Utah survey finds over 20% in 8th grade or above tried vaping

FILE – Eric Scheman holds an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Extensive surveying of Utah youth in 2017 found that more than 20 percent respondents who are in eighth grade or above have tried e-cigarettes at least once, and that similar numbers have tried alcohol, …

Tiger Hoops At Utah in Rd 2 of NIT Monday

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The LSU men’s basketball team went through their final preparations here Sunday for Monday’s second-round National Invitation Tournament contest with the University of Utah at the Jon Huntsman Center. The game will tip at 7:05 p.m. MT (8:05 p.m. in Baton Rouge) and will …

LSU basketball heads to Utah for 2nd-round NIT game

LSU guard Skylar Mays (4) dunks in the Tigers’ 84-76 NIT first-round win over UL-Lafayette last Wednesday in Maravich Center. ( (Photo by Whitney Williston) ). Comment. 0 shares. By Ron Higgins · ron_higgins@nola.com,. NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. For the second straight year, Will Wade is …

Utah Jazz: At this point, Rudy Gobert is the ONLY choice for DPOY

Forget the missed games, Rudy Gobert’s defense has altered a season for the Utah Jazz and impacted the West’s playoff race. There are some things in life that are incontestable; things that exist in a certain state and will continue to do so regardless of what we do or say. In other words, the sky is blue, …

What is a caucus, and where is mine?

It’s the beginning of a months-long process leading up to the actual general election on Nov. 6, and first-time participants especially can find the whole thing to be complicated. But the caucus-convention system, and how it pairs with Utah’s alternative candidate route of gathering signatures to qualify for …

Utah arena adds 'sensory room' for kids with autism

A new “sensory room” for children with autism soon will be available at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz and site of many other major entertainment events. The Deseret News reports officials invited families with children on the autism spectrum Wednesday to get a private look of the …

Utah School Board member’s lockdown experience called ‘timely,’ illuminating

SALT LAKE CITY — Juab School Board member Mary Nielson’s recent tour of Red Cliffs Elementary took a turn she hadn’t anticipated: a lockdown while troopers searched for a suspect who had ditched her car in the school parking lot.

“I experienced firsthand our school resource officer locking a school down and it wasn’t a drill. I watched the personnel at that school take control, immediately. There was no confusion. They knew exactly what to do and they did it, and I have grandkids in that school,” Nielson told members of Utah State Board of Education, which held a study session on school safety Friday.

 As she waited out the lockdown in the school office, Nielson said she was grateful that the school board had decided, because of the location and size of the Nephi elementary school, to install video cameras.