Brady McCOMBS, The Associated Press

Brady McCOMBS

The Associated Press

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Brady:

What it Takes to be a Coronavirus Contact Tracer

The practice of contact tracing requires a hybrid job of interrogator, therapist and nurse as they try to coax nervous people to be honest. → Read More

Detective, nurse, confidant: Virus tracers play many roles

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She's trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he's been and who he's been around for the past seven days. She gently peppers him with questions, including where he and his wife stopped to buy flowers on… → Read More

Detective, nurse, confidant: Virus tracers play many roles

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She’s trying to keep... → Read More

New refugees struggle to find footing in US during pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Afghan refugee Mahmood Amiri arrived in the United States more than a month ago, but his children are still waiting for their first day at school. They have yet to go to a mosque to meet other Muslim families. And Amiri is itching to get a job, but nobody knows how long that will take in a crashing economy. → Read More

17 Latter-day Saints temples to reopen for marriage ceremonies, 3 in Idaho

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Thursday it will reopen 17 of its sacred temples for wedding ceremonies as Utah. → Read More

Debate flares over legal protections as businesses open up

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The effort to reopen the economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic has set off a conflict at the state and federal level that is escalating by the day over how much legal protection companies should get if their returning workers get sick. The White House, governors, members of congress and state lawmakers are all getting pressured by business leaders who want to be… → Read More

How much legal protection should businesses have while reopening during pandemic?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The effort to reopen the economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic has set off a conflict at the state and federal level that is escalating by the day over how much legal protection companies should get if their returning workers get sick. The White House, governors, members of congress and state lawmakers are all getting pressured by business leaders who want to be… → Read More

Oklahoma and Utah Criticized Over Spending Millions on Malaria Drugs Touted by President Trump

State leaders in Oklahoma and Utah are facing scrutiny for purchasing malaria drugs promoted by President Trump to treat COVID-19. → Read More

U.S. states build stockpiles of malaria drug touted by Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State and local governments across the United States have obtained about 30 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Trump to treat patients with the coronavirus, despite warnings from doctors that more research is needed. At least 22 states and Washington, D.C., secured shipments of the drug, hydroxychloroquine, according to information compiled from state and… → Read More

U.S. states, including Oregon, build stockpiles of malaria drug touted by Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State and local governments across the United States have obtained about 30 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Trump to treat patients with the coronavirus, despite warnings from doctors that more research is needed. At least 22 states and Washington, D. C. , secured shipments of the drug, hydroxychloroquine, according to information compiled from state and… → Read More

U.S. states build stockpiles of malaria drug touted by Trump

State and local governments across the U.S. have obtained 30 million doses of a malaria drug touted by Pres. Trump to treat patients with the new coronavirus despite warnings from → Read More

Self-employed and gig workers in Utah can get unemployment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah residents who are self-employed or work in the gig industry can file for unemployment benefits amid the coronavirus outbreak, state officials announced Wednesday. The filing opportunity for people who work in jobs such as hair stylists or ride-hail drivers stems from the $2. → Read More

Utah unveils emergency travel form as virus deaths increase

As coronavirus deaths increase, Utah officials started using an emergency alert system Friday to send text messages to drivers entering the state, asking them to report any virus symptoms and a recent travel history. The state declared truck drivers exempt from the system. Hundreds of thousands of ... → Read More

Utah's 5 national parks closed as Capitol Reef shuts gates

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All five of Utah’s national parks are closed after Capitol Reef officials said Thursday they are shutting their gates to prevent further spread of the new... → Read More

Trump to open more wildlife refuge land to hunting, fishing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration plans to open 2. 3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal unveiled Wednesday that is aimed at giving Americans more recreational access on public lands. The plan earned applause from several hunting and fishing groups, but criticism from one conservation… → Read More

After pleas, pro jumper vows not to leap in national parks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A professional jumper vowed Wednesday not to leap anymore from cliffs inside national parks after he pleaded guilty to doing it twice in Zion National Park in Utah. Marshall Miller, 42, of Alpine, Utah, said he will respect a law that prohibits recreational BASE jumping in all national parks and will discourage his fellow jumpers to stay out. FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015,… → Read More

President Trump to open more wildlife refuge land to hunting, fishing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration plans to open 2. 3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal unveiled Wednesday that is aimed at giving Americans more recreational access on public lands. The plan earned applause from several hunting and fishing groups, but criticism from one conservation… → Read More

Mormons start crowd-less conference due to pandemic

Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is impacting religious practices. → Read More

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Livestreams Conference Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-annual conference kicked off Saturday with no in-person attendees. → Read More

3 More National Parks Close to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus. → Read More