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School masks, vaccine resistance, and stadium safety

The U.S. Department of Education launches an investigation into Utah’s law preventing schools from enacting mask mandates. Health officials hope personal stories

Spencer Cox raises alarm about COVID surge, faces blowback after ‘extreme masker’ comment

(KCPW News – AUDIO follows text) Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Tuesday raised an alarm about a surge in coronavirus cases in

Paiute burials, Holland’s BYU talk and embattled school board member

Latter-day Saint apostle Jeffrey R. Holland criticizes BYU faculty members and students who challenge the faith’s teachings on same-sex marriage. A Utah

Aden Batar discusses Afghan refugee resettlement in Utah

President Joe Biden has set an August 31st deadline to finalize the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Biden says he will stick to

Masks in schools, misleading history lesson and Colorado River woes

Salt Lake City’s mayor pursues a mask order for schools to slow the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. History packets

The unequivocal climate emergency

Humans are warming the planet, that warming is triggering extreme weather events and other detrimental outcomes, and “unless there are immediate, rapid

SLCO mask health order reversal, LDS Church mask (and vaccine) endorsement, and new census figures

In a 6-3 party-line vote, the Salt Lake County Council votes to overturn the public health school mask order issued by county

Why did DA Sim Gill find the police shooting of a handcuffed man legally justified?

Today on “In the Hive,” we feature a conversation with Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Last week, Gill announced that

Scientists Warn of Potential Ecosystem Collapse at Great Salt Lake

Researchers in Utah are raising the alarm about the potential collapse of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem as low water levels threaten

NHMU mycologist Bryn Dentinger on the mysterious world of fungi

Today on “In the Hive,” we venture into the forest with Dr. Bryn Dentinger, curator of mycology for the Natural History Museum