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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) This photo depicts marijuana plants growing in a Utah medical cannabis nursery on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. With the U.S. Senate considering legislation to decriminalize possession of marijuana, is it time for Utah to do the same?

Now is the time for Utah to decriminalize marijuana, writes Robert Gehrke

By Robert Gehrke | July 19, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

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

This landlord should be utterly ashamed, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | July 3, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

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

Robert Gehrke: The Utah Legislature blocked vaccine incentives. How business can help us close the gap.

By Robert Gehrke | June 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, during a special session at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Utah Senate president calls Tribune report on Co-Diagnostics ‘concerning’

By Jordan Miller | Andrew Becker | June 19, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nursing graduate April Taylor pulls two vials from the refrigerator at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Utah has 200 new coronavirus cases and vaccine doses delivered passes 2.6 million

By Matt Canham | June 3, 2021, 12:11 a.m.

(Jeff Richards | St. George News/Cedar City News) Registered pharmacist Sheb Davie at Bloom Medicinals, Southern Utah's first medical marijuana pharmacy, located at 301 S. Main St., Cedar City, May 31, 2021.

Southern Utah’s first medical marijuana pharmacy set to open in Cedar City

By Jeff Richards | St. George News | June 2, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Wendy Jenkin vaccinates Dalton Baker on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

This iconic Utah spot helped thousands get vaccinated. And soon it will go back to what it does best.

By Matt Canham | May 29, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Mark Rapaport speaks at the dedication and launch of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

What puts Utah on the verge of being a leader in mental health care? Robert Gehrke explains.

By Robert Gehrke | May 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

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

Why kids may be the losers in Cox’s gamble on masks, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | May 15, 2021, 11:44 a.m.

(Greg Nash | Pool via AP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, on Capitol Hill, in Washington.

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated people can largely quit wearing masks

By Zeke Miller and Michael Balsamo | The Associated Press | May 14, 2021, 12:05 a.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.

The LDS Church could supercharge Utah’s drive to the vaccination finish line, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | May 9, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

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

Robert Gehrke: Angela Dunn was much more than a capable expert during an unprecedented pandemic

By Robert Gehrke | April 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn provides updates on the ongoing pandemic as she speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 11, 2021. She is leaving her state post to lead the Salt Lake County Health Department.

Angela Dunn is quitting as state epidemiologist to lead Salt Lake County Health Department

By Leia Larsen | Scott D. Pierce | April 20, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Ashley Hafer fills syringes with the Moderna vaccine for people lined up on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

Number of Utahns fully vaccinated is approaching three-quarters of a million

By Scott D. Pierce | April 16, 2021, 12:42 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Blood samples to be tested for coronavirus antibodies are stored in refrigerators inside the Huntsman Cancer Institute Cancer Screening bus while in Park City on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, as part of a mobile testing site. A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare found no correlation between a person's blood type and whether they were more likely to catch COVID-19.

Your blood type doesn’t affect your odds of catching COVID-19, Intermountain study says

By Sean P. Means | April 15, 2021, 10:09 p.m.

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

Robert Gehrke: The Legislature can declare an end to COVID, but hundreds of thousands of our neighbors have long weeks ahead

By Robert Gehrke | April 10, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Armaan Shaik is curious of the cameras as his father Sahid Agnimeti receives his first free Moderna vaccination from nurse Kimberly Desmond with the Salt Lake County Health Department on Thursday. Over 120 people were scheduled to get their first shots of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at the Utah Islamic Center in West Jordan, Mar. 18, 2021.

Utah gets $30 million to help vaccinate communities of color

By Matt Canham | April 6, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  l-r The Sweeten children Emily, 5, Kaden, 10 and Jackson, 8, laughing with their mother Tristen, will participate in Moderna's upcoming clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, to determine their safety and efficacy for children as young as 6 months.

COVID-19 vaccine trials for kids are critical for Utah — its young population can’t hit herd immunity without them

By Sean P. Means | April 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah County residents lined up Thursday in Spanish Fork to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department, Mar. 25, 2021.

More than 40,000 Utahns receive COVID-19 vaccines in a day

By Scott D. Pierce | Sean P. Means | April 2, 2021, 10:35 p.m.

(LM Otero | AP) A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. New government data suggests more Americans have been getting flu shots in 2020, apparently heeding the advice of health officials fearful of a flu/coronavirus double pandemic.

We fought the coronavirus and nearly defeated the flu. So what happens next year?

By Andy Larsen | April 2, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Individuals experiencing homelessness were able to get assistance from the homeless court, as well as COVID-19 vaccinations and other services, on Rio Grande Street, as part of a Salt Lake City Community Commitment Program Resource Fair on Rio Grande Street, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah climbs back above 500

By Scott D. Pierce | March 31, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) People line up for the vaccine on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios in Park City loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

There are fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases in Utah, and no new deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | April 2, 2021, 5:05 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Siraj Ahmed, 67, receives his first free Moderna vaccination on Thursday from Salt Lake County Health Department nurse apprentice Bailey Weems. Over 120 people were scheduled to get their first shots of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at the Utah Islamic Center in West Jordan, Mar. 18, 2021.

Comparing the COVID-19 vaccines: If you have a choice, which one should you get?

By Andy Larsen | April 13, 2021, 8:50 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The entrance to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Researchers at the U. are enrolling COVID-19 patients in a new study of a potential treatment.

University of Utah researchers studying possible COVID-19 treatment — an old antidepressant

By Erin Alberty | March 25, 2021, 9:46 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Ashley Hafer fills syringes with the Moderna vaccine for people lined up on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

Utah reports few COVID-19 tests and the fewest new cases since May 2020

By Scott D. Pierce | March 23, 2021, 1:43 a.m.