• The Triple Team: Jazz’s bench unit this season vs. last season is like night and day; Rudy Gobert’s 6 blocks

    The Triple Team: Jazz’s bench unit this season vs. last season is like night and day; Rudy Gobert’s 6 blocks
    Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 132-110 win over the Charlotte Hornets from Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen.1. Jazz’s bench is on a whole ‘nother level than last yearI want to show you these two graphs that show off what a different approach Utah is taking to its bench minutes this year:
    Jazz's minutes by number of starters on the floor. Red bars show positive net ratings, blue bars show negative net ratings. Left graph is 2019-20, right graph is 2020-21. This
  • Donovan Mitchell blasts officiating

    Donovan Mitchell blasts officiating
    After Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was hit with technical fouls on two separate plays in the final minute of overtime and was ejected with 30.5 seconds to go in Utah’s 131-123 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the All-Star said he’s tired of the Jazz being “screwed” by the referees, calling the way his team’s games are officiated “f—ing ridiculous.” “First off, you know, give the 76ers credit. They played a hard game. Joeldid what he does,
  • The Triple Team: NBA referees ruin fun Jazz/Sixers matchup; Rudy Gobert’s ‘small-market’ comments and some of the missed calls

    The Triple Team: NBA referees ruin fun Jazz/Sixers matchup; Rudy Gobert’s ‘small-market’ comments and some of the missed calls
    Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 131-123 overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers from Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen.1. Referees turn a fun contest into a no-contestMan, the officials were bad tonight.This game was a close one down the stretch, and the referees straight up ruined it. The crew of Sean Corbin, Michael Smith, and Brandon Adair made some really bad calls down the stretch that turned a game that the Jazz would have won into a game that they lost, and the Jazz w
  • ‘We continually get screwed’: Utah Jazz livid at referees following their overtime loss to 76ers

    ‘We continually get screwed’: Utah Jazz livid at referees following their overtime loss to 76ers
    Seems like the aftermath of Wednesday’s showdown between the Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers ideally should have been how epic the back-and-forth matchup between the teams with the best records in the Western and Eastern conferences was.Instead, following the Jazz’s eventual 131-123 overtime defeat, the discussion — at least from Utah’s perspective — was almost entirely centered around what they perceive to be unfair and non-equitable treatment from referees.Donova
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  • Utah women’s ‘weird’ season ends with loss to No. 7 Washington State in Pac-12 Basketball Tournament opener

    Utah women’s ‘weird’ season ends with loss to No. 7 Washington State in Pac-12 Basketball Tournament opener
    Somewhere between the practice floor and the arena floor at game time, the Utah women’s basketball team got lost.That goes for more than the No. 10 Utes’ 57-48 defeat Wednesday night at the hands of No. 7 Washington State in the first round of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.As has been the case all season, a talented Utes team that generated plenty of opportunity and looks at the basket was unable to capitalize. After a s
  • Utah Runnin’ Utes’ loss to Oregon State marks yet another tough-to-take defeat in a season full of them.

    Utah Runnin’ Utes’ loss to Oregon State marks yet another tough-to-take defeat in a season full of them.
    The University of Utah basketball team did not play particularly well on Wednesday night against Oregon State at the Huntsman Center.The Utes yielded 52.7% shooting to the Beavers, turned the ball over 15 times, gave 12 offensive rebounds and 24 second-chance points. Despite all of that, in addition to not holding a lead for most of the second half, Utah played well enough to be right there at the end, in position to win a game and build some momentum with the Pac-12 Tournament beginning March 1
  • Hundreds of unhoused people have received COVID-19 vaccines in Salt Lake City

    Hundreds of unhoused people have received COVID-19 vaccines in Salt Lake City
    The Fourth Street Clinic says it has given 211 COVID-19 vaccines to people experiencing homelessness since the Salt Lake County Health Department first gave vaccines to the clinic in January.Laurel Ingham, development director at the clinic, said the clinic is giving out an average of about 10 doses a day. Vaccines have been distributed at the clinic’s headquarters at 409 W. 400 South and through other homeless resource centers in Salt Lake.Ingham said the clinic’s nurses have done a
  • Utah women’s season ends with loss to No. 7 Washington State in Pac-12 Basketball Tournament opener

    Utah women’s season ends with loss to No. 7 Washington State in Pac-12 Basketball Tournament opener
    Kemery Martin and No. 10 Utah bore down on No. 7 Washington State early in their first-round Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament game Wednesday night. But behind the rebounding of sophomore center Bella Murekatete, the Cougars broke through in the second half for the 57-48 victory at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.Murekatete, a native of Rwanda who has not seen her parents in person in five years, set a WSU playoff record with 12 rebounds and scored 13 points. Freshman Charli
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  • Utah Jazz fall apart late against Sixers, undone by whistles, lost composure, and too many miscues

    Utah Jazz fall apart late against Sixers, undone by whistles, lost composure, and too many miscues
    At it’s most simple, the Utah Jazz’s recipe for success comes down to shoot a ton of good-look 3s, and limit the number of tries beyond the arc by their opponents.They managed both on Wednesday in Philadelphia.Which makes it all the more curious that they struggled so mightily against the 76ers — dropping their final game before the All-Star break, 131-123 in overtime.Utah not only went 21 of 44 from 3-point range, they also limited Philly to a mere 8 for 25 beyond the arc.So &
  • Bill on changing Dixie State University’s name gets final approval from Utah lawmakers

    Bill on changing Dixie State University’s name gets final approval from Utah lawmakers
    A bill that will allow Dixie State University to move forward with plans to possibly change its controversial name has gained final passage in the Utah Legislature — wrapping up a wild path for the measure this session that saw weekslong delays, major revisions and several protests.That chaos continued up until the last votes on it Wednesday.The measure, HB278, passed the Senate 26-3, but only after some lawmakers criticized the effort overall and said it was giving into “cancel cult
  • Utah hoops falls to Oregon State, a late gut-punch loss in a season full of them

    Utah hoops falls to Oregon State, a late gut-punch loss in a season full of them
    The University of Utah basketball fell to Oregon State on Wednesday night, 75-70, at the Huntsman Center. Here are three quick takeaways. 1. Another gut-punch loss: An Alfonso Plummer turnover, a second-chance Oregon State bucket (plus the foul), an errant Pelle Larsson pass inside the final 30 seconds, an over-and-back call. Utah has lost a nauseating amount of close games, some of which were marred by late mishaps when the Utes were in position to win. Add this one to the list, a winnable game
  • $1.23B transportation package heading to governor’s desk

    $1.23B transportation package heading to governor’s desk
    The Utah Senate made short work of the $1.23 billion transportation funding bill on Wednesday, making it clear they want that money to go to Utah companies and Utah workers.When first proposed, HB433 was a massive $2.26 billion package, which included $1.4 billion in borrowing through bonds to fund many transportation projects, but Senate Republicans were uneasy with that gargantuan amount of debt.Eventually, House and Senate leaders settled on a much smaller amount to borrow, just $264 million.
  • Utah Senate backs new agency to battle neighboring states over Colorado River

    The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would establish the so-called Colorado River Authority of Utah, along with a $9 million “legal defense fund,” intended to ensure that the state receives its allotted share of the Colorado’s dwindling flows.“Our surrounding states have spent the last several years spending millions and millions of dollars to fight against our having our share,” Sen. Don Ipson, R-St. George, said on the Senate floor, offering no evidence
  • Tribune Editorial: Donors shouldn’t have to fill affordable housing gap. We’re glad they did, and now the state should step up.

    Tribune Editorial: Donors shouldn’t have to fill affordable housing gap. We’re glad they did, and now the state should step up.
    If there is one thing we should have learned about the ongoing shame of homelessness in Utah, it is that it is a large, complex problem that requires a big, comprehensive solution. That it isn’t going to be solved by small cash donations and hand-me-down baby shoes.Those things are good, of course. Gov. Spencer Cox made that point Tuesday when he dropped in on a shelter for homeless families and made a show of concern. He was joined by Pamela Atkinson, whose tireless advocacy over many yea
  • Bail reform repeal passes Utah Legislature just months after kicking in

    Bail reform repeal passes Utah Legislature just months after kicking in
    A Utah bill that would dismantle key pieces of last year’s bail reform package is heading to the governor’s desk, with several state senators on Wednesday signing off on the proposal despite their reservations.State legislators have spent weeks wrestling over whether to repeal or modify the 2020 law that sought to overhaul Utah’s wealth-based system for jailing or freeing people ahead of their trial. Now, they’re moving forward with a hybrid approach that retains some asp
  • Tribune Editorial: Donors step up to fill the gap in Utah affordable housing

    Tribune Editorial: Donors step up to fill the gap in Utah affordable housing
    If there is one thing we should have learned about the ongoing shame of homelessness in Utah, it is that it is a large, complex problem that requires a big, comprehensive solution. That it isn’t going to be solved by small cash donations and hand-me-down baby shoes.Those things are good, of course. Gov. Spencer Cox made that point Tuesday when he dropped in on a shelter for homeless families and made a show of concern. He was joined by Pamela Atkinson, whose tireless advocacy over many yea
  • Tom Green, polygamist whose Utah trial captured international attention, dies at 72

    Tom Green, polygamist whose Utah trial captured international attention, dies at 72
    Tom Green, a polygamist who promoted his lifestyle on television — until he was convicted of bigamy and then raping a 13-year-old girl — has died of COVID-19 pneumonia. He was 72.Green’s legal wife, Linda Kunz, and two of his plural wives, Cari Green and Shirley Beagley, confirmed his Sunday death in a brief phone call Wednesday with FOX 13.Green began marrying in 1970 and had 10 wives overall, according to law enforcement investigations that were shared with journalists. Some
  • Utah Legislature puts $50M into housing, homelessness

    Utah Legislature puts $50M into housing, homelessness
    As the pandemic has led housing prices to skyrocket and generated an increased awareness of homelessness in the state, Utah lawmakers and philanthropists came together Wednesday to celebrate a historic investment meant to mitigate those challenges.The state Legislature will put an additional $50 million toward housing and homelessness this year — the bulk of which will be spent on preserving existing units of housing affordable for low-income individuals.The rest of the money will go towar
  • Doc Rivers: Ben Simmons and Rudy Gobert are 1-2 in Defensive Player of the Year

    Doc Rivers: Ben Simmons and Rudy Gobert are 1-2 in Defensive Player of the Year
    Tim Bontemps: Doc Rivers says he thinks Ben Simmons and Rudy Gobert are 1-2 in the Defensive Player of the Year race, and says that Simmons should get the edge, while admitting he is biased, because Simmons guards players at all five positions.
  • Man recorded a video of himself admitting he intentionally ran down another man, police say

    Man recorded a video of himself admitting he intentionally ran down another man, police say
    A Salt Lake City man who reportedly ran over another man with his car on purpose was arrested and charged after he recorded a video of himself admitting to the crime, according to police.The 24-year-old suspect was charged in 3rd District Court with attempted murder, a first-degree felony.On Feb. 21, police received a report that a pedestrian had been injured in a hit and run. When they arrived at 900 E. 2000 South, they found the victim lying in the road.Witnesses told officers that earlier the
  • Provo man charged with shooting police officer

    Provo man charged with shooting police officer
    A Provo man has been charged with multiple felonies after he reportedly shot and wounded a police officer.Keith Justin Taylor, 44, was charged in 4th District Court with three counts of attempted homicide, first-degree felonies; and felony discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony.On Thursday, officers responded to a report of gunshots at an apartment complex at 80 S. 900 East. They found the front door of the building had been shot out, and witnesses directed them to Taylor’s apartmen
  • Utah Legislature puts historic $50M into housing, homelessness

    Utah Legislature puts historic $50M into housing, homelessness
    As the pandemic has led housing prices to skyrocket and generated an increased awareness of homelessness in the state, Utah lawmakers and philanthropists came together Wednesday to celebrate a historic investment meant to mitigate those challenges.The state Legislature will put an additional $50 million toward housing and homelessness this year — the bulk of which will be spent on preserving existing units of housing affordable for low-income individuals.The rest of the money will go towar
  • Commission on racial equity urges Salt Lake City’s police improve its training programs

    Commission on racial equity urges Salt Lake City’s police improve its training programs
    A commission formed to address race issues within the Salt Lake City Police Department has released its first set of recommendations, and it all focuses on one aspect of policing: Training.The 6-page report, released Wednesday, said the department doesn’t have enough people of color working as field training officers, the people responsible for teaching SLCPD’s recruits. It added that the department doesn’t focus enough on its community, specifically the history of Salt Lake Ci
  • Utah lawmakers OK increased security after protests, death threats

    Utah lawmakers OK increased security after protests, death threats
    After several members of the body disclosed that they’ve faced death threats while serving in elected office, the Utah House gave final passage Wednesday to a bill that would increase security for lawmakers and their staff. SB222 would task the Office of Executive Protection with providing security for the Capitol Hill complex and for state officials — including their staff, the governor elect and outgoing public officials — when there is a “demonstrable need or a specifi
  • Updated pandemic ‘endgame’ bill would do away with most masks but leave face coverings in schools

    Updated pandemic ‘endgame’ bill would do away with most masks but leave face coverings in schools
    A Utah House lawmaker on Wednesday unveiled what he hopes is a compromise version of a pandemic “endgame” bill that would roll back the state’s general mask mandate while leaving in place face covering requirements for K-12 schools and large, crowded gatherings.The legislation cleared the House by a 51-20 vote, over opposition from House Democrats who called it government overreach and a handful of Republicans who thought it should’ve eliminated all mask mandates immediat
  • More than 250,000 Utahns are now fully vaccinated

    More than 250,000 Utahns are now fully vaccinated
    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.More than three-quarters of a million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah, and more than a quarter of a million Utahns have received the second dose of the vaccine. That’s about 8.4% of the state’s populatio
  • Gordon Monson: RSL’s stadium name will end up with another corporate sponsor, but wouldn’t Nick Rimando Stadium be cooler?

    Gordon Monson: RSL’s stadium name will end up with another corporate sponsor, but wouldn’t Nick Rimando Stadium be cooler?
    “Visible SCM Stadium.”Has a certain modern ring to it, but not an old, warm, sentimental one.Old rings and warmth and sentimentality matter a whole lot less now than just how tall the stack of cash is that comes alongside for Real SaltLake, or for any pro franchise in any pro sport in any pro leaguelooking to put a name on its arena, field, center, park, court, stadium,home.Yeah, you might have noticed, fans are being sold a corporate product or gaining product awareness before they
  • Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder makes franchise history

    Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder makes franchise history
    There is no doubt the Utah Jazz have the right man on the bench these days. On Tuesday, the NBA named Utah Jazz head honcho Quin Snyder and the Brooklyn Nets’ Steve Nash as February’s Western Conference Coach of the Month and Eastern Conference Coach of the Month, respectively. The announcement marked Synder’s third such honor […]
    Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder makes franchise history - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and Mo
  • If you’re a renter in Utah, here are the land mines you need to look out for in the lease agreement

    If you’re a renter in Utah, here are the land mines you need to look out for in the lease agreement
    This story is part of a continuing series on Utah evictions and the state’s leading landlord law firm. The following story was supported by a grant from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune.Rep. Marsha Judkins, R-Provo, is trying for a second time to pass a bill allowing renters to recoup rental application fees if their landlord doesn’t disclose all the hidden cha
  • Utah Senate guts campus safety bill, eliminating student-led commission to study problems

    Utah Senate guts campus safety bill, eliminating student-led commission to study problems
    A bill seeking to improve safety at Utah’s colleges passed through the Senate on Tuesday — but not before it was gutted of a key effort to involve students in the conversation.The measure, SB163, now no longer includes its biggest provision that would have created a commission of students to look at security on campus and make recommendations to the state on how to fix ongoing issues they see.“This was something our students really wanted,” said Sen. Jani Iwamoto, D-Holla

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