Situational awareness – September 13, 2019

Good morning from Salt Lake City and TGIF!

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

  • Utahns support bans on assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines.
  • Romney won’t endorse anyone for president in 2020.
  • Democratic presidential candidates debate in Houston.

Friday trivia

What Utahn famously tangled with former Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the height of his anti-communist purges during the 1950’s?

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Days to the 2019 Utah municipal elections: 53 (11/5/2019)

Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 136 (1/27/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 172 (3/3/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 284 (6/23/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 417 (11/3/2020)