Situational awareness – August 10, 2020

Good morning from Salt Lake City

Let’s Monday!


10 days to the 6th special session (8/20/2020)

45 days to the 1st Congressional District debate (9/24/2020)

50 days to the Utah gubernatorial debate (9/28/2020)

52 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/01/2020)

58 days to the Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)

63 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)

66 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)

70 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate (10/19/2020)

85 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)

163 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)

168 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

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

  • The U.S. passes 5 million coronavirus cases.
  • Utah lawmakers may take up a plan to give tax credits to parents whose kids can’t attend school in person.
  • A Jon Huntsman write-in effort looks to be picking up steam.


I was off last week, so we had to wait a bit to crown our trivia winner. 

Florence E. Allen was the first woman appointed to a state supreme court and first woman appointed to the Federal Court of Appeals. Her father, Clarence Allen, served in the Utah House of Representatives. 

Congratulations to Zachary Zundel who was chosen at random from our correct answers. He on deck to ask this Friday’s trivia question. 

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