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Next stop for ridesharing debate: Utah Legislature

sltrib.com — "When things happen in the state, they generally end up affecting Salt Lake City first," McCay said. "So the decisions they have to deal with are then decisions that the rest of the state is going to have to deal with."
Nov 28, 2014

Next stop for ridesharing debate: Utah Legislature shar.es/1XI4wG #utpol

Utah professor pushes for 'drone court' to approve U.S. strikes

sltrib.com — The court would be part of the judiciary branch and hear arguments for why the United States should target a suspect with a drone strike. A lawyer from the government would make an argument to a judge.

Utah football: Andy Phillips found his own path

sltrib.com — The payoff of that choice? He's found himself in avenues he never expected: being a team leader and being more involved in his family, his faith, and being a father. "It changed his whole perspective," Greg Phillips said of his son. "Skiing didn't have to be everything for him."
Nov 28, 2014

RT @kylegoon: ICYMI — You know the outlines of the story. Here's why Andy Phillips really left skiing to take a shot at football: bit.ly/12b4OaI

Nov 27, 2014

He wants you to know kickers are people, too. @kylegoon profiles Andy Phillips' unique path to kickerdom. sltrib.com/sports/1880867…

Nov 27, 2014

You know Andy Phillips went from ski team to special teams, but @kylegoon tells you how, exactly, and why: sltrib.com/sports/1880867…

Utah lawmakers likely to talk police body cams

sltrib.com — Ray said Thursday he does not have any plans to introduce a bill, being skeptical of the value of body cams until technology improves. But he welcomes a legislative discussion. "They're a good idea, eventually, when we get the technology right," said Ray. "But right now there are a lot of glitches.
Nov 28, 2014

The #Utah Legislature expects to discuss police body cams. sltrib.com/news/1880806-1… Shootings by police=Utah's 2nd-leading type of homicide.

Utah had 3rd-lowest voter turnout among states

sltrib.com — While Utah is now near rock bottom, it once was near the top. In 1980 - a year when Ronald Reagan won in a landslide for president - 66 percent of eligible Utahns voted, fifth highest in the nation. Just two years ago, when favorite-son Mitt Romney ran for president, Utah had a 55.4 percent turnout.

Utah basketball notes: Loveridge tweaks hamstring, but is OK on his 21st birthday

sltrib.com — After a short practice in the morning, some players will visit LaTrill and Bill Loveridge's house for Turkey Day. Freshman Kyle Kuzma said he will eat with the family of fellow frosh Isaiah Wright at a condo in Park City, and Austrian freshman Jakob Poeltl said he'll share his first Thanksgiving with junior transfer Chris Reyes, German sophomore Kenneth Ogbe and freshman guard Jake Connor.
Nov 27, 2014

Utah hoops notes: Loveridge turns 21, Poeltl talks Thanksgiving, Wright's smooth shot and Kuzma's breakthrough sltrib.com/sports/1879260…

Alta's Quinn Fabrizio becomes Utah's third commitment in a week

sltrib.com — "Speech!" His future teammates chanted after Utah coaches introduced Quinn Fabrizio and announced his commitment at midfield after practice. Fabrizio wasn't prepared for that. "Just go out and beat Colorado, that's all I ask," he told them. Judging from the resulting cheer, his first on-the-fly adjustment went over pretty well.
Nov 26, 2014

More on Utah's newest commit, Alta safety Quinn Fabrizio: sltrib.com/blogs/uofuspor…

Kragthorpe: USU's Vigil brothers treasure time together

sltrib.com — The inevitable contrast of the brothers as an overachiever and a prep star tends to devalue Zach's athletic ability - "He says he's slow, but he's actually pretty fast," Nick said - and discount Nick's level of effort. Kory Bosgieter, his coach at Fremont High, welcomed the convergence "when your best player is your hardest worker."
Nov 26, 2014

RT @tribkurt: I promise, this link to USU's Vigil brothers story is worth the click, just to see fun pics of them as kids. bit.ly/1yhd0Tf

Nov 26, 2014

I promise, this link to USU's Vigil brothers story is worth the click, just to see fun pics of them as kids. bit.ly/1yhd0Tf

Live blog: Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder

Nov 26, 2014

A quick recap from OKC, where the Thunder beat the Jazz 97-82. sltrib.com/sports/1873722…

USU Football: Aggies will go bowling, but where?

sltrib.com — MWC bowl eligible teams Colorado State (10-1) Boise State (9-2) Utah State (9-3) Air Force (8-3) Nevada (6-5) San Diego State (6-5) On the edge Fresno State (5-6) - Must win final game vs. Hawaii ...

Alfonso Ribiero will headline 'Dancing With the Stars' tour; Feb. 5 at Maverik Center

sltrib.com — 'The Carlton' is coming to the Maverik Center. Alfonso Ribiero, the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" star who won the mirror ball Tuesday night on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," has been announced as the headliner of the "Dancing With the Stars: Live!" tour - which will play Feb.
Nov 26, 2014

Blog: Alfonso Ribiero will headline 'Dancing With the Stars' tour; Feb. 5 at Maverik Center ow.ly/2RfWSZ

Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert, Dante Exum building chemistry on the court

sltrib.com — With neither player averaging more than 18 minutes a game, the numbers aren't huge, but they are encouraging. Of the 20 assisted field goals the 7-foot-1 Gobert has converted this season, Exum has earned the dime on nearly half of them. In his second year, Gobert prepared for and is now enjoying an increased role.
Nov 26, 2014

On Dante Exum's first month in the NBA: sltrib.com/sports/1872020… + Exum & Gobert discuss their on-court chemistry: sltrib.com/sports/1873582…

Utah football notes: Stubblefield talks about replacing Anderson, Patrick

sltrib.com — True freshman Kenric Young, who caught his first career pass against Arizona " "Kenric is a guy who has a lot of talent. The sky's the limit for him. He's not quite there yet. He's not. We're playing him because we've got some injuries.
Nov 26, 2014

Notes from last night's practice on Kenric Young, Jameson Field, Ryan Petersen, quarterbacks and Jason Whittingham sltrib.com/blogs/1874297-…

What 'Jurassic World' gets right - and wrong - about dinosaurs

sltrib.com — Raptors are supposed to have feathers. The killing machines running alongside Pratt are green and scaly, even though we know that velociraptors had feathers. Loewen figures the movie keeps the raptors that way for continuity's sake. Besides the featherless bodies, they're also disproportionately large like the first "Jurassic Park's" raptors - though their size was kind of, sort of vindicated later.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @TribGeek: A look at what #JurassicWorld gets right and wrong about dinos #JurassicWorld" href="http://twitter.com/JurassicPark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@JurassicPark @prattprattpratt sltrib.com/blogs/1873917-… pic.twitter.com/0qr5Y1G2Ov

Wednesday movie roundup: Black holes, black birds, dark humor

sltrib.com — For your Thanksgiving weekend viewing, you have a choice: A scientist in love, bumbling kidnappers or spy-savvy waterfowl. And - surprise! - the waterfowl are the best option. "Penguins of Madagascar" spins off the flightless birds-turned-super spies into their own adventure - battling an evil octopus (voiced by John Malkovich) bent on revenge on all penguins everywhere.
Nov 26, 2014

Blog: Wednesday movie roundup: Black holes, black birds, dark humor ow.ly/2RexYX

Chairman Chaffetz eyes 'target-rich' environment, but Benghazi isn't one

sltrib.com — "I know Trey Gowdy and the select committee will get to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," Chaffetz said this week. "I think it's fair to wait and see what that committee comes up with." The Utah Republican, who flew to Libya a month after the Sept.
Nov 26, 2014

ICYMI: Chaffetz, armed with subpoena power and a team of investigators won't pursue Benghazi probe. sltrib.com/news/1872549-1…

Salt Lake police chief vows end to rape-probe backlog

sltrib.com — Burbank responded then that analyzing evidence in rape kits is not an efficient use of funds or department personnel. In many instances such evidence is not useful, he said, if the suspect already has been identified. But Tuesday, the chief told the council that state and federal funding made possible the analysis of rape kits that have been in the police department's evidence storage.

Settlement ends suit over Utah immigation law

sltrib.com — The settlement permanently bars the state from enforcing some sections of the law, including arresting someone just because local police have reason to believe they are undocumented immigrants. It also keeps in place rulings issued this summer by Waddoups that said police cannot prolong a detention "merely to confirm a person's immigration status," nor can police stop people just to check their status.
Nov 25, 2014

Utah scraps most of 'show me your papers' immigration law shar.es/1XxRRj #utpol

Nov 25, 2014

State, immigration advocates reach deal to mostly trash "show me your papers" law sltrib.com/news/1873317-1…

USU basketball: UC Davis coach Les a big fan of Morrill, Utah State

sltrib.com — "I told our guys, 'This is a really good early-season game for us," Les said. "We think we've made strides with our program. But we'll get a good idea of where we are playing Utah State. ... "They lost a lot of players and you're thinking, 'Maybe this is a good time to play them.'
Nov 26, 2014

sltrib.com/sports/1872727… Great catching up with UC Davis coach/former Jazz PG Jim Les today. UC Davis-Utah State play Wednesday night.