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Two extra coronavirus sufferers recognized in Summit County; state’s sixth case reported in Salt Lake County

Editor’s be aware: 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. Summit County has two extra instances of COVID-19 — and each of them are out-of-state guests that don’t depend towards the state’s whole. However with the addition Friday of a affected person recognized in Salt Lake County, Utah has six confirmed instances. The Summit County sufferers are each males between the ages of 18 and 60, the Summit County…

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Salt Lake Metropolis police received’t share knowledge with surveillance firm Banjo

Amid considerations from privateness advocates that the corporate’s surveillance system goes too far, the division mentioned in a information launch that it was dedicated to defending civil liberties “whereas making certain applicable legislation enforcement safety to the neighborhood” and would discontinue its preliminary assessment of the product. “As legislation enforcement, we’re longing for the help {that a} product like Banjo presents. However we do take private privateness very critically,” Brown mentioned in an announcement. “The founding rules of this nation embody the rights of the person and their privateness. Due…

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Utah sees third coronavirus case confirmed; ‘state of emergency’ declared in Salt Lake Metropolis

Utah has its third case of COVID-19, the illness brought on by the coronavirus, the Utah Division of Well being reported Wednesday. The affected person is a person in Summit County, underneath the age of 60, and is recovering at residence. Earlier than he fell ailing, he traveled to Europe and had shut contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, the division stated. State well being consultants and the Summit County Well being Division are working to establish and get in touch with anybody who could have been in shut contact…

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Downtown Salt Lake Metropolis eating places simply misplaced some huge cash with ban on public LDS convention attendance

Wednesday’s determination by church leaders to have a virtual-only convention — a transfer to assist stop the unfold of the coronavirus — “will possible have a cloth affect on Salt Lake Metropolis eating places,” mentioned Brad Plothow, vice chairman of communications at Womply, a nationwide software program firm that tracks small-business gross sales. “Final yr,” he mentioned, “the Saturday of Basic Convention was the No. 1 income day of the whole yr for Salt Lake Metropolis eateries.” Gross sales on that day, April 6, had been up 13% for a…

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Salt Lake Tribune names its nonprofit board of administrators

Salt Lake Tribune Proprietor and Writer Paul Huntsman has introduced members of a brand new board to information Utah’s largest every day newspaper into its future as a nonprofit. Huntsman, who bought The Tribune in 2016 and is giving up his sole possession within the landmark transfer, will function board chairman. He stated the brand new administrators will assist hone long-term monetary methods, whereas avoiding direct involvement in information and editorial choices. Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune The Salt Lake Tribune Writer Paul Huntsman. The distinguished businessman stated…

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Salt Lake Metropolis to constructing builders: Go electrical

Editor’s observe • This story was funded partly by a grant from Solutions Journalism Network to look at methods Utah companies and people are working to cut back the state’s air air pollution downside. Salt Lake Metropolis desires to cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions and transition to a renewable electrical energy provide within the subsequent 10 to 20 years. To be able to obtain the primary objective and reap the benefits of clear electrical energy from the second, town is encouraging builders to construct with out pure gasoline and use…

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Salt Lake Metropolis’s Sampan restaurant is pressured to shut quickly after almost 30 years in enterprise

After working Salt Lake Metropolis’s Sampan Asian Delicacies for almost three many years, homeowners Peter and Mingmee Sum have been able to retire. The couple are of their early 60s and located a purchaser for the enterprise, at 695 S. 2100 South. They have been on the brink of shut the deal and the switch the lease. On the final minute, although, the proprietor of the Plaza 7-21 strip mall made different plans. “We have been advised our lease has already been provided to a different social gathering,” the homeowners…

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