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An 8-foot snake that went missing in Tooele is found, safe and sound, police say

By Sean P. Means | August 5, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) The "Hickory" wing at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison.

Inmate dies after an ‘altercation’ at the state prison in Gunnison

By Scott D. Pierce | August 5, 2021, 5:06 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Governor Spencer Cox and interagency fire leadership ask everyone in Utah this summer to change their behaviors when outside, as they launch “Fire Sense”, a public service campaign designed to educate the public and empower them to make fire sense decisions that will drive down the number of human-caused wildfires. Gathered in City Creek Canyon on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, leadership launched a messaging campaign pinpointing how 100% of the state is in drought, with 90% of the state in extreme drought.

Sky Chaney: Gov. Cox should stop development of a new golf course in drought-stricken Kane County.

By Sky Chaney | Special to The Tribune | August 5, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(Forrest Gmitro | University of Utah Athletics) University of Utah's Devaughn Vele lines up to run a play at a recent practice.

Red All Over: Is Ute wide receiver Devaughn Vele set to break out?

By Josh Newman | August 5, 2021, 3:49 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Gocycle electric bicycle with pedal assist and a throttle draws attention during The The Big Gear Show, a new outdoor convention that's in its first year, sets up at the base of Deer Valley Resort for a 3-day event on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

New outdoor trade show tries to fill the gap left by Outdoor Retailer — with softer politics

By Caroleine James | August 5, 2021, 3:46 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Smoke in the Salt Lake Valley, on 
Monday, July 12, 2021.

Utah’s smoky skies will persist until Saturday

By Scott D. Pierce | August 5, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

(Jessica Miller | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Molly Davis: Utah allows some lower-level crimes to be cleared from the record

By Molly Davis | Special to The Tribune | August 5, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Church President Russell M. Nelson receives the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. A new poll shows Latter-day Saints are increasingly accepting the vaccine.

Latest from Mormon Land: Better late than never? COVID vaccine is gaining acceptance among more Latter-day Saints.

By David Noyce | Peggy Fletcher Stack | August 5, 2021, 3:39 p.m.

(Gregory Shamus | AP) Slovenia's Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past France's Rudy Gobert (27) during a men's basketball semifinal round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Saitama, Japan.

Rudy Gobert says Nic Batum’s game-saving play was ‘one of the best blocks’ he’s ever seen

By The Associated Press | August 5, 2021, 2:05 p.m.

(Tsuyoshi Ueda | Pool photo) Nathaniel Coleman, of the United States, competes during the speed portion of the men's sport climbing final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo.

Nathaniel Coleman wins silver in Olympic climbing’s debut

By Julie Jag | August 5, 2021, 1:50 p.m.

(Wesley Player  |  for The Salt Lake Tribune) Allan Goodson in Cedar City, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. He says he was fired from his job because of his Muslim faith, and he's suing his former employer.

Utah Muslim sues his ex-employer, alleges a boss said he’d be ‘cast into outer darkness’

By Kolbie Peterson | August 5, 2021, 1:02 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A voter drops off her ballot at the drop-off location in Lehi, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

John Pudner: Utah shows other red states how to run elections

By John Pudner | Special to The Tribune | August 5, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(U.S. Forest Service via The New York Times) 

The West Is on Fire. It’s Past Time to Act on Climate Change.

Kate Brown: The West is on fire. It’s past time to act on climate change.

By Kate Brown | Special to The Tribune | August 5, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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‘The Rundown’: Right-wing-a-palooza is coming to Utah

By Bryan Schott | August 5, 2021, 12:56 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox holds a coronavirus briefing at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

‘Harder for a body of that size to act in the moment,’ Cox says of Legislature’s pandemic response

By Bryan Schott | August 5, 2021, 1:17 p.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron during a demonstration at the 2016 Hill Air Force Base Warriors Over The Wasatch open house and air show on June 2, 2016.

Letter: Let’s spend money on vaccines rather than missiles

By Sam Lair | The Public Forum | August 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Utah quarterback Cameron Rising attempts a pass during practice on Wednesday. Rising is in a fall camp quarterback competition with Charlie Brewer

University of Utah football opens fall camp as Charlie Brewer, Cam Rising open QB competition

By Josh Newman | August 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE -- Steam billows from the coal-powered Huntington Power Plant in Huntington, Utah, Feb. 7, 2019. (Brandon Thibodeaux/The New York Times)

Letter: We must be good shepherds of the earth

By Georgia Platts | The Public Forum | August 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Folded up bleachers at the old Provo High School gym are covered in notes accumulated since April by people giving their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine as health care representatives administer the vaccine nearby on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Letter: Unvaccinated? Make an honest list of all positive and negative reasons for being so

By Rand Marcus | The Public Forum | August 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(MMIWhoIsMissing) Ella Mae Begay, a 62-year-old Navajo woman, has been missing since June. Searches have extended into southern Utah.

Family presses for answers in the case of missing master weaver Ella Mae Begay

By Alastair Lee Bitsóí | August 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Registered nurse Yazmin Tovar gives Taylor Hilmo, 16, her first dose shot of the Pfizer vaccine as people are vaccinated against COVID-19 at the former Provo High School at 1125 N. University Ave. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Letter: A true patriot would be proactive in curtailing the spread of COVID-19

By Gary Collins | The Public Forum | August 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Associated Press | Refugio Ruiz)This 2019 photo shows one of many “blue agave" fields that line the roadsides in El Arenal, Jalisco state, Mexico. The “blue agave" plant is the prime material for the production of Tequila.

Here’s why you can only buy one bottle of Patron tequila at a Utah liquor store.

By Kathy Stephenson | August 5, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

(Eric Gay | AP) United States's Kevin Durant (7), center, is pressured by Australia's Joe Ingles (7), right, during men's basketball semifinal game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Saitama, Japan.

Kevin Durant, Team USA too much for Joe Ingles and Australia in Olympic semifinal

By The Associated Press | August 5, 2021, 1:54 p.m.

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) celebrates the win over TCU with guard MaCio Teague (31) after an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez)

The Triple Team: On the Jazz’s 3rd year players, Udoka Azubuike’s size, and Jared Butler’s Uno games

By Andy Larsen | August 5, 2021, 4:04 a.m.

(Salt Lake City Police Department) This screenshot of body camera footage released Wednesday shows Salt Lake City police officers responding to a man who had barricaded himself. They exchanged gunfire, and the man died on July 20, 2021.

Salt Lake City police release bodycam footage of barricaded man who died in July

By Connor Sanders | August 5, 2021, 12:48 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The sun rises on an empty plaza outside the Conference Center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City in April 2021. The church has updated its General Handbook.

Keep politics out of church meetings, updated handbook tells Latter-day Saints

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | August 4, 2021, 11:37 p.m.

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Bagley Cartoon: The Writing on the Wall

By Pat Bagley | August 4, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, guards Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (7) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz acquire Golden State’s Eric Paschall for second-round pick

By Andy Larsen | August 5, 2021, 1:50 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Idris Ahmad, 5, points out sunflowers to Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall as they tour the city’s newest community garden, at Richmond Park, alongside Jackie Thompson, at right, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. Thompson dressed up to portray the park's namesake, Mignon Barker Richmond, the first African American woman to graduate from college in Utah.

Looking for a place to grow veggies? Salt Lake City has a new community garden.

By Leia Larsen | August 4, 2021, 8:54 p.m.

(Kim Raff | The New York Times) Sasha Piton, 33, at her home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on July 3, 2021. Piton has called on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to manufacture more breathable and comfortable temple garments for its members.

‘Mormon Land’: Garments and tattoos and piercings, oh my! ‘The Mormon Hippie’ sounds off on her faith and its culture.

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | David Noyce | August 5, 2021, 1:15 a.m.

(Nate Edwards | BYU) BYU players tour the newly renovated locker room, Monday, June 18, 2021.

BYU football players get more than just swag bags as they report for fall camp

By Norma Gonzalez | August 4, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Registered nurse Yazmin Tovar gives Taylor Hilmo, 16, her first dose shot of the Pfizer vaccine as people are vaccinated against COVID-19 at the former Provo High School at 1125 N. University Ave. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Eight more Utahns died of COVID-19 — including one between age 14 and 24

By Scott D. Pierce | August 4, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

(Tom Brenner| The New York Times)

A fairgoer holds an umbrella at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 11, 2019. "Today, what remains of conservative intelligentsia is split," writes New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.

Bret Stephens: Choice is a precondition for morality.

By Bret Stephens | The New York Times | August 4, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach reacts after scoring against the Portland Timbers in the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Real Salt Lake’s Damir Kreilach named to MLS All-Star team

By Aaron Falk | August 4, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

(Tsuyoshi Ueda | Pool photo) Kyra Condie, of the United States, during the speed qualification portion of the women's sport climbing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo.

Salt Lake climber overcame scoliosis to reach the Olympics, but fell just short of the finals

By Julie Jag | August 4, 2021, 11:52 p.m.

(Fairways Media) Daniel Summerhays on the 17th green at Oakridge Country Club on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Three former BYU golfers will play in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Utah Championship

By Kurt Kragthorpe | Special to The Tribune | August 5, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People cool down at Liberty Park on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

July was Salt Lake City’s hottest on record

By Brian Maffly | August 4, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

15-year-old charged in the shooting death of his 11-year-old brother

By Scott D. Pierce | August 4, 2021, 6:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People are vaccinated against COVID-19 at the former Provo High School gym at 1125 N. University Ave. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Pat Sadoski: We will live with COVID for a long time unless more are vaccinated

By Pat Sadoski | Special to The Tribune | August 4, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Smoke in the Salt Lake Valley, on 
Monday, July 12, 2021.

Winds will clear Utah skies on Thursday, but it may not last long

By Scott D. Pierce | August 4, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) An overflow crowd takes in a presentation at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. On Tuesday Silicon Slopes announced the creation of a new political action committee to give the tech sector greater influence in state politics.

Utah tech companies set up a PAC to boost their legislative influence

By Shelley K. Mesch | August 4, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

(John Minchillo | AP photo)

In this Jan. 6 photo, rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington.

Leonard Pitts: Is human compassion that hard for them?

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | August 4, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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‘The Rundown’: The Utah connection to a bizarre Texas political story

By Bryan Schott | August 4, 2021, 12:44 p.m.

A PDF of the first page of a lawsuit filed against Nebraska and Nomi Health.

Utah company says report on validity of COVID-19 tests should remain blocked from public

By Andrew Becker | August 5, 2021, 3:16 p.m.

(Brian Maffly | Tribune file photo)
Pump jacks pull up hydrocarbons in the Three Rivers oil field southwest of Vernal, near Pelican Lake and the Green River, pictured on June 14, 2019. Members of Congress, including Utah Republicans, are seeking a halt to collection of federal royalties for mining and drilling on public lands — except they want the states to keep getting their share.

Utah’s oil and gas industry is as busy now as it was during Trump’s ‘energy dominance’ era

By Brian Maffly | August 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jon Anderson, provost at Southern Utah University, speaks at a press conference announcing a new scholarship at Southern Utah University for survivors of trafficking, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

Southern Utah University has created a scholarship for survivors of human trafficking

By Courtney Tanner | August 4, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

This June 3, 2020, image released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a wolf on a CPW-owned game camera in Moffat County, Colo. Wolves have repopulated the mountains and forests of the American West with remarkable speed since their reintroduction 25 years ago, expanding to more than 300 packs in six states. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP)

Letter: Utah’s record has a dismal, anti-science bent when it comes to wolves

By Kim Crumbo | The Public Forum | August 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU quarterbacks, from left, Jaren Hall, Baylor Romney and Jacob Conover answer questions during BYU Football Media Day at the BYU Broadcasting Building in Provo on Thursday, June 17, 2021

The 5 most important BYU football players this season

By Norma Gonzalez | August 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Letter: Fauci coddles younger Americans

By Kimball Shinkoskey | The Public Forum | August 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Trump memorabilia is sold during the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Letter: It’s time to stop voting against our own interests

By Dylan Hill | The Public Forum | August 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.