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New airport COVID-19 testing lets travelers avoid mandatory quarantines

New airport COVID-19 testing lets travelers avoid mandatory quarantines

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:20pm

A new COVID-19 testing service at Salt Lake City International Airport can ensure travelers don't have to stay in lockdown once they reach their destination.
Utah school districts could lose $ if they don't offer 'broad-based in-person learning'

Utah school districts could lose $ if they don't offer 'broad-based in-person learning'

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:56pm

Republican Sen. Todd Weiler says he is "thrilled" the Salt Lake City Board of Education voted to resume in-person learning in its middle and high schools starting Feb. 8, but he is nonetheless proceeding with SB107.
'Political football'? Biden wants review of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase boundaries

'Political football'? Biden wants review of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase boundaries

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan 20th - 8:14pm

As expected, President Joe Biden said he will have the U.S. Department of Interior conduct a review of the boundaries for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, both of which were created in a tempest of controversy and then later reduced amid equal outcry.
Utah Senate approves $43 million in tax cuts for retired military, Social Security

Utah Senate approves $43 million in tax cuts for retired military, Social Security

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:11pm

The Utah Senate voted unanimously to pass SB11, a bill that would use about $43 million out of the $80 million already set aside for some form of a tax cut this year to reduce income taxes for Utahns on Social Security and military retirement.
A look inside Gov. Cox's plan for his first 500 days in office

A look inside Gov. Cox's plan for his first 500 days in office

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:26pm

"Like all well-used road maps," Cox said, "this One Utah Roadmap will be dog-eared and lovingly consulted over the next year and beyond."
43-year-old man charged with sexually exploiting teen girl in Utah County

43-year-old man charged with sexually exploiting teen girl in Utah County

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:17pm

A Saratoga Springs man who attempted to rent an apartment with a teen girl he was allegedly having an illegal relationship with has been charged.
St. George appoints its first female mayor

St. George appoints its first female mayor

Ashley Imlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:44pm

St. George appointed its first female mayor in the southern Utah city's 159-year history on Tuesday.
Layton girl in 'quite serious' condition after being hit by truck

Layton girl in 'quite serious' condition after being hit by truck

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:16pm

A child is in serious condition after being hit by a truck in a Layton crosswalk Monday afternoon.
Authorities identify man who died in Tuesday construction accident at Geneva Rock

Authorities identify man who died in Tuesday construction accident at Geneva Rock

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 20th - 1:56pm

Authorities have identified a man who died after a dump truck fell down an embankment at Geneva Rock on Tuesday.
What can officials do to build trust in the COVID-19 vaccine? Messaging matters, Qualtrics study finds

What can officials do to build trust in the COVID-19 vaccine? Messaging matters, Qualtrics study finds

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:47pm

A recent Qualtrics survey found that when public figures support a vaccine, it raises the likelihood a person is to get it themselves.
2,159 more COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths reported Wednesday in Utah

2,159 more COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths reported Wednesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 20th - 1:45pm

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 2,159 on Wednesday, with 10 more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Further scrutiny may be applied to deaths where law enforcement is involved

Further scrutiny may be applied to deaths where law enforcement is involved

Hannah Petersen, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 12:43pm

Amid dozens of reform bills concerning law enforcement officers' use of force, the first bill on the topic passed the House on the session's opening day and moves onto the Senate for debate.
Will the Biden presidency change Utah politics? That depends, leaders say

Will the Biden presidency change Utah politics? That depends, leaders say

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 12:16pm

"It's hard to know," said Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson. "At this point, we are optimistic."
Utahn among those President Trump pardons on way out the door

Utahn among those President Trump pardons on way out the door

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:52am

A Utah resident was among the dozens of people President Donald Trump pardoned Tuesday on his last full day in office.
Authorities identify woman who died in Jan. 10 crash on I-80 in Tooele County

Authorities identify woman who died in Jan. 10 crash on I-80 in Tooele County

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:25am

Authorities have identified one person who died in a Jan. 10 fatal crash on I-80 in Tooele County.
Vaccine mailbag: Answers to questions you had about the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine mailbag: Answers to questions you had about the COVID-19 vaccine

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:08am

Here are answers we've found to some of the questions you've asked us about vaccine supply, duration of vaccine immunity, side effects and more.
Corner Canyon teacher returns to classroom after beating COVID-19

Corner Canyon teacher returns to classroom after beating COVID-19

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:37am

Tuesday was an exciting but nerve-racking day for a Corner Canyon High School teacher who returned to the classroom for the first time since ending up in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.
Boy slides onto lost knife, causing significant injuries, police say

Boy slides onto lost knife, causing significant injuries, police say

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:33am

A boy who police say was injured after sliding onto a knife that he was looking for had to be hoisted out of a Cache County canyon on Monday and taken to a Salt Lake hospital.
Venmo scams: Protecting yourself from fraudsters

Venmo scams: Protecting yourself from fraudsters

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:32am

An email has been circulating, supposedly from the popular money transfer app, Venmo, that asks users for personal information.