Tag Archives: covid pandemic

Deaf high school drama festival kicks off in Salt Lake City

Michelle Tanner was looking for a way for deaf students in Utah to experience theater — and when pursuing the state’s most prestigious theater festival didn’t work out, she decided to start her own. This is how the National Deaf High School Theater Festival – marking its second year, but …

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Advocates identify gaps in domestic and sexual violence resources, push for legislation to help

Christa Lynn Luckenbach plants a flag during a purple flag-laying event at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Oct. 17, 2020. Domestic violence advocates gathered at the State Capitol on Tuesday to demand more funding and of resources amid increased needs. (Yukai Peng, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 5-6 …

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Celine Dion cancels her US/Canada tour, including SLC

SALT LAKE CITY — Celine Dion has delivered bad news for her fans who were planning to see her perform live at Vivint Arena in March — as well as more than a dozen other locations. The singer announced on Saturday that the remaining shows of the North American leg …

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Will the Utah legislature revoke Salt Lake County’s mask mandate?

Lawmakers gave themselves the power to override local governments last year. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Millcreek Community Library at 2266 E. Evergreen Ave. | January 10, 2022, 11:06 p.m. While it looks like the Republican supermajority in Salt Lake County Council may not have enough votes to …

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Pioneer Village of Provo ready to celebrate Pioneer Christmas | News, Sports, Jobs

Courtesy of Provo Pioneer Village The Provo Pioneer Village merchant is ready for the Pioneer Christmas celebration. Provo residents and enthusiastic guests can step back in time and enjoy a Christmas on the border during the Pioneer Christmas Celebration in Provo Pioneer Village. After a two-year hiatus, due to road …

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Here are the latest approval notes from Utah Governor Spencer Cox

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox’s job approval ratings may have dipped slightly a month ago, but they’re back as he heads into the final month of his first year as governor . That’s according to a new Deseret News / Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, which shows Cox continues to ride …

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Ogden Wellness Weekend presented by WVU Medicine back on track for 2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

Competitors fight their way through the 2019 Tough as Nails Urban Challenge during Ogden Wellness Weekend. This year, Tough as Nails, presented by The Health Plan, will feature even more obstacles and a longer course. (File photo) WHEELING – For the first time in two years, this Memorial Day weekend, …

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BYU women’s football wins first-ever College Cup with 4-1 win over South Carolina

BYU forward Mikaylie Moore celebrates a goal against South Carolina in an Elite Eight game of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at South Field in Provo. (Photo BYU) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes PROVO – Producing a result never before seen in BYU women’s soccer history, the …

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Salt Lake City is one of the biggest winners of the past decade

Sep 16, 2021 Salt lake city “IT PROTECTED LINKS behind its mountains of ramparts, sheltered from physical and intellectual storms on both coasts, ”Wallace Stegner wrote of Salt Lake City. The novelist associated his adopted hometown, where he spent much of the 1920s and 1930s, with an “isolationism” and “provincialism” …

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Airbnb in Utah | ABC4 Utah News

KAMAS, Utah (ABC4) – When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Airbnb hosts received updated cleaning protocols, but Pepper Martin, who had previously cleaned to the new standards, did not have to change at all its routine. “It was nice to have Airbnb kind of validate that, like okay, we were already …

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FOCUS Discussion: Utahns living in vehicles

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Currently in the state of Utah, there is no collective data on vehicle residents, that is, people who live in their car, van or their motorhome. However, local advocates who work with our homeless population say they are seeing an increasing number of people living …

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Zagarella, Ogden trial postponed once again | New

TEWKSBURY – The trial of the two suspects in connection with the October 2016 death of Ethan Costello, a student at Tewksbury Memorial High School, faces another delay. Joseph Zagarella, 21, is charged with manslaughter, and Thomas Ogden, 54, is charged with providing alcohol to minors and permitting the consumption …

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Photos: How the Utahns celebrated Independence Day

After a year of rest and with little reason to celebrate, the Utahns gathered on Monday to applaud, parade and attend Independence Day celebrations. The holiday weekend marked a return to something closer to normal after many of the state’s popular parades were canceled last year due to the COVID-19 …

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Salt Lake Chamber Talking Business: Room here

The Salt Lake Room Talking about business: Room here This is Derek Miller, talking about business. Room Here is a non-profit organization that focuses less on mental health and more on mental health. Room Here co-founder Rachel Treglown is here to tell us how her nonprofit helps build healthier minds …

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Cruiser Connect – a new take on summer school

By Rick PalsgroveGroveport Editor Groveport Madison officials and teachers are looking to improve student education in a different way this summer with the district’s Cruiser Connect Summer Experience program. “Although we have offered summer courses in various formats in the past, this is the first year for Cruiser Connect,” said …

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How busy are Utah’s national parks? Prepare to queue

Memorial Day vacations may be in the rearview mirror, but Utah’s national parks and landmarks continue to be at the forefront of tourists wishing to travel through some of the state’s most spectacular scenery. Since May 20, with the exception of one day, Arches National Park has had to close …

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FOCUS: Utah Pride Week Sneak Peek

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations like the Utah Pride Center to rethink how to organize events that normally have large gatherings, such as Pride Week. They ended up canceling their festival and parade in 2020 and holding the road rally instead to keep …

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Celebrate the Halloween season with these 10 horror movies

Here’s the inflation-adjusted gross total for each movie: “I am a legend” – $ 336,716,286 “It” – $ 332,592,945 “Hannibal” – $ 265,722,703 “The Blair Witch Project” – $ 252,029,753 “This Chapter Two” – $ 211,593,228 “Scream” – $ 207,508,837 “The Ring” – $ 202,311,026 “Scream 2” – $ 200,510,317 …

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China Advances 5G Dominance and Interests in Western Hemisphere

China is using the COVID-19 pandemic to advance its goal of global domination. The adversary uses its vaccination program and assistance to the poorest countries of the democratic western hemisphere to consolidate the use of China’s 5G communication and information technologies, especially in the Caribbean and Central America and the …

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People’s Bank of China announces prime lending rate

China will release its Prime Lending Rate (LPR) today for January. Coping with the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 Photo credit: Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters China will release its Prime Lending Rate (LPR) today for January. Faced with economic slowdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) …

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Could Biden make college free?

President Biden campaigned on the promise to reduce student debt and the cost of higher education – two factors that keep many borrowers from saving for retirement, buying a home, or paying off other debt . The cost of college has triple over the past 20 years, with an annual …

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