Tag: Deseret

Biden wants to end new oil and gas leasing: What does that mean for Utah?

President-elect Joe Biden announces Pete Buttigieg, the former of South Bend, Ind., as his nominee for transportation secretary during a news conference at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. | Kevin Lamarque, via Associated Press Study says 8 Western states would be severely harmed SALT...

Utah reports just under 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths Sunday

Registered nurse Amy Wilcox administers COVID-19 tests for Nora Thompson, center, and her three daughters at a drive-thru test center at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 1,994 COVID-19 cases...

Accessory dwelling units — an answer to the affordable housing problem?

Madelene Lee poses for a photo outside of her home in West Jordan on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. She and her husband supplement their income by renting out their basement to a couple and by hosting foreign exchange students. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News WEST JORDAN — With...

Should federal judges’ personal information be shielded from the public?

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Deadly shooting at the New Jersey home of a federal judge spurs bill to better protect judges SALT LAKE CITY — In July, a disgruntled attorney posing as a FedEx delivery driver fatally shot the 20-year-old son of a federal judge and critically wounded...

Utah reports 2,408 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths on Saturday

Medical assistants Gema Ortega and Jamie Jensen prepare saliva tests as the staff with the University of Utah Health Wellness Bus test for COVID-19 at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah...