• Saga of BYU and the ‘Black 14′ comes full circle when protesting player’s son becomes a Latter-day Saint

    Saga of BYU and the ‘Black 14′ comes full circle when protesting player’s son becomes a Latter-day Saint
    University of Wyoming offensive lineman Mel Hamilton had no way of knowing 51 years ago — when he and 13 fellow African American teammates planned to sport black armbands in an upcoming game against BYU to protest a priesthood ban on Black Latter-day Saints — that his brave stance would directly benefit a child who wouldn’t be born until years later.You see, Hamilton, a lifelong Catholic, would go on to have a son, who would convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day S
  • As training camp begins, NBA teams know that this season won’t be perfect

    As training camp begins, NBA teams know that this season won’t be perfect
    Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45), left, and Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) leap from the bench to help up Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) after was fouled during the Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz NBA basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News The NBA is fully expecting for the coronavirus to touch the league once again. A certain number of players, coaches, staff, or even their family members will inevitab
  • Hornets work out sign-and-trade deal with Celtics for Gordon Hayward

    Hornets work out sign-and-trade deal with Celtics for Gordon Hayward
    Charlotte, N.C. • The Charlotte Hornets have acquired forward Gordon Hayward and unprotected 2023 and 2024 second-round draft picks from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a heavily protected 2022 second-round draft pick as part of a sign-and-trade transaction.The Celtics will only get Charlotte’s draft pick if the Hornets finish in the top five in the league next season, so it’s unlikely they will get anything in the deal other than unloading Hayward’s contract.Hayward pr
  • Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

    Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team
    Wilmington, Del. • President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield.Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director, and Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary.Biden also plans to name Neera Tanden, the president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, as director of the Office of Management and Bud
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  • Letter: Leave the desert monolith standing

    Letter: Leave the desert monolith standing
    Regarding the newly discovered monolith in San Juan County, I would promote keeping it in place. It should be embraced rather than rejected.It is unique, simple and beautiful. It also is a nice contrast with the redrock environment, and its satin finish reflects the surrounding area.Its mystery adds another element to this story. I think it should be considered a gift for all of us. Kudos to the sculptor.Darl Thomas, Salt Lake CitySubmit a letter to the editor
  • AA to Zoom: Substance abuse treatment goes online

    AA to Zoom: Substance abuse treatment goes online
    Until the coronavirus pandemic, their meetings took place quietly, every day, discreet gatherings in the basements of churches, a spare room at the YMCA, the back of a cafe. But members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups of recovering substance abusers found the doors quickly shut this spring, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.What happened next is one of those creative cascades the virus has indirectly set off. Rehabilitation moved online, almost overnight, with zeal. Not only are thousan
  • Coronavirus in Utah: Thanksgiving week dip no indicator of better times ahead

    Coronavirus in Utah: Thanksgiving week dip no indicator of better times ahead
    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.While people across Utah found many reasons to be thankful last week, a dip in COVID-19 cases probably shouldn’t be one of them.A week after coronavirus cases surged to all-time highs, the state saw what appeared to be good news ov
  • Letter: Is my call really important?

    Letter: Is my call really important?
    Pet Peeve No. 15: Calling a business and having a computer answer the phone. “Hi, thanks for calling. Your call is very important to us, blah blah blah. If you want this department, press 1. If you want this…”Too late, as I have already hung up. Whoever came up with the idea to have a computer answer your business phone needs therapy. If I, a real person, calls your business, I want to speak to a real person. I don’t want to press 1, 3 or 7 and then be put on hold for al
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  • Trump continues to call the election a ‘total fraud,’ hints at conspiracy theories despite lack of evidence

    Trump continues to call the election a ‘total fraud,’ hints at conspiracy theories despite lack of evidence
    Washington • President Donald Trump said Sunday that the FBI and the Justice Department might be “involved” in what he again groundlessly called a fraudulent presidential election, hinting that the nation’s law enforcement agencies were biased against his fading efforts to remain in office.“This is total fraud. And how the FBI and Department of Justice — I don’t know, maybe they’re involved — but how people are allowed to get away with this st
  • Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

    Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85
    London • Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was 85.Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday.Born in Bristol, southwest England, in 1935, Prowse was a three-time British weightlifting champion and represented England in weightlifting at the 1962 Commonwealth Games before breaking into movies with roles that
  • Utah football’s blown lead, loss revealed more problems, but also optimism

    Utah football’s blown lead, loss revealed more problems, but also optimism
    Just for a moment, put aside the fact that the University of Utah blew a 21 point halftime lead and lost at the University of Washington late Saturday night, 24-21. In what has absolutely been the weirdest, most unpredictable month of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of Utah football, last week proved weird and unpredictable. The Utes began the week scheduled to play Arizona State, which has been dealing with a weekslong COVID-19 outbreak. The game was moved from Saturday to Sunday in an effort to
  • Paul Krugman: In praise of Janet Yellen the economist

    Paul Krugman: In praise of Janet Yellen the economist
    It’s hard to overstate the enthusiasm among economists over Joe Biden’s selection of Janet Yellen as the next secretary of the Treasury. Some of this enthusiasm reflects the groundbreaking nature of her appointment. She won’t just be the first woman to hold the job; she’ll be the first person to have held all three of the traditional top U.S. policy positions in economics — chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, chair of the Federal Reserve and now Treasury secr
  • Son’s quest leads him to his father, the first person to die of AIDS in Utah

    Son’s quest leads him to his father, the first person to die of AIDS in Utah
    Patti Young and Mike Painter met at a Latter-day Saint singles ward in the Avenues during the spring of 1974, dated in the summer, and married in the Salt Lake Temple that fall.It wasn’t what you would call a storybook romance. Frankly, it wasn’t romantic at all.Sure, Mike brought flowers to propose on Temple Square, but there was no kissing or hand-holding. But she couldn’t think of a reason not to marry him.Mike was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-da
  • Letter: Push Biden to protect Labyrinth Canyon

    Letter: Push Biden to protect Labyrinth Canyon
    For several years, a coalition of environmental groups, outdoor recreation organizations and Utah politicians, including Rep. John Curtis and former Sen. Orrin Hatch, worked out a historic land protection agreement that even hardcore environmentalists praised. The Emery County Bill became known as the Dingell Natural Resources Act and designated over 600,000 acres of land in Emery County as official wilderness.It was a big win for nature and for humans who love nature. In a Salt Lake Tribune com
  • Utah’s high schools are seeing more and bigger COVID-19 outbreaks. What can be done to stop it?

    Utah’s high schools are seeing more and bigger COVID-19 outbreaks. What can be done to stop it?
    When the bell rings at 2:25 p.m., math teacher Melissa Brown watches from a window as kids file out of Riverton High.“The first thing they do,” she said, “is rip off their masks. The second thing is they hop in a car with a bunch of their friends like COVID doesn’t exist once class is over.”Her school is one of the 53 high schools, or roughly a third of those in the state, that have crossed the 15-case coronavirus threshold that state officials say should trigger tw
  • Here’s our list of at least 84 Utah schools that have had a COVID-19 outbreak or closed as a precaution

    Here’s our list of at least 84 Utah schools that have had a COVID-19 outbreak or closed as a precaution
    So far this fall, at least 72 schools in Utah have had a coronavirus outbreak — and 12 others have shifted online early to avoid one.Those 84 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.[RELATED STORY: Utah’s high schools are seeing more and bigger COVID-19 outbr
  • Utah’s new governor will face immediate challenges, reaches out to state lawmakers

    Utah’s new governor will face immediate challenges, reaches out to state lawmakers
    Utah will soon have a new governor for the first time since 2009. In the ensuing 11 years, the working relationship between the executive branch and the Legislature has taken on a familiar, almost comfortable, rhythm.Then the pandemic hit and things got a bit testier. The economy crashed. And Gov. Gary Herbert started issuing emergency orders and mandates that upset some of the most conservative lawmakers.Herbert’s term ends and Gov.-elect Spencer Cox’s begins in January. It is possi
  • Robert Kirby: I’ll grow where you want me to grow

    Robert Kirby: I’ll grow where you want me to grow
    Latter-day Saint missionaries have started to trickle back out to foreign countries considered sufficiently safe from the coronavirus.This comes about eight months after the same virus sent them stampeding for the dubious safety of their homelands, where many finished their missions staffing visitor centers, doing genealogy work, helping health organizations, and neutering livestock on church farms.Note: I don’t know if that last one is completely true, but it would have made for an intere
  • ‘If there is a heaven, my father is in it’ — Son discovers his dad, the first person to die of AIDS in Utah

    ‘If there is a heaven, my father is in it’ — Son discovers his dad, the first person to die of AIDS in Utah
    Patti Young and Mike Painter met at a Latter-day Saint singles ward in the Avenues during the spring of 1974, dated in the summer, and married in the Salt Lake Temple that fall.It wasn’t what you would call a storybook romance. Frankly, it wasn’t romantic at all.Sure, Mike brought flowers to propose on Temple Square, but there was no kissing or hand-holding. But she couldn’t think of a reason not to marry him.Mike was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-da
  • Scott D. Pierce: Bad news — ‘One Day’ axed again. And more good, bad and dumb news about TV.

    Scott D. Pierce: Bad news — ‘One Day’ axed again. And more good, bad and dumb news about TV.
    The continuing saga of “One Day at a Time” has been good news, bad news, good news, bad news. Legendary sitcom producer Norman Lear shopped the reboot of his 1975-84 sitcom for years before Netflix bit (good news!) and started airing it in 2017.Focusing on a Cuban American family this time, it started good and got better.But (bad news!) Netflix canceled it after three seasons. And then (good news!) POP TV ordered a fourth season. But now (bad news!) POP has canceled it.The decision a
  • ‘Real Housewife’ Heather Gay is brash, bold and surprisingly vulnerable

    ‘Real Housewife’ Heather Gay is brash, bold and surprisingly vulnerable
    From the moment “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” premiered, Heather Gay has been brash, bold, funny and outspoken. It’s easy to see why producers cast her — she’s very entertaining.Chatting on the phone, Gay is all that. But she’s also unexpectedly vulnerable. It’s clear she’s still dealing with her 2015 divorce, which she said shattered her life and her self-image.“I know that I’m unfiltered,” she told The Salt Lake Tribun
  • Leonard Pitts: Let’s give them something to howl about

    Leonard Pitts: Let’s give them something to howl about
    Gerald Ford was right. It was years before I understood that.I was 17 years old on the day in 1974 when the 38th president pardoned the 37th, Richard Nixon, for his crimes in the Watergate affair. Like millions of others — like Ford’s own press secretary, who resigned in protest — I was disgusted by this largesse.It wasn’t until years later that I came to see it as an act of political courage, freeing the country to move on from a sordid affair that had left us mesmerized
  • Brodi Ashton: How Iron Man ripped off one of my quotes

    Brodi Ashton: How Iron Man ripped off one of my quotes
    I got a tweet that said something to the effect of, “I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize it was your quote.”And, because I don’t have much else to do these COVID-days, I decided to find out what this person was talking about and whether they should be sorry.Here is the quote in question: “Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”Not half bad, right?It is in the first book I ever wrote, “Everneath.” The charact
  • A different type of ‘ghost’ story as son finds his father, the first person to die of AIDS in Utah

    A different type of ‘ghost’ story as son finds his father, the first person to die of AIDS in Utah
    Patti Young and Mike Painter met at a Latter-day Saint singles ward in the Avenues during the spring of 1974, dated in the summer, and married in the Salt Lake Temple that fall.It wasn’t what you would call a storybook romance. Frankly, it wasn’t romantic at all.Sure, Mike brought flowers to propose on Temple Square, but there was no kissing or hand-holding. But she couldn’t think of a reason not to marry him.Mike was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-da
  • State colleges: Washington women’s basketball team routs BYU 77-48

    State colleges: Washington women’s basketball team routs BYU 77-48
    Freshman Tameiya Sadler scored 23 points, and the Washington defense stifled BYU as the Huskies cruised to a 77-48 victory Saturday night in Las Vegas.The Huskies (2-0) forced 11 turnovers and held the Cougars to 27% shooting from the field.Lauren Gustin had 13 points and 10 rebounds for BYU (1-1).Idaho State 85, Utah State 61 • In Pocatello, Idaho, the Aggies went 19 of 59 from the field, including 6 of 20 from 3-point range, and fell to 1-1 on the season.Meagan Mendazona led USU with 16 p
  • Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Roy Jones Jr.

    Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Roy Jones Jr.
    Los Angeles • Mike Tyson showed glimpses of his destructive prime Saturday night during the 54-year-old boxing icon’s return to the ring for a lively exhibition bout with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr.Both fighters had impressive moments during a fight that was unofficially ruled a draw by the WBC judges at ringside. Tyson and Jones fought eight two-minute rounds, and both emerged smiling and apparently healthy from a highly unusual event at Staples Center.“This is better than fighti
  • Gordon Monson: Utah football is on a wobbly descent, suffering before it can ascend to something better in the days ahead

    Gordon Monson: Utah football is on a wobbly descent, suffering before it can ascend to something better in the days ahead
    Rarely had Kyle Whittingham hoped with so many parts and pieces of his coaching soul that a worn-out cliche would ring true for … no, would come to the rescue of … his Utes on Saturday night at Washington, the one that professes that a team makes its greatest progress during aseason between games 1 and 2.Lord knows, Utah needed turbo-boosted advancement after its home loss to USC.It got it … for one half, building an impressive 21-point lead over the Huskies, and lost it in
  • Police arrest two men during investigation into Juab County shooting

    Police arrest two men during investigation into Juab County shooting
    The Juab County Sheriff’s office is investigating the killing of a man who was found Friday along the Brush Wellman Highway in the west Juab County Desert.A news release from the Sheriff’s office says residents in Nephi City reported that a man had been shot and his body left somewhere in the west desert. After investigations by the Juab County Sheriff’s Office, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office, the Nephi City Police Department and the Juab County Search and Rescue, th
  • BYU men’s basketball team rallies past Utah Valley for 82-60 win

    BYU men’s basketball team rallies past Utah Valley for 82-60 win
    BYU and Utah Valley may only be separated by five miles, but the two programs are a lot closer than that.Second-year BYU coach Mark Pope came to Provo after coaching the Wolverines four years, and BYU has three former Utah Valley players (Brandon Averette, Richard Harward and Wyatt Lowell) on the roster. On the visiting sideline, Utah Valley had two former Cougars (Colby Leifson and Blaze Neild) on the bench on Saturday night at the Marriott Center.Having familiar players on both ends ended up p
  • Sources: Multiple Teams Interested in Glenn Robinson III

    Sources: Multiple Teams Interested in Glenn Robinson III
    The Kings are one of four teams showing the most significant interest in free agent small forward Glenn Robinson III, league sources told The Sacramento Bee. McNair and assistant general manager Wes Wilcox have been forthright and diligent throughout the process in talks between the two sides, sources said. The most likely suitors at this […]

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