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SALT LAKE CITY — More people have now applied for unemployment in Utah during the coronavirus pandemic than the previous three years combined, though the number of new claims are decreasing as the state economy reopens, officials said Thursday.

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COVID-19 conspiracy theorists have neatly folded in 5G to their stories, claiming 5G towers in Wuhan were responsible for the initial outbreak. It took several months for this rumor to incite action, but in April, protestors set fire to 5G towers in the U.K.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly 160,000 Utah residents have applied for unemployment since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the U.S. in mid-March, new state figures released Thursday show.

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Just because many areas in Utah have now moved from the orange, moderate-risk phase to a yellow, low-risk phase last Saturday, that does not necessarily mean the end of work-from-home for all. For those who are told they may return to the office, it is likely to be under new rules, such as r…

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SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who contracted the coronavirus in Utah has sued her employer arguing the American Fork-based company did not take proper precautions to protect its employees against COVID-19.

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A week ago, I was in countdown mode to record three interviews for a show I would be hosting the following week. Now that our company’s events have been delayed to the fall, we are going full throttle on digital content — a bi-weekly talk show, a series of webinars and global networking even…

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While the Utah County Health Department says a section of the Utah Code prohibits them from releasing the names of two businesses that ignored COVID-19 guidelines and instructed sick staff to work, an attorney who has researched open records laws and litigated public records cases in Utah rejects such an interpretation of state law.

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More than 33 million Americans have filed unemployment insurance claims over the last seven weeks after the coronavirus pandemic forced state and national officials to close nonessential businesses.

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As Utah and other states cautiously begin to lift restrictions around staying at home to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are entering a new phase of the pandemic, a time when it will be critical to monitor the disease and stop a second wave of infections. Tech companies have a big role to pl…

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SALT LAKE CITY — A surveillance technology company that had a $21 million contract with the state of Utah suspended over its founder's past associations with white supremacists also had a contract with a healthcare company, to track coronavirus patient data.

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Editor’s note: The following story was written and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with the Standard Examiner, The Salt Lake Tribune and the Daily Herald.

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As head of the Utah Coronavirus Task Force, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has gotten a close look and played a large role in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which so far has focused on public health and economic recovery. Now, the gubernatorial candidate wants Utah to figure out how to adapt to life after the pandemic.

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While Utah may see some restrictions lifted this week as part of the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive to stop the spread of COVID-19, graduations and other large gatherings will still not be allowed. In lieu of the series of commencement exercises at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah …

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It’s been a long six weeks for parents with school-age children, and with Gov. Gary Herbert’s announcement last week that Utah’s public and charter schools will not reopen for the remainder of the school year, it just got a lot tougher. Many parents are allowing their kids to have more scree…

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Utah’s congressional representatives from both major political parties are calling on their colleagues to pass a bill that would provide billions in loans for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic after the United States Small Business Administration, or SBA, reported it had run out of emergency funding.