- Why does the U.S. have so much gun violence? These experts weigh in - In the aftermath of mass shootings in Boulder, Colo., and Atlanta, Ga., America is grappling with solutions on gun violence.
- Many Utah ‘mom and pop’ businesses are on the road to pandemic recovery - The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Small Business Pulse Survey indicated 22% of small businesses expect to return to normal within six months, with 3 in 5 Utah small businesses reporting they have already fully recovered or expect to be fully recovered by September.
- Another general conference of firsts this Easter weekend - Rapid expansion of broadcast partners in dozens of new nations brings more of conference to more Latter-day Saints worldwide
- What Mitt Romney thinks of Biden administration so far, and where GOP is headed - Hit and miss for Biden, and, Trump’s influence will be felt for a longtime in today’s GOP.
- Utah commemorates National Vietnam Veterans Day in this Photo of the Day - March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day because it was the day in 1973 that the last US troops left Vietnam.
- Meet 3 little-known Utah women who’ve changed our state for good - These women used their power to make changes on behalf of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation
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- Just-resigned Salt Lake County GOP chairman says he is still in the race to become head of Utah Republican Party - Scott Miller stepped down from the Salt Lake County GOP on Sunday after allegations of harassment and bullying behavior from more than a half dozen Republican women.
- Three old streams bring one sparkling new attraction to Salt Lake City’s west side - Three Creeks Confluence Park showcases Red Butte, Emigration and Parleys waterways near the Jordan River Parkway Trail.
- Exclusive: Utah’s power brokers helped Draper pharmacist with customs holdup on drug import - State officials including Senate President Stuart Adams wanted to make the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine available to Utahns as an off-label treatment for COVID-19.
- Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said he will not vote for new federal gun laws - The Utah senator argues that firearm policies should be developed at the state level.
- These are the safest cities in Utah - In order, the top ten are, #1, Spanish Fork, then Syracuse, Kaysville, Bountiful, North Ogden, Pleasant Grove, Clinton, Springville, Farmington, and Saratoga Springs.
- What questions do you have for Mayor Erin Mendenhall? - Readers can submit questions for the mayor here. The Editorial Board will bring a few of them to her during Tuesday’s Editorial Board meeting.
- Sen. Mike Lee calls migrant camps at southern border ‘unacceptable’ - Says he encountered smugglers and cartel members yelling at him and other senators across the border.
- Harassment claims weren't ignored, Salt Lake County GOP chair says (KUTV) - "The executive committee took immediate action that we thought would remedy the situation,” said acting chair Scott Rosenbush. Any action taken by the committee was invisible to the multiple women who have made harassment allegations against the party.
- Weber County considers whether to issue a new mask mandate after the COVID-19 'endgame' (FOX 13) - Counties across Utah contemplate new mask orders.
- FEMA gives Utah another $1.8 million for COVID-19 response (FOX 13) - According to a FEMA news release, the most recent round of funding will go to University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics for the purchase of personal protective equipment to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at hospitals.
- Top Hill AFB official fired, under investigation by Air Force (Standard Examiner) - Col. Chris Boring was recently relieved of his duties as commander of Hill 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group and is under investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, whose main functions are criminal investigations and counterintelligence services.
- Enoch 4th-grader organizes fundraiser to help families in need (St. George News) - Briley Orton, 10, is spearheading a fundraising drive to help families struggling with cancer and other medical challenges.
- Former US Surgeon General defends Birx in tweets following CNN special report (CNN) - "Fascinating to see zero support for Birx- the lone female doc in the room- even among women. In fact, women seem to be the most critical of her. It took more courage for her to stay than to leave, and people who weren't there have no clue how much worse it could've been w/o her," tweeted Dr. Jerome Adams.
- Vaccine passports: New details on how they would work (FOX 8) - According to reports, the passport would come as a scannable code that users could easily bring up on their smartphone. Printable paper copies would also be available to those without that technology.
- One dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines was 80% effective in preventing Covid in CDC study of health workers (CNBC) - Two doses are better than one, the CDC said, adding that the vaccines’ effectiveness jumped to 90% two weeks after the second dose.
- Coronavirus likely came from animal, not a lab, WHO draft report finds (CNN) - Survey of experts in relevant fields concludes that new variants could arise in countries with low vaccine coverage.
- New Covid vaccines needed globally within a year, say scientists (The Guardian) - Survey of experts in relevant fields concludes that new variants could arise in countries with low vaccine coverage.
- My BMI qualified me for the coronavirus vaccine. Why did I hesitate to schedule an appointment? (CNN) - “At first, I thought that I would not sign up for a vaccine appointment because there is nothing wrong with me. I didn't want to take a slot from someone who actually needed it.”
- Biden, health officials sound alarm as signs of covid surge proliferate (Washington Post) - Daily case counts are rising, younger people replaced seniors in some U.S. hospitals, and the United States moved beyond the milestone of 30 million cases since the outbreak began.