Utah County Attorney will not file charges against officers who fired on suspect

Utah County Attorney David Leavitt declined to file criminal charges Friday against police officers who fired on a man that had shot an officer with the Provo Police Department in February. Provo police officers responded to a 911 call at 900 East and 80 South near the Vista Ridge Apartments regarding a man that was…

Skyline wins 5A girls’ soccer title with 3-1 win over Lehi

Sandy • Berlyn Dibble had been itching for a goal all season for the Skyline Eagles, and the senior’s first came on the biggest stage of them all. Dibble received a pass from fellow Eagles senior Lily Boyden nearly 40 yards away from the goal in the second half of their 5A championship game against…

Utah’s jobless rate drops again, to 2.4%, second lowest in the U.S.

Utah’s jobless rate has inched down again, falling to 2.4% in September, ranking it as the second lowest in the country as the state’s economy continues to improve from the pandemic. Total employment in Utah is now 53,600 jobs ahead of where it was this time two years ago, before COVID-19, with nearly 1.625 million…

George Pyle: Again, and again, the feds have to protect Utah from itself

It has not been a good week for The Best Managed State™. First, we heard that Utah’s efforts to protect health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak were so horribly puny that the U.S Department of Labor is about to revoke Utah’s ability to write and enforce workplace safety rules on its own. — Utah…

Latter-day Saints announce the location for a new temple in Ephraim

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday announced the site of the temple it plans to build in Ephraim. The structure will be located on 9.16 acres east of the intersection of 200 North and 400 East in central Utah’s Sanpete County. The three-story, 39,000-square-foot temple, the 28th existing or announced temple…

Marc Peterson: Solve climate change with creativity, not misinformation

There is so much misinformation in Don Gayle’s commentary in the Salt Lake Tribune of October 15 that it is hard to know where to begin. I’m a retired electrical generation executive, having spent 30 years in the industry. I was first involved with fossil fuels, and then later with renewables. I was a founding…

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Oct. 17-23

Wednesday, Oct. 20 — Saturday, Oct. 23 See BYU Opera’s “Beauty and the Beast”: BYU Opera presents “Zémire et Azor, or Beauty and the Beast” by André Grétry at the de Jong Concert Hall. The opera is sung in French with dialogue and supertitles in English. Tickets start at $10 for the public and can…

George Pyle: Death of Colin Powell should remind us why the CEO of Intermountain Healthcare urged us to all get vaccinated

In the spirit of a phrase the former solider probably knew well — The first report from the battlefield is always wrong — the full context of death of Colin Powell is catching up with the initial bulletins. As more reporting is done, we learn that even though the former secretary of state and chairman…

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year. When are you trick-or-treating?

Halloween is only weeks away, and chances are that the kids in your neighborhood are anxiously anticipating the big night full of costumes and candy. But there’s one catch this year: Oct. 31 falls on a Sunday. In Utah communities that are predominately Christian — particularly those made up of members of The Church of…

Two men paddled across the fringes of Great Salt Lake to document its decline. Here’s what they saw.

Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism. Scott Baxter, an expert kayaker and bird enthusiast, has long watched the slow decline of Great Salt Lake. When it hit a record low this year, he decided to circumnavigate its waters and document the many…

Letter: What’s more important: The Great Salt Lake or sending hay to China?

The scientific community is very clear that the Great Salt Lake is in trouble. If it doesn’t receive more water from the rivers that feed it, it will keep shrinking and eventually will stop producing the brine shrimp that sustain an important industry as well as the millions of birds that feed off of them.…

Letter: When will we wake up and realize that “we have met the enemy, and he is us”?

Is the United States of America committing suicide by pandemic? Have we become so divided that we are unable to believe in each other or in our leaders? Have we fallen for the lie that our own presidential election was corrupt so, therefore, we do not have to work with or believe anything said or…

Vandalism spike in Washington County and other Utah school districts linked to a social media challenge

St. George • A thrown soda bottle recently shattered the windshield of a school bus heading to pick up 100 kindergarten students from Riverside Elementary — one of several incidents officials at the Washington County School District believe are part of a viral social media challenge. Steve Dunham, communications director for the district, said officials…

Latter-day Saint apostle’s multimillion-dollar stock win from his long corporate career fits with church history

Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism. Revelations that a Latter-day apostle stands to gain almost a billion dollars in wealth as a capstone of success to his long professional career shouldn’t shock followers of Mormon history, scholars say. From the faith’s pioneer…

How two daughters of Broadway legends came to premiere the new play ‘Ass’ at Utah’s Pioneer Theatre

As Ellen Simon recalls meeting her longtime friend Karen Azenberg, “we must have met at the first opening night when my dad worked with her dad.” That would have been the 1972 opening of “The Sunshine Boys,” written by Ellen’s dad, the playwright Neil Simon, and produced by Karen’s dad, Manny Azenberg — whose collaboration…

Scott D. Pierce: What? ABC is airing a hip-hop soap opera?

The first few minutes of ABC’s “Queens” look like the nightmare a lot of Utah parents had back in the 1990s: Scantily clad women who called themselves the Nasty Bitches ogling and fondling scantily clad men while they rapped about sex. The horror! The faux music video actually does look very much like what was…

Police looking for suspect in Taylorsville shooting death

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a Sunday morning shooting death in Taylorsville. The shooting took place around 1:35 a.m. Sunday at a residence in the area of 2300 West and 5200 South, according to a Facebook post from the Taylorsville Police Department. A woman who…

Utah football takes over Pac-12 South lead with come-from-behind win over Arizona State

If the University of Utah football team was to be a legitimate Pac-12 South contender, it needed to deal with a two-game stretch of a trip to USC and a visit from Arizona State. Nothing has gone according to plan for these Utes, but they’re here. A dominant win at the Trojans, a 35-21 come-from-behind…

BYU drops out of the Top 25 after loss to Baylor

BYU went from being the unranked team beating ranked opponents to being a ranked team beaten by unranked opponents. And it hasn’t been pretty. Unlike the loss two weeks ago, the most recent upset — at Baylor on Saturday — wasn’t a direct result of turnovers. But the Cougars still got outplayed and lost the…

5 things we learned in Utah State’s win over UNLV

Utah State bounced back from its back-to-back losses to Boise State and BYU by downing UNLV 28-24 in Las Vegas Saturday. It’s the 13th straight win for the Aggies after a bye dating back to 2011. It’s also USU’s third fourth-quarter comeback win of the year. It wasn’t an ideal win, barely beating an 0-5…

Gordon Monson: A week that began for the Utah Utes with a funeral ended with a victory that kept Rose Bowl hopes alive

After everything the Utes have been through this season — defeat, disruption, departures, despair, and the deepest of all tragedies, death — here they were on Saturday night, playing on their home field, against Arizona State, working hard, dialing and digging in, forcing all of the hurt out of their hearts and minds and souls,…

17 more Utahns die of COVID-19; 75 have died in the past week alone

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 morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. Seventeen more Utahns died of COVID-19 in the past day, according to the Utah Department…

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