SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has selected a police chief to oversee criminal justice initiatives, a first in the nearly 40-year history of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.The appointment of Tom Ross, the former Bountiful police chief of 14 years, comes amid calls for police reform in Utah — part of a national reckoning on racial justice — and … [Read more...] about In first for Utah, a police chief is tapped to lead state office on criminal justice
SALT LAKE CITY — Last year, when the COVID-19 outbreak initially struck, Marci Rasmussen's downtown floral shop was one those businesses that felt the direct impact."I immediately laid everybody off," she said. That meant all but one of her 15 employees.Surviving the coronavirus pandemic as a small business has been particularly challenging. For those that were able to make it, … [Read more...] about Saved once by fed help, Salt Lake business owner hopes new PPP can get her across pandemic finish line
John Earle Sullivan made his first appearance in federal court in Utah on Friday on charges he participated in the violent rioting at the U.S. Capitol.There’s not much question he participated. He filmed it and posted it on social media — including chilling footage of a woman being shot by Capitol police trying to crawl through a smashed window — then posted subsequent videos … [Read more...] about Robert Gehrke: What we know about John Sullivan, charged with rioting at the U.S. Capitol
SALT LAKE CITY — With possible civil unrest facing the nation's capital on the eve of the presidential inauguration, a group of Utah citizen soldiers will be among those providing protection against potential threats for the next several days.Approximately 350 members of the Utah National Guard began mobilizing Friday on deployment to Washington, D.C., to support civil … [Read more...] about 350 Utah National Guardsmen heading to DC for inauguration security
Editor's note: This story will be updated to include the latest information for Utah's vaccine rollout plan.SALT LAKE CITY — 2020 was dominated by the worldwide spread of the deadly novel coronavirus; 2021 will be dominated by the vaccine created to fight the virus.Utah's vaccine distribution will be handled at a county level, meaning each resident's experience will be … [Read more...] about Which Utahns can get a COVID-19 vaccine right now? Will your life go back to normal when you do?