MLB stadium in Utah to cost taxpayers nearly a billion dollars, raise hotel taxes

The Legislature proposes $900 million in taxpayer support to build a Major League Baseball stadium, plus millions more to develop the surrounding Fairpark neighborhood. (LHM Company) The Larry H. Miller Company released new renderings for its plans for the Power District development on Salt Lake City’s west side on Feb. 15, 2024. The 100-acre site … Read more

Yonkers man charged with sexual misconduct as DA says ‘there may be other survivors’

A Manhattan grand jury indicted a Yonkers man on charges that he repeatedly sexually abused an 8-year-old student at a Harlem after school program, District Attorney Alvin Bragg said Tuesday. Miles McNeal, 25, was arraigned on Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, authorities said. He was charged with sexual conduct against a child, sexual … Read more

Pinterest Launches First Streaming Show In Partnership With Tastemade

Pinterest and Tastemade first began collaborating in 2022. Rich Polk/Getty Images for Pinterest Under a pair of former YouTube content executives, Pinterest is creating its own streaming programming with the launch of a new series called Deliciously Entertaining, made in partnership with the media company Tastemade. The program is hosted by the chef and cookbook … Read more

Read full her statement to the court

Utah parenting influencer Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt, who authorities have described as Franke’s business partner, each gave statements to a 5th District Court judge Tuesday. The women read aloud the statements before they were each sentenced to prison on aggravated child abuse charges. Below is an edited transcription of their statements in their entirety. … Read more

Powder Mountain puts mountain biking on hold

No lift-served biking plus cross-country trail interruptions are due to installation of four new ski lifts for the 2024-25 season. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ian Matteson launches off one of the table top jumps at Powder Mountain on Monday, July 11, 2022. Powder Mountain announced it is pausing lift-served mountain biking operations … Read more

Extra Extra: The NYPD Dance Team brought it

It’s Tuesday afternoon in New York City, where Rover the beloved bald eagle was allegedly killed by a driver on the Henry Hudson Parkway. Here’s what else is happening: “The intent [of enforcement] was to ensure that folks are given a chance to cease illicit activity, that folks are not being unnecessarily railroaded. But right … Read more

BYU explores slavery in early Utah and the hope of racial reconciliation in the LDS Church

Provo • On New Year’s Eve, Lita Little Giddins joined other Black Americans online for “Watch Night.” The annual celebration commemorates the historic occasion in 1862, when enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches across the nation, singing praises to God, worshipping and waiting for news of freedom — that Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation … Read more

Operation Underground Railroad has a new CEO. Here’s Tim Ballard’s replacement.

Tammy Lee, who served on a White House anti-trafficking group, will take the helm of OUR. She wants to expand into Minnesota, Florida and Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Photo) — Operation Underground Railroad named Tammy Lee, shown here, as the group’s new CEO on Tuesday. She replaces Tim Ballard, who was ousted from the anti-trafficking organization … Read more

ESPN analyst says Salt Lake City would be ‘one of the whitest’ in the league if NHL expands there

Hockey analyst Greg Wyshynski says SLC would be ‘one of the whitest cities in the league’ if NHL chooses to expand there. (Sue Ogrocki | AP) Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty (8) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates Jaret Anderson-Dolan (28) and Anze Kopitar (11) in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus … Read more

The Best Luxury Whiskey Brands to Try This Winter

Longmorn If you’re a fan of single malt Scotch whisky, Longmorn should be at the top of your list. Longmorn has specialized in Speyside single malts for more than 130 years, and craftsmanship has remained at the forefront. Having just launched their prestigious 18- and 22-year-old expression in the United States, Scotch lovers will be … Read more

Early Addition: Hochul apologizes for saying ‘If Canada attacked Buffalo, there’d be no Canada the next day’ as an analogy supporting Israel

Early Addition is a daily newsletter to guide you through New York City news, plus other tidbits from around the internet. Sign up here to get the full version in your inbox every weekday morning. Good Tuesday morning in New York City, where it’s near ’bout impossible to find an affordable two-bedroom. Here’s what else … Read more

The Best Travel Sneakers for Women: Jet Set

Welcome to Jet Set, a recurring feature in which we highlight our favorite accessories and travel must-haves that are perfect for any kind of trip. Travel is back and better than ever, and whether you’re already packing for your next adventure or you’re just beginning to contemplate venturing out again, we’re here to help with all … Read more

How Museums Are Diversifying to Attract New Audiences

Museum attendance is up but not necessarily back to pre-pandemic levels. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The pandemic did a number on museums in the U.S. and worldwide. When these institutions closed for varying lengths of time, they lost admissions and membership revenues while people, perhaps, lost the habit of going to museums. Many museums pivoted to … Read more

Why lawmakers want to make it easier to open them

A tiny school called a “microschool” could soon become your next-door neighbor under a newly proposed bill that would allow them to be established nearly anywhere in Utah. Microschools are a hybrid of homeschooling and private schooling that operate on a small scale. They’ve been gaining momentum in Utah and other conservative-led states where there … Read more

Meet Jordan High swimmer Owen Hirschi

The senior is peaking at the right time in the season. (Courtesy photo) Heading into the 2024 state meet, Jordan High senior Owen Hirschi had the best time for the current 4A season in the 100-yard freestyle. By Eric Butler | Special to The Tribune   | Feb. 20, 2024, 12:00 p.m. Owen Hirschi School: Jordan … Read more

Records pertaining lawsuits the state of Utah is engaged with should remain in public view.

The Utah Transparency Project offers real-time assessments of legislation that could either increase or decrease public access to government records and meetings. The Utah Transparency Project will use these symbols to rate legislation on its openness to the citizenry.   | Feb. 19, 2024, 9:38 p.m. | Updated: 9:52 p.m. House Bill 539 — State Legal … Read more

Lawmakers are public employees. Birkeland bill to shield their contact info is wrong solution

The Utah Transparency Project offers real-time assessments of legislation that could either increase or decrease public access to government records and meetings. The Utah Transparency Project will use these symbols to rate legislation on its openness to the citizenry.   | Feb. 19, 2024, 9:36 p.m. House Bill 538 — Protection of Elected Official Personal Information … Read more

Utah AD upset about women’s ranking, BYU almost falls out

Mark Harlan posted on social media that it’s “embarrassing” Utah women’s basketball isn’t ranked higher in the Top 25 (Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah athletic director Mark Harlan speaks during a news conference at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Aug. 7, 2023.   | Feb. 19, 2024, 7:28 p.m. The Utah women’s basketball … Read more