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Sign reads "Standing in solidarity with Minneapolis"

Marching forward: Chauvin conviction eases unrest

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Protesters and advocates expressed hope after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 booster shots may be necessary

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COVID-19 booster shots, and potentially annual vaccinations, will likely become a necessity in the future.
Bandage applied to vaccine injection site

Latin community hit hard by pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the Hispanic community in Utah.
Rows of empty school desks

College students say Utah’s sex ed curriculum falls short

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Some college students say the sex education curriculum taught in Utah schools leaves young people unprepared.
Sign reads "We stand together side by side, full of color and bleeding pride!"

LGBTQ pride: Going beyond the rainbow flag

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The LGBTQ+ community has increased its support for the Black liberation movement in recent months.
Person holding teal-colored mask with keys in left hand

SLCC to continue requiring masks after Utah lifts statewide mandate

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A mask requirement will remain in effect at Salt Lake Community College after Utah's statewide mask mandate ends April 10.
Utah State Capitol

How concealed carry without a permit affects public safety

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House Bill 60, signed into Utah law Feb. 11, removes the need for a license to carry a concealed firearm.
President Biden signs American Rescue Plan into law

What to expect from the latest stimulus package

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The American Rescue Plan became law on March 11. Find out who will benefit, and at what cost.
Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine

Students react to COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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With three COVID-19 vaccines now available, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox expanded eligibility to include all residents 16 and older.
South view of the Utah State Capitol

College president finalists to remain public in new Utah bill

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House Bill 318 originally intended to restrict the release of Utah college president candidates to one finalist only.
Plow clears out Alta Ski Area

Experts urge caution as avalanche danger remains high

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Avalanches remain a constant threat to people who recreate in the backcountry.
Utah State Capitol

SLCC emphasizes commitment to inclusivity amid Utah transgender athlete bill

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Salt Lake Community College reacts to House Bill 302, with would ban transgender girls from competing in school sports.