• Ben McAdams and Burgess Owens tangle on Twitter over nuclear testing

    Ben McAdams and Burgess Owens tangle on Twitter over nuclear testing
    A Twitter tussle over nuclear testing and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard erupted between Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams and Republican Burgess Owens on Tuesday.Alliteration aside, the foofaraw started when Owens took to the social media platform to express his displeasure with one of McAdams' campaign ads hitting the Republican challenger for saying during an interview that he supported President Donald Trump’s plan to resume nuclear weapons testing.Owens began by retweeting a post from Rep. Paul Gosar,
  • Salt Lake City to close parts of Main Street for weekend revelry — at a safe distance

    Salt Lake City to close parts of Main Street for weekend revelry — at a safe distance
    Salt Lake City wants to add some energy to its downtown center on the weekends through early October.Utah’s capital city will close portions of Main Street to vehicle traffic Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from Sept. 17 to Oct. 10 in hopes of encouraging people to patronize downtown businesses, enticing them with discounted parking and new live music and art at spots between Exchange Place and City Creek Center.The first Main Street block to be closed to traffic will be 300 South a
  • New housing for the homeless opens in Salt Lake City, and it’s named after the state’s 'Mother Teresa’

    New housing for the homeless opens in Salt Lake City, and it’s named after the state’s 'Mother Teresa’
    One woman’s restless, decades-long quest to lift homeless Utahns led to the opening Tuesday of a brand new living center on Salt Lake City’s west side.Pamela Atkinson, dubbed the state’s version of Mother Teresa for her lifelong work, said that since last April’s groundbreaking for the five-story apartment complex to be known as Pamela’s Place, people she assists daily on the streets have kept her updated on its progress.“It’s been very good for their se
  • BYU football stayed safe, but off-campus parties could pull the plug on the 2020 season

    BYU football stayed safe, but off-campus parties could pull the plug on the 2020 season
    The BYU football team did everything right.The Cougars formed as much of a bubble environment as possible through fall camp and the start of practices, but there was always a chance the coronavirus could infiltrate the team, especially once the fall semester started.Players boasted about their self-accountability, but the issue was always bigger than them. And now the season could suffer, not because one of the Cougars necessarily did anything wrong, but because the regular student body did.Stud
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  • Millcreek killing leads lawmakers to debate a homeowners association’s ban on security cameras

    Millcreek killing leads lawmakers to debate a homeowners association’s ban on security cameras
    Linda Nemelka, 57, was shot and killed while sitting in the driveway of a Millcreek home in March. Police are still looking for the person responsible for her death, a task that has been made more difficult as the homeowners association in that neighborhood bans outdoor security cameras, even those on homes.“My mom was a visitor, she didn’t even live there. But, there’s a killer out there today because of their rule,” said Sarah Mansfield, Nemelka’s daughter, who te
  • Mike Lee says Google’s anti-conservative bias is a sign it’s a monopoly

    Mike Lee says Google’s anti-conservative bias is a sign it’s a monopoly
    Sen. Mike Lee led a grilling Tuesday of a Google official about whether the corporate tech giant has become an illegal monopoly. But unlike others on a subcommittee that he chairs, Lee asserted that proof of possible antitrust violations is the way he says Google mistreats conservatives.“Isn’t this behavior evidence of market power?” he asked. “In other words, why would any company want to treat its customers that way unless it was confident that its customers had no viab
  • New housing for the homeless opens in Salt Lake City, and its named after the state’s 'Mother Teresa’

    New housing for the homeless opens in Salt Lake City, and its named after the state’s 'Mother Teresa’
    One woman’s restless, decades-long quest to lift homeless Utahns led to the opening of a brand new living center on Salt Lake City’s west side.Pamela Atkinson, dubbed the state’s version of Mother Teresa for her lifelong work, said that since last April’s groundbreaking for the five-story apartment complex to be known as Pamela’s Place, people she assists daily on the streets have kept her updated on its progress.“It’s been very good for their self-estee
  • Michelle Goldberg: Trump’s shredding of civil liberties won’t stop with antifa

    Michelle Goldberg: Trump’s shredding of civil liberties won’t stop with antifa
    There is still a lot we don’t know about the killing, early this month, of Michael Forest Reinoehl.Reinoehl, a self-described antifa supporter, was a suspect in the shooting of Aaron J. Danielson, a backer of the far-right group Patriot Prayer, during an August street confrontation in Portland, Oregon. Prosecutors charged him with murder. Reinoehl, speaking to Vice News, said he acted in self-defense. There will be no trial to sort out what happened, because the federal marshals sent to ar
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  • Utah reports 562 new COVID-19 cases as rate of positive tests jumps sharply

    Utah reports 562 new COVID-19 cases as rate of positive tests jumps sharply
    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 rate of positive COVID-19 test results in Utah rose sharply on Tuesday, reaching its highest level yet — which suggests many infected people are not being tested, state health officials have said.The percentage of positive test
  • World Series to be played at Rangers new ballpark in Arlington, the first time at one site since 1944

    World Series to be played at Rangers new ballpark in Arlington, the first time at one site since 1944
    New York • The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.As part of an agreement finalized Tuesday, the Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus, which decimated the r
  • Utah’s attorney general attends a Trump rally without a mask, and his challenger criticizes him for it

    Utah’s attorney general attends a Trump rally without a mask, and his challenger criticizes him for it
    Sean Reyes, Utah’s attorney general, had a good seat for President Donald Trump’s indoor rally in Henderson, Nev., on Sunday — and Reyes' Democratic challenger is criticizing him for attending.“Here is Sean Reyes, at the Indoor Trump rally in Nevada - NOT wearing a mask,” attorney Greg Skordas, the Democrat running against Reyes in this year’s general election, wrote in a tweet posted Tuesday. “Utah deserves and [sic] AG who will focus on Utah, not spend
  • Suspects in killing of Utah woman are arrested in California

    Suspects in killing of Utah woman are arrested in California
    Two suspects have been arrested in the killing of a Utah woman whose body was found Aug. 23 in a remote area of western Iron County.A 27-year-old woman from Missouri and a 30-year-old man from North Carolina are being held in a Barstow, Calif., jail pending extradition to Utah.According to police, the body of Stevie Shay Wilkerson, 26, was found two weeks after she was reported missing from the St. George area. Police have not released any information about how she died, but determined that she
  • ‘Utah Politics’ podcast: A Republican strategist laments his party’s impending ‘death sentence’

    ‘Utah Politics’ podcast: A Republican strategist laments his party’s impending ‘death sentence’
    The nation’s ongoing demographic changes signal a “death sentence” for the Republican Party, according to longtime GOP strategist Stuart Stevens.Mitt Romney’s chief strategist for his 2012 presidential campaign, Stevens worked on four other presidential campaigns. He now says the GOP is looking at a demographic tsunami that threatens to wipe out the party and that the current president is making it worse.“I had to sit down when I read that a majority of those who ar
  • World Series to be played at Arlington, the first time at one site since 1944

    World Series to be played at Arlington, the first time at one site since 1944
    New York • The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.As part of an agreement finalized Tuesday, the Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus, which decimated the r
  • Utah Legislature to study strengthening the state’s riot statute

    Utah Legislature to study strengthening the state’s riot statute
    After a summer of raucous protests, Utah’s lawmakers expressed support Tuesday for a review of the state’s “rioting” statute, with an eye toward imposing tougher penalties on those who are convicted of damaging property.State code currently defines a riot as two or more people engaging in “tumultuous or violent conduct” that “knowingly or recklessly creates a substantial risk of causing public alarm.” Rioting is a class B misdemeanor but becomes a
  • Paul Krugman: The GOP plot to sabotage 2021

    Paul Krugman: The GOP plot to sabotage 2021
    Nobody knows for sure who will win in November. Joe Biden holds the advantage right now, but between the vagaries of the Electoral College and whatever October surprises the Trumpists cook up — you know they’re coming — who knows?One thing that’s clear, however, is that Republicans — not just Donald Trump, but his whole party — are acting as if there’s no tomorrow. Or, more precisely, they’re acting as if there’s no next year.And this means t
  • Mitt Romney proposes $50k cap for student-athlete compensation, while a Utah State leader warns of ‘pay-for-play’

    Mitt Romney proposes $50k cap for student-athlete compensation, while a Utah State leader warns of ‘pay-for-play’
    Sen. Mitt Romney pushed his idea for how student-athletes could get paid for the use of their name, image and likeness on Tuesday — but college leaders at a Senate hearing didn’t support his plan.Romney, R-Utah, during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday suggested Congress could increase the ability to compensate all members of a college football team. Furthermore, he suggested those with a very high earning potential, the type of athlete who could make it to the NFL, be capped at $50
  • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s COVID-19 response approval slips below 50%, new survey shows

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s COVID-19 response approval slips below 50%, new survey shows
    New surveys have found that fewer than half of Utahns are happy with Gov. Gary Herbert’s handling of the coronavirus but that state residents are among the most likely in the nation to say they’ll get a COVID-19 vaccine.Herbert’s slipping approval ratings on the pandemic matches a nationwide decline in support for the way governors are managing the virus, according to a report by academics at Northeastern University, Harvard University, Rutgers University, and Northwestern Univ
  • From good to great: How can the Utah Jazz get there?

    From good to great: How can the Utah Jazz get there?
    Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder watches play during the second half an NBA first round playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, Sept. 1,2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. | AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillSALT LAKE CITY — On a few occasions during Quin Snyder’s six seasons as head coach of the Utah Jazz, either he or executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey has been asked if it’s harder to go from being a bad team to a good one or a good one
  • Executives to step down after Rio Tinto destroys sacred Australian sites

    Executives to step down after Rio Tinto destroys sacred Australian sites
    Darwin, Australia • The caves, set deep in a desert gorge, had yielded a treasure trove of artifacts tracing aboriginal people’s long history in Australia: a 28,000-year-old kangaroo bone sharpened into a blade; a 4,000-year-old plait of human hair believed to have been worn as a belt.Underneath the caverns sat millions of dollars' worth of high-grade iron ore, in a country where mining is king.In May, the minerals giant Rio Tinto decided to blow up the caves to get at the riches belo
  • The NCAA Division I Council will make basketball, football decisions Wednesday. Here’s how they will affect Utah, Pac-12

    The NCAA Division I Council will make basketball, football decisions Wednesday. Here’s how they will affect Utah, Pac-12
    For anyone and everyone clamoring for some clarity as to when not only college basketball will start, but also what a winter/spring football season may look like, say hello to the NCAA Division I Council.The high-ranking decision-making committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, at which time it is expected to approve a college hoops start date, and approve parameters for winter/spring football.Both matters are of great interest nationally, but also for the Pac-12 and, by extension, the Univer
  • I-80 project in Tooele County opens 6 months early

    I-80 project in Tooele County opens 6 months early
    A new lane to help relieve a chokepoint that often causes delays on Interstate 80 in Tooele County will open Wednesday — six months early.The Utah Department of Transportation said the new two-mile-long auxiliary lane between State Roads 201 and 36 will provide additional space for traffic entering and leaving the freeway, will improve traffic flow and reduce delays.It said the project is being completed early because material became available sooner than expected.“Tooele County is g
  • ‘Massive undertaking’ underway as Utah’s vice presidential debate draws nearer

    ‘Massive undertaking’ underway as Utah’s vice presidential debate draws nearer
    With Utah’s vice presidential debate just over three weeks away, the event’s organizers say they are involved in a “massive undertaking” to get the state ready to take the national stage.The most visible marker of the months of behind-the-scenes preparation is the erection of the platform for the media tent — which is expected to host more than 250 reporters from across the country — outside Presidents Circle at the University of Utah.At the same time, officia
  • Delta Air Lines says it is avoiding involuntary layoffs for most employees

    Delta Air Lines says it is avoiding involuntary layoffs for most employees
    As the new Salt Lake City International Airport opened on Tuesday, Delta Air Lines announced that it is avoiding involuntary furloughs for most of its employees through next spring — except perhaps pilots.However, it is extending a 25% work-hour reduction for ground-based merit and front-line employees through the end of the year to help preserve jobs.Delta has about 4,000 employees in Utah, and Salt Lake City International Airport is its fourth largest hub behind Atlanta, Detroit and Minn
  • Latter-day Saint Charities donates $2M to help U.N. program get food to the needy around the world

    Latter-day Saint Charities donates $2M to help U.N. program get food to the needy around the world
    The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in more than death, hospitalizations, lingering symptoms, isolation and unemployment. It also has brought supply and food shortages.That is why the United Nations World Food Programme is setting up “food hubs” in a half-dozen or more countries around the globe to make it easier to reach those in need.And now Latter-day Saint Charities has contributed $2 million in cash to that effort, said Bryant Pankratz, senior manager of emergency response and
  • Analysis: The factors that may swing Utah’s tight congressional race between Ben McAdams and Burgess Owens

    Analysis: The factors that may swing Utah’s tight congressional race between Ben McAdams and Burgess Owens
    A key number that could shape the high-profile race between incumbent Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams and Republican nominee Burgess Owens is 38,950.That’s how many voters in Utah’s 4th Congressional District cast a ballot in 2016 but stayed home two years later. You’ll remember McAdams defeated Republican Rep. Mia Love in 2018 by fewer than 700 votes.According to data provided by L2, a New York-based political data company, most of those who voted in 2016 but sat out 2018 were eit
  • Salt Lake City’s new $4.1 billion airport is now open, has a smooth takeoff

    Salt Lake City’s new $4.1 billion airport is now open, has a smooth takeoff
    Arriving about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bryanna Woodard of Tennessee was among the first passengers to enter the new $4.1 billion Salt Lake City International Airport on its first day of operations.“This place is gorgeous,” she said looking around as she waited for the first flight out at 6 a.m. “It’s literally beautiful and so well organized. It’s like a dream compared to a lot of other airports.”She found it so smooth-sailing that the official number of that first
  • About 1,500 Utah homes remain without power

    About 1,500 Utah homes remain without power
    A week after a windstorm of unprecedented ferocity blasted the Wasatch Front, 1,500 homes remained without power Tuesday morning as utility crews continue to toil round the clock, reattaching wires knocked down by falling trees and branches. Meanwhile, piles of downed material are expected to clog residential streets for many days, if not weeks.Utility repair work will continue all week and nearly all customers are expected to have power restored by Wednesday, according to Spencer Hall, spokespe
  • Robert Kirby: Remembering 9/15, the day that changed my world

    Robert Kirby: Remembering 9/15, the day that changed my world
    Sept. 15, 1976, was a Wednesday. I was supposed to be at work framing houses. Instead, I became a father.Although 44 years have passed, I remember it like it was yesterday. My wife and I had been married 341 days. I was making $2.75 an hour. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life other than be married.Lots was happening. I’m sure of it. But the news was full of information that might as well have been happening in another galaxy for all that it mattered to me.On that particular Wed
  • 'Massive undertaking’ underway as Utah’s vice presidential debate draws nearer

    'Massive undertaking’ underway as Utah’s vice presidential debate draws nearer
    With Utah’s vice presidential debate just over three weeks away, the event’s organizers say they are involved in a “massive undertaking” to get the state ready to take the national stage.The most visible marker of the months of behind-the-scenes preparation is the erection of the platform for the media tent — which is expected to host more than 250 reporters from across the country — outside Presidents Circle at the University of Utah.At the same time, officia
  • In forum, community leaders discuss how to make policing less lethal without compromising public safety

    In forum, community leaders discuss how to make policing less lethal without compromising public safety
    While the phrase has become a potent rallying cry during the national reckoning over racial injustice, “defunding the police” is much easier said than done.And it might not even be possible in Utah’s larger cities, which are obligated to maintain a police force, according to Salt Lake City Council member Chris Wharton.“There are a number of state laws that regulate what Salt Lake City can and cannot do as a municipality within the state of Utah,” said Wharton, speak
  • Char Miller: These fires will happen again and again

    Char Miller: These fires will happen again and again
    We should not be surprised that much of the West is on fire. Or that more than 3.1 million acres already have burned in California, another million in Oregon and in Washington, and that tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate.The downwind consequences shouldn’t come as a shock, either. Toxic plumes have darkened the skies of the small Oregon town of Sisters as well as the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.The least surprisi
  • Letter: This election does matter

    Letter: This election does matter
    In a letter to the editor, David Lancaster writes that “It doesn’t really matter who wins this election. America will get by just fine with either Donald Trump or Joe Biden as president.”Wrong, David, wrong.Yes, in every presidential election, the Democrats and the Republicans go at each other, fighting for votes by admonishing the public that this is the most important election ever. In the past, those entreaties may have been hyperbolic, but the election of 2020 is different.
  • Letter: That’s not leadership

    Letter: That’s not leadership
    Donald Trump, in March 2020 and on tape, admitted to knowing how dangerous the coronavirus was. He is trying to downplay his remarks, saying he didn’t want to create a panic.To me, using this logic would be akin to someone knowing of impending doom — say, 9/11, which is apropos during the 19th year of the 2001 attacks — and not warning the country or at least the intended targets because of not “wanting to create a panic.”Meanwhile people were dying and businesses w
  • Nicholas Kristof: What if Trump fought the virus as hard as he fought for his wall?

    Nicholas Kristof: What if Trump fought the virus as hard as he fought for his wall?
    What would America be like today if President Donald Trump had acted decisively in January to tackle the coronavirus, as soon as he was briefed on the danger?One opportunity for decisive action came Jan. 28, when his national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, told Trump that the coronavirus “will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency.” Trump absorbed the warning, telling Bob Woodward days later how deadly and contagious the virus could be, accor
  • Letter: Politicians are constantly campaigning

    Letter: Politicians are constantly campaigning
    America is increasingly a plutocratic oligarchy. The ever deepening and widening wealth and income gaps tell the story. The middle class, the backbone of our democratic republic, exercises diminishing political influence.For decades, but particularly since the Citizens United decision, megadonors and lobbyists for special interests have exercised far too much influence within U.S. politics.American political parties spend astronomical amounts on campaigns. According to Open Secrets, an election
  • Trump spurns science on climate change: ‘I don’t think science knows’

    Trump spurns science on climate change: ‘I don’t think science knows’
    Sacramento, Calif. • With the smell of California wildfires in the air, President Donald Trump on Monday ignored the scientific consensus that climate change is playing a central role in historic West Coast infernos and renewed his unfounded claim that failure to rake forest floors and clear dead timber is mostly to blame.The fires are threatening to become another front in Trump’s reelection bid, which is already facing hurdles because of the coronavirus pandemic, joblessness and soc
  • Wildfire threatened Salt Lake City homes

    Wildfire threatened Salt Lake City homes
    A brush fire in the foothills behind the University of Utah threatened homes near Salt Lake City’s Popperton Park on Monday evening before firefighters corralled the flames with the help of three aircraft.“It’s fairly large. No homes were evacuated,” said Battalion Chief Ryan Mellor of the Salt Lake City Fire Department. “It got close to homes. They made a really good stop.”Assisting ground crews were two airplanes and a helicopter dropping chemical retardants
  • Maureen Dowd: All the president’s insecurities

    Maureen Dowd: All the president’s insecurities
    Washington • During his 2016 bid, Donald Trump would sometimes pause from bashing elites and the media to speak with awe about a phone call he had with a Very Important Journalist.Trump puffed up with pride as he told the story to bemused rallygoers, who only moments before had been jeering at the press.It was, to say the least, a mixed message from the phony populist.During an interview in June 2016 at Trump Tower, Trump bragged to me about the call with the journalist, who turned out to b
  • Salt Lake City schools finally started. Here’s how the first day went for this sixth grader.

    Salt Lake City schools finally started. Here’s how the first day went for this sixth grader.
    The only thing that seemed normal about Miles Jones' first day of school was that it started with his dad taking his picture, like he did every year.“Smile big,” his dad instructed, “you’re going into sixth grade.” And Miles shouted “cheese” as loudly as he could.But after that, instead of walking out the door and heading down the street to Uintah Elementary as he usually would, the 11-year-old plopped down at the family table. With a few clicks of the c
  • If Utah’s high school girls can’t play football, then boys shouldn’t either, says plaintiff

    If Utah’s high school girls can’t play football, then boys shouldn’t either, says plaintiff
    A former player in the Utah Girls Tackle Football League said she would welcome the cancellation of football for boys if the bench trial alleging two school districts and the Utah High School Activities Association are violating Title IX does not lead to the addition of girls' football in the state.Dalainee Robinson, a senior at Kearns High and a plaintiff in the lawsuit, gave her opinion Monday when UHSAA lawyer Craig Parry asked if she would want football to be eliminated altogether should she
  • Salt Lake City schools finally started. Here’s how the first day went for this 6th grader.

    Salt Lake City schools finally started. Here’s how the first day went for this 6th grader.
    The only thing that seemed normal about Miles Jones' first day of school was that it started with his dad taking his picture, like he did every year.“Smile big,” his dad instructed, “you’re going into sixth grade.” And Miles shouted “cheese” as loudly as he could.But after that, instead of walking out the door and heading down the street to Uintah Elementary as he usually would, the 11-year-old plopped down at the family table. With a few clicks of the c
  • The Electoral College vs. the popular vote in the U.S.

    The Electoral College vs. the popular vote in the U.S.
    Washington • Election question: Why is it that one candidate can win the popular vote but another wins the electoral vote and thus the presidency?Answer: That’s how the framers of the Constitution set it up.This unique system of electing presidents is a big reason why Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016. Four candidates in history have won a majority of the popular vote only to be denied the presidency by the Electoral College.The Electoral College was devised at the Constitutiona
  • Nearly 4,000 Utah homes remain without power

    Nearly 4,000 Utah homes remain without power
    Nearly a week after a windstorm of unprecedented ferocity blasted the Wasatch Front, at least 3,700 homes remained without power Monday as utility crews continue to toil round the clock, reattaching wires knocked down by falling trees and branches. Meanwhile, piles of downed material are expected to clog residential streets for many days, if not weeks.Utility repair work will continue all week and nearly all customers are expected to have power restored by Wednesday, according to Spencer Hall, s
  • Larry H. Miller’s coin collection, valued at more than $25 million, will be sold to benefit new Primary Children’s Hospital

    Larry H. Miller’s coin collection, valued at more than $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 c
  • Letter: I’d rather have a president who gets things done

    Letter: I’d rather have a president who gets things done
    With respect to Joe Biden, Mary Bennett writes in a letter to the editor, “he is obviously a very loyal family man, with a strong sense of decency, a stark contrast to Donald Trump.” Considering this, she wonders “why so many in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints support Trump over Biden.”I can’t speak for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but, if family loyalty and a strong sense of decency were requirements to be president, we likely wo
  • Jimmy Kimmel tweets that a Utah anti-masker is the ‘dumbest person on Earth’

    Jimmy Kimmel tweets that a Utah anti-masker is the ‘dumbest person on Earth’
    Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has identified a Utah woman as the dumbest person on Earth.The host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” retweeted a clip of KTVX-Channel 4′s coverage of an anti-mask protest in St. George on Friday, which has gone viral online. Kimmel added the note, “introducing … the world’s dumbest person (at :51).” And 51 seconds into the clip, one of the protesters says this to KTVX reporter Katie Karalis:introducing... the world's dumbest
  • Postal Service sends wrong info about Utah by-mail voting

    Postal Service sends wrong info about Utah by-mail voting
    In a move that may not do anything to bolster public confidence in the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to handle ballots this year, the service sent some erroneous information to Utah voters about the upcoming election.The office of Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, which oversees elections in Utah, said the Postal Service mailed a postcard to Utah homes last week urging voters “to request your mail-in ballot … at least 15 days before Election Day.”That is unnecessary in Utah, Cox&rsq
  • Utah leaders unveil statue of Martha Hughes Cannon, nation’s first female state senator

    Utah leaders unveil statue of Martha Hughes Cannon, nation’s first female state senator
    Martha Hughes Cannon will one day take her place in Washington, D.C., but for now, she stands in the state Capitol.On Monday, Utah leaders removed a purple, white and yellow cloth — representing the colors of suffrage — to unveil a statue of Cannon, the nation’s first female state senator, who was elected in 1896. More than a century later, some of her descendants were there to see it.Cannon’s oldest daughter, Elizabeth, “spent years trying to promote her mother and
  • Man killed in possible drive-by shooting in Layton identified

    Man killed in possible drive-by shooting in Layton identified
    A man found in a Layton street with multiple fatal gunshot wounds has been identified.Police have found indications that the death of 34-year-old Jonathan Trujillo was the result of 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 the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Trujillo was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he died.Smith said neighb

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