• Crews battle wildfire near Kanab in heat and wind

    Crews battle wildfire near Kanab in heat and wind
    Fire crews will be tested today by extreme heat and wind as they battle a lightning caused wildfire about 20 miles east of Kanab.The Pine Hollow Fire has burned over 11,000 acres and threatens a house and four outbuildings, according to a Bureau of Land Management news release. It is listed as 0% contained.Forecasters predict continued hot, dry and unstable conditions for the foreseeable future, with Saturday highs in the upper 90s, along with gusty and erratic afternoon winds.The release says f
  • Davis defeats Herriman as prep football season kicks off amid coronavirus concerns

    Davis defeats Herriman as prep football season kicks off amid coronavirus concerns
    Announcer Jess Gomez screamed a gravelly question to the fans waiting for football to start at Herriman High.“Are you ready for football?!”The fans cheered in agreement at a volume commensurate with any other well-attended high school football game in Utah, particularly one that opens a season.The decibel level of Gomez’s call and the fans’ answer made it easy to assume their exclaims went unobstructed. But everyone involved in the exchange was wearing face masks, which w
  • Letter: Churches should provide space for schools

    Letter: Churches should provide space for schools
    Come on, churches. All you really have to do is say: “We’re in!”Embrace Julie Day’s suggestion to open up the churches to get the schools the social distancing space they need.We all know that Utah is at the top of the national list for school overcrowding. You would be stepping up and addressing our number one problem.It would give us all a fresh start. It would unleash all kinds of energy where the whole community would be pulling in the same direction. And, I dare say,
  • UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties after reaching historic deal

    UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties after reaching historic deal
    Jerusalem • Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy victory to President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election and reflected a changing Middle East in which shared concerns about archenemy Iran have largely overtaken traditional Arab support for the
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  • The Nuggets swept the season series, but Denver’s defense is a weakness the Jazz can exploit

    The Nuggets swept the season series, but Denver’s defense is a weakness the Jazz can exploit
    Utah Jazz’ Rudy Gobert (27) dunks during the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. | Kevin C. Cox, Pool Photo via AP The Jazz and Nuggets will begin a best-of-seven series to open the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs and if the most recent contest between these teams was any indication of what’s to come, there’s a serious battle on the horizon.SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz’s most ri
  • Michelle Goldberg: After Trump, America needs accountability for his corruption

    Michelle Goldberg: After Trump, America needs accountability for his corruption
    Last week, NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Joe Biden whether, if elected, he could envision Donald Trump being prosecuted. Biden replied that the prosecution of a former president would be a “very, very unusual thing” and probably “not very good for democracy.” The former vice president said he would not stand in the way if the Justice Department wanted to bring a case, but when Garcia-Navarro pressed him, he suggested she was trying to bait him into a version of Tr
  • The Triple Team: After Jazz regular season ends, reviewing our preseason questions

    The Triple Team: After Jazz regular season ends, reviewing our preseason questions
    Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 118-112 win over the San Antonio Spurs from Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen.1. Maybe some of these guys will be useful in the playoffs?It was a final game that didn’t matter for either team. The Spurs were already eliminated from the playoffs for the first time since 1997 earlier in the day, and the Jazz locked in the sixth seed based on the games that occurred Wednesday night. The only long-term impact this game had was perhaps in dra
  • Meaningless win over Spurs over, Utah Jazz now turn their focus to facing the Nuggets on Monday

    Meaningless win over Spurs over, Utah Jazz now turn their focus to facing the Nuggets on Monday
    Quin Snyder and the Utah Jazz had no aversion to tanking games for playoff seeding. That mission accomplished, why would they then be averse to tanking a game to jump a few extra spots in the NBA draft?They didn’t in the end, but they easily could have. While it might be slightly hyperbolic to say that was literally all there was on the line in their seeding game finale Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs, in all honesty, it wasn’t that far off.With the sixth seed and a first-roun
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  • Dio Tararrel: Biking in the age of coronavirus is the least we can do

    Dio Tararrel: Biking in the age of coronavirus is the least we can do
    Someday, when my daughter asks what life was like during the coronavirus, I have three things in mind for what I’m going to tell her.The first is a video I saw from Italy, of a hand turning the pages of the newspaper obituaries. In February, the section was a page and a half. By March, it was 10 pages.The second is how (somehow) wearing a mask became political. It was bizarre, but there was one benefit: it made it clear – as clear as the mask on your face – who among us was wil
  • Fourth person faces federal arson charges for lighting police car on fire during SLC protest

    Fourth person faces federal arson charges for lighting police car on fire during SLC protest
    A fourth person has been charged by federal authorities in the burning of a Salt Lake City police car in May during a protest against police violence.Lateesha Richards, 24, of Salt Lake City faces one count of arson for allegedly throwing an article of clothing into the police car to serve as tinder, according to an unsealed U.S. District Court complaint.Richards, also known as Lateesha Kahryn Ritchards, appeared in court with her attorney via Zoom on Tuesday, according to the U.S. attorney&rsqu
  • Letter: How to hold leaders accountable

    Letter: How to hold leaders accountable
    What does it mean to hold elected officials “accountable”? Katie Krongard (“We don’t pay attention to our school board, and this is what we get,” Aug. 1) seems to think it means raising her voice “often” and “loud(ly)” to remind elected officials that “they represent us.” Really? Does any elected official need frequent, amplified reminders by whom they were voted into office? As a former city council member, I found when constitue
  • Here’s the schedule for the Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff series

    Here’s the schedule for the Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff series
    Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson (00) tries to shoot at the end of the third quarter as Denver Nuggets’ Mason Plumlee (7) and PJ Dozier (35) look on during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.| AP SALT LAKE CITY — Not all of the NBA playoff bracket has been finalized yet, but on Thursday evening the league announced the schedule for the first-round series between the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets, a matchup that was finalized on Wednesday.
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  • James Czerniawski and Nick Grose: Utah should embrace the innovation that springs from economic disruption

    James Czerniawski and Nick Grose: Utah should embrace the innovation that springs from economic disruption
    Utah is a state that typically prides itself on being a safe harbor for businesses and supportive of innovative and forward thinking business models. However, the state may not be living up to this claim, as many entrepreneurs have experienced run-ins within regulators while trying to do something unique and different.Fear of the new is an age-old problem. Even in the technology age with its rapid innovations, constant fears of worst-case scenarios arise — but typically end up being unfoun
  • Bagley Cartoon: Fire Flighter

    Bagley Cartoon: Fire Flighter
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:VeepQuality vs. QanonBlowing Up the MessengerGoes to ElevenDr. Donald’s DevoteesCottonwood Heights LowsBusiness DocsJohn LewisMaking Moscow Great AgainLow BarrWant more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.
  • Northern Utah police aim to dispose of 300 confiscated guns

    Northern Utah police aim to dispose of 300 confiscated guns
    Ogden • Two law enforcement agencies in Utah are looking to dispose of more than 300 guns accumulating in evidence storage that either went unclaimed or are no longer needed in criminal investigations.The Ogden Police Department and Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force have asked the Ogden City Council to approve requests to send the firearms to the state Bureau of Forensics, which would destroy them, the Standard-Examiner reported.Police Capt. Jake Sube said the police department previously
  • As unemployment claims hit new lows in Utah and the U.S., here are some answers to key questions

    As unemployment claims hit new lows in Utah and the U.S., here are some answers to key questions
    New unemployment claims in Utah fell to their lowest level yet during the pandemic asbeefed-up relief payments came to an end and a new deadline neared for furloughed workers to resume job searches.The state reported Thursday that 2,913 resident filed new claims for traditional jobless benefits last week, with an another 764 independent contractors and self-employed workers also seeking aid. On top of that, 1,179 state residents applied to get special federally-paid extended benefits, after exha
  • Navajo man loses latest bid to delay federal execution

    Navajo man loses latest bid to delay federal execution
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • The only Native American on federal death row lost a bid Thursday to push back his execution date.Unless Lezmond Mitchell gets relief from another court or is granted clemency, he will be put to death on Aug. 26 at the federal prison in Indiana where he's being held.Mitchell's attorneys sought a delay from the U.S. District Court in Arizona where he was sentenced in the 2001 slayings of a 63-year-old fellow Navajo tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter. They argue
  • Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

    Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes
    Washington • President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election.In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly noted two funding provisions that Democrats are seeking in a relief package that has stalled on Capitol Hill. Without the additional money, he said, the Postal Service won't have the resources to ha
  • Live coverage: Utah Jazz face San Antonio Spurs in final game before playoffs

    Live coverage: Utah Jazz face San Antonio Spurs in final game before playoffs
    FILE: Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell reacts against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. | Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP SALT LAKE CITY — Just one game remains for the Utah Jazz before they move on to the postseason at the Orlando bubble.
    The Jazz face the San Antonio Spurs at 4:30 p.m. MDT Thursday, with the game televised on AT&T SportsNet and TNT. Utah locked up the sixth seed in the Western C
  • 3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 118-112 victory over the San Antonio Spurs

    3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 118-112 victory over the San Antonio Spurs
    Utah Jazz’s Rayjon Tucker (6) scores against San Antonio Spurs’ Keldon Johnson (3) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. | Kevin C. Cox, Pool Photo via AP SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz ended the regular season on a high note.
    The Jazz defeated the San Antonio Spurs 118-112 on Thursday in the final game for both teams before the NBA playoffs (Utah is the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference and will face the No. 3
  • 25 years after Rosie Tapia’s death, family is still searching for killer

    25 years after Rosie Tapia’s death, family is still searching for killer
    Over the last 25 years, as leads in the killing of 6-year-old Rosie Tapia appear and disappear, life has gone on for her family. Lewine Tapia, the girl’s mother, and her children have gotten older. Rosie’s older sister, Emilia Elizondo, who was 18 years old and babysitting the night Rosie was kidnapped, has now died.After all this time, though, the family hasn’t lost hope. And they’re just as upset about her death — and that they’ve never gotten to look the pe
  • A year after Patrick Byrne ‘dropped the mic,‘ Overstock.com’s new CEO sees online sales surge

    A year after Patrick Byrne ‘dropped the mic,‘ Overstock.com’s new CEO sees online sales surge
    Pandemic-induced shopping seems to have transformed the fortunes of Utah online retailer Overstock.com.Less than a year ago, executives at the Midvale company fretted over lagging sales and considered selling the firm after its founder and former CEO Patrick Byrne left in a cable TV swirl of intrigue and controversy.But a surge in online shopping since March and unprecedented demand for home furnishings as sheltering customers redecorate their surroundings doubled Overstock’s revenues and
  • Looking back: Utah Jazz’s first ever playoff series was against Denver Nuggets

    Looking back: Utah Jazz’s first ever playoff series was against Denver Nuggets
    Mark Eaton along with the other members of the Jazz’s first franchise playoff team are honored between the first and second quarter of a game against the Orlando Magic at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 22, 2014. | Deseret News, Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — When the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets begin their first round NBA playoff series next week in Orlando, it will be the first time in 10 years and just the third time in 35 years that they will meet in the postseason.
    Desp
  • Groundbreakings set for Latter-day Saint temples in Taylorsville, St. George

    Groundbreakings set for Latter-day Saint temples in Taylorsville, St. George
    Plans to begin building two Utah temples have been set, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday.A limited groundbreaking for the Taylorsville Temple will happen sometime in October, church officials announced in a news release. The Red Cliffs Temple, in St. George, will have its groundbreaking in November.The church also released, for the first time, an artist’s rendering of the exterior of the Taylorsville edifice. It will sit on a 7.5-acre site at 2603 W. 4700
  • Ana Sanchez-Birkhead: Utah’s Hispanics are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Now we must boost the ranks of Hispanic nurses

    Ana Sanchez-Birkhead: Utah’s Hispanics are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Now we must boost the ranks of Hispanic nurses
    As Utah takes stock of the rising toll of COVID-19 cases, one brutal statistic stands out: the toll of the coronavirus on the Hispanic community. Despite making up just 14 percent of state’s population, we accounted for 39 percent of cases.Here’s another sobering statistic: Just 2.2 percent of the state’s nurses are of Hispanic origin. Of course, all nurses are health care heroes during a global crisis. But Hispanic nurses are especially important when tending to patients who s
  • ‘Behind the Headlines:’ Police K9 use and Utah coal

    ‘Behind the Headlines:’ Police K9 use and Utah coal
    This week in Utah news:A Salt Lake City officer who ordered a police dog to attack a Black man who was on his knees with his hands in the air has been suspended pending an investigation into whether the use of force was necessary, Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced Wednesday. The announcement comes a day after The Salt Lake Tribune published bodycam footage of Officer Nickolas Pearce ordering his dog to bite 36-year-old Jeffery Ryans early on April 24.An export terminal in Oakland, Calif. intended
  • Sunny Lee, who ensured Utah remembered the Korean War, dies at 67

    Sunny Lee, who ensured Utah remembered the Korean War, dies at 67
    Sunny Lee, who from her home in Springdale worked with the South Korean government to celebrate American soldiers who fought in what’s been called The Forgotten War, died Friday at Dixie Regional Medical Center. She was 67.Her husband, John Lee, said his wife had a meeting in her home Aug. 4 with a representative of the South Korean government to talk about some of her many projects related to Korean War veterans. Later that night, John Lee said, Sunny Lee collapsed in their kitchen.Doctor
  • BYU alum Peter Kuest returns to Riverside for the Utah Open

    BYU alum Peter Kuest returns to Riverside for the Utah Open
    Provo • In five tournaments as a PGA Tour rookie this summer, former BYU All-American Peter Kuest has made a total of $7,525. He can top that figure this weekend in the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open at Riverside Country Club, BYU’s home course.Amid secondary sponsorship issues attributed to the COVID-19 economy, the host Utah Section PGA is advertising a $15,000 first prize. That’s down from $20,000 in recent years, although tournament director Devin Dehlin credited the title
  • 18-year-old woman found dead in car pulled from a pond

    18-year-old woman found dead in car pulled from a pond
    An 18-year-old woman was found dead in Cache County late Wednesday.A man noticed the underside of a vehicle protruding from a pond near 2600 West and 1800 South, in the College Ward/Young Ward area of the county, while checking on his livestock and, after getting some help, the man was able to use a backhoe to remove the vehicle from the pond.Single occupant Haley Bury, of Wellsville, was found deceased inside.Officials believe it may have been an accident, but an active investigation is still b
  • Urban Arts Fest plans separate events through September to stay safe from COVID-19

    Urban Arts Fest plans separate events through September to stay safe from COVID-19
    The Urban Arts Festival will stay on the street — specifically, Rio Grande Street in The Gateway — for its 10th year, though in a wildly different format because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Instead of a two-day festival, this year’s festival will be broken down into a series of “elements” throughout September, organizers announced Thursday.“In a typical year, the Urban Arts Festival will draw tens of thousands of individuals to downtown Salt Lake City,” sai

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