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Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks, right, steals the ball off a pass to Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Here’s a look at the news for Dec. 1.

Poll says Romney would win Senate seat easily

A new poll from revealed on Thursday that Mitt Romney would defeat Democrat Jenny Wilson in a theoretical matchup for Utah’s Senate seat, assuming Orrin Hatch retires, according to the Deseret News.

Romney defeated Wilson in the poll 72 percent to 21 percent.

Hatch, meanwhile, would defeat Wilson 50 percent to 35 percent in a theoretical matchup. publisher LaVarr Webb said the poll’s results weren’t too surprising.

"It’s been very, very difficult for Democrats to win statewide for many years," Webb said.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Jazz win fourth straight

The Utah Jazz are rolling.

On Thursday night, the Jazz won their fourth-straight game with a 126-107 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Both teams were stripped of their stars, who were all out with injuries, according to the Deseret News.

Still, the Jazz succeeded thanks to rookie Donovan Mitchell, who ended the game with 24 points and six assists.

Jazz forward Derrick Favors said the team is starting to gel together, the Deseret News reported.

“Guys are just playing unselfishly by moving the ball,” he said. “Guys are getting open on the perimeter, in the paint, we’re just moving the ball, being unselfish, finding the open guy, and everybody’s involved. Once that happens, that’s the best way to play basketball."

Read more at the Deseret News.

Reports: Bears Ears to be cut by 85 percent

Multiple news reports said on Thursday that President Donald Trump plans to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante by 50 percent, according to the Deseret News.

Leaked documents to the Associated Press suggest the monuments will be reduced from about 3.2 million acres to 1.2 million acres.

The Deseret News also received maps of the reduced monuments from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, which are reportedly similar to other maps circulating online, according to the Deseret News.

“The move to slash the size of the national monument designations made under the 1906 Antiquities Act would represent the most significant such reduction made by any president,” according to the Deseret News. “Not only would Bears Ears and Grand Staircase be cut back, the maps show they would be split into five separate new monuments.”

Read more at the Deseret News.

Utah teen suicides jump by 141 percent

A new report released by the Utah Department of Health says Utah’s teen suicide rate jumped 141 percent from 2011 to 2015, according to the Deseret News.

The report also offered a glimpse into the “greater increases in known incidents of self-harm and the number of youths who say they have considered taking their own life,” the Deseret News reported.

The department worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Utah Department of Health sought the report to analyze why the number of suicides continues to rise.

"This research, along with previous research, demonstrates the need for every single person, family, faith group, school, organization and system to take a deep look at how we do or do not engage in activities … that actively promote social connections and close relationships,” said Kimberly Myers, suicide prevention coordinator for the Utah Department of Human Services, to the Deseret News.

Read more at the Deseret News.


Loved ones implore Argentine navy not to end missing submarine rescue effort [CNN]

Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019 [Reuters]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle begin first joint royal visit [BBC]

Earthquake hits Delaware, rattling windows as far as D.C. [The Washington Post]

Taylor Swift’s Reputation is finally coming to streaming [Vox]