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Situational Analysis - October 2, 2020

Happy Friday morning. Good news: We're another day past that noxious presidential debate. Bad news: We're one day closer to the next one.


5 days to the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)
10 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)
11 days to the day mail-in ballots can begin to be sent out (10/13/2020)
13 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)
13 days to the second presidential debate (10/15/2020)
17 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate (10/19/2020)
19 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/21/2020)
20 days to the third presidential debate (10/22/2020)
32 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
109 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
115 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Hinckley Report tonight: Debates & Election Surprises
Candidates clash as they hit the debate stage to address their visions for the future. Utahns react as major bombshells are revealed just weeks before the election. The Senate ramps up for a confirmation fight, and leaders across the state continue to adapt to the spread of COVID-19. McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic, Rosie Nguyen, reporter with ABC4, and Frank Pignanelli, political commentator and lobbyist with Foxley & Pignanelli, join host Jason Perry on the Hinckley Report, this Friday at 7:30 pm.

Today At Utah Policy

New reports show Huntsman, Cox raised big money for their campaigns
By Staff
Former GOP Gov. Jon Huntsman raised $3.426 million $3.426 million in his run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination this year -- an effort that ended June 30 with a 1 percentage-point loss to Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox. Cox himself has so far this campaign season -- remember he started running for the job to succeed his boss, Gov. Gary Herbert, way back in June 2019 --  raised $3.3 million as of new filings. He spent $2.8 million and has $500,000 in cash as he heads into the final month of campaigning.
images/mugs-300/LaVarr_Webb.jpgWebb's Wrap: Luntz predicts Democratic wins . . . Legislative start date . . . school children are winners thanks to SITLA . . Rudy takes on China
By LaVarr Webb
 I heard pollster and political analyst Frank Luntz speak (remotely) on Wednesday at a Salt Lake Chamber event. It was the day after the recent presidential debate, and Luntz was quite pessimistic about the leadership of the country. He was appalled at the behavior of Trump and Biden during the debate and worried about what the insults and name-calling taught the country's young people about civility, decency and respect. "Democracy was just shattered," he said.
images/articles/dutch-puppy.jpgChange of pace: Like barking dogs? I do
By LaVarr Webb
In most circumstances, being awakened at night by a barking dog is a major nuisance. But when I hear a dog barking in the middle of the night, it's rather reassuring. It's good to know the dogs are out there, keeping watch. We live in the northwest corner of Box Elder County, a very remote part of Utah, 35 miles west of Snowville, six miles off the closest paved highway. Our neighbors are scattered ranches, and the nearest is a mile away.

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Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report 10-1-20
Outdoors Report -- Salt Lake Tribune: A little reservoir behind the University of Utah is helping save an endangered fish -- Salt Lake Tribune: LDS Church's northern Utah ranch is proving to be a model for Western livestock grazing -- KSL.com:  Tourism brought Utah $10B in 2019, but how will the industry recover post-COVID-19? -- KSL.com:  Off limits: Great Salt Lake's Gunnison Island and pelican rookery
Hong Kong bill with portions of Curtis language passes committee
Congressman John Curtis (R-UT),a  member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the China Task Force, released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted unanimously in support of the Hong Kong People's Freedom and Choice Act, a comprehensive bill that includes language from Congressman Curtis's Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act.
Inland Port Authority signs agreement with SecurSpace for truck parking space
Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) and SecurSpace have signed an agreement aimed at identifying additional statewide locations for safe and secure truck parking. SecurSpace is an online marketplace that connects trucking companies looking for truck and trailer secure parking and storage options to property owners with dedicated or excess capacity.
images/Logos/betterutahinstitute-newlogo.pngBetter Utah urges Utahns to vote
Pumpkins are out, leaves are falling, the evenings are cooler. This can only mean one thing: it's voting season! I don't have to tell you what's at stake-you know how important this election is. But as ballots go out, a couple things to remember:   1.  Check your voter registration now. We've heard reports of some people being moved to "inactive" on the voter rolls without their knowledge. Check vote.utah.gov today to make sure you're set to vote.



(From History.com)

1780 - Thirty-year-old British Major John Andre, an accomplice of Benedict Arnold, is hanged as a spy by U.S. military forces in New York.
1919 - Pres. Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke that leaves him partially paralyzed and effectively ends his presidential career.
1967 - Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first Black Supreme Court justice.
1985 - Hollywood icon Rock Hudson dies of AIDS, the first  major celebrity to die of the disease. His death helps change public perceptions of AIDS.

Wise Words

Fear: "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time." Mark Twain

Lighter Side

Breakfast Quip

What does it mean when you find out the milk you just put on your Grape-Nuts has gone bad?
You've caught a cereal killer.

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