Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune

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Recent articles by Lee:

Trump again puts both Sen. Mike Lee and his brother, Thomas Lee, on short list for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump retained both Sen. Mike Lee and his brother, Thomas Lee, a Utah Supreme Court justice, on his short list of possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees if he is reelected. → Read More

Parking and TRAX changes at Salt Lake International Airport

As the first phase of the new $4.1 billion Salt Lake City International Airport prepares to open on Tuesday, passengers will start to see changes now on where they can make TRAX connections and where they should park if they want to find their cars when they return from trips. → Read More

Labor Day weekend traffic worries? Here are the times and places to avoid.

Even with lighter traffic because of the pandemic, the Utah Department of Transportation is warning drivers to plan for potential delays along the Wasatch Front on Thursday, Friday and Monday because of the Labor Day weekend. → Read More

UTA ridership slowly recovering; New UTA chief gets $12k salary hike

When the Utah Transit Authority restored service last week to 91% of its pre-pandemic levels, the agency saw a quick 26% jump in its ridership, the UTA Board learned Wednesday. → Read More

Watch Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s news conference here at 11 a.m.

Gov. Gary Herbert plans to hold his monthly news conference at 11 a.m., where he is expected to field questions about his responses to the COVID-19 pandemic — including controversial orders for school students and staff to wear masks or potentially face misdemeanor charges. → Read More

Trump tweets Cache County with news of grant

Hey Cache County, President Donald Trump took out time from his duties to send a special tweet to you on Wednesday about an $18 million federal grant that was just awarded to help bus service there. → Read More

New hub will stop unsafe parade of trucks inside Salt Lake City airport

Officials at the Salt Lake City International Airport say the situation wasn’t all that safe and it wasn’t secure. → Read More

While President Trump and national GOP sound alarm on voting by mail, red Utah embraces it

President Donald Trump is floating the idea of postponing the election because by-mail voting would make it “the most inaccurate and fraudulent in history.” Earlier this year he said that if states convert to by-mail voting, “You’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.” → Read More

Utah Sen. Mike Lee asks Trump to prod states to reopen churches or face loss of COVID-19 aid

Sen. Mike Lee is leading a call for President Donald Trump to push states and local governments to allow churches to reopen, or face restrictions on any forthcoming COVID-19 relief funding. → Read More

UTA is restoring bus and train service to 91% of pre-pandemic levels

The Utah Transit Authority is about to restore the lion’s share of its bus and train service after cutting much of it on April 9 in reaction to the state’s stay-at-home directives. → Read More

UTA foresees a 15% permanent ridership drop as its ‘new normal’ after COVID-19

After the COVID-19 pandemic ends and a “new normal” emerges, the Utah Transit Authority said Thursday that ridership and revenue from fares will be significantly smaller — down maybe 15% — and it may take the agency several years to work back even to that lower plateau. → Read More

Construction will complicate weekend travel on I-15, U.S. 89

Lane closures will complicate travel this weekend on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake and Juab counties, and on U.S. 89 in Davis County. → Read More

Incumbent Sean Reyes holds early lead in Utah attorney general race

Incumbent Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes emerged Tuesday night with a lead in early returns over challenger Utah County Attorney David Leavitt in their hard-hitting Republican primary. → Read More

UTA will require face coverings on all trains and buses

While the Utah Transit Authority began Saturday to comply with new face mask requirements in Salt Lake and Summit counties, it announced it will also require face coverings for riders and employees in all the counties it serves beginning Wednesday. → Read More

I-15 to close in Layton during overnight hours this weekend

Construction work will close Interstate 15 in Layton in both directions overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. → Read More

South Salt Lake DMV to reopen after COVID-19 closure

The Division of Motor Vehicles will reopen its South Salt Lake Office at 2880 S. 380 West on Wednesday. → Read More

Campaign ad by Jefferson Burton again runs afoul of Defense Department rules

Jefferson Burton — the former Utah National Guard commander who now leads the Utah Department of Health’s COVID-19 efforts — apparently again ran afoul of Defense Department rules that ban featuring photos of him in uniform in ads for his legislative campaign. → Read More

There’s a virtual traffic jam for people needing a road test to get a Utah driver license

Ever complain about long lines at the Utah Driver License Division? Guess how many people are now in a virtual line awaiting an in-person road test because of delays from COVID-19 restrictions? → Read More

SLC airport hit low at 5% of normal, now is back up to 20% to 25%

Amid COVID-19, the daily passenger count at Salt Lake City International Airport recently hit a low of just 1,300 — a mere 5% or so of normal. → Read More

Poll: Utah GOP primary voters are wary of ‘ranked-choice voting’

Four candidates each are vying in the June 30 GOP primary races for Utah governor and the 1st and 4th congressional districts. So, victors easily might win with less than a majority of votes, possibly 40% to 30% or less. → Read More