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Situational Analysis | April 10, 2023

Good Monday morning to ya. It's National Siblings Day, so if you have one, a few or many, today's a great day to give 'em a call. 

What You Need to Know

Rapid Roundup


Utah Headlines

Political news

  • New polling and historic indictment (Hinckley Report)
  • Speaker Brad Wilson discusses trade mission to Taiwan (Inside Sources)
  • The IUP Panel on gun laws and the arraignment of former President Trump (ABC4)
  • What you need to know about Utah’s new alcohol laws (ABC4)
  • Tooele County to consider creating Utah Inland Port Authority 'Project Area' (Fox13)

General Utah news

  • Final police report of Enoch murder-suicide reveals a husband’s violent spiral, and a family ready for divorce (Deseret News)
  • Opening statements begin today in the Lori Vallow Daybell trial (KSL TV)
  • West Valley Students want to bring the Golden Spike back home (KSL Newsradio)
  • UDOT warns of potential prolonged closures, no travel period in Little Cottonwood Canyon (KUTV)
  • Top defendant in polygamous Washakie Renewable Energy fraud sentenced to prison (Fox13)
  • Medical malpractice law makes it hard to sue health care workers. Utah’s secretive panels make it harder. (Salt Lake Tribune)


  • Dirty Dough is proposing a countersuit against Crumbl in the #UtahCookieWars (Deseret News)
  • March jobs report hits ‘Goldilocks’ mark for Fed’s inflation fight (Deseret News)


  • State Board of Education green-lights 4 day school week in Piute County (KUER)


  • The Great Salt Lake seemed like it was dying. But there’s been a ‘miraculous’ shift. (Washington Post)
  • As flood risk looms, inside the scientific guesswork that keeps Utah water managers up at night (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Utah is abandoning coal power because it doesn’t pencil, Editorial Board writes (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Utah search and rescue braces for a tough and expensive season (KUER)
  • Winter by the numbers: Just how much snow did Utah get this year? (Deseret News)


  • Parents worry about inappropriate content online more than the specific age kids get social media (Deseret News)


  • Strep is bad right now — an antibiotic shortage is making it worse (NPR)
  • Half of women over 40 have dense breast tissue — here’s what that means (Deseret News)

National Headlines


  • The real-world costs of the digital race for bitcoin (New York Times)
  • Bill Clinton: Why has peace endured in Northern Ireland? Hope and history rhymed. (Washington Post)
  • What a 7th-century market in Medina can teach us about resolving conflict and injustice (Deseret News)
  • Rudy Gobert sent home after punching Wolves teammate (Fox13)
  • Here’s a list of the world’s most powerful passports. Japan is #1. (Deseret News)


  • Nashville council to vote on restoring expelled Tennessee lawmaker (AP)
  • Ireland readies a warm welcome for Biden, 'the most Irish' president since JFK (New York Times)
  • Iowa won’t pay for rape victims’ abortions or contraceptives (AP)
  • DeSantis pushes toughest immigration crackdown in the nation (New York Times)
  • Senate GOP wants Trump to stay away from 2024 races as his legal woes mount  (The Hill)
  • Clarence Thomas responds to criticism of undisclosed travel (Roll Call)

Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • The Russians took their children. These mothers went and got them back. (New York Times)
  • Russian attacks on Ukraine continue amid Easter pleas for peace (AP)
  • Ukraine's elderly often remain behind; here's how they've survived a year of war (NPR)
  • Ukraine says Russian forces using 'scorched earth' tactics in battle for Bakhmut (Reuters)
  • Leaked documents reveal depth of US spy efforts and Russia's military struggles (New York Times)


  • India is on the cusp of surpassing China to become the world’s most populous country, and its economy is among the fastest-growing in the world. But the number of Indian women in the workforce, already among the 20 lowest in the world, has been shrinking. (AP)
  • Iran installs cameras in public places to identify, penalise unveiled women (Reuters)

News Releases

Blake Moore to host town halls in Cache, Box Elder, Weber, and Davis Counties April 10th and 12th

Congressman Blake Moore will host a series of town halls on Monday, April 10th and Wednesday, April 12th in Cache, Box Elder, Weber, and Davis counties. He will discuss his roles on the House Ways and Means and Budget committees, his leadership on the Air Force and Depot caucuses, and ways he is working to address our national debt crisis and advocate for Utah’s defense community in Washington. All are welcome to attend. (Read More)

Assault and attempted kidnapping suspect in police custody

Granite Police Department detectives, in coordination West Valley City Police, have detained the suspect of the assault and attempted kidnapping incident which occurred at Whittier Elementary School on Thursday, April 6, 2023. The suspect is a 16-year-old male who is also a student at a non-traditional program in the Granite School District who lives in the area near the school where the assault took place. (Read More)

Lee travels to Latin America to support bilateral ties, counter growing Chinese influence

On Friday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) led by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) returned to the U.S. after visiting Panama, a principal partner, and major non-NATO allies Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. The delegation, which also included Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Ted Budd (R-NC), investigated the People’s Republic of China (PRC) growing influence in the region and supported U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s mission to strengthen U.S.-Latin America bilateral ties, security cooperation, and intergovernmental collaboration. (Read More)

Salt Lake Chamber and Women’s Business Center of Utah celebrate inaugural cohort of Diverse-Owned Business Accelerator

The Salt Lake Chamber and Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) concluded the inaugural cohort of their Diverse-Owned Business Accelerator. The seven-week cohort program, sponsored by Bank of America, was designed for diverse small business owners to enhance skills, direction or strategy for their businesses. Cohort attendees learned how to become more efficient, effective and successful in their business by establishing a business strategy roadmap and 90-day action plan, constructing a brand style guide, clarifying revenue streams and much more. (Read More)

Weber State announces 2023 Brady Distinguished Professors

Three faculty members have been named Weber State University’s 2023 Brady Presidential Distinguished Professors, representing the fields of radiological sciences, psychology and electrical computer engineering. The honor was established in 2006 to recognize WSU professors who demonstrate the highest quality teaching, scholarship, research and community service. This year's recipients are Robert "Bob" J. Walker, Leigh Shaw and Justin Jackson. (Read More)


Number of the Day

Number of the Day, Apr 10, 2023


Tweet of the Day

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  • UVU Conference on Domestic Violence — April 14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Register here
  • Teen Girls Experiencing Increased Sadness and Violence with Utah Women and Leadership Project — April 25, 12:00-1:15 pm via Zoom, Register here
  • United Utah Party State Convention — April 29, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Lehi High School with keynote speakers Teri McCabe and Jay Mcfarland
  • Mount Liberty College Spring Youth Seminar on The Virginian — May 6, 9 am-7 pm, Register Here

On This Day In History 

  • 1866 - ASPCA founded by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh, 54.
  • 1872 - First national Black Convention held in New Orleans
  • 1880 - Frances Perkins was born. She became the first female cabinet member when she became the Secretary of Labor in 1933. She was a key contributor to the Social Security Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • 1912 - RMS Titanic sets sail.
  • 1930 - Dolores Huerta is born. An outspoken activist, she was a labor organizer and along with Cesar Chavez, co-founded the United Farm Workers union.
  • 1942 - Bataan Death March begins.
  • 2019 - Four tiny sweat bees removed alive from a woman's eye in world's first operation of its kind at Fooyin University Hospital, Taiwan

Quote of the Day

”The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” 

—Robert Brault

On the Punny Side

Why do you go to bed in full armor?

It’s the best way to get a full knight’s sleep.


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