• Police arrest teenager for accidentally fatally shooting his friend

    Police arrest teenager for accidentally fatally shooting his friend
    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office have arrested an 18-year-old man who is accused of fatally shooting a friend in the back.The victim was dead from a gunshot wound in his upper torso when police arrived on the scene Saturday, according to a probable cause statement. The suspect told police he accidentally shot his friend while mimicking a police officer. He said he pulled the trigger while pretending to arrest his friend. He said he thought the gun was on safety and unloaded because h
  • Utah lawmakers prepare to seal contracts for lobbyists, consultants on public lands issues

    Utah lawmakers prepare to seal contracts for lobbyists, consultants on public lands issues
    A handful of Utah lawmakers are about to negotiate contracts potentially worth a combined $1 million with two vendors — including a New Orleans-based law firm that has previously lobbied for reduction of Bears Ears National Monument and promoted the state’s attempts to take control of federal public lands.The state Legislature’s Federalism Commission on Wednesday voted to empower four Utah lawmakers to iron out and finalize the agreements with Sunrise Engineering and the Davill
  • Robert Gehrke: Utah County need to preserves Bridal Veil Falls — voters didn’t help

    With the possible exception of Timpanogos Cave, there is probably nowhere in Utah County as revered, recognized and publicly important as Bridal Veil Falls.So it’s hard to fathom why the County Commission would facilitate plans to build a drug and alcohol treatment center at the top of such an iconic location.But for months one commissioner, Bill Lee, has been working behind the scenes with Richard Losee, owner of the for-profit addiction treatment center Cirque Lodge, to do just that.Cirq
  • Letter: Stewart worries about the wrong things

    Letter: Stewart worries about the wrong things
    Throughout his campaign, Rep. Chris Stewart emphasized his personal military service along with his legislative committee assignments that appeared to prioritize his unique capability related to national security. He assured his constituency that he would continue to ensure appropriate oversight, especially as regards positive foreign relations and support of our military in the Middle East.The assassination of Iran’s premier nuclear scientist poses a grave threat to international security
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  • Letter: Spend money on the homeless, not politics

    Letter: Spend money on the homeless, not politics
    Does anyone agree with me that the estimated $19 million to $22 million spent on Utah’s 4th Congressional District race was a big waste of money?Did anyone get tired of the thousands of TV ads calling Democrat Ben McAdams a liberal socialist who supported House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hundreds of times or Republican former NFL player Burgess Owens, who it was said had tons of bankruptcies and no Utah values?I think that money would have been better spent on finding our homeless population a w
  • Letter: Apples and oranges and schools

    Letter: Apples and oranges and schools
    In his commentary on what public education can learn from APA charter schools, Terry Marasco ignores important issues.Parents who enroll their children in charter schools have the interest and ability to be invested in their education. They have time to serve on boards, be engaged in the teacher-student learning process and reinforce homework standards. They have the ability to stay connected via the internet.Public schools have a wide spectrum of students from all walks of life. Some come from
  • Letter: All children benefit from recreation opportunities

    Letter: All children benefit from recreation opportunities
    The issue of leisure inequality is so often ignored. Not only in the state of Utah, but also in our entire nation.Our legislative bodies and government representatives spend so much time bickering and arguing that they leave so many opportunities on the table. Children in this country, children in this state, county and even city, are missing out on opportunities that could help shape their future.Failing to give children better access to safe parks that have equipment and programs that they wan
  • Farhad Manjoo: We’ve got a vaccine. How do we get people to take it?

    Farhad Manjoo: We’ve got a vaccine. How do we get people to take it?
    In early September, officials in South Korea announced an ambitious plan to vaccinate 30 million people against the flu — 10 million more than last year, an increase aimed at keeping down rates of the flu while the country battled the coronavirus.But as The New York Times reported last week, the internet soon got in the way. As the vaccine was distributed, a few logistical problems popped up, and South Koreans began circulating grave stories online — pictures of vaccine boxes that lo
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  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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,

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