Situational awareness – September 20, 2019


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

  • Utah voters support raising the age to buy a gun to 21.
  • A mysterious whistleblower complaint is said to involve President Trump’s interactions with the leader of Ukraine.
  • The House votes to fund the government through late November.

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Friday trivia

Here’s an obscure head-scratcher to start your Friday, submitted by reader Gordon Jones:

What former House member from Utah became the ambassador to the Malagasy Republic following their defeat?

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Days to the 2019 Utah municipal elections: 46 (11/5/2019)

Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 129 (1/27/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 165 (3/3/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 277 (6/23/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 410 (11/3/2020)