• Packers sign first-round pick Jordan Love out of Utah State

    Packers sign first-round pick Jordan Love out of Utah State
    Green Bay, Wis. • The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, their top draft pick. Green Bay gave the Miami Dolphins a fourth-round draft choice to move up four spots in the first round and take Love 26th overall in the April draft. According to NFL.com, the four-year deal is worth $12.38 million. All of that money is fully guaranteed, making Love the first player ever to be selected 25th or lower to receive a fully guaranteed deal.The selecti
  • Opposing groups gather in Provo after SUV driver was shot at Monday protest

    Opposing groups gather in Provo after SUV driver was shot at Monday protest
    Provo • At the intersection of Center Street and 300 West, a group gathered before the Provo Police Department to demand racial equity and an end to police brutality. Wearing black shirts and carrying signs that said “Black Lives Matter” and “Jail Killer Cops,” the group chanted “I can’t breathe” and “No one’s safe in a racist system.”Another group occupied the remaining three corners of the intersection, some carrying American fla
  • Mavs add Trey Burke after Willie Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season

    Mavs add Trey Burke after Willie Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season
    Dallas • The Dallas Mavericks signed guard Trey Burke on Wednesday after center Willie Cauley-Stein decided not to rejoin the team for the planned resumption of the season.Burke spent part of the 2018-19 season with the Mavericks after coming over in the blockbuster trade that also brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks.The 27-year-old Burke played 25 games this season with Philadelphia before he was waived in February, about a month before the NBA shut down because of the coro
  • Phil Brueck: Leasing plans threaten Utah’s national parks

    Phil Brueck: Leasing plans threaten Utah’s national parks
    As we continue to navigate the fallout from the pandemic and work to establish a “new normal,” many of us Utahns are still focused on balancing the demands of our personal and professional lives, providing for our families and thinking about loved ones we haven’t seen in many months.Yet hidden within all this turmoil, it is business as usual for energy executives as they still push for more and more leasing of public lands for oil and gas drilling. In recent years we have seen
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  • Paul Krugman: Why do the rich have so much power?

    Paul Krugman: Why do the rich have so much power?
    America is, in principle, a democracy, in which every vote counts the same. It’s also a nation in which income inequality has soared, a development that hurts many more people than it helps. So if you didn’t know better, you might have expected to see a political backlash: demands for higher taxes on the rich, more spending on the working class and higher wages.In reality, however, policy has mostly gone the other way. Tax rates on corporations and high incomes have gone down, unions
  • Coronavirus slams jails: 82 inmates test positive in Weber county, another 59 in Washington County

    Coronavirus slams jails: 82 inmates test positive in Weber county, another 59 in Washington County
    Eighty-two people incarcerated at the Weber County jail have tested positive for the coronavirus, jail officials said Wednesday.It’s the largest outbreak yet in a Utah jail facility. Washington County jail officials on Wednesday also reported a large spread of COVID-19 cases in their jail, with 59 inmates testing positive so far — nearly 20% of the jail population.Weber County jail officials believe the virus first entered the jail after a federal inmate from Nevada was transferred t
  • Farhad Manjoo: The world builds a wall to keep the U.S. out

    Farhad Manjoo: The world builds a wall to keep the U.S. out
    You might call it poetic, if it weren’t so painful. Donald Trump won the White House largely on a campaign of shutting America’s borders to pretty much everyone other than people of European descent. “Why are we having all these people from s---hole countries come here?” he once asked, about Haitians, Salvadorans and Africans. “We should have more people from places like Norway.”So what should one conclude about America’s own proximity to Trump’s g
  • Three groups to gather in Provo Wednesday after an SUV driver was shot at earlier protest

    Three groups to gather in Provo Wednesday after an SUV driver was shot at earlier protest
    Provo • Three groups planned to gather in Provo Wednesday evening to march for racial justice and in reaction to a Monday protest where an SUV driver was shot. In a probable cause statement released earlier Wednesday, police alleged the accused shooter — Jesse Keller Taggart, 33, of Salt Lake City — also broke the window of another car and blocked and intimidated other drivers that night.One group said it will meet Wednesday in support of Taggart and a woman who also has been ar
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  • Cox widens lead over Huntsman by about 600 votes but 112,000 ballots are still to be counted

    Cox widens lead over Huntsman by about 600 votes but 112,000 ballots are still to be counted
    An updated primary vote tally released Wednesday afternoon has slightly expanded Spencer Cox’s lead over Jon Huntsman in the race for Utah governor.The new count shows Cox pulling about 600 votes further ahead to attain a 11,700-vote lead on Huntsman. Cox has captured about 37% of the votes tallied so far, while Huntsman has about 34%.The update posted around 3 p.m. included new results from jurisdictions including Salt Lake and Utah counties. However, there were no new numbers from a slew
  • Rep. Chris Stewart defends President Trump over reports Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers

    Rep. Chris Stewart defends President Trump over reports Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers
    Washington • Rep. Chris Stewart says many government leaders — including himself — received briefing documents that suggested Russia was paying the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers, but that no one took action because there was scant evidence proving that was the case.Stewart, a Utah Republican who has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, defended Trump in an appearance on CNN where the congressman said Russia “absolutely” could be targeting American serv
  • Paul Krugman: Why to the rich have so much power?

    Paul Krugman: Why to the rich have so much power?
    America is, in principle, a democracy, in which every vote counts the same. It’s also a nation in which income inequality has soared, a development that hurts many more people than it helps. So if you didn’t know better, you might have expected to see a political backlash: demands for higher taxes on the rich, more spending on the working class and higher wages.In reality, however, policy has mostly gone the other way. Tax rates on corporations and high incomes have gone down, unions
  • Chad Daybell charged with conspiring to hide Vallow kids’ bodies in his yard

    Chad Daybell charged with conspiring to hide Vallow kids’ bodies in his yard
    Boise, Idaho • Prosecutors accused a man of conspiring with his new wife to keep the bodies of her children hidden on his rural Idaho property, adding to the charges he faces in the strange case that involves the couple’s doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their former spouses.In new charges filed Tuesday evening, prosecutors say Chad Daybell conspired with wife Lori Vallow Daybell to keep hiding the bodies of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee
  • Three groups plan to gather in Provo Wednesday after an SUV driver was shot at earlier protest

    Three groups plan to gather in Provo Wednesday after an SUV driver was shot at earlier protest
    Three groups say they will gather in Provo Wednesday evening to march for racial justice and in reaction to a Monday protest where an SUV driver was shot. In a probable cause statement released earlier Wednesday, police alleged the accused shooter — Jesse Keller Taggart, 33, of Salt Lake City — also broke the window of another car and blocked and intimidated other drivers that night.One group said it will gather Wednesday in support of Taggart and a woman who also has been arrested,
  • Portland Thorns, Chicago Red Stars play to scoreless draw in Challenge Cup

    Portland Thorns, Chicago Red Stars play to scoreless draw in Challenge Cup
    Herriman • ThePortland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars played to a scoreless drawWednesday on the third day of the National Women’s Soccer LeagueChallenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium.Theresult allowed the Thorns and Red Stars to pick up their first pointsof the tournament after losing their respective opening games. Each team had opportunities to win. Savannah McCaskill of the Red Stars had afree kick that went just wide of the goal, while Portalnd’s EmilyOgle’s shot
  • Cox widens lead over Huntsman by about 600 votes in updated tally

    Cox widens lead over Huntsman by about 600 votes in updated tally
    An updated primary vote tally released Wednesday afternoon has slightly expanded Spencer Cox’s lead over Jon Huntsman in the race for Utah governor.The new count shows Cox pulling about 600 votes further ahead to attain a 11,700-vote lead on Huntsman. Cox has captured about 37% of the votes tallied so far, while Huntsman has about 34%.The update posted around 3 p.m. includes new results from jurisdictions including Salt Lake and Utah counties. However, the day’s counting is still in
  • Leaving their families to go to Orlando has Utah Jazz’s Mike Conley, Joe Ingles ‘still not 100% comfortable’

    Leaving their families to go to Orlando has Utah Jazz’s Mike Conley, Joe Ingles ‘still not 100% comfortable’
    Mike Conley is heading to Orlando with the Utah Jazz. He wants to be there for his teammates, he wants the chance to compete for an NBA championship.And yet, his decision to make the trip to Florida for the league’s July 30 restart was about as far from automatic as it gets, considering he’ll be leaving behind his two children, as well as his pregnant wife, Mary, who is due to give birth on Aug. 27, when the Jazz will be among the teams sequestered within the Disney World campus bubb
  • Sundance Institute cutting 24 jobs, expects ‘much harder’ economic times in 2021

    Sundance Institute cutting 24 jobs, expects ‘much harder’ economic times in 2021
    The Sundance Institute, the nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert Redford that fosters independent storytelling and runs the Sundance Film Festival, cut 24 jobs Wednesday.The staffers being let go — about 13% of the institute’s employees — will come from the institute’s offices in Los Angeles, New York and Park City, Utah, the institute’s executive director, Keri Putnam, said in an internal memo. The layoffs will be effective this week.Putnam wrote that Sund
  • A close race in Utah’s 1st Congressional District hardly budges after updated vote tally

    A close race in Utah’s 1st Congressional District hardly budges after updated vote tally
    A tight contest between front-runners in the Republican primary race to replace outgoing Rep. Rob Bishop hardly moved on Wednesday with updated vote tallies.Businessman Blake Moore, continues to hold a small lead Tuesday over Davis County Commissioner Bob Stevenson. Moore leads by less than 800 votes — 30.3% of the popular vote compared to 29.4% for Stevenson.The election night returns yesterday had Moore with 30.3% and Stevenson, 29.6%.Hopefuls Kerry Gibson, former Weber County commission
  • Cox widens lead over Huntsman by about 500 votes in updated tally

    Cox widens lead over Huntsman by about 500 votes in updated tally
    An updated primary vote tally released Wednesday afternoon has slightly expanded Spencer Cox’s lead over Jon Huntsman in the race for Utah governor.The new count shows Cox pulling about 500 votes further ahead to attain a 11,600-vote lead on Huntsman. Cox has captured about 37% of the votes tallied so far, while Huntsman has about 34%.Earlier in the day, former House Speaker Greg Hughes conceded the GOP race, leaving Cox and Huntsman the only candidates still in contention after Tuesday&rs
  • Thomas L. Friedman: This should be Biden’s bumper sticker

    Thomas L. Friedman: This should be Biden’s bumper sticker
    I almost — but not quite — feel sorry for Donald Trump. He’s at war with two “invisible enemies” at once — the coronavirus and Joe Biden — and both remain highly elusive, the pathogen by nature and the politician by design.Biden, who made a rare public appearance on Tuesday, has been wise to stay out of sight. Trump is now in a full-on race to the bottom with himself, pushing uglier and uglier positions that appeal to smaller and smaller segments of the
  • Expectant fathers Mike Conley, Joe Ingles made tough decision to join Utah Jazz in Orlando

    Expectant fathers Mike Conley, Joe Ingles made tough decision to join Utah Jazz in Orlando
    Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10), right, laughs with Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) during the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings NBA preseason basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. | Steve Griffin, Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — When the NBA shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, and then as talks began regarding a possible restart to the season, the first thing that came to mind for both Mike Conley and Joe Ingles was the safety of their families.
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  • ‘Mormon Land’: Scholar explores how the modern church’s views on sexuality and gender evolved and what that might mean in the future

    ‘Mormon Land’: Scholar explores how the modern church’s views on sexuality and gender evolved and what that might mean in the future
    Perhaps no issues have roiled members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints more than questions about race, gender and sexuality.Scholar Taylor Petrey offers an original exploration of these topics and how they connect and intersect in his new book, “Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism.”On this week’s podcast, Petrey, the current editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and an associate professor of religion at Kalamazoo College, ex
  • UDOT warns of heavy holiday traffic on Thursday

    UDOT warns of heavy holiday traffic on Thursday
    While COVID-19 may keep some people home, Utah officials are still warning drivers to plan for heavy traffic on Thursday as many travelers still will hit the road for the long July 4 weekend.The Utah Department of Transportation also warns drivers to be aware of construction restrictions in several areas statewide that may slow travel.Based on travel patterns from previous July 4 holiday weekends, UDOT suggests that drivers avoid the following times and places when holiday traffic is expected to
  • Utah man pleads guilty to killing 15-year-old girl, sparing him the death penalty

    Utah man pleads guilty to killing 15-year-old girl, sparing him the death penalty
    A Utah man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a 15-year-old girl after she threatened to tell police that he had been having sex with her.Shaun Patrick French pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, a first-degree felony that carries the potential of a life sentence.French had originally been facing the death penalty in the case, but the plea deal spares him execution. Prosecutors also agreed to drop charges of aggravated burglary, sexual exploitation of a minor and witness tampering charges in ex
  • Utah tallies another 499 cases of COVID-19, and one more death

    Utah tallies another 499 cases of COVID-19, and one more death
    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. The state of Utah recorded another 499 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health announced Wednesday — with one more Utahn dying from the disease.A Salt Lake County man, between the ages of 65 and 84 and in a hosp
  • Northern Utah voters oust Lyle Hillyard, the state’s longest-serving senator

    Northern Utah voters oust Lyle Hillyard, the state’s longest-serving senator
    Voters in Northern Utah’s Senate District 25 appear to have ousted Sen. Lyle Hillyard, the state’s longest-serving senator and the sponsor of an unpopular tax reform bill that was overturned earlier this year amid a citizens’ referendum effort.Partial election night returns showed Hillyard, R-Logan, trailing behind businessman Chris Wilson by a margin of more than 3,300 ballots. The incumbent lawmaker received 38% of the vote to Wilson’s 62% on Tuesday.Hillyard, an attorn
  • Leonard Pitts: You can support Trump or the country, but not both

    Leonard Pitts: You can support Trump or the country, but not both
    It comes down to a binary choice. Either he is a monster or an ignoramus.Either Donald Trump did nothing when informed that American intelligence believed Russia was paying a bounty to the Taliban for killing American military personnel in Afghanistan, or he had no clue, didn’t even know it was going on.A monster or an ignoramus? Well, if you believe Trump, he's the latter.Which makes you wonder if he understands how excuses work. Your excuse is supposed to exonerate you, show you innocent
  • Black Lives Matter movement plans virtual national convention

    Black Lives Matter movement plans virtual national convention
    New York • Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention in August to produce a new political agenda that seeks to build on the success of the protests that followed George Floyd’s death.The 2020 Black National Convention will take place Aug. 28 via a live broadcast. It will feature conversations, performances and other events designed to develop a set of demands ahead of the Novemb
  • After coming out as gay, Nathan Ivie loses in conservative Utah County

    After coming out as gay, Nathan Ivie loses in conservative Utah County
    Voters ousted key county government leaders in Utah, Salt Lake, Tooele and Beaver counties in Tuesday’s Republican primary election, but the highest-profile official rejected was Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie — who came out as gay last year in the conservative stronghold.“Absolutely, my sexuality was part of the issue. There’s no doubt,” he said Wednesday, after going down to defeat by a 60% to 40% margin in early returns to former Marine Lt. Col. Tom Sakievi
  • Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley reinstated after investigation into 2013 text, but he faces penalties

    Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley reinstated after investigation into 2013 text, but he faces penalties
    Morgan Scalley is still employed by the University of Utah, but his future prospects as the football program’s head coach are very much in doubt.The results of an outside investigation into a social media post, which referenced a 2013 text message from Scalley that included racist language, were released Tuesday afternoon. The findings did not yield a termination, but Scalley is no longer the head coach-in-waiting of his alma mater.In a letter released alongside the findings from Kansas Ci
  • Dixie State University to consider dropping ‘Dixie’ from its name

    Dixie State University to consider dropping ‘Dixie’ from its name
    After years of resisting calls to change, a university in Utah is considering dropping “Dixie” from its name in another example of the nation’s reexamination of the Confederacy and slavery.Dixie State University, about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City, has faced scrutiny in the past over its name, but resisted changing. Settlers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, many of them from the South, moved to the St. George area in the 1800s. The university’s d
  • Coronavirus hits the Washington County jail, 59 inmates test positive

    Coronavirus hits the Washington County jail, 59 inmates test positive
    Fifty-nine men incarcerated at the Washington County jail have tested positive for the coronavirus, jail officials said Wednesday.It’s the largest outbreak yet in a Utah jail facility, with nearly 20% of the jail population infected.Chief Deputy Jake Schutlz said Wednesday that officials aren’t quite sure how COVID-19 entered the facility, but said their first cases came from the jail’s intake unit. Before jailers realized those inmates had the virus, they had already been move
  • Morgan Scalley will remain Utah’s defensive coordinator, but he’ll face a pay cut, and head coaching offer is pulled for using racist slur in text message.

    Morgan Scalley will remain Utah’s defensive coordinator, but he’ll face a pay cut, and head coaching offer is pulled for using racist slur in text message.
    Morgan Scalley is still employed by the University of Utah, but his future prospects as the football program’s head coach are very much in doubt. The results of an outside investigation into a social media post, which referenced a 2013 text message from Scalley that included racist language, were released Tuesday afternoon. The findings did not yield a termination, but Scalley is no longer the head coach-in-waiting of his alma mater. In a letter released alongside the findings fr
  • June was a bad month, but Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah still plans to reopen schools

    June was a bad month, but Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah still plans to reopen schools
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday the state has “done a pretty good” addressing the pandemic even as he acknowledged the recent spikes in infection rates.Herbert said “we certainly plan on” schools opening on time in August. He addressed reporters and a small, physically distanced crowd Wednesday at the UPS facility at Salt Lake City International Airport, where he welcomed 500,000 masks that arrived aboard an extra-tall Boeing 747.The cloth masks are to be distribute
  • Greg Hughes concedes governor’s race, leaving only Spencer Cox, Jon Huntsman on the field

    Greg Hughes concedes governor’s race, leaving only Spencer Cox, Jon Huntsman on the field
    Former House Speaker Greg Hughes has conceded the GOP race for Utah governor, leaving Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and former Gov. Jon Huntsman the only candidates still in contention after Tuesday’s election.Initial results posted Tuesday night showed Cox with a slight lead, claiming 37% of the vote compared to Huntsman’s 34%. Hughes trailed with 21% support.“Every day of this campaign was an adventure. Moments that were surreal, exciting and truly inspiring,” Hughes wrote Wedne
  • Hughes concedes governor’s race, leaving only Cox, Huntsman on the field

    Hughes concedes governor’s race, leaving only Cox, Huntsman on the field
    Former House Speaker Greg Hughes has conceded the GOP race for Utah governor, leaving Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and former Gov. Jon Huntsman the only candidates still in contention after Tuesday’s election.Initial results posted Tuesday night showed Cox with a slight lead, claiming 37% of the vote compared to Huntsman’s 34%. Hughes trailed with 21% support.“Every day of this campaign was an adventure. Moments that were surreal, exciting and truly inspiring,” Hughes wrote Wedne
  • Robert Gehrke’s post-election rundown: Why the math is working against Jon Huntsman

    Robert Gehrke’s post-election rundown: Why the math is working against Jon Huntsman
    After taking some time to digest the numbers from Utah’s gubernatorial primary, things aren’t looking good for Jon Huntsman’s camp.The problem he’s facing isn’t that the remaining votes won’t go his way. I think there’s a likelihood that they will. The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be enough of them for him to close the 11,000-vote deficit.With Utah County’s late results last night, more than 401,000 votes have been counted. I would b
  • Utah’s public colleges are charging fees for services that many students never use, audit says

    Utah’s public colleges are charging fees for services that many students never use, audit says
    Utah’s public colleges are frequently charging fees for services that students don’t use — and increases get approved each year with little or no input from those expected to pay them, according to a state audit released Tuesday.The University of Utah, for instance, charges a $3 fee each semester to support the program to study abroad, regardless of whether students participate or not. And Utah State University requires $32.69 per semester to access the library, which the state
  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver ‘pretty confident’ in Orlando plan, but prepared to stop if needed

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver ‘pretty confident’ in Orlando plan, but prepared to stop if needed
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) | Julie Jacobson, APSALT LAKE CITY — With the change of the calendar to July, the NBA is now on track to resume play this month in Florida to finish the 2019-20 season, but league commissioner Adam Silver expressed a few reservations Tuesday that could either stop play before it starts or before it’s supposed to end.
    Speaking on an episode of Time 100 Talks,
  • Maxine Bounous, one of the first American ski instructors, dies at age 94

    Maxine Bounous, one of the first American ski instructors, dies at age 94
    Maggie Loring fondly recalls a cover of an early edition of Ski Magazine she has hanging in her office. On it, Junior and Maxine Bounous are skiing down the face of Mount Timpanogos. It had to be one of the first descents of the second-highest peak in the Wasatch Mountains and commemorates perhaps the world’s first heli-skiing expedition. Still, that wasn’t why it was preserved in a corner of Loring’s mind.What Loring remembers is that Maxine, who stood just under 5 feet tall,
  • A suspect is in custody after Riverdale stabbing leaves one dead, another critically injured

    A suspect is in custody after Riverdale stabbing leaves one dead, another critically injured
    One person was killed and another was critically wounded in a stabbing Tuesday night in Riverdale. Police have taken one person into custody and are searching for a second suspect.According to FOX 13, officers responded to the area of 4155 Riverdale Rd. shortly before 10 p.m. Upon arrival, one person was found dead while a second person was in critical condition.“It’s a very said thing, especially when we’ve got another individual that’s critically injured and fighting fo
  • A suspect in custody after Riverdale stabbing leaves one dead, another critically injured

    A suspect in custody after Riverdale stabbing leaves one dead, another critically injured
    One person was killed and another was critically wounded in a stabbing Tuesday night in Riverdale. Police have taken one person into custody and are searching for a second suspect.According to FOX 13, officers responded to the area of 4155 Riverdale Rd. shortly before 10 p.m. Upon arrival, one person was found dead while a second person was in critical condition.“It’s a very said thing, especially when we’ve got another individual that’s critically injured and fighting fo
  • Why Donovan Mitchell is among those with the most to lose when the NBA returns

    Why Donovan Mitchell is among those with the most to lose when the NBA returns
    Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell (45) and Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) fall on the court during the first half on an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.| Michael Dwyer, AP As a member of the 2017 NBA draft class, Mitchell is in line to potentially receive a max extension this offseason, a payday that could be threatened by injury SALT LAKE CITY — When the NBA returns to action on July 30, with the Utah Jazz taking on the New Orleans Pelicans, there will be
  • Robert Gehrke: Utah’s hospitals can’t handle another holiday coronavirus surge

    Robert Gehrke: Utah’s hospitals can’t handle another holiday coronavirus surge
    As the Continental Congress met to declare independence from Great Britain, nearby Boston was gripped with a lethal smallpox epidemic.More Revolutionary soldiers died of the disease than in battle, and, not long after signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams received a letter from his wife Abigail. She was caring for their children who were sick from inoculations in a town gripped by the disease.“A most excruciating pain in my head and every limb and joint I hope portends a spee
  • Retiring Utah pastor brings caring, courage and commitment to causes

    Retiring Utah pastor brings caring, courage and commitment to causes
    It was not until Aug. 7, 1970, when his brother, Ken, was buried alive while sand-surfing down a Michigan dune, that Steve Klemz began to lean toward the ministry.Sure, young Steve was reared in a devout Lutheran home. He took religious education classes every Saturday for four years, spent his summers at church youth camps, was comfortable leading prayers and was confirmed in the faith.Indeed, church was in his bones.But that dark night, the all-American kid with dreams of playing professional
  • What a sports fan should know about the coronavirus

    What a sports fan should know about the coronavirus
    I miss sports dearly. Don’t you?And not just the games. I hadn’t realized how sports filled in the little gaps in my days. I’d turn on a game while writing, or use a game as an excuse to connect with friends and family. I’d just idly think about some player’s statistical anomalies as I fell asleep. All of that was gone.Sports are returning now, though; and naturally, there are questions. I thought I’d do my best at wrapping up the plans, the dangers, and what
  • Rich Lowry: Our age of superstition

    Rich Lowry: Our age of superstition
    We live in a society gripped by a quasi-religious fervor and obsessed with symbols and irrational fears.Anything that is thought to have the slightest association with racism, no matter how attenuated the connection or how innocent the explanation, must be crushed and expunged. The mere presence of a possibly offending word is deemed a threat, whether it is truly offensive or any real people have actually taken offense. We are engaged in a war with shadowy forces that we can't truly understand,
  • Letter: Voting by mail is a boon for parents

    Letter: Voting by mail is a boon for parents
    Absentee ballots are an essential piece to voter enfranchisement. Between work and family obligations, access to polling stations is not simple for every eligible adult. While taking children with you to vote can be a positive experience, disruptions at polling stations are a big no-no. I have skipped many primaries and one regular election for this reason. Many other parents shy away, too.In 2014, I took my three very young children to the polling station. They were not great voting companions.
  • Letter: Postal Service is facing bankruptcy

    Letter: Postal Service is facing bankruptcy
    The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the country has had a drastic effect on the United States Postal Service, as it has on so many activities of our daily lives. It is projected that the Postal Service is facing bankruptcy this fall without emergency help from Congress.The Postal Service traces its origin to the United States Constitution. Our Founding Fathers granted Congress the power to establish post offices and post roads in Section Eight of Article One of the document. The post office agency
  • Letter: Our vote is our only power

    Letter: Our vote is our only power
    To conservatives frustrated by the migration of traditionally Democratic voters to the Utah Republican Party:It is the natural consequence of an ideological majority that (1) views voting Democratic as akin to breaking the 11th commandment, and then (2) mercilessly rules with a gerrymandering fist. Maybe it would be different if so many of you wouldn’t rather follow your “tribe” over a cliff than consider an alternate path.So that’s what disenfranchised voters are now doi

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