• Sen. Mike Lee ramps up criticism of ‘Cuties’ film, talks to Netflix CEO

    Sen. Mike Lee ramps up criticism of ‘Cuties’ film, talks to Netflix CEO
    Sen. Mike Lee is continuing his assault against the controversial Netflix film “Cuties,” calling for the online streaming service to pull the film because he says it’s akin to child exploitation.“This film actually embodies that. It profits from it. It normalizes it, and that’s wrong,” said Lee, R-Utah, during a Tuesday interview on Fox News.“Netflix needs to take it off of its platform and people shouldn’t watch it,” he said.Lee held a confe
  • Utah County’s first distillery takes the unconventional route

    Utah County’s first distillery takes the unconventional route
    Pleasant Grove • He is a software consultant. She is a sixth grade teacher.When they’re not working those day jobs, they’re inside a brand new warehouse in one of the state’s most conservative communities distilling spirits that don’t fall into traditional vodka-gin-whiskey categories.Matt and Stephanie Eau Claire are clearly unconventional — dare we say defiant?In March, when the coronavirus was shutting down most businesses, the couple launched Clear Water Di
  • Scott D. Pierce: Disaster is almost certain to strike the Emmys on Sunday

    Scott D. Pierce: Disaster is almost certain to strike the Emmys on Sunday
    The producers in charge of the Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday are warning that things will go wrong.They’ll be at the Staples Center with host Jimmy Kimmel, but — because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — pretty much everybody else you’ll see on air (6 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) will be at one of more than 130 locations across the United States and in 10 countries around the world. And that, executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart acknowledged, is a recipe for disaster
  • Provo Canyon School’s history of abuse accusations spans decades, far beyond Paris Hilton

    Provo Canyon School’s history of abuse accusations spans decades, far beyond Paris Hilton
    When celebrity Paris Hilton went public recently with allegations that she was physically and mentally abused at Provo Canyon School in the 1990s, the treatment facility’s owner quickly brushed off responsibility.Universal Health Services didn’t own or run the school then, so it said it couldn’t weigh in on what Hilton says happened to her.But people who were residents at Provo Canyon School in recent years have made similar accusations. There is a pattern of controversy and al
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  • Leonard Pitts: Let’s talk Chicago

    Leonard Pitts: Let’s talk Chicago
    This is for the people who keep asking me about Chicago.Other cities too, sometimes, but it is mostly the City of the Big Shoulders, with its spiraling murder rate, that sends many of you rushing to your keyboards. Why are black people so exercised about police killings of unarmed African Americans, you demand, but not about so-called “Black on Black crime” in the core of our cities? In response, let me just say this for the record:We are exercised about it all.It is galling for thos
  • Letter: Our leaders fail us

    Letter: Our leaders fail us
    Thanks to Gov. Gary Herbert and his sidekick and heir apparent Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who’s also chairman of Herbert’s COVID-19 task force, Utah is once again sinking into the doldrums of rapidly rising COVID-19 infections. The governor and Cox have failed to extend requirements for all parts of Utah to wear face masks. Fortunately, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Grand County and Summit County have held fast in requiring face masks, which has reduced infection transmission in those
  • At U. law vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speakers urge attendees to honor her legacy and ‘all be notorious’

    At U. law vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speakers urge attendees to honor her legacy and ‘all be notorious’
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered for her brilliant legal mind, her flair for fashion and her unwavering tenacity, in and out of the courtroom. But on Saturday, gender studies professor Wanda Pillow told a crowd on the University of Utah’s campus they should be thinking about her dissents, too.And to take notes.Because in this unprecedented political and cultural moment, when a presidential election that many Americans see as a referendum on the fate of the
  • RSL finishes with 10 men in 2nd straight game in 2-1 home loss to Vancouver

    RSL finishes with 10 men in 2nd straight game in 2-1 home loss to Vancouver
    Sandy • For the second straight game, Real Salt Lake finished with 10 players on the field. And for the second straight game, it happened when RSL was already trailing.Unlike the beating it took from the Colorado Rapids last week, RSL fought much harder. But the result proved the same.RSL lost 2-1 to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in front of 3,409 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium. It’s the second consecutive loss for Salt Lake and the second consecutive win for Vancouver.RSL went down
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  • Letter: Educate yourself, Sen. Lee

    Letter: Educate yourself, Sen. Lee
    We rejoice when exalted authorities such as Sen. Mike Lee tweak our nation’s standards, as he is attempting to do when he advocates sale by the LDS Church of KSL.com — allegedly for being excessively liberal. Otherwise, how would we recognize when the nation is veering toward a conspiratorial extreme? We hate to see him take time out from Fox, Breitbart and other bedrock indexes of his reality, to remind us that The Associated Press is distorting the news.Honestly, when your objectiv
  • Matthew Wolff, 21, leads U.S. Open; Tony Finau tied for 21st after 3 rounds

    Matthew Wolff, 21, leads U.S. Open; Tony Finau tied for 21st after 3 rounds
    Tony Finau plays his shot from the sixth tee during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/)Mamaroneck, N.Y. • Matthew Wolff might be too young to realize he’s supposed to hit fairways to have a chance to win the U.S. Open. Or maybe he’s so good it doesn’t matter.Wolff hit only two fairways Saturday and still matched the lowest score ever at Winged Foot in a major, a 5-under
  • Letter: Rio Tinto’s sullied name

    Letter: Rio Tinto’s sullied name
    The Tribune on Sept. 15 published the New York Times article “Executives to step down after Rio Tinto destroys sacred Australian site.” The article details how, with full knowledge of caves containing artifacts proving human habitation of the caves for some 45,000 years, the company proceeded to destroy them last May by expanding its iron ore mine.Let us now debate how long the University of Utah will tolerate the name “Rio Tinto” on its world-class Natural History Museum
  • Utahn Tony Finau loses ground in the third round of the U.S. Open

    Utahn Tony Finau loses ground in the third round of the U.S. Open
    After bogeying four of the last eight holes in Saturday’s third round of the U.S. Open, Tony Finau will need a rally Sunday to earn another top-10 finish in a major golf tournament.The West High School graduate was 1 under par for the day through 10 holes, before his trouble with driving accuracy took a toll at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York. Finau posted a second straight 3-over-par 73 after opening with a 69 and is tied for 21st place at 5 over. He placed in the top 10 in six of the p
  • What we learned from the NBA bubble and what it means for the 2020-21 season

    What we learned from the NBA bubble and what it means for the 2020-21 season
    An NBA sign is posted on a basketball arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla.| Ashley Landis, Associated Press So far, the NBA’s Orlando bubble has been a huge success, especially when you consider the circumstances. SALT LAKE CITY — The NBA’s Orlando bubble has, so far, been a huge success, especially when you consider the circumstances and skepticism amid which planning for the massive undertaking began.
    After Rudy Gobert&rsquo
  • City surveys damage winds heaped on top of cemetery’s already crumbling infrastructure

    City surveys damage winds heaped on top of cemetery’s already crumbling infrastructure
    As the rain let up before noon Saturday, Jordan Rogers dropped by the Salt Lake City Cemetery for a quiet stroll.“Cemeteries are always really peaceful, it’s a nice morning walk,” she said. “No chainsaws out this morning, so that’s good.”While the air was still over the vast, 121-acre memorial park, the grounds were another story. Massive trees, stumps and limbs remained strewn about from the hurricane-force winds 10 days before. Root balls had opened wide hol
  • Letter: Make suicide prevention resources more available

    Letter: Make suicide prevention resources more available
    September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. From learning the warning signs for suicide and what to do if you are worried someone is struggling, to bringing education programs to your community, we can all learn new ways to help each other save liv
  • Wingsuit flyer from Utah killed in crash in Switzerland

    Wingsuit flyer from Utah killed in crash in Switzerland
    David Wall, a skydiver and thrill-seeker from Utah, died Sept. 10 when he crashed on a wingsuit flight in Switzerland.Wall was 34 years old. The crash happened in the Churfirsten mountain range in northeast Switzerland, according to the Agence France-Presse. The news agency cited a statement from police in St. Gallen as saying the wingsuit pilot jumped from the highest spot in a group of peaks — an elevation of 7,566 feet.Local authorities said the cause of the crash was under investigatio
  • Tribune Editorial: Utah is failing its pandemic test

    Tribune Editorial: Utah is failing its pandemic test
    Utah calls itself the Best Managed State™. But, after six months of experience, it is clear that Utah’s leaders have perhaps done the worst job of any state of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, endangering our lives and dragging down our economy.Utah reported 911 new cases Thursday, a record high. Until Friday, when the number hit 1,117. On Saturday, it was 1,077.New York, once the state at the dystopian epicenter of the pandemic, recorded 652 new cases Thursday and hasn’t had a
  • Utah Royals get true test of youth movement as they begin NWSL Fall Series

    Utah Royals get true test of youth movement as they begin NWSL Fall Series
    Utah Royals FC has transformed from what it was when it first arrived to Utah in 2018.The team had three current U.S. Women’s National Team stars in Becky Sauerbrunn, Christen Press and Kelley O’Hara. It had Amy Rodriguez, a former USWNT staple in her own right. It had a highly respected coach in Laura Harvey.But the roster skewed toward veteran players who were heading toward the latter portions of their careers. Two seasons of missing the playoffs coincided with many veterans retir
  • Gordon Monson: Utah is ‘absolutely’ ready to play some football when the green light comes

    Gordon Monson: Utah is ‘absolutely’ ready to play some football when the green light comes
    A wise old sage says the Utes are getting ready to play some football.“Absolutely,” he says.All they need now is the formal green light.As much as Pac-12 school presidents might want to distance themselves from the appearance of merely following Big Ten school presidents as it pertains to playing football this fall … well, there’s no getting aroundit.They are following them.And Utah football’s been caught in the hang time.When the Big Ten chose to play only confere
  • Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric and Utah native, dead at 83

    Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric and Utah native, dead at 83
    Newark, Del. • Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. He was 83.Gore, who was president of W. L. Gore & Associates for almost 25 years and company chairman for 30 years, died on Thursday following a prolonged illness at his home in Delaware, company spokesperson Amy Calhoun confirmed Saturday.Gore discovered a new form of a polymer in 1969
  • With the NBA Draft two months away, here’s who the early mock drafters have coming to the Utah Jazz

    With the NBA Draft two months away, here’s who the early mock drafters have coming to the Utah Jazz
    After much debating and delaying, it has now been firmly established that the NBA Draft will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18.And so it is that the Utah Jazz now have approximately two months to settle upon those prospects they feel may help them best.Which, of course, is not stopping anyone else from putting their two cents in right at this very moment.While discerning who the team has actual interest in is, of course, paramount, half the fun (give or take) of draft season is simply trying to a
  • Utah’s coronavirus cases again top 1,000, with three deaths

    Utah’s coronavirus cases again top 1,000, with three deaths
    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 again had more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 Saturday, but infection’s didn’t quite beat yesterday’s record.The Utah Department of Health reported the state had 1,077 new cases of people testing positive for the cor
  • George Pyle: We all need a little ‘defensible space’

    George Pyle: We all need a little ‘defensible space’
    Firefighters call it a “defensible space.”Or that’s what they would call it, if they weren’t too exhausted and gasping for breath after days and weeks of battling wildfires to be able to say anything.It is the idea, promoted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other state and local experts, that a really good way to prevent your home or business from being consumed by the next huge wildfire is to tend to the surrounding ground.It is pruning or removing trees or
  • 8 ways to ‘mind your pandemic manners’ when dining at a Utah restaurant

    8 ways to ‘mind your pandemic manners’ when dining  at a Utah restaurant
    Restaurants are going to great lengths to make sure customers feel safe when they come to dine — from placing tables 6 feet apart and wiping down chairs to wearing masks and gloves and logging employee temperatures before every shift.The least their customers can do is follow a few new rules of etiquette for dining during a pandemic. Here are eight ways diners can mind their manners, with some inspiration from the online reservation system OpenTable.If you’re sick, stay homeThis is t
  • Prospective RSL buyer? Ryan Smith of Qualtrics took tour of team facilities last week, sources say.

    Prospective RSL buyer? Ryan Smith of Qualtrics took tour of team facilities last week, sources say.
    As the three Utah professional soccer teams chug along in various ways on the field, the search for who will overtake ownership of them continues behind the scenes.Ryan Smith, billionaire co-founder of software company Qualtrics, recently took a tour of Utah Soccer facilities, sources told The Salt Lake Tribune. Smith visited Rio Tinto Stadium and the Zions Bank Real Academy last Thursday, said the sources, who asked not to be identified in order to disclose privileged information.Real Salt Lake
  • Trump to Senate: Vote ‘without delay’ on his high court pick

    Trump to Senate: Vote ‘without delay’ on his high court pick
    Washington • President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election.The White House was making preparations to select a nominee for the seat held by Ginsburg, who spent her final years on the bench as the unquestioned leader of the court’s liberal wing.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-
  • Donovan Mitchell appears on ESPN’s College GameDay with Lamar Jackson, Jack Harlow

    Donovan Mitchell appears on ESPN’s College GameDay with Lamar Jackson, Jack Harlow
    North Carolina’s Joel Berry II (2) and Kennedy Meeks, right defend against Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell (45) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. North Carolina won 74-63. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) | AP SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell proudly claims Louisville as his alma mater, and on Saturday, that pride was shown off on a big stage.
    ESPN’s College GameDay show is in Louisvil
  • Prospective RSL buyer? Ryan Smith of Qualtrics took tour of RSL facilities last week, sources say.

    Prospective RSL buyer? Ryan Smith of Qualtrics took tour of RSL facilities last week, sources say.
    As the three Utah professional soccer teams chug along in various ways on the field, the search for who will overtake ownership of them continues behind the scenes.Ryan Smith, billionaire co-founder of software company Qualtrics, recently took a tour of Utah Soccer facilities, sources told The Salt Lake Tribune. Smith visited Rio Tinto Stadium and the Zions Bank Real Academy last Thursday, said the sources, who asked not to be identified in order to disclose privileged information.Real Salt Lake
  • There are ‘Filthy Rich’ Christians on TV ... and, good heavens, are they ever flawed!

    There are ‘Filthy Rich’ Christians on TV ... and, good heavens, are they ever flawed!
    The new Fox series “Filthy Rich” goes where not a whole lot of TV shows have gone before — inside a family of believers.The Monreaux family isn’t just a go-to-church-on-Sunday clan: Religion is their life and their business. They own, operate and star on a hugely successful Christian TV channel, the Sunshine Network, and they’re about to launch their own Christian home shopping service.However … things take a turn when a plane carrying family patriarch Eugene
  • Feds' preferred highway route would impact lands it spent millions acquiring for conservation

    Feds' preferred highway route would impact lands it spent millions acquiring for conservation
    Over the years, the Bureau of Land Management has spent millions acquiring private parcels inside the desert tortoise preserve that is now enveloped by the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area just outside St. George.Now the agency is proposing to allow Utah transportation officials to pave a major highway through or near 15 of these parcels covering 832 acres, according to an analysis by Conserve Southwest Utah. The property was purchased with nearly $21 million drawn from the federal Land and

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