• Trump impeachment, vaccine glitches and a intriguing drug case on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

    Trump impeachment, vaccine glitches and a intriguing drug case on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’
    Utah’s all-GOP House delegation calls President Donald Trump’s second impeachment a mistake that will divide the nation. Huge demand for vaccines causes the Salt Lake County Health Department’s scheduling website to crash. And the CEO of a Utah pharmacy is charged with importing a controversial COVID-19 medication in falsely labeled shipments from an unapproved drug provider in China.At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Erin Alberty and Lee Davidson, along with edit
  • BYU shows grit and fight in physical 65-54 win over Pepperdine

    BYU shows grit and fight in physical 65-54 win over Pepperdine
    It was downright ugly at times, but BYU managed to keep Pepperdine at bay to defeat the Waves 65-54 Saturday at the Marriott Center.The Cougars (13-3; 4-1 WCC) struggled with shooting, turnovers and more, but were able to get the defensive stops when needed to hold the Waves at bay and close out the game.“What a hard fought, ugly, defensive battle — from both teams,” assistant coach Chris Burgess said. “[It was] one of those slugfests; Alex [Barcello] losses a tooth, guys
  • After eighth straight win, Utah Jazz are suddenly having to swat away surging expectations

    After eighth straight win, Utah Jazz are suddenly having to swat away surging expectations
    After steamrolling their way to a 30-point lead at halftime, a 40-point lead after three quarters, and then cruising to a 127-108 victory over Golden State on Saturday night at Vivint Arena, the Utah Jazz — now winners of eight games in a row — are flying high.Maybe a little too much so.This is, after all, a group whose unofficial team mantra is “Never too high, never too low.” But after improving to 12-4 on the season with a win that wasn’t anywhere as close as the
  • The Triple Team: Jazz cruise to dominating win over Warriors thanks to smart defense and good shooting

    The Triple Team: Jazz cruise to dominating win over Warriors thanks to smart defense and good shooting
    Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 127-108 win over the Golden State Warriors from Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen.1. As dominating a win as you’ll see in the NBALook at this win-expectancy chart. The Jazz came in as 7.5 point favorites tonight at home, so they were already favored to win the game, but the Jazz put it completely away quickly:
    From Inpredictable. (http://stats.inpredictable.com/nba/wpBox_live.php?gid=0022000242&odds=pregm&both=N)See how Royce O&r
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  • Three quick thoughts from BYU’s 65-54 win over Pepperdine

    Three quick thoughts from BYU’s 65-54 win over Pepperdine
    It was downright ugly at times, but BYU managed to keep Pepperdine at bay to defeat the Waves 65-54 Saturday at the Marriott Center.1. Alex Barcello had his worst game at BYU: The senior was unable to make any field goals (0 of 7) against Pepperdine and even lost a tooth in the battle. However, Barcello did manage six assists and four points from the charity stripe (4 of 4). Barcello has not missed a shot from the free throw line all season.2. Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross heated up in the seco
  • Early observations from the Utah Jazz’s eighth straight win, 127-108 over the Warriors

    Early observations from the Utah Jazz’s eighth straight win, 127-108 over the Warriors
    The Utah Jazz started off Saturday’s matchup against the Warriors with a 19-2 game-opening run.And while Golden State did get it as close as six points early in the second quarter, the Jazz soon re-established control, ultimately leading by as many as 40.In the end, they cruised to their eighth straight victory, winning 127-108.Here are some early observations from the game:No 3-point jinx in effectWhen it was brought up to Quin Snyder pregame that the Jazz had just made the most 3-pointer
  • Snow makes it tough for drivers on Utah roads

    Snow makes it tough for drivers on Utah roads
    Utah finally got a lot of snow on Saturday, but with it came a lot of car crashes.Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Gordon said around 6 p.m. that UHP had helped with 134 crashes statewide. He said that is a lot of crashes for one day, especially on a weekend. Gordon said most of the crashes caused only minor injuries, but there was one fatality on I-15 in Box Elder Canyon that is under investigation.Drivers should stay vigilant even when the snowfall slows, according to Gordon. He said the ro
  • State colleges: Utah Valley falls at St. John’s, 96-78

    State colleges: Utah Valley falls at St. John’s, 96-78
    New York • Posh Alexander had a season-high 20 points as St. John’s defeated Utah Valley 96-78 in a nonconference men’s basketball game on Saturday.Julian Champagnie had 19 points for St. John’s (9-7). Vince Cole added 15 points. Isaih Moore had 13 points. Josh Roberts had four blocks plus four points and seven rebounds.Trey Woodbury had 23 points for the Wolverines (5-6). Jamison Overton added 18 points. Evan Cole had 17 points.St. John’s totaled 51 points in the se
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  • Snow brings crashes on Utah roads

    Snow brings crashes on Utah roads
    Utah finally got a lot of snow on Saturday, but with it came a lot of car crashes.Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Gordon said around 6 p.m. that UHP had helped with 134 crashes. He said that is a lot of crashes for one day, especially on a weekend. Gordon said most of the crashes caused only minor injuries, but there was one fatality on I-15 in Box Elder Canyon that is under investigation.Drivers should stay vigilant even when the snowfall slows, according to Gordon. He said the roads are st
  • Letter: How do Germans and Americans compare in learning from history?

    Letter: How do Germans and Americans compare in learning from history?
    They say that if one doesn’t learn from history’s lessons then one is destined to repeat them. Seems accurate.AH riled up his followers with tales of the terribleness of Jews.DT riled up his followers with tales of rape and murder by immigrants.AH eliminated newspapers and burned books.DT cancelled the press and labeled newspapers as enemies of the people.AH whipped his followers to such a high pitch they committed Kristallnacht, with smashed windows, etc.DT whipped his followers to
  • COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to unhoused people in Salt Lake City next week

    COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to unhoused people in Salt Lake City next week
    The Salt Lake County Health Department has allotted 80 COVID-19 vaccines to the Fourth Street Clinic for people experiencing homelessness.The clinic will begin vaccinating people over 70 at their headquarters at 409 W. 400 South in Salt Lake City early next week. The Clinic’s Mobile Health Care program will distribute vaccines at homeless resource centers the week after.Any extra vaccines will be given to people with pre-existing health conditions followed by clients at homeless resource c
  • Utah gymnastics team bounces back with win over Arizona

    Utah gymnastics team bounces back with win over Arizona
    3 quick thoughts about Utah’s Pac-12 victory over Arizona:Utah bounced back nicely from its loss at Oklahoma with a solid performance throughout the lineups in Saturday’s 197.075-195.65 win overArizona. Going up against an opponent not expected to be near the top of the Pac-12 in an all but empty arena might have set the Utes up for a lackluster day, but instead they came back with a very solid showing.Maile O’Keefe continues to shine for the Utes this year. O’Keefe, who
  • How to Support The Salt Lake Tribune

    How to Support The Salt Lake Tribune
    How to Support The Salt Lake TribuneI’m excited to support The Tribune! How can I donate?The Tribune is ready to accept your tax-deductible donation of any amount here. Your donation will be recorded as SLTRIB. Prefer to mail a check? Our address is The Salt Lake Tribune, Inc., 90 S. 400 West, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111.Will Tribune news stories change?While our business model is changing, our journalistic ethics and commitment to the highest quality journalism remains th
  • Coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths decrease, but hospitalizations remain high

    Coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths decrease, but hospitalizations remain high
    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.The number of daily COVID-19 infections and deaths took a dip on Saturday, as did hospitalizations, although the number of people in the intensive care unit with the disease went up slightly.Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccin
  • Gov. Cox defends Utah’s COVID-19 vaccination response on CNN

    Gov. Cox defends Utah’s COVID-19 vaccination response on CNN
    Gov. Spencer Cox appeared on Chris Cuomo’s CNN show, Cuomo Prime Time, on Friday night to explain why Utah has a backlog of more than 32,000 COVID-19 vaccinations that have sat unused for more than a week.Cuomo opened the segment by saying that the state had received 226,725 doses so far, but about 14% were older than seven days. He asked the governor about the “wasted” vaccines and whether his administration had its “act together.”“I don’t think any vac
  • Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

    Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
    Los Angeles • Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted. No cause of death was given, but CNN had earlier reported he was hospitalized with COVID-19.A longtime nationally syndicated radio host, from 1985 through 2010 he
  • Andy Larsen: Shaq, Kenny and Charles have lost touch with today’s NBA

    Andy Larsen: Shaq, Kenny and Charles have lost touch with today’s NBA
    My Utah Jazz beat partner Eric Walden has already written a good wrap-up of everything that happened Thursday between the Jazz (and especially Donovan Mitchell) and the crew of Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith on Inside The NBA.Here’s my perspective on it: Inside The NBA is the most decorated studio show of any sport ever for a reason — those guys have been entertaining in a way that most sports talk isn’t. There’s a whole lot of sports talk out there
  • Utah Capitol to reopen to the public Monday

    Utah Capitol to reopen to the public Monday
    Members of the public will be allowed back into the Utah Capitol to participate in legislative meetings beginning Monday.The Capitol and committee rooms have been off-limits to the public during the first week of the 2021 general session, with the complex under a state of emergency due to the threat of political unrest. Utahns were still able to watch and participate in hearings remotely.But on Friday, legislative leaders announced that they’re ready to resume in-person public participatio
  • Utah Senate panel advances bill to regulate government use of facial recognition technology

    Utah Senate panel advances bill to regulate government use of facial recognition technology
    A Senate committee gave unanimous approval Friday to a bill that would require the state to inform Utahns that their driver license photos — many characterized by poor lighting, awkward smiles or bad hair days — could be used for more than just a punchline.They could also become part of a criminal lineup.That practice is already in place in Utah, where the state routinely uses facial recognition technology to scan photos in the Driver License Division’s database to identify cri
  • Gordon Monson: Utah benefited from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. Almost nobody else did.

    Gordon Monson: Utah benefited from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. Almost nobody else did.
    The day some 10 years ago was memorable. The man who made it that way, not so much.It was one of the biggest moments in Utah sports history, the day the Utes were officially invited from the backwater Mountain West into what was supposed to become the big-time Pac-12. And the league’s commissioner, Larry Scott, was front and center, leading the festivities.He will lead no longer. Not after June, 2021.His deal, the one that made him the highest-paid commissioner in all of college sports, at
  • Farhad Manjoo: Finally, a president acknowledges white supremacy

    Farhad Manjoo: Finally, a president acknowledges white supremacy
    If the United States’ failure to anticipate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was one of imagination, missing the terrorist attack of Jan. 6, 2021, was a failure of perception — a persistent refusal at the highest levels of our government to acknowledge the empirical reality of the threat posed by right-wing terrorists.Terrorism in the United States is overwhelmingly domestic and motivated by far-right ideologies, often racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant. In
  • Robert Kirby: I’m back after surgery, and I’ve learned that not any doctor will do

    Robert Kirby: I’m back after surgery, and I’ve learned that not any doctor will do
    Well, that was awful.I knew it would be. Any kind of surgery that requires extended use of prescription painkillers is not going to be a casual affair. I know. I’ve had a lot.On Jan. 5, Dr. William Gowski took apart my right hand and installed an automatic agony device. Every time I even thought about my right hand, a jolt of hellish pain caused my bladder to empty.Truthfully, it wasn’t that bad. Dr. Gowski did an excellent job not only on my hand, which is feeling much better, but a
  • Park City wonders what an online-only Sundance Film Festival will mean for its economy

    Park City wonders what an online-only Sundance Film Festival will mean for its economy
    Tucked into a renovated Masonic Hall, upscale Riverhorse on Main is “bought out morning, noon and night” during the Sundance Film Festival, says co-owner and chef Seth Adams, “doing different activations all day long — whether it’s a movie premiere or just a cocktail party or a late-night event with a DJ or a band.”The restaurant’s neighbors in Park City’s historic district are taken over for corporate lounges, as brands like Chase Sapphire, CNN, A
  • Letter: Unfortunately, the people who cause mischief have clout

    Letter: Unfortunately, the people who cause mischief have clout
    I read a short letter  the other day in which the writer kept using the term Democrat/communist when he was referring to a Democrat.  That writer exemplifies the growing problem we are experiencing that encouraged so many people to participate in the insurrection at the nation’s capital a couple weeks ago.Yes, it is probable that some Democrats lean strongly to a “communistic” government, although my guess is that the writer doesn’t know the difference between d
  • Letter: Trump is gone, and so is the fear of losing my job

    Letter: Trump is gone, and so is the fear of losing my job
    I’m a federal employee of 30 years who periodically writes letters to the editor, including two today. I have not written for the last four years out of fear of losing my job. That fear never crossed my mind prior to the election of Donald Trump. One of his critical failings was his intolerance of criticism, which had many substantial negative repercussions. A leader of a country, especially one seeking to remain free, maintain a system of checks and balances, and operate effectively, must
  • Letter: To those who think the election was stolen: Please consider the credible evidence

    Letter: To those who think the election was stolen: Please consider the credible evidence
    To my fellow citizens who are angry and frustrated because they believe they were disenfranchised by a presidential election that was stolen, your feelings are understandable. Hold that thought.To help the nation heal and reunite, I hope you will exercise your patriotic and civic responsibility to examine whether your belief is correct. Please look to all sources of information and evaluate those sources credibility based on their track record, any partisan influences, and explanatory narratives
  • Letter: NBA coverage in Sports section of e-edition is lacking

    Letter: NBA coverage in Sports section of e-edition is lacking
    I have been a reader of the Tribune for over 30 years and have grudgingly adapted to the e-edition. As a longtime Utah Jazz fan, I have enjoyed the recent in-depth features on individual Jazz players, but1. Where is the reportage on the games themselves?2.  What about a box score?3.  What about the NBA standings?4.  And what about the results of other NBA games?Field Smith, Salt Lake CitySubmit a letter to the editor
  • Letter: Death is upon us — now is the time to tap the LDS Church rainy day fund

    Letter: Death is upon us — now is the time to tap the LDS Church rainy day fund
    Dear Mormon Church: The rainy day is here so you might consider loosening the tight grip on the $100 billion fund. They won’t be using paper currency after the rapture. Help the people of Utah now -- all the people, not just “yours” -- to improve survival against the rampant coronavirus. China built a hospital in ten days. Utah hospitals are beyond capacity. Could there be a better time for serving your mission? It’s raining death.Norma Tharp, MurraySubmit a letter to the
  • State colleges: Utah falls to 10th-ranked Arizona in women’s basketball

    State colleges: Utah falls to 10th-ranked Arizona in women’s basketball
    The Utah women’s basketball team cut a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to six points, but the No. 10 Arizona Wildcats responded with a 6-0 run and handed the Utes a 66-54 defeat Friday in Tucson, Ariz.Utah (3-9, 2-9 Pac-12) got off to a good start, holding Arizona to 22% shooting and leading 11-10 after one quarter. But six turnovers by Utah in the second quarter helped the Wildcats (11-2, 9-2) build a 30-20 halftime lead.Kemery Martin scored 11 points to lead Utah. Niyah Becker added 10 p
  • Bernie Sanders wins hearts in Utah again

    Bernie Sanders wins hearts in Utah again
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders beat President Joe Biden in Utah’s 2020 primary, and, while he didn’t cinch the nomination, he did steal the limelight on Utah social media after the inauguration.A photo of the self-proclaimed socialist seated at the inauguration wearing wool mittens and a mask became a viral meme when people started digitally altering images to place him in unlikely locations. The trend caught on in Utah. Sanders was spotted in national parks, on college campuses and eve

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