WSU professor put on leave after posting ‘abhorrent’ tweets in aftermath of George Floyd’s death
A Weber State University professor whose tweets following the death of George Floyd were described by university officials as “abhorrent” is on administrative leave.
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Michelle R. Smith and Nicky Forster, Associated Press | Updated Jun 3rd - 7:21am
As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transmissions of the coronavirus.
Zeke Miller and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press | Updated Jun 3rd - 6:45am
Protests were largely peaceful and the nation's streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African Americans.
Steve Peoples, Associated Press | Updated Jun 2nd - 11:02pm
Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.
Steve Karnowski and Amy Forliti, Associated Press | Updated Jun 2nd - 10:23pm
The state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving.
McKenzie Romero, KSL | Updated Jun 2nd - 10:20pm
Two children are dead after police say their father killed them and then took his own life in a Daybreak home.
Marjorie Cortez, KSL | Updated Jun 2nd - 9:50pm
More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the ouster of Weber State University criminal justice professor Scott Senjo.
Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted Jun 2nd - 9:45pm
Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting in Magna that left a third man paralyzed.
Ryan Miller, KSL.com | Posted Jun 2nd - 9:18pm
Numerous faiths congregated in front of First United Methodist Church in downtown Salt Lake City for a rally over the death of George Floyd.
Zeke Miller and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press | Updated Jun 2nd - 9:04pm
Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation’s streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd’s death and demanded that New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”
KSL.com Staff | Updated Jun 2nd - 9:03pm
For the second straight night, demonstrators assembled at Washington Square Park, but this night, there was no formal protest planned.
Carter Williams, KSL.com | Updated Jun 2nd - 8:58pm
Utah's Public Health and Economic Emergency Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that most of Utah moves into a "smart green" phase.
Bryan Anderson, Gary D. Robertson and Jill Colvin, Associated Press | Updated Jun 2nd - 8:44pm
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.
Dennis Romboy, KSL | Posted Jun 2nd - 8:23pm
Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt took off the gloves Tuesday in a Republican primary election debate, belting each other high and low on criminal justice reform, campaign finances and politicization of the office.
Ryan Miller, KSL.com | Posted Jun 2nd - 8:01pm
While Utah civil rights leaders are thankful more local citizens appear willing to stand up against injustices, they believe it has to be done in the proper way.
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL | Posted Jun 2nd - 7:25pm
All four GOP candidates vying to hold the 1st Congressional District seat tout their experience as the reason to secure a primary victory in June and most stand on the same principles: reducing the budget deficit, protecting constitutional freedoms and thwarting the threat posed by China.
Carter Williams, KSL.com | Posted Jun 2nd - 7:04pm
The BLM recently released an updated report regarding a program aimed to relocate wild horses and burros, but a wild horse advocacy group is blasting a federal plan to round up additional horses this year.
Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Updated Jun 2nd - 6:01pm
It began with Attorney General Bill Barr standing with his hands casually in his pockets, not wearing a tie, surveying the scene at Lafayette Park across from the White House, where several thousand protesters had gathered for more demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd.
John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Jun 2nd - 4:45pm
"Into the Unknown" is a highlight of "Frozen II," but it's somehow a million times better when Michael Scott from "The Office" sings all the high notes.
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