Tag Archives: Utah

Utah Health Officials Rank Vax Rate By Zodiac Signs

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Surprising perhaps no one, Salt Lake County residents born under the exuberant, high-achieving, let-no-opportunity-pass sign of Leo have been vaccinated for the coronavirus at higher rates than those of any other zodiac sign. That’s according to an analysis of immunization and population data released this week by the Salt Lake County Health Department. The department …

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McMullin Launches Bid To Unseat GOP Sen. Mike Lee

Politico reports: Evan McMullin, the former undercover CIA officer best known for his 2016 presidential bid as an independent, announced Tuesday he is running for Senate in Utah to replace Republican Mike Lee in next year’s midterm elections. In a roughly three-minute campaign launch video, McMullin, who has long been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, argued Tuesday …

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REPORT: Evan McMullin To Challenge Sen. Mike Lee

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Evan McMullin, who won more than 21% of the Utahns’ votes for president in 2016, will challenge Sen. Mike Lee as an independent candidate for Utah’s Senate seat next year. An announcement of his candidacy is likely to come soon — perhaps very soon — a source in the McMullin camp told me over the …

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Woman Regrets Faith-Based Decision About Something

Salt Lake City’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Utah County woman was convinced her faith-based decision to keep her family-of-six unvaccinated was right, but that feeling didn’t last long after her husband contracted a severe case of COVID-19. Now, he’s fighting for his life in the hospital. Months ago, Mindy Greene’s husband, Russell, told her to decide what the family …

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FBI Collars Two More Riot Suspects: “We Die For Trump”

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Jacob Kyle Wiedrich was arrested Thursday in Salt Lake City, under a warrant issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The warrant accuses Wiedrich of four counts involving the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6. Janet West Buhler was arrested Friday in Salt Lake City under another warrant issued …

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Utah’s Great Salt Lake Level Shrinks To Record Low

Fox News (really) reports: Amid the West’s historic and climate-driven mega-drought, Utah’s Great Salt Lake has dipped to what some are calling a “historic” low. While the shallow body of water previously covered an area roughly the size of Delaware, the state’s Utah Rivers Council reported at the end of June that United States Geological Survey data showed the Great …

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Utah Gov: Vax Opposition Is “Literally Killing” People

The Deseret News reports: Gov. Spencer Cox is counting on stories from Utahns who skipped the COVID-19 shots and then became gravely ill after catching the virus to encourage more vaccinations in the state, warning that opposition to the vaccines is “literally killing” people. “I promise you the disease is worse than the vaccine. I can’t make it more clear …

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Pharmacist Gave Out Vax Cards Without Giving Shots

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: A Utah pharmacist has admitted he gave COVID-19 vaccination cards to half a dozen people without giving them a shot of the vaccine. According to a stipulation order, the pharmacist surrendered his license and agreed to pay a $2,000 fine. He admitted that on or about June 30, he saw a “reluctant patient” whose employer …

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Anti-Vax Utah Nurse Sorry After COVID Hospitalization

The Deseret News reports: Family nurse practitioner Aaron Hartle wasn’t in any hurry to get vaccinated against COVID-19, even though he treated patients in his Springville clinic who were hospitalized by the deadly virus. It even killed one of his patients. But too much was still unknown about the vaccines, he believed, and besides, he was too healthy to have …

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Riot Suspect Charged With Striking Cops: “No Regrets”

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: A U.S. Capitol insurrection defendant who is charged with assaulting police on the frontlines said he has no regrets for his actions, has questions about the 2020 election and acknowledges he was seeking to confront lawmakers while in the crowd on Jan. 6. Landon Copeland, an Iraq War veteran from Utah, spoke about his …

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Utah Governor Declares “Weekend Of Prayer” For Rain

Salt Lake City’s NBC News affiliate reports: With hot, dry weather in the immediate and long-term forecasts, Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday called on Utahns to pray for rain this weekend as Utah’s drought conditions continue to worsen. In a pre-recorded video, the governor called on Utahns of all faiths to join him in a “weekend of humble prayer” from …

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GOP Utah Gov Is State’s First To Recognize Pride Month, Salt Lake City Mayor Raises Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate: On Monday, Governor Spencer Cox issued an order declaring June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Utah. “We must encourage relevant and vital conversations about what it means to love each other, understand our differences, and support our LGBTQ+ friends and family members,” Gov. Cox says in the declaration. “We can strengthen resilience in the …

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Cultists Boo Romney At Utah State GOP Convention

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Sen. Mitt Romney was lustily booed by the more than 2,100 Republican delegates who packed into the Maverik Center on Saturday for the party’s state convention. “Aren’t you embarrassed?” said Romney trying to deflect the chorus of catcalls that greeted him as he took the stage. “I’m a man who says what he means, and …

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Haaland Seeks To Restore Monuments Cut By Trump

Reuters reports: U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will kicked off a two-day visit to Utah on Thursday where she will meet with tribes and political officials to discuss the potential restoration of two national monuments that were slashed in size by former President Donald Trump in order to open them to mining and drilling. The visit is the centerpiece of …

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GOP Utah Governor Signs “Porn Filter On Phones” Bill

The Associated Press reports: Utah is a step closer to requiring all cellphones and tablets sold in the conservative state to automatically block pornography after the Republican governor signed legislation Tuesday that critics call a significant intrusion of free speech. Gov. Spencer Cox has said the measure would send an “important message” about preventing children from accessing explicit online content. …

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GOP Utah Gov Considers “Porn Filter On All Phones” Bill

The Associated Press reports: Conservative lawmakers in Utah have fired another salvo in their longtime campaign against online porn with a new requirement that all cellphones and tablets sold in the state automatically block pornography in a plan that critics call a significant intrusion on free speech. Supporters and critics alike are now waiting to find out if new Gov. …

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Utah Lawmakers Approve “Porn Filter On Phones” Law

Law & Crime reports: The Utah House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would require cell phones and tablets sold in the Beehive State to contain filters to block pornographic material from reaching a user’s eyes. The bill had previously been approved by the state senate. The measure, HB72, applies to “smart phones activated in the state on …

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Utah GOP Readies Censure Of “Deep State” Romney

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: A tipster sent along a link to the proposed censure of Romney and it’s…something. Here’s a taste: Whereas; Senator Willard Mitt Romney misrepresented himself as a Republican. Whereas; Senator Willard Mitt Romney has prioritized his personal and political vendetta against President Donald J. Trump ahead of the Constitution of the United States, the interest of …

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Utah To Allow Concealed Carry Without Permits

From the far-right Washington Free Beacon: Residents of Utah will soon be able to carry concealed guns without a permit. Governor Spencer Cox (R.) will sign legislation into law this week to eliminate the permit requirement, his spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. The act will allow any law-abiding person over the age of 21 to carry a …

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Utah Man Charged In Threat To Kill Claire McCaskill

The Deseret News reports: A Utah man who claimed he was on his way to Missouri to kill a former U.S. senator was arrested after UHP troopers caught him driving up to 130 mph in the snow while impaired. George William Stahl, 36, of Cottonwood Heights, was booked into the Summit County Jail early Wednesday for investigation of making a …

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