ArchiveLocal 04-07-21Holly Richardson·April 7, 2021·Last updated:May 4, 2021 Share Deseret News Utah reps say Delta, Coca-Cola, MLB bending to ‘misinformed’ political pressure over Georgia voting law – Utah GOP Reps. Chris Stewart and Blake Moore issued a joint statement saying they are “disappointed in the large corporations that have bent to misinformed political pressure over Georgia’s recent voting law. We believe the statements and decisions made by several corporations were based on a fictitious narrative, not facts.” Paris Hilton returns to Utah for ceremonial bill signing to regulate troubled-teen centers – Hilton, Breaking Code Silence advocacy group now turns eye to federal reforms What JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Jon Huntsman Jr. see coming in the post-pandemic economy – Utah businesses are taking advantage of opportunities to win broader swaths of their respective markets. By leaning all the way into this generational opportunity, Hansen said, Utah is poised to further solidify its positions as not just the crossroads of the West, but the crossroads of the world. Utah trucking company owner admits to bribing FedEx manager, lying to get PPP loan – Hubert Ivan Ugarte, 52, of Draper, paid a FedEx senior manager in the Salt Lake City hub $490,000 to obtain preferential treatment for delivery routes he would not have qualified for under the shipping company’s policies. The rise of electric vehicles is disrupting life in a small Western community – A proposed lithium mine in rural northern Nevada has created unlikely alliances as efforts to address climate change clash with the impacts of mining. Can we replace cancel culture with ‘accountability culture’? – While cancellation is a swift and relentless blacklisting, accountability allows public figures to own up to their mistakes and vow to do better Salt Lake Tribune Weber County Commission declares ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ – Commissioners also praise several commenters for sharing conspiracy theories about federal and local government at Tuesday public meeting. Utah’s minority political parties welcome Oaks’ talk disputing belief that Latter-day Saints should be Republicans – Church leader said in General Conference that ‘we should never assert that a faithful Latter-day Saint cannot belong to a particular party or vote for a particular candidate.’ Thousands of Utah women left the workplace during COVID-19 pandemic, new report shows – Women are feeling burned out as they quit jobs due to caregiving responsibilities and stress, according to new data New Utah law blocks vaccine passports if you’re on a college campus or at a state government building – Private businesses are free to require vaccinations. Other Hill Airforce base prepares to create new diversity office (ABC4) – Officials say the new office will combine Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Employment, Disability Program Management, and Resource Advocacy under one director. ONLY ON ABC4: Paris Hilton joins panel conversation to discuss using voice for change (ABC4) – “I knew I needed to use my platform and my voice to make change,” Hilton explains. ‘Cold’ podcast launches new season focused on Joyce Lynn Yost murder case (KSL) – Joyce Lynn Yost disappeared from her apartment here on an August weekend in 1985. She is believed to be dead, killed by a man who was intent on keeping her from testifying against him in a criminal trial. Her body has never been found. Crowned: 2 Utah men (both in the dental field) all smiles after winning ESPN bracket challenges (KSL) – When Baylor beat Gonzaga, it put Chris Jacobsen alone at the top of ESPN’s bracket challenge, out of 14.7 million entries. Andy Johnson, who lives in Monroe, won the ESPN women’s bracket challenge. COVID Corner Utah gets $30 million to help vaccinate communities of color (Salt Lake Tribune) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding aims to close the coronavirus inoculation gap. More than 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Utah (Salt Lake Tribune) – Almost 580,000 are fully vaccinated Why does poll show ‘dramatic’ surge in optimism among Utahns about COVID-19? (Deseret News) – Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics credited the state’s increased vaccinations against the virus and decreasing case counts for the upbeat attitude. What you need to know about your coronavirus vaccine cards and the future of passports (Deseret News) – Once individuals are fully vaccinated, health care professional recommend copying the vaccine card and storing it somewhere safe in case it is needed as proof of inoculation COVID: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time (BBC) – President Jair Bolsonaro continues to oppose any lockdown measures to curb the outbreak. Young people are driving the latest Covid-19 surge, especially in Michigan (NBC) – “We’re seeing more and more young people get into serious trouble,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said. Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines (NPR) – The three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are safe and effective and were made in record time. But they aren’t ideal. Biden moves deadline for all US adults to be eligible for Covid vaccine to April 19 (CNN) – With all states having opened eligibility to the public or at least having announced when they plan to do so, Biden announced that every adult in the country will be eligible to be vaccinated by April 19, instead of his original deadline of May 1. Five states account for nearly 44 percent of new US COVID-19 cases (The Hill) – New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.