• Utah gets to The Point about remaking old prison site

    Utah gets to The Point about remaking old prison site
    Draper • Utah sent out another gigantic ping Monday to anyone interested in what may be its choicest piece of available real estate ever.Planned for future development: One contiguous 700-acre chunk beneath the state prison along Interstate 15 on the way through the heart of the state’s tech corridor.Ideas welcome, especially big ones. Think New Deal-style projects with a high-tech vibe, designed to create jobs, improve quality of life, and spur recovery through a post-pandemic age.Mo
  • BYU coach says most players with coronavirus are asymptomatic. Team adds game against Louisiana Tech.

    BYU coach says most players with coronavirus are asymptomatic. Team adds game against Louisiana Tech.
    In the past week, BYU football opened its 2020 season with a dominating 55-3 win at Navy, earned a national ranking, postponed the upcoming Army game after players tested positive for the coronavirus and announced the addition of Louisiana Tech to the home football schedule.The pandemic has made everything fluid, and the Cougars have had to adapt to constant change.“This year has been a wild ride, and we’re still in it,” offensive lineman James Empey said. “We’re st
  • Bryant Holloway: The price for conservative judges is too high under Trump

    Bryant Holloway: The price for conservative judges is too high under Trump
    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his soul?”— Mark 8:36What does it profit us as a country to gain “conservative” judicial nominees if we have a president who wants us to hate each other for his sake?Or, what does it profit us as a country if we have a president who claims to be pro-life but takes no action to help the cause? Or if we have a president who poses for photo ops with tyrants and dictators, praising them without
  • The Conversation: Far from being anti-religious, faith and spirituality run deep in Black Lives Matter

    The Conversation: Far from being anti-religious, faith and spirituality run deep in Black Lives Matter
    Black Lives Matters (BLM) has been portrayed by its detractors as many things: Marxist, radical, anti-American. Added to this growing list of charges is that it is either irreligious or doing religion wrong.In late July, for instance, conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan tweeted that BLM was “incompatible” with Christianity.He isn’t alone in that belief. Despite receiving the backing of diverse faith leaders and groups, BLM has been attacked by sections of the religious rig
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  • Advocates to drop their legal challenge over Utah’s marijuana initiative

    Advocates to drop their legal challenge over Utah’s marijuana initiative
    The last major court dispute over Utah’s controversial Proposition 2,legalizing medical marijuana, is over — for now.Patient advocates announced Monday they were ending what remained of a lawsuit filed against the state Legislature’s 2018 move to replace the voter-approved Utah Medical Cannabis Act with its own House Bill 3001.A spokeswoman for Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education in Utah confirmed the group, which had brought the legal case along with the Epilep
  • Utah County behind ‘clear’ spike in coronavirus cases, state health officials say

    Utah County behind ‘clear’ spike in coronavirus cases, state health officials 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.College students in Utah County are driving a spike in new coronavirus cases that is now “clear” after several days of rising numbers, state health officials said on Monday.“We are experiencing a clear upward trend in c
  • Solitude, Deer Valley ski areas end walk-up ticket sales, won’t require reservations

    Solitude, Deer Valley ski areas end walk-up ticket sales, won’t require reservations
    Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort have become the latest Utah ski areas to take walk-up tickets off their menus.Both resorts are owned by the Alterra Mountain Company, which on Monday revealed some of the COVID-19 precautions it would implement across its 15 destinations throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to ending walk-up tickets, Alterra will put caps on daily lift tickets — sold in advance — and prioritize season-pass holders.Resorts are also creati
  • New Census Bureau estimates show pandemic’s economic sting in Utah

    New Census Bureau estimates show pandemic’s economic sting in Utah
    New Census Bureau estimates help show how deep the economic sting of the pandemic is in Utah.For example, more than 11,000 Utah adults say it is very or somewhat likely that they will lose their homes to foreclosure within the next two months. Another 8,400 who are renting say it is very or somewhat likely that they will be evicted.Combined, that’s the equivalent to the population of Brigham City fearing that they will lose their homes.That emerges from a second round of experimental polli
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  • Gordon Monson: BYU’s outbreak shows the risks of playing football during a pandemic

    Gordon Monson: BYU’s outbreak shows the risks of playing football during a pandemic
    It’s hard and maybe even reckless to blame those afflicted with COVID-19 for their affliction. Nobody in their right mind wants to come down with the coronavirus, least of whom are BYU football players who have practices to hold and games to play. Many individuals across the country have been careful in their comportment and still been diagnosed with the virus.The question as it pertains to BYU players is: Are they in their right mind?About 10 Cougar players, according to sources, tested p
  • Larry H. Miller’s coin collection, valued at $25 million+, will be sold to benefit new Primary Children’s Hospital

    Larry H. Miller’s coin collection, valued at $25 million+, will be sold to benefit new Primary Children’s Hospital
    The late Larry H. Miller’s coin collection will be auctioned off to benefit the second Primary Children’s Hospital planned for Lehi, and it’s a lot more than a few nickels and dimes.The estimated value of the nearly 1,600 coins is more than $25 million, according to Stack’s Bowers Galleries in Santa Ana, Calif., which will conduct the auction. And that donation comes on top of the $50 million the Miller family announced it is giving to the project in January.One of the co
  • The election spotlight mostly bypasses mainline Protestants

    The election spotlight mostly bypasses mainline Protestants
    New York • The images were vivid: President Donald Trump brandishing a Bible outside an Episcopal church in Washington that had been boarded up amid racial injustice protests. Episcopal leaders reacted with outrage at what they deemed a cynical photo-op.“He didn’t say a prayer. … It was used as a matter of partisan politics,” said Michael Curry, the denomination’s presiding bishop.That flare-up was notable for another reason. It’s one of the few times th
  • After a pandemic pause, ICE resumes deportation arrests

    After a pandemic pause, ICE resumes deportation arrests
    Los Angeles • For Alicia Flores Gonzalez, Aug. 4 began like any other day. She dropped off her little girl at day care and drove to work at a winery in the Sonoma Valley. But as she was parking her white Toyota Tacoma, she found herself surrounded by armed men. “What happened? What did I do?” Flores recalled asking them.“Hands up! Turn around,” ordered one of the men, who shackled her and escorted her to a van.Six agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement in th
  • Utes’ Kyle Whittingham has a lot of time on his hands. Here’s how he’s dealing with it.

    Utes’ Kyle Whittingham has a lot of time on his hands. Here’s how he’s dealing with it.
    Kyle Whittingham has been the head coach at the University of Utah since the 2005 Fiesta Bowl.Before that, he was the Utes defensive coordinator for 10 seasons, which came after one year as the defensive line coach. Whittingham began his coaching career as the defensive coordinator at Eastern Utah in 1987, then spent six years at Idaho State in various capacities before arriving in Salt Lake City in 1994.One constant through all of those seasons is there was always a game to coach this time of y
  • At old Utah prison site, plans unveiled for ‘most important economic development in state history’

    At old Utah prison site, plans unveiled for ‘most important economic development in state history’
    Draper • Utah sent out another gigantic ping Monday to anyone interested in what may be its choicest piece of available real estate ever.Planned for future development: One contiguous 700-acre chunk of land beneath the state prison along Interstate 15 on the way through the heart of the state’s tech industry.Ideas welcome, especially big ones. Think New Deal-style projects with a high-tech vibe, designed to create jobs, improve quality of life and spur recovery through a post-pandemic
  • Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit

    Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit
    Beavercreek, Ore. • With crews battling wildfires that have killed at least 35 people, destroyed neighborhoods and enveloped the West Coast in smoke, another fight has emerged: leaders in the Democratic-led states and President Donald Trump have clashed over the role of climate change ahead of his visit Monday to California.California, Oregon and Washington state have seen historic wildfires that have burned faster and farther than ever before. Numerous studies in recent years have linked b
  • 11-year-old girl falls 70 feet near Sundance resort

    11-year-old girl falls 70 feet near Sundance resort
    An 11-year-old girl was hospitalized Sunday after falling 70 feet at a waterfall above the Sundance Mountain Resort.The girl sustained a serious head injury in the fall at Stewart Falls, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. She was flown by helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition Sunday evening.Deputies and the search-and-rescue unit of the Utah County Sheriff’s responded to the call, along with the North Fork Fire Department, wh
  • More Utah politicians keep their home addresses private, citing growing incivility

    More Utah politicians keep their home addresses private, citing growing incivility
    Utah’s candidates for congressional and legislative seats used to be required to provide a home address on their campaign filing forms. But now, a number of them have taken advantage of a new option to shield that information from public view.It’s a change to state law that was made last year in an effort to help protect the privacy of candidates once they become lawmakers amid complaints by Sen. Jake Anderegg, the bill’s sponsor, that his at-home interactions with some constit
  • Robert Gehrke: Rooftop solar in Utah is at a crossroads, and here’s one way forward

    Robert Gehrke: Rooftop solar in Utah is at a crossroads, and here’s one way forward
    Often we take electricity for granted, and if you don’t believe me, ask those who were left sitting in the dark trying to eat all their ice cream before it melted after last week’s epic windstorm.The storm and the huge effort to restore power drove home the benefit of having an electrical grid that is more decentralized — one of the benefits of rooftop solar, you know, those panels you or your neighbors might have on top of your homes.On Oct. 5, Utah’s Public Service Comm
  • Proposed housing development north of Salt Lake City International Airport has lots of opponents

    Proposed housing development north of Salt Lake City International Airport has lots of opponents
    Patti Jensen, 61, has spent her whole life on family property in one of Salt Lake County’s last agricultural areas. She raises horses on her land, located north of the Salt Lake City airport near Farmington Bay, where she’s surrounded by hay fields and pumpkin patches. Migrating birds are regular visitors as they stop by to feed and rest in Great Salt Lake wetlands.But if a proposed development goes through, Jensen said the area will become awash with rooftops and traffic as the city
  • Letter: Stand for democracy

    Letter: Stand for democracy
    The Republican Party and its standard bearers do not care enough about all of the people of this country to demand and deliver true equality for all. I speak not only of racial/cultural equality, but of housing/employment equality, gender/sexual equality, justice equality, environmental equality, economic equality, etc. Republicans continue to pander to the wealthy, while trying to pacify the other 90% with the tiresome trickle-down rhetoric that has never worked. The result is inequality fallou
  • Dominic Thiem is first man since 1949 to win U.S. Open final after ceding first 2 sets

    Dominic Thiem is first man since 1949 to win U.S. Open final after ceding first 2 sets
    New York • A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the tournament final after dropping the opening two sets.So close to defeat in a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium — fans were banned because of the coronavirus pandemic — Thiem slowly but surely turned things around against a faltering Alexander Zverev and surged to a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory at F
  • Cubs’ Mills throws MLB’s 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over Brewers

    Cubs’ Mills throws MLB’s 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over Brewers
    Milwaukee • From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got.On the brink of big league history, he was happy to welcome this bit of luck: expecting to see two-time batting champion Christian Yelich in the on-deck circle, Mills looked over and saw his backup instead.“That kind of surprised me,” he said.This one surprised just about everyone.Mills cruised through baseball’s second no-hitter this season in
  • NFL roundup: Saints win 34-23 to spoil Tom Brady’s debut with Buccaneers

    NFL roundup: Saints win 34-23 to spoil Tom Brady’s debut with Buccaneers
    New Orleans • Drew Brees and Tom Brady, the two leading passers in NFL history, couldn’t muster vintage performances in the first NFL game featuring two starting quarterbacks in their 40s.But while Brees avoided game-turning mishaps with an offense he’s led since 2006, Brady suffered some costly cross-ups with his new team.Brady threw two interceptions in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-
  • Bernie Sanders warns a Biden win in November is not yet guaranteed

    Bernie Sanders warns a Biden win in November is not yet guaranteed
    Washington • Bernie Sanders is warning that if onetime rival Joe Biden doesn’t do more to promote his policies and reach out to Latino voters, the Democratic presidential nominee is at risk of falling short to President Donald Trump this November.Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who left the primary race in the spring and has worked to shift Biden to the left on key issues, has made the warnings in public and private in recent days. Most recently, he went on MSNBC on Sun
  • Power still out for about 5,500 Utah customers five days after storm

    Power still out for about 5,500 Utah customers five days after storm
    About 5,500 Rocky Mountain Power customers remained without power Sunday evening, five days after hurricane-force winds swept through northern Utah.Crews from Iowa and Nevada arrived to lend a hand, giving the utility company about 280 employees who are working day and night. They were able to restore power to about 3,000 customers early Sunday. Still, it may be days before others get the lights turned back on, Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Spencer Hall said. That means thousands could still
  • Power still out for about 5,700 Utah customers five days after storm

    Power still out for about 5,700 Utah customers five days after storm
    About 5,700 Rocky Mountain Power customers remained without power Sunday evening, five days after hurricane-force winds swept through northern Utah.Crews from Iowa and Nevada arrived to lend a hand, giving the utility company about 280 employees who are working day and night. They were able to restore power to about 3,000 customers early Sunday. Still, it may be days before others get the lights turned back on, Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Spencer Hall said. That means thousands could still
  • Letter: Utah’s own maverick

    Letter: Utah’s own maverick
    While in Pennsylvania campaigning recently, President Donald Trump made a derogatory remark about Sen. Mitt Romney. For no apparent reason, Trump said our good senator couldn’t be elected dogcatcher.Those are offensive words unnecessarily said. But the words exemplify Trump’s character. For some strange reason, many Utahns seem to ignore his poor behavior. Worse yet, when some folks learn to ignore his poor behavior, they lose interest in all the daily lies he tells. Worst of all, so
  • Power still out for about 6,700 Utah customers five days after storm

    Power still out for about 6,700 Utah customers five days after storm
    About 6,700 Rocky Mountain Power customers remained without power Sunday evening, five days after hurricane-force winds swept through northern Utah.Crews from Iowa and Nevada arrived to lend a hand, giving the utility company about 280 employees who are working day and night. They were able to restore power to about 3,000 customers early Sunday. Still, it may be days before others get the lights turned back on, Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Spencer Hall said. That means thousands could still
  • Winds a worry as death toll reaches 33 from West Coast fires

    Winds a worry as death toll reaches 33 from West Coast fires
    Beavercreek, Ore. • Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said over the weekend as crews battled wildfires that have killed at least 33 from California to Washington state.The flames up and down the West Coast have destroyed neighborhoods, leaving nothing but charred rubble and burned-out cars, forced tens of thousands to flee and cast a shroud of smoke that has given Seattle, San Francisc
  • Wildfire burns about 200 acres near Santaquin, but doesn’t force evacuations

    Wildfire burns about 200 acres near Santaquin, but doesn’t force evacuations
    A wildfire that started southwest of Santaquin on Sunday afternoon sparked rumors of evacuations, but an official later said no one has been forced from their homes. The Goshen Fire had burned an estimated 200 acres as of about 7 p.m. Sunday, and no evacuations have been put into effect, tweeted Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.Fire near Summit Ridge in Santaquin is estimated at 150 acres. Contrary to rumor, there have been no evacuations ordered. But always be pre
  • Power still out for about 8,200 Utah customers five days after storm

    Power still out for about 8,200 Utah customers five days after storm
    About 8,200 Rocky Mountain Power customers remained without power Sunday evening, five days after hurricane-force winds swept through northern Utah.Crews from Iowa and Nevada arrived to lend a hand, giving the utility company about 280 employees who are working day and night. They were able to restore power to about 3,000 customers early Sunday. Still, it may be days before others get the lights turned back on, Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Spencer Hall said. That means thousands could still
  • Letter: The Tribune is part of the problem

    Letter: The Tribune is part of the problem
    I’ve been an educator for 22 years, teaching language arts, journalism and science. Throughout that time, The Salt Lake Tribune has always been a reputable source for information, one I’ve relied on to foster a love for news, language, politics and above all meaningful conversation about diverse topics.After Bagley’s posting of a cartoon representing a law enforcement officer with no heart, it was clear The Trib is part of the problem, a platform to foster hate and violence. Wh
  • Letter: Don’t tolerate ‘bad apples’

    Letter: Don’t tolerate ‘bad apples’
    There is no reason that this year Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by the police in Wisconsin, or De’Von Bailey was shot three times in the back and killed by police in Colorado, or Rayshard Brooks was shot two times in the back and killed by police in Georgia, and on and on and sadly on.And lest we forget George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many, many other Black people who have lost their lives when the police have “choked” — an excuse our president uses for th
  • Wildfire burns about 150 acres near Santaquin, but doesn’t force evacuations

    Wildfire burns about 150 acres near Santaquin, but doesn’t force evacuations
    A wildfire that started southwest of Santaquin on Sunday afternoon sparked rumors of evacuations, but an official later said no one has been forced from their homes. The Goshen Fire has burned an estimated 150 acres, tweeted Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, and no evacuations have been put into effect.Fire near Summit Ridge in Santaquin is estimated at 150 acres. Contrary to rumor, there have been no evacuations ordered. But always be prepared! Please stay away if
  • Utah County is seeing the most COVID-19 cases in the state, sets one-day record of 304

    Utah County is seeing the most COVID-19 cases in the state, sets one-day record of 304
    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.College students, particularly in Utah County, keep partying, and the state’s COVID-19 cases keep rising.The number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah remained high Sunday, with 628 reported by the state Department of Health. That numbe
  • Power still out for about 9,000 Utah customers six days after storm

    Power still out for about 9,000 Utah customers six days after storm
    Nearly 9,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers remained without power Sunday afternoon, six days after hurricane-force winds swept through northern Utah.Crews from Iowa and Nevada have arrived to lend a hand, giving the utility company about 280 employees who are working day and night. They were able to restore power to about 3,000 customers early Sunday. Still, it may be days before others get the lights turned back on, Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Spencer Hall said. That means thousands coul

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