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Defaced petroglyphs, Utah homelessness and Bears Ears’ cultural relics

The Bureau of Land Management offers a $10,000 reward after a prehistoric petroglyph panel was defaced with the words “white power.” Utah’s new homeless

Angela Dunn’s job change, Salt Lake City police reforms and inland port

State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn announces she is leaving the Utah Department of Health. A draft audit recommends changes to some practices of Salt Lake

New homelessness boss, refugee frustrations and Vicky Chavez leaves sanctuary

A new “homelessness czar” is appointed to oversee Utah’s response to the growing number of unsheltered people in the state. Refugee resettlement

State vs. Salt Lake City on masks, Weber on guns, and Deb Haaland visits monuments

The end of the statewide mask mandate is nigh. But Salt Lake City says not so fast. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits Utah as part of

Hydroxychloroquine, GOP harassment allegations and a Utah County power struggle

How state leaders tried to help a Draper pharmacist import hydroxychloroquine, even as experts warned the drug wasn’t useful in treating COVID-19, and

Intelligence Squared U.S Debate: Should America Forgive Student Debt?

In the year since the pandemic forced us to cancel, the federal student loan debt has grown $100 billion. The stakes have risen for student borrowers,

Fraud suit targets LDS Church, new rules take aim at ‘troubled teen’ industry, and more

A member of a prominent Utah family accuses The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of fraud and sues to try to

TestUtah relief funds, inland port ‘bank’ and widening vaccine pool

Analysis shows that millions of dollars of COVID relief went to TestUtah for coronavirus testing. Petitioners ask Gov. Spencer Cox to veto a bill

Intelligence Squared U.S Debate: Is It Time for Slavery Reparations?

Between 1525 and 1866, more than 12 million Africans were shipped to the New World as slaves. After some 200 years, slavery

Climate lawsuits, Mark Hofmann and the year in COVID

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joins a multistate lawsuit challenging an executive order on climate change by President Joe Biden. A year into a