Situational awareness – October 18, 2018

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.

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Executive summary: Challengers in the 1st Congressional District take shots at Rob Bishop, but mostly miss. Lawmakers planning on a special session on medical marijuana in November. Trump orders federal agencies to cut their budget by 5%.