Situational awareness – August 14, 2020

Good morning from Salt Lake City and TGIF!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Trump’s all-out assault on vote-by-mail.
  • Legislative Republicans back off a plan some were calling “backdoor vouchers.”
  • Teachers in the Granite School District say they don’t feel safe returning to class, but they don’t have enough support for a strike.


Break out your maps! This week’s question comes from Zachary Zundel:

Ten political entities legally share sovereignty within the boundaries of the State of Utah. Utah and the United States are two of the ten. Name four of the remaining eight entities.

Email your guesses to me at [email protected]. We’ll select a winner at random from the correct entries. 

Good luck!

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