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  • The two most conservative members of the Utah Board of Education are resigning

    SALT LAKE CITY — They’ve fought against global warming and evolution being taught as fact in science classes. They’ve argued that sex education has become “comprehensive” and strayed too far from abstinence. And they’ve credited national teaching benchmarks for math and English with “expanding socialism,” The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Now, the two most conservative and outspoken members of the Utah Board of Education are resigning.Alisa Ellis and Lisa Cummins announced they will step down midterm, leaving their seats in […]

  • Donovan Mitchell assists at crash scene a day before leading Jazz to win against Rockets

    SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell was the hero Monday night for thousands of Jazz fans as he led the team in a fourth-quarter rally to stave off elimination.  But that was at least the second act of heroism Mitchell carried out in recent days, as he stopped to help at the scene of a car crash on Sunday. “I was driving by, a lady was falling out of her car, the airbags went off, she was grabbing her chest […]

  • Utah’s high birth rate and prevalence of domestic violence mean more kids experience trauma — and they need help

    There’s a couch, a refurbished flat-screen TV, a dining room table with two chairs and a bench inside Michelle Densley’s apartment. A bunk bed in one bedroom; a bed in hers. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The 34-year-old mother of three, who recently left secure housing at YWCA Utah in Salt Lake City, doesn’t have much stuff. But in a third bedroom, there’s a menagerie of My Little Pony horses, dinosaurs, Ninja Turtles action figures, baby dolls and dress-up clothes. […]

  • Los Angeles Lakers assistant Mark Madsen to become new head basketball coach at Utah Valley

    Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen will become a head men’s basketball coach in Utah County after all, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday. Just not at BYU. Madsen, 43, will replace Mark Pope as the head coach at Utah Valley University, The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed. The hiring was first reported by Pope was chosen as BYU’s new head coach last Wednesday, beating out Madsen, Portland State coach Barret Peery and BYU interim head coach Quincy Lewis […]

  • Plans for Salt Lake City’s new convention hotel: tall and curvaceous on the skyline, with three-story video displays on 200 South

    Salt Lake City’s new convention hotel will be a 28-story skyscraper of glass and textured aluminum bursting out on the city skyline, slim and rectangular with gently rounded edges, about 725 guest rooms and huge digital billboards on both sides of its grand entrance on 200 South. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Scheduled to open in spring 2022, the hotel will be woven into the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center on 200 S. West Temple, according to preliminary […]

  • Utah’s ski resorts have seen record snow this year — and there’s still a month left on the slopes for some

    Davy Ratchford worked at resorts in Colorado and California before coming to Utah and starting a job at Snowbasin this year. He couldn’t have more perfectly timed the move. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The ski resort, tucked into the mountains east of Ogden, is on track for a near-record season with almost 400 inches of powder. And more is still expected It’s been so good, in fact, that as the new general manager, Ratchford has decided to keep the […]

  • BYU basketball coach announces he is stepping down

    PROVO, Utah — Dave Rose is marking the end of his tenure as the head coach of Brigham Young University’s men’s basketball team. “Thirty-six years, thirty-six years I’ve been doing this,” Rose said at a press conference today on the Marriott Center floor where he announced his retirement. “Twenty-two at BYU, 14 as the head coach. And today’s the day I’m going to retire. I’ve had a chance to talk with the players and encourage them to move forward and […]

  • Former Army special forces soldier secretly trained an armed Utah polygamous squad. Was it a militia?

    Mount Pleasant • Jesse Raynor needed two more copies of the U.S. Army Ranger Handbook. As quartermaster, he was responsible for making sure the men in his Mount Pleasant unit, which had been dubbed the Priesthood Protection Team, or PPT, were properly outfitted. Raynor had Microsoft Excel spreadsheets showing who had AR-15s, Kevlar helmets and vests, first aid kits and even how cold of a temperature each man’s sleeping bag could withstand. Now, on Nov. 17, 2011, Raynor was trying to […]

  • Detective assigned to Lauren McCluskey’s case prior to her murder leaves University of Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — The detective accused of not doing enough after being assigned to investigate Lauren McCluskey’s case in the weeks before she was murdered has left her position at the University of Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the woman, who began working at the U of U in March of 2016, is no longer at that post as of Wednesday. A University spokesman told the Tribune the had left the agency but would not say if she […]

  • The growth won’t stop and neither will the traffic. Mayors in southwest Salt Lake County say the state should do more to improve roads.

    How do you get from Salt Lake County’s fast-growing southwestern cities to other parts of the valley? Patiently. Area roads, many designed when these towns were quiet bedroom communities, are frequently crammed, particularly during commuting times. And new homes, apartments and town houses are going up at a swift pace in that neck of the county. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Frustrated mayors say their cities are growing so rapidly that road improvements aren’t keeping up, and they are imploring […]

  • After a week of cougar, moose and other wildlife sightings in cities, expect more animal encounters in Utah as the valleys warm

    A spate of appearances by cougar and moose — and one intrepid mountain goat — in cities along the Wasatch Front has animal lovers reaching for their binoculars and wildlife officials warning that more close encounters could be coming. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. “March is a very important month to keep your eyes open,” said Scott Root, conservation outreach manager for the state Division of Wildlife Resources’ central region. Since last week, a mother and two juvenile cougars roamed […]

  • Should Salt Lake County be split in two? Some west-side city leaders are so frustrated they are talking about it.

    An array of elected officials from cities in southwest Salt Lake County support a bill that would allow communities to strike out and create their own county without a majority vote from the county they would leave behind. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Representatives from Herriman, Riverton, West Jordan and Copperton say they don’t feel their interests are represented at the county level and are frustrated by what they see as a disproportionate lack of funding from the county when […]

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