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(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Box Elder County Courthouse in Brigham City, was refurbished with $87,000 of CARES Act money, Mar. 17, 2021

Here’s how millions in federal funds will benefit Utah’s rural counties after the pandemic ends.

By Leia Larsen | April 11, 2021, 4:29 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)  A delegate holds a flyer featuring Republican Central Committee members and their attendance rates at the Salt Lake County Republican Party organizing convention, April 13, 2019, at Cottonwood High School. Salt Lake County GOP delegates will elect new leaders Saturday amid allegations one candidate has been using his insider status to boost his prospects in the race for chair.

One day before convention, more controversy emerges in Salt Lake County Republican Party

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Amelia Powers Gardner) Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner has expressed a willingness to replace Tanner Ainge on the Utah County Commission.

Utah County clerk/auditor called employee her ‘gay democratic assistant,’ according to harassment investigation

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 11:50 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Spring blossoms in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, mark the change of the season along with a transition of the mask mandates which will end statewide Saturday, however Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said nothing will change in the capital.

In apparent defiance of state law, Mayor Erin Mendenhall says mask mandate will continue in Salt Lake City

By Leia Larsen | April 7, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Masks in use in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The Salt Lake County Council announced Wednesday that it would not extend the county’s mask mandate past April 10.

Salt Lake County opts not to extend mask mandate

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 2:37 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  Tribune file photo) This file photo shows Salt Lake City Hall on June 28, 2018.

Salt Lake City commission issues recommendations on school-to-prison pipeline, youth racial equity

By Leia Larsen | April 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Courtesy Kathleen Anderson) Kathleen Anderson, a former candidate for Congress, is running for Salt Lake County Republican Party chair, along with two other hopefuls.

Amid complaints of a toxic culture for women within the Salt Lake County GOP, Kathleen Anderson jumps into race for chair

By Leia Larsen | April 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) A man carries his weapon during a Second Amendment gun rally at Utah state Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Weber County on Tuesday passed a resolution declaring their jurisdiction a "Second Amendment Sanctuary."

Weber County Commission declares ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’

By Leia Larsen | April 8, 2021, 3:16 a.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Mark Jenson, of Harmon's Grocery, speaks at a news conference along with Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, encouraging citizens to keep wearing masks, after the state mask mandate ends, Friday, March 19, 2021.

Will Salt Lake County have its own mask mandate? Council awaits recommendation from health director.

By Leia Larsen | April 6, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

(Rick Egan  | Tribune file photo) This Aug. 6, 2017, file photo shows the Book Cliffs area south of Vernal. The area has been the battleground for environmentalists and pro-development advocates who want to develop tar sands mines in the area. Uintah County commissioners are battling with the elected clerk/auditor over who has control of accounting services in the county budget, largely fueled by oil and gas-related revenues.

Uintah County Commission signals plan to strip clerk/auditor of accounting authority

By Leia Larsen | April 2, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo) 	
Utah County Commission Chair Bill Lee, right, starts a commission meeting Tuesday Dec. 12 in Provo.

Facing public outcry, Utah County commissioners backpedal on budget office takeover

By Bethany Rodgers | April 3, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo) Utah County Commission Chair Bill Lee, right, starts a commission meeting in this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo in Provo. Some elected leaders — including Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson — are alarmed by a plan for the two sitting commissioners to take over control of the budget from the separately elected clerk/auditor's office.

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson blasts Utah County Commission for power grab

By Bethany Rodgers | April 1, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

(Salt Lake County Republican Party) Scott Miller

Just-resigned Salt Lake County GOP chairman says he is still in the race to become head of Utah Republican Party

By Bryan Schott | March 30, 2021, 1:32 p.m.

(Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo) David Robinson, then a Republican candidate for Salt Lake County mayor, talks with the Salt Lake Tribune editorial board in 2017. Robinson, now an unofficial communication director for the county Republican Party, is accused by more than a half dozen women of harassment, name-calling, body shaming and other inappropriate behavior.

Republican women say they experienced a toxic environment in the Salt Lake County GOP

By Leia Larsen | March 28, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) In this Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, ballots are sorted for scanning at the Salt Lake County offices in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen said Salt Lake County will accommodate a new type of election, ranked choice voting.

Salt Lake City Council discusses whether to participate in ranked-choice voting pilot program

By Marina McNairy | March 29, 2021, 5:55 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)  Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee speaks during a rally protesting against masks being required in schools in this July 15, 2020, file photo. Lee is leading the charge for the commission to repeal a property tax hike enacted in 2019 when the county governing body had a majority of moderate Republicans.

Utah County Commission moves toward repeal of 2019 tax hike

By Leia Larsen | March 25, 2021, 4:27 p.m.