Situational awareness – January 13, 2020

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City

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

  • Utah voters favor curbs on insulin co-payments.
  • Sen. Mike Lee contradicts Trump administration officials on Iran intelligence.
  • President Trump is urging Senate Republicans to dismiss the impeachment charges against him.

Trivia winners

An impressive number of our readers knew that Porter Rockwell was a deputy marshal of Great Salt Lake City and was the owner and operator of the Hot Springs Hotel and Brewery at the Point of the Mountain.

Our winner (and the third person to submit the correct answer) was Kenneth Sizemore. He gets to ask this Friday’s trivia question.

Congratulations to everyone who got the correct answer!


Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 14 (1/27/2020)

Days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses: 21 (2/3/2020)

Days to the New Hampshire primaries: 29 (2/11/2020) 

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 50 (3/3/2020)

Days to the final day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 59 (3/12/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 169 (6/30/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 295 (11/3/2020)