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(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) Gov. Spencer Cox at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Cox plans to end pandemic-related unemployment benefits at the end of June.

Those COVID-related unemployment benefits will end soon for Utahns. Here’s why.

By Taylor Stevens | May 12, 2021, 7:57 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP) Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Most, but not all, Utah lawmakers are happy to see Liz Cheney lose her GOP leadership post

By Matt Canham | May 12, 2021, 5:52 p.m.

(Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP) Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

By Alan Fram and Kevin Freking | The Associated Press | May 12, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

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‘The Rundown’: Romney accosted Hawley following Capitol attack

By Bryan Schott | May 12, 2021, 12:49 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Students wearing face masks return to Highland High School in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Gov. Spencer Cox promised Tuesday that face coverings will not be required in schools next year.

There will be no mask mandate in Utah schools this fall, Cox promises

By Taylor Stevens | May 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) A voter drops off her ballot at the drop-off location in Lehi, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. A number of Utah cities, including Salt Lake City and Lehi, will be using ranked-choice voting this year.

Many Utahns will use ranked-choice voting this year. See if your city is among them.

By Leia Larsen | May 11, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  First lady Jill Biden, right, greets Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Abby Cox after arriving in Salt Lake City on Air Force Two, Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Is Biden responsible for the ‘crisis’ at the Southern border? Utah governor signs on to letter blaming him ‘entirely.’

By Taylor Stevens | May 11, 2021, 8:25 p.m.

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‘The Rundown’: Romney warns Republicans on Cheney ouster

By Bryan Schott | May 11, 2021, 12:45 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lifeguard Lainey Vander Linden at the Draper Recreation Center on Monday, May 10, 2021. A mask mandate remains in effect at Salt Lake County facilities, though some GOP officeholders are seeking to change that.

No more masks at libraries, rec centers? That’s what some Salt Lake County Republicans want.

By Leia Larsen | May 11, 2021, 12:03 p.m.

(Rick Egan |  Tribune file photo)  Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, speaks out against the repeal of bail reform, along with other top prosecutors and public defenders, during a news conference at Salt Lake County District Attorney's building on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Turbulence ahead for Utah courts after bail reform reversal, prosecutors predict

By Bethany Rodgers | May 11, 2021, 6:03 p.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  State Treasurer David Damschen speaks in the Gold Room of the Utah State Capitol on Jan. 13, 2016. Damschen stepped down as treasurer in April to be the CEO of the nonprofit Utah Housing Association, and eight people are in the running to replace him.

Here are the eight Republicans in the running to be Utah’s next state treasurer

By Bryan Schott | May 10, 2021, 11:15 p.m.

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‘The Rundown’: Utah gets more ‘Trumpy’ as the GOP shifts to the right

By Bryan Schott | May 10, 2021, 12:34 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   | Tribune file photo)  Kristen Cox, then the executive director of the Utah Office of Management and Budget, turns to answer a specific question about the governor's budget during Gov. Gary Herbert's visit with the Salt Lake Tribune editorial board, Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Since leaving her state post last year, Cox has been working to start a new government operations program at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business.

Exclusive: Utah’s former budget chief gets $350K in state funds, plus teaching position at the U.

By Bethany Rodgers | May 10, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The FrontRunner commuter train nears the South Jordan Station on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Utah’s U.S. House members released the list of projects for which they want to earmark funding. The one all four agreed on was a request for $5 million to expand service on FrontRunner commuter trains.

Electric shuttles at Zion, expanded FrontRunner, more streetlights — Here’s a look at earmarks pushed by Utah’s House members

By Matt Canham | May 10, 2021, 7:08 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Olivia Dawn Horlacher campaigns during Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021, where she was elected party secretary.

One of Utah’s newest GOP leaders attended the Capitol insurrection

By Bryan Schott | May 10, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

(Screengrab via Grabien) Utah Gov. Spencer Cox appears on CNN's State of the Union - 05/09/2021

Gov. Cox defends push to end enhanced unemployment benefits

By Bryan Schott | May 9, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Carlos Salazar receives his first dose of the Moderna vaccine as the Salt Lake County Health Department in collaboration with Clinica de Salud EZ offers a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to the Hispanic community at 339 East 3900 South in Salt Lake City, on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

To help make COVID-19 vaccination more convenient, Utah no longer requires providers to use it within a week

By Taylor Stevens | May 8, 2021, 1:02 a.m.

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‘The Rundown’: It’s a big day for Gary!

By Bryan Schott | May 7, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney faces a hostile crowd during the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021, where he was booed by Republican delegates numbering more than 1,900.

‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Why did Utah Republicans heckle Mitt Romney?

By Bryan Schott | May 7, 2021, 10:52 a.m.

(AP Photo |  Rick Bowmer, File) Utah Gov. Gary Herbert waves after speaking before the Utah Legislature during his annual State of the State speech on Jan. 24, 2018, in Salt Lake City.

Former Gov. Gary Herbert begins working part time at Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Bethany Rodgers | May 7, 2021, 2:43 a.m.

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‘The Rundown’: Is staying loyal to Trump worth tearing apart the GOP?

By Bryan Schott | May 6, 2021, 12:59 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Left to right, Angelyne Cook, Clive Fox and Verna McCloy, who are all experiencing homelessness, say they'd like to see more affordable housing in Utah and free WiFi at Ogden's Lantern House, where they are served meals and stay overnight on occasion, May 3, 2021.

Utah’s new homeless coordinator didn’t see any encampments in Ogden. He’s wondering what that means.

By Leia Larsen | Taylor Stevens | May 7, 2021, 7:48 p.m.

(Eric Gay | AP) President Donald J. Trump's name is printed on a stimulus check issued by the IRS in April. Utah, with its relatively strong economy, is last in the nation for the amount of federal COVID-19 funding that has flowed into the state so far, a recent per-capita analysis shows.

Utah ranked dead last for federal pandemic aid per person. Why is that?

By Bethany Rodgers | May 6, 2021, 4:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mayra Cedano, executive director of Comunidades Unidas  welcomes first lady Jill Biden as she visits a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Jordan Park on Salt Lake City’s west side on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, during her quick visit to Utah as part of a three-state tour.

Thrilled by Jill Biden’s visit, west-siders plead for immigration reform

By Becky Jacobs | May 6, 2021, 1:46 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Ilai Kaufusi presents first lady Jill Biden with a traditional lei at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Snapshots: A quick look at Jill Biden’s visit to Utah

By Matt Canham | May 6, 2021, 3:14 a.m.