Deluge, drought, anti-maskers and payday lenders

Devastating rainstorms don’t spell an end to Utah’s extreme drought. A Utah County official turns to a Facebook group to drum up anti-mask public comments. And some Utah payday lenders benefited from COVID-19 bailout funds — then turned around and sued people who couldn’t afford to make payments.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Sean P. Means and Bethany Rodgers, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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