Tag: Deseret

Utah confirms 632 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths Saturday

Numerous motorists line up for COVID-19 testing near University of Utah Health’s Sugar House Health Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 11, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Testing sites reporting long lines and wait times as demand for testing increases SALT LAKE CITY — Utah...

Utah courts create new office to combat racism, bias in judicial system

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Announcement comes amid national wave of opposition to racial injustice SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s court system is creating a new office to tackle racism in its courtrooms and bias based on other factors like sexual orientation, gender and socioeconomic status. The Utah Judicial Council,...

Deseret News fights to keep hearing in double-murder case open to public

Evan Cobb Circumstance don’t meet high standard for closure of a court hearing, newspaper argues SALT LAKE CITY — The Deseret News is seeking a judge’s order allowing the public to attend an upcoming court hearing in the murder case for a man charged with killing a teenage couple...

Donald Trump Jr.: Mask mandates are a ‘states’ rights’ issue

Donald Trump Jr. meets with the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards in Salt Lake City in this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump Jr. said Friday the president believes it’s up to Gov. Gary Herbert and leaders...

Salt Lake City mayor ‘implores’ for peace after destructive protest

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall speaks to the Deseret News/KSL editorial board via video conference on Friday, July 10, 2020. | Deseret News Erin Mendenhall says lethal use-of-force codes must change, but calls for patience as work begins SALT LAKE CITY — After downtown protests again turned violent...

Organizer of Provo protest arrested, accused of rioting, making threats

John Earle Sullivan, 25, of Sandy, was booked into the Utah County Jail on Thursday, July 9, 2020, for investigation of rioting, making a threat of violence and criminal mischief. | Utah County Jail PROVO — One of the organizers of a protest in Provo that resulted in a...

Riot damage to district attorney building in the tens of thousands of dollars

Protesters decrying the police shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal painted the entrance to the district attorney’s office in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 9, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Cleanup crews were busy Friday at the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office following a...