• Do the Utah Jazz have a Jordan Clarkson problem?

    Do the Utah Jazz have a Jordan Clarkson problem?
    Let’s be honest: Utah Jazz fans who read this page may be tiring of Jordan Clarkson criticism. To them, we say this: we don’t enjoy picking on Clarkson. We truly don’t. He’s a likeable guy, he’s an undeniably talented basketball player, and most importantly, he’s a Jazzman. It’s that last point that forces us, in the […]
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  • Salt Lake City librarian cares for library’s bees in backyard during rooftop renovations

    Salt Lake City librarian cares for library’s bees in backyard during rooftop renovations
    The crisp morning air is thick with tension — and buzzing — in this Wasatch Hollow backyard.Amber Lawvor carefully scans a honey bee hive, searching for one thing amid its thousands of clumped-together insects: the queen.Queens are crucial to a hive’s survival. If Lawvor can’t find her, or spot a sign that she’s there, she will have to order a live queen online, a difficult task this time of year. She was running out of time, too — the 55-degree weather was co
  • The ‘21-foot rule’: How a controversial training for police is used to justify shootings

    The ‘21-foot rule’: How a controversial training for police is used to justify shootings
    It’s taught to police across the country.Officers use it to explain why they shot at someone.Prosecutors, including in Utah, point to it when deciding if a police shooting was legal.It’s called the “21-foot rule,” and it means that someone with a knife running toward police, could cover about 21 feet before officers unholster their gun and fire.But this standard training technique, which got its start in Salt Lake City, is now controversial. It’s been called outdate
  • Susan R. Madsen: Utah women shine in volunteerism

    Susan R. Madsen: Utah women shine in volunteerism
    I am unflinching advocate for positive change by using research and data to highlight areas where our state can improve in its support of women and girls. (And there are many!) But that does not preclude me from feeling deeply grateful for the many ways in which our state leads the way. With the holiday season upon us, I want to focus on an area where Utahns — particularly the women — outshine most every other state: volunteering. I’m thankful for the civic engagement among so
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  • Donovan Mitchell doesn’t think Utah Jazz brought in Dwyane Wade to keep him happy

    Donovan Mitchell doesn’t think Utah Jazz brought in Dwyane Wade to keep him happy
    Donovan Mitchell calls Dwyane Wade an “older brother.”It’s a phrase that reveals how close the two men are, despite their 14-year age gap. Mitchell sees Wade as someone who provides support in multiple roles: as a mentor, as a confidant, and as a friend. Of course, there’s a little similarity in their games, too — both are star-level shooting guards who made huge impacts from day one in their careers.But when a report circulated that Wade was brought in to be a part
  • Bob Dole embodied what was good, and bad, about American politics, George Pyle writes

    Bob Dole embodied what was good, and bad, about American politics, George Pyle writes
    “Everybody in Kansas likes me,” Bob Dole quipped at a quick tarmack press conference about 25 years ago, “except that leftie Louie in Salina.”Well, as the editorial voice of The Salina (Kansas) Journal through the 1990s, I had expressed my share of disagreements with Dole, long-time U.S. senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee.But, seriously? Who could not like Bob Dole?Dole, who died Sunday at the age of 98, was a legit war hero, having come within i
  • A Utah group is going door to door looking for election fraud. But they don’t want you to know about it

    A Utah group is going door to door looking for election fraud. But they don’t want you to know about it
    Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism.Last week, residents in Hurricane alerted Washington County officials that strangers were coming to their doors asking questions about the 2020 election.The questioners did not wear name tags and refused to identify themselves or what organization they were with, according to the complaints. Residents said they also appeared to have the personal voter information of
  • Episode recap: Already accused of racism, Mary disparages another group on ‘The Real Housewives of SLC’

    Episode recap: Already accused of racism, Mary disparages another group on ‘The Real Housewives of SLC’
    Mary Cosby, who was accused of racism in Season 1 of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” makes a disparaging comment about Mexicans in the latest episode. She’s also critical of Heather Gay’s weight. And she calls Jen Shah a “thug.”Mary also makes it clear she thinks she’s the victim and other cast members are mean.What’s the trouble with Mary?The Dec. 5 episode opens with the last thing we saw on the previous episode — under pressure fr
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  • Runnin’ Utes surge in second half to beat California

    Runnin’ Utes surge in second half to beat California
    The beginning of Utah’s basketball game against California on Sunday could aptly be described as a cold start for both teams.Cold, like a 40-year-old car trying to turn over after being left out of the garage on a zero-degree morning.Eventually, enough components for the host Utes got going for a 66-58 victory at the Huntsman Center as Utah (6-2, 1-1) drew even in Pac-12 play early in the schedule.“Obviously, a slow start to the game for both teams. Two-to-two at the first media time
  • Rudy Gobert caps emotional, dominant night with an eviscerating dunk and a call for more offensive involvement

    Rudy Gobert caps emotional, dominant night with an eviscerating dunk and a call for more offensive involvement
    Cleveland • Rudy Gobert muscled Jarrett Allen under the hoop, then perfectly positioned himself to snag the rebound out of the air after Royce O’Neale’s missed 3 caromed off the rim.When Allen then overplayed Gobert — diving in to his right to try and poke the ball away — the Frenchman took one dribble and two emphatic steps to his left, swept the ball through the air, jammed it through the hoop, then let out an emphatic celebration with his signature flex pose.Asked
  • The Triple Team: Rudy Gobert’s ubiquitous defensive presence; Mike Conley’s veteran savvy help Jazz escape with win vs. Cleveland

    The Triple Team: Rudy Gobert’s ubiquitous defensive presence; Mike Conley’s veteran savvy help Jazz escape with win vs. Cleveland
    Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 109-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers from Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen.1. Rudy Gobert an absolute defensive monster in the final few minutes.For the first few weeks of the season, I didn’t think Rudy Gobert was playing at his best. He was playing fundamentally sound defense, and still contesting a decent number of shots, but sometimes wasn’t necessarily as much of a force on defense as he can be. This was a statement from
  • Donovan Mitchell scores 35 to help the Utah Jazz hold off Cleveland Cavaliers

    Donovan Mitchell scores 35 to help the Utah Jazz hold off Cleveland Cavaliers
    Cleveland • Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points, Rudy Gobert had 20 rebounds and five blocks and the Utah Jazz survived Cleveland’s late surge for their fourth straight win, 109-108 over the Cavaliers on Sunday.Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points and Rudy Gay had 15 for Utah, which made 20 3-pointers and gave away a 15-point lead in the fourth.The Cavs had a chance to win, but Darius Garland missed a 28-footer with 2.9 seconds to go, and Jarrett Allen couldn’t get his tip to drop as
  • Jazz beat Cavaliers in thrilling ending

    Jazz beat Cavaliers in thrilling ending
    Andy Larsen: Jazz ESCAPE with a win, 109-108. Good defense on the final possession, Conley defending Garland extremely well. Gobert just an absolute monster late. Wow, wow, wow moments. Mitchell a very good game until the final two minutes, but still: 35 points on just 21 shots. MIN weds
  • New Year’s Six: BYU beat Utah football head-to-head, so why are the Cougars ranked behind the Utes?

    New Year’s Six: BYU beat Utah football head-to-head, so why are the Cougars ranked behind the Utes?
    The BYU football team finished its regular season 10-2 against an independent schedule. Of those 10 wins, five came against Pac-12 teams, including a 26-17 decision over the University of Utah in Provo on Sept. 11.So, as the final College Football Playoff rankings and New Year’s Six bowl pairings were revealed on Sunday afternoon, two questions arose. Why was No. 13 BYU left outside the top 12 of the final rankings, and why did the Utes finish ahead of the Cougars at No. 11?While Utah fini
  • Report: Utah disbursed 39% of federal rental assistance by fall deadline

    Report: Utah disbursed 39% of federal rental assistance by fall deadline
    The following story was supported by funding from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune.Utah had some explaining to do about why it put just one fifth of the $150 million in federal emergency rental assistance it received into the hands of needy renters by a fall deadline set by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.On Nov. 15 the state was forced to send a “Program Improvement Plan&rdqu
  • Analysis: Utah State wins first-ever Mountain West title, will take on Oregon State in bowl game

    Analysis: Utah State wins first-ever Mountain West title, will take on Oregon State in bowl game
    Utah State’s head coach, Blake Anderson, said it best: “We played our best ball when we had to have it.”The Aggies put together arguably their best game of the season against one of their toughest opponents in the biggest game of the year. The 46-13 win over San Diego State in the Mountain West championship game completes a remarkable worst-to-first campaign.The title will send the Aggies back to Los Angeles later this month to take on the Oregon State Beavers in the first Jimm
  • Suspect in South Jordan shooting out of hospital, booked into jail

    Suspect in South Jordan shooting out of hospital, booked into jail
    A man who was shot multiple times by police last month after he opened fire at officers, body camera footage shows, has been released from the hospital and booked into jail.Malui Salesi Vehikite, 29, was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on Saturday, jail records show. Vehikite has not been formally charged but is being held on suspicion of multiple felonies stemming from the November shooting.A South Jordan police officer suffered a severed femoral artery and a shattered femur during the No
  • Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

    Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
    TheUtah Jazz (15-7) play against the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-10) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouseGame Time: 3:30 PMEST on Sunday December 5, 2021
    Utah Jazz 32, Cleveland Cavaliers 29 (Q1 00:27)
    What’s the buzz on Twitter?
    Josh [email protected]_NewmanOn a Zoom call, CFP selection chair Gary Barta noted that Utah and Pitt both won conference championships on Saturday, and that’s why they’re ahead of No,. 13 BYU.Barta also defended putting Utah ahead of BYU, noting that the Utes are 9-1
  • BYU football to play UAB in Independence Bowl

    BYU football to play UAB in Independence Bowl
    The BYU football team officially has its bowl matchup.The Cougars will face the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Independence Bowl. The game will be played on Dec. 18 in Shreveport, La.“UAB is very well-coached and has had a lot of success under the leadership of Bill Clark, who is an exceptional coach,” BYU coach Kalani Sitake said in a news release. “Our team is excited to have one more opportunity to take the field together and build upon what we have already accom
  • Rose Bowl: Utah football draws Ohio State in ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’

    Rose Bowl: Utah football draws Ohio State in ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’
    The University of Utah’s opponent for its first Rose Bowl is set.The Utes, champions of the Pac-12 for the first time, will square off against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State finished second in the Big Ten East and was on the outside looking in at Saturday night’s Big Ten championship game between Michigan and Iowa. The Buckeyes, who moved up to No. 6 in the final College Football Playoff rankings on Sunday morning, were in line for a Rose Bowl berth following Michigan’s 45
  • BYU football reportedly to play UAB in Independence Bowl

    BYU football reportedly to play UAB in Independence Bowl
    The BYU football team reportedly has its bowl matchup.The Cougars will face the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Independence Bowl, per a report on Twitter by the Action Network. The game will be played on Dec. 18 in Shreveport, La.Late surprise here: BYU vs. UAB in Independence Bowl, sources told @ActionNetworkHQLive updates of every bowl matchup. Follow along here:https://t.co/qNeB1xqENu— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 5, 2021The Cougars have a contract with the Inde
  • Mitt Romney, Utah officials mourn the death of former presidential candidate Bob Dole

    Mitt Romney, Utah officials mourn the death of former presidential candidate Bob Dole
    Utah officials on Sunday expressed condolences at the passing of former Senate leader and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole.Dole’s wife, Elizabeth Dole, announced the longtime politician’s death on Sunday. He was 98.“When I think of the greatest generation, I think of Senator Bob Dole — a man who dedicated his life to serving our country,” Utah Sen. Mitt Romney wrote on Twitter. “Rest In Peace, my friend. Ann and I will be praying for Elizabeth, their
  • Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

    Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98
    Topeka, Kan. • Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98. His wife, Elizabeth Dole, posted the announcement Sunday on Twitter. Dole announced in February 2021 that he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. During his 36-year career on Capitol Hill, Dole became one of the most influential
  • Rose Bowl: Utah football likely to draw Ohio State in ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’

    Rose Bowl: Utah football likely to draw Ohio State in ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’
    The University of Utah’s opponent for its first Rose Bowl is all but set as college football’s Selection Sunday gets set to unfold.Ohio State, second in the Big Ten East and on the outside looking in at Saturday night’s Big Ten championship game between Michigan and Iowa, is in line to grab the Big Ten’s Rose Bowl slot after the Wolverines defeated the Hawkeyes, 42-3, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.Michigan’s win, marking its first Big Ten crown since 2004, ma
  • NBA Betting Picks: Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Preview

    NBA Betting Picks: Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Preview
    The Utah Jazz travel to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for a road matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon. The Jazz (15-7) are off to a strong start to the season, sitting third in the Western Conference after 22 games. The Cavaliers (13-10) have been hit with the injury bug but have won four of […]
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  • 18-year-old Latter-day Saint missionary seriously wounded in Alabama shooting

    18-year-old Latter-day Saint missionary seriously wounded in Alabama shooting
    An 18-year-old missionary serving in Alabama was in serious but stable condition after being shot multiple times Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Saturday.Michael Fauber of Dayton, Ohio, was shot in the Birmingham Stake Center (a regional meetinghouse) in Vestavia Hills, where a weekly athletic activity was being held. He was with two other missionaries and a group of people interested in learning more about the church.At approximately 8:30 p.m., Fauber spoke wit
  • A newbie’s guide to Utah

    A newbie’s guide to Utah
    Editor’s note • This article is part of 150 Things To Do, a reporting project and newsletter exploring the best that Utah has to offer. Click here to sign up for the 150 Things weekly newsletter.I moved to Salt Lake City a few months ago from New York for a fellowship with The Salt Lake Tribune. After a long year and a half of staying put in my apartment, I was ready to embrace the natural beauty and space Utah has to offer.Still, moving to a city where you don’t know many peopl
  • Utah could lose federal rent relief money for failing to get it into the hands of those who need it

    Utah could lose federal rent relief money for failing to get it into the hands of those who need it
    The following story was supported by funding from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune.Utah had some explaining to do about why it put just one fifth of the $150 million in federal emergency rental assistance it received into the hands of needy renters by a fall deadline set by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.On Nov. 15 the state was forced to send a “Program Improvement Plan&rdqu
  • Scott D. Pierce: Why your TV critic said yes when Hulu called about its ‘Real Housewives of SLC’ documentary

    Scott D. Pierce: Why your TV critic said yes when Hulu called about its ‘Real Housewives of SLC’ documentary
    Two of my colleagues here at The Salt Lake Tribune spent more than a year working on a “Frontline” documentary about police shootings in Utah. They’re featured prominently in “Shots Fired,” an excellent hourlong report that debuted in November.Then there’s my, slightly less prestigious, moment of recent fame.I spent two to three hours being interviewed for the ABC News/Hulu documentary “The Housewife & the Shah Shocker.” And now I appear briefl
  • Rose Bowl: Utah football likely to draw Ohio State in ‘The Granddady of Them All’

    Rose Bowl: Utah football likely to draw Ohio State in ‘The Granddady of Them All’
    The University of Utah’s opponent for its first Rose Bowl is all but set as college football’s Selection Sunday gets set to unfold.Ohio State, second in the Big Ten East and on the outside looking in at Saturday night’s Big Ten championship game between Michigan and Iowa, is in line to grab the Big Ten’s Rose Bowl slot after the Wolverines defeated the Hawkeyes, 42-3, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.Michigan’s win, marking its first Big Ten crown since 2004, ma

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