April 22, 2021


Jasen Lee: Derek Chauvin verdict is personal to Deseret News writer

Guilty on all charges! After a three-week trial, a now former Minneapolis police officer is convicted for the killing of an unarmed Black man that sparked protests worldwide, including in downtown Salt Lake City. While this may bring a sense of justice and “victory” to so many, can there be any winners in such a horrific tragedy?

How does one find solace in the incarceration and condemnation of a fellow human being? How does one reconcile the simultaneous feeling of relief that some modicum of justice has been served for the needless death of a man whose life was brutally

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Business owner is confident downtown vibe will return | News

Dick Nelson, the owner of two businesses in downtown Johnson City, has seen his fair share of ups and downs in the business world during the past two decades.

And while the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been a low point for many local retailers and restauranteurs, Nelson believes there are better days ahead for his and other downtown businesses.

“The pandemic has set many things back 10 years, but I don’t think it will take 10 years for the downtown to recover,” said Nelson, who owns the building at the corner of East Main Street and Colonial Way where he

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‘Blood money’ from opioid settlement diverted from fighting addiction, advocates say | Local News

After a three-year decline from 2016 to 2019, fatal opiate overdoses in Erie County jumped from 156 in 2019 to 232 in 2020.

While the settlement James helped negotiate stipulated that the funds must be used “to the extent practicable” to address the opioid epidemic, a provision in New York State law prevents a state agency or official from determining how money acquired through a settlement can be allocated. 

State Sen. Peter Harckham, chairman of the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, said he is working with the attorney general to make sure such a diversion doesn’t happen

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WATCH NOW: Spotsylvania supervisors keep real estate tax same, lower personal property | Local News

Keeping the real estate and property tax rates the same and the initial failure of the meals tax increase turned the budget surplus into a deficit. That forced the board to haggle and make cuts in other areas, such as a $345,000 mowing contract and training and mileage expenditures for staff.

Much of the board’s discussions on the budget focused on school funding, which totals $311.6 million in local, state and federal funds. Local funding for the school system totals $132.3 million.

Three supervisors—Frazier, Chris Yakabouski and Gary Skinner—focused on filling a $2.1 million gap in the adopted School Board

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Star Tribune names Kim to lead business news coverage

Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print.

With 17 reporters and editors, the department is one of the largest business-news operations at a newspaper in the country. Kim is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune.

“Courtnay is a thoughtful, aspirational editor who knows our community well and wants to serve it with the best journalism,” said Rene Sanchez, editor and senior vice president of the Star

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Coinbase Listing Puts Spotlight on Nasdaq As Bitcoin Booms

(Bloomberg) — Nasdaq Inc., an exchange that has never hosted a major direct listing, is about to try its hand on the most valuable company to go public using one.Coinbase Global Inc., the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, is set to debut on Wednesday through a direct listing, an alternative to a traditional initial public offering that has only been deployed a handful of times. While Slack Technologies Inc., Palantir Technologies Inc. and most recently Roblox Corp. all listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Coinbase picked the younger bourse known

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