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(Ken Ritter | The Associated Press) Sprinklers water grass at a park on Friday, April 9, 2021, in the Summerlin neighborhood of Las Vegas. The desert city wants to become a model for restraint with a first-in-the-nation policy limiting water use by banning grass that nobody walks on. Parks would not be included, but Las Vegas area water officials are asking the state Legislature to pass a law banning "nonfunctional turf" in street medians and common areas of communities and office parks.

Las Vegas pushes to become first city to ban ornamental grass in effort to save water

By Sam Metz and Ken Ritter | The Associated Press | April 11, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Edmon De Haro | The New York Times)

"Arkansas lawmakers’ move against trans people reflects a larger strategy," writes New York Times opinion columnist Frank Bruni.

Frank Bruni: Republicans have found their cruel new culture war

| April 11, 2021, 8:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jonathan Pimble, AEMT, administers a Covid -19 vaccination to Jerome Little, during a resource fair on Rio Grande Street, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Scientists have identified nearly 300 coronavirus variant cases in Utah

By Andy Larsen | April 11, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: Utah’s first independent redistricting commission kicks off this week, but will its work matter?

By Robert Gehrke | April 11, 2021, 2:06 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)  An inversion over Salt Lake Valley is seen looking west from Little Cottonwood Canyon, in this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo.

Letter: Why air quality should be our next big public health focus in SLC

| April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

The rising full moon passes behind the Martin Luther King Memorial and the Washington Monument, Tuesday evening, Dec. 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Letter: Georgia can learn from Arizona’s reversal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Val Williams | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Paintings by LDS artist Minerva Teichert are shown in the east Salt Lake City chapel in August 2020.

Letter: Destroying Minerva Teichert’s work tells LDS female artists their work doesn’t matter

By Nancy Andruk Olson | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 9:17 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Eric McCandless/ABC) Ben Rector, left, performs with Utah contestant Wyatt Pike on "American Idol."

Scott D. Pierce: Can a Utahn finally win on ‘American Idol’? Maybe.

By Scott D. Pierce | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a black crow flies over in the deserted Louvre museum courtyard in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Letter: The GOP deserves a new mascot: A certain bird with a certain name comes to mind.

By Michael Mitchell | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP, pool) U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland tours near ancient dwellings along the Butler Wash Trail with Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, right, and other officials during a visit to Bears Ears National Monument Thursday, April 8, 2021, near Blanding.

Biden is poised to expand Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments. The real question is by how much?

By Brian Maffly | Matt Canham | Zak Podmore | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Box Elder County Courthouse in Brigham City, was refurbished with $87,000 of CARES Act money, Mar. 17, 2021

Here’s how millions in federal funds will benefit Utah’s rural counties after the pandemic ends.

By Leia Larsen | April 11, 2021, 4:29 p.m.

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, The Salt Lake Temple stands at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Letter: Picture the LDS Church saving our natural world

By Jared Lounsbury-Decker | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune   A plane lands at Salt Lake City International Airport, Feb. 25, 2019.

Letter: Will the Inland Port push more birds into the airport’s airspace?

By Mark Baranowski | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  U.S. Congressman Chris Stewart speaks with Congressman John Curtiss, at the Utah Association of Realtors office where GOP candidates gathered in Sandy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Letter: A vote against the For the People Act is a vote for voter suppression

By Sheldon Smith | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6 photo, violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, in Washington.

Leonard Pitts: Another word for anxiety is fear

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) scores and is fouled by Sacramento Kings forward Chimezie Metu (25), as the Utah Jazz host the Sacramento Kings, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

The Triple Team: Donovan Mitchell scores 42 to beat Sacramento — he’s now scored 40 PPG in his last three games

By Andy Larsen | April 11, 2021, 5:33 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang (31), Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2), and Utah Jazz guard Miye Oni (81) react to a call as the Utah Jazz host the Sacramento Kings, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Utah Jazz overcome their own woeful defense to fend off Kings for 24th straight home victory

By Eric Walden | April 11, 2021, 5:08 a.m.

(David J. Phillip | AP) Tony Finau reacts after missing an eagle putt on the 15th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Augusta, Ga.

Utah’s Tony Finau stays in the top 10 in the Masters, despite an over-par round

By Kurt Kragthorpe | Special to The Tribune | April 11, 2021, 2:01 a.m.

(Courtesy of University of Utah Athletics) Quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) participates in Utah football spring practice, Monday, March 15, 2021.

Utah football scrimmages for second time, and QB Charlie Brewer continues to get big praise

By Josh Newman | April 10, 2021, 10:26 p.m.

(Screenshot via YouTube) Newly elected chair Chris Null speaks in a Salt Lake County Republican Party convention campaign video.

Salt Lake County Republicans elect Chris Null as their new chair

By Leia Larsen | April 10, 2021, 8:47 p.m.

(Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera speaks during a press conference about the shooting that injured two deputies outside the sheriff's South Salt Lake headquarters on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Investigators process the crime scene behind Rivera. The alleged shooter died in an exchange of gunfire with the injured officers.

Two deputies shot outside Salt Lake County sheriff’s headquarters identified Sunday

By Brian Maffly | April 11, 2021, 9:07 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Aaron Dickey, 91, watches his wife Marion Dickey, 83, as the two received their second COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department nurse Janeen Hamel in Spanish Fork, Mar. 25, 2021.

More than 668,000 Utahns are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

By Brian Maffly | April 10, 2021, 6:05 p.m.

(Evan Vucci | AP) President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

David Brooks: The heart and soul of the Biden Project

By David Brooks | The New York Times | April 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sydney Soloski competes on the floor for Utah in the PAC-12 Gymnastics Championship tournament at the Maverik Center, on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

No longer leaning on the program’s legacy, this Utah gymnastics team wants to make some history of its own

By Lya Wodraska | Special to The Tribune | April 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

New University of Utah head coach Craig Smith tours the Huntsman Center on March 27, 2021.

Utah basketball coach Craig Smith had no obvious Utes ties, but a weekend at the ’98 Final Four helped fuel coaching career

By Josh Newman | April 10, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: The Legislature can declare an end to COVID, but hundreds of thousands of our neighbors have long weeks ahead

By Robert Gehrke | April 10, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Damage at Salt Lake City's Caffé Molise caused by the March 18, 2020, earthquake.

Letter: Legislature is more concerned with bureaucracy than our children’s lives

By Robert Snyder | The Public Forum | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A sign encouraging masks at City Creek in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

Letter: COVID-19 spreads best on the weekends. It seems clear why.

By Erwin McPherson | The Public Forum | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Local architect Jeff White stands on an underused site on the west side of Salt Lake City as he holds a model showing what his tiny home community might look like, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Tiny homes for the homeless? The idea could become a reality by this winter, Salt Lake City mayor says.

By Taylor Stevens | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)

They make up most of the adult LDS membership. So why do they feel like outsiders? Because they’re single.

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune


As Rob Miller, a Utah Democratic Party Chairman candidate speaks, audience members stand arm-in-arm with their backs to him and all of the candidates during a  town hall meeting at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The meeting comes after party officials had a meeting about what to do with allegations about sexual harassment against Miller.

Letter: Democratic Party’s apology for its handling of sexual harassment accusations is too little, too late

By Kate Kelly | The Public Forum | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Drivers on Wasatch Blvd. as snow falls, Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Letter: Wasatch Boulevard is not a highway -- don’t use it as one

| April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Susan Walsh | AP) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, attends a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 1, 2021. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance the nomination of Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general.

Letter: I offer an apology -- and a senator -- to Georgia

By Craig Dunford | The Public Forum | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Screenshot via Facebook)  The Wellington City Council meets Friday, April 9, 2021, to discuss allegations that Wellington Police Chief Rory Bradley sexually harassed a female city employee.

Wellington police chief fired after alleged sexual harassment

By Sara Tabin | April 11, 2021, 5:08 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A sign indicates masks are required at a store in West Valley City on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Utahns will still have to wear masks at organized events after state mandate expires

By Sara Tabin | April 11, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) An array of stickers about the second amendment on display.

Cache County Sheriff warns against ‘unconstitutional gun control’

By Sara Tabin | April 11, 2021, 5:06 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mary W. Jackson Elementary first grader Isaiah Kam, 7, launches his straw rocket as students commemorate their school namesake’s 100th birthday on Friday, April 9, 2021, with a special science lesson in the mechanics of rocket building. Salt Lake City’s oldest elementary school was renamed in 2018 in honor of the the first African American female engineer at NASA, with students recently voting to change their mascot to “The Rockets.”

Photos: Mary W. Jackson Elementary students set off rockets to honor their school’s namesake

By Francisco Kjolseth | Sara Tabin | April 10, 2021, 2:17 a.m.

(Sara Tabin | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Renae Ingles poses in a Salt Lake City firetruck that has been tagged with a KultureCity sticker. Ingles and her husband, Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles, helped cover the cost for Salt Lake City first responders to get trained in safely interacting with people with sensory needs.

SLC first responders complete training geared at interactions with those with sensory needs

By Sara Tabin | April 10, 2021, 1:52 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)  A delegate holds a flyer featuring Republican Central Committee members and their attendance rates at the Salt Lake County Republican Party organizing convention, April 13, 2019, at Cottonwood High School. Salt Lake County GOP delegates will elect new leaders Saturday amid allegations one candidate has been using his insider status to boost his prospects in the race for chair.

One day before convention, more controversy emerges in Salt Lake County Republican Party

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
President Russell M. Nelson speaks at General Conference on Easter morning, Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Jana Riess: Overcoming LDS doubt is hard when you’ve never been given the tools

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | April 9, 2021, 10:56 p.m.

(Eric Walden  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert signs some autographs for school children at the All-Star Weekend Jr. NBA Day event at Navy Pier in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

Righty? Lefty? Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert came to his basketball skills with a two-handed approach

By Andy Larsen | April 9, 2021, 11:53 p.m.

A man wearing a face mask walks near a TV screen showing an image of U.S. President Donald Trump's twitter during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Commentary: It is not the government’s job to promote ‘fairness’ online

By Berin Szóka and Ari Cohn | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

GOP Army Knife | Pat Bagley

Bagley Cartoon: GOP Army Knife

By Pat Bagley | April 9, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

This Aug. 15, 2019 photo shows a juniper tree cut down as part of a giant project to remove junipers encroaching on sagebrush habitat needed by imperiled sage grouse in southwestern Idaho. The Bruneau-Owyhee Sage-Grouse Habitat Project aims to remove junipers on 965 square miles (2,500 square kilometers) of state and federal land in Owyhee County. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

David Willms: It’s time to restore the Sagebrush Steppe

By David Willms | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 9:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Amelia Powers Gardner) Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner has expressed a willingness to replace Tanner Ainge on the Utah County Commission.

Utah County clerk/auditor called employee her ‘gay democratic assistant,’ according to harassment investigation

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 11:50 p.m.

(David J. Phillip | AP) Tony Finau reacts after missing an eagle putt on the 15th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Augusta, Ga.

Utah’s Tony Finau moves into the Masters top 10 and earns some crystal with a 66

By Kurt Kragthorpe | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 10:59 p.m.