• No. 8 BYU demolishes FCS Northern Alabama 66-14, improves to 9-0 for the season

    No. 8 BYU demolishes FCS Northern Alabama 66-14, improves to 9-0 for the season
    Provo • North Alabama never stood a chance.The FCS Lions came to Provo to play their first ranked FBS opponent in program history on Saturday, and it didn’t go well for them. No. 8 BYU put the game far out of reach early as the Cougars routed North Alabama 66-14.BYU’s 66 points is a season high and the most scored since scoring 70 vs. Wagner in 2015. It is also the most points North Alabama has given up in its 72-year history.The Cougars improved to 9-0 with the victory, though
  • State colleges: Utah Valley holds 
off Westminster

    State colleges: Utah Valley holds 
off Westminster
    Orem • Le’Tre Darthard and Jamison Overton scored 16 points apiece as Utah Valley got past Westminster 79-71 on Wednesday night.Blaze Nield added 13 points, Fardaws Aimaq scored 12 and Trey Woodbury had 11 for the Wolverines. Nield also had six assists, while Aimaq posted 18 rebounds and three assists.Joey Andrews had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Griffins. Taylor Miller added 15 points. Jarrett Jordan had 11 points.SUU women’s basketball pauses activitiesThe Southern Utah
  • Episode 4 recap: Jen fights with Meredith and ramps up her feud with Mary on ‘Real Housewives’

    Episode 4 recap: Jen fights with Meredith and ramps up her feud with Mary on ‘Real Housewives’
    Episode 4 of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” is a dumpster fire burning around Jen Shah.Jen fights with Mary Cosby. And with Meredith Marks. Her drama sucks in Heather Gay, Lisa Barlow and Whitney Rose.Meredith says Jen is acting “unhinged.” Heather says, “She scares the s--- out of me.” Neither is exaggerating.The partyWhen Jen makes her big entrance at Whitney’s 1920s-themed party at Prohibition in Murray, she’s already had “like, 1
  • ‘The Weekly Housewives Watch’: Roaring Emotions

    ‘The Weekly Housewives Watch’: Roaring Emotions
    Who is Heather Gay’s cowboy friend? Does Mary Cosby know what the Met Gala is? Can anyone get a Coach Shah pep talk? TV critic Scott D. Pierce and trash television connoisseur Sara Weber ponder these questions and more on the latest episode of “The Weekly Housewives Watch.”Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Soundcloud | RSSHave a question for Scott or Sara? A fun fact to share? Email [email protected] more about the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City:”Episod
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  • Wandering in Winter Wonderland

    Wandering in Winter Wonderland
    Jethro, Makalah and Gabriel Polidario stand under a 40-foot canopy of lights Wednesday at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
  • Jordan Clarkson felt instantly connected with the Jazz, which is why he signed on for 4 more years in Utah

    Jordan Clarkson felt instantly connected with the Jazz, which is why he signed on for 4 more years in Utah
    Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson (00) works to make a pass as Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (27) defends during the first half an NBA first round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, Sept. 1,2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.| Mark J. Terrill, Associated PressAfter the Utah Jazz’s Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs in the NBA bubble, Jordan Clarkson was a little cryptic about his impending free agency and whether we had seen the last of him in a Jazz unifo
  • Inland port meeting brings out supporters, dissenters of massive distribution hub development

    Inland port meeting brings out supporters, dissenters of massive distribution hub development
    During the first portion of the Utah Inland Port Authority Board’s quarterly meeting on Wednesday, a group of government economic development leaders and rural business interests took the chance to extol the many benefits a satellite port would bring to their ailing economies.“We couldn’t be more excited about anything,” said Frank Nichols, a real estate developer in Cedar City. “Maybe the biggest thing that could happen to Southern Utah would be the inland port. It
  • Frank Bruni: The deep state is on a roll

    Frank Bruni: The deep state is on a roll
    President Donald Trump was right about the “deep state” — sort of. There exist, in government, people and forces rigged to foil disruption.But the deep state isn’t, as he suggested, a reflexive defense of a corrupt status quo. It’s a righteous defense against the corruption of democracy, which he continues to attempt.And that defense is holding. Three cheers for the deep state, which has been on a roll these past three weeks.I’m thinking of Brad Raffensperger,
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  • Rockets trade Westbrook to Wizards for Wall, first-round pick

    Rockets trade Westbrook to Wizards for Wall, first-round pick
    Houston • The Houston Rockets have traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a future lottery-protected first-round pick.Both teams announced the trade Wednesday night.The move ends Westbrook’s tenure in Houston after just one disappointing season. Westbrook was traded from Oklahoma City for Chris Paul and draft picks in July 2019.The Rockets had hoped that the 32-year-old Westbrook would be the final piece they needed to win their first title since winning
  • Utah’s rate of new coronavirus cases on the rise again, with 4,000 cases reported Wednesday

    Utah’s rate of new coronavirus cases on the rise again, with 4,000 cases reported Wednesday
    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.With 4,004 new coronavirus cases reported Wednesday, Utah’s rate of new diagnoses was on the rise again after a brief decline around the Thanksgiving holiday.The Utah Department of Health reported a seven-day average of 2,611 new p
  • Bojan Bogdanovic making strong progress in recovery from wrist surgery

    Bojan Bogdanovic making strong progress in recovery from wrist surgery
    Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives to the hoop between Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) and Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph (9) as the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret NewsBojan Bogdanovic did not want to have surgery on his wrist.
    Yeah, he’d been playing all season in pain and he had a torn ligament, but he didn’t want to miss the
  • BYU bounces back quickly, tops St. John’s 74-68 at the Roman Legends Classic

    BYU bounces back quickly, tops St. John’s 74-68 at the Roman Legends Classic
    The Cougars couldn’t afford to lose two in a row. So, they didn’t.BYU closed out the Roman Legends Classic with a hard-fought 74-68 win over St. John’s on Wednesday in Uncasville, Connecticut. The victory improves the Cougars’ record to 4-1.Originally, the Cougars were set to play Vanderbilt on Thursday, but COVID-19 issues forced the change of opponent and date. The quicker turnaround may have benefitted BYU. Instead of having another day to feel the burn from Tuesday&rs
  • BYU bounces back quickly, tops St. John’s 73-68 at the Roman Legends Classic

    BYU bounces back quickly, tops St. John’s 73-68 at the Roman Legends Classic
    The Cougars couldn’t afford to lose two in a row. So, they didn’t.BYU closed out the Roman Legends Classic with a hard-fought 73-68 win over St. John’s on Wednesday in Uncasville, Connecticut. The victory improves the Cougars’ record to 4-1.Originally, the Cougars were set to play Vanderbilt on Thursday, but COVID-19 issues forced the change of opponent and date. The quicker turnaround may have benefitted BYU. Instead of having another day to feel the burn from Tuesday&rs
  • Utah State men’s basketball coach Craig Smith tests positive for COVID-19

    Utah State men’s basketball coach Craig Smith tests positive for COVID-19
    The Utah State men’s basketball team will have to play without its head coach when it faces BYU on Saturday.Aggies coach Craig Smith tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Wednesday. Smith is asymptotic, per the team.“It will be difficult watching from a distance, but I know our team is in great hands with our coaching staff. Our program has always been led by our student-athletes,” Smith said in a statement. “This doesn’t change a thing. I’m looking
  • Utah State men’s basketball coach tests positive for COVID-19

    Utah State men’s basketball coach tests positive for COVID-19
    The Utah State men’s basketball team will have to play without its head coach when it faces BYU on Saturday.Aggies coach Craig Smith tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Wednesday. Smith is asymptotic, per the team.“It will be difficult watching from a distance, but I know our team is in great hands with our coaching staff. Our program has always been led by our student-athletes,” Smith said in a statement. “This doesn’t change a thing. I’m looking
  • Silver Alert issued for 73-year-old Salt Lake County man

    Silver Alert issued for 73-year-old Salt Lake County man
    The Utah Department of Public Safety is looking for a 73-year-old man who disappeared earlier this month.Kenneth Brockell was last seen on Nov. 12. He told his employer on Nov. 11 he was in the hospital and wouldn’t be coming to work for a while, but wouldn’t say which hospital. Brockell was supposed to move out of his apartment on Nov. 15. but all of his belongings were still in the apartment when it was checked.Brockell uses a motorized scooter to move because of an injury. He is 5
  • ‘Still not over’ loss to Nuggets, Utah Jazz say their chemistry can carry them higher this season

    ‘Still not over’ loss to Nuggets, Utah Jazz say their chemistry can carry them higher this season
    According to Jazz executive vice president Dennis Lindsey, sixth man Jordan Clarkson had some “big-market, glamor-market options” when free agency opened back on the afternoon of Nov. 20.According to Clarkson himself, though, the only offer that mattered was the one that came from Utah’s front office.“I definitely didn’t want to leave these guys — it’s crazy how fast I connected with these guys and this group,” Clarkson told the media in a Wednesda
  • BYU bounces back quickly, tops St. John’s 73-68 at Roman Legends Classic

    BYU bounces back quickly, tops St. John’s 73-68 at Roman Legends Classic
    The Cougars couldn’t afford to lose two in a row. So, they didn’t.BYU closed out the Roman Legends Classic with a hard-fought 73-68 win over St. John’s on Wednesday in Uncasville, Connecticut. The victory improves the Cougars’ record to 4-1.Originally, the Cougars were set to play Vanderbilt on Thursday, but COVID-19 issues forced the change of opponent and date. The quicker turnaround may have benefitted BYU. Instead of having another day to feel the burn from Tuesday&rs
  • Here’s our list of at least 90 Utah schools that have had a COVID-19 outbreak or closed as a precaution

    Here’s our list of at least 90 Utah schools that have had a COVID-19 outbreak or closed as a precaution
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune will continue to update this list.So far this fall, at least 78 schools in Utah have had a coronavirus outbreak — and 12 others have shifted online early to avoid one.Those 90 have all come in a span of roughly three months after most districts in the state reopened in August at the encouragement of the governor. What’s followed has been a lesson in what can happen when students return to the classroom before COVID-19 is under control.[RELAT
  • Bagley Cartoon: QAnon Be Like ...

    Bagley Cartoon: QAnon Be Like ...
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:Mad HatterThe Party of Public PietyStranger ThingsNo Visible Means of SupportYou Can’t Go Home AgainGiuliani’s Gift HorsePolitical JunkieFight the PowerBrain DiseaseUseless ThingsWant more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.
  • US Speedskating to hold Long Track National Championships at the Oval this weekend

    US Speedskating to hold Long Track National Championships at the Oval this weekend
    Once upon a time, the United States’ best long track speedskaters expected to be ramping up for next year’s Winter Olympics by racing against the world’s best in a World Cup event at the Utah Olympic Oval this weekend in Kearns. Instead they’ll be competing there against their peers and training partners in the U.S. Long Track National Championships.Whatever the prize and competition, they’ll likely just be happy to be racing.COVID-19 has wiped out nearly all in-per
  • Paul Gibbs: Utah will miss Ben McAdams

    Paul Gibbs: Utah will miss Ben McAdams
    I was at Salt Lake City International Airport in July 2019, waiting to board a flight to Washington, D.C. I was set to testify to the House Oversight Committee about the need to protect preexisting conditions like my transplanted kidney, and was feeling nervous and alone.I’ve had agoraphobia and anxiety/panic disorder my whole life, and flying across the country alone to face a committee where half the members would be openly hostile was intimidating. Then I spotted a familiar face in line
  • Joel Briscoe: How little we know about American Indian culture

    Joel Briscoe: How little we know about American Indian culture
    I support the decision by Bountiful High School Principal Aaron Hogge to end the school’s use of the “Braves” mascot at the end of this school year and to adopt a new name for its identity and mascot. Why? Let me tell you some stories:My personal connection with Bountiful High essentially began in 1957. I had not seen my first birthday when my father, Ray Briscoe, started his teaching career as a social studies teacher at Bountiful High. I spent hours with dad in his classroom,
  • Gov.-elect Spencer Cox names Utah Senate leader, former lawmaker to key Cabinet posts

    Gov.-elect Spencer Cox names Utah Senate leader, former lawmaker to key Cabinet posts
    Gov.-elect Spencer Cox tapped Utah Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert, R-Orem, to head up the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He’s hired former Rep. Sophia DiCaro, who has worked on the economic teams of four previous governors, to lead the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.And he’s filled out his senior leadership team with some veterans from the current administration.The Salt Lake Tribune first reported the appointments Wednesday morning.Hemmert has s
  • Salt Lake County’s Conviction Integrity Unit issues its first decision — says guilty verdict should stand in sex assault case

    Salt Lake County’s Conviction Integrity Unit issues its first decision — says guilty verdict should stand in sex assault case
    It’s been two years since Salt Lake County’s top prosecutor announced he would create a panel toreview the cases of people who say they are innocent despite being found guilty in court.The Conviction Integrity Unit, which is comprised of heavy-hitters in Utah’s legal world, came to its first public conclusion Wednesday.It recommended that the guilty verdicts remain for a man who is serving time for sexually assaulting a woman and a child in September 2007.That man, Ryan David B
  • With move to online classes, Utah’s athletes now have campus to themselves, but COVID-19 challenges remain

    With move to online classes, Utah’s athletes now have campus to themselves, but COVID-19 challenges remain
    When the University of Utah announced its initial return-to-campus plan in June, it included the fact that in-person instruction would end no later than Nov. 25.In an effort to mitigate travel-related COVID-19 spread, all classes have now shifted online, which is where final exams will be conducted beginning on Monday. The general student population is not expected back until spring semester classes begin Jan. 19.The Salt Lake City campus is mostly empty now, save for student-athletes from vario
  • San Juan County asks President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore Bears Ears National Monument

    San Juan County asks President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore Bears Ears National Monument
    With fewer than 50 days remaining before Inauguration Day, the San Juan County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday calling upon President-elect Joe Biden “to take immediate action to restore the Bears Ears National Monument” once he assumes office.The resolution marks a dramatic reversal of the Commission’s position from 4 years ago when, in December 2016, President Barack Obama designated a 1.35-million acre national monument at the request of five Native American tribes wi
  • Salt Lake County sheriff to serve on national task force to study police violence

    Salt Lake County sheriff to serve on national task force to study police violence
    Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera announced Wednesday that she is joining a national task force examining the best policies to reduce violent encounters between the public and officers.Police violence became a massive national story this year after Minnesota resident George Floyd was killed by police over an alleged counterfeit $20. Salt Lake City residents also took to the streets over the summer to protest the March death of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, who was shot by Salt Lake City police
  • 2 of every 5 riders who left UTA during pandemic say they likely never will return

    2 of every 5 riders who left UTA during pandemic say they likely never will return
    Utah Transit Authority ridership recently has been down 57% compared to pre-COVID-19 levels. Worse, two of every five (41%) of those lost customers say it is unlikely they will ever return, even after the pandemic.UTA found that in a survey of current and former riders that it conducted in October. Preliminary findings were reported to the UTA Board on Wednesday.UTA Executive Director Carolyn Gonot said the survey was designed to “help us figure out what we need to do to have people feel c
  • Weekly Run newsletter: Early insights from the Utah Jazz’s ‘Media Week’

    Weekly Run newsletter: Early insights from the Utah Jazz’s ‘Media Week’
    The Weekly Run is a newsletter about the Utah Jazz. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.In each of the past two years, I spent the bulk of a day in early October in a conference room at either the Zions Bank Basketball Campus or at Vivint Smart Home Arena, sitting amongst various reporters as Jazz front office members and players filed in one after another for the annual Media Day event.This year, owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there is a “Media Week” instead, consisting of a

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