Situational awareness – December 5, 2018

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City.

Today is a national day of mourning to honor former President George W. Bush. Several government offices and agencies will be closed today to pay tribute to the former president. Here’s a list. News networks will be wall-to-wall with coverage today. Here’s a schedule of what to expect.

Happy “Repeal Day”! On this day in 1933, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, which abolished prohibition in the U.S.

Thanks for reading Utah’s most complete and comprehensive daily political newsletter. We help get you up to speed on the most important local and national political stories of the day. Follow our social media feeds on Twitter and Facebook

Talk to us! If you have any news tips, suggestions, complaints or just want to give us some feedback, feel free to drop us an email.

Executive summary: Wilson taps a Democrat for a key Utah House post. Stewart defends Trump’s reaction to Khashoggi killing. Mueller says Flynn should get no jail time for his cooperation in the Russia investigation.