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(Evan Vucci | AP)  The original Emancipation Proclamation on display in the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington on Feb. 18, 2005. The Senate passed a bill Tuesday, June 15, 2021, that would make Juneteenth, or June 19, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

By Kevin Freking | The Associated Press | June 16, 2021, 1:51 a.m.

(Andy Barron | Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)  A man holds up a sign against critical race theory during a protest outside a Washoe County School District board meeting on May 25, 2021, in Reno, Nev. Nevada school boards are becoming hotbeds of political polarization where parents are clashing over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history. In Washoe County and Carson City, parents spoke Tuesday, June 8, 2021, against the concept of critical race theory being taught in schools, despite the fact that officials in both districts insist they have no plans to include it in lesson plans.

Nevada schools reckon with race, triggering polarization

By Sam Metz | The Associated Press | June 11, 2021, 10:16 p.m.

(Erin Schaff | The New York Times) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, departs after President Joe Biden's address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Biden turns to centrists, including Mitt Romney, to save infrastructure plan

By Lisa Mascaro and Josh Boak | The Associated Press | June 8, 2021, 10:20 p.m.

(Chris Caldwell | The Spectrum via AP)  A sign stands at Dixie State University in St. George on June 30, 2020.

Dixie State University should ditch ‘Dixie’ in name, committee says

By Sophia Eppolito | The Associated Press | June 8, 2021, 12:20 a.m.

(John Bazemore | AP file photo) Army 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, center, and Capt. Kristen Griest, right, pose for photos with other female West Point alumni after an Army Ranger school graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2015. Haver and Griest became the first female graduates of the Army's rigorous Ranger School.

Supreme Court asked to review men-only draft registration law

By Jessica Gresko | The Associated Press | June 6, 2021, 8:31 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo)  The JBS meatpacking plant in Hyrum, Sept. 25, 2020.

Meat producer ransomware attack disrupts global production, including at Utah plant

By Rod McGuirk and Dee-Ann Durbin | The Associated Press | June 2, 2021, 12:21 a.m.

(Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP file) In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, right with fur hat, are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Congress is set to hear from former security officials about what went wrong at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. That's when when a violent mob laid siege to the Capitol and interrupted the counting of electoral votes. Three of the four testifying Tuesday resigned under pressure immediately after the attack, including the former head of the Capitol Police.

As GOP blocks inquiry, questions on Jan. 6 Capitol attack may go unanswered

By Luke Broadwater | The New York Times | May 30, 2021, 3:53 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) People march in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, to mark the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Utah among several states that have limited or banned police chokeholds in wake of Floyd death

By Farnoush Amiri, Colleen Slevin and Camille Fassett | Report for America/The Associated Press | May 23, 2021, 7:46 p.m.

(Shawn Poynter | The New York Times) Dancers prepare to perform for a limited live crowd at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn. on May 8, 2021. With safety restrictions easing, Americans from Maine to Montana are returning to concert halls, worship services and soapbox derbies in all 50 states.

‘Even doing normal isn’t normal’ — America’s reopening is cautious, surreal

By The New York Times | May 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Susan Walsh | AP file photo) On Sunday, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, photographed in 2020, defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people.

CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

By Kimberlee Kruesi | The Associated Press | May 16, 2021, 6:56 p.m.

Hawaii man sentenced to supervision over ‘extreme’ cyberstalking of Utah family

By Brady McCombs | The Associated Press | May 14, 2021, 2:51 a.m.

(Conceptual Image Lab/Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA via AP, File) The Osiris-Rex spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to Earth on Monday, leaving the ancient space rock Bennu in its rearview mirror.

NASA spacecraft loaded with asteroid rubble begins 2-year trip back to Earth — and a Utah landing

By Marcia Dunn | The Associated Press | May 11, 2021, 3:28 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) A vial of saline and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health on April 27, 2021.

FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 for children as young as 12

By Lauran Neergaard and Candice Choi | The Associated Press | May 11, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

(Chris Caldwell | The Spectrum via AP) Community members commemorate the start of construction on what will be the Springdale History and Visitor Center Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Springdale, Utah. A former motel built with wood from Zion National Park will be rebuilt as the Springdale History Center, a museum dedicated to the legacy of the national park’s gateway town.

Renovation begins on new history center near Zion

By K. Sophie Will | St. George Spectrum & Daily News | May 9, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Trump memorabilia is sold during the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The former president's allegations of a “Big Lie," no closer to true than before, are getting a second, howling wind.

Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ imperils Republicans who don’t embrace it

By Calvin Woodward | The Associated Press | May 9, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

Darcia Bryden-Currie prepares to inoculate Stephen Elliott with the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, at his apartment in The Bronx, April 12, 2021. Daily vaccination rates are slipping and there is growing consensus among scientists and public health experts that while herd immunity may never be possible, the virus will most likely become a manageable threat that will continue to circulate, causing hospitalizations and deaths but in much smaller numbers. (James Estrin/The New York Times)

Reaching ‘herd immunity’ is unlikely in the U.S., experts now believe

By Apoorva Mandavilli | The New York Times | May 3, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

(Matt Rourke | AP Photo )In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 photo, people wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk through a shaft of light on a street in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers, and those who are unvaccinated can go without a face covering outside in some cases, too.

CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

By Mike Stobbe | AP Medical Writer | April 27, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

(Erin Schaff | The New York Times) Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021.

Supreme Court to hear case on carrying guns in public

By Adam Liptak | The New York Times | April 26, 2021, 2:52 p.m.

(Joan Meiners | The Spectrum via AP) In this March 28, 2021, photo, a D.R Horton's developer's sign is posted at the existing exit for Long Valley Road showing plans for a new 2,100 single family homes and townhomes subdivision along the Southern Parkway near Sand Hollow Reservoir in Washington County, Utah. Conservationists are fighting plans to extend Long Valley Road south into desert tortoise habitat to provide a second entrance to the subdivision.

Advocates concerned about southern Utah road extension

By Joan Meiners | The Spectrum | April 25, 2021, 6:44 p.m.

(Court TV via AP, Pool) In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin's trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd case

By Amy Forliti, Stephen Groves and Tammy Webber | The Associated Press | April 21, 2021, 1:09 a.m.

(Nina Mayer Ritchie | Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health via AP)  In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, photo provided by Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, registered nurse Starla Garcia prepares a coronavirus vaccine in Chinle, Ariz., for someone who enrolled in the COVID-19 vaccine trials on the Navajo Nation and initially received a placebo.

Navajo Nation has no COVID-related deaths for seventh day in a row

By The Associated Press | April 18, 2021, 9:12 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jonathan Pimble administers a Covid-19 vaccination to a woman, with the assistance of Elizabeth Wade, during a resource fair for individuals experiencing homelessness on Rio Grande Street, Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Homeless Americans finally getting a chance at COVID-19 shot

By Carla K. Johnson | AP Medical Writer | April 15, 2021, 4:18 p.m.

(Ben Gray | AP) Carol Kelly, left, receives a Moderna variant vaccine shot from registered nurse Mary Bower at Emory University's Hope Clinic, Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Emory asked people who received Moderna's original vaccine a year ago in a first-stage study to also help test the updated shot.

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

By Lauran Neergaard | AP Medical Writer | April 13, 2021, 1:11 p.m.

(Megan Marples | Cronkite News via AP, file photo) A sign encourages social distancing outside the Blue Gap Mini Store in Blue Gap, Ariz., on Sept. 24, 2020. The Navajo Nation has reported 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.

Navajo Nation reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

By The Associated Press | April 11, 2021, 8:49 p.m.

(Ken Ritter | The Associated Press) Sprinklers water grass at a park on Friday, April 9, 2021, in the Summerlin neighborhood of Las Vegas. The desert city wants to become a model for restraint with a first-in-the-nation policy limiting water use by banning grass that nobody walks on. Parks would not be included, but Las Vegas area water officials are asking the state Legislature to pass a law banning "nonfunctional turf" in street medians and common areas of communities and office parks.

Las Vegas pushes to become first city to ban ornamental grass in effort to save water

By Sam Metz and Ken Ritter | The Associated Press | April 11, 2021, 8:40 p.m.