What you know about July 4 is wrong. Primary saw 10 percent turnout in SL Co. KCPW raises much-needed cash.
Happy Thursday. Tomorrow is America's birthday. Or is it? What you think you know about the Fourth of July and our nation's founding may be wrong. It's not what we were taught when we were younger, i.e. the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on the 4th, the Liberty Bell wasn't rung to celebrate America's independence and Betsy Ross didn't sew the first American flag. Read this so you can have some fun facts to talk about at tomorrow's BBQ. [WaPost]
Topping the news: The Salt Lake County Clerk says 10 percent of voters participated in the primary election and it was mostly thanks to mail-in ballots. [Trib]
-> Officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not deport a mother and her children living illegally in Utah until they can provide her with the funds to live again in El Salvador. Other immigrants hope for similar outcomes after President Barack Obama announced his plan for immigration reform. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @TheNardvark: "There should be a morning after pill for Supreme Court decisions."
-> From @alejandrocrosa: "Hey Americans now that you realized you like soccer, let me tell you about this other really awesome thing called 'the metric system.'"
Happy Birthday: To Jordan Giles, district office manager for Rep. Chris Stewart, and former state Rep. David Clark. On Saturday to state Rep. Johnny Anderson, R-Taylorsville. And on Sunday to former state Sen. and Police Chief Jon Greiner.
Programming Note: Cornflakes is taking off the 4th of July to celebrate, and we hope you are too. We'll return to your inboxes and computer screens on Monday. Have a safe and happy holiday.
-> It'll take one to two years to fix the site of a May oil spill near the Green River. [DNews]
-> Today, July 3, is "Call Your Military Hero Day" according to legislation passed in the 2014 session. [DNews]
-> The U. is changing its fight song, so you can now sing that you're a Utah fan instead of being a Utah man. [Trib] Pat Bagley offers his take on what the U. song should be, based on the World Cup. [Trib]
-> Davis County is in the midst of an economic upturn, with 2.7 percent tax revenue growth this year. [StandEx]
-> Bryan Schott does a quick reality check of his predictions so far this year and finds some spot on, and others completely off. [UtahPolicy]
-> Provo city officials are looking to the public for ideas on a new city flag. [Fox13]
Nationally: President Barack Obama is upset over the congressional gridlock and he's letting Republican politicians know it, saying to them, "so sue me." [WaPost]
-> Gender equality in pay is as much a problem at the White House as it is elsewhere in the nation. Women working for the president make 88 cents to the dollar that men make; Press Secretary Josh Earnest was left fumbling to explain the difference. [WaPost] [Politico]
-> The Department of Veterans Affairs' director of medical investigations resigned, making him the fifth senior official to leave after reports showed inadequate care and extended wait times for patients throughout the nation's hospitals. [NYTimes]
-> Hillary Clinton has recently come under fire for the high price she charges to speak at universities, which includes $300,000 for a UCLA event this past March. [WaPost]
-> Soccer fans of Team USA are banding together to get 100,000 signatures on their petition to change the name of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to honor goalie Tim Howard, who set a world record in the World Cup. [Politico]
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-- Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner
|1.||USU football: Aggies won’t dwell on loss to Tennessee|
|2.||BYU football: Texas QB Ash won’t play vs. Cougars|
|3.||Five myths about the California drought|
|4.||For many black Mormons, racism is a bigger issue than sexism|
|5.||USU Football: Tennessee beats Utah State 38-7|
|6.||BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit|
|7.||Orem police track down stolen ring to a gut-wrenching place|
|8.||The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City|
|9.||Kate Kelly: As sisters in Zion, inclusion of women is common goal|
|10.||BYU will face a backup QB Saturday vs. Texas|