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(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Operator Tara Scranton tests a robot using a headset and motion controllers at Sarcos headquarters in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Utah-based tech company aims to reduce workplace injuries using robots

By Saige Miller | April 16, 2022, 2:18 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The intersection at State Street and 4500 South in Murray, one that sees some of the most accidents each year in Utah, is pictured on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Utah has bad drivers, but just how bad are they?

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | April 15, 2022, 10:22 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) Southbound FrontRunner Train arrives at the North Temple Station on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.

Here’s why some Utahns say they don’t ride public transportation

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | April 9, 2022, 12:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Miguel Jimenez, left, and Manuel Robles do patchwork as UDOT completes partial construction of a highway-spanning bridge.

UDOT sliding new bridge into place, starting I-15 environmental impact study

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | April 8, 2022, 9:10 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Delta Air Lines pilots protest at Salt Lake City International Airport on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

Delta pilots protest scheduling concerns outside of Salt Lake City International Airport

By Saige Miller | April 8, 2022, 1:57 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Snuck Farm in Pleasant Grove on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

‘We’ll help you get started:’ This Utah group wants to help turn your garden into a farm.

By Luke Peterson | April 7, 2022, 5:25 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Traffic moves along I-15 in Salt Lake City on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

Tell us which Utah roads and intersections you think are most dangerous

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | April 5, 2022, 12:41 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) Policy debate team member R. Sterling Peterson, practices his event with his teammates on Friday, March 18, 2022. He holds a timer in his left hand to keep track of where he is at.

Before water runs out, Utah high schoolers debate solutions for their future

By Saige Miller | March 31, 2022, 1:17 p.m.

(NASA/Roscosmos via AP) In this photo provided by NASA/Roscosmos, the International Space Station continues its orbit around the Earth as seen from a Soyuz spacecraft departing with NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, who had spent 197 days in space. The University of Utah Health received funding to study how space travel affects the health of astronauts.

NASA funds University of Utah Health project on biological impacts of space travel

By Saige Miller | March 26, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Wells at Trans-Jordan Landfill capture methane gas from rotting waste in the landfill and use it to produce electricity in South Jordan on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Climate-minded Utah gas customers now can pay to remove as much carbon as they generate

By Tim Fitzpatrick | March 24, 2022, 3:16 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Persisting drought conditions continue to drop water levels at the Great Salt Lake exposing reeflike structures made up of calcium and magnesium carbonate deposits called bioherms that resemble coral as seen on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

‘Very positive change.’ New Utah law will be an important step toward saving the Great Salt Lake.

By Saige Miller | March 17, 2022, 6:53 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A pelican decomposes at the Great Salt Lake as seen near the Spiral Jetty, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021. Persistent drought has reduced lake levels to historic lows as the shoreline continues to recede.

Dust from the Great Salt Lake is causing early snowmelt. Here’s what we can do about it.

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | March 16, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Caden Terry, 15, does what he can as he joins neighbors in cutting down tall brush as crews battle a grass fire in Tooele county being dubbed the Green Ravine fire as it burns on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

How to prepare your family for winter wildfires in Utah

By Luke Peterson | March 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brian Frisby, a fire operations specialist with the Bureau of Land Management in Fillmore uses a drip torch to start a prescribed burn within Fish Lake National Forest, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The day's weather conditions of overcast skies and high relative humidity forced the cancelation of the burn after the sagebrush, juniper, pinyon pine and gambel oak would not catch fire. Utah's national forests are ramping up their use of controlled burning to improve forest health.

If winter wildfire hits Utah, these communities are at risk

By Luke Peterson | March 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A customer shops for items in a Utah grocery store in 2020. Groceries prices are up 8%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here’s where Utahns say they’re feeling inflation the most

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | Saige Miller | March 11, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A woman rides a UTA public transit bus in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.

Did free-fare February bring UTA back to pre-COVID ridership numbers?

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | March 9, 2022, 5:23 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Travelers ride a cart through the tunnel to the South Concourse, at the Salt Lake International Airport, on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Utah airport gains new airlines, adds more direct flights to Europe

By Saige Miller | March 4, 2022, 3:44 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City closes portions of Main Street to car traffic on Saturday, May 29, 2021, to welcome shoppers, diners and pedestrians in a revival of last year’s Downtown SLC Open Street program which shares similarities to Vancouver's "slow street" approach.

‘Slow streets’ and dense housing: How Salt Lake might become more green

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | March 3, 2022, 8:34 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Stan Jensen on his farm in Centerfield on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Reinvent Utah farms to save our soil and Great Salt Lake?

By Luke Peterson | February 25, 2022, 3:38 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) Zig Serafin, Chief Executive Officer of Qualtrics, shows off a timeline wall at company headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The company recently celebrated 1 year of going public.

Utah-based Qualtrics made $1 billion last year selling personal data in a unique way

By Luke Peterson | February 24, 2022, 5:54 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) A UTA bus picks up passengers in West Valley City, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

Public transportation was in trouble before COVID-19. Can it bounce back?

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | February 24, 2022, 1:00 p.m.