Situational Analysis – February 23, 2021

Welcome to National Banana Bread Day and National Dog Biscuit Day. Happy Tuesday.

Yesterday, Utah’s legislative leaders unveiled a new tax proposal that would provide additional relief to veterans, senior citizens and families, the US Supreme Court refused to hear a a challenge to Pennsylvania’s presidental election results, denied Trump’s bid to keep his tax returns private and Merrick Garland began his confirmation hearing to be the US Attorney General.

If you only have time for one thing today: Check out this story by ABC4 and their “In Focus” discussion on “Safe/Not Safe.” Coming from a family who lost a loved one to violence, Denae Shanidiin understands how ordinary places like a hiking trail, childhood home, grocery store, or gas station can be triggering or uncomfortable for someone who survived trauma. She partnered with local photographer Jonathan Canlas to create the Safe/Not Safe photo series that profiles Utahns of color in places where they feel unsafe and then in places where they go to find refuge. Powerful photo documentary.


10 days to the end of the 2021 Utah Legislature (3/5/21)
50 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
66 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)