Courtney Tanner, Salt Lake Tribune

Courtney Tanner

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah, United States

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Recent articles by Courtney:

Utah reports 911 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, a new daily record

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After power outage, Salt Lake City schools will delay again and start online Thursday

Glenda Woodring was logged on and ready to welcome her fourth graders back to school Tuesday for what was supposed to be the first day of online classes in Salt Lake City School District. → Read More

Utah’s Granite District launches dashboard showing where 46 coronavirus cases are in its schools

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Some first-time Utah teachers thrown for a loop on ‘unusual’ first day of school

Cottonwood Heights • Before her second graders walked in the doors for their first day of school at Canyon View Elementary, Ann Fisher gave each of them a warm “hello” and a required squirt of hand sanitizer. → Read More

Wildfire in Utah County threatens structures

A fast-moving wildfire is threatening structures in Utah County and has shut down a stretch of highway. → Read More

Utah students can go to school after exposure to COVID-19. Here’s what else state guidelines say.

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Utah teachers union demands that the governor abandon his plan to open schools

The largest teachers union in the state is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert to keep Utah schools closed this fall — saying it’s too dangerous for educators and students to return while cases of the coronavirus remain high. → Read More

Salt Lake City schools won’t start until after Labor Day — and they could be entirely online

During a chaotic Salt Lake City school board meeting Tuesday night — filled with bickering and backlash and one member accusing teachers who want to continue with online instruction of being “lazy” — members were able to agree on only one thing: delaying the start of the year so that the first day of classes would be pushed to Sept. 8. → Read More

BYU’s Black Student Union wants to remove the names from every building on campus

The library at Brigham Young University is named after a man who said if his granddaughter got “engaged to a colored boy” while she was at the school, he would hold administrators accountable. The law school there got its name from a different man who strongly advocated for blood banks to segregate donations from Black and white people so they wouldn’t be “mixed.” → Read More

In separate rallies, Utahns protest mask mandate and demand in-person classes

Provo • As she walked up to the podium to speak, one of the moms grabbed a face mask and spit her gum out into it. “It’s garbage,” she shrugged, wadding it up. “It doesn’t work anyway. Not for me and not for my kids.” → Read More

21 Republicans and 3 Democrats: Here’s a look at the first partisan Utah Board of Education election

With the first set of races for Utah’s state school board where candidates can now run under a political party, Republicans looking to nab a seat far outnumber their Democratic competitors — by a massive margin of 7 to 1. → Read More

Nine employees test positive for COVID-19 at Utah carnival

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University of Utah drops ACT, SAT test requirement for two years; Westminster College will do so permanently

Prospective University of Utah students don’t have to stress over their ACT or SAT scores anymore. The state’s flagship school won’t be requiring them for admission for at least the next two years — a reaction to the pandemic that’s now causing colleges across the nation to rethink their application processes. → Read More

University of Utah police officer showed off explicit photos of Lauren McCluskey to his co-worker

UPDATE: Logan police announced an internal affairs investigation into Officer Miguel Deras in reaction to this article. → Read More

How Utah teachers are helping students who have ‘gone dark’ during the coronavirus outbreak

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Salt Lake school board member quits; superintendent, who resigned earlier, gets new job

After earlier resigning her position as president, Tiffany Sandberg has now stepped down completely from the Salt Lake City school board. → Read More

Utahns of color far more likely to be sick, hospitalized from coronavirus than white residents

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Salt Lake County issues new stay-at-home order, closing some businesses; Utah’s coronavirus cases now at 719

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Bob Garff, auto exec and former Utah House speaker, dies of the coronavirus

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Utah’s K-12 schools are now dismissed until May 1 due to coronavirus

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