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  • Conservative groups storm Utah school board to protest students asking ‘spontaneous questions’ about sex

    SALT LAKE CITY — Several conservative, pro-family groups packed the Utah Board of Education meeting Thursday to protest a state law that says teachers can answer “spontaneous questions” from students about sex, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. One woman called that allowance “inappropriate and potentially graphic.” Another said it opened the possibility for educators to get into “grossly irresponsible” material — and stray away from discussions on abstinence. Several speakers worried about what might be taught on abortion. Click here […]

  • Former Utah Jazz coach Tom Nissalke dies at 87

    SALT LAKE CITY — Tom Nissalke, the Jazz’s first head coach after the franchise moved from New Orleans to Utah in 1979, died Thursday in Salt Lake City at the age of 87, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Nissalke, a Wisconsin native who won Coach of the Year awards in both the NBA and the defunct ABA, had a record of 60-124 in two-plus seasons with the Jazz. When hired by the Jazz following their relocation, Nissalke had already served […]

  • Utes rank 14th in preseason top 25 poll

    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah football team is 14th in the preseason AP Top 25, the program’s all-time highest ranking in August in a major poll, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The Utes are among five Pac-12 schools represented, ranking behind Oregon (No. 11) and Washington (No. 13) and ahead of Washington State (No. 23) and Stanford (No. 25) in the poll. The Utes will host WSU on Sept. 28 and visit Washington on Nov. 2; they’ll […]

  • Homeless resource center in South Salt Lake facing delays amid past-due bills

    SOUTH SALT LAKE — A new homeless resource center in South Salt Lake is facing delays again, this time due to a $13 million past-due bill. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the bill is for construction and failure to pay subcontractors. Shelter the Homeless is the nonprofit who owns the center, and in May they asked for a short-term loan from Salt Lake County to complete construction on time. However it has several “outstanding items” to complete before that funding […]

  • Real Salt Lake coach suspended for heated interactions with referees

    SALT LAKE CITY — Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke has been suspended by Major League Soccer pending an investigation into his conduct toward officials after the Leagues Cup against Tigres UANL on Wednesday. Petke will miss Saturday’s road game against FC Dallas. Read The Salt Lake Tribune’s report for details on what led to the investigation and suspension.

  • Rare fireflies live on this Utah woman’s farm. A housing project threatens them.

    At first, they looked like sparks. The flashes of light floated in the air for a second and then extinguished. A few feet away, they would strike up again. Tiny, match-like bursts. “There’s one,” a boy shouted. “Look over there! Right there!” a girl squealed. In the dark, no one could really tell where they were pointing. But everyone knew they were seeing the same thing: fireflies. It was the last tour of the summer season at Diane Garcia’s alfalfa […]

  • Family sues hospital after Vineyard woman bled to death in surgery

    SALT LAKE CITY  — The family of a Vineyard woman is suing St. Mark’s Hospital after they say she bled to death a year ago during a routine surgery. The family’s attorney, Rand Nolen, says this never would’ve happened if major mistakes hadn’t been made in the operating room. “This is a tragedy that shouldn’t happen to anybody,” Nolen said. Donnamay Brockbank, 62, went in for a routine heart surgery in July 2018 to remove a device she was having […]

  • Amazon removes novel written by man accused of murdering MacKenzie Lueck

    SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon has stopped selling a book written by the man accused of kidnapping and murdering MacKenzie Lueck. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Amazon has removed “Forge Identity” from their website. The novel written by Ayoola Ajayi features a character who witnesses two murders and is enticed to a life of crime, according to online synopses of the book. Other synopses indicate the book depicts victims being incinerated. Ajayi was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion […]

  • When the Russian police arrived, deported American knew his LDS mission ‘would never be the same’

    Vilnius, Lithuania • The three-week detention of two Latter-day Saint volunteers-cum-missionaries in Russia earlier this year may not be ripe for a James Bond action thriller or even a real-life kidnapping saga like “The Saratov Approach,” but the prolonged ordeal was still a quiet drama for the pair and their church. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. It began on an unremarkable Friday night in Novorossiysk, a city near the coast of the Black Sea, when two fresh-faced young men from the United States […]

  • In police interview, former MTC leader said he admitted sexual misconduct and kept his job with LDS Church

    The Salt Lake Tribune obtained recordings of an interview with former Missionary Training Center President Joseph Bishop, during which he told police he kept his position after telling church leaders about his inappropriate sexual behavior. Tribune legal affairs reporter Jessica Miller joined Fox 13 to discuss the new development as well as when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knew about the allegations. See Miller’s report in the Salt Lake Tribune here. 

  • Deer Valley Resort asks for release from lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow

    PARK CITY, Utah — A Utah ski resort where Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of crashing into and injuring a skier asked Monday to be dismissed from a lawsuit, contending the dispute should be settled between the Oscar-winning actress and the alleged victim, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Deer Valley Resort is shielded from responsibilities for skiing collisions under a law that takes into account the inherent dangers of skiing, said attorney Adam Strachan, representing the well-known resort during a hearing […]

  • Jason Chaffetz says he will not run for governor in 2020

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jason Chaffetz will not run for Utah governor in 2020, the former Republican congressman confirmed Monday. Chaffetz said he was strongly considering a run but made a decision based in part on his work for Fox News and his books, including a release last year about the so-called “deep state” and an upcoming follow-up. “I am not going to be a candidate for governor in the 2020 Utah race,” Chaffetz said. “I think at some point […]

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