• Jamelle Bouie: What about the rest of the Constitution?

    Jamelle Bouie: What about the rest of the Constitution?
    On Tuesday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett took a few minutes during her confirmation hearing to discuss her judicial philosophy, best known as originalism. It means, she explained, “that I interpret the Constitution as a law, I understand it to have the meaning that it had at the time people ratified it. That meaning doesn’t change over time, and it is not up to me to update it or infuse my policy views into it.”Now, originalism is subject to a good deal of criticism and critique as
  • Utah held its first jury trial since the pandemic started. Here’s how it worked.

    Utah held its first jury trial since the pandemic started. Here’s how it worked.
    Judge Samuel Chiara always feels a bit of anxiety before a jury trial starts in his Duchesne County courtroom.He wants everything to move smoothly, he said, and for all the parties to feel like they had a fair experience.But earlier this month, the stakes were even higher. Chiara presided over the first jury trial in Utah since the state’s Supreme Court halted all trials nearly nine months ago because of concerns about the coronavirus.Chiara said, for his trial, the 8th District Court took
  • The home gym is in! Sales of fitness equipment in Utah continues at record pace

    The home gym is in! Sales of fitness equipment in Utah continues at record pace
    Scott Egbert has never seen anything like it.When gyms and studios closed in mid-March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, people rushed to buy home exercise equipment and stores were wiped out of everything from inexpensive dumbbells to premium treadmills and elliptical machines.“Dumbbells,” said Egbert, president and CEO of Utah Home Fitness, “were like toilet paper.”With Utah’s strong economy, there had already been high demand for fitness equipment prior t
  • Felicia Kreitl: Trump is the president we deserve

    Felicia Kreitl: Trump is the president we deserve
    Since time immemorial, those in power have been the ones to determine who is adequately indoctrinated in their world to rule beside them. If you don’t speak their language and don their masks, you simply don’t belong.Donald Trump doesn’t belong. He’s accused of demeaning the office because of his lack of decorum, his unrefined vocabulary and his tawdry past in the business of making money — as if, somehow, the money his accusers rake in was never contaminated by bus
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  • Letter: Work together to fix what is broken

    Letter: Work together to fix what is broken
    This is in response to Kathy Broadhead’s Oct. 11 letter to the editor.I have been thinking about how to reach solid Trump supporters without denigrating them as the president does with others.I worry that his supporters will stubbornly follow this president even if it is over a cliff. I want to open their eyes to determine what is important for themselves. Many conservatives and others recognize that this president says things that do not match what he does.I, too, believe in God, and I al
  • Davis High gets past American Fork 1-0 for 6A girls' soccer title

    Davis High gets past American Fork 1-0 for 6A girls' soccer title
    Davis High won the 6A girls' soccer state championship over American Fork, exacting revenge on the team that beat the Darts just a year earlier inthe 2019 final.“We came back for revenge this time, I think,” Darts junior Aniston Haycock said. “We just weren’t going to lose.”Haycock scored the game winner off a corner kick that found its way to herafter getting touched by a couple of her teammates. Her goal marked theend of the game due to the golden goal rule in ext
  • Rocky Mountain Power anticipates cutting power for 1,800 Utah customers Saturday because of wildfire risk

    Rocky Mountain Power anticipates cutting power for 1,800 Utah customers Saturday because of wildfire risk
    Rocky Mountain Power crews expect to cut power for customers living near Sundance and Summit Park to reduce wildfire risk during anticipated strong winds on Saturday.The move would affect approximately 1,800 customers in Utah and Summit counties, the company said in a news release.The action, called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff," is taken when dry conditions are coupled with hazardous wind gusts.“With the extremely dry conditions and the possibility of high wind gusts, we want to t
  • Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

    Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead
    Arlington, Texas • Walker Buehler was dominant for Los Angeles. Just like Orel Hershiser during the Dodgers' last title run.Buehler struck out 10 in six innings in a pulsating performance, and Los Angeles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead.Justin Turner homered in the first inning against a surprisingly hittable Charlie Morton, who was chased in the fifth.Austin Barnes, the Dodgers' No. 9 hitter, added a sixth-inning homer against John Curtiss and became
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  • Man arrested on accusation he set pregnant woman on fire at a Murray hotel

    Man arrested on accusation he set pregnant woman on fire at a Murray hotel
    A man who allegedly set the mother of his child on fire outside of a Murray hotel room has been arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of murder.Police had been looking for Andrew Todd Curtis since Thursday morning, when they were called to Studio 6, at 975 E. 6600 South, on a report that someone had been set on fire.The 34-year-old woman was badly burned but conscious when officers arrived, and as medics treated her she told police Curtis had thrown a liquid on her and said, “You&rsqu
  • Body camera footage shows man pointing stapler at Ogden officer before shooting

    Body camera footage shows man pointing stapler at Ogden officer before shooting
    Body camera video released Friday shows that a man suspected of breaking into an Ogden car repair shop pointed a stapler at a responding officer as he approached her before he was shot.The Weber County Attorney’s Office disclosed the video and the 911 call that precipitated the Sept. 30 shooting “to provide [the public] with all of the information we have at this time to help you better understand what happened.”Weber County prosecutors are still investigating whether the shoot
  • Future murky for Utah Royals midfielder Vero Boquete

    Future murky for Utah Royals midfielder Vero Boquete
    The future of one of Utah Royals FC’s most dynamic players is now uncertain.Midfielder Vero Boquete, who joined the team in the 2019 season, is one of the Royals players out of contract. But she may not be back in Utah next season after an Instagram post raised questions about her roster status.“Thanks for every moment, every conversation, every practice, every game and so many lifetime memories,” Boquete wrote in the post earlier this week. “I gonna miss all of you, and
  • Rich Lowry: There isn’t a Russian under every bed

    Rich Lowry: There isn’t a Russian under every bed
    The Russians haven’t loomed so large as a sinister hand influencing the course of American society since the Red Scares of the 20th century.Then, it was largely the right that warned of Russian infiltration; now it is progressives who see Russians altering the course of American history through dark manipulations.There’s no doubt that Russia meddled in our election in 2016 and is attempting to do so again. But the left’s overwhelming focus on Russia has taken on the trappings o
  • Rose-rescuers save beloved blooms from demolition site

    Rose-rescuers save beloved blooms from demolition site
    Gardeners and rose lovers gathered at the old west side drugstore on 200 South in Salt Lake City to rescue rose bushes from demolition before the property is cleared for a mixed-use high rise development. The 400 varities of roses on the property, which was previously owned by Bob Bauer, will be distributed to community members and businesses.
  • Sheriff offers condolences to family of mentally ill man killed by police, but defends shooting

    Sheriff offers condolences to family of mentally ill man killed by police, but defends shooting
    Two days after the parents of a mentally ill man sued Unified Police, alleging an officer wrongfully killed their son after the mother called for help, the department released a statement apologizing for their loss — but said that they stand by the officers' response.In the two-page response, Sheriff Rosie Rivera outlined some facts of the Oct. 22, 2018, shooting: a woman was being held at knifepoint by a person threatening to kill anyone who entered her house, the man was mentally ill, ap
  • Olympus edges Bonneville 1-0 for 5A girls' soccer state title

    Olympus edges Bonneville 1-0 for 5A girls' soccer state title
    Coming into the season, Olympus High senior Necie Gubler didn’t have any designs on the Titans girls' soccer team making any noise in the 5A state championship tournament. In all her years at Olympus, the team either didn’t make the playoffs or didn’t get very far. So the thought of winning it all never entered their mind.But when the Titans started winning games they normally wouldn’t, Gubler’s mind started to change. “Maybe we might have a shot,” she t
  • Sheriff apologizes to family of mentally ill man killed by Unified police, but says shooting was justified

    Sheriff apologizes to family of mentally ill man killed by Unified police, but says shooting was justified
    Two days after the parents of a mentally ill man sued Unified Police, alleging an officer wrongfully killed their son after the mother called for help, the department released a statement apologizing for their loss — but said that they stand by the officers' response.In the two-page response, Sheriff Rosie Rivera outlined some facts of the Oct. 22, 2018, shooting: a woman was being held at knifepoint by a person threatening to kill anyone who entered her house, the man was mentally ill, ap
  • Olympus edges Bonneville for 5A girls soccer state title

    Olympus edges Bonneville for 5A girls soccer state title
    Olympus High won the 5A girls soccer state championship after a hard-fought, defense-oriented game that needed extra time to decide it.Bonnevilleand Olympus played 80 minutes of scoreless soccer before the golden goal was enacted in the two 10-minute periods of extra time. Junior Emma Neff headed in a corner kick with just two and a half minutes left in the first period of extra time.This story will be updated.
  • Kearns High back in football playoffs thanks to additional coronavirus testing

    Kearns High back in football playoffs thanks to additional coronavirus testing
    The Kearns High football team will get a chance to compete for a championship after all.Cougars coach Matt Rickards told The Salt Lake Tribune that all players and coaches will get tested for COVID-19 on Saturday and next Friday morning. Those that test negative for both tests will get to play in next week’s second-round matchup. Kearns has a bye for the first round after finishing 8-1 this season.The test next Friday will be a rapid test, Rickards said.Granite School District spokesperson
  • Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

    Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway
    U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late.Postal data through Oct. 9, released through a federal court order, show nearly all the agency’s delivery regions missing its target of having at least 95% of first-class mail arrive within five days. Parts of the presidential battleground states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Penns
  • Joseph C. Bentley: Words have only the meaning we give them

    Joseph C. Bentley: Words have only the meaning we give them
    What do words mean?Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution states that “Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath...” Here, and in more than a dozen other places in Article II, the Constitution states that the president shall be male, and in so doing creates a serious problem for two law professors: James Heilpern at Brigham Young University, and Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to a be an associate justice of the Supreme Court.Heilpern calls
  • George Pyle: The flaw in Chris and Spencer’s excellent adventure

    George Pyle: The flaw in Chris and Spencer’s excellent adventure
    All thou good and faithful readers of The Salt Lake Tribune Opinion pages may have noticed something different this election year. There are no editorial endorsements of candidates for president, governor, or any of the other offices on the ballot.Endorsements are a habit common to most American newspapers, though The Tribune had fallen out of it for a time as self-imposed penance for the sin of having backed Richard Nixon for president. With a change of ownership, the practice resumed here in t
  • Trump, once Presbyterian, now says he’s a ‘nondenominational Christian’

    Trump, once Presbyterian, now says he’s a ‘nondenominational Christian’
    Washington • In an exclusive interview with Religion News Service, President Donald Trump said in a written statement that he no longer identifies as a Presbyterian and now sees himself as a nondenominational Christian.“Though I was confirmed at a Presbyterian church as a child, I now consider myself to be a nondenominational Christian,” Trump, who has repeatedly identified as a Presbyterian in the past, said in a written response to RNS.Saying that his parents “taught me
  • Police investigating after 84-year-old woman killed in Taylorsville

    Police investigating after 84-year-old woman killed in Taylorsville
    Police have arrested the daughter of an 84-year-old woman who was found dead Friday morning in the pair’s Taylorsville home.The deceased woman’s granddaughter called Unified police around 8:30 a.m. to report Carol Donlay was dead. Investigators found Donlay in her bed and said the “scene seemed a little suspicious to them,” UPD spokesperson Sgt. Melody Cutler said.The home is located in the 1200 block of West Middlesex Road.Cutler said there was some blood and “othe
  • Christopher Mead: Salt Lake City needs a new police chief

    Christopher Mead: Salt Lake City needs a new police chief
    Responding to the news that members of Salt Lake City Police Department’s K-9 unit have engaged in what she calls a “pattern of abuse of power,” Mayor Erin Mendenhall recently suggested that the “culture of an organization is shaped by the worst behavior a leader is willing to tolerate.”I agree with the mayor, which leads me to the question of why she continues to employ Mike Brown as police chief. Given the repeated nature of the abuses committed by K-9 officers in
  • Letter: Fiber boondoggle

    Letter: Fiber boondoggle
    Kaysville fiber is a boondoggle.Kaysville fiber will require a 30-year bond, at the expense of its taxpayers. Thirty years ago, Netflix wasn’t a DVD business and Amazon was just a jungle. None of us could have predicted the technological advances we enjoy today. We take for granted smartphones, Zoom meetings, streamed movies and music, telehealth, cloud computing, etc. If there was no way to predict where we are today, how can we predict what our needs will be in 10 or 30 years? The iPhone
  • Layton Christian becomes latest prep football team to forfeit playoff game due COVID-19

    Layton Christian becomes latest prep football team to forfeit playoff game due COVID-19
    The Layton Christian Academy football team was just 30 minutes away from arriving at Enterprise High for its 2A playoff game scheduled for Friday when it got the call.One of the Eagles players tested positive for COVID-19.Due to having a roster of only 20, the difficult decision had to be made. So the bus turned around and went back home.Layton Christian forfeited its playoff game, ending a 1-8 season that saw Eagles ranked last in the RPI among 2A schools. Jared Miller, who is the principal of
  • Bagley Cartoon: Train Wreck

    Bagley Cartoon: Train Wreck
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:The Case FOR TrumpPride PopeDog BiteWhat Women WantKiller AsteroidSupreme SphinxThe Persecution GameCovidiotsThe Liars' ClubPandemic’s BoxWant more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.
  • Ridgeline holds off Ogden for first 4A girls soccer championship

    Ridgeline holds off Ogden for first 4A girls soccer championship
    Sandy • A rematch between Ogden and Ridgeline for the 4A girls soccer state championship was just as competitive as advertised.Each squad held one-goal leads only to relinquish them soon after. There were electrifying saves and nutmegs galore.But only one emerged as the 4A champion.Ridgeline scored late in the game to eclipse Ogden 3-2 and and win the 4A state title at Rio Tinto Stadium.“The best feeling of our entire life,” an ecstatic Carmen Wimmer said. “It’s awes
  • Utah transforms a juvenile detention center into a place where kids can get help

    Utah transforms a juvenile detention center into a place where kids can get help
    Farmington • For a long time, the only way a struggling teenager could get connected to state resources was by getting in trouble with the law. It took nothing short of a Utah judge’s order to get help.“It was a bizarre process,” said Rep. Eric Hutchings, R-Kearns.It meant that teenagers who skipped school was mixed in a detention center with kids who were violent and accused of much more serious crimes. It put many kids on a trajectory where they progressed deeper into th
  • Health workers say they’re near the brink as Utah reports another single-day COVID-19 record

    Health workers say they’re near the brink as Utah reports another single-day COVID-19 record
    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 saw another 1,960 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday — a new single-day record that had health officials and elected leaders pleading with the public to take the pandemic seriously and make personal sacrifices.“Utah, do you

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