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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cyprus High School, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. To go online, a Utah school will now need the signoff of four state leaders, under a bill passed by the Legislature on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

Utah legislative leaders and the governor will now get to sign off on individual school closings for COVID

By Courtney Tanner | January 24, 2022, 10:15 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, in the Senate, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

Senate minority leader Karen Mayne diagnosed with cancer

By Jordan Miller | January 22, 2022, 1:16 a.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) A cat in the "Purradise City" cat room, at Ruff Haven pet shelter, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

Utah bill to protect pets from domestic abuse moves forward

By Bethany Rodgers | January 22, 2022, 12:23 a.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) The start of the 2022 legislative session kicks off at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Two lawmakers in the Utah House have tested positive for COVID-19

By Kim Bojórquez | January 21, 2022, 10:52 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Lincoln Beach at the southern end of Utah Lake has been closed because of a toxic algal bloom on Friday, July 26, 2019.

Draft bill would create a Utah Lake ‘authority’ similar to Inland Port Authority

By Robert Gehrke | Brian Maffly | January 21, 2022, 9:20 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Investigators on the scene of a police shooting at the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office in South Salt Lake on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Two deputies were injured in the shooting, which Sheriff Rosie Rivera said had a tremendous emotional impact on the department. "It's been a tough year for the sheriff's department," she said.

Utah leaders say police officers need mental health support now more than ever

By Jessica Miller | Paighten Harkins | January 21, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) The 2022 legislative session kicks off at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Legislature tackles COVID restrictions on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

By The Salt Lake Tribune | January 20, 2022, 10:08 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) Students arrive at Jordan High School in Sandy on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.

New bill would officially suspend Utah’s Test to Stay program in schools during COVID-19 spike

By Bethany Rodgers | January 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Highway Patrol posts the colors for the start of the 2022 legislative session in the Senate chamber at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Utah Legislature says it’s the year of tax cuts and COVID-19 resistance, again

By Bethany Rodgers | Bryan Schott | January 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) The State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Utah Legislature’s general session will look a little more typical this year, despite omicron surge

By Bethany Rodgers | Daedan Olander | January 18, 2022, 11:01 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Poor air quality obscures the Oquirrh Mountains and downtown Salt Lake City, as seen from the University of Utah on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

New bill lists Utah air pollution as contributor to someone’s death

By Ben Winslow | FOX 13 | January 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

A screenshot of Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaking during an online Q&A on Nov. 9, 2021. Cox addressed concerns about proposed redistricting maps that would split Salt Lake County into four congressional districts.

Gov. Spencer Cox signs Utah’s new congressional map, resisting calls for a veto

By Bethany Rodgers | November 12, 2021, 11:51 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lawmakers in the House Chamber during a special legislative session, at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Utah’s bail reform package breezes through the Legislature

By Bethany Rodgers | November 11, 2021, 1:07 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Pledge of Allegiance in the House Chamber as the Utah Legislature hold a special session in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Utah Legislature weighs in against Biden’s IRS reporting proposal

By Bethany Rodgers | November 11, 2021, 12:16 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |   Tribune file photo) Salt Lake County Jail on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Utah makes another attempt at reforming cash bail

By Bethany Rodgers | November 10, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Rep. Mark Strong, R-Bluffdale, checks in for a vote on the House floor during the second to last day of the legislative session at the Utah Capitol on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Utah lawmaker invited GOP caucus to reception with COVID-19 vaccine skeptic

By Bethany Rodgers | September 29, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

Redistricting meeting in Rose Park hears comment from public on district lines

By Jordan Miller | September 17, 2021, 1:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, pictured in 2018, said at a legislative interim committee meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, that after a ruling from the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Legislature now has to decide what to do about a state law over how Utahns can change their sex on their birth certificate.

After Utah Supreme Court ruling, lawmakers must now decide how to define sex on birth certificates

By Becky Jacobs | September 15, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Erin Mendenhall chats with Salt Lake City Council member Amy Fowler in this file photo. Most council members, including Fowler, support the mayor's mask mandate for K-12 schools in the city.

Salt Lake City Council members back Mayor Mendenhall on masks, but have a big fear: the Legislature

By Leia Larsen | August 24, 2021, 3:35 p.m.

(Briana Scroggins | Special to The Tribune) Premier Throwing owner John Bradley, of Pleasant Grove, is trying to get a state liquor license approved for his business.

Here’s why beer has been banned at new ax-throwing venues in Utah

By Kathy Stephenson | July 7, 2021, 4:29 p.m.