• 3 observations from RSL’s loss to San Jose

    3 observations from RSL’s loss to San Jose
    Here are three observations from Real Salt Lake’s 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes from beat writer Alex Vejar.1. Best RSL bicycle kick goal ever?In light of striker Rubio Rubin’s stellar bicycle kick goal, I wondered: “How many times has an RSL player scored like that?”Not that many, it turns out. Thanks to the wonderful RSL fans online who can Google faster than me, it seems there are only three other instances when a player has scored on a bicycle kick during an ML
  • The LDS Church could supercharge Utah’s drive to the vaccination finish line, Robert Gehrke writes

    The LDS Church could supercharge Utah’s drive to the vaccination finish line, Robert Gehrke writes
    A week ago, several hundred members of the anti-everything crowd got together in the town of Moroni (pop. 1,536) to air grievances about vaccines and masks and government and, well, just about everything.It was advertised as a veritable “Who’s Who” of the right-wing resistance — government stand-offer Ammon Bundy, conspiracy entrepreneur Eric Moutsos, state school board bomb-thrower Natalie Cline, presidentially pardoned off-road enthusiast and state Rep. Phil Lyman.To ca
  • Latter-day Saints are talking more about Heavenly Mother, and that’s where the debates and divisions begin

    Latter-day Saints are talking more about Heavenly Mother, and that’s where the debates and divisions begin
    Mormonism’s Heavenly Mother has gone mainstream.She is the topic of a number of books on sale at Deseret Book, which is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has spawned essays (including an official one from the faith), poetry, a one-woman play, hymns, art shows, even academic debates.She has been embraced as part of the church’s Young Women theme, which was updated in 2019 to say: “I am a beloved daughter of Heavenly Parents, with a divine
  • Biden unveils plan to conserve 30% of the U.S.

    Biden unveils plan to conserve 30% of the U.S.
    President Joe Biden’s land and water conservation plan, released Thursday under the title “America the Beautiful,” highlights a preference for locally driven initiatives, tribal sovereignty, job creation, respect for private property rights and reliance on science — all things that seem tailored to blunt the concerns of the West’s conservative political leaders who reflexively chafe at development restrictions on public lands.Under one of his signature campaign pled
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  • After tension over her speaking, here’s what the wife of the LDS president told graduates at Utah Valley University

    After tension over her speaking, here’s what the wife of the LDS president told graduates at Utah Valley University
    In the face of concern and controversy over her speaking, Wendy Watson Nelson — a former family therapist and the wife of the president of the Latter-day Saint Church — directed graduates in her address Friday night to drop their contentions, open space “for the existence of another” and, through those actions, come to find peace in their lives.“We don’t need to agree with another person’s ideas,” she said. “But when we open our ears and hear
  • The Triple Team: Bogdanovic’s 48 points by the numbers; how Jazz’s defense improved from awful to great

    The Triple Team: Bogdanovic’s 48 points by the numbers; how Jazz’s defense improved from awful to great
    Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 127-120 win over the Denver Nuggets from Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen.1. Bogdanovic by the numbers48 points in 23 shots is just a pretty ridiculous level of efficiency. Honestly, without that level of both efficiency and sheer output in this game, the Jazz are done and dusted, and lose to the Nuggets on Friday night. It’s also, remarkably, the most points a Jazz player has scored in a regular season game since Karl Malone.How did Bo
  • Rubin bicycle kick erased by Wondolowski brace in RSL loss

    Rubin bicycle kick erased by Wondolowski brace in RSL loss
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake dropped its first game of the season, and it took just seven minutes to do it.With a 1-0 lead in the 83rd minute, RSL looked primed to win its third game in a row to start the 2021 Major League Soccer season. But like Thanos from “The Avengers” franchise, Chris Wondolowski proved inevitable.Wondolowski scored twice in a four-minute span and led the Earthquakes to a 2-1 win over RSL, which fought formidably up until the home stretch of the game.Wondolowski&
  • Bojan Bogdanovic’s career-high 48 points carry Utah Jazz over Nuggets in playoff-like atmosphere

    Bojan Bogdanovic’s career-high 48 points carry Utah Jazz over Nuggets in playoff-like atmosphere
    Given that the Jazz were missing some main guys and the Nuggets were missing some main guts, who knows if Friday night’s matchup at Vivint Arena actually means anything.It felt like it meant something, though.It felt like playoff atmosphere.And if this 127-120 win/loss was a preview of what’s to come, there’s a lot for Utah to like.Timely defense … clutch shooting …And an absolutely incendiary Bojan Bogdanovic doesn’t hurt either.Yeah, the guy who shot 35% f
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  • Sex therapist Natasha Helfer says she feels like she’s been kicked out of her home after LDS ouster

    Sex therapist Natasha Helfer says she feels like she’s been kicked out of her home after LDS ouster
    “We stand with Natasha,” chanted a group of about 30 people outside the offices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday afternoon.People in the group held signs with messages including “sexuality is not a sin” and “excommunicate shame, not heroes.” They gathered to protest the decision by local lay leaders last month to revoke the membership of sex therapist Natasha Helfer, who has publicly opposed the church&rsq
  • Tell The Tribune: Are the Jazz still Utah’s team?

    Tell The Tribune: Are the Jazz still Utah’s team?
    If there ever was a time to be a Utah Jazz fan, this may be it.No NBA team has turned more heads this season. The Jazz have boasted the best record in the league most of the way and are considered legitimate contenders to win the franchise’s first NBA title. Three players were named All-Stars. Two more are leading the race for the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award.The Jazz are historically the state’s most popular sports team. And yet, even as they approach a level perhaps n
  • Donovan Mitchell out for at least another week

    Donovan Mitchell out for at least another week
    Andy Larsen: From Jazz PR: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was re-evaluated by the team’s medical staff today for a sprained ankle he sustained vs. Indiana on April 16. He continues to make progress towards a return and will be re-evaluated in one week.
  • See Salt Lake City’s new recycling center

    See Salt Lake City’s new recycling center
    Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, City Council Chair Amy Fowler and Vice Chair James Rogers visited a new recycling center Friday.The facility will help process the 780 tons of recyclable waste city residents produce each month.Waste Management finished constructing the 50,000-square-foot facility last summer but could not provide tours until recently due to the coronavirus pandemic. The center will sort up to 280 tons daily, collected from recycling bins throughout the Salt Lake Valley, acc
  • Here are the top five Utah Jazz teams of all time — and the five worst ones

    Here are the top five Utah Jazz teams of all time — and the five worst ones
    Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism.It began with a simple question: Is this year’s Utah Jazz team the best in franchise history?Naturally, that simple query led to tougher conversations. Are we talking the most talented teams top to bottom, or those that performed the best? How do you weigh a team with a better regular-season record that underwhelmed in the playoffs against a slightly lesser re
  • Man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend at an SLC homeless encampment

    Man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend at an SLC homeless encampment
    A Salt Lake City man is charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, who was living in a tent in a homeless encampment.William Henry Clark V, 33, was charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping, first degree felonies; and possession and use of a gun by a restricted person, a second-degree felony.According to the charges, Salt Lake City police officers were called to the scene of a shooting at 900 Sou
  • Utah point guard Rylan Jones enters NCAA Transfer Portal, Utah State could be next destination

    Utah point guard Rylan Jones enters NCAA Transfer Portal, Utah State could be next destination
    A roster-wide defection from the University of Utah men’s basketball program is ongoing, and this time, it is a player with deep in-state ties.Rylan Jones has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, a source with access to the database told The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday afternoon.Multiple sources have indicated to The Tribune that new head coach Ryan Odom and Utah State are expected to be at the front of the line for Jones’ services. The 6-foot junior point guard has three seasons of eli
  • Second-seeded BYU eyeing fourth national title in program history when it faces top-seed Hawaii on Saturday

    Second-seeded BYU eyeing fourth national title in program history when it faces top-seed Hawaii on Saturday
    Throughout the entire 2021 season, BYU men’s volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead has reflected on the past year and how fortunate the Cougars were to be able to play a season in spite of the pandemic. He wasn’t even upset about the 2020 season being cut short — there were bigger issues than playing volleyball.But now BYU (20-3) finds itself right where it was looking to go a year ago: in the NCAA Championship match.The second-seeded Cougars will face top-seeded Hawaii (16-1) at 6 p
  • University of Utah point guard Rylan Jones enters NCAA Transfer Portal, Utah State could be next destination

    University of Utah point guard Rylan Jones enters NCAA Transfer Portal, Utah State could be next destination
    A roster-wide defection from the University of Utah men’s basketball program is ongoing, and this time, it is a player with deep in-state ties.Rylan Jones has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, a source with access to the database told The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday afternoon.Multiple sources have indicated to The Tribune that new head coach Ryan Odom and Utah State are expected to be at the front of the line for Jones’ services. The 6-foot junior point guard has three seasons of eli
  • Tribune Editorial: Everyone should get the jab, and business and government should offer incentives

    Tribune Editorial: Everyone should get the jab, and business and government should offer incentives
    The dam had burst and the river was rising fast. The pious man sat on the roof of his farmhouse as the floodwaters approached.“Climb aboard!” called the soldier on the National Guard amphibious vehicle.“No, thank you,” replied the man. “The Lord will save me.”“Climb aboard!” called the sheriff’s deputy in the power boat an hour later.“No, thanks,” replied the man. “The Lord will save me.”“Climb aboard, you old fo
  • More than a million Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    More than a million Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber.Utah has reached a milestone in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic — 1,014,231 state residents are now fully vaccinated. Residents are considered fully vaccinated if they’ve received both doses of the Moderna or Pfiz
  • Will Matt Haarms stay at BYU for one more year? The 7-foot-3 center finally gives his answer.

    Will Matt Haarms stay at BYU for one more year? The 7-foot-3 center finally gives his answer.
    Since signing with BYU men’s basketball last April, Matt Haarms was sure about one thing: he’d only play in Provo for one year. That is, until the season came to an end.The Purdue transfer was adamant he wouldn’t change his mind throughout the entire season, even after the NCAA essentially made this year a freebie, and froze eligibility for fall and winter athletes due to the pandemic. But something changed after the Cougars were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the first
  • Andy Larsen: The latest on booster shots for adults and vaccines for younger teens

    Andy Larsen: The latest on booster shots for adults and vaccines for younger teens
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said recently that we’re in the “bottom of the sixth inning” when it comes to our battle against the coronavirus.I’d like to think we’re a little beyond that, but I get his point — despite restrictions ending in Utah, the coronavirus remains prevalent in our communities. And new news is still coming thick and fast in that battle, especially when it comes to vaccines.Three new significant pieces about COVID-19 vaccines hit headlines in recent
  • George Pyle: Blocking hate speech and calls for violence isn’t canceling. It’s editing.

    George Pyle: Blocking hate speech and calls for violence isn’t canceling. It’s editing.
    Christopher Hitchens, the much-missed contrarian and provocateur, once commented on libertarianism by saying, “I have always found it quaint, and rather touching, that there is a movement in the U.S. that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.”Today, sadly without Hitchens to help guide us, we are dealing with a movement that argues social media platforms and other means of mass communication are not yet irresponsible enough.Utah Gov. Spencer Cox created one small speed bump in
  • The verdict is in: The Top 5 Utah Jazz teams of all-time are …

    The verdict is in: The Top 5 Utah Jazz teams of all-time are …
    Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism.It began with a simple question: Is this year’s Utah Jazz team the best in franchise history?Naturally, that simple query led to tougher conversations. Are we talking the most talented teams top to bottom, or those that performed the best? How do you weigh a team with a better regular-season record that underwhelmed in the playoffs against a slightly lesser re
  • Andy Larsen: Will vaccines be coming soon for younger teens? Will adults need booster shots? Here are answers.

    Andy Larsen: Will vaccines be coming soon for younger teens? Will adults need booster shots? Here are answers.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said recently that we’re in the “bottom of the sixth inning” when it comes to our battle against the coronavirus.I’d like to think we’re a little beyond that, but I get his point — despite restrictions ending in Utah, the coronavirus remains prevalent in our communities. And new news is still coming thick and fast in that battle, especially when it comes to vaccines.Three new significant pieces about COVID-19 vaccines hit headlines in recent
  • To help make COVID-19 vaccination more convenient, Utah no longer requires providers to use it within a week

    To help make COVID-19 vaccination more convenient, Utah no longer requires providers to use it within a week
    As the demand for COVID-19 vaccines declines in Utah, Gov. Spencer Cox has removed the requirement that providers use all first doses of the vaccine within seven days of receiving them.The governor’s office said that rule — which was implemented through executive order early this year in an effort to speed up the state’s vaccination efforts and ensure doses weren’t going to waste — was no longer necessary, as the state enters a new phase of distribution.“Early
  • Gordon Monson: The best Utah Jazz team of all time? Could it be the current version, led by Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert?

    Gordon Monson: The best Utah Jazz team of all time? Could it be the current version, led by Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert?
    Let’s cut through the prattle here and say it straight.No. It cannot.Check that, not unless it goes all the way this postseason. Does a stretch of the imagination have that kind of elasticity? That’s the only way, by doing what no other Jazz team has done — hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy.Otherwise, I’ll go with the statues.My co-workers, Eric Walden and Andy Larsen, have made their list of the five greatest Jazz teams of all time, or at least since the Jazz came to
  • Trib Trails: Waterfall Canyon Trail rises to the occasion

    Trib Trails: Waterfall Canyon Trail rises to the occasion
    Waterfall season is coming. As temperatures heat up and the snow in the mountains melt, Utah’s many falls will only grow more majestic. By June, most will have reached full roar. And just a month later, they’ll likely be back down to a trickle — though that makes them perfect for a cool splash on a hot summer day.One waterfall that shouldn’t be missed is Malan Falls in Ogden. Its sheer height — 305 feet — and its jagged beauty makes hiking to it worth the effo
  • Melody Barnett: Immigrants are individuals, not a derogatory word or legal term

    Melody Barnett: Immigrants are individuals, not a derogatory word or legal term
    Once again our national conversation is focused on immigration. Legislation like the American Dream and Promise Act as well as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act are gaining bipartisan traction. Unfortunately, the increased attention to their needs has also brought to the surface harmful attitudes and hurtful language.Words matter. When we use negative words in regard to people, it becomes easier to use those words without thinking about the people to which they refer. It becomes easier to &ld
  • Ann Florence: White supremacy is rage masquerading as a ‘scientific’ principle

    Ann Florence: White supremacy is rage masquerading as a ‘scientific’ principle
    Nightmarish memories of the Jan. 6 insurrection flare up whenever I read updates about that day of national trauma. I picture again the crazed stampede up the capitol steps, shards of shattered glass, the arrogant fool’s boot planted on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk, papers strewn like rubbish, members of Congress frozen like prey, awaiting death. l hear maniacal shrieking, taunting, howling — even the savage chant of death threats.Almost daily we learn of more suspects and arres
  • Agustin ‘Tino’ Diaz: The case for ethnic studies in Utah

    Agustin ‘Tino’ Diaz: The case for ethnic studies in Utah
    Growing up, I never learned about the depth of culture and history among Latinx communities. In other words, I never came to know about myself. As I meet other Latinx students throughout the state of Utah, I hear the same thing: I don’t know much about my heritage or the many histories of other BIPOC communities. Ten years later and the same concerns are still being felt among BIPOC youth and young adults.Ethnic and Indigenous studies in the K-12 system is one possible intervention. The do
  • Expect gusty winds — and maybe snow! — in northern Utah this weekend

    Expect gusty winds — and maybe snow! — in northern Utah this weekend
    There’s a gusty wind warning in northern and central Utah on Friday, and a red flag warning in southern Utah. And temperatures are expected to drop on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.Gusty and erratic winds may accompany scattered thunderstorms, causing crosswinds that could blow loose objects around and create rough conditions on area lakes — including Bear Lake.There’s a 20% chance of rain in the Salt Lake City area on Friday after 3 p.m., rising to 70% ov
  • Joy L. Moore: A letter to all mothers. Especially my own.

    Joy L. Moore: A letter to all mothers. Especially my own.
    My head rested upon my arms. My eyes were half asleep. Suddenly my teacher’s voice echoed into my ears, “Class, take out a piece of paper and write what you would like to be someday.”What would I like to be? There are so many things I would like to be. An artist? A dancer? A writer? But what do I truly want to be most of all?Without hesitation the answer clearly came to me: a mother. That is the one job I want to have above all. That is the one job that would bring me the great
  • Christy J. Moore: Utah can improve its treatment of mothers

    Christy J. Moore: Utah can improve its treatment of mothers
    After living on both the East and West coasts of the United States, as well as in Taiwan, Russia and China, I can genuinely say that Utah is one of the most family-friendly places I know.With the unparalleled priority Utah places on the family and motherhood, one may reason that Utah would also be a “mother-friendly” place. Certainly, it is to some degree. Every mom who has been to the retail store Kid to Kid would surely nod her head.But in some ways, Utah’s treatment of mothe
  • Who’s less likely to get vaccinated? Survey breaks down Utah’s rural and urban hesitancy

    Who’s less likely to get vaccinated? Survey breaks down Utah’s rural and urban hesitancy
    Adults in some parts of Utah are more hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine than in others, according to a recent survey taken by the Utah Department of Health.Even in the local health districts with the lowest likelihood of getting the vaccine, at least half of the adults surveyed who haven’t had the vaccine still want to get it. In some of Utah’s most populous counties, that rate tops 80%.“We’re not to the point where vaccine hesitancy is the problem,” Gov. Spencer
  • The Weekly Run: With six games to go, the Utah Jazz once again control their home-court destiny

    The Weekly Run: With six games to go, the Utah Jazz once again control their home-court destiny
    (Some) Utah Jazz fans have been losing their collective minds over the team slipping into second place in the Western Conference standings behind the Phoenix Suns.So Wednesday night’s developments, wherein the Jazz thumped San Antonio while the Suns got thumped by Atlanta, was quite the development, given that it gives Utah a full one-game lead in the standings, with each team having six to play.Now, given that the Nuggets and Clippers are just four games back, they’re still technica
  • Family of man shot by police sues Cottonwood Heights, alleging they were brutalized at protest

    Family of man shot by police sues Cottonwood Heights, alleging they were brutalized at protest
    Aaron and Tiffany James lost their 19-year-old son, Zane James, in 2018 when Cottonwood Heights police officers shot him after he allegedly robbed two grocery stores. Now, they are suing the city, claiming officers attacked the teen’s father and brother at a peaceful protest over his death last year.Nine people were arrested on Aug. 2 at a protest against police violence in Cottonwood Heights when police clashed with protesters. Among the arrestees were Aaron James and his son, Gabe Pecora
  • Jana Riess: Half of U.S. Latter-day Saints are COVID-19 ‘vaccine hesitant’ or ‘vaccine refusers’

    Jana Riess: Half of U.S. Latter-day Saints are COVID-19 ‘vaccine hesitant’ or ‘vaccine refusers’
    Half of Latter-day Saints in the United States say they have gotten or will definitely get vaccinated against COVID-19, while the other half are either “vaccine hesitant” or “vaccine refusers,” according to a recent study by PRRI.I want to be cautious about these results because the number of Latter-day Saints in the sample was small — 105 people out of 5,625 respondents overall. This means the margin of error is relatively high.Still. PRRI’s findings are sobe
  • Latest from Mormon Land: When the church spoke out against the MX missile; and how a pot farm sprouted near a temple

    Latest from Mormon Land: When the church spoke out against the MX missile; and how a pot farm sprouted near a temple
    The Mormon Land newsletter is a weekly highlight reel of developments in and about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whether heralded in headlines, preached from the pulpit or buzzed about on the back benches. Want this free newsletter in your inbox? Subscribe here.X-ing out the MXForty years ago Wednesday, the church helped shoot down controversial plans to base a nuclear missile system in Utah’s West Desert.In a detailed, descriptive and impassioned 700-word statement issu
  • Will vaccines be coming soon for younger teens? Will adults need booster shots? Here are answers.

    Will vaccines be coming soon for younger teens? Will adults need booster shots? Here are answers.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said recently that we’re in the “bottom of the sixth inning” when it comes to our battle against the coronavirus.I’d like to think we’re a little beyond that, but I get his point — despite restrictions ending in Utah, the coronavirus remains prevalent in our communities. And new news is still coming thick and fast in that battle, especially when it comes to vaccines.Three new significant pieces about COVID-19 vaccines hit headlines in recent
  • ‘The Rundown’: It’s a big day for Gary!

    ‘The Rundown’: It’s a big day for Gary!
    Good morning, Utah and TGIF!Thanks for reading “The Rundown”.Got a news tip or some feedback on this newsletter? Send me an email or talk to me on Twitter.Get this newsletter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign up for free here.Gary’s big dayToday is a banner day for former Gov. Gary Herbert.Reader Don Savage, a longtime friend of Herbert, tells “The Rundown” Herbert will receive two honorary degrees today from two different universities, a feat that
  • Rural Utahns more hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine than city folk, survey results show

    Rural Utahns more hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine than city folk, survey results show
    Adults in some parts of Utah are more hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine than in others, according to a recent survey taken by the Utah Department of Health.Even in the local health districts with the lowest likelihood of getting the vaccine, at least half of the adults surveyed who haven’t had the vaccine still want to get it. In some of Utah’s most populous counties, that rate tops 80%.“We’re not to the point where vaccine hesitancy is the problem,” Gov. Spencer
  • 5 things you’ll see in the remodel of Salt Lake Acting Company’s quirky former LDS meetinghouse

    5 things you’ll see in the remodel of Salt Lake Acting Company’s quirky former LDS meetinghouse
    The old 19th Ward meetinghouse in Salt Lake City has always been a bit of an architectural oddity. A landmark in the Marmalade District since it was completed in 1892, it’s believed to be the only Latter-day Saint meetinghouse with an onion dome.After decades as a house of worship, the building at 168 W. 500 North has been home to Salt Lake Acting Company since 1982, housing two theaters, rehearsal space, dressing rooms, a box office and more. And now, a remodel is adding more perhaps unex
  • Marina Gomberg: Re-entering the world as a larger version of yourself? These expert tips can help you do so with confidence.

    Marina Gomberg: Re-entering the world as a larger version of yourself? These expert tips can help you do so with confidence.
    Is anyone feeling one part stoked and the other part apprehensive about the idea of having more in-person interactions in the near future?Like: Give me my people and places, and give them to me now. But also, I have mostly been seen in good lighting, from the shoulders up and through a Zoom filter for the last year. And the thing is, like everything else since the beginning of the pandemic, my body has changed. As has my wardrobe (ILYSM, joggers).So, um, how’s this going to work exactly?Th
  • ‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Why did Utah Republicans heckle Mitt Romney?

    ‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Why did Utah Republicans heckle Mitt Romney?
    Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was loudly booed by Utah Republicans at their state convention last week. It was an astonishing development given he was the party’s presidential nominee less than a decade ago.We’re joined this week by political strategist Mike Madrid, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project and the former political director of the California GOP. He says the Republican base is radicalizing, mostly because of former President Donald Trump. That change will have profound impacts on
  • The Salt Lake Bees — and baseball — returned to Smith’s Ballpark Thursday. Here’s how it went.

    The Salt Lake Bees — and baseball — returned  to Smith’s Ballpark Thursday. Here’s how it went.
    Anthony Lujan sat on the edge of his seat, two rows up from the first-base line at Smith’s Ballpark, intently watching the action at home plate. On his head was a bright red cap. On his left forearm was a large Salt Lake Bees tattoo — an interlocking “SL” filled with a honeycomb and a small bee.Lujan, 40, may be the Bees’ biggest fan. And after a season without them, he couldn’t have been happier to be at opening day Thursday,“There’s no place I&rs
  • Utah protest against ‘medical tyranny’ includes burning a giant effigy of a vaccine syringe

    Utah protest against ‘medical tyranny’ includes burning a giant effigy of a vaccine syringe
    A cheering Utah crowd burned an effigy of a giant vaccine syringe in Moroni, according to a May 1 video posted on YouTube.The 10-minute video was recorded by Eric Moutsos, founder of Utah Business Revival. The group has sponsored protests against pandemic-related health measures, including one at the Utah Capitol where children tore apart a large paper mask, and one at Salt Lake City Hall where hundreds of people gathered in violation of a county order.The video begins with Moutsos facing the ca
  • BYU men’s volleyball one win away from national title

    BYU men’s volleyball one win away from national title
    Lewis threatened to send BYU packing, but the Cougars were able to adjust to outlast the Flyers, beating them 3-1 in Thursday’s NCAA Tournament semifinal match in Columbus, Ohio.And just like that, BYU is back in the championship match — for the fourth time since 2013. The Cougars are looking for their first national title since 2004.The second-seeded Cougars will face top-seeded Hawaii in the title match on Saturday.The Cougars got off to a 10-4 lead, and continued to have a comfort
  • ‘This next year is your rookie season’ — Donovan Mitchell gives University of Utah commencement speech

    ‘This next year is your rookie season’ — Donovan Mitchell gives University of Utah commencement speech
    As Donovan Mitchell addressed thousands of University of Utah graduates at their virtual commencement Thursday evening, the star Jazz guard shared what he’d learned from his young, but successful, experience as an NBA player.In a wide-ranging speech that covered bits of advice on how to handle social media to the value of respect for others, Mitchell spoke for just over 10 minutes to the assembled class of 8,442 graduates.Mitchell began by addressing the pandemic, how it had sidelined many
  • 16-year-old charged as adult for fatal stabbing

    16-year-old charged as adult for fatal stabbing
    A 16-year-old boy is being charged as an adult for allegedly stabbing a woman to death in Murray after she asked him to stop making racial slurs.Melissa Wood, 34, died after she was stabbed last month outside an apartment complex at 4439 S. Brick Oven Way.Witnesses said Wood was outside playing with children when she encountered the suspect in a parking lot, according to charging documents. He was allegedly saying racial slurs. Wood asked him to stop and told him he was being disrespectful. He a
  • Former Gov. Gary Herbert begins working part-time at Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.

    Former Gov. Gary Herbert begins working part-time at Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.
    Former Gov. Gary Herbert is stepping into a leadership role at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, where he’ll take charge of relationship-building during a period of rapid business expansion in Utah County.“I am thrilled to assist the Utah Valley Chamber in its mission to influence business and community prosperity,” said Herbert, who spent more than 11 years as the state’s governor before exiting the post earlier this year. “Utah County holds the promise to be th

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