Situational awareness - February 19, 2019

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Tuesday's news at a glance: Utahns want to keep the ban on trucks on the Legacy Highway. Bernie Sanders is again running for president. 16 states sue to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration.

Friday trivia winners: Clint Warby's question befuddled most of our readers. The Richards family from Parowan produced Utah's first state official - Morgan Richards who was state auditor from 1896 to 1901 and his son Alma, who won the Olympic gold medal in the high jump in 1912. 

Only two readers submitted the correct answer:

Mike Mower (3 in a row for him) and Charlie Roberts.

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Today is the 50th day of the year. There are 314 days remaining in 2019.

23 days until the final day of the 2019 Utah Legislature (3/14/2019)

74 days to the Utah State Republican Party Organizing Convention (5/4/2019)

104 days until the municipal election filing period opens (6/3/2019)

108 days until the municipal election filing period ends (6/7/2019)

175 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)

259 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)

342 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)

350 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)

618 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)