Situational awareness – July 22, 2019

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City

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Here are the stories you should pay attention to this morning:

  • Nearly half of Utahns approve of Gov. Gary Herbert’s job performance.
  • Only 38% of Utahns say they’re ready to vote to re-elect President Trump in 2020
  • Congress prepares for Robert Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday

Trivia answer

“When Senator Ted Kennedy lost his driver’s license due to the Chappaquiddick incident, what Utah staffer drove him to and from work every day for a year?”

Quite a few readers knew that future Utah congressman Wayne Owens served as Kennedy’s personal driver for the year following Chappaquiddick. The first three to submit a correct answer were:

  • Mike Mower
  • Clark Larsen
  • Cole Capener

If you’d like to be our guest quizmaster, submit your questions to me via email at [email protected]. If we use your trivia stumper, we’ll send you a limited-edition laptop sticker.

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