Utah Gov. Gary Herbert gets an earful from Republican state lawmakers for his coronavirus measures during a Tuesday meeting. The group, led by the governor and Gov.-elect Spencer Cox, spent more than four hours with Republican House members, explaining the reality of the risk, and the reason for the response.
After getting COVID-19, some Utah children are hospitalized with a serious illness. Doctors at Primary Children’s Hospital said Monday they are seeing more and more of this illness — at least 20 cases as of Monday — and it is casting doubt over the widespread belief that COVID-19 is almost never serious in children.
And an audit into the dealings of the former head of the Utah Department of Agriculture finds free-spending and cronyism. Former Commissioner Kerry Gibson was found to have potential problems with the cannabis grower selection process, inappropriate use of state cars and questionable travel practices.
At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Erin Alberty and Bethany Rodgers and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories. Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at kcpw.org, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. Join the live conversation by calling (801) 355-TALK.
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