SAGE testing to end as Utah officials select new test provider for grades 3-10

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah students will no longer take the SAGE standardized test, as the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has selected a new test provider for the 2018-2019 school year, officials announced Thursday. The contract for the SAGE test, which was administered through the American Institute of Research, has expired, USBE officials Read More

Kragthorpe: BYU and Utah have upgraded their basketball schedules, via Nevada and Kentucky

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars forward Yoeli Childs (23) shoots for the Cougars, in basketball action, Brigham Young Cougars vs Texas Southern Tigers, at the Marriott Center in Provo, Saturday, December 23, 2017. One of the last checkpoints of the college basketball offseason came this past week, when players faced Read More

Final beams put in place at new Salt Lake City International Airport terminal

Salt Lake City International Airport held a “topping out” ceremony Wednesday for its new terminal to celebrate the final beams placed there. Such ceremonies can be traced to Scandinavian rites to place a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced during Construction. The new $485 million terminal will cover 866,087 square Read More

Utah’s “free-range parenting” law gives kids more freedom to roam

When Melissa Butler sends 9-year-old Guy and 7-year-old Sammi off to school, they walk alone. "Ultimately I decided my parenting decisions are not going to be based on fear," said Butler. She’s no longer concerned because Utah’s "free-range parenting" law prevents parents from being prosecuted for allowing kids to roam on their own. "Nobody wants Read More

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook stands behind criticism of Utah Jazz fans

The Jazz’s Game 6 victory not only eliminates the Thunder, but it also raises questions about their offseason decisions and future together. USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Russell Isabella, USA TODAY Sports) So much for sleeping on it being the cure-all for consternation. A day after the Utah Jazz bounced Oklahoma City from the first round Read More