Situational awareness – September 11, 2019

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City

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Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:

  • Overall, Utahns trust Republicans more than Democrats on gun policy, but women say they trust Democrats more according to our new poll.
  • President Trump fires national security advisor John Bolton.
  • Republicans narrowly hang on to a North Carolina congressional seat.

18 years ago today

I was anchoring the morning news on one of our local public radio stations when I heard NPR’s Carl Cassell announce that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. My mind immediately thought of a small aircraft hitting the building. I had no idea how wrong those mental images would turn out to be.


Days to the 2019 Utah municipal elections: 55 (11/5/2019)

Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 138 (1/27/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 174 (3/3/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 286 (6/23/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 419 (11/3/2020)