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(Avery Holton) A lamb has been running loose on the University of Utah's campus. This pictured was captured on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

Lost lamb at the University of Utah gains fame as the ‘Ewe of U.’ as it evades animal control

By Courtney Tanner | September 16, 2021, 12:17 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) School nurse Karen Thelin tests a student for COVID-19 at American Preparatory Academy in Draper on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

Here’s how many more kids tested positive for COVID-19 after Test to Stay at two Utah schools

By Courtney Tanner | September 18, 2021, 5:08 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students begin the first day of school at Granger High School in West Valley City on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. The state has updated its dashboard for cases in schools, but it says many families are making it hard to track spread because they refuse to talk to the health department.

Utah parents are refusing to talk to health officials, so COVID-19 cases in schools are undercounted, the state says

By Courtney Tanner | September 15, 2021, 3:24 a.m.

(Trevor Christensen | Special to The Tribune) On Friday, August 27th, 2021 around 30-40 protesters gathered on the edge of Brigham Young University campus to demonstrate against recent remarks by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apostle Jeffery R. Holland. Holland criticized family members and students who do not support the faith's teachings on same-sex marriage and invoked the metaphor of using muskets to defend the church.

BYU student no longer enrolled after defacing chalk art drawn in support of LGBTQ students

By Courtney Tanner | September 14, 2021, 1:35 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Salt Lake Community College Redwood Road campus is pictured Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The school will be requiring that students get vaccinated against COVID-19 for spring semester 2022.

With SLCC requiring students get vaccinated, more than half of Utah’s public colleges now have a mandate

By Courtney Tanner | September 14, 2021, 9:59 p.m.

(Google) Syracuse Elementary School in Davis County School District hit the threshold for a COVID-19 outbreak on Sept. 13, 2021.

Utah sees its first two schools hit state-designated level for a COVID outbreak this fall

By Courtney Tanner | September 13, 2021, 11:16 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) New Salt Lake City School District superintendent Timothy Gadson tours East High School on the first day back for the fall session on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. Most students, according to the superintendent, have been wearing masks and he won't do more to enforce the requirement.

Salt Lake City superintendent says his only option to enforce mask mandate is to call police on students

By Courtney Tanner | September 8, 2021, 9:11 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Flags stand at City Hall in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, to mark Transgender Awareness Week in remembrance of transgender persons murdered in the last year. The Utah Board of Education is weighing what it can do, within state law, to allow teachers to recognize transgender students.

Utah school board studying when students can use a new name or pronouns for gender identity

By Courtney Tanner | September 18, 2021, 3:19 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Utah State Board of Education listens to comments during a public hearing on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The board on Friday declined to pass a resolution on masking in schools.

Utah’s top elected education leaders decline to take a public position on masking in schools

By Courtney Tanner | September 5, 2021, 9:53 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The 150-acre Panguitch Research Farm is the former location of the Panguitch Boarding School for mostly the Kaibab and Shivwitz bands of the Paiute Indian Tribe that operated from 1904 to 1909.

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah asks for space to grieve over bodies of children likely buried at site of former Indigenous boarding school

By Alastair Lee Bitsóí | Courtney Tanner | September 3, 2021, 11:11 p.m.

(Utah Board of Education) Pictured is member Natalie Cline.

Utah school board reprimands member Natalie Cline for showing ‘prejudice’ in LGBTQ comments

By Courtney Tanner | September 4, 2021, 1:25 a.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.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A substitute teachers instructs 2nd graders at Northlake Elementary in the Tooele School District. The school district will be under a mask order from the county for when cases of the coronavirus reach a certain threshold.

Students in Utah’s Tooele County will now have to mask up if there’s a school outbreak of COVID-19

By Courtney Tanner | September 2, 2021, 11:32 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.

(Brown University) Pictured is Rodney Chatman, who is now suing the University of Utah for mistreatment while he was the police chief there.

Former police chief sues the University of Utah for $2.5 million

By Courtney Tanner | August 30, 2021, 9:58 p.m.

(AP | Rick Bowmer) This 2019 photo shows the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. The school announced on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, that it would be requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

UVU becomes 4th public college in Utah to require students get the COVID-19 vaccine

By Courtney Tanner | August 30, 2021, 9:40 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Students watch the game in masks as American Fork hosts Copper Hills in boys football on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. For the 2021-2022 school year, the Utah Legislature has banned school districts from enacting their own mask mandates. Now, the Department of Education is opening an investigation on the legality of that.

Feds investigating Utah for ban on schools enacting mask mandates

By Courtney Tanner | August 30, 2021, 9:32 p.m.

(Screenshot) Captured in a video, a man dumps water on sidewalk chalk art across from Brigham Young University that was meant to support LGBTQ students there on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

BYU will investigate after man defaces chalk art in support of LGBTQ students and yells slur

By Courtney Tanner | September 8, 2021, 12:35 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students walk across campus at the University of Utah on Thursday, August 27, 2020. The school, along with Utah State University, announced it would be requiring students to get the vaccine for fall 2021-2022.

University of Utah, Utah State and Weber State will require students to get the COVID-19 vaccine

By Courtney Tanner | August 28, 2021, 3:24 a.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Parents say goodbye to students as they begin the first day of school at Whittier Elementary in West Valley City, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Doctors are now trying to combat myths they say are leading some families to not send their kids back masked up.

Utah doctors dispel 6 myths they say are stopping parents from trusting masks

By Courtney Tanner | August 27, 2021, 6:54 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Hall administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Braeden Daniels, at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center at a vaccination clinic at the University of Utah, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Some U. students now want a vaccination requirement to attend classes in person.

More than 1,000 University of Utah students and staff sign petition for a vaccine mandate

By Courtney Tanner | August 26, 2021, 10:32 p.m.

Natalie Cline

Utah school board member Natalie Cline could face censure for social media post about LGBTQ seminary students

By Courtney Tanner | August 25, 2021, 6:15 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) East High School students crowd the halls for the first day back of school on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

Will Salt Lake City School District enforce the mayor’s K-12 mask mandate? Yes. Sort of. It’s complicated.

By Courtney Tanner | August 24, 2021, 11:39 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Celka van Dijk and her children Malin, 8, and Wilder, 5, on her lap attended Monday's press conference with a sign that read, "I'm no expert. Dr. Angela Dunn is. Listen to the expert." A group of Utah parents is suing the state for its ban on school districts enacting their own mask mandates, which they say leaves their kids unnecessarily unprotected and at-risk from COVID-19 in the classroom, Aug. 23, 2021.

Utah parents sue state for banning school districts from enacting mask mandates

By Courtney Tanner | August 23, 2021, 11:07 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The 150-acre Panguitch Research Farm, still in operation Aug. 12, 2021, is the former location of the Panguitch Boarding School for mostly the Kaibab Band of Paiutes in Arizona and the Shivwitz Band of Paiute Indians of Utah that operated from 1904 to 1909. In 1909, the property once owned by the U. S. government was transferred to the state of Utah where the land was used for experimental high-altitude farming. Today, it sits mostly vacant, except for the dilapidated lone brick building, at left in the distance, that dates back to the 1900's.

Bodies of Paiute children believed to be buried at site of former Utah Indigenous boarding school

By Courtney Tanner | Alastair Lee Bitsóí | August 24, 2021, 12:09 a.m.