Situational awareness – July 1, 2019

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City

Welcome to July! Today is the last day of the first half of 2019.

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Here are the stories we’re following today:

  • KSL radio host Jay Mcfarland is prepping a run for Congress against Ben McAdams.
  • Tax reform task force public hearings continue.
  • Trump visits North Korea.

Trivia time!

If a Republicans wins the 2020 gubernatorial election in Utah, it will mark the 11th straight election the GOP has triumphed. Utah Republicans are currently tied with Democrats in Oregon for the longest streak of gubernatorial contests won by the same party. 

Several readers sent in the correct answer, but our three winners were:

  • Edward Bennett
  • Richard Jaussi
  • Mike Mower

If you have a trivia question for our readers, send it to me at [email protected] If I use your question, I’ll send you one of our limited-edition laptop stickers. That’s a pretty good deal!

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