• Zion National Park rangers looking for vandals who painted rocks blue

    Zion National Park rangers looking for vandals who painted rocks blue
    Park rangers at Zion National Park are asking anyone with information about the people who painted sandstones in the northwest corner of the park to come forward.Officials said that a day or two before July 8 vandals painted blue squares in an area about a mile south of the Wildcat trailhead in the Kolob Terrace area. The squares measure 3 feet by 3 feet and officials think the graffiti is part of a “masonry or art project,” according to a news release.Jeff Axel, acting spokesperson
  • Bagley Cartoon: Business Docs

    Bagley Cartoon: Business Docs
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:John LewisMaking Moscow Great AgainLow BarrDidn’t See That ComingStorm TrumpersWhat Women Don’t WantAntifa Super SoldierSocial Distance StudiesTaking a Knee to Voting RightsTrump’s Secret PoliceWant more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.
  • FCC extends deadline for Native American tribes’ internet expansion

    FCC extends deadline for Native American tribes’ internet expansion
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • The Federal Communications Commission is giving tribes another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum that would help them establish or expand internet access on their land.Tribes pushed to be first in line to apply for licenses for the mid-band spectrum that is largely unassigned across the western United States and once was reserved for educational institutions. The tribal priority window opened in February and was set to close Monday. It's now been extended to
  • Utah Jazz happy to pull of comeback win, but ‘obviously we also have work to do’

    Utah Jazz happy to pull of comeback win, but ‘obviously we also have work to do’
    Orlando, Fla. • Rallying back from a 16-point deficit to win Thursday night proved quite the happy ending for the Utah Jazz in their official return to action.Of course, given that they fell behind by 16 against the Pelicans to begin with, they recognize that there’s myriad improvements yet to make, especially with their second seeding game coming up Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.“Lots of things we can build on, but obviously we also have work to do,” coach Qu
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  • 2 pilots killed in small air-tanker collision at Nevada fire

    2 pilots killed in small air-tanker collision at Nevada fire
    Caliente, Nev. • Both pilots were killed when two small air-tankers collided in mid-air in southeast Nevada while assisting in the attack on a fast-moving wildfire that has burned more than 20 square miles near the Utah line.Recovery operations were underway on Friday while more than 250 firefighters continued to battle the blaze, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said.The pilots names have not been released.They were dropping retardant on the flames of the human-caused fire about 150 mile
  • Utah County Commission withdraws mask exemption request

    Utah County Commission withdraws mask exemption request
    The Utah County Commission will no longer consider a letter requesting that the county health department ask the governor to grant the county exemptions to the statewide public K-12 school mask mandate after a new state order seemingly addressed all concerns.The commission was set to consider the letter written by Commissioner Bill Lee to the Health Department Director Ralph Clegg asking that he request Republican Gov. Gary Herbert exempt the county from the one-size-fits-all mask mandate for pu
  • Utah Rep. Ben McAdams bucks fellow House Dems as they pass big spending bill

    Utah Rep. Ben McAdams bucks fellow House Dems as they pass big spending bill
    Rep. Ben McAdams, Utah’s lone Democrat in Congress, was one of just 12 Democrats who voted against his party Friday as it pushed through a $1.3 trillion package of spending bills for the new fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1.The package, which now goes to the Senate, passed 217-191. McAdams joined all of the House Republicans who were present to oppose it — including Utah GOP Reps. Rob Bishop, John Curtis and Chris Stewart.The package bundled together what normally would have been si
  • Utes to open at Washington State as Pac-12 releases 10-game football schedule

    Utes to open at Washington State as Pac-12 releases 10-game football schedule
    The Pac-12 on Friday afternoon released an altered 10-game, conference-only football schedule, with the University of Utah set to open on the road.The Utes, 11-3 last season and Pac-12 South winners each of the last two seasons, will begin their division title defense Sept. 26 at Washington State. They will also play Oregon in a much-anticipated matchup on Dec. 5, their last game before the Pac-12 Championship.Training camp, per Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, can begin Aug. 17.For all the talk
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  • David N. Sundwall and John C. Nelson: Now is not the time to close Utah’s safety net clinics

    David N. Sundwall and John C. Nelson: Now is not the time to close Utah’s safety net clinics
    In a special session of the Legislature this past May, more than a $1 billion were cut from the state’s budget that had been approved just a few months previously, in order to cope with anticipated shortfalls due to the COVID crisis. This prompt action demonstrated leadership and how seriously our state considers balancing our budget.However, it is now obvious that the cuts made seem to have been arbitrary, “across the board,” with little attempt to prioritize based on needs or
  • Four more Utahns die from COVID-19, and another 500 cases are reported

    Four more Utahns die from COVID-19, and another 500 cases are reported
    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. Another 500 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health reported Friday — taking the rolling seven-day average well below the target of 500 that Gov. Gary Herbert set earlier this month.Four more Utahns
  • Herriman residents thank police with “Christmas in July”

    Herriman residents thank police with “Christmas in July”
    In the middle of summer it may be disorienting to see someone dressed up as Santa or an elf. But that was the scene in Herriman Thursday as members of the Hodges family dressed up to present the city’s police department with letters of gratitude during a “Christmas in July” event.Teddy Hodges, a Herriman resident who organized the event, said it is a response to recent police brutality demonstrations and critiques of officers nationwide.“Right now with the national recogn
  • Ski resorts should require masks, social distancing says Vail Resorts CEO

    Ski resorts should require masks, social distancing says Vail Resorts CEO
    This ski season, face masks will be mandatory and chairlifts won’t be shared among strangers. At least that’s how Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz envisions it.Katz wrote an open letter Wednesday addressing the steps he believes ski resorts and their surrounding communities need to take to allow for a full 2020-21 season amid the pandemic. The two tenets he emphasized were to not become complacent and that safety is not optional.Vail Resorts operates 37 ski areas in the United States, Canad
  • BYU pitcher Justin Sterner inks deal with Miami Marlins

    BYU pitcher Justin Sterner inks deal with Miami Marlins
    A second BYU baseball player has been picked up by an MLB team this summer. Pitcher Justin Sterner signed a free agent deal with the Miami Marlins on Thursday.Sterner, a right-hander, ranks fourth all-time at BYU with a career earned run average of 2.86, the best ERA posted by a Cougar in since a 2.60 ERA by Mike Tucker from 1976-78. Hailing from Laguna Niguel, Calif., he also ranks ninth in career strikeouts per nine innings with a 9.21 average and a 1.31 WHIP.As a junior this past spring, in a
  • Davis Smith and Sarah Wright: Building back to a more sustainable Utah

    Davis Smith and Sarah Wright: Building back to a more sustainable Utah
    In the face of a worldwide pandemic, individuals, businesses and governments everywhere have taken unprecedented action to help weather the storm.In Utah, our communities have come together in extraordinary ways and businesses have offered a collaborative, solutions-focused approach. And we all have a role to play.Early on in this crisis, Cotopaxi was proud to work with Gov. Gary Herbert and participate in making and distributing face masks for every resident who needs one through the A Mask for
  • GoFundMe page set up for Taylorsville family hit by car, killing one twin

    GoFundMe page set up for Taylorsville family hit by car, killing one twin
    Friends and neighbors of the Taylorsville mother and her twin daughters who were struck by a car on Tuesday — killing one of the girls — have set up a GoFundMe page to help the family.Heather Marroquin was pushing her 22-month-old twins in a stroller along 3200 West near 5000 South when a dog ran into the road and a car braked suddenly to avoid hitting it, according to Unified Police. A vehicle that was following the car rear-ended it, pushing it onto the sidewalk and crushing the Ma
  • Sen. Mike Lee scolds social media giants for ‘heavy-handed censorship’ of conservatives, including Trump

    Sen. Mike Lee scolds social media giants for ‘heavy-handed censorship’ of conservatives, including Trump
    Sen. Mike Lee is dangling the possibility of breaking up what he says are monopolies by social media companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook for what he says is their “heavy-handed censorship” of conservatives including President Donald Trump.“I view your heavy-handed censorship as a sign of exactly the sort of degraded quality one expects from a monopolist,” Lee wrote in a letter this week to leaders of the companies.“In any other business, you would never drea
  • MLB faces another coronavirus setback, postpones Cardinals-Brewers game Friday

    MLB faces another coronavirus setback, postpones Cardinals-Brewers game Friday
    New York • The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.Friday's game between St. Louis and Milwaukee was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for the coronavirus.The league announced the schedule change hours before the game was to be played. It said the postponement in Milwaukee is "consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional
  • Dominion Energy overhauls leadership, changes CEO

    Dominion Energy overhauls leadership, changes CEO
    Richmond, Va. • Dominion Energy on Friday announced a reorganized executive leadership team, including a new CEO.The Richmond, Virginia-based energy company said Thomas Farrell II, currently chairman, president and CEO, will become the company’s executive chair, effective Oct. 1. In that role, Farrell will continue to serve as chair of the Board of Directors, the company said in a news release.Also, effective Oct. 1, Robert Blue, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer
  • Native Americans feel devastated by the virus yet overlooked in the data

    Native Americans feel devastated by the virus yet overlooked in the data
    Harrah, Wash. • As the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state’s Yakima County worsened last month, Tashina Nunez recognized more and more of the patients who arrived in her hospital. They had coughs, fevers and, in some severe cases, respiratory failure. And many of them were her acquaintances and neighbors, members of the tribes that make up the Yakama Nation.Nunez, a nurse at a hospital in Yakima County and a Yakama Nation descendant, noticed that Native Americans, who make up abo
  • Robert C. Wadman: Crime rate is a symptom of community health

    Robert C. Wadman: Crime rate is a symptom of community health
    The crime measurement index is designed to identify crime related social conditions. Just as the Consumer Price Index indicates the health of the economy, and the Crime Measurement Index indicates the health of a community.Historically, a community’s crime rate is the recorded measurement criteria the community is aware of to determine the effectiveness of their police department. The traditional position is as follows: “Responding quickly, making arrests and successfully prosecuting
  • Salt Lake City schools will start only online this fall, with plans to return in person ‘as soon as it’s safe’

    Salt Lake City schools will start only online this fall, with plans to return in person ‘as soon as it’s safe’
    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.Salt Lake City schools will start the year with all classes online — making it the only district in the state to not have any students returning in person.The move, approved by the district’s board of education Thursday, is a
  • 2 small air-tankers collide fighting Nevada wildfire

    2 small air-tankers collide fighting Nevada wildfire
    Caliente, Nev. • Two small air-tankers collided in mid-air in southeast Nevada on Thursday while battling a growing wildfire about 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas.The pilots were the only people on board the single-engine planes that collided about 1 p.m. during a mission attacking flames on the fire about 17 miles southwest of Caliente, according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.Their condition wasn’t immediately known. A Lincoln County sheriff&rsqu
  • Utah’s homeless providers prepare for winter problems that COVID-19 could exacerbate

    Utah’s homeless providers prepare for winter problems that COVID-19 could exacerbate
    Last winter presented one crisis after another for Salt Lake City’s homeless system, as temperatures dropped dangerously low and too many people sought access to too few beds in the new system of resource centers that replaced the downtown Road Home shelter.And that was before the coronavirus hit.This year, state leaders hope early planning will stave off a capacity crisis in its coldest months — even as they anticipate further complications as a result of social distancing needs and
  • ‘Utah Booze News’ podcast: Beer brewing in Provo

    ‘Utah Booze News’ podcast: Beer brewing in Provo
    Restaurants in certain areas of Provo will soon be allowed to brew beer on-site, now that a grassroots referendum failed to make it to the November ballot.Provo City Council member Shannon Ellsworth explains how brewpubs might help her conservative community attract new businesses on the latest episode of the “Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast.”The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kathy Stephenson and FOX 13′s Ben Winslow also discuss annual liquor sales — which topped
  • Marina Gomberg thought gardening would be calming — and then the veggie thieves struck

    Marina Gomberg thought gardening would be calming — and then the veggie thieves struck
    When 2020 began gnashing her stinky teeth in March with the pandemic and endless earthquakes, my wife and I sought ways to manifest calm and divert our family’s attention to things less devastating. (Remember when this was all new and we had the capacity to come up with cool ideas?)We started doing Cosmic Kids Yoga with our son, Harvey. We dabbled in bread making. And our crowning coronavirus achievement was securing a plot at our neighborhood community garden just on the other side of our
  • Robert Kirby: This lazy student never had a lazy teacher

    Robert Kirby: This lazy student never had a lazy teacher
    My grade school report cards are in a folder my mom kept. Why she bothered, I don’t know. Best guess is for blackmail purposes should I have ever amounted to much.Hilarious, I know. Flipping through them, several words are consistent in describing my scholastic endeavors as a child — the most common one being “lazy.”“Bobby does not finish his assigned work on time. Lazy and inattentive.”“Lazy and disruptive.”My personal favorite. “Uses profan
  • Daryl James: Utah investigator forces licensing reform, but other battles remain

    Daryl James: Utah investigator forces licensing reform, but other battles remain
    Getting a license to work as a private investigator is not easy in Utah. A person needs a clean criminal record, a $10,000 surety bond and at least 2,000 hours of experience.Former police officer Jeremy Barnes met all the requirements, but government regulators wanted one more thing: Utah residence. Barnes did not qualify because he lives three minutes north of the state line in Franklin, Idaho.The technicality should not have mattered, given 150 years of U.S. Supreme Court authority affirming t
  • A new coronavirus study explores ‘big bias’ in how information reached Utah’s hard-hit Hispanics

    A new coronavirus study explores ‘big bias’ in how information reached Utah’s hard-hit Hispanics
    Robert Welsh walked into a Target in March and stopped when a sign caught his attention. It said the store was not a COVID-19 testing center.He was curious.Why were Salt Lake City customers thinking this was a place to get a coronavirus test?Where can people find the nearest testing center?Why wasn’t the sign also in Spanish?He never got to the bottom of the odd Target sign, but the experience did inspire Welsh, a psychiatry professor at the University of Utah.“Immediately, I was thi
  • Letter: The connotation of a word matters

    Letter: The connotation of a word matters
    In his letter to the editor, Jack Elder talked about the definition of the word “Dixie” (“‘Dixie’ isn’t racist,” July 26). We must remember the English language is a living, constantly changing thing. Words change completely. Gay no longer means happy. My couch is most likely a sofa now. Words also have connotations. The word “cool” hardly ever refers to temperature. Dixie is a word with heavy connotations. The words “New England”
  • Scott D. Pierce: Dish customers lose FOX 13; Sinclair loses even more credibility

    Scott D. Pierce: Dish customers lose FOX 13; Sinclair loses even more credibility
    If you’re a Dish Network subscriber, you lost access to KSTU — aka FOX 13 — over the weekend. The station’s owner, Ohio-based E.W. Scripps Company, is in a contract dispute with the satellite TV provider.So, no, it won’t do you any good to call the folks at KSTU. They’re pawns in a corporate dispute, one of 60 Scripps stations in 22 states that were pulled off Dish.And it’s the same story we’ve heard umpteen times before in umpteen similar disputes
  • Mary Dickson: Let there be no more Hibakusha

    Mary Dickson: Let there be no more Hibakusha
    Fifteen years ago, on the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I spent two weeks in Japan with American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute.After I spoke at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, a woman who had been an infant when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima approached me in tears and told me I was an American Hibakusha — the Japanese word for survivors of the bomb.That day, I realized that I, too, am a Hibakusha. I am a survivor of the atomic bombs exploded
  • Letter: Celebrating the festival of sacrifice

    Letter: Celebrating the festival of sacrifice
    On July 31, I joined almost two billion Muslims across the globe in celebrating the largest Islamic holiday: Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice.We commemorate the unrivaled sacrifice of Prophet Abraham and that of his family, revered as paradigms and ancestors shared among three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.We’re familiar with Abraham’s readiness to slaughter his promised son based on a series of divinely revealed dreams. But did you know that his wife Hagar a
  • Jason M. Adkins: LDS Church leaders should be bold in promoting masks

    Jason M. Adkins: LDS Church leaders should be bold in promoting masks
    In the Old Testament Book of Numbers, there is a story of Israelites wandering the desert being attacked and bitten by “fiery serpents” for disobeying God and Moses.The bites are fatal, except for one simple antidote. Moses built a serpent of brass that would heal the bitten Israelites if they just looked. However, many Israelites would not even undertake the simple act of looking at a brass serpent due to their hard heartedness.What does this Bible story have to do with today? In ch
  • Great Salt Lake Fringe goes virtual, stretching the boundaries of digital theater in the age of COVID-19

    Great Salt Lake Fringe goes virtual, stretching the boundaries of digital theater in the age of COVID-19
    After five years of working on the cutting edge of theater and performance, Great Salt Lake Fringe festival is going digital for 2020 — as the cutting edge is infected with the coronavirus.Among the dozens of works in the sixth annual festival, which runs from Thursday through Aug. 9, are pieces that use modern communication techniques, like video teleconferencing, as both medium and message.“I was trying to think: Is there a story that we can tell where the platform or medium of Zoo
  • Letter: How did we get here?

    Letter: How did we get here?
    I absorb the news from multiple sources. I attempt to broaden perspective by not limiting news sources to a single point of view. However, over the past three years I find it increasingly difficult to articulate just how I feel concerning the effectiveness of our country’s leadership. In discussions with associates, I’ve discovered that those willing to weigh issues with limited prejudice, are also at a loss of words on how to adequately express their view of our country’s situ
  • Letter: Freedom should be a two-way street

    Letter: Freedom should be a two-way street
    To be fair, freedom should be a two-way street. While I respect someone's choice to not wear face coverings in public, I want the freedom to frequent public places responsibly without being exposed to life-threatening viruses from those who choose not to wear a mask. Be free to choose not to wear a mask, but avoid public places in doing so.Laws prevent smoking cancer-causing cigarettes in public places, so that others are not exposed to the poisons that smokers, through their own freedom of choi
  • Letter: Rico belongs in the Granary District

    Letter: Rico belongs in the Granary District
    I was dismayed to read that Jorge Fierro’s Rico Brand Mexican products may go out of business because he is losing the lease at his current location at 545 W. 800 South and has not yet found a suitable new location. His new landlord, Woodbine Industries LLC of Sandy, originally gave him until the end of year to move, and now wants him out by the end of August. That’s too short a time to find a new workable location for such a large operation.Jorge is a perfect example of the American
  • The NBA, and the Utah Jazz, are back. But things aren’t the same

    The NBA, and the Utah Jazz, are back. But things aren’t the same
    New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz play in an arena without fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) | AP ORLANDO, Fla. — After going through a security checkpoint in a rental car and pulling into the parking lot at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, I was gifted with the best parking spot I’ve ever had at a sporting event.
    Of course, there weren’t going t
  • Salt Lake City schools will start only online this fall, with plans to return in person ‘as soon as it’s safe'

    Salt Lake City schools will start only online this fall, with plans to return in person ‘as soon as it’s safe'
    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.Salt Lake City schools will start the year with all classes online — making it the only district in the state to not have any students returning in person.The move, approved by the district’s board of education Thursday, is a
  • Inside the NBA bubble: The new arena experience is a strange one

    Inside the NBA bubble: The new arena experience is a strange one
    New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz play in an arena without fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) | AP ORLANDO, Fla. — After going through a security checkpoint in a rental car and pulling into the parking lot at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, I was gifted with the best parking spot I’ve ever had at a sporting event.
    Of course, there weren’t going t
  • Salt Lake City schools will start online-only this fall, with plans to return in person ‘as soon as it’s safe'

    Salt Lake City schools will start online-only this fall, with plans to return in person ‘as soon as it’s safe'
    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.Salt Lake City schools will start the year with all classes online — making it the only district in the state to not have any students returning in person.The move, approved by the district’s board of education Thursday, is a
  • Gordon Monson: Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson are integral parts to a new Jazz discovery

    Gordon Monson: Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson are integral parts to a new Jazz discovery
    So, it’s begun again.The NBA has returned, as have the Jazz, after 141 days away from real games, weathering through a pandemic, as well as significant calls for proper social justice across the country, basketball commencing once more with a 106-104 Utah win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday in a bubble in Florida.“There’s so much that has happened,” said Quin Snyder, afterward, “it felt like more than a singular game.”Whatever it was, it was far from
  • The Triple Team: Donovan Mitchell’s late takeover, including final assist to Rudy Gobert, key to comeback win

    The Triple Team: Donovan Mitchell’s late takeover, including final assist to Rudy Gobert, key to comeback win
    Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 106-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans from Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen.1. Donovan Mitchell takes over late, including assist to Rudy GobertThe game looked unsalvageable.Okay, that’s a little strong. But down 16 in the first half and still seven midway through the fourth quarter, the game wasn’t exactly in the Jazz’s favor. At their lowest point in the fourth, the Jazz had just an 8.6% chance to come back and win the
  • Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell team up for final play that earns Utah Jazz a fitting win

    Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell team up for final play that earns Utah Jazz a fitting win
    Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell (45) heads to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) | AP ORLANDO — It was fitting that the Utah Jazz kicked off the NBA’s resumption of the 2019-20 season in the bubble. It was fitting that the opponent was the New Orleans Pelicans. And it was fitting that in order to win, the Jazz needed Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mi
  • Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert team up to lead Utah Jazz’s 106-104 win in NBA season restart

    Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert team up to lead Utah Jazz’s 106-104 win in NBA season restart
    Lake Buena Vista, Fla. • Given that it was Rudy Gobert’s positive test for COVID-19 that sent the NBA into a monthslong hiatus, and given that it was Donovan Mitchell’s positive test for COVID-19 which threatened to tear apart the team’s chemistry, it seems fitting that those two combined on the defining play of the league’s first official comeback game Thursday night.With the seconds ticking down in a tied game, Mitchell drove the lane, drew in Derrick Favors, then
  • Salt Lake City schools will start online-only this fall

    Salt Lake City schools will start online-only this fall
    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.Salt Lake City schools will start the year with all classes online — making it the only district in the state not to have any students returning in person.The move, approved by the district’s board of education Thursday, is a
  • Rudy Gobert makes game-winning free throws for Utah Jazz in NBA restart

    Rudy Gobert makes game-winning free throws for Utah Jazz in NBA restart
    Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert makes a free throw after being fouled late in the during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) | AP SALT LAKE CITY — In the first NBA game since March 11 when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the Frenchman made the game-winning free throws as the Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 106-104 on Thursday.Here are three k
  • Utah students can go to school after exposure to COVID-19. Here’s what else state guidelines say.

    Utah students can go to school after exposure to COVID-19. Here’s what else state guidelines say.
    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 students will be allowed to go to school even if they’ve been directly exposed to COVID-19, according to new guidelines released Thursday by the state health department.Under what officials are calling “a modified quaran
  • Utah Jazz defeat New Orleans Pelicans 106-104 as NBA season restarts

    Utah Jazz defeat New Orleans Pelicans 106-104 as NBA season restarts
    Lake Buena Vista, Fla.• Given that it was Rudy Gobert’s positive test for COVID-19 sent theleague into a monthslong hiatus, and given that it was Donovan Mitchell’s positive test for COVId-19 threatened to tear apart the team’s chemistry, it seems fitting that the two combined on the defining play of the league’s first official comeback game Thursday night.With the seconds ticking down, Mitchell drove the lane, sucked in an extra defender, then fired a brilliant no-l
  • National anthem kneeling, ‘virtual fan’ weirdness, and other scenes from inside the NBA’s Orlando restart

    National anthem kneeling, ‘virtual fan’ weirdness, and other scenes from inside the NBA’s Orlando restart
    Lake Buena Vista, Fla. • There were a few comforting similarities to covering a conventional NBA game on Thursday: going through a media-specific entrance and passing through a metal detector, whiling away some of the pre-tipoff minutes in a food-stocked workroom, and of course a steady stream of hip-hop music blaring as players got in their pregame warmups.That was about it.Nearly everything else simply felt incredibly foreign and weird.For starters, driving into the ESPN Wide World of Spo

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