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Utah Department of Health reports rise in new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 is spiking again in Utah and health experts are asking the public to get vaccinated and take appropriate precautions. Over the past seven days, the Utah Department of Health reports 4,504 new COVID-19 cases, four new deaths and 118 hospitalizations, with 18 of those patients in intensive care units. Physicians expect those numbers to continue to increase over the next several weeks. “I'm not surprised by today's numbers and I think it's a significant under count,” Dr. Brandon Webb, infectious disease physician at Intermountain Healthcare, said Thursday. “Do we need to ...

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Letter: Columnist makes excuses for redistricting cheating

Michael Barone's editorial "Redistricting proved to be much ado about not much," justifies cheating because it isn't working. Barone's flippant disregard for fair voting districts proves how little he respects our system. Barone incorrectly reasons that political demographics shift anyway, so ...