Situational awareness – January 10, 2020

Good morning from Salt Lake City and TGIF!

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

  • Legislative leaders are increasingly frustrated over school funding impasse.
  • Gubernatorial hopefuls debate in St. George.
  • Impeachment trial could begin next week.

“Damn right, Mike!”

Late-night host Stephen Colbert praises Sen. Mike Lee for standing up to President Trump on Iran. 

Watch the clip below:

Friday trivia

The first trivia question of the new year (and decade) comes from Rep. Brady Brammer.

“Name the person that was a deputy marshal of Great Salt Lake City and also owned and operated the Hot Springs Hotel and Brewery located at what is now known as the Point of the Mountain.”

Send your guesses to me via email at [email protected]. The third person with the correct answer gets the honor of asking next week’s question.

Good luck!


Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 17 (1/27/2020)

Days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses: 24 (2/3/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 53 (3/3/2020)

Days to the final day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 62 (3/12/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 172 (6/30/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 298 (11/3/2020)