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(Chris Detrick  |   Tribune file photo) Legendary Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, shown here yelling to his players during a game in 2009, died May 22, 2020, at the age of 78.

Noteworthy Utahns who died in 2020: Judges, advocates, artists, athletes, coaches, trailblazers

By Sean P. Means | Nate Carlisle | January 12, 2021, 4:27 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) TestUtah Covid-19 testing at the 800 North location in Orem on  June 9, 2020. While TestUtah was first set up under a no-bid process, new contracts have required its operator, Nomi Health, to change to a different lab and a different test.

State officials, after forcing TestUtah to change tests and labs, are still negotiating its new agreement

By Nate Carlisle | Erin Alberty | October 1, 2020, 5:55 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The area known as The Canyon begins to take shape with crews stretching fabric over metal fins to simulate southern Utah canyon walls during the first phase of construction of the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

These are the Salt Lake County businesses that had COVID-19 outbreaks

By Nate Carlisle | October 1, 2020, 12:45 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Health Department has provided a list of businesses that had a COVID-19 workplace outbreak, which includes Visible Supply Chain Management in West Jordan.

Salt Lake County lists workplaces that had COVID-19 outbreaks — from warehouses to bars to religious sites

By Nate Carlisle | October 1, 2020, 12:45 a.m.

(Courtesy photo) Sister missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teach a young man in Lyon, France.

Some scholars see Trump years adding to problems abroad for LDS Church

By Nate Carlisle | September 29, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Josue Rivera Pabon, who says he is still suffering the consequences in the form of unpaid bills, lost wages and health problems after getting coronavirus twice this year from the JBS Beef Plant in Hyrum, poses on Sept. 25, 2020. Rivera resigned from the company in August. According to the Bear River Health Department, 385 JBS employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, which has also said no deaths have been linked to the outbreak.

Months after a coronavirus outbreak at Utah meatpacking plant, employees wonder why they didn’t get more help

By Nate Carlisle | Norma Gonzalez | September 28, 2020, 1:32 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Shoppers wear masks as they shop at the weekly Liberty Park Market at Liberty Park on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

State reports 1,017 new COVID-19 cases, and hospital numbers continue to climb, but no new deaths

By Nate Carlisle | September 26, 2020, 11:10 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Amy Powers joins other protesters gathered outside the federal building on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Salt Lake City in opposition to filling the Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

March through downtown SLC encourages Mitt Romney, Mike Lee to tap brakes on Supreme Court replacement

By Nate Carlisle | September 26, 2020, 10:57 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Most of the visitors wore masks as they shopped the Farmers Market at Orem City Park, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.

Utah County, long resistant to mask mandates, reacts with resignation and frustration to new requirements

By Nate Carlisle | Norma Gonzalez | September 24, 2020, 12:02 a.m.

(Photo courtesy Samuel Nii) Samuel Nii, left, and Kwaku El, pose in this undated photo. The two men run the promotions company called Young/Dumb.

How two 20-somethings and their dance parties helped set back Utah’s pandemic progress

By Nate Carlisle | September 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy Wall family) David Wall wears a wingsuit in this 2016 photo. Wall died in a crash Sept. 10, 2020, in Switzerland. He was 34.

Wingsuit flyer from Utah killed in crash in Switzerland

By Nate Carlisle | September 19, 2020, 9:01 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Marisa Devitry, director of the West Jordan Care Center, grimaces as the Utah Department of Health tests staff for the coronavirus on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The testing is part of a plan to test staff at all long-term care facilities, with centers for memory patients and the intellectually disabled receiving priority.

Utah’s new nursing home goal: Keep the coronavirus outbreaks small

By Nate Carlisle | September 12, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The JBS Beef Plant in Hyrum, Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Meatpacker says it will give money to Hyrum, Utah, where a coronavirus outbreak sickened workers

By Nate Carlisle | September 10, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters walk through a police line on State Street in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020.

Utah’s police academy plans to make cops more aware of bias in law enforcement

By Nate Carlisle | September 9, 2020, 10:13 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Cesar Hernandez's father, Julio Hernandez, died of COVID-19. The family believes he contracted it at his job for Sportsman's Warehouse,
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020.

Their dad died after a COVID-19 outbreak at work. Utah has made it difficult for them to sue.

By Nate Carlisle | September 5, 2020, 9:12 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Signs encouraging social distancing are displayed due to the ongoing battle against COVID-19 as crews continue their work in the first phase of construction of the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Salt Lake County sees manufacturing, retail, construction workers getting caught in COVID-19 outbreaks

By Nate Carlisle | August 28, 2020, 10:03 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Survivors in a family that has already lost two to Covid-19. Clockwise from left: Juan Galicia, Edgar Galicia, Karen Valenzuela, Luz Galicia, Brian Galicia and Steven Galicia. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.

Utah reaches 400 coronavirus deaths, and this West Valley family has paid twice over

By Nate Carlisle | August 27, 2020, 2:59 a.m.

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Dr. Zhou Min, a recovered COVID-19 patient who has passed his 14-day quarantine, donates plasma in the city's blood center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients contains antibodies that may help reduce the viral load in patients that are fighting the disease. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Approval of blood plasma treatment has implications for Utah’s COVID-19 patients and researchers

By Nate Carlisle | August 25, 2020, 12:38 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  The  Pine Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing facility, April 4, 2020.

Utah has had a list of nursing homes with problems, and advocates wonder why it hasn’t been shared

By Nate Carlisle | August 23, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    pedestrians wear masks as they exit the trap train, in downtown Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.

Salt Lake County extends COVID-19 mask mandate through 2020, as state reports 8 new deaths

By Sean P. Means | Nate Carlisle | August 20, 2020, 12:44 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Certified Nurse-Midwife, Marti Nightingale holds a sign during protest at the State Capitol. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is asking Gov. Herbert to close meatpacking plants in the state to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Utah coronavirus outbreaks at work hit Latinos, other minorities far harder than others, federal study shows

By Lee Davidson | Nate Carlisle | August 18, 2020, 1:22 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Herriman High School cheerleaders hold a flag during the National Anthem while hosting Davis High School football, in Herriman on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The game was the first organized football game in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Delayed lab report leads to ‘artificially high’ report of 552 new COVID-19 cases in Utah

By Erin Alberty | Nate Carlisle | August 15, 2020, 3:06 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  Sunny Lee at her home in Springdale, Friday May 8, 2015.

Sunny Lee, who ensured Utah remembered the Korean War, dies at 67

By Nate Carlisle | August 13, 2020, 10:20 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)
Utah fans at the end of the game, as Utah faces Oregon in the Pac-12 football championship game in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday Dec. 6, 2019.

Utah’s college football fans see loss of season as symptom of poor pandemic response

By Nate Carlisle | August 13, 2020, 1:16 a.m.

(Photo courtesy Dan Carlson via Twitter) Daybreak resident Dan Carlson took this photo of a notice he received Aug. 11, 2020, saying his Black Lives Matter sign violated the homeowners association rules. The association later apologized.

Daybreak apologizes for notice to remove Black Lives Matter signs

By Nate Carlisle | August 13, 2020, 2:44 a.m.