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Situational Analysis | June 6, 2023

It's Tuesday and the 79th anniversary of D-Day. 

It's also the last day to file to run for municipal office. 

What You Need to Know

  • A dam has been blown up in Ukraine, sending a volume of water equal to the great Salt Lake downstream. The dam, which has been under Russian control for more than a year, provides water to cool the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Its destruction will have long-term consequences for the environment, for the people it's displaced and those who rely on it for fresh water and for the war. Ukraine is certain Russia blew up the dam, but Russia says it was Ukraine

Rapid Roundup


Honoring Living Color

Utah Business aims to bring awareness to the changing business landscape in Utah and create a foundation upon which further recruiting efforts can be built. Are you aware of an individual who has made it their mission to attract and foster diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the state of Utah? Make your nomination by June 16.


Utah Headlines

Political news

  • When will voters pick Rep. Stewart’s replacement? Gov. Cox ‘willing to call’ special session so lawmakers can set earlier date (Deseret News)
  • Jay Evensen: Can America fix Social Security the Swedish way? (Deseret News)
  • Does the working class believe in the American dream? A new Deseret News/HarrisX national poll reveals a working class who remain skeptical (Deseret News)
  • Utah police union backs Trent Staggs' Senate push (KUTV)
  • Lawmaker to take 'close look' at assisted living discharge notice rules (KUTV)
  • Reyes joins forces with other AGs to urge passing of fentanyl act (Fox13)
  • Dozens file for municipal office around Utah County in first days of filing period (Daily Herald)
  • Utahns have no right against partisan gerrymandering, congressmen tell Supreme Court. The Utah Supreme Court is scheduled to hear appeals in a lawsuit challenging political maps drawn by the Legislature on July 11. (Salt Lake Tribune)

General Utah news

  • ‘Show Up’ for service event encourages summer volunteering (KSL TV)
  • 2 teens arrested, accused of bringing loaded guns to Highland High School (KSL)
  • Kaysville makes changes to July 4th parade after girl's death last year (KUTV)
  • ‘I am not safe with you’: Home video shows pattern of control and manipulation hours before Enoch murder-suicide (Deseret News)
  • As raging waterfalls draw hikers, Utah rescue agencies prepare for the worst (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • 'I know my rights': Youth soccer coach charged after interaction with city worker (KUTV)


  • Airlines expect to make $10 billion this year despite economic slowdown (KSL)
  • Microsoft to pay $20 mln to settle US charges for violating children's privacy (Reuters)
  • Apple releases $3499 Vision Pro headset, first major new product in a decade (Wall Street Journal)


  • The gospel of reconciliation. Why people of faith should unite for civil rights (Deseret News)


  • Utah senators ask about affirmative action, diversity while vetting higher education board nominees (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • How these Utah professors are addressing ChatGPT in the classroom (Deseret News)
  • Dream of earning diploma achievable, even while incarcerated (Deseret News)


  • Steve Handy: Congress can speed up America's push for cleaner energy (Deseret News)
  • Opponents cite concerns over dust and water usage, as DEQ opens Parleys Canyon mine to public comment (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Judge issues split ruling in lawsuit over Utah Lake islands project (Fox13)
  • Snowpack buys Utah’s water supply some time but planning for a drier future is key (KUER)


  • Why are millennials and Gen Z waiting to get married? (Deseret News)
  • Utah pilot program aims to support grieving children (St. George News)


  • Utah joins other states in extending Medicaid coverage for new mothers (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Bad paperwork is driving most of the turnover on Utah’s Medicaid rolls (KUER)

National Headlines


  • Seeing the sacrifices of D-Day through veteran eyes: The remarkable thing about the Normandy invasion is that the soldiers involved fully understood what they were doing. They went willingly. (Deseret News)
  • ‘It was tough’: World War II veterans return to Utah Beach to mark D-Day’s 79th anniversary (AP)
  • Normandy marks D-Day’s 79th anniversary, honors WWII veterans (AP)
  • France's last surviving D-Day commando joins beach landing anniversary (Reuters)
  • This D-Day veteran, 101, witnessed World War II history from his boat (Washington Post)
  • Photos from D-Day give glimpse into historic World War II invasion 79 years ago (USA Today)


  • Unresponsive pilot seen slumped over before deadly Virginia plane crash, officials say (AP)
  • Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who was convicted of spying for Russia, dies in prison (AP)
  • Neighbor angry over playing children fatally shoots Black Florida mother (AP)


  • Gov. Sununu says he won’t run for president because he doesn’t want to split opposition to Trump (Deseret News)
  • Cornel West announced his bid for president with the People’s Party. (New York Times)
  • Pence files paperwork to launch 2024 presidential campaign (Washington Post)
  • Trump lawyers ask Justice Dept. not to charge Trump in classified docs case (Washington Post)
  • Trump’s swimming pool flooded surveillance video room at Mar-A-Lago, report says (Forbes)
  • Texas sheriff calls for charges after DeSantis migrant flights (The Hill)

Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • Collapse of major dam in southern Ukraine triggers emergency as Moscow and Kyiv blame each other (AP)
  • Ukraine blames Russia for blowing up a major southern dam (NPR)
  • Villagers flee after Kakhovka dam destroyed, flooding Ukraine war zone (Reuters)


  • Shelling, looting in Sudan's capital as military factions battle for eighth week (Reuters)
  • The Arab Spring is in its death spiral. Does the West still care? (The Atlantic)
  • At least $900,000 stolen by employees of US-based aid group operating in Congo (AP)
  • Prince Harry tells London court 'vile' press has blood on its hands (Reuters)

News Releases

Utah Treasurer Marlo Oaks appoints Mark Siddoway and David Zucker to SITFO Board of Trustees

Utah Treasurer Marlo M. Oaks today announced the appointment of Mark Siddoway and David Zucker to the School and Institutional Trust Funds Office (SITFO) Board of Trustees.

When Utah became a state in 1896, Congress granted approximately seven million acres of land into 12 separate trusts for the support of state institutions, the largest being a trust for the perpetual support of public schools. In 2014, the Utah Legislature created SITFO as an independent state agency with a five-member Board of Trustees, chaired by the State Treasurer, to invest the funds produced by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration’s (SITLA) management of the land. (Read More)

Salt Lake County recognized for excellence in financial management

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded Salt Lake County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2021.

Salt Lake County’s 2021 annual comprehensive financial report won the award for demonstrating a “spirit of full disclosure” and clear communication. (Read More)


Number of the Day

Number of the Day, June 5, 2023 (1)


Tweet of the Day

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  • Municipal election filing period — June 1-6 (unless using ranked choice voting)
  • Bolder Way Forward Launch — June 9, 9 am-1 pm, Zions Technology Campus, Register here
  • Interim Days — June 13-14, Utah State Capitol,
  • Bellwether International Symposium on Bridging the Religious Divide with the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy — June 16, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, Little America, Register here
  • Municipal election filing period for cities using ranked choice voting — August 8-15

On This Day In History

  • 1683 - World’s first university museum opens in Oxford, England
  • 1799 - Patrick Henry dies at 63
  • 1816 - There are 10" of snow in New England, part of a "year without a summer" which followed the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia
  • 1939 - Marian Wright Edelman is born. After earning a degree at Yale Law School, she became the first Black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar. In 1973, she founded and became president of the Children’s Defense Fund.
  • 1944 - D-Day
  • 1968 - Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night
  • 2013 - Edward Snowden discloses US government operations

Quote of the Day

"Two kinds of people are staying on this beach—the dead and those who are going to die."

—Col. George A. Taylor, commanding the Sixteenth Infantry Regiment, First Infantry Division, on Omaha Beach.

On the Punny Side

My dad quit his job to pursue his dream in archeology.

His career is now in ruins.


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