Redistricting, racism in schools and vaccine mandates

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Blue autism awareness ribbons were tied around the gazebo as hundreds mourned the death of 10-year-old Isabella “Izzy” Tichenor, Nov. 9, 2021, during a vigil at Foxboro Hollow Park in North Salt Lake.

The death of a 10-year-old Black girl by suicide intensifies the spotlight on racism and bullying in Utah schools. State lawmakers approve controversial electoral maps, greenlight a name change for Dixie State University, work to counter a federal vaccine-or-testing requirement, and punish a Millard County power plant — apparently over a plan to convert from coal to natural gas.

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