With some schools moving outdoors, retailers follow

Amy Jackson, an early-education instructor at the Center School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, remembers one rainy day a few years ago when she was outside with her students. They thought they were prepared. Everyone was wearing rain gear, and ropes and tarps were used to erect a makeshift shelter. But soon the children were “cold, wet,…

Spanish Fork all-abilities park opens this weekend

Spanish Fork • The long-anticipated Spanish Fork all-abilities park that will feature a wheelchair swing, sensory garden, ground-level merry-go-round and other accessible amenities is set to open on Sept. 12. The Spanish Fork City Council announced during its Aug. 25 meeting that construction on the $5 million park, which began in February, was near completion…

Utah’s temperatures will drop dramatically — and there could be hurricane-force winds

A cold front will bring dramatically colder temperatures to Utah on Tuesday, and possibly hurricane-force winds to some areas. The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind warning for the northern Wasatch Front beginning Monday at midnight and continuing through noon on Tuesday. East winds from 25 to 35 mph are expected, with gusts in…

Houston Dash upend Portland Thorns 1-0 in Challenge Cup semifinal, earn berth in NWSL title game

Sandy • It had been 360 minutes since a goal was scored in the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup. Three consecutive scoreless games went to penalties, and 69 minutes of play between the Houston Dash and Portland Thorns in the first semifinal game at Rio Tinto Stadium. But Dash striker Rachel Daly flipped all…

George Chapman: SLC threatens increasing density in single-family neighborhoods

Salt Lake City is asking for feedback on suggestions for increasing density in the city to increase the supply of affordable housing. Many other cities have complained that part of the problem is caused by inflexible zoning rules that are protecting single-family home neighborhoods from increasing density. The city’s survey explanation suggests that they are…

Another 566 cases of COVID-19 in Utah, and 10 new deaths

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. Another 566 Utahns have contracted COVID-19, and 10 more people have died from the…

Pandemic has people looking to God? Survey shows Americans are reading the Bible less.

People may be reading the news and “doomscrolling” through social media during the coronavirus pandemic. But what they don’t appear to be reading is the Bible. That’s according to the 10th annual State of the Bible survey released Wednesday by the American Bible Society. The number of American adults the American Bible Society considers “Scripture…

BYU basketball forward Wyatt Lowell to undergo surgery for torn labrum

After sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, Wyatt Lowell was expected to make a splash in the 2020-21 season. The 6-foot-10 forward was not only going to add height and length, but also add stability to a squad that graduated seven seniors — including three starters and two key reserves. However, the…

Faith was a lifelong constant for Rep. John Lewis

Birmingham, Ala. • From his childhood, when he preached to chickens in the dirt-poor South, to his decades as a moral force in Congress, religious faith was a constant in the life of Rep. John Lewis. Lewis spent boyhood days as a make-believe minister, preaching to a congregation of clucking birds at his rural home…

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