Situational Analysis – April 9, 2021

We made it to another Friday. I hope you have lovely plans for the weekend. I know I do. 

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News you need to know

  1. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II “passed away peacefully” at Windsor Castle. The couple celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in November 2020. He was 99. 
  2. The CDC declares racismCDC declares racism ’a serious public health threat.’ Rep. Sandra Hollins worked on a resolution saying the same thing, but it lacked enough support to pass.
  3. Be smart out there. Search and rescue crews for Zion National Park have been out on three dehydration calls in the last week. And it’s not even mid-April.
  4. The SC shooter who killed five people was former NFL player Phillip Adams who then killed himself. 
  5. Russia has more troops at the Ukraine border than at any time since they “annexed” Crimea in 2014. 
  6. And speaking of Russia, Putin opponent Alexei Navalny is not getting appropriate health care and Amnesty International says Russia may be slowly killing him. (Of course, that would be after they tried to swiftly kill him.) 


5 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
15 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention (04/24/2021)
21 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)
22 days until the in-person Utah GOP Organizing Convention (05/01/2021)
155 days until half-way through the Cox/Henderson’s administration’s 500-day plan (09/11/2021)