Situational awareness – September 12, 2019

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City

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

  • The Utah Supreme Court says doing away with partisan school board elections is okay.
  • Utahns overwhelmingly support requiring background checks for all gun sales.
  • Democratic presidential hopefuls debate in Houston

A little personal news

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After a three-decade hiatus, I’m making my return to the performing stage as Maury in the Empress Theater’s production of “Disaster! The Musical!” It’s a hilarious spoof of 1970’s disaster films. If you’re looking for some family-friendly entertainment, kindly consider grabbing some tickets. You’ll even get to hear me sing some of your favorite songs from the decade of leisure suits and wide collars. 


Days to the 2019 Utah municipal elections: 54 (11/5/2019)

Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 137 (1/27/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 173 (3/3/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 285 (6/23/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 418 (11/3/2020)