Data shows high retention of teachers in Utah despite pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Despite fears that the pandemic will push away many teachers and worsen a long-term teacher shortage in the state, more Utah teachers have remained in their jobs this year than over the past five years, according to data from the Utah State Board of Education. …

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US, China agree to urgently cooperate on climate crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to tackle climate change urgently, just days before President Joe Biden is hosting a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The deal was struck by US special climate …

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Utah’s newest state park features a mountain full of dinosaur bones and a former WWII Japanese internment camp.

It doesn’t look like much: a simple dirt road branching off into a dusty pool, crisscrossed with tire tracks, surrounded by an unimpressive ridge line. But when Jim Kirkland talks about what’s on this plateau and the surrounding Cedar Mountain formation, his eyes light up. “This formation has more dinosaur …

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Man barricaded and allegedly shot at a SWAT team in Taylorsville was taken into custody on Saturday evening

An impasse arose after police responded to a report of domestic violence; suspect arrested for assaulting both parents. (Sara Tabin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Unified Police were at the scene in Taylorsville, near the 5000 block of S. Queenswood, where a person allegedly fired a gun at officers on …

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40,000 Pound Food Donation to Church Means Safety for Rockingham | New

“It’s just easier for someone to drop food off at the local department or hand a bag of food to a neighbor who is a firefighter in these times when social distancing is a priority for most citizens,” he said. Dawson said. “Several departments have done this in the past …

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Environmental Humanities Program Hosts Essay Workshop and Authors’ Discussion Series – The Daily Utah Chronicle

Edible gardens on the University of Utah campus. (Chronicle Archives) The University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program is hosting a new series of six-part writing workshops this spring, focusing on the intersection of gardening, ecology, and social justice. The idea for the event started with a group of graduate students …

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Amazon will occupy a warehouse under construction in Marriott-Slaterville, employing “hundreds” | Business

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE – Amazon will occupy the new warehouse that is taking shape at Marriott-Slaterville, using it as a last mile delivery center for Weber County residents receiving merchandise through the online retailer. Work is underway at the site at the northeast corner of 400 North and Interstate 15, and officials …

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Opinion: The good and bad news about Utah’s infrastructure

The next time you’re driving on 300 West in Salt Lake City and risk causing a three-car crowd by swerving to avoid a pothole, take heart to the good news. Utah (tied with Georgia) received the country’s highest rating for its infrastructure. The bad news is, it’s a C +. …

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Low unemployment leading to a high number of vacancies in Utah restaurants

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah has rebounded so well from the pandemic that the state currently has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. But it’s having an unexpected impact on the restaurant industry – they’re having a hard time finding people to fill vacancies. “This is the …

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