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Gov. Cox Addresses Rising COVID-19 Cases Counts, Implications For Back-To-School

COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise in Utah. On Tuesday, Gov. Spencer Cox held a press conference to address those numbers.

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Two more Utahns, a man and a woman, have been arrested in connection with the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

Executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department Dr. Angela Dunn told county commissioners Tuesday she’s expecting a child to be hospitalized every other day during the upcoming school year unless serious measures are put into place to prevent COVID-19 transmission in schools.

Each year, cities and towns across Utah hold Truth in Taxation hearings. These hearings are mandated by state law and provide an opportunity for residents to respond to increasing property taxes.

5-Year-Old Smithfield Boy Dies In Accidental Shooting

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A 5-year-old Smithfield boy has died from an apparent accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Preparing For July And August In Your Garden

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Prepare yourself for a bit more heat in July and August, which are often Utah's hottest months. My garden made it through June quite well, and I had to do some extra hand watering to supplement the more programmed watering schedule I use.

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Today we’re doing another non-profit spotlight. There are many needs in our communities and many step up to help. We’d love to shine a light on your favorite non-profit or individual doing good in your community.

Utah state director of elections Justin Lee recently announced he’s resigning for a new career opportunity. Lee leaves his post in a couple weeks.

As Utah students head back to school, only the few children under 12 who are in the COVID-19 vaccine trial will return with protection from the shot. It is still unknown when the vaccine will be approved for children.

Ask An Expert: August Yard And Garden Checklist

Aug 3, 2021

The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with high temperatures and drought conditions. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help your garden succeed this month. Also included are links for further information.

Brothers Open Pharmacy In Providence

Aug 3, 2021

Three brothers who grew up running the mini-golf behind Angie’s Restaurant in Logan are back in business together.

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Former President Donald Trump is trying to stop his tax returns being released to Democrats in Congress.

In a motion filed in federal court Wednesday, Trump's lawyers claim the Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee's requests are not "valid oversight requests."

Sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, whose Olympic dream was derailed after authorities cracked down on her criticism of her coaches, left Tokyo on Wednesday on a flight to Vienna. She insists that her quibbles with her nation's Olympic delegation were only about sports — not politics.

"I love my country and I didn't betray my country," the 24-year-old athlete told the BBC. "This is about the mistakes that have been made by our officials at the Olympics."

BEIRUT — George Khnaisser was brought into life on the same day that more than 200 others lost theirs in Lebanon's capital. His mother gave birth in a destroyed Beirut hospital room strewn with blood, glass and bits of ceiling, attended by harried doctors and nurses — some of them injured — who worked by the light of their cellphone flashlights.

Fire crews in Oregon are working hard to contain the Bootleg Fire. There are firefighters on site from as far west as Alaska and as far south as Puerto Rico.

Every morning, outside a small town called Silver Lake, Emery Johnson and hundreds of her coworkers climb out of their tents and RVs and gather around a large map. It displays the 647 square miles in Oregon that are on fire.

Authorities warn current conditions are ideal for more fires. Officials say embers from the Bootleg Fire can travel long distances on the current 25 mph winds.

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