• Despite voting no on impeachment, Utah Rep. John Curtis receives death threat from Trump supporters

    Despite voting no on impeachment, Utah Rep. John Curtis receives death threat from Trump supporters
    Even though Rep. John Curtis. R-Utah, voted against impeaching President Donald Trump this week, he still received a death threat Thursday for his earlier vote not to overturn the Electoral College vote count that finalized Joe Biden’s election victory.On MSNBC on Thursday, Curtis held up a paper that he said had just been taped to his office door. It pictures his face with the eyes covered by skulls and crossbones, a symbol of death.“Wanted for Treason!” it says. “For re
  • ‘Utah Politics’ podcast: The push for ranked-choice voting in Utah

    ‘Utah Politics’ podcast: The push for ranked-choice voting in Utah
    A bill on Utah’s Capitol Hill would use ranked-choice voting in primary elections with more than two candidates.Rep. Mike Winder, R-West Valley City, is sponsoring the legislation this year. He says it solves the problem of a candidate winning a party’s nomination with less than 50% of the vote, which is exactly what happened in 2020 when Gov. Spencer Cox won the GOP primary with just over 36%.Winder is also the author of several books on U.S. Presidents. He discusses President Joe B
  • What the research says about reopening schools and why values, not data, are winning the day

    What the research says about reopening schools and why values, not data, are winning the day
    Who knew being a school board member would involve so much philosophy?Let me explain. Since March, school boards around Utah (and really, the world) have been put in the uncomfortable position of deciding when and how to reopen schools. Very few decisions in a pandemic are easy, but ones involving our children are particularly emotional because of that biological impulse to see our children succeed at nearly any cost. So when, for example, the Salt Lake City School District board met Tuesday to
  • Robert Gehrke: This is how Utah should decide who gets the coronavirus vaccine next

    Robert Gehrke: This is how Utah should decide who gets the coronavirus vaccine next
    Despite a slow beginning to Utah’s COVID-19 vaccination effort, on Friday the state should surpass its 200,000th dose, with the pace picking up significantly in the past few weeks.I know several people over the age of 70 who got their first dose last week or have an upcoming appointment to get their shot. It’s encouraging progress.But what happens when we get into larger population groups? There are, according to data from the University of Utah’s Gardner Policy Institute, abou
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  • More Utah college students report being stalked. Here’s why experts are both worried and hopeful.

    More Utah college students report being stalked. Here’s why experts are both worried and hopeful.
    The number of reported stalking cases has spiked at Utah’s colleges, worrying advocates who say the increase in crime is real — but giving them hope, too, that more victims are coming forward to report.Recently released data shows a total of 145 cases of stalking across the 10 public and private universities in the state for 2019. That’s up from 84 in 2018, according to crime statistics that colleges nationwide are required by the federal Clery Act to compile and release annual
  • Letter: What would it take to impeach Trump?

    Letter: What would it take to impeach Trump?
    All of our House Republican representatives voted “no” on impeachment of a president who incited a riot that put the lives of the entire congressional body in danger, with the purpose of causing sedition. This, after falsely claiming for months that he won an election he lost, and threatening state elected officials to “find votes” that ironically, would create the fraudulent election he claimed.My question is, if not impeachment for this, what else would a president have
  • Letter: We must ensure our republic will endure

    Letter: We must ensure our republic will endure
    It is hypocritical and disingenuous for the Republican party to assert that impeaching President Trump again would only further divide our country and prevent us from healing and moving forward as a nation. Their divisive politics over the last four years and their continued support of the false narrative that fraud caused President Trump to lose the election created the misplaced anger that overflowed Jan. 6 in the seditious assault on the U.S. Capitol.This is the consequence of misleading thei
  • Letter: U. president will be missed

    Letter: U. president will be missed
    That is how the saying ends anyhow, “you don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” As I have watched the negative rhetoric fly around denouncing University of Utah President Ruth Watkins, and celebrating her departure, I can’t help but shake my head.Those of us who have been in the trenches with Watkins know her to be a transformative and collaborative leader who steadied a shaky ship and delivered on her promises. The campus has been graced by her uncanny ability to
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  • Letter: Representing all voices in Utah will yield better government

    Letter: Representing all voices in Utah will yield better government
    I commend Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson’s powerful speech at her inauguration on Jan. 4.I support her declaration about needing all voices, but she failed to mention a group that has been unfairly disenfranchised in Utah politics.It’s a group in which nearly half of Utahns find themselves: non-Republicans. Current Utah politics impedes anyone who is not a Republican from being elected to office in most parts of the state. We have six representatives in Congress, but not one is a Democrat
  • Letter: Losing friends is just another aspect of Trump’s legacy

    Letter: Losing friends is just another aspect of Trump’s legacy
    I read today in Michelle Goldberg’s commentary, regarding the Twitter shutdown of Donald Trump’s account, that Sarah Huckabee Sanders lost “50,000 followers, in one day”! I’m not sure if that is a call for pity, or a complaint that Trump’s attempt at insurrection, is dragging her down with him. I’d have to ask her, I suppose.The party of I, me, mine, which is now trying to save face, or keep playing its old cards, is being forced to show its hands. Playi
  • How to navigate the online-only 2021 Sundance Film Festival — from your couch

    How to navigate the online-only 2021 Sundance Film Festival — from your couch
    Most years, the advice for people going to the Sundance Film Festival involves wearing sturdy boots, picking a warm coat, stocking up on healthy snacks and carrying a bottle of hand sanitizer.The hand sanitizer is still a good idea, in this age of COVID-19, and snacks are always recommended. But when most festival attendees will be doing so from home, as the festival goes online for 2021, the coat and boots are less important this year.So what’s the best way to Sundance from your couch thi
  • After some bumps in his first term, Sandy mayor announces he won’t seek reelection

    After some bumps in his first term, Sandy mayor announces he won’t seek reelection
    Sandy Mayor Kurt Bradburn has faced complaints over his salary, a drinking water crisis, clashes with the City Council, an earthquake and a deadly pandemic during his first three years in office. Now he’s declining to run for another term.In an email sent Thursday to Sandy employees and City Council members, Bradburn wrote that he enjoyed his time in office and working with city staff. He said that his decision not to seek reelection was “tough,” but that he felt “strongl
  • A Utah County conservative group plans to put up a billboard thanking former President Donald Trump

    A Utah County conservative group plans to put up a billboard thanking former President Donald Trump
    With the departure of Donald Trump from the White House, a Utah County conservative organization has been gathering funds to purchase a billboard thanking the former president for his four years in office.Earlier this week, the Utah County Conservatives created a GoFundMe page, stating that all funds raised will go to a billboard placed in Utah County for a month. The proposed billboard would end with the signoff, “Love, the patriots of Utah.”“We at Utah County Conservatives lo
  • 5 takeaways from Utah’s latest college crime reports — and where to find your school’s report

    5 takeaways from Utah’s latest college crime reports — and where to find your school’s report
    Editor’s note: This story is available to Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting important local journalism.Every year, colleges are required to report the crimes that occur on or near their campuses.Here are some of the takeaways for Utah’s eight public and two private colleges and universities, and where you can find your school’s newly released report for 2019.1. New data shows a spike in cases of stalking among students across the state.Reports of stalking jumpe
  • The Triple Team: Donovan Mitchell puts up efficient all-around game as Jazz win 7th straight

    The Triple Team: Donovan Mitchell puts up efficient all-around game as Jazz win 7th straight
    Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 129-118 win over the New Orleans Pelicans from Salt Lake Tribune beat writer Andy Larsen.1. Donovan Mitchell’s efficient all-around gameDonovan Mitchell was absolutely terrific tonight: 36 points on 11-19 shooting, including 6-8 from deep and 8-8 from the 3-point line. He also had seven rebounds and five assists and a block, though added four turnovers.The sixth 3-pointer meant a record for Mitchell: he’s the fastest player to 600 3-point makes
  • As TNT crew criticizes Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz vow, ‘They’re going to have to watch us anyway’

    As TNT crew criticizes Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz vow, ‘They’re going to have to watch us anyway’
    “I said tonight that you don’t have what it takes to get to the next level.”That is what TNT studio analyst Shaquille O’Neal said to Donovan Mitchell in the immediate aftermath of the Utah Jazz’s 129-118 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night — a game that not only saw the Jazz rack up their seventh consecutive victory, but which saw Mitchell play arguably his best game of the season, hitting 11 of 19 shots overall and 6 of 7 from deep in tota
  • Larry Krystkowiak hears the outside noise, but Rylan Jones rises above it as Utah hoops wins at Washington State

    Larry Krystkowiak hears the outside noise, but Rylan Jones rises above it as Utah hoops wins at Washington State
    In case anyone was wondering, Larry Krystkowiak is definitely paying attention to what outside voices have to say about his basketball program, but more specifically, about his players.The 10th-year University of Utah head coach was presumably talking about social media, given that is where much of the vitriol sits, especially lately as the Utes have made a habit of blowing double-digit halftime leads and losing Pac-12 games they were in position to win.Before winning at Washington State late Th
  • Early observations from the Utah Jazz’s seventh straight win, 129-118 over the Pelicans

    Early observations from the Utah Jazz’s seventh straight win, 129-118 over the Pelicans
    After beating New Orleans on Tuesday night, the Utah Jazz knew the Pelicans would make some adjustments for Thursday’s rematch.And hitting 68.2% of their shots and pouring in 43 points in the first quarter certainly qualified.Still, the Jazz then had some adjustments of their own — holding New Orleans to a combined 49 points over the next two quarters, while getting their own offense going. The end result of an entertaining-if-deeply-flawed game was a 129-118 victory, and their seven
  • Cougars ‘turn frustration into fight’ as BYU beats Portland 95-67

    Cougars ‘turn frustration into fight’ as BYU beats Portland 95-67
    It’s become somewhat of a recurring theme this season: BYU muddles through a somewhat slow first half, but then adjusts to have a strong second half. The same happened Thursday night, as the Cougars routed Portland 95-67 in the Marriott Center.Make that TEN STRAIGHT wins for @BYUBasketball over Portland! pic.twitter.com/6XNlPMZroy— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) January 22, 2021The Cougars (12-3; 3-1 WCC) are well aware of their trend, and they embrace it.“It’s one of
  • One day of extra security at Utah’s Capitol came with a hefty price tag

    One day of extra security at Utah’s Capitol came with a hefty price tag
    The heavy police and military presence that surrounded the Utah Capitol on Sunday in anticipation of possibly violent unrest did not come cheap. In fact, according to FOX 13, the extra security cost $227,000 that day alone.In the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, members of the National Guard and Utah Highway Patrol troopers were brought in to help keep the Utah Capitol secure last weekend.But on Sunday, the law enforcement presence at
  • Utah Runnin’ Utes snap Pac-12 road losing streak with dominant win at Washington State

    Utah Runnin’ Utes snap Pac-12 road losing streak with dominant win at Washington State
    There was no blowing a halftime lead this time for the University of Utah, which defeated Washington State on Thursday evening, 71-56. Here are three quick takeaways.1. Utah did not fold in the second half: After blowing double-digit halftime leads in losing three of their last four games, the Utes didn’t come out of the halftime locker room particularly well, nor did they dominate the second half, but Washington State didn’t exactly take advantage of that. A superb first half helped
  • Three quick thoughts on BYU’s 95-67 win over Portland

    Three quick thoughts on BYU’s 95-67 win over Portland
    It was a game of two halves and, following the pattern the Cougars have fallen into this season, BYU had a huge second half to blow Portland out of the water, 95-67, Thursday. It was the Cougars’ first game in the Marriott Center in 31 days.1. Maat Haarms put up his best game as a Cougar yet: The Purdue transfer was perfect from the field (9 of 9), and even from the free throw line (4 of 4), for a game-high 23 points. Haarms also added six rebounds and three blocks.2. BYU once again showed
  • St. George appoints first female mayor

    St. George appoints first female mayor
    St. George • For the first time since the city of St. George was founded in 1861, a woman will serve as mayor.City councilwoman Michele Randall was appointed mayor of St. George in a four-to-one vote Tuesday afternoon, the Spectrum newspaper reports.She will serve the 11 months remaining in the term of mayor Jon Pike, who stepped down on Jan. 4 to run the Utah Insurance Department under newly elected Governor Spencer Cox.Randall said she plans to run the city in a similar way and is “
  • Senate committee recommends bill to ‘raise the bar’ on use of gang enhancement penalties

    Senate committee recommends bill to ‘raise the bar’ on use of gang enhancement penalties
    Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill made international headlines last summer when he used Utah’s gang enhancement law to bring increased penalties against the protesters who allegedly damaged his building during a July demonstration.Those charges — which included a potential life sentence for a woman who allegedly purchased paint that was spread outside of the office as part of the protest — were “clearly not how [the gang enhancement] was intended to be used,&rdq
  • Gov. Spencer Cox tells Utahns to be ‘fearless in examining our flaws’

    Gov. Spencer Cox tells Utahns to be ‘fearless in examining our flaws’
    Speaking to a moment of political rancor and pandemic fatigue, Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday urged his fellow Utahns to join him in repairing the inequities and divisions that have weakened the state’s foundation.“Now is our time to be bold in tackling the tough issues. Now is our time to be fearless in examining our flaws,” the newly inaugurated governor said during the first State of the State address of his term. “Now is our time to reject hate and make opportunity ava
  • Live: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox gives his first State of the State address

    Live: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox gives his first State of the State address
    Gov. Spencer Cox is scheduled to deliver his first State of the State address at 6:30 p.m., a speech that will seek to meet a moment of pandemic-induced exhaustion and political tumult.Speaking to reporters earlier in the day, Cox said little about the contents of the speech but did promise one thing: Brevity.“We believe it is going to be the shortest State of the State speech in state history,” he said during a press conference aired by PBS Utah. A new advisory said it would be les
  • Test Story & FOR ARC v2

    Test Story & FOR ARC v2
    STORY 1: Issue one - within pagebuilder can we give photos a max height so they don’t take up too much space on the page on desktop? Add padding or smart cropping? (perhaps max-height 500px)?
    (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45), dunks the ball, asLA Clippers guard, Nicolas Batum (33) defends, in NBA action between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers at Vivint Arena, on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Rick Egan/)STORY 2: With current code youtube video embed is to
  • Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to lead the state’s business-promoting World Trade Center

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to lead the state’s business-promoting World Trade Center
    Former Gov. Jon Huntsman has been elected as board chairman for the state’s World Trade Center, a nonprofit partner of state government charged with promoting Utah’s economy and businesses around the globe.The prominent politician, former U.S. ambassador and business executive will replace Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson, who has served in that position for 12 years, a center spokeswoman said Thursday.Newly inaugurated Utah Gov. Spencer Cox praised Huntsman, who lost to C
  • It’s a big night for Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, who’s soon to give his first State of the State address

    It’s a big night for Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, who’s soon to give his first State of the State address
    Gov. Spencer Cox is scheduled to deliver his first State of the State address at 6:30 p.m., a speech that will seek to meet a moment of pandemic-induced exhaustion and political tumult.You can watch it live on television or at sltrib.com, where it will be livestreamed.Speaking to reporters earlier in the day, Cox said little about the contents of the speech but did promise one thing: Brevity.“We believe it is going to be the shortest State of the State speech in state history,” he sa
  • Eye on the Y: Due to the pandemic, BYU Athletics is forced to juggle almost every sport at once

    Eye on the Y: Due to the pandemic, BYU Athletics is forced to juggle almost every sport at once
    As my queen Taylor Swift said, “Are you ready for it?”You may not be aware, but we’re in/entering BYU Athletics busiest season EVER. So, buckle up and get ready.Football is the only sport that’s finished up its season for the year — although, with all the players that declared for the draft, it’s still keeping our social media lit up. Because of the pandemic, the West Coast Conference opted to move most fall sports to the spring. Some ended up having more of a

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