Political Cornflakes: ‘Year of the Woman?’ Maybe for Democrats. But amid resistance energy, Republican women are being told, ‘Don’t run this year.’

A record number of women are running for office this year, prompting some to call 2018 the ‘Year of the Woman.’ But maybe that’s just for Democrats. The resistance energy in the midterms seems to be working against female Republicans, who have long res…

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Crime is down in Salt Lake City, but police say Operation Rio Grande shifted the homeless problem to other areas

Officer Stephen Masters is a few minutes into his shift when the first call comes in.“There’s a male trespasser out in front of the Leatherby’s acting strange. Just urinated on the ground.”As Masters pulls into the parking lot on North Temple, just wes…

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Life on the other side: Former Ute stars Trevor Reilly and Brandon Burton are finding out the coaching business is tougher than it looks

The course is Econ 3620, Mathematics for Economists. If that title is not intimidating enough, consider the University of Utah catalog description: “The use of mathematical language to formulate and solve problems in economics. Topics include linear al…

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Former Utah library director sentenced to jail, community service after spending $89K of library funds on ‘Game of War’ video game

A former North Logan City Library Director was sentenced Monday for allegedly stealing $89,000 worth of library funds and spending it on the mobile video game, “Game of War.”Investigators said 38-year-old Adam Winger, who was director of the North Loga…

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Draper identifies Utah firefighter killed battling huge blaze in California

Draper officials have identified the firefighter killed Monday battling the Mendocino Complex Fire in California as Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett, 42.“The entire community of Draper is mourning his loss,” said Mayor Troy K. Walker, adding that Burch…

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Car smashing into barrier outside Westminister terrorist incident, says London police

London • A man crashed his car into security barriers outside Britain’s Houses of Parliament during Tuesday morning’s rush hour, injuring “a number of pedestrians” in what police are calling a terrorist incident.The driver was arrested at the scene on …

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At least 22 dead after highway bridge collapses over Italian city

A highway bridge collapsed over Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday morning, causing people, cars and huge chunks of concrete to fall hundreds of feet onto the city below.At least 22 people were found dead in the rubble, government officials told Italy’s ANSA new…

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BYU’s quarterback derby narrowed to two: senior Tanner Mangum and freshman Zach Wilson

Provo • The worst kept secret in Provo was officially let out of the bag on Monday.BYU’s great quarterback derby of 2018 is now down to two candidates: senior Tanner Mangum and freshman Zach Wilson. The youngest and oldest of the contestants for the st…

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Stagnating wages don’t tell the whole story

The average wage earned in America has been stagnating for four decades, according to the Pew Research Center. It’s a shocking finding. Thankfully, there are two reasons to be less dismayed by it than an initial glance would suggest.In 2018, the averag…

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Gehrke: This is what Utah’s leaders need to do to turn Operation Rio Grande’s good start into a full-blown success for the state’s homeless

Since police poured into Pioneer Park a year ago, I have been hopeful that Operation Rio Grande would yield real results in dealing with the state’s homeless problem.A year in, there are positive signs — reduced crime in the area, more individuals goin…

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Margaret Sullivan: Online activists hit hatemongers like Alex Jones where it hurts the most — in the wallet

Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Matt Rivitz stumbled upon the Breitbart News website, which once called itself the “home of the alt-right.”He was appalled by what he saw, including stories tagged “black crime.”He wanted to do something a…

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Letter: Vote for officials who listen to constituents instead of checking their phones at hearings

The voices of Utahns are not being heard. I attended the Bears Ears Monument hearings this year. A chairwoman instructed us to show respect for these elected officials. However, she did not require from them the same respect for us.Some listened, took …

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Letter: Proposed cougar hunting quotas are scientifically unsound

I am shocked and disheartened to hear of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ recently proposed cougar hunting quotas for the upcoming hunting season. The proposed quotas are scientifically unsound and allow an irresponsibly high level of trophy hu…

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Letter: We can’t erase our carbon footprint overnight, but we can take some action

I am a hypocrite. Well, not entirely. I’ve paid out lots of American dollars to reduce our household’s carbon footprint. But I have no intention of withdrawing into the woods and doing without automobile transportation, jet aircraft transportation, ele…

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Letter: History will remember Republicans as cowards. Do they care?

I used to think I understood Republicans. I usually didn’t agree with them, but I understood their thinking. They cared about deficits, families and character, among other things. Now their values are a mystery.When Donald Trump bragged about assaultin…

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Letter: Keep up the pressure on Congress to take action on tuberculosis

I suggest contacting those who represent us in Congress about battling the world’s No. 1 infectious killer: tuberculosis (“Rep. Chris Stewart can help eradicate tuberculosis” by Allison Krenzien, The Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 5). While this pandemic only…

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BYU golfer Rhett Rasmussen off to good start in U.S. Amateur

Pebble Beach, Calif. • BYU golfer Rhett Rasmussen of Draper shot a 1-over-par 73 at Spyglass Golf Course in the first round of the U.S. Amateur on Monday, putting him in a tie for 43rd place.The tournament’s 312 golfers will compete in the second round…

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Baby drowns in northern Utah

A 1-year-old boy drowned Monday night in a northern Utah canal.The boy was first reported missing at 9 p.m., according to a news release from the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office. Family members told officers they feared he’d fallen into the waterway …

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MLB roundup: Acuña’s leadoff feat sends Atlanta to doubleheader sweep vs. Miami

Atlanta • Perfect games? Unassisted triple plays? They’re not even as rare as what Ronald Acuña Jr. pulled off Monday night.His legend growing with each game, the 20-year-old rookie hit leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader to lead the first-p…

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She kept a band saw in her living room and was ‘a really loud fisher’: Here’s what daughters of a slain Utah code-enforcement officer will miss most about their mom

West Valley City • When Halie and Katie Merrill walked into their mom’s house the first time after she died, they found a band saw planted in the middle of the living room.It sat among the other furniture last week, as casual as a coffee table. And it …

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