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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Help-wanted signs from around the Salt Lake Valley, as seen on Friday, July 17, 2020. Utah reported Friday it had reversed job losses during the first nine months of the coronavirus pandemic to close 2020 slightly up on employment.

Despite the pandemic, Utah ended 2020 with more jobs. How did that happen?

By Tony Semerad | January 22, 2021, 8:14 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) David Gonzalez Jr. delivers a pickup order at restaurant Morelia, a family-run business that has been operating in Murray for 30 years.

To-go liquor is ‘the right thing to do’ for Utah restaurants, lawmaker says

By Kathy Stephenson | January 22, 2021, 9:24 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) An empty classroom at Backman Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

What the research says about reopening schools and why values, not data, are winning the day

By Andy Larsen | January 22, 2021, 4:26 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: This is how Utah should decide who gets the coronavirus vaccine next

By Robert Gehrke | January 22, 2021, 10:57 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox delivers his State of the State address at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

Gov. Spencer Cox tells Utahns to be ‘fearless in examining our flaws’

By Bethany Rodgers | January 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah House members are partitioned by plexiglass as the Utah Legislature opens the 2021 legislative session at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

Legislature, police reforms, schools and a new day for two Utah monuments on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

By The Salt Lake Tribune | January 21, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Kezala Jokiel gets his Covid-19 test results from medical assistant Lolanna Eiland, at XpresCheck, which opened today for passengers at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Utah ties its one-day record of COVID-19 deaths with 30 on Thursday

By Scott D. Pierce | January 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

(File photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Top Latter-day Saint leaders, including church President Russell M. Nelson, seated in the middle on the front row, await for General Conference to start Oct. 3, 2020, from the Conference Center Theater in downtown Salt Lake City.

LDS Church’s General Conference will be virtual for the third straight time

By Scott D. Pierce | January 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says second doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be released as first shots after waiting period

By Bethany Rodgers | January 21, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) In this file photo, Lah Hser, left, stands next to her son, Saw Sunday, and his two friends, Ehler Pweh and Poe Snay, as they sign up to for online classes at Clayton Middle School. The Salt Lake City School District is planning to reopen in person starting in February 2021. But if it doesn't follow through, the Legislature has threatened to cut funding with a bill passed in committee on Jan. 20, 2021.

Lawmakers threaten funding cuts if Salt Lake City schools don’t reopen as promised

By Courtney Tanner | January 21, 2021, 11:07 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Church apostle M. Russell Ballard receives the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

Jana Riess: The big question — Will Latter-day Saints follow their prophet and get the COVID vaccine?

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | January 20, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

(File photo illustration by Amy Lewis | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Latest from Mormon Land: God’s silent partner, new mission for ex-governor’s top aide, Russell Nelson’s place in history

By David Noyce | January 20, 2021, 9:28 p.m.

Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Another 10 Utahns die of COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | January 21, 2021, 2:51 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) Abbie Lunda, an LPN with Ivy Lane Pediatrics in Ogden receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. The Weber-Morgan Health Department began distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers in non-hospital settings at Weber State University's Dee Events Center, Jan. 5, 2020.

Utah lawmakers push to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations, roll back mask mandates

By Bethany Rodgers | January 21, 2021, 12:02 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gabriel Hansen, 12, joins the protest at East High in Salt Lake City on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in response to more students failing this fall with classes entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Salt Lake City's school board decided Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2021, to allow junior high and high school students to return for in-person learning, in part, because of that.

After facing pressure, Salt Lake City School District will reopen junior high and high schools for in-person learning

By Courtney Tanner | January 20, 2021, 7:48 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune ) Members of the Hill Air Force Base honor guard remove the casket with Dallas Lynn Stevens, who served 38 years in the Utah Air National Guard as he was laid to rest at the Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park in Bluffdale on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Stevens was buried with military honors.

Senate President Stuart Adams wants to lower Utah’s vaccination age from 70 to 65

By Scott D. Pierce | Taylor Stevens | January 22, 2021, 12:52 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) The downtown Salt Lake City skyline and mountains on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Downtown is looking to rebound from COVID-19 this year.

After a horrific 2020, downtown Salt Lake City positioned for a post-pandemic rebound

By Tony Semerad | January 19, 2021, 10:52 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Dr. Brandon Webb, left, chair of Intermountain Healthcare’s COVID-19 Therapeutics team — pictured here in April 2020 — said on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, that Utah health experts are concerned about a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus spreading across Utah.

Utah hospitals again running out of room, as a more contagious coronavirus variant threatens more illness

By Erin Alberty | January 20, 2021, 12:31 a.m.

(Rick Egan  | Tribune file photo) Sign on a UTA bus in downtown Salt Lake City shows that masks are required on Sept. 24, 2020. Final data shows UTA lost half of its ridership during 2020 because of the pandemic.

Final 2020 data: UTA ridership plummeted by 47% during year because of pandemic

By Lee Davidson | January 19, 2021, 9:29 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) On Jan. 12, cars pull in to nursing stations for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at the Davis County Legacy Center in Farmington, Utah. The Utah Department of Health reported 1,302 new cases Tuesday.

Rate of positive COVID-19 tests stays high as Utah reports seven more deaths Tuesday

By Scott D. Pierce | January 19, 2021, 11:54 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | Tribune file photo) Michael Crookston, a Davis High band teacher, is vaccinated by registered nurse Bruno Gonzalez as the Davis County School District begins COVID-19 vaccinations for its teachers at the Davis County Legacy Center in Farmington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Nine facts Utah health experts want you to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

By Sean P. Means | January 19, 2021, 10:38 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Church President Russell M. Nelson receives the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

President Russell Nelson, other top LDS leaders vaccinated against COVID

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | January 19, 2021, 10:02 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cassidy Murphy tests for Covid-19 at Intermountain Healthcare Cottonwood InstaCare, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.

Utah is offering free COVID-19 tests in 12 counties this week

By Scott D. Pierce | January 19, 2021, 4:55 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)  Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, and Senate workers conduct business during the Utah Legislature first-ever digital special session at the Capitol, April 16, 2020.

Utah lawmakers expect COVID-19 to enter the Capitol. Here’s their plan to fight it and keep working.

By Bethany Rodgers | January 19, 2021, 1:10 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Members of a Hill Air Force Base honor guard remove the casket with Dallas Lynn Stevens, who served 38 years in the Utah Air National Guard, as he was laid to rest at the Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park in Bluffdale in June 2020. COVID-19 has killed 1,500 Utahns since the pandemic struck.

Utah hits a grim milestone: 1,500 deaths from COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | January 18, 2021, 8:35 p.m.

(John Locher | AP) Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Las Vegas. This week he will participate in the virtual parade for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Next up for Salt Lake City skating star Nathan Chen: a spot in Joe Biden’s inaugural parade

By David Noyce | January 18, 2021, 6:43 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | The Associated Press) James Lennox, IT technical support specialist for the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind, gets the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February.

Coronavirus in Utah: COVID-19 hospitals are at 101.3% ICU capacity

By Josh Newman | January 17, 2021, 9:57 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Hailey Bowen, a fourth grader at Long View Elementary, doing online schoolwork at home in Murray on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

This Utah school district has built its own internet service so students can log on from home

By Courtney Tanner | January 17, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City's skyline will change in 2021 with several new skyscrapers and midsize towers going up across Utah's capital city.

It’s high time for Salt Lake City. Here’s how the skyline will rise in 2021.

By Tony Semerad | January 21, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Health) Health care workers started administering monoclonal antibody treatments Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Utah’s long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks.

Utah long-term care facilities start receiving antibody treatment given to President Trump for COVID-19

By Becky Jacobs | January 17, 2021, 12:03 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Davis County School District begins COVID-19 vaccinations for its teachers at the Davis County Legacy Center in Farmington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Utah reports record 231 patients hospitalized in ICU for COVID-19

By Becky Jacobs | January 16, 2021, 9:33 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Dan Richards, CEO, pharmacist of Meds In Motion Pharmacy, talks about elected and health officials teaming up to fight the coronavirus in a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, Friday, March 20, 2020.

Utah pharmacist central to hydroxychloroquine controversy pleads guilty in federal court

By Erin Alberty | January 15, 2021, 9:05 p.m.

Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah reports 2,500 new COVID-19 cases Friday — and another dozen deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | January 16, 2021, 2:30 a.m.

(Image courtesy of CDC) An illustration, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the novel coronavirus. The recently discovered "UK variant" of the virus, which is more contagious, has been found in Utah, the Utah Department of Health reported on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

More contagious COVID-19 variant has arrived in Utah, state health department says

By Sean P. Means | January 16, 2021, 12:49 a.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo) The Matheson Courthouse in 2016.

Utah courts are making a ‘cautious return’ to restart jury trials. Here’s what you need to know.

By Taylor Stevens | January 16, 2021, 12:10 a.m.

(Denis Paquin | AP file photo) Then-Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Administrator David Kessler testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 15, 1995. On Friday, President-elect Joe Biden named Kessler to help lead Operation Warp Speed.

Biden names former aide to Utah’s Orrin Hatch to lead Operation Warp Speed

By Lee Davidson | January 15, 2021, 2:46 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Help wanted signs from around the Salt Lake Valley as seen on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Utah’s jobless claims rise for a second straight week as renewed benefits start to flow

By Tony Semerad | January 14, 2021, 11:17 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leads the final vote of the impeachment of President Donald Trump for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Congress last week, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Trump impeachment, vaccine glitches and a intriguing drug case on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

By The Salt Lake Tribune | January 14, 2021, 9:07 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah Health begins administering the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as pharmacy resident Chanah Gallagher gets ready to give Christy Mulder, an RN in the MICU, her second dose on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Utah reports another 11 COVID-19 deaths, but the spread of cases seems to be slowing

By Scott D. Pierce | January 14, 2021, 11:46 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Gov. Spencer Cox will keep age requirement at 70 for COVID-19 vaccine

By Sean P. Means | January 14, 2021, 11:55 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson talks about the problems that happened with the online vaccine registration this morning, onWednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Gov. Cox sees vaccine glitches as a good sign, as Salt Lake County seniors are frustrated by problems for a second day

By Scott D. Pierce | Sean P. Means | January 15, 2021, 2:31 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Jazzy and Boston McClary wear masks as they wait at a stop light in downtown Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

Can vaccinated people still spread COVID-19? Here’s what we know.

By Andy Larsen | January 14, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Dan Richards, CEO, pharmacist of Meds In Motion Pharmacy, talks about elected and health officials teaming up to fight the coronavirus in a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, Friday, March 20, 2020.

Utah authorities gave ‘green light’ to CEO accused of illegally receiving coronavirus drug, his lawyer says

By Andrew Becker | Special to The Tribune | January 14, 2021, 12:10 a.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist, poses for a photograph in the Capitol rotunda following a COVID-19 briefing Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Dunn answered Utahn's questions about COVID-19 Wednesday in a live Q&A on Facebook with The Salt Lake Tribune.

Watch: Dr. Angela Dunn answers Utahns’ COVID-19 questions in Tribune Q&A

By Becky Jacobs | January 14, 2021, 2:08 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah Health begins administering the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as pharmacy resident Chanah Gallagher gets ready to give Christy Mulder, an RN in the MICU, her second dose on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Utah reports another 27 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday

By Scott D. Pierce | January 13, 2021, 11:54 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | Tribune file photo) Captured during a timed exposure, traffic is shown the intersection of 200 S. and West Temple in downtown Salt Lake City in 2018. Traffic congestion relief has been one of the few brights spots of the pandemic.

COVID silver lining: Traffic congestion plummeted by 31% in Salt Lake area in 2020

By Lee Davidson | January 22, 2021, 12:44 a.m.