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Friday, April 4, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 4, 2014
Herbert praises Utah's economy. Iron County's GOP chairman is generating some controversy by challenging for a Utah House seat.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 21 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 81 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 214 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 297 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 577 days to the 2015 elections
- 642 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 948 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Gov. Gary Herbert touts Utah's economy at his annual economic summit [Deseret News, Tribune, ABC 4].
- Controversy erupts in Iron County when the GOP Chairman there decides to run for the legislature [Utah Policy].
- Bob Bernick says the "Count My Vote" compromise should help moderate Utah's politics [Utah Policy].
- Utahns get their chance to air their concerns about the states criminal justice system [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Iron County officials tell the Bureau of Land Management to come up with a plan for removing wild horses or they will take the matter into their own hands [Tribune].
- A new survey says workplace discrimination against older Utahns is rampant [Tribune].
- A Utah appeals court upholds the firing of a Davis County attorney who was dismissed because of misconduct during a criminal trial [Deseret News, Standard-Examiner].
- The Obama administration opens Medicare to elderly, same-sex couples who are legally married, including those in Utah [Tribune].
- The South Jordan City Council unveils a study calling for a major mixed-used development near the Frontrunner station there [Tribune].
- Reporters will not be allowed on Temple Square during this weekend's LDS General Conference [Tribune].
- 1818 - Congress decided the U.S. flag would add a new star for every new state admitted to the union.
- 1841 - President William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia one month after his inauguration, becoming the first U.S. president to die while in office.
- 1850 - The city of Los Angeles was incorporated.
- 1887 - Susanna Medora Salter became the first woman elected mayor of an American community - Argonia, Kansas.
- 1949 - Twelve nations, including the United States, sign the North Atlantic Treaty.
- 1968 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee.
- 1981 - Henry Cisneros became the first Hispanic elected mayor of a major U.S. city - San Antonio, Texas.
- 1983 - Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
- 1988 - The Arizona Senate convicted Gov. Evan Mecham of two charges of official misconduct and removed him from office.
- 2003 - U.S. forces seized Saddam International Airport outside Baghdad.
- 2006 - The Iraq tribunal charged Saddam Hussein with genocide and crimes against humanity.
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