Here’s the news you need to know on the morning of Nov. 2.
Four presidential candidates, four rallies
If polls are any indication, multiple presidential candidates have a shot at winning Utah. As our own Lisa Riley Roche reported, the campaigns of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Evan McMullin all hosted rallies Tuesday in the state.
Trump’s rally had notable speaker Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who said it’s important for true conservatives to vote for the GOP nominee and not Independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin, Roche reported.
Meanwhile, Trump’s national opponent had a celebrity-filled rally, with "Lord of the Rings" actor Sean Astin speaking on her behalf, according to Roche's report.
"I really thought, man, a solid third-party would be fantastic in this country. But next Tuesday, either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is going to be elected president," he said. "If you don't vote for Hillary Clinton, you're not voting for Hillary Clinton. You'll have to live with that."
McMullin's campaign hosted an event at Ruth’s Diner in Emigration Canyon. He answered questions during lunch about his thoughts on foreign policy, the electoral college and postelection plans.
Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson met with supporters at the American International School of Utah. He said Trump and Clinton would both “lead dysfunctional presidencies,” Roche reported.
Iowa police officers killed in ‘ambush’ attack
Two police officers from Des Moines, Iowa, were shot and killed Tuesday in an apparent “ambush” style killing while sitting in their police cars, according to NPR. The first officer’s death happened just after 1 a.m., with the second death occurring 20 minutes later.
So far, law officials are unsure what inspired the attack, since the cops were just sitting in their vehicles.
But police spokesman Paul Parizek issued a warning to cops.
"He says there is 'clearly danger' right now for police officers in the area because the officers were gunned down while sitting in their cars doing nothing wrong,” according to The Associated Press. “He says the department has doubled up its officers to better protect them."
Salt Lake City to help the homeless this winter
How will Utah’s capital city help the homeless this winter?
Mayor Jackie Biskupski has a plan, saying Tuesday that “nothing is off the table,” the Deseret News reported. She said she plans to allocate $250,000 to open St. Vincent de Paul Dining Halland and $150,000 to the Weigand Homeless Resource Center so they can both act as emergency winter shelters.
But the Salt Lake City Council doesn’t think it’ll be enough.
"We're still waiting for a proposal that actually identifies what we have identified as an issue in Salt Lake City, which is an overflow issue," City Council Chairman James Rogers said, according to the Deseret News. "We just want to make sure anybody who is on the street that wants to be off the street at night has that opportunity."
Council members also expressed concern that there are more homeless people on the Salt Lake City streets than in previous years, which is why Biskupski’s plan doesn’t help.
Historic World Series game tonight
If you haven’t caught a World Series game yet, now’s the time. Tonight, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs will compete in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Oh, yeah, it’s on.
On Tuesday, the Cubs, facing a 3-2 deficit in the series, crushed the Indians, 9-3, mostly thanks to starter Jake Arrieta’s nine strikeouts and Addison Russell’s grand slam early in the game, according to NPR.
Later tonight, Indians stronghold Corey Kluber, who won Game 1 and Game 4, and Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs will get the nods for the game.
This will be the 37th Game 7 in World Series history. It’ll also be a historic night for both the Cubs and Indians. While Cleveland hasn’t won the World Series in 71 years, the Cubs have been without a championship for 108 seasons, according to The New York Times.
“If you’re a fan of baseball, this is the best outcome that you could possibly hope for in a World Series anyone’s been alive for,” Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who hit a home run Tuesday, told The Times. “A couple of years ago, it went Game 7, but the Indians not winning since ’48 and us since 1908 — it’s gonna be good. History’s gonna be written tomorrow one way or another, and we’ll be a part of it forever.”
Obama sings Prince
OK, so, President Barack Obama may be out on the campaign trail for Clinton and enjoying his last few months as president, but that hasn’t stopped him from spending time with children.
As The Huffington Post reported, Obama, who is a self-professed Prince fan, decided to sing the song “Purple Rain” with a young boy who had dressed up as Prince on Halloween. Photos were captured of the moment on Twitter and Instagram.
Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret Digital Media.