• Why the Utah Jazz face uncertainty this offseason

    Why the Utah Jazz face uncertainty this offseason
    Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey and head coach Quin Snyder talk to journalists at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Imagine getting ready to fly out of an airplane with the added twist that the pilot doesn’t know how to operate said aircraft without instrumentation.
    That’s the analogy Utah Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey used last week to de
  • Navajo Nation reports 15 new COVID-19 cases but no deaths

    Navajo Nation reports 15 new COVID-19 cases but no deaths
    Window Rock, Ariz. • Navajo Nation health officials have reported 15 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but no deaths for the third time in six days.The latest numbers increase the total number of people infected to 9,969 with the known death toll remaining at 530 as of Saturday night.Tribal health officials reported one new coronavirus case Monday and no additional deaths for the first time since March. They also reported no deaths on Wednesday.They said 99,153 people have been tested for
  • BYU’s dominating performance over Navy in season opener lands Cougars in national rankings

    BYU’s dominating performance over Navy in season opener lands Cougars in national rankings
    The last week has seen highs and lows for BYU football, but the Cougars have now found a new high to ride. For the first time since the 2018 season, BYU is ranked in the Associated Press Top 25.Following a dominating 55-3 season opener at Navy, the Cougars find themselves ranked No. 21 in the AP Poll and No. 22 in the Amway Coaches Poll in the first weekly regular-season ranking released for the 2020 season.BYU, which is the only FBS program playing west of Texas, scored the most points in a sea
  • Burgess Owens says Democrats are led by ‘sociopaths’

    Burgess Owens says Democrats are led by ‘sociopaths’
    Burgess Owens, the 4th Congressional District Republican nominee, said Sunday the Democratic Party is led by “narcissists and sociopaths” who “have no empathy for anyone else.”Owens appeared as a guest on “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo” on Fox News where he discussed his run for Congress against Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah. In response to a question about Republican policies that help disadvantaged citizens, Owens teed off on Democratic-led cities.&
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  • Coronavirus in Utah: With 628 new cases, state sees largest three-day jump since mid-July

    Coronavirus in Utah: With 628 new cases, state sees largest three-day jump since mid-July
    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 number of COVID-19 cases in Utah continues to rise with 628 new cases reported Sunday, according to the Utah Department of Health. That number, combined with 656 cases Friday and 572 cases Saturday, is the largest three-day jump in c
  • Pleasant Grove wildfire evacuation order lifted

    Pleasant Grove wildfire evacuation order lifted
    People are being allowed to return to their homes after a wildfire that started Saturday night in Pleasant Grove led to some evacuations.The fire was sparked about 9 p.m. near the “G" on the mountain between Grove Creek Canyon and Battle Creek Canyon, according to fire officials. Residents living between 200 South and Grove Creek Drive and east of 1350 East were told to evacuate, as well as those in Battle Creek Canyon.Thirty-four homes remained evacuated as of 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Four hours
  • David Brooks: A stupidity of the heart

    David Brooks: A stupidity of the heart
    On Dec. 26, 2004, French author Emmanuel Carrère, his girlfriend and their respective sons were vacationing at a cliff-top hotel in Sri Lanka. Their relationship was dying, and, feeling out of sorts, they decided not to go down to the beachfront scuba diving lesson they’d signed up for. It was a consequential decision, for that was the morning the tsunami hit.A family they knew was staying on the beach. That morning the grandfather, Philippe, was reading the paper while his 4-year-o
  • Navajo Nation health care workers develop innovations to control the spread of COVID-19

    Navajo Nation health care workers develop innovations to control the spread of COVID-19
    Southern San Juan County • If a patient is tested for the coronavirus on a Friday at the Navajo Mountain Community Health Center, Roxanna Yazzie works late.Yazzie, the clinic’s lab technician, will finish up her usual duties around 3:30 p.m., pack the nasal swabs into a cooler and take off for the San Juan County Public Health building in Blanding. The circuitous drive through Arizona is 185 miles one-way, and Yazzie usually doesn’t get home until 11 p.m.From Blanding, the used
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  • RSL reaches low point, wrong kind of fight, boo to the booer

    RSL reaches low point, wrong kind of fight, boo to the booer
    Here are three observations from Real Salt Lake’s 5-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps from beat writer Alex Vejar.1. How low can RSL go?Saturday’s loss was the worst ever at home for RSL. It’s not a good statistic, albeit every sports team has one like it.But it’s one thing to lose and something else to lose. It’s inexcusable to give up a goal three minutes into a game. It’s almost as inexcusable to play in such a way that allows four more and never really sho
  • Power still out for 12,000 Utah homes six days after storm

    Power still out for 12,000 Utah homes six days after storm
    More than 12,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers remain without power Sunday, six days after hurricane-force winds swept through northern Utah.Crews from Iowa and Nevada have arrived to lend a hand, giving the power company about 280 employees who are working day and night. Still, it may be days before some customers get the lights turned back on, Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Spencer Hall said. That means thousands could still be without power as a new workweek starts and as school is set to
  • West Coast wildfires have killed at least 33 people

    West Coast wildfires have killed at least 33 people
    Salem, Ore. • Nearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 33 victims from California to Washington state.The flames have destroyed neighborhoods, leaving a barren, gray landscape in their wake, driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and cast a shroud of smoke over the region.The crisis has come amid the coronavirus outb
  • Pleasant Grove wildfire forces the evacuation of 34 homes

    Pleasant Grove wildfire forces the evacuation of 34 homes
    A wildfire that sparked Saturday night in Pleasant Grove has led to some evacuations, according to fire officials.The fire sparked about 9 p.m. near the “G" on the mountain between Grove Creek Canyon and Battle Creek Canyon. Officials said residents living between 200 South and Grove Creek Drive and east of 1350 East should evacuate. Those in Battle Creek Canyon have also been told to leave.Thirty-four homes remained evacuated as of 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The Red Cross has set up an evacuation
  • Man dies after possible drive-by shooting in Layton

    Man dies after possible drive-by shooting in Layton
    A man found in a Layton street with multiple gunshot wounds has died.Police have found indications that it was a drive-by shooting, according to Sgt. Eric Smith of the Layton Police Department.Smith said officers responded to a call near the intersection of Golden Avenue and Church Street, where they found an adult man with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he died.His identity has not been released.Smith said neighbors and witnesses are cooperating w
  • Pleasant Grove wildfire forces evacuation of 34 homes

    Pleasant Grove wildfire forces evacuation of 34 homes
    A wildfire that sparked Saturday night in Pleasant Grove has led to some evacuations, according to fire officials.The fire sparked about 9 p.m. near the “G" on the mountain between Grove Creek Canyon and Battle Creek Canyon. Officials said residents living between 200 South and Grove Creek Drive and east of 1350 East should evacuate. Those in Battle Creek Canyon have also been told to leave.Thirty-four homes remained evacuated as of 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The Red Cross has set up an evacuation
  • COVID-19 pandemic makes regular flu shot even more important, Utah doctors say

    COVID-19 pandemic makes regular flu shot even more important, Utah doctors say
    Ogden • As if COVID-19 weren’t enough to worry about, flu season is gearing up, giving those already jittery about every cough and sneeze more to fret over.Is the sore throat due to the flu or COVID-19? What about those aches and pains?Accordingly, Utah health officials are urging the public, now more than ever, to get vaccinated against the flu.“It is more important than ever to get your flu shot this season! This year we will be facing a bigger challenge than ever — seas
  • Levi Thatcher: Why it’s fine for developers to build luxury housing

    Levi Thatcher: Why it’s fine for developers to build luxury housing
    Members of the Salt Lake City Council have admirably focused on addressing the housing affordability crisis. As in most cities, they’ve tackled this by increasing the supply of rental units — which is sorely needed — while also artificially keeping rents lower via inclusionary zoning.Effectively, developers are rewarded with loan assistance or relaxed height restrictions if certain percentages of the units are offered at a significant discount from market rent. Locally, density
  • LDS apostle Holland, Pentecostal official discuss their friendship and faith differences

    LDS apostle Holland, Pentecostal official discuss their friendship and faith differences
    Given the often tense relationships between Mormons and evangelicals, a friendship between a Latter-day Saint apostle and a top Pentecostal official might seem unlikely.But not for Jeffrey R. Holland, a senior leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and George Wood, former general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.The two men have been friends for nearly a decade and on Friday they participated virtually — Holland in Salt Lake City and Wood in Springfield, Mo. &mda
  • Log Haven celebrates 100 years of love, food and drink, and nature

    Log Haven celebrates 100 years of love, food and drink, and nature
    The Roaring ′20s decorations were bought. The band was booked and a wine three years in the making — to celebrate both Log Haven’s 25th anniversary and the property’s 100th birthday — was bottled and ready to be poured.The timing couldn’t have been worse: Four days before the celebration, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all Salt Lake County restaurants.But today, that Log Haven Argentum red wine — Latin for the restaurant’s silver anniversary &mdas
  • Robert Kirby: Of mice and me — and a small sacrifice unto the most high

    Robert Kirby: Of mice and me — and a small sacrifice unto the most high
    After much thought and prayer, I have decided that what needs to happen for my home to be liberated from the pandemic is a return to the Old Testament rite of blood sacrifice.Before flying into a bladder-voiding rage, please understand that I am not referring to the sacrifice of humans. I haven’t been out much lately because the world is so messed up, but I’m pretty sure that’s still illegal.But as a churchgoer (back when we could attend services in person) who sometimes actual
  • Utah Symphony begins a new season with a new CEO, and new challenges from COVID-19

    Utah Symphony begins a new season with a new CEO, and new challenges from COVID-19
    Steven Brosvik said he knew, when he started his new job last month as president and CEO of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, that it wouldn’t be long before the symphony would return to the stage of Abravanel Hall.“There is so much great intention in the community to help fund [the symphony], help support it, help get it going,” Brosvik said in a recent interview. “It’s not the same in every community. I think we’re really lucky here.”Exactly one month after
  • The coronavirus has brought challenges to Utah’s rural Navajo Nation clinics, but also innovations

    The coronavirus has brought challenges to Utah’s rural Navajo Nation clinics, but also innovations
    Southern San Juan County • If a patient is tested for the coronavirus on a Friday at the Navajo Mountain Community Health Center, Roxanna Yazzie works late.Yazzie, the clinic’s lab technician, will finish up her usual duties around 3:30 p.m., pack the nasal swabs into a cooler and take off for the San Juan County Public Health building in Blanding. The circuitous drive through Arizona is 185 miles one-way, and Yazzie usually doesn’t get home until 11 p.m.From Blanding, the used
  • Scott D. Pierce: Could Drew Barrymore be the new Queen of Daytime TV?

    Scott D. Pierce: Could Drew Barrymore be the new Queen of Daytime TV?
    TV talk shows are always battling to book the best guests — the biggest stars. But is that really what people tune in to see?Nope. Not on a regular basis, anyway. We watch because we like the host.And that’s good news for Drew Barrymore, who’s incredibly likable. You have to think her new daytime talk show, which premieres Monday (3 p.m., KTVX-Ch. 4), stands a pretty good chance.She’s been in the public eye for most of her life — since she co-starred in “E.T.&
  • Leonard Pitts: Trump’s many lies no longer shock us

    Leonard Pitts: Trump’s many lies no longer shock us
    We weren’t going to normalize this.Remember that? Remember the way many of us solemnly vowed we would always maintain the ability to be outraged, hold on to our capacity for shock?Well, after almost four years that have passed like geologic time, that declaration feels like an artifact from another era, a Polaroid from back when the kids were little and you still had all your hair. It feels like something you said when you were too young to know any better.The truth of Donald Trump’s
  • In 3rd District House race, both major candidates had political conversions

    In 3rd District House race, both major candidates had political conversions
    Utah’s 3rd Congressional District race — between incumbent Republican Rep. John Curtis and Democrat Devin Thorpe — is a bit unusual.Both candidates have switched parties during their careers.Both call for action on climate change as perhaps their lead issue.Thorpe does not live in the district. And Curtis faces questions about whether he stretches the truth in ads.A key to many facets of the race is that Republican Curtis was once a Democrat, and Democrat Thorpe is a former Rep
  • Letter: The federal judiciary created our individual rights

    Letter: The federal judiciary created our individual rights
    Perla Cassayre Thulin’s excellent commentary is exactly right. “We suffer for the things we didn’t learn in high school” (Aug. 23).Since moving to Utah in 1969, I have been disappointed that many of Utah’s civic leaders are shackled by misunderstandings and false narratives, especially regarding our constitutional rights.The following facts emerged clear and indisputable in the Michigan public school civics class I attended:1. The Bill of Rights was impotent and inc
  • Letter: Stay the course, Mr. Bagley

    Letter: Stay the course, Mr. Bagley
    Obviously, Mr. Bagley, some of your recent cartoons are ruffling a few feathers among some of us. It seems to me that those who don’t understand the message and meaning behind them are the ones mostly perturbed by them. I encourage you to continue, as you have many of us loyal readers who do understand, even when something we don’t like is posted, we are still here and will continue to support you. It’s about our freedom of speech.Thanks for your entertaining and serious views
  • Letter: Give protesting a break

    Letter: Give protesting a break
    It’s time for all protesters to call a halt to protesting for a while. Peaceful protests are providing cover for those intent on mayhem. Months and months of civic unrest, i.e. fires, looting, general destruction and huge losses to businesses randomly attacked, have overshadowed worthwhile protest causes. The general public has had it and now associates protests with lawless damage regardless of the cause.It’s time to find other ways to get messages out there. Volunteering for food p
  • Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd U.S. Open title

    Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd U.S. Open title
    New York • After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, “What the heck is happening?”In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka seconds later, Osaka chucked her racket. It spun a bit and rattled against the court.Surprisingly off-kilter in the early going Saturday, Osaka kept missing shots and digging herself a deficit. Until, s
  • Wildfire in Pleasant Grove forces evacuations

    Wildfire in Pleasant Grove forces evacuations
    Some residents living near a wildfire that sparked Saturday night in Pleasant Grove have been told to evacuate, according to fire officials.The fire sparked around 9 p.m. near the “G" on the mountain between Grove Creek Canyon and Battle Creek Canyon. Officials said residents living between 200 South and Grove Creek Drive and east of 1350 East should evacuate.Those in Battle Creek Canyon have also been told to leave.Evacuations are now being executed for some homes between 200 South and Gr
  • Colorado Rapids rout Real Salt Lake 5-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium

    Colorado Rapids rout Real Salt Lake 5-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake had dominated the Colorado Rapids anytime the two faced offin the greater Salt Lake City area for the past 13 years.The Rapids had different plans Saturday.Diego Rubio scored twice in the first 10 minutes and the Rapids washed away RSL 5-0 in front of 4,484 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium. It was thefirst time since 2007 that Salt Lake lost to the Rapids at home, and that was when the team played its home games at Rice-Eccles Stadium.Saturday’s game was the secon
  • Letter: Going without power

    Letter: Going without power
    The recent windstorm saw our power out for nine hours and counting. When I tried to get updates from Rocky Mountain Power, I chose a chat session on their website, which was a joke because Sahvanna told me I wasn’t in her coverage area. I have a question for which I’d like their response: Will they cover the cost of the frozen food we’ll need to chuck?Archie Phillips, Salt Lake CitySubmit a letter to the editor
  • BYU-Army game postponed after several Cougars test positive for COVID-19

    BYU-Army game postponed after several Cougars test positive for COVID-19
    The bubble has burst.BYU football, which had been trying to keep its players in as much of a bubble environment as possible, wasn’t able to prevent “a small number” of players from testing positive for COVID-19, resulting in the upcoming Army game being postponed, BYU announced on Saturday.“We appreciate the university administration, state health officials and a variety of medical experts who have helped us navigate these unprecedented times,” BYU athletic director
  • Utahns say goodbye to beloved trees in the windstorm’s aftermath

    Utahns say goodbye to beloved trees in the windstorm’s aftermath
    The 60-foot-tall blue spruce at the corner of Bonnie Mitchell’s yard was a fairy house, in the imagination of the little girl down the street.For a boy in the Salt Lake City neighborhood, the secret space beneath its boughs was a bear cave that he used to duck into whenever he walked by. During the Harry Potter craze, children would don their wizard capes and pretend the hollow was a castle or Platform 9 3/4, Mitchell said.“For 25 years, it was the fantasy playground for a dozen or s
  • BYU-Army game postponed after Cougars test positive for COVID-19

    BYU-Army game postponed after Cougars test positive for COVID-19
    The bubble has burst.BYU football, which had been trying to keep its players in as much of a bubble environment as possible, wasn’t able to prevent players from testing positive for COVID-19, resulting in the upcoming Army game being postponed, BYU announced on Saturday.“We appreciate the university administration, state health officials and a variety of medical experts who have helped us navigate these unprecedented times,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said. “While w
  • Letter: Quid pro quo

    Letter: Quid pro quo
    So, “Wealthy donors dig deep into big pockets” (Tribune, Sept. 5). Does anyone suppose thereis a possibility — however remote — those donors received something in return from the politicians?Not a chance.Paul H. Schneiter, ProvoSubmit a letter to the editor
  • Navajo Nation will participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials

    Navajo Nation will participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials
    Phoenix • Navajo Nation officials said they will participate in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trials amid a steady decline in coronavirus cases.The American Indian territory once had the highest coronavirus infection rate in the country, but has since seen a substantial decrease in community spread, the Arizona Republic reported. Navajo officials reported zero new confirmed cases on Sept. 8 for the first time.As of Friday, there have been 9,952 confirmed cases and 530 confirmed

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