Accepting award, Romney faults extremes of political divide

Utah BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney faulted those on both extremes of the nation’s political divide as he accepted the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Romney was honored on Wednesday for his decision to become the only Republican to vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial. … Read more

Utah lawmakers pass school mask mandate prohibition

Coronavirus Coverage SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has passed a measure that would bar public schools and universities from implementing mask mandates. The bill’s sponsor said Wednesday county officials would still be able to invoke mask orders in consultation with local health officials in schools that have coronavirus outbreaks. The bill would … Read more

Utah Democrats walk out to protest limits on teaching race

Utah SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats have walked off the House floor in protest of a resolution recommending the state review any curriculum that examines the ways in which race and racism influence American politics. Republican lawmakers say they want to ensure that children aren’t being taught that one race is inherently superior … Read more

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