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Utah’s homeless extra susceptible to coronavirus, consultants say

Editor’s be aware: The Tribune is offering readers free entry to important native tales in regards to the coronavirus throughout this time of heightened concern. See extra protection here. However these ideas could also be significantly laborious for Utah’s homeless inhabitants to comply with, since individuals who reside in encampments typically have restricted entry to hygiene providers, whereas those that depend on shelters discover themselves in cramped rooms full of dozens of others in search of refuge from the weather. “We really feel it’s not an ‘if,’ it’s going to…

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Utah Legislature indicators off on repeal of straight-party voting

Since 2013, Rep. Patrice Arent has sponsored the identical invoice — amongst different payments — yearly: a repeal of the choice on Utah ballots to help all of the candidates of a selected occasion with a single vote. Initially, the Milcreek Democrat’s proposal was useless on arrival on the Republican-controlled Legislature. Final yr, the invoice made it out of committee and thru the Home solely to “die on the board” as it’s referred to as on the Capitol, failing to be heard within the Senate earlier than the stroke of…

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Letter: Officers are overreacting to the coronavirus

The state of Utah, Salt Lake Metropolis and the Salt Lake Metropolis College District’s workplace are however a number of of the a whole lot of governmental and quasi-governmental businesses which have now depended on hysteria to make disastrous coverage selections. I’ve been in touch with all of these above-mentioned native businesses and requested all of them what medical professionals they’ve consulted who’ve endorsed them on the disastrous and ill-informed selections they’re making on our behalf with relation to the COVID-19 “outbreak.” With out exception it has been numerous well…

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Ashley Korenblat: ‘Vitality dominance’ agenda fails Utah’s out of doors recreation economic system

In Utah, trails = financial growth. From our internationally famend locations, like Moab and Park Metropolis, to a rising variety of rural Utah communities which can be investing in entry to Utah’s nice open air, trails result in income flows from each guests and companies who need to find in locations with a top quality of life. Giant and small, new and previous, firms throughout Utah depend upon entry to our out-of-doors to recruit and retain workers, and in flip we rely upon these firms to offer jobs for our…

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Utah man in love triangle will get 22 years in jail for killing trainer

Norfolk, Va. • A Utah man who was in a love triangle and mistakenly killed a Virginia elementary college trainer was sentenced Friday to 22 years in jail. Ed Shaw, 72, was sentenced after pleading guilty in October to second-degree homicide within the demise of Caroline Hendrix, The Virginian-Pilot reported. Court docket paperwork stated Shaw and his now-24-year-old ex-lover Teniqu Cushman plotted to kill Alex Novak, Cushman’s ex-boyfriend. Prosecutor Brent Johnson stated Cushman informed Shaw that Novak emotionally abused her and he or she wished Shaw to precise revenge on…

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Utah courts are canceling some hearings and holdings others through video to restrict coronavirus unfold

Editor’s word: The Salt Lake Tribune is offering readers free entry to essential native tales in regards to the coronavirus throughout this time of heightened concern. See extra protection here. The Utah courts system issued a sweeping order Friday night that postpones proceedings in sure “non-essential” instances throughout all ranges of the judiciary, and asks that court docket issues be performed, when attainable, through video or over the telephone. Third District Presiding Decide Mark Kouris was the one one who issued a memo Friday exercising that new authority earlier than…

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Utah limiting Everclear purchases as individuals flip to the sturdy spirit to make hand sanitizer

Editor’s notice: The Salt Lake Tribune is offering readers free entry to essential native tales concerning the coronavirus throughout this time of heightened concern. See extra protection here. Utahns on the lookout for the extremely wanted however hard-to-find hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus pandemic are turning to an unconventional place to get their disinfectant repair: liquor shops. A lot in order that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Management is limiting purchases of Everclear, the potent grain alcohol, to 2 bottles per buyer. Starting Friday afternoon, liquor shops throughout the state…

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Jamelle Bouie: Bernie Sanders and the Case of the Lacking Youth Vote

The youngest voters in Michigan, these 18 to 29 years previous, gave the overwhelming majority of their votes to Sanders. However at 16% of the citizens, in accordance with exit polling, they have been overwhelmed by the oldest voters, who have been 20% of the citizens and gave most of their votes to Joe Biden. The subsequent youngest voters (aged 30 to 44) additionally backed Sanders, 52% to 42%. However they have been swamped, in flip, by the subsequent oldest voters (aged 45 to 64) who backed Biden 62% to…

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Two arrested after 18-year-old Utahn shot to dying in his entrance yard

Police arrested two Friday individuals in reference to the slaying of a Utah teenager, who was shot Thursday night time in entrance of his residence and in entrance of members of the family throughout some type of dispute involving medication. Layton Metropolis Police mentioned they obtained a name from the 18-year-old sufferer’s mom at about 11:45 p.m. When officers arrived at a house close to 700 N. Fairfield Street, they found the sufferer — later recognized as Kannon Beesley — had been shot within the “higher torso.” Beesley was taken…

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Regardless of coronavirus, Utah film theaters and a few cultural venues staying open — with limitations

Cabin fever is a minor ailment in comparison with COVID-19 — however lots of people could endure from it within the coming weeks, with so many locations closing and occasions being canceled in response to the coronavirus outbreak. A number of Salt Lake Metropolis-area entities are remaining open, although with restrictions to remain inside the state of Utah’s really useful limits towards mass gatherings. This record could also be topic to vary, however these are among the many companies working to remain open: • The Megaplex Theatres chain, which has…

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