• Utah State basketball team faces uphill climb to return to NCAA Tournament, but it’s still possible

    Utah State basketball team faces uphill climb to return to NCAA Tournament, but it’s still possible
    The Utah State men’s basketball team’s run to the NCAA Tournament last season is mostly a blur to senior guard Abel Porter. All he can really remember is the Aggies had a way about them. A groove. A collective trust in their personnel and style of play.It was those things that propelled the Aggies to one of their best seasons in school history. Around this time last year, Utah State had won 21 games and boasted an 11-3 record against Mountain West Conference opponents. That was with
  • [NBA] - Roundball Roundup: All-Star Winners and Losers

    [NBA] - Roundball Roundup: All-Star Winners and Losers
    What a weekend! Sadly we didn’t see Rudy Gobert launch a three. Told you all @rudygobert27 wouldn’t make a 3...— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) February 17, 2020 But Rudy and Donovan Mitchell repped Utah
  • Stansbury senior Carson Belnap wins Gatorade award in boys cross country

    Stansbury senior Carson Belnap wins Gatorade award in boys cross country
    Carson Belnap of Stansbury High School had already won the individual state cross country title in 4A. And his Stallions team had already won the 4A title as a collective.But there was something unique about winning the Gatorade award for boys cross country in Utah.“For state, there’s six classifications so there’s six state champions,” Belnap said. “But there’s only one player of the year.”Belnap was named Runner of the Year by the sports drink company
  • [Bleacher Report] - Jazz's Donovan Mitchell Defends Rudy Gobert, Thinks Critics 'Should Shut Up'

    [Bleacher Report] - Jazz's Donovan Mitchell Defends Rudy Gobert, Thinks Critics 'Should Shut Up'
    Usually, it's Rudy Gobert doing the defending. But Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell had some rebuttals for Gobert's critics following the 2020 NBA All-Star Game: Although ...
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  • A Utah couple among Americans leaving virus-contaminated cruise ship

    A Utah couple among Americans leaving virus-contaminated cruise ship
    Tokyo • The ground rules were clear. A day before 328 Americans were to be whisked away from a contaminated cruise ship in Japan, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo told passengers that no one infected with the coronavirus would be allowed to board charter flights to the United States.But as the evacuees began filing onto reconfigured cargo planes early Monday for departures to military bases in California or Texas, some noticed a tented area in one of them that was separate from the rest of the cab
  • Maureen Dowd: Trump vs. Bloomberg is the battle of the meme girls

    Maureen Dowd: Trump vs. Bloomberg is the battle of the meme girls
    Washington • In a meta master stroke, Tina Fey made an epic teen movie, “Mean Girls,” in 2004, then turned it into a Broadway musical and is now making a movie out of the musical.She should do her first casting call here. Politics has never been filled with so many mean girls.How’s this for a bitchyyy lunch table? Mitch McConnell, Rudy Giuliani, Don Jr., Bill Barr, Mike Pompeo, Lindsey Graham, John Bolton, Jim Jordan, Kellyanne Conway, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura
  • Utes football will play LSU in a future home-and-home

    Utes football will play LSU in a future home-and-home
    If you’re not doing anything in the fall of 2031, the University of Utah football team has a high-profile opponent visiting Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utes announced on Monday a home-and-home series with LSU in 2031 and 2032. The Utes will host the Tigers, winners of last season’s College Football Playoff, on Sept. 6, 2031. Utah will visit Tiger Stadium on Sept. 11, 2032. A series with LSU represents the latest example of Utah, Pac-12 South champion each of the past two season, beefing
  • BYU breaks into the AP Top 25 for the first time since the ‘Jimmermania’ days

    BYU breaks into the AP Top 25 for the first time since the ‘Jimmermania’ days
    Provo • For the first time in nearly a decade, BYU has cracked the AP Top 25, coming in at No. 23.The last time BYU was ranked was at the peak of “Jimmermania,” back in 2011 during Jimmer Fredette’s Player of the Year season. That year, BYU ended the season ranked No. 10 in the final rankings, but had been ranked as high as No. 3 throughout the season.The Cougars are currently on a six-game winning streak, with only three regular-season games remaining, and have already im
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  • [Clutchpoints] - Jazz star Donovan Mitchell thinks Rudy Gobert’s detractors should ‘shut up’

    [Clutchpoints] - Jazz star Donovan Mitchell thinks Rudy Gobert’s detractors should ‘shut up’
    Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has had it with the detractors and naysayers framing teammate Rudy Gobert as unworthy of All-Star mention. Gobert was visibly upset and in tears last season when he found out he didn’t make the cut, now largely...
  • Utes hoops’ Rylan Jones is shooting to model his game after Oregon standout

    Utes hoops’ Rylan Jones is shooting to model his game after Oregon standout
    Eugene, Ore. • Rylan Jones remembers the 2016-17 season well.At the time, the University of Utah point guard would have been a sophomore at Logan High School. His father, Chris, was newly hired to Larry Krystkowiak’s Utes staff as its director of basketball operations after spending the previous eight seasons at Utah State.With his father now a Pac-12 assistant, Jones probably was paying more attention to the Power Five conference than he had previously. That season, Payton Pritchard
  • Tribune Editorial: Utah needs to take another whack at loan sharks

    Tribune Editorial: Utah needs to take another whack at loan sharks
    Brad Daw has been playing Whack-a-Mole with Utah’s loan sharks for a long time now.Once, the buzzards in the high-interest loan business whacked him. They built a big campaign war chest, enlisted the help of a since-disgraced state attorney general and defeated the Republican state representative from Orem in the 2012 election.Daw won back his seat in 2014 and returned to the work of limiting the worst abuses of the payday loan crowd (they don’t really deserve to be called an “
  • Coronavirus latest: Infected Americans evacuated from cruise ship and flown to U.S.

    Coronavirus latest: Infected Americans evacuated from cruise ship and flown to U.S.
    Fourteen Americans who tested positive for the coronavirus were evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan on Monday and flown to the United States, where they will be placed in isolation and receive medical attention.The passengers were among more than 300 Americans aboard a cruise ship that has been quarantined in Yokohama for more than 10 days. U.S. officials initially said that they would not allow infected people to board the evacuation flights, but they appeared to reverse that decision early M
  • I-15 reopens after wrecks force total closure in Utah County

    I-15 reopens after wrecks force total closure in Utah County
    All lanes of Interstate 15 reopened after they were closed at points in Utah County on Monday morning as traffic crashes littered the icy roads of the Wasatch Front.The Utah Department of Transportation reported at about 6:30 a.m. that northbound lanes of the freeway were closed in Lehi. About a half hour after that, UDOT announced that all southbound lanes were closed a few miles to the north, at State Road 92.All northbound lanes reopened at about 8 a.m.; all but one southbound lane reopened b
  • [Deseret News] - Joe Ingles’ Twitter antics could have won NBA All-Star Game MVP

    [Deseret News] - Joe Ingles’ Twitter antics could have won NBA All-Star Game MVP
    It’s no secret Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles has a strong sense of humor, and he was at the top of his game via Twitter during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.
  • Opinion | Letter: Trump clearly abuses his power

    Opinion | Letter: Trump clearly abuses his power
    Sometimes it amazes me, though not often enough, how little logic some members of the Utah Legislature use when proposing bills.This past week Sen. Mitt Romney voted to convict Donald Trump on the first of two articles of impeachment, abuse of power. The very next day, members of the Utah Legislature were calling for Romney’s censure.The legislators feared retribution from Trump because of Romney’s vote. Any president of the United States who uses his power to punish a state of more
  • [Fansided: The J-Notes] - Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert delivers MVP level performance in All-Star debut

    [Fansided: The J-Notes] - Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert delivers MVP level performance in All-Star debut
    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert made his All-Star debut on Sunday night, earning himself some MVP recognition thanks to his strong play. The All-Star Game on ...
  • Utahns, lawmaker disagree on police use of DNA databases

    Utahns, lawmaker disagree on police use of DNA databases
    Should police be able to tap public DNA databases to solve crimes?A state lawmaker says no, but a recent poll shows most Utahns are in favor.If Rep. Craig Hall’s bill passes, Utah would be the first state in the country to put limits on how police can access databases made up of commonly used mail-in DNA tests from companies such as 23andMe or Ancestry.People take these tests for genealogy purposes and maybe to learn a little about their health — but in the background, it’s qui
  • Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert delivers MVP level performance in All-Star debut

    Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert delivers MVP level performance in All-Star debut
    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert made his All-Star debut on Sunday night, earning himself some MVP recognition thanks to his strong play. The All-Star Game on Sunday night was extremely rewarding for Utah Jazz fans. They finally saw their star duo, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell get the exposure that they deserve. The players made […]
    Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert delivers MVP level performance in All-Star debut - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
  • Slick roads, wrecks force total closure of I-15 in Utah County

    Slick roads, wrecks force total closure of I-15 in Utah County
    All lanes of Interstate 15 were closed at points in Utah County on Monday morning as traffic crashes littered the icy roads of the Wasatch Front.The Utah Department of Transportation reported at about 6:30 a.m. that northbound lanes of the freeway were expected to be closed until 8:23 a.m. in Lehi. About a half hour after that, UDOT announced that all southbound lanes were closed a few miles to the north, at State Road 92.At least 17 crashes were reported in Utah County on Monday morning, accord
  • New bill would ban e-cigarettes in Utah schools

    New bill would ban e-cigarettes in Utah schools
    Fearing “alarming rates of addiction,” a Utah lawmaker wants to require all schools to draft policies banning electronic cigarettes and start teaching students to avoid them as early as the fourth grade.“We just know we have to do something,” said Rep. Susan Pulsipher, R-South Jordan. “The incidents are increasing dramatically, and kids are not always sure that it’s harmful.”Her proposal, HB58, passed unanimously through the House Education Committee on
  • As it reworks its fare policy, UTA has no idea how many people ride free or with discounts

    As it reworks its fare policy, UTA has no idea how many people ride free or with discounts
    The Utah Transit Authority is in the midst of reworking its fare structure and policies in an effort to simplify what has become a complicated patchwork quilt of at least 74 levels of discounts, promotions and negotiated deals.How complicated?The heavily taxpayer subsidized agency has no idea how many of the tens of millions of passenger rides each year are free or discounted, and how many are charged the full $2.50 cash fare for a one-way trip.“We do not have an estimate,” the agenc
  • A Utah lawmaker wants to stop police from using DNA databases — but most Utahns support it

    A Utah lawmaker wants to stop police from using DNA databases — but most Utahns support it
    Should police be able to tap public DNA databases to solve crimes?A state lawmaker says no, but a recent poll shows most Utahns are in favor.If Rep. Craig Hall’s bill passes, Utah would be the first state in the country to put limits on how police can access databases made up of commonly used mail-in DNA tests from companies such as 23andMe or Ancestry.People take these tests for genealogy purposes and maybe to learn a little about their health — but in the background, it’s qui
  • Utah lawmaker pitching $10M grant program to boost rural economies

    Utah lawmaker pitching $10M grant program to boost rural economies
    During the 2020 legislative session, state leaders have repeatedly said that the current economy is the strongest in Utah’s history.But that praise comes with an asterisk, because much of Utah’s commercial growth has been concentrated in urban areas with rural communities struggling to close the gap.“We do have a tale of two economies in this state,” said Sen. Scott Sandall, R-Tremonton. “We have the Wasatch Front, and we have rural Utah.”This year, Sandall is
  • Robert Gehrke: What was the first Utah woman to vote thinking, and what would she think of us

    Robert Gehrke: What was the first Utah woman to vote thinking, and what would she think of us
    On Valentine’s Day in 1870, Seraph Young cast a ballot in the Salt Lake City municipal election and in doing so became the first woman in the United States to vote under an equal suffrage law.It so happens that on the 150th anniversary of that historic day, I unearthed a rare transcript in the vault of The Salt Lake Tribune that captures the discussion Young had with the pollworker that historic morning. (It’s also entirely possible I made it all up.)
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  • Letter: You can’t legislate sunlight

    Letter: You can’t legislate sunlight
    Would someone please explain to the Utah Legislature that you cannot legislate the length of daylight hours?If we stick to daylight saving time all year, sunrise will be delayed to nearly 9 a.m. in December, and will come up later than 8 a.m. four months of the year. If we want to wake up and leave in the dark during the coldest months of the year, we could move to Canada.Alternatively, if we stick to standard time, sunrise would be 4:55 a.m. in June: Great if you milk cows, but not if you go to
  • Letter: Utah is at the center of the assault on public lands

    Letter: Utah is at the center of the assault on public lands
    Utah is ground zero for the Trump Administration’s assault on our public lands. Their evisceration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments exemplifies the trickle down chaos and corruption emanating from the “very stable genius” temporarily occupying the Oval Office.This assault on public lands is not just a Utah concern. All of us who cherish these spectacular examples of American wilderness, regardless of where we live, decry this travesty. Fortunately
  • Letter: Support for the Grand Pooh-Bah

    Letter: Support for the Grand Pooh-Bah
    Censure a senator for exercising his right to vote in a Senate trial because it didn’t support the Grand Pooh-Bah? Did I wake up in a different country, in an era eight or nine decades ago?And this suggested by a man who disdains law?Whether or not you agree with Romney’s vote, he had every right, indeed duty, to vote according to his conscience. In my humble opinion, he voted correctly.There are three things buoying up the Grand Pooh-Bah:1) The economy (golden calf), which he takes
  • Letter: Protecting polygamy tops the list of important concerns?

    Letter: Protecting polygamy tops the list of important concerns?
    I’m sure multiple husbands are approved and protected by the new legal polygamy laws being introduced by the avant garde legislature. Glad these guys are finally focusing on the important stuff.Nick Wright, Park CitySubmit a letter to the editor
  • Letter: It’s a mystery why the LDS Church needs a $100 billion nest egg

    Letter: It’s a mystery why the LDS Church needs a $100 billion nest egg
    Why does a religion, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, need to build a shopping mall in the heart of Salt Lake City, operate a large insurance company, run a 228,000-acre cattle ranch in Nebraska, grow timber on 650,000 acres of land in Florida, and all the while sock away a cool $100 billion from these and countless other for-profit businesses? Is accumulating wealth the role of religion?One hundred billion dollars is difficult to comprehend. It’s the numeral one plus 11 ze
  • Letter: For some of our officials, the Constitution is not a priority

    Letter: For some of our officials, the Constitution is not a priority
    All this time Utahns have thought that we sent representatives to Washington to represent Utah’s interests under the Constitution. Well, according to some of our local officials, the real reason is to support the current occupant of the White House. Who knew?Robert Brossard, Salt Lake CitySubmit a letter to the editor

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