• While President Trump and national GOP sound alarm on voting by mail, red Utah embraces it

    While President Trump and national GOP sound alarm on voting by mail, red Utah embraces it
    President Donald Trump is floating the idea of postponing the election because by-mail voting would make it “the most inaccurate and fraudulent in history.” Earlier this year he said that if states convert to by-mail voting, “You’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”Republican Utah’s experience shows otherwise.For example, the canvass of the June 30 primary found 66.9% of active GOP voters cast ballots — nearly double the 37.6% Republ
  • Geezerfest 2020 brings the rock to Orem this weekend, despite the pandemic

    Geezerfest 2020 brings the rock to Orem this weekend, despite the pandemic
    At Geezerfest on Friday in Orem, a variety of bands — Thunderbuck Ram, Rock Daddy and more — played a selection of music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, with covers from the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Doors, U2, The Rolling Stones and more.Geezerfest started in 2005 as a backyard concert, with a bunch of bands from the Provo area that played together back in the 1970s. Geezerfest organizer Alan Breeze said the numbers have grown since partnering with Orem City in the
  • Letter: Senators support Trump’s illegal acts

    Letter: Senators support Trump’s illegal acts
    You are aware that Donald Trump has formerly, and is presently, soliciting aid in his upcoming reelection campaign from Russia.Two United States Senators are presently accused of spreading false information on Joe Biden on line provided by Russia. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is one of them. Both senators know those are facts.Why are they supporting Trump in that illegal act, the reason he was impeached? Why have they not personally questioned Grassley’s participation? Why do they allow Tru
  • Paul Krugman: Trump’s racist, statist suburban dream

    Paul Krugman: Trump’s racist, statist suburban dream
    Conservatives do love their phony wars. Remember the war on Christmas? Remember the “war on coal”? (Donald Trump promised to end that war, but in the third year of his presidency coal production fell to its lowest level since 1978, and the Department of Energy expects it to keep falling.)Now, as the Trump campaign desperately searches for political avenues of attack, we’re hearing a lot about the “war on the suburbs.”It’s probably not a line that will play wel
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  • Levi Hilton: A dangerous fallacy facing my generation

    Levi Hilton: A dangerous fallacy facing my generation
    As a 19-year-old, I am too young to be a millennial. I am a so-called Generation Z. Among my peers — and also among older generations — logical fallacies are commonplace, and it is easy to fall for them.One of the most dangerous fallacies I have seen recently is that a statistical disparity between two groups must be the result of a single cause, usually discrimination. This fallacy makes frequent appearances on social media, especially when it comes to disparities among races or sex
  • Payson shelter-in-place order lifted, but police are still looking for man who attacked someone with a sledgehammer

    Payson shelter-in-place order lifted, but police are still looking for man who attacked someone with a sledgehammer
    Police in Payson asked residents to shelter in place while they looked for a man who attacked someone with a sledgehammer and then entered a day care center and started punching children.The order was lifted Friday evening — although by that time, police still hadn’t caught the suspect.Payson police, in a statement, said that the attack happened around 10:30 a.m., when a woman reported that the man was attacking one of her neighbors with a sledgehammer, near the intersection of 600 E
  • Letter: We all want the best for our children

    Letter: We all want the best for our children
    I write to speak from my heart as a parent, community member and as a candidate for the Salt Lake City School Board. Listening to a recent school board meeting online, my heart broke.First, for our teachers, who we should thank for everything they have been doing to educate our children. I feel their pain, frustration and concerns, especially when what everyone wants to do is keep your families, our children and our community safe from this deadly virus that has infected and claimed the lives of
  • Senate confirms native Utahn as deputy U.S. trade representative and ambassador

    Senate confirms native Utahn as deputy U.S. trade representative and ambassador
    The U.S. Senate this week confirmed native Utahn Michael Nemelka as a new deputy U.S. trade representative, with the rank of ambassador.He will succeed C.J. Mahoney as deputy trade representative for investment, services, labor, environment, Africa, China and the Western Hemisphere.During his confirmation hearing last month, Nemelka promised to help ensure that China does not violate trade agreements. “We must ensure that China lives up to its commitments. And we have an agreement that is
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  • Former BYU star Peter Kuest takes the Utah Open lead

    Former BYU star Peter Kuest takes the Utah Open lead
    Provo • Walking the fairways of Riverside Country Club and carrying a BYU golf bag, Peter Kuest acted like he was just performing in another Cougar Classic.Except he played even better than usual. Even with two bogeys, Kuest’s 9-under-par 63 topped his best competitive round in Provo and gave him the first-round lead in the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open.The rookie pro made four birdies and an eagle in a five-hole stretch of the back nine. He’ll start Saturday’s second r
  • Austin Ryan-Mas: Pandemic raises the threat of domestic violence

    Austin Ryan-Mas: Pandemic raises the threat of domestic violence
    Utah has seen a rise in domestic violence with the onset and escalation of COVID-19. COVID has exposed many stressed systems in this country — from unemployment to health care access. I’ve found that the intricate system of domestic violence services belongs on that list.Currently, I’m working as a therapist at a counseling center that specializes in providing therapy to individuals who have experienced domestic violence. Since the beginning of COVID’s spread, I’ve
  • Geezerfest 2020 continues despite pandemic.

    Geezerfest 2020 continues despite pandemic.
    Friday bands played a selection of music from the 60s and 70s, with covers from the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Doors, U2, The Rolling Stones and more. Geezer Fest started in 2005 as a backyard concert, with a bunch of bands from the Provo area that played together back in the 1970s. Geezerfest organizer, Alan Breeze, said the numbers have grown since partnering with Orem City in the past 5 years, with a crowd estimated as 1,700 last year. Due to the coronavirus, the festival is opera
  • Utah says students must wear face masks — not shields — this fall, and clarifies its color-coded virus response

    Utah says students must wear face masks — not shields — this fall, and clarifies its color-coded virus response
    Students returning to school this fall must wear face masks, the state clarified Friday in a new public health order, adding that face shields aren’t as effective in stopping the spread of coronavirus.The order said that every person on school property, including on busses, must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. These covering most not have see-thru openings, be secure under the chin and fit snugly against the sides of one’s face and nose.“Recent studies are showing
  • Popular tourist sites on the Navajo Nation can reopen soon

    Popular tourist sites on the Navajo Nation can reopen soon
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • Popular tourist destinations on the Navajo Nation, including Canyon de Chelly, can welcome back tourists Monday under the tribe’s reopening plan.Much of the Navajo Nation has been closed since March as the coronavirus swept through the reservation that extends into New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The tribe released a plan this week that allows hair salons and barber shops to open by appointment only, businesses to operate at 25% of maximum capacity, and the reopening
  • Salt Lake City can move to less restrictive yellow coronavirus level, says state panel, led by lawmakers

    Salt Lake City can move to less restrictive yellow coronavirus level, says state panel, led by lawmakers
    The state’s public health and economic recovery committee told FOX 13 on Friday that data shows Salt Lake City could move from the orange, moderate-risk coronavirus stage to the less-restrictive yellow.But SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall says she won’t make the move just yet.“While Salt Lake City data is showing improvement, known hot spots continue to be elevated and the recommendation from public health experts continues to be keeping Salt Lake City in the orange phase until there
  • Delayed lab report leads to ‘artificially high’ report of 552 new COVID-19 cases in Utah

    Delayed lab report leads to ‘artificially high’ report of 552 new COVID-19 cases in Utah
    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. Roberto Perez Valencia and his family tried to be careful. They didn’t go out except when they had to, and if they did go out, they wore masks to reduce their chances of contracting COVID-19, says Valencia’s widow, Gabriela
  • David Brooks: On the right-wing edge of the left-wing movement

    David Brooks: On the right-wing edge of the left-wing movement
    Radicals are not my cup of tea, but I’m grateful for them. The radicals who brought us Occupy Wall Street and the Bernie Sanders campaign gave the problem of income inequality a prominence it wouldn’t have had without them.The founders of the Black Lives Matter organization put racial injustice at the top of the national conversation. The radical populists who ultimately produced Donald Trump showed us how much alienation there is in Middle America.Radicals are good at opening our ey
  • State public health, economic commission says data shows Salt Lake City can move to yellow COVID-19 risk level

    State public health, economic commission says data shows Salt Lake City can move to yellow COVID-19 risk level
    The state’s public health and economic recovery committee told FOX 13 on Friday that data shows Salt Lake City could move from the orange, moderate-risk coronavirus stage to the less-restrictive yellow.But SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall says she won’t make the move just yet.“While Salt Lake City data is showing improvement, known hot spots continue to be elevated and the recommendation from public health experts continues to be keeping Salt Lake City in the orange phase until there
  • Cottonwood High girls’ soccer team must quarantine after player tests positive for COVID-19

    Cottonwood High girls’ soccer team must quarantine after player tests positive for COVID-19
    A girls’ soccer team lost at least two upcoming games on its schedule after a player tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the entire squad to quarantine, per the Granite School District. The Cottonwood High player participated in Wednesday’s game against Murray High. The team will be quarantined through at least Aug. 23. That means the Colts will not be able to play the game against East on Tuesday or against Hillcrest on Thursday. Practices have also been canceled. P
  • The Utah Jazz wanted the Denver Nuggets and got them. But was that such a good idea?

    The Utah Jazz wanted the Denver Nuggets and got them. But was that such a good idea?
    If it seems curious for the Utah Jazz to have specifically targeted a postseason series against the Denver Nuggets after going 0-3 against them during the regular season/seeding games schedule, well it is.And yet apparently, that seemed like the best option, considering the alternatives.Namely, no more Houston Rockets, please and thank you.The Jazz clearly felt Houston’s five-out offensive style would be a bad matchup, given how thoroughly it diminishes the impact of Rudy Gobert. And so th
  • The Jazz wanted the Nuggets and got them. But was that such a good idea?

    The Jazz wanted the Nuggets and got them. But was that such a good idea?
    If it seems curious for the Utah Jazz to have specifically targeted a postseason series against the Denver Nuggets after going 0-3 against them during the regular season/seeding games schedule, well it is.And yet apparently, that seemed like the best option, considering the alternatives.Namely, no more Houston Rockets, please and thank you.The Jazz clearly felt Houston’s five-out offensive style would be a bad matchup, given how thoroughly it diminishes the impact of Rudy Gobert. And so th
  • Bagley Cartoon: Long National Nightmare

    Bagley Cartoon: Long National Nightmare
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:Fire FighterVeepQuality vs. QanonBlowing Up the MessengerGoes to ElevenDr. Donald’s DevoteesCottonwood Heights LowsBusiness DocsJohn LewisMaking Moscow Great AgainWant more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.
  • Rich Lowry: Trump-era GOP lacks antibodies against Q kookery

    Rich Lowry: Trump-era GOP lacks antibodies against Q kookery
    QAnon is getting its first congresswoman.Marjorie Taylor Greene won a runoff in a Republican primary Tuesday in Georgia, all but assuring her victory in November in a heavily GOP district.She is thus set to become the highest officeholder in the land who takes seriously the lunatic theories of QAnon, the anonymous internet poster who says, among other ludicrous and poisonous things, that there's a global network of pedophiles about to be exposed and undone by President Donald Trump.Greene's asce
  • Payson police looking for man who hit someone with a sledgehammer, then punched kids in a day care

    Payson police looking for man who hit someone with a sledgehammer, then punched kids in a day care
    Police in Payson are asking residents to shelter in place while they look for a man who attacked someone with a sledgehammer and then entered a day care center and started punching children.Payson police, in a statement, said that a woman reported that the man was attacking one of her neighbors with a sledgehammer, near the intersection of 600 East and 500 South, at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.The woman yelled at the man to stop, and the man “turned his attention to her,” the statement f
  • Senate confirms native Utahn as deputy U.S. trade represenative and ambassador

    Senate confirms native Utahn as deputy U.S. trade represenative and ambassador
    The U.S. Senate this week confirmed native Utahn Michael Nemelka as a new deputy U.S. trade representative, with the rank of ambassador.He will succeed C.J. Mahoney as deputy trade representative for investment, services, labor, environment, Africa, China and the Western Hemisphere.During his confirmation hearing last month, Nemelka promised to help ensure that China does not violate trade agreements. “We must ensure that China lives up to its commitments. And we have an agreement that is
  • BYU AD Tom Holmoe is giving players not just hope for a football season, but a way to navigate the pandemic

    BYU AD Tom Holmoe is giving players not just hope for a football season, but a way to navigate the pandemic
    It's been a rollercoaster week for BYU football.But while the Cougars have had to deal with cancellations and a single addition to their schedule while watching the school’s other sports programs lose out on fall seasons due to the West Coast Conference’s recent decision to postpone to spring, the Cougars are using their fall camp practices for more than just holding out hope for a chance to play.Being able to practice serves as a reprieve to a pandemic that encourages people to self
  • Former Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap still producing, leading at a high level for Denver Nuggets

    Former Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap still producing, leading at a high level for Denver Nuggets
    Denver Nuggets’ Paul Millsap reacts during the first quarter against the Toronto Raptors in a game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Millsap will face his former team, the Utah Jazz, when the two teams meet up in the NBA playoffs on Monday. | Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via APSALT LAKE CITY — When this most strange NBA season concludes, Paul Millsap will have spent the same number of seasons away from the Utah Jazz (seven) as he did with them to start his professional car
  • BYU AD Tom Holmoe is giving players not just hope for a season, but a way to navigate the pandemic

    BYU AD Tom Holmoe is giving players not just hope for a season, but a way to navigate the pandemic
    It's been a rollercoaster week for BYU football.But while the Cougars have had to deal with cancellations and a single addition to their schedule while watching the school’s other sports programs lose out on fall seasons due to the West Coast Conference’s recent decision to postpone to spring, the Cougars are using their fall camp practices for more than just holding out hope for a chance to play.Being able to practice serves as a reprieve to a pandemic that encourages people to self
  • Gordon Monson: Donovan Mitchell’s words already are echoing through the Jazz-Nuggets playoff series

    Gordon Monson: Donovan Mitchell’s words already are echoing through the Jazz-Nuggets playoff series
    Eyeballing the Jazz’s first-round playoff matchup with the Denver Nuggets, Donovan Mitchell considered it carefully, measuring the thing from tip to tail, and then used six words — seven if you pay no mind to the contraction — to put it in its proper place.“It’s not going to be easy.”As Grandpa used to say, nothing worthwhile ever is.Do not be deceived, though, this is the team the Jazz wanted to face. In truth, there were no good options in the West. The Clip
  • Our commitment is to continued excellence at The Tribune

    Our commitment is to continued excellence at The Tribune
    With The Salt Lake Tribune’s shift to nonprofit status last year, we have been honored to serve as the publication’s first board of directors. The eyes of the nation are upon The Tribune as we embark on this new financial and operational model for local journalism, and we believe The Tribune is uniquely qualified to succeed as we navigate this new path.Our commitment to The Tribune, its staff and readership is to continued excellent news coverage, analysis and opinion. The Tribune mu
  • Postal Service says delays could affect multiple states’ elections

    Postal Service says delays could affect multiple states’ elections
    The Postal Service has warned states that it may not be able to meet their deadlines for delivering last-minute mail-in ballots, another development in a growing controversy over the new postmaster general’s handling of vote-by-mail operations as President Donald Trump continues to rail against the practice.In letters sent in July to states across the country — including electoral battlegrounds like Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan — Thomas J. Marshall, general counsel for th

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