State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn says Utah is experiencing “a real and dramatic” rise in the spread of COVID-19. Utah recently reported new record case highs with 586 on Friday and 643 on Saturday. Governor Gary Herbert called for more personal responsibility among Utahans, and said he continues to be “very concerned” about case counts threatening hospital capacities. Plus, Western senators react to the Great American Outdoors Act. And later, as contractors continue to install new barriers across the U.S.-Mexico border, residents protesting ecological damage feel ignored.

KZMU News · Monday June 22, 2020

Drone camera image of border wall construction along the San Pedro River in early June, 2020. (courtesy Glenn Spencer)
 

Show Notes:

Utah COVID-19 Case Counts
coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/
Utah Color-Coded Health Guidance
coronavirus.utah.gov/utahs-health-guidance-system/

Mountain West News Bureau: Conservation Bill Raises Concerns Among Several Western Senators
www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/conse…n-senators

Arizona Public Media: Border wall construction results in ‘loss of trust’ from community
news.azpm.org/p/news-azaddicted/…st-from-community/

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