race to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention [Tribune, Deseret News].
- People close to former Gov. Mike Leavitt say they don't expect him to run for political office in 2016 [Utah Policy].
- Utah may ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stop married same-sex couples from applying for benefits if it the 10th Circuit Court declines to issue a stay [Tribune, Deseret News].
- An attorney for a Salt Lake City police officer who refused an assignment at Sunday's Pride festivities says his client is being defamedbecause of the conflict [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Salt Lake City VA hospital has the 9th longest wait time in the country at an average of 73 days [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Gov. Gary Herbert talks wildfire preparedness with President Obama [Tribune].
- 1801 - The North African state of Tripoli declared war on the United States because of a dispute over safe passage of merchant ships through the Mediterranean.
- 1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.
- 1940 - Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.
- 1964 - The U.S. Senate voted to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting down a filibuster by Southern lawmakers.
- 1967 - The Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agree to a cease fire.
- 1985 - Socialite Claus von Bulow was acquitted by a jury on charges he tried to murder his wife.
- 1999 - Yugoslav troops left Kosovo, prompting NATO to suspend its 78-day air assault.
- 2003 - Ontario, Canada issued the full same-sex marriage licenses in North America.
- 2007 - The final episode of "The Sopranos" aired on HBO.
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