Kevin Durant won’t let anyone say the Warriors are struggling

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – As soon as the All-Star game finished, Kevin Durant had one goal over the rest of his short break. “I slept,” Durant said. “I took like four or five naps the last few days. Got some good sleep last night. That’s all I needed. So I was good.” Last week was not very restful for the majority of the Warriors’ starters, four of whom played in the All-Star game for the second straight year, a first in NBA history. But Durant said he and the other All-Stars got what they needed — a break from… Read More

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Nowitzki ‘disgusted’ by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

LOS ANGELES — Dirk Nowitzki said Wednesday night he was “disgusted” to read about allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. The 20-year player who has spent his entire career with the Mavericks told reporters after the first post-All-Star break practice in Los Angeles that he was glad the franchise was addressing the situation by hiring outside counsel to investigate the allegations. “It’s very disappointing,” Nowitzki told The Dallas Morning News. “It’s heartbreaking. I’m glad it’s all coming out. I was disgusted when I read the article, obviously, as everybody was. I was shocked… Read More

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McDonald’s is bringing Szechuan sauce back to every location across the US after ‘Rick and Morty’ fans rioted (MCD)

McDonald’s will begin serving Szechuan McNuggets dipping sauce at all US locations on Monday, February 26. “Rick and Morty” fans rioted in October after the fast-food chain gave away Szechuan sauce across the US — and demand far exceeded supply. Fans had demanded McDonald’s bring back the limited-edition sauce after it appeared on an episode of “Rick and Morty” last year. McDonald’s is finally bringing its Szechuan sauce to the masses after months of petitions, bidding wars, and riots in fast-food parking lots. On Thursday, the fast-food chain announced that every McDonald’s location across the US will start serving Szechuan nugget sauce on Monday, February 26. McDonald’s is distributing 20… Read More

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Work to widen Pony Express Parkway could start as early as Feb. 28

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — City officials have announced work on widening the Pony Express Parkway from two lanes to five between Porter’s Crossing and Redwood Road could begin as early as Wednesday, Feb. 28. Construction will be done in two phases. During the first phase, crews will extend two culverts where the Welby-Jacobs Canal and the Utah Lake Distributing Canals cross under the roadway. Several irrigation pipe crossings between Thunder Boulevard (200 West in Saratoga Springs) and Redwood Road will also be extended. The work is scheduled to be completed by early April. The second phase to widen Pony Express Parkway is scheduled to begin by late spring. Work will continue… Read More

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Kevin Durant on potential preseason game in Seattle: “That would be amazing”

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – Former Seattle Supersonics forward Kevin Durant expressed excitement amid reports his current team, the Golden State Warriors are in discussions to play a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings in Seattle Oct. 6. “That would be amazing, Durant said following practice Wednesday evening. “Hopefully that goes through.” Durant, who was drafted second overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Supersonics, played one season in the Seattle, before the franchise, led by owner Clay Bennett, moved to Oklahoma City shortly after Durant won the 2008 Rookie of the Year. Related Articles Kevin Durant won’t let… Read More

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The Cultural Roots of a Gun-Massacre Society

“A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms” “‘Show Us the Carnage,’ Continued” “Only in America” “Show Us the Carnage” “The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre” and before that: “Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal” “The Nature of the AR-15” “Why the AR-15 Was Never Meant to be in Civilian Hands” “More on the Military and Civilian History of the AR-15” and “The Certainty of More Shootings,” from back after the Aurora massacre “Two Dark American Truths from Las Vegas,” with included video. Here are some readers with extra elements on this discussion—political, cultural, international. First, an American reader on the interaction of current concepts of masculinity and… Read More

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Utah Senate committee endorses grant program for after-school programs

SALT LAKE CITY — The Senate Education Committee endorsed a bill Wednesday that creates a state competitive grant program for high-quality after-school programs. Such programs have primarily relied on federal or private funds, said Sen. Luz Escamilla, D-Salt Lake, sponsor of SB202. Escamilla said the grants would be administered by the Utah State Board of Education and the Department of Workforce Services and require matching funds. The bill seeks $250,000 to be appropriated equally to the two agencies. Escamilla said she seeks to develop private-public partnerships to deliver programs that meet quality standards and outcome measures. Grants would not be appropriated “until applicants certify they have funds available,” she said.… Read More

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Blackhawks edge Senators as Schmaltz scores shootout winner

CHICAGO — Nick Schmaltz scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to give Chicago a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, just the Blackhawks’ second victory in 11 games. Schmaltz fired a wrist shot between the legs of Mike Condon after Patrick Kane and rookie Alex DeBrincat connected earlier in the tiebreaker. Matt Duchene and Mike Hoffman scored in the shootout for the Senators, who lost their second straight. Kane scored his team-leading 23rd goal and set up Artem Anisimov’s 16th in regulation for theBlackhawks. Anton Forsberg stopped 32 shots through overtime and five of seven in the shootout, including final stop on… Read More

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Senate panel backs reports on law enforcement actions regarding students

SALT LAKE CITY —The Utah State Board of Education would be required to produce an annual report of law enforcement actions related to student discipline under a bill that received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee Wednesday. Sen. Jake Anderegg, R-Lehi, sponsor of SB198, said policymakers need data to determine whether the sweeping juvenile justice reforms passed by lawmakers in 2017 are working as intended or if “tweaks are needed.” HB132, passed last year, clarified that school resource officers have the power to investigate alleged offenses on school grounds, conduct reasonable searches and take temporary custody of a minor who poses a danger. Officers may also transport a minor… Read More

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Charges: Man duped friends, others to invest in fake companies

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal prosecutors say a Stansbury Park man hornswoggled neighbors, relatives and fellow churchgoers into investing thousands of dollars in his fake companies from 2013 to 2017. Ronald Wayne Leavitt, 61, was charged in federal court in Salt Lake City Wednesday with felonies wire fraud and money laundering. He persuaded people close to him to pour money into ventures that included a California real-estate project, a high-end development in Moab called “Hidden Mesa” and a sugar-substitute startup, promising a triple return on investment, charges state. He “did not use the funds to further any of the ventures and instead spent them on personal and extravagant expenditures,” prosecutors… Read More

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