No need to wipe down Halloween candy this year, so how do trick-or-treaters stay safe from COVID-19?

Gustavo Guarneros, left, Dominic Guarneros and Martha Guarneros watch as Alex Aguiniga tries on a Beetlejuice mask while shopping for Halloween costumes at Spirit Halloween in Millcreek on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Holiday can be safe and happy, say Utah public health officials What should be at the top of

What Sen. Mike Lee asked Attorney General Merrick Garland about the FBI ‘intimidating’ parents

Attorney General Merrick Garland is sworn in during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. | Tom Brenner, Associated Press Utah Republican accuses DOJ of harassing, threatening moms and dads Attorney General Merrick Garland declined to pull back a memo directing the FBI

Intermountain Healthcare to require all employees be vaccinated against COVID

Laura Seitz, Deseret News Intermountain Healthcare announced Wednesday it will require all of its caregivers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The requirement is meant “to comply with federal vaccination requirements announced by President (Joe) Biden” on Sept. 9, system officials said. Dr. Mark Briesacher, chief physician executive, noted it’s been 20 months since the

Here’s why Utah government should boost clean energy projects

Solar power entrepreneur Tony Grimshaw stands near the Utah Municipal Power Agency’s installation he helped build. | Tony Grimshaw, Olson Electric Co. Leaders could accomplish this by incentivizing solar, wind, existing geothermal energies, building electrification, electric transportation and responsible mining for battery elements lithium and cobalt.  Tony Grimshaw smiles as he shows off the Utah

Mitt Romney says Democrats are ‘desperate’ and Biden is ‘circling the drain’ on this issue

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, walks to a vote, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Romney says Democrats’ spending plan in bad for the counrty. | Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press Utah Republican says Democrats’ spending plan bad for Americans Anxious to find a win for President Joe Biden, congressional Democrats will likely pass