Hockey players raise $28,000 for cancer research by rollerblading from Boston to Michigan

To raise money for cancer research, Andrew Walker and Jacob Adkins traded in their ice skates for rollerblades and hit the road. Walker and Adkins are hockey players at the University of Massachusetts Boston. They wanted to do something during the pandemic to help others, and came up with a way to raise money and […]

These are the top BYU football players to wear jersey Nos. 20-39 (Sorry, Kalani)

BYU players celebrate after recovering a Michigan fumble in the second quarter of Holiday Bowl in San Diego, on Friday, Dec. 21, 1984. BYU players Kurt Gouveia (34), Kyle Morrell (5), and Larry Hamilton (79). | Associated Press Deseret News continues to pick the best BYU and Utah football players to wear all 99 numbers, […]

School or no school? Masks or no masks? Where parents stand on school this fall

Parents, teachers and students rally outside the Davis School District offices in Farmington prior to a school board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Parents and students held signs and voiced their support for an in-person five-day school week. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Cathy Clark’s four children are excited to […]

People hated wearing masks during the last big pandemic, too

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News If you think we’re somehow unique in how we react to pandemics in a more enlightened age, a stroll through old newspapers can be sobering. SALT LAKE CITY — History may not repeat itself exactly, but this pandemic has some verses that sound an awful lot like those heard a […]

Are school reopening plans too restrictive, or not restrictive enough? Parents, teachers along the Wasatch Front argue both sides

Jenny Gelwix, a third grade teacher at Eastwood Elementary in Salt Lake City, joins other Granite School District teachers, staff and supporters in a protest outside of the district office in South Salt Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — As schools around the country get ready […]

A bipartisan group of 7 US governors banded together to purchase COVID-19 testing equipment in the absence of a strong federal testing program

Seven states — Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, North, Carolina, and Virginia — have entered into an agreement to purchase 3.5 million COVID-19 tests. “With severe shortages and delays in testing and the federal [Trump] administration attempting to cut funding for testing, the states are banding together to acquire millions of faster tests to help […]

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken said the fiery plunge on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ‘felt like we were inside of an animal’

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley completed their mission on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship when they landed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. The spaceship’s scorching-hot fall through Earth’s atmosphere, parachute deployments, and splashdown went as planned. From inside the Crew Dragon, Behnken said the return trip felt like being “inside of an […]