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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, pictured in 2018, said at a legislative interim committee meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, that after a ruling from the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Legislature now has to decide what to do about a state law over how Utahns can change their sex on their birth certificate.

After Utah Supreme Court ruling, lawmakers must now decide how to define sex on birth certificates

By Becky Jacobs | September 15, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Shelly Wenzbauer is overcome with emotion while speaking at a news conference encouraging vaccinations and mask use to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson tells Utah leaders to ‘step up’ on supporting masks, COVID-19 vaccines

By Becky Jacobs | September 14, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students begin the first day of school at Granger High School in West Valley City, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. A Utah doctor and nurse Thursday pleaded with people to wear masks and get vaccinated to reduce the number of children getting sick with COVID-19.

Utahns’ choices are ‘hurting children,’ doctor warns, as more kids get sick with COVID-19

By Becky Jacobs | September 14, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) COVID-19 testing being done at a TestUtah site in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Utahns can no longer make COVID-19 testing appointments with TestUtah

By Becky Jacobs | September 14, 2021, 5:12 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ou, one of the founders of Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR), who was recently named to Forbes' 50 Over 50 project, attends the Lehi Farmers Market, featuring business owners who are part of PIK2AR’s Pacific Island Business Alliance on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.

This Utah woman was born in Tonga and adopted by a LDS family. How she found her identity.

By Becky Jacobs | September 8, 2021, 5:24 p.m.

(Utah State Board of Education) Mark Daniels, a theater teacher at Weber High School, was named the 2022 Utah Teacher of the Year by the State Board of Education.

Utah’s new Teacher of the Year wants ‘every student to feel like a star’

By Becky Jacobs | September 3, 2021, 9:58 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A health worker tests Morgan Munfod for COVID-19 at the Utah Department of Health parking lot, on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

Doctors urge Utahns to take COVID-19 precautions over Labor Day weekend

By Becky Jacobs | Scott D. Pierce | September 3, 2021, 7:38 p.m.

(Intermountain Healthcare) Thomas Kearl, in wheelchair, leaves Intermountain Medical Center Aug. 24, 2021, after spending 223 days in the hospital while sick with COVID-19. Kearl requested that Kenny Loggins' song "Celebrate Me Home" be played as he said farewell to the medical team that cared for him.

Salt Lake City man who once thought COVID-19 was like flu now says ‘it’s a plague’

By Becky Jacobs | September 3, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students begin the first day of school at Whittier Elementary in West Valley City, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

This is what happens in Utah schools when a student gets COVID

By Becky Jacobs | Courtney Tanner | September 1, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

(Utah Pride Center) Stacey Jackson-Roberts was named the new CEO of the Utah Pride Center. She starts Sept. 1, 2021.

Stacey Jackson-Roberts comes home to lead Utah Pride Center

By Becky Jacobs | Kaitlyn Bancroft | August 28, 2021, 2:14 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Erin Preston, dressed as her great, great grandmother, Lucy Augusta Rice Clark, who she says was the first woman to vote in a Republican National Convention, joins the rally on Women’s Equality Day at the Capitol on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, to encourage Utah to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

‘Do not give up’: Utahns rally at Capitol in support of Equal Rights Amendment

By Becky Jacobs | August 27, 2021, 2:26 a.m.

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)

Utah ranked worst state for women’s equality — again

By Becky Jacobs | August 25, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Amelia Powers Gardner stands for a portrait after being sworn in as Utah County commissioner in Provo on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Powers Gardner proposed a resolution Thursday, Aug. 18, 2021, updating the county's break time policy for nursing employees.

Utah County makes it easier for its employees to breastfeed on the clock

By Becky Jacobs | August 20, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Janel Hulbert spends time with her children Henrik, Cambria, Vebika and Miles, from left, at a park near their home in Roy on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Hulbert who struggled balancing work and home during the pandemic left her part-time job last fall to take care of her four children, ages 5 to 13. The tipping point was when her youngest was left unattended for nearly two hours on a school bus last fall after he was picked up for preschool.

‘I felt like a crap mom and crap employee’: Utah women share caregiving struggles during COVID-19

By Becky Jacobs | August 20, 2021, 3:29 a.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students begin the first day of school at Whittier Elementary in West Valley City, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

Granite School District students start 3rd year of learning during COVID-19 pandemic

By Becky Jacobs | August 17, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Christian Parrish Takes the Gun, known professionally as Supaman, performs a dance for the start of the 15th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit held on the Utah Valley University campus on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.

See all the good that Utah tribes and others can do when they team up, says state leader

By Becky Jacobs | August 9, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Irina Slaughter poses for a photograph at the University of Utah, Monday, June 28, 2021. Slaughter is a master's student at the U. and received a scholarship from the Salt Lake City branch of the American Association of University Women.

Utah universities are changing how they handle female-only scholarships. Here’s why.

By Becky Jacobs | August 6, 2021, 5:54 p.m.

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)

Here’s what you said would improve the lives of Utah women

By Becky Jacobs | July 26, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

(The Salt Lake Tribune) Clockwise from top left: Christine Durham, Liz Owens, Christine Watkins and Rebecca Chavez-Houck.

Is it fair to label Utah the worst state for women’s equality? Female leaders weigh in.

By Becky Jacobs | July 26, 2021, 3:18 p.m.

(Gillespie family) Bettye Gillespie, a civil rights leader in Utah, died July 2, 2021, in Ogden at age 92.

Bettye Gillespie, who fought for equity and civil rights in Utah, leaves ‘long,’ ‘deep’ legacy

By Becky Jacobs | July 19, 2021, 11:49 p.m.

(John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) Utah native Esther Peterson, front right, hands John F. Kennedy the final report of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women on Oct. 11, 1963.

Meet the Utah woman who broke with tradition and served under 3 U.S. presidents

By Becky Jacobs | July 16, 2021, 4:27 p.m.

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Police ask for public’s help after 7-year-old girl shot, killed in Wasatch County

By Becky Jacobs | July 10, 2021, 11:44 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Amonica Dau, 4, plays with Kayla Rees, 17, as they cool off at the Taylorsville Recreation Center outdoor pool on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

Here’s where you can stay cool in Salt Lake County during Utah’s hot weather

By Becky Jacobs | July 10, 2021, 6:03 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Becky Jacobs.

I dug into Utah’s reputation as the worst state for women. Here’s what I found.

By Becky Jacobs | July 9, 2021, 4:47 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A detail from the new "Utah Women 2020" Mural, featuring 268 Utah women from the past and present, on the Dinwoodey building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.

Quiz: See if you can tell whether this quote is about Utah women in 1964 or 2019

By Becky Jacobs | July 9, 2021, 4:45 p.m.