Tag: Deseret

How Gov. Cox says serving the homeless at Thanksgiving has changed him

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, center, and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, left, serve a Thanksgiving meal to Rosalinda Segura, left, and her mother, Keisha Atcitty, at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Serving others at...

Author says book pulled from Utah schools was written to help prevent sex abuse

Canyons School District offices are pictured in Sandy on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Sonya Sones, author of “The Opposite of Innocent,” said she was “saddened and disturbed” when she learned this week that a book she wrote was removed from four high school libraries in...

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes tests positive for COVID-19

Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes is pictured during a press conference at the Capitol in Salt Lake City July 22, 2021. Reyes has contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Reyes was...

The partisan gap in views on religious exemptions

Illustration by Alex Cochran, Deseret News New research explores views on faith-based objections to vaccine mandates and religious exemptions in general Political partisanship has complicated the country’s response to COVID-19 from the beginning, so it should come as no surprise that Democrats and Republicans have different views on one...

The Build Back Better bill could impact your family in a big way

Photo Illustration by Alex Cochran The bill’s provisions include paid leave, health care access, child care, universal pre-K and a tax break for families The House on Friday narrowly passed the “Build Back Better” Act, which is aimed at strengthening the social safety net and boosting efforts to lessen...

Republicans’ chances to take back Congress in 2022 are looking good

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. | J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press Polling plus recent congressional redistricting shows...

Is there an antidote to help revive the ailing Great Salt Lake?

A warning sign is posted in the Great Salt Lake on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Sponsored by Rep. Blake Moore, R-Utah, the Saline Lake Ecosystems in the bipartisan Great Basin States Program Act passed the House Committee on Natural Resources with unanimous support. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News Utah...

Utah House Republican leader tests positive for COVID-19

Newly elected House Majority Leader Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, speaks in the House chamber during a special legislative session at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Hooper tested positive for COVID-19 after feeling ill Tuesday, a House staff member confirmed to the Deseret News on...