• Utah women’s basketball picked eighth in Pac-12; Maxwell, Gylten named All-Pac-12

    Utah women’s basketball picked eighth in Pac-12; Maxwell, Gylten named All-Pac-12
    The University of Utah women’s basketball team is projected to finish this season exactly where it finished last season in the Pac-12.The Utes landed at eighth in both the Pac-12 preseason media poll and coaches poll, released Tuesday morning to coincide with the league’s virtual media day.Utah, 14-17 overall and 6-12 in the Pac-12 last season, finished eighth in the league behind a bevy of ranked teams. The league appears strong again with No. 2 Stanford, No. 7 Arizona, No. 9 UCLA,
  • Effort to update Utah’s state flag returns ahead of upcoming legislative session

    Effort to update Utah’s state flag returns ahead of upcoming legislative session
    As he prepares to run a bill to update Utah’s state flag for the third year in a row, Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, said he’s often asked, “Why would the Legislature do this? Why would we waste the time?”During the state’s Economic Development and Workforce Services Interim committee on Tuesday, the lawmaker offered his defense for the importance of a new flag, arguing that “defining who we are as a people with the symbols that we choose to allow to represent us
  • Rich Lowry: The failure of Black Lives Matter

    Rich Lowry: The failure of Black Lives Matter
    Black Lives Matter came up with the single most effective political slogan of the year.While no one was likely to be overly impressed with Joe Biden’s line, “Build Back Better,” and Donald Trump’s “Keep America Great” or “Make America Great Again, Again” didn’t have the resonance of the original 2016 version, BLM broke through the clutter with a catchphrase that was memorable, pungent — and utterly devastating to Democrats.After a surpr
  • Paul Krugman: COVID, climate and the power of denial

    Paul Krugman: COVID, climate and the power of denial
    The 2020 election is over. And the big winners were the coronavirus and, quite possibly, catastrophic climate change.OK, democracy also won, at least for now. By defeating Donald Trump, Joe Biden pulled us back from the brink of authoritarian rule.But Trump paid less of a penalty than expected for his deadly failure to deal with COVID-19, and few down-ballot Republicans seem to have paid any penalty at all. As a headline in The Washington Post put it, “With pandemic raging, Republicans say
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  • Utah State basketball releases its 2020-21 schedule

    Utah State basketball releases its 2020-21 schedule
    The Utah State basketball will face conference opponents in about a month, starting with a two game homestand against San Jose State.The Mountain West Conference announced its basketball schedulesTuesday. It features a new format in which each team plays the same conference opponent back-to-back at the same venue. The change was made to reduce travel in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.That means the Aggies start their 20-game schedule at home against San Jose State on Dec. 21 and end it a
  • Bagley Cartoon: Brain Disease

    Bagley Cartoon: Brain Disease
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:Useless ThingsBiden BouldersToo Little Too LateParty AnimalsPower GrabberFer Heck’s SakeSnipe HuntBig NewsPants on FireWaiting in the WingsWant more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.
  • Utah coronavirus cases up 3,178 on Tuesday, with yet another record for hospitalizations

    Utah coronavirus cases up 3,178 on Tuesday, with yet another record for hospitalizations
    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’s coronavirus hospitalizations broke records again on Tuesday, with 189 fatalities from the virus in the past month alone.And with 3,178 new coronavirus cases reported on Tuesday, Utah’s rate of new diagnoses also contin
  • Utah lawmaker unveils new bill to rein in emergency no-bid state contracts

    Utah lawmaker unveils new bill to rein in emergency no-bid state contracts
    After months of questions about controversial state contracts made outside of the normal bidding process in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, a legislative panel gave its early stamp of approval Tuesday to a new bill designed to promote more transparency and accountability in emergency state purchases.Under the proposal, procurement officials would be required to make certain information publicly available within two weeks of an emergency purchase, including the name of the highest ran
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  • Watch ‘Trib Talk’ live: What you need to know about family gatherings and face mask guidelines

    Watch ‘Trib Talk’ live: What you need to know about family gatherings and face mask guidelines
    Watch live here.On today’s episode of “Trib Talk,” reporter Erin Alberty and Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, an Intermountain Healthcare Infectious Diseases Physician, will discuss the risk of viral transmission at family gatherings and Utah’s new mask mandate.Watch live on our Facebook page at noon. Tweet your questions using #TribTalk, or email them to [email protected]‘Trib Talk’ is produced by Jeni Fitzgibbon and Sara Weber.
  • Sen. Mike Lee again gripes that Twitter, Facebook are biased against conservatives — including him

    Sen. Mike Lee again gripes that Twitter, Facebook are biased against conservatives — including him
    Sen. Mike Lee on Tuesday again lashed two of his favorite political targets: Twitter and Facebook. He said in a hearing that when they tag or remove what they say are questionable posts, they generally target just conservatives, Republicans and pro-life groups — not liberals.He griped that he himself was unfairly tagged.“I recently posted something about the election on Facebook,” he said. “My Facebook post was almost immediately tagged with the following: 'Election offic
  • Utah bill would create criminal defense for drivers who hit, kill protesters during a riot

    Utah bill would create criminal defense for drivers who hit, kill protesters during a riot
    A driver who accidentally runs over and kills or injures a protester during a riot might not face criminal charges if the motorist was afraid for his or her life at the time, under the provisions of a state bill advanced Tuesday by Utah lawmakers.The legislation — brought forward by state Rep. Jon Hawkins after a summer of national protests against police violence and systemic racism — would also make it a third-degree felony to obstruct traffic during a riot. Protesters found guilty
  • Sacramento Bee executive Lauren Gustus to become Salt Lake Tribune editor

    Sacramento Bee executive Lauren Gustus to become Salt Lake Tribune editor
    The Salt Lake Tribune has hired a seasoned journalist, media executive and pioneer in community-supported news as its top editor.The Tribune’s nonprofit board announced Tuesday that Sacramento Bee Editor Lauren Gustus will oversee news gathering and a newsroom staff of about 70 starting Dec. 3, becoming the third woman to hold the post in the newspaper’s 150-year history.The 40-year-old Massachusetts native and avid runner is promising “authentic listening” to better alig
  • Kyle Whittingham said the Utes' coronavirus outbreak has largely ‘run its course’

    Kyle Whittingham said the Utes' coronavirus outbreak has largely ‘run its course’
    The Utes are emerging from a coronavirus outbreak, slowly regaining their health and their optimism. Starters are returning to practice. It’s possible that the season will get underway this Saturday vs. 20th-ranked USC at Rice-Eccles Stadium (8:30 p.m. ESPN).Really.But after having lived through the late cancellation against Arizona two weeks ago and again against UCLA last week, no one is talking definitively. Still, coach Kyle Whittingham spoke with a clearly different tone than he had i
  • ‘Trib Talk’: What you need to know about family gatherings and face mask guidelines

    ‘Trib Talk’: What you need to know about family gatherings and face mask guidelines
    On today’s episode of “Trib Talk,” reporter Erin Alberty and Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, an Intermountain Healthcare Infectious Diseases Physician, will discuss the risk of viral transmission at family gatherings and Utah’s new mask mandate.Watch live on our Facebook page at noon. Tweet your questions using #TribTalk, or email them to [email protected]‘Trib Talk’ is produced by Jeni Fitzgibbon and Sara Weber.
  • Takeaways from the Vatican’s Theodore McCarrick report as U.S. bishops meet

    Takeaways from the Vatican’s Theodore McCarrick report as U.S. bishops meet
    U.S. Catholic bishops are holding their annual fall assembly virtually this week with the Vatican’s recent report on the rise and fall of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick one of their main topics for discussion.Released last week after a two-year investigation, the report found that three decades of bishops, cardinals and popes dismissed or downplayed reports McCarrick shared his bed with seminarians.Pope Francis defrocked McCarrick last year after a Vatican investigation determine
  • In Utah, 85 percent of gun deaths are suicide

    In Utah, 85 percent of gun deaths are suicide
    Spokane, Wash. • Shanna Torp has never been uneasy around guns. Her father, a retired trucker, kept a gun in the cab when he was on the road. When Torp, a debt collector from Post Falls, Idaho, goes camping, she takes a rifle to ward off cougars and bears.But after her mother died following heart surgery, her 80-year-old father became despondent, Torp told suicide-prevention workers at a gun show in Spokane last autumn. There had been several suicides in Post Falls, she said. She added poin
  • Gordon Monson: Bill Marcroft’s voice is one to remember

    Gordon Monson: Bill Marcroft’s voice is one to remember
    BillMarcroft had some advice for his young partner in the radio booth,Frank Dolce. Dolce had just finished up his playing days as a Utahquarterback and now was working as a color analyst alongside thelongtime play-by-play man. Dolce was hip, he was cool, he was oh-soeager to show Ute Nation not just how smart he was, but what a smartaleck he could be, too.The kid cracked wise as a part of his commentary during a game some 25years ago, making fun of one player or another, and Marcroft turned hish
  • Utah Championship receives August dates for the 2021 golf event

    Utah Championship receives August dates for the 2021 golf event
    Utah’s annual stop on the Korn Ferry Tour is moving to August in 2021, creating more drama at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington as golfers play for PGA Tour access.The Utah Championship, scheduled Aug. 5-8, is the second-to-last tournament of the regular season. The following week in Nebraska, 25 players will receive PGA Tour cards for the 2021-22 season and the next 50 players on the points list also will qualify for the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals.The tour is staging a wraparoun
  • Man who threatened protesters with a bow and arrow is sent to jail

    Man who threatened protesters with a bow and arrow is sent to jail
    The man who pointed a bow and arrow at protesters in May has been sentenced to a year in jail.In September, Brandon McCormick, 58, pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and aggravated assault, both third-degree felonies. On Monday, he was sentenced to the jail time and probation and was fined $5,000.On May 30, hundreds of people — sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis — gathered near Salt Lake City Hall and the downtown library to pro
  • Shireen Ghorbani concedes Salt Lake County Council race against Laurie Stringham

    Shireen Ghorbani concedes Salt Lake County Council race against Laurie Stringham
    Incumbent Salt Lake County Council member Shireen Ghorbani conceded in her race against Republican opponent Laurie Stringham on Monday evening after a neck-and-neck battle for the at-large seat.Ghorbani said in an email sent to supporters on Monday that she lost the election by 1,196 votes — just 0.024% of the 508,000 votes cast in the election.“I congratulate Laurie Stringham as the next Salt Lake County Councilwoman in this seat,” Ghorbani wrote. “Her success is the cou
  • Landfill near Great Salt Lake again seeks OK to import non-Utah waste, but no mention of coal ash

    Landfill near Great Salt Lake again seeks OK to import non-Utah waste, but no mention of coal ash
    A large but empty landfill on the southern tip of the Great Salt Lake’s Promontory Point peninsula has officially asked Utah regulators to let it take waste from other states once again.This is the second time Promontory Point Resources, or PPR, has asked the Department of Environmental Quality to issue it a Class V permit, which allows it to secure commercial waste contracts instead of local municipal ones. PPR abruptly withdrew its first Class V application in 2018. A state-commissioned
  • Several reasons Jon Huntsman might, and might not, end up in the Biden administration

    Several reasons Jon Huntsman might, and might not, end up in the Biden administration
    With the start of every new presidential administration, it’s common for the incoming chief executive to tap members of the opposite party to fill spots in their Cabinet and other key positions. As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, could he reach out to former Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be part of his team?Huntsman, who served as ambassador to Russia under President Donald Trump and ambassador to China for President Barack Obama makes much more sense as a potenti
  • Rich Wandschneider: A blended family is becoming the American family

    Rich Wandschneider: A blended family is becoming the American family
    When “All in the Family” hit the TV screens in 1971, the war in Vietnam was raging, cities from Washington, D.C., to Detroit were charred from riots in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, and many young people like me were leaving those cities, moving west to rural America.Archie Bunker stayed in Queens, where a “bar was a man’s castle,” while daughter Gloria and son-in-law “Meathead” tried to help Archie grasp hippies and anti-war prot
  • Letter: Restore our national monuments

    Letter: Restore our national monuments
    I care deeply for our planet and the living beings that inhabit this rock floating in the middle of space. My appreciation for our planet and all of its beauty stems from a young age, playing in the tallgrass prairies of northern Illinois. Some of my earliest memories are walks through the prairie, spotting butterfly cocoons and white-tailed deer while listening to the sound of crickets. I have always believed that protecting nature and its functioning ecosystems is essential in our fight for eq
  • Frank Bruni: Was it worth it, Jared and Ivanka?

    Frank Bruni: Was it worth it, Jared and Ivanka?
    Just five short years ago, Jared and Ivanka were dinner-party royalty here in Manhattan. It’s that kind of place. They had money, they had youth, they had celebrity. They were thin. I’m told that their manners were impeccable, so you’d never know that his father was an actual felon and her father a de facto one. Besides, you can’t hold family against someone, can you? We don’t choose how we’re born.But from then on, we do make choices, and we’re accounta
  • Letter: We must do more to combat air pollution

    Letter: We must do more to combat air pollution
    Our leaders boast of winning the battle for clean air now that the EPA is claiming we meet our PM 2.5 particulate EPA goals.I am not impressed. Pollution is not fine. Pollution even affects cognitive ability. Utah is capable of doing a thousand times more. The pandemic has shown that consumer choices affected air quality by 30 to 50%.Our eyes still see the same story with the inversions in the winter and the forest fires and ozone during the summer. Our lungs remind us that we still can’t
  • Letter: Roger Stone’s new ink

    Letter: Roger Stone’s new ink
    I do wonder where Roger Stone might find room on his anatomy for a Donald Trump tattoo? I’m guessing he will have it indelibly inked on his chest.Anne K. Stringham, Salt Lake CitySubmit a letter to the editor
  • Letter: Reyes should stay home

    Letter: Reyes should stay home
    What does Sean Reyes believe? That all legal votes were not counted? That illegal votes were counted? That dead people voted? That all legal votes were counted, but he doesn’t like the outcome? The scattershot accusations make my head spin.Let the secretaries of state for every state do their job and keep out of it. Focus on what you were elected to do in Utah. Or were your mail-in votes fake, too?Janice Sugiyama, Salt Lake CitySubmit a letter to the editor
  • Charles M. Blow: The Republican Party is dead. Trump killed it.

    Charles M. Blow: The Republican Party is dead. Trump killed it.
    Donald Trump lost the election. He knows it. But he won’t admit it.He still hopes and believes that there is a way for the courts to erase enough votes to tip the election in his favor. This will not happen.His legal challenges in swing states across the country are largely being met with defeat and setback. In court, you have to provide evidence. Lies, accusations and conspiracy theory don’t cut it. Trump has spent his life gaming the system. It is unfathomable to him that this syst
  • SpaceX capsule with four astronauts reaches space station

    SpaceX capsule with four astronauts reaches space station
    Cape Canaveral, Fla. • SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring.The Dragon capsule pulled up and docked late Monday night, following a 27-hour, completely automated flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above Idaho.“Oh, what a good voice to hear,” space station astronaut Kate Rubins called out when the Dragon’s commander,
  • Letter: The people have spoken

    Letter: The people have spoken
    What we have just witnessed, as stressful as it has been, was a display of democracy at its very best.“We the People” made a choice and in four years we will do this all over again. This is the way it was meant to work and, for the last 230-plus years, it has worked pretty well.Unfortunately, we now have a lame-duck president who refuses to accept the election results. The American people have spoken and it’s time for Republican leaders, in the Senate and the House, to step for
  • Nicholas Kristof: A good time for autocrats to start a war

    Nicholas Kristof: A good time for autocrats to start a war
    A presidential transition can be a perilous time in the world. That’s particularly true when the departing president denies that he is departing and fires America’s top defense officials.President Donald Trump dismissed Defense Secretary Mark Esper and several other top national security officials across the government. At the Pentagon, he has appointed four new top officials, one of them an extremist who had publicly called President Barack Obama a “terrorist leader.” An
  • Video footage shows Ogden officer shooting a man armed with a knife and a fake gun

    Video footage shows Ogden officer shooting a man armed with a knife and a fake gun
    Video footage released Monday shows an Ogden police officer shoot and injure an 18-year-old man who had a kitchen knife in one hand and an airsoft gun pointed at an officer in the other.That officer shot Gavin Johansen after police were called to his family’s home shortly after 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 by a caseworker who told dispatchers that the teen was threatening to commit suicide.The case worker told the dispatcher that Johansen’s girlfriend had texted his mother, saying that he said
  • Runnin’ Utes avoid shutdown after positive antigen tests; schedule nearly complete

    Runnin’ Utes avoid shutdown after positive antigen tests; schedule nearly complete
    The University of Utah men’s basketball team had a COVID-19 scare on Friday, but it could have been worse.Speaking on the season debut of his weekly ESPN700 radio show, head coach Larry Krystkowiak said his team is conducting individual workouts until Wednesday, at which point he hopes to get back into full, regular practice.Utes athletic director Mark Harlan said Friday that multiple antigen tests involving the men’s basketball program came back positive on Friday morning. PCR testi
  • ‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition

    ‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition
    Wilmington, Del. • President-elect Joe Biden on Monday warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans.The remarks marked Biden’s toughest comments to date on Trump’s failure to acknowledge his election loss and cooperate with the incoming administration for a peaceful transfer of power.&ldquo
  • Letter: Reyes only cares when Republicans lose

    Letter: Reyes only cares when Republicans lose
    As Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is so concerned about election integrity in other states, why didn’t he take personal time off in 2016 to investigate potential fraud and irregularities in Wisconsin and Michigan when Donald Trump was declared the winner by smaller margins than those currently in Nevada for Joe Biden?Does his concern for integrity only apply when Republicans lose? Apparently so.The truth is that his meddling is an insult to Nevada election officials who are perfectly cap
  • Ghorbani concedes Salt Lake County Council race

    Ghorbani concedes Salt Lake County Council race
    Incumbent Salt Lake County Council member Shireen Ghorbani conceded in her race against Republican opponent Laurie Stringham on Monday evening after a neck-and-neck battle for the at-large seat.Ghorbani said in an email sent to supporters on Monday that she lost the election by 1,196 votes — just 0.024% of the 508,000 votes cast in the election.“I congratulate Laurie Stringham as the next Salt Lake County Councilwoman in this seat,” Ghorbani wrote. “Her success is the cou
  • Joseph Q. Jarvis: Medical-industrial complex doesn’t deliver health care

    Joseph Q. Jarvis: Medical-industrial complex doesn’t deliver health care
    Just before the election, I traveled by car from Utah to Pennsylvania and back, crossing 12 states, mostly in rural areas. I was struck by the apparently strong support for Donald Trump, judging by the signs I saw in the farming communities through which the interstate highway passed.I did not vote for Trump, and I believe the country will be far better off without him in the White House. But I have seen how the 60 million Americans who live in rural communities do not share my opinion.Now that
  • Josh Green worked out for the Jazz, but there are other teams just as interested

    Josh Green worked out for the Jazz, but there are other teams just as interested
    Arizona guard Josh Green (0) handles the ball during a college basketball game against Washington State Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 83-62. | Rick Scuteri, Associated Press
    On Monday, University of Arizona draft prospect Josh Green confirmed he has worked out in person for the Utah Jazz.
    Green also mentioned that he spoke with fellow Aussie Joe Ingles on the day of the workout and later went to dinner with members of the Jazz front office.
    “I worked out with the U
  • Utah State football working with many new parts vs. Wyoming

    Utah State football working with many new parts vs. Wyoming
    With its game last week canceled because its opponent had too many cases of COVID-19, the Wyoming football team will have 10 days to prepare to play Utah State on Thursday. Conversely, the Aggies will have just four days to turn around from Saturday’s loss to Fresno State, and one of those is a travel day.The Cowboys might not have as much of an advantage in advanced scouting as they appear to, though. Especially since these days it’s anyone’s guess who will take the field for
  • Letter: Trump is a bad loser

    Letter: Trump is a bad loser
    It is often said that while anyone can be a gracious winner, you can tell much more about a person’s character by their ability to be a gracious loser. President Donald Trump’s behavior in refusing to accept his loss, and falsely claiming he won in the absence of any evidence of systemic fraud, is shocking but not surprising.What is surprising and profoundly disappointing is how many Republican leaders have refused to admit the results and congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and V
  • As Utah coronavirus hospitalizations soar, doctors are seeing seriously ill children

    As Utah coronavirus  hospitalizations soar, doctors are seeing seriously ill children
    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.Madilyn Dayton had been feeling sick for a couple of days when she woke up frozen in bed.“I woke up, and I couldn’t move at all,” the 12-year-old said. “My head, I couldn’t move it from side to side. It was
  • Rep. Ben McAdams concedes to Burgess Owens in close 4th District race

    Rep. Ben McAdams concedes to Burgess Owens in close 4th District race
    Republican Burgess Owens, a former NFL player and first-time political candidate, will represent Utah’s 4th Congressional District in Congress next year, wresting the seat from Democratic control after a close race with incumbent Rep. Ben McAdams.McAdams conceded the contest in a virtual news conference Monday afternoon, after it became clear late last week that Owens had built a small but insurmountable lead in the final days of ballot counting.“Today, I called Burgess Owens to cong
  • New CEO chosen for Huntsman Mental Health Institute, which will research anxiety and the genetics of suicide

    New CEO chosen for Huntsman Mental Health Institute, which will  research anxiety and the genetics of suicide
    The new CEO named Monday to lead a first-of-its-kind mental health institute at the University of Utah said it is beyond time to start addressing and solving “these frequently ignored challenges.”Dr. Mark Rapaport, a nationally recognized clinician who has spent his career studying the brain, will now take the helm of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute.His first priority, he said, will be improving public awareness of mental illness. Particularly in Utah, he added, that will includ
  • A third man incarcerated at the Utah State Prison has died after testing positive for coronavirus

    A third man incarcerated at the Utah State Prison has died after testing positive for coronavirus
    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.A 50-year-old man is the third incarcerated person in Utah to die after contracting the coronavirus at the Utah State Prison’s Draper facility.He is the youngest inmate in Utah to die after testing positive for COVID-19. A 70-year-
  • Bagley Cartoon: Useless Things

    Bagley Cartoon: Useless Things
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:Biden BouldersToo Little Too LateParty AnimalsPower GrabberFer Heck’s SakeSnipe HuntBig NewsPants on FireWaiting in the WingsVote!Want more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.
  • Faith Williams: Strengthen America by strengthening all families

    Faith Williams: Strengthen America by strengthening all families
    On March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and a few thousand dollars appeared in the bank accounts of qualifying Americans. Its purpose was to maintain the economy and provide the necessary support to individuals during a time of heightened unemployment, uncertainty and health crises caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Ironically enough, however, the bill was selective in who it CAREd for, excluding mixed-status families, immigrants actively (and
  • Orem adopts new ordinance regulating picketing as anti-mask protesters target the governor’s home

    Orem adopts new ordinance regulating picketing as anti-mask protesters target the governor’s home
    Recent demonstrations at Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Orem home protesting his new statewide mask mandate have been “loud” and “obnoxious,” City Councilman Brent Sumner, who lives nearby, complained.Those protests and others in the city targeting a specific person’s home are now also illegal — unless the demonstration takes place 100 feet or more away from the property line of the person’s home.The City Council unanimously approved the new picketing or
  • Attorney Margaret Plane nominated to Utah Court of Appeals

    Attorney Margaret Plane nominated to Utah Court of Appeals
    Gov. Gary Herbert nominated attorney Margaret Plane on Monday to fill a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Mary Kate Appleby.Plane currently serves as special counsel for the Park City Municipal Corporation. Before that, she was the city attorney for the Salt Lake City Corporation. She earned her law degree from the University of Utah.“This appointment is such an honor and I’m grateful for Governor Herbert’s confidence in me,” Plane said. &l

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