Authorities looking into any connections between missing Florida woman, couple killed near Moab

ST. GEORGE — The recent disappearance of a Florida woman during a cross-country road trip is being investigated for any connection to the double-murder of two women while camping near Moab last month, law authorities announced Thursday. Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, 22, and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, 23, were on a road trip in their converted […]
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Discover the Desert: The best places to support your favorite athletes in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship

SOUTHERN UTAH — On Saturday, St. George will host the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Watch the best professional and amateur triathletes in the world battle for glory on one of the most scenic yet challenging race courses anywhere. Ironman brings the community together. Discover the Desert host Colleen Rue said locals are encouraged to come […]
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Local school, health officials unsure whether Biden vaccine mandate will apply to district employees

ST. GEORGE — On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden launched his six-step plan to address the continuing spread of COVID-19. The first step will mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require vaccination or weekly testing for all employees. The mandate would be enforced under an emergency temporary standard passed by the Occupational […]
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How ‘engagement’ on social media makes you vulnerable to manipulation and misinformation

FEATURE (THE CONVERSATION) —Facebook has beenquietly experimentingwith reducing the amount of political content it puts in users’ news feeds. The move is a tacit acknowledgment that the way the company’s algorithms workcan be a problem. The heart of the matter is the distinction between provoking a response and providing content people want. Social media algorithms […]
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