• Utah’s public colleges will see tuition increases this year — despite coronavirus concerns

    Utah’s public colleges will see tuition increases this year — despite coronavirus concerns
    Despite concerns over the appropriateness of raising tuition during the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s higher education board moved forward Thursday in approving hikes at seven of the eight public colleges in Utah.The only one without an increase — Southern Utah University — was the only school not to request one.Throughout the three-hour discussion, two board members pleaded for the other universities to follow SUU’s example and take into account the impact of the out
  • The apocalypse as an ‘unveiling’: What religion teaches us about the end times

    The apocalypse as an ‘unveiling’: What religion teaches us about the end times
    Shamain Webster, who lives in the suburbs outside of Dallas, has seen the signs of a coming apocalypse for a while now, just as the Bible foretold.Kingdom would rise against kingdom, Jesus taught his disciples in the Book of Luke. Webster sees widespread political division in this country. There will be fearful events and great signs from heaven, he said. She sees biblical values slipping away. A government not acting in the people’s best interest. And now this — a pandemic.But Webst
  • Commentary: Trusting Jesus in the COVID-19 storm

    Commentary: Trusting Jesus in the COVID-19 storm
    One of my favorite stories in the Gospels is about a storm.Jesus had just finished feeding thousands of people near the Sea of Galilee by multiplying five loaves of bread and two fish. He told his disciples to go ahead of him to the town of Gennesaret in their boat while he dismissed the crowds. After everyone left, the Gospel of Matthew says, Jesus went up on a mountain to pray.Jesus was still on the mountain as evening came. His disciples, on the other hand, were in trouble.As the disciples ma
  • Gordon Monson: Sports could return in some form later this summer, but will fans? That’s highly questionable.

    Gordon Monson: Sports could return in some form later this summer, but will fans? That’s highly questionable.
    As the coronavirus continues its arc through the American and international landscapes, its effects form a two-stage rocket that have huge ramifications for sports, here and abroad. The virus is creating the possibility for the realization of a futuristic state of near-dystopia, one in which television cameras rule the day.The longer COVID-19 holds its grip, the more likely the realization of such unfortunate — even if temporary — change.Wimbledon is the latest major sports event tha
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  • Commentary: Surviving April

    Commentary: Surviving April
    This isn’t the April we wanted.We wanted spring training. We wanted to go to church on Easter Sunday. We wanted a weekend trip to see the spring flowers. We wanted the Masters golf tournament. I love the Masters. I don’t just like it, I love it! I keep pictures of Amen Corner on my computer screen. I love April.But this April? This isn’t the April we wanted.But this is the April we’ve been handed: daily reports of disease and death. An economy that’s in free fall. D
  • No. 1-ranked BYU men’s volleyball team reels in conference postseason honors

    No. 1-ranked BYU men’s volleyball team reels in conference postseason honors
    Just like BYU swept most of its opponents this year, the Cougars also dominated the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-MPSF men's volleyball selections.Leading the group, BYU junior opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez was named the 2020 MPSF Player of the Year and coach Shawn Olmstead was named the 2020 MPSF Coach of the Year, the conference announced Thursday.Garcia Fernandez was also one of four Cougars named to the All-MPSF First team, joining senior setter Wil Stanley, junior middle blocker F
  • Live coronavirus updates for Thursday, April 2: Curbside testing starts in Park City

    Live coronavirus updates for Thursday, April 2: Curbside testing starts in Park City
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber.It’s Thursday, April 2. We’ll provide the latest coronavirus updates involving Utah throughout the day.[Read complete coronavirus coverage here.]----11:10 a.m.: Feds send $220 million to help Utah transitNearly $220 mil
  • Fremont’s Dallin Hall is Utah’s Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year

    Fremont’s Dallin Hall is Utah’s Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year
    Dallin Hall’s senior season with the Fremont High boys’s basketball team couldn’t have ended any better.The Silverwolves won the 6A state championship over rival Davis, which had beaten them twice in the regular season. A couple of weeks later, Hall committed to play basketball at BYU after waiting the entire season to make a decision.Then he received an honor no boys’ basketball player at Fremont has ever won. He was named the Gatorade Utah Boys’ Basketball Player
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  • Homeless system may face further strain with closure of the temporary Sugar House shelter later this month

    Homeless system may face further strain with closure of the temporary Sugar House shelter later this month
    When Salt Lake City leaders opened an emergency shelter in Sugar House earlier this year to help those stuck in the frigid outdoors access a warm bed, they expected demand for the overflow space would wane with the arrival of spring.But homeless providers now worry the coronavirus pandemic and recent earthquake will upend those normal seasonal rhythms, adding pressure to an already-strained shelter system just as that temporary center is slated to close on April 15.“In the middle of our pl
  • Gordon Monson: Coronavirus firing a two-stage rocket at sports in America

    Gordon Monson: Coronavirus firing a two-stage rocket at sports in America
    As the coronavirus continues its arc through the American and international landscapes, its effects form a two-stage rocket that have huge ramifications for sports, here and abroad. The virus is creating the possibility for the realization of a futuristic state of near-dystopia, one in which television cameras rule the day.The longer COVID-19 holds its grip, the more likely the realization of such unfortunate — even if temporary — change.Wimbledon is the latest major sports event tha
  • Homeless system may get strained with the closure of the temporary Sugar House shelter later this month

    Homeless system may get strained with the closure of the temporary Sugar House shelter later this month
    When Salt Lake City leaders opened an emergency shelter in Sugar House earlier this year to help those stuck in the frigid outdoors access a warm bed, they expected demand for the overflow space would wane with the arrival of spring.But homeless providers now worry the coronavirus pandemic and recent earthquake will upend those normal seasonal rhythms, adding pressure to an already-strained shelter system just as that temporary center is slated to close on April 15.“In the middle of our pl
  • Utah’s unemployment sets a new record as the coronavirus crisis impacts workers nationwide

    Utah’s unemployment sets a new record as the coronavirus crisis impacts workers nationwide
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber.Utah’s unemployment numbers jumped even further into uncharted territory Thursday as the economic disaster kicked off by the coronavirus deepened.A new federal report shows that 28,560 residents filed jobless claims last week
  • This week in Mormon Land: Post-pandemic forecast, coronavirus updates and General Conference buildup

    This week in Mormon Land: Post-pandemic forecast, coronavirus updates and General Conference buildup
    The Mormon Land newsletter is a weekly highlight reel of developments in and about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whether heralded in headlines, preached from the pulpit or buzzed about on the back benches. Want this free newsletter in your inbox? Subscribe here.Post-pandemic predictions
    (Courtesy photo | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
    A sacrament meeting in Africa.As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, some wonder how church growth may be affect
  • Here’s when toilet paper will return to Utah stores — and what you can do to help keep it in stock

    Here’s when toilet paper will return to Utah stores — and what you can do to help keep it in stock
    There’s been a lot of talk about toilet paper — or the lack of it —lately.But bathroom tissue is never far from reach in Utah.The Beehive State is home to one of the largest toilet paper manufacturers west of the Mississippi, said Todd Bingham, president of the Utah Manufacturers Association.Operated by Procter & Gamble and located in Bear River City, it produces and distributes Charmin toilet paper, baby care products and Bounty paper towels.The 9-year-old plant has 360 em
  • Robert Kirby: Your calling and selection made sure

    Robert Kirby: Your calling and selection made sure
    It’s General Conference time in Zion. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tune in to get the latest news from our leaders.Unfortunately, it won’t be in person. Attendance has been canceled for health reasons. Even now, ministering agents of church security are setting up blockades to Temple Square.We should all count ourselves lucky. It’s been promised that lives will be changed this weekend. It’s the 200th anniversary of the “First Vision&rdq
  • Nation’s unemployment claims grow by 6.6 million as economic pain mounts

    Nation’s unemployment claims grow by 6.6 million as economic pain mounts
    The tendrils of the coronavirus pandemic reached deeper into the U.S. economy last week, leaving millions more people out of work as the damage spread to jobs and industries that were spared at the outset of the crisis.More than 6.6 million people filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, setting a grim record for the second straight week.The latest claims brought the two-week total to nearly 10 million.The speed and scale of the job losses is with
  • Some Salt Lake County inmates are quarantined as one is tested for the coronavirus

    Some Salt Lake County inmates are quarantined as one is tested for the coronavirus
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber.More than 50 inmates at a Salt Lake County jail facility have been moved into quarantine after another inmate in their unit had “flu-like symptoms” and was tested for the coronavirus Tuesday.Salt Lake County jail offici
  • Utah’s unemployment sets a new record, as the coronavirus scare impacts workers nationwide

    Utah’s unemployment sets a new record, as the coronavirus scare impacts workers nationwide
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber.Utah’s unemployment numbers jumped even further into uncharted territory Thursday, as the economic disaster kicked off by the coronavirus worsens.A new federal report shows that 28,560 residents filed jobless claims last week
  • Live coronavirus updates for Thursday, April 2: McAdams says COVID-19 hit him 'really hard’; Unemployment skyrockets in Utah and nationwide

    Live coronavirus updates for Thursday, April 2: McAdams says COVID-19 hit him 'really hard’; Unemployment skyrockets in Utah and nationwide
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber.It’s Thursday, April 2. We’ll provide the latest coronavirus updates involving Utah throughout the day.[Read complete coronavirus coverage here.]----8:30 a.m.: McAdams says having virus ‘was quite an ordeal’
  • [SB Nation: SLC Dunk] - Donovan Mitchell making a run at NBA 2K championship this weekend

    [SB Nation: SLC Dunk] - Donovan Mitchell making a run at NBA 2K championship this weekend
    Spida set to participate in NBA challenge this weekend
  • How you can help: University of Utah med students are collecting masks, gloves and more

    How you can help: University of Utah med students are collecting masks, gloves and more
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber.If you want to help others during the coronavirus pandemic, donate medical supplies for frontline health care workers.A group of student volunteers from the University of Utah School of Medicine, coordinating with the Utah Departme
  • [Fansided: Hoops Habit] - You might be a Utah Jazz fan if …

    [Fansided: Hoops Habit] - You might be a Utah Jazz fan if …
    There are worse things in life than being a Utah Jazz fan. Still, if you’re fearful your following of the team will lead to full-blown fandom, there’s ...
  • Gov. Herbert vetoes proposed tax changes in time of economic uncertainty

    Gov. Herbert vetoes proposed tax changes in time of economic uncertainty
    Gov. Gary Herbert has exercised his veto power to block a handful of bills that would change tax policy, explaining that it would be imprudent to make these adjustments during a time of economic unrest.One of the bills would’ve extended a tax credit for clean heavy-duty vehicles, while another would’ve established tax credits for commercial energy systems. But rather than making piecemeal changes to the state’s tax code, state leaders should pursue more comprehensive reform eff
  • Nicholas Kristof: We are betraying our doctors and nurses

    Nicholas Kristof: We are betraying our doctors and nurses
    Doctors and nurses responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are the superheroes of our age, putting themselves at risk to save the lives of others.At least 61 doctors and nurses have died from the coronavirus in Italy so far. Already, in New York City alone, two nurses have died and more than 200 health workers are reported sick at a single major hospital.These superheroes are at risk partly because we sometimes send them into battle without adequate personal protective equipment, or PPE. This should
  • Leonard Pitts: Surrounded by ordinary heroism

    Leonard Pitts: Surrounded by ordinary heroism
    My editor groaned when I told her the subject of this column. In a moment, you'll be groaning, too.Last week in this space, I opined upon “the quiet death of an Italian priest.” Giuseppe Berardelli was 72 and died of the novel coronavirus. This happened, I reported, after he gave away his respirator, which had been bought for him by his parishioners. I wrote that he insisted it be given to a younger patient who was struggling to breathe.Well, Father Berardelli did, indeed, die of the
  • Ask Ann Cannon: My sister wants her dog to come to the family reunion

    Ask Ann Cannon: My sister wants her dog to come to the family reunion
    Dear Ann Cannon • I have a family of siblings who live out-of-state. Most are single with no children. I have taken it on (willingly!) to organize a family reunion each summer. My husband and I have a home in a vacation spot, which we have opened up to everybody in the past. As the family has expanded with nieces and nephews and even grandchildren, it has become necessary to find additional housing. Meanwhile, we like our children and their children to stay with us in our vacation home.The
  • Since Joseph Smith’s First Vision, teens have played key roles in Mormon history

    Since Joseph Smith’s First Vision, teens have played key roles in Mormon history
    Mormon founder Joseph Smith was 14 years old when he said the God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him in response to a prayer 200 years ago. Ever since, teenagers have played key roles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.At the faith’s Sunday meetings, teenage boys bless and pass the sacrament, or communion. Most members who leave on volunteer church missions are 18 and 19 years old. Teens serve in presidencies of the church’s all-male Aaronic Priesthood quorum
  • Letter: A tale told by an idiot

    Letter:  A tale told by an idiot
    It seems we are living in Shakespearean times. Methinks MacBeth has returned.Assaulted by forces unseen, we are buffeted by fears and sorrow. We huddle and tremble and look, indeed plead, for leadership.But our leader is "but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more."Our leader cries "hoax" and "fake," but the truth is obvious and overwhelming and pandemic, and the leader is forced to reverse his trumped-up taradiddle of triumph, be
  • Robert Gehrke: Need some good news? The deal to preserve Salt Lake City’s iconic ‘Hobbitville’ is a win.

    Robert Gehrke: Need some good news? The deal to preserve Salt Lake City’s iconic ‘Hobbitville’ is a win.
    As a stereotypical teenage ne’er-do-well, I remember more than one night venturing into “Hobbitville.”It was the stuff of legend. If you strayed too far, the little people who lived in the tiny homes would chase you with rocks and sticks. Some kids, I had it on good authority, never returned.And so we would muster the courage to journey in after dark, sticking close together, ready to bolt at the first glimpse of a tiny head. They never showed, but it didn’t matter, becau
  • Live coronavirus updates for Thursday, April 2: Unemployment skyrockets in Utah and nationwide

    Live coronavirus updates for Thursday, April 2: Unemployment skyrockets in Utah and nationwide
    Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber.It’s Wednesday, April 1. We’ll provide the latest coronavirus updates involving Utah throughout the day.[Read complete coronavirus coverage here.]----6:40 a.m.: Last week’s unemployment report was bad. This week&r

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