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Five Online Dating Scams to Avoid
Online dating is a fixture in today’s culture, often riddled with the same frustrations and quirks as searching for love in person. Online, though, it’s maybe not a matter of looking for love in all the wrong places, but a matter of looking for love among the wrong people.
There are thousands of scams floating around the far-flung corners of the internet, all horrendous in their own right. But the most violating and egregious are the ones that prey on those just trying to find a potential partner or love connection.
Granite School District Considers Closing Schools and Changing School Boundaries
SALT LAKE CITY—The Granite School District Board of Education might close schools or change school boundaries in certain areas of the district. Spokesman Ben Horsley says both options are up in the air, but the decision would affect about 12 schools.
The board is considering these changes because several schools are getting smaller.
“That limits options for parents, options for students and diminishes our ability for high quality educational outcomes,” said Horsley.
Horsley says three of the ...
First responder at fatal Bryce Canyon accident describes crash scene
SALT LAKE CITY — Robert Driedonks owns a museum located on Highway 12. He says that he heard the bus crash that killed at least four people and injured at least 12 more on Friday.
“I was on my second story … and I heard, like, a bomb,” Driedonks told KSL Newsradio. “I looked over and I saw a double trailer cement truck and a bus destroyed.”
The Garfield County Sheriff’s office says the bus, filled with tourists from China, was traveling east on Highway 12 when it ran off the road and rolled i...
West Jordan police replace girl’s bike and helmet after auto pedestrian accident
WEST JORDAN CITY— West Jordan police officers have replaced a young girl’s bike after she was hit by a car near Joel P. Jensen Middle School.
Sargent J.C. Holt said officers and school officials teamed up to replace Camille’s bike and helmet out of pocket. “Her bike was just demolished as a result of the accident. The officers just thought it would be a nice gesture to replace the bike,” said Holt.
Camille was injured a few weeks ago when a car hit her while she was riding her bike home from ...
Rep. Ben McAdams says Facebook cryptocurrency might encourage child pornography
SALT LAKE CITY—Congressman Ben McAdams told Dave and Dujanovic Thursday Facebook’s new cryptocurrency might enable child exploitation. The currency ‘Libra’ gives users more privacy but McAdams thinks it lets predators share illicit information.
“If you have a currency that is completely and one hundred percent anonymous—there’s some scary things that can happen… and you might see an uptick in terrorism, in child exploitation, inhuman trafficking, in weapons trafficking,” McAdams said.
Layton considers zoning changes to make way for medical marijuana
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LAYTON — Layton is considering a zoning change in order to grow medical cannabis. The city’s proposal asks for zoning changes in response to the legislature approving medical cannabis pharmacies.
Community and Economic Development ...
Utah’s annual state fair might be another victim of COVID-19
(Jeremy Harmon | Tribune file photo) Late afternoon sun drenches the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City, Sept. 14, 2019.
The state fair attended by hundreds of thousands of Utahns each summer may be canceled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Larry Mullenax, executive director for Utah State Fair Corporation, said the nonprofit will decide the fair’s fate by the end of the week.
“We’ve been closely monitoring the number of confirmed cases throughout the state and the trajectory of those...
Here’s why COVID-19 made it harder to find beef in Utah grocery stores
(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) This Aug. 27, 2019, file photo shows ranchers before they moved 1,200 head of cattle through Logan Canyon.
Last month — in an effort to maintain supply — grocery stores in Utah put limits on the amount of beef customers could buy in one shopping trip.
While some Utahns may have worried about the state’s beef supply, Brent Tanner, executive director for Utah Beef Council, told lawmakers Monday that there’s plenty of cattle available.
“It’s not that we have a...
Coronavirus continues to creep into Utah’s prisons and jails. Here is what they are doing about it.
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Weber County Sheriff Complex entrance Thursday, September 15 2011
As COVID-19 cases spike throughout the state, the virus is making its way into Utah’s prison and jails, infecting three inmates at the Utah State Prison, one at Weber County Jail, 23 at Salt Lake County Jail, and 11 at Bonneville Community Correctional Center, a halfway house in Salt Lake City.
At the Utah State Prison in Draper, two inmates with the coronavirus have recovered so far and o...
West Jordan City Council takes a stance against racial inequality
(Taylor Stevens | Tribune file photo) West Jordan City Hall is pictured here on May 19, 2018. The city, one of the state's largest, is reducing staff because of a coronavirus-caused budget crunch.
Public outcry from Utahns and Americans across the country protesting police brutality toward Black and Brown people is moving local government to take a stance.
The West Jordan City Council took the first step toward creating a commission on diversity Wednesday, passing a resolution 6-0 that affirm...
Salt Lake City arts group is offering home delivery of a live dance performance
(Photo courtesy of SB Dance) Annie Kent performs outdoors to live music in an SB Dance mobile performance, part of the performing arts company's response to the pandemic.
With a cool summer breeze on their backs, eight people — seated 6 feet apart — watched as Annie Kent danced gracefully around a small stage mounted on a trailer, accompanied by a singer and a guitarist for a five-minute performance in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City.
Utahns who miss going to the theater have this ...
New study shows Glendale and Rose Park hit hardest by COVID-19
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City Councilman Andrew Johnston, represents District 2 in Salt Lake City which includes Glendale, Fairpark and Poplar Grove, Wednesday July 1, 2020. He's frustrated and angry that COVID-19 is hitting low-income areas hardest for a number of reasons including the inability of residents to work from home or sacrifice their incomes during the pandemic, unequal access to health care and systemic inequities.
A new study shows low-income Utahns — who ar...
Here’s what growing up in the Beehive State is like for some Utahns of color
Ladan Mohamed, a Somali 23-year-old from Riverdale, worked hard to fit in at Bonneville High School, she said, and was elected the student body president.
“I would be up on the stage at assemblies introducing what was happening,” she said. “And people would just scream profanities at me, like they’d call me a terrorist, they’d say the N-word, it was really bad.”
The discrimination she experienced growing up in Utah eventually became a factor in her choice to leave the state last year, after c...
Utahns can ‘touch the art’ Saturday at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
(Photo courtesy of Justin Watson) Still image of Justin Watson's art piece submitted for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art's "Please Touch the Art" exhibit. The image contains layers of images from past and recent protests. Watson's goal was to evaluate the historical perspective behind today's police violence protests.
Have you ever been tempted to touch a beautiful piece of artwork in a museum? Utahns can put their own spin on artwork and become a part of an exhibit this Saturday at the U...
University of Utah’s theater students of color describe systemic racism and call for change
Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students have sent a clear message to the University of Utah’s Department of Theatre: “You have lost our trust.”
In a letter to President Ruth Watkins, U. trustees and the department, the students said they feel “unsafe, exploited, belittled and unwelcome” in the U.’s classrooms and productions due to pressure to perform in stereotypical roles. They also list a curriculum that includes few plays that tell the stories of people of color and describ...