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Lexi Peery

Reporter, Southwest Utah Bureau

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Over 40% of COVID-19 cases in Utah are Latinos but they only make up about 14% of Utah’s population. Often a lack of access to health care services leaves these populations vulnerable. 

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Draft plans for the Lake Powell Pipeline have the project running through sacred and culturally significant lands to the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians.

Nighttime photo of a crowd wearing masks and holding candles.
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One-third of the inmates at Washington County’s jail have tested positive for COVID-19 and family members say officials didn’t provide adequate protection against the virus. 

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Washington County leaders decided Monday to hold off on renaming the Dixie Convention Center after voting last week to change its name to Greater Zion. 

Photo of cars in Zion National Park.
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The shuttle service at Zion National Park will resume July 1 after shutting down in March due to the coronavirus. 

The Utah State Capitol.
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A dozen incumbent legislators in Utah are facing primary challengers this year. And for many current legislators, the rallying cry against them is about their involvement in the controversial tax reform bill passed at the end of 2019. 

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Courtesy of the National Park Service

The water has made development possible and is used for farms, homes and businesses. Meanwhile, recreation has risen to over 4 million annual visitors in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, with tourists bringing in over $420 million to local communities

A dirt road
David Fuchs/ KUER

ST. GEORGE — Federal officials are now taking public comment on the draft environmental impact statement for Washington County’s proposed Northern Corridor and options outside of federally protected land are being considered for the first time. 

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released a draft environmental impact statement for the Lake Powell Pipeline Monday, another step toward an official decision on the project that would move water from Lake Powell to Washington County.