• AP source: Ex-Utah Jazzman Gordon Hayward signs with Hornets, Fred VanVleet staying with Raptors,

    AP source: Ex-Utah Jazzman Gordon Hayward signs with Hornets, Fred VanVleet staying with Raptors,
    Fred VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off.Gordon Hayward, meanwhile, is heading to a new home.VanVleet agreed Saturday to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract remains unsigned. The fourth year of the contract is at VanVleet’s option.Hayward has been a player that the Charlotte Hornets have wanted for years. On Saturday, they finally lan
  • Kansas City group interested in purchasing Utah Royals

    Kansas City group interested in purchasing Utah Royals
    With a little more than two months remaining until the start of the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League season, a potential buyer has emerged for Utah Royals FC.An ownership group led by Chris and Angie and Long are looking to move the Royals to Kansas City, The Salt Lake Tribune confirmed. The story was first reported by The Athletic.The development is the latest in a still ongoing search for a buyer or buyers of Utah Soccer Holdings, which consist of the Royals, Real Salt Lake and Real M
  • Tyler Glenn, lead singer of Utah-founded band Neon Trees, is recovering from a stroke

    Tyler Glenn, lead singer of Utah-founded band Neon Trees, is recovering from a stroke
    Salt Lake City rock star Tyler Glenn, lead singer and songwriter for the band Neon Trees, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke last week, the musician wrote on his social media accounts.“I’m quite freaked out, being 36, ostensibly healthy and having this happen,” Glenn said in his posts he published Monday on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.“I woke up Thursday foggy and not seeing clearly out of my right eye,” Glenn wrote on his accounts (which have the
  • Utah quarterback Cam Rising out for the year, Jake Bentley to start

    Utah quarterback Cam Rising out for the year, Jake Bentley to start
    Cameron Rising lasted all of 14 plays as the University of Utah’s starting quarterback.Utah coach Kyle Whittingham opened his Tuesday morning Zoom press conference by announcing that Rising, a redshirt sophomore who won the starting job out of fall camp, is out for the season after sustaining a shoulder injury early in the second quarter of Saturday night’s 33-17 season-opening loss to USC. Jake Bentley, who went 16-for-28 for 171 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in relief of
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  • It might snow on Thanksgiving – but not much

    It might snow on Thanksgiving – but not much
    It’s going to be chilly on Thanksgiving day in Utah, and it might snow. But probably not much.If you’re driving on either Tuesday or Wednesday, the roads should be clear — there’s no precipitation in the forecast for the state, according to the National Weather Service. At least not until late Wednesday, when a cold storm system is expected to cross Utah.The front will drop temperatures to the mid- to upper 20s overnight Wednesday. And it’s not going to warm up much
  • Utes quarterback Cam Rising out for the year, Jake Bentley to start

    Utes quarterback Cam Rising out for the year, Jake Bentley to start
    Cameron Rising lasted all of 14 plays as the University of Utah’s starting quarterback.Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham said Tuesday morning on a Zoom call with reporters that the redshirt sophomore will have season-ending shoulder surgery after sustaining an injury early in the second quarter of Saturday night’s 33-17 loss to USC.Jake Bentley, who came on in relief of Rising, will start Sunday’s game at Arizona State, and likely for the rest of the season.Bentley, who started
  • Fire destroys historic barracks at Wendover Airfield

    Fire destroys historic barracks at Wendover Airfield
    The Wendover Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a barracks at the historic Wendover Airfield.The World War II-era structure was “completely engulfed” in flames when firefighters arrived on Monday shortly after 5 p.m., according to a news release from the Wendover Fire Department. The structure was “completely destroyed,” fire officials said. There were no injuries.The former U.S. Air Force facility was a training base for B-17 and B-24 bom
  • Utah’s voter turnout in this election certified as state’s highest on record

    Utah’s voter turnout in this election certified as state’s highest on record
    Utah’s voter turnout topped 90% in November’s presidential election, breaking records that stretch all the way back to 1960.The final election totals — which were certified Monday — show that more than 1.5 million Utahns cast a ballot, far and away the highest number in the state’s history. It was also the largest turnout on record by percentage, with about 90.1% of the state’s 1.7 million active registered voters participating, according to the final outcome.
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  • Robert Kirby: What’s in your heart this Thanksgiving?

    Robert Kirby: What’s in your heart this Thanksgiving?
    For various reasons — first being not to contract COVID-19 — Thanksgiving this year will be the smallest holiday gathering of my family on record.Dinner will consist of my wife, me and possibly a couple of grandchildren from upstairs. Later, when the crowd has thinned out, cops might start dropping by.I knew this would happen. Not the cops. I mean the thinning of family attendance at Thanksgiving. Cops or soldiers have almost always been part of our turkey dinners.My daughter works f
  • New University of Utah study says air pollution hurts state’s homeless

    New University of Utah study says air pollution hurts state’s homeless
    Nearly nine out of 10 people experiencing homelessness have sought medical attention for a condition related to the state’s dirty air, according to a new University of Utah study that provides a first-of-its-kind look at the disproportionate impacts air pollution has on those living on Salt Lake City’s streets.Of the 138 people who were interviewed as part of the research, 123 went to the doctor: 49.6% for chest problems; 17.9% for ear, nose and throat discomfort, including headaches
  • Lynn Johnson: There are other ways to ward off the virus

    Lynn Johnson: There are other ways to ward off the virus
    There is an old saying, the baseball rule. “Never change a winning game, always change a losing one.” Is the COVID-19 fight a losing game?Some states, and some nations, have done lockdowns and others have not. Some mandate mask-wearing, others do not. The rate of infection is rising rapidly regardless of what we do. If our “game” is to lock down, socially isolate and wear masks, and if that game is a losing one, what can we add? Personal immunity!Immunity through vaccinat
  • Letter: Let’s rethink the Electoral College

    Letter: Let’s rethink the Electoral College
    Roughly 80% of the states in the U.S. are considered safe, flyover, non-battleground, dead zones when it comes to presidential elections. Utah is one of them. Because of the current Electoral College winner-take-all system, people who vote for a Democratic presidential candidate in this historically “red” state are not represented, period. This is no different from a vote for a Republican presidential candidate in a historically “blue” state. All these votes are ignored.T
  • Letter: It isn’t going to be a Merry Christmas

    Letter: It isn’t going to be a Merry Christmas
    Here are some COVID-19 numbers for Utah (numbers from the Utah Department of Health dashboard). Our death rate is about 0.5% of all confirmed cases. That means for every 1,000 cases of confirmed COVID-19, five people will die. For every 3,000 cases, 15 people will die. For every 5,000 cases 25 people will die.Deaths follow about three to four weeks after diagnosis. Therefore, between Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, there will be about 92 deaths from the 18,403 cases diagnosed from the week ending Nov. 20.G
  • Charles M. Blow: Trump is vandalizing our democracy

    Charles M. Blow: Trump is vandalizing our democracy
    On Bill Clinton’s Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 1993, he found on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway desk in the Oval Office a gracious, handwritten letter left for him by the Republican president whom he had defeated.In it, the departing president reminded the arriving one:“You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. Your success now is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you. Good Luck — George.”In reflecting on
  • Letter: The ‘R’ is all that matters

    Letter: The ‘R’ is all that matters
    Why am I disgusted, but not surprised, that Laurie Stringham defeated Shireen Ghorbani for the Salt Lake County at-large council seat? As a responsible voter, I took time before marking my mail-in ballot to check the Utah.gov voter information website, where I could read about the candidates, judges and ballot propositions. That website posts useful information about the pros and cons of the propositions, the recommendations of judicial review panels, and the information submitted by the candida
  • Parents of autistic teenager shot 11 times by SLC police file lawsuit in federal court

    Parents of autistic teenager shot 11 times by SLC police file lawsuit in federal court
    The parents of a 13-year-old boy with autism have filed a federal lawsuit against the Salt Lake City Police Department and the officer believed to have shot and injured the teen.On Sept. 4, Linden Cameron’s mother, Golda Barton, called police for help while her son was having a mental health episode. The responding officers opened fire on the unarmed teenager instead, severely injuring him. Linden’s family has sought justice in the months since, and his story has rallied groups seeki
  • Jonathan Thompson: Time for Biden to rollback the rollbacks

    Jonathan Thompson: Time for Biden to rollback the rollbacks
    In early 2017, not long after President Donald J. Trump moved into the White House, his chief advisor, Steve Bannon, said that the administration’s aim was the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” A charitable listener might have heard a run-of-the-mill libertarian goal, to downsize the bloated government in order to make room for personal liberties.It has since become clear that Trump cared more about freedom for government and corporations — and for that matter
  • Larry Krystkowiak tested positive for COVID-19, Runnin’ Utes Friday opener canceled after virus hits program

    Larry Krystkowiak tested positive for COVID-19, Runnin’ Utes Friday opener canceled after virus hits program
    Add Larry Krystkowiak to the list of college basketball coaches that have contracted COVID-19.At the top of his weekly ESPN700 radio show Monday evening, the University of Utah head coach revealed his positive test, which he says came back on Nov. 17. He has been quarantining since in an apartment that sits above his garage, which is where he conducted the radio show from.Krystkowiak will come out of quarantine on Friday morning, which means he is operating under a 10-day isolation period from t
  • Commentary: Donovan Mitchell’s player option no cause for concern

    Commentary: Donovan Mitchell’s player option no cause for concern
    Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell laughs while getting fouled by Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News If player option was required to reach a deal, agreeing to it was a no-brainer for Jazz brass
    On Sunday, the Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell’s representation came to an agreement on a five-year max extension worth up to $195 million, otherwise known as a designated rookie extension. The deal includes a p
  • U.S. agency determines Biden won election, lets transition begin

    U.S. agency determines Biden won election, lets transition begin
    Washington • The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration and allowing Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on Jan. 20.Trump, who had refused to concede the election, said in a tweet that he is directing his team to cooperate on the transition but is vowing to ke
  • Utah women’s hoops shutdown due to COVID-19

    Utah women’s hoops shutdown due to COVID-19
    The University of Utah women’s basketball team was set to open its 25-game schedule on Wednesday vs. Southern Utah, but COVID-19 had other plans.The program will pause all activities due to a positive COVID-19 case and ensuing contact-tracing protocols, the athletic department announced Monday evening. The Utes’ opener vs. the Thunderbirds is off, as is a Saturday matinee contest against Utah Valley. Both games were to be played at the Huntsman Center.“After consultation with o
  • Letter: Housing costs are out of control

    Letter: Housing costs are out of control
    I really think the cost of houses in Salt Lake City is out of control. I understand if you have a house in a desirable area and you want to make money for the next house, but I am a teacher and really want to buy a house and have no way of doing it.Couldn’t someone help people with low income buy houses? I can pay the mortgage; I just can’t qualify because of my low credit. If I can pay, let me pay and buy a house.Please, it is ridiculous that a person with almost a master’s de
  • Letter: I’m still in shock over this election

    Letter: I’m still in shock over this election
    After four years of name-calling, such as lib-dumb, cheating, lying, stealing, spying, Deep State Cabal, do-nothing, left-wing wackos, coming after your guns, conspiracy, child sex-traffickers that eat children, godless, socialists, etc., it is hard to believe it will end.I’m still trying to wrap my head around that, especially in this heavily GOP state.True to its colors, this state went red for its top positions.Yet the very top slot went Democrat.Does that mean the GOP can get back to l
  • Utah Runnin’ Utes Friday opener canceled, new opener vs. Washington set for Dec. 3

    Utah Runnin’ Utes Friday opener canceled, new opener vs. Washington set for Dec. 3
    The University of Utah men’s basketball team will open its season a little later than expected due to COVID-19.The Utes’ season-opening game on Friday vs. the University of New Orleans, which was first reported last week by The Salt Lake Tribune, has been cancelled.“The Runnin’ Utes will not be playing New Orleans as reported after consulting with the team medical staff,” an athletic department statement read. “The decision to not play was made to keep the hea
  • Tamsen Maloy: Gratitude is nice, but it isn’t enough

    Tamsen Maloy: Gratitude is nice, but it isn’t enough
    About 11 years ago, I was in the throes of what I now know to have been post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. To help myself through, I turned to the body I thought would heal me: my church.I’m no longer practicing but, as someone born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was well-acquainted with lessons on gratitude. Gratitude will heal you, I was taught.Eleven years ago, I took that lesson to heart. I bought a bundle of small notebooks and each night before
  • Festival of Trees takes over Vivint Arena, going virtual for the first time

    Festival of Trees takes over Vivint Arena, going virtual for the first time
    Up close, the Festival of Trees doesn’t look too different in its 50th edition than in any other year: Ornately decorated Christmas trees, many of them with themes — the Utah Jazz, or the children’s game I Spy or “The Mandalorian” — all lit up and ready to be sold to benefit Primary Children’s Hospital.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, though, the only way people will see these trees up close is on the internet.The festival opened inside the Vivint Smart
  • Utah State men’s basketball shoots to reconjure the magic of 2020 behind a new cast of players

    Utah State men’s basketball shoots to reconjure the magic of 2020 behind a new cast of players
    Half of Utah State’s players weren’t on its men’s basketball roster when the magic happened this spring.They didn’t live through night after night after night of down-to-the-wire, hold-your-breath-and-cross-your-fingers games in the Mountain West Conference Championships in Las Vegas, where any scoring or defensive lapse could have been their last. They didn’t get to cut down the net when the Aggies won the tournament for the second straight year, which gave them a
  • Utah Jazz unveil new ‘Dark Mode’ uniforms, court

    Utah Jazz unveil new ‘Dark Mode’ uniforms, court
    After three years of their Red Rock-themed gradient uniforms, the Utah Jazz unveiled a new version Monday — something similar but with a twist.The team’s new “Dark Mode” City Edition jerseys for the 2020-21 season are a predominantly black take-off on what they have been wearing since 2017-18 — “a continued celebration of the natural wonders across the team’s home state,” as the Jazz phrased it in a news release.The top portion of the jersey and th
  • Hey, remember Elijah Hughes? Here’s what the Utah Jazz’s second-round pick is bringing to the table

    Hey, remember Elijah Hughes? Here’s what the Utah Jazz’s second-round pick is bringing to the table
    Donovan Mitchell’s contract extension … the triumphant return of Derrick Favors … retaining Jordan Clarkson … draft-day maneuvering to select Udoka Azubuike in the first round … trading away big men Tony Bradley and Ed Davis …Oh, and in case you forgot, buying back into the second round to select Syracuse wing Elijah Hughes.If the high-scoring Orangeman somehow became a bit of an afterthought in your mental checklist of all the Utah Jazz’s recent ro
  • Bagley Cartoon: You Can’t Go Home Again

    Bagley Cartoon: You Can’t Go Home Again
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:Giuliani’s Gift HorsePolitical JunkieFight the PowerBrain DiseaseUseless ThingsBiden BouldersToo Little Too LateParty AnimalsPower GrabberFer Heck’s SakeWant more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.

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