Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) goes up for a layup as the Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers play an NBA Christmas Day game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. The Jazz won 117-96.

SALT LAKE CITY — Here’s a look at the news for Dec. 26.

There are advantages to buying a home during the winter in Utah. Read more.

A new report shows Utah has had plenty of “bling” from mining with double-digit jumps in the base and precious metals. Read more.

A Provo-based art auction website is looking to give artists more control over the sales of their work. Read more.

Crews towed 38 cars on Snowbasin’s naughty list from no-parking zone. Read more.

The Utah Jazz capped off Christmas Day with a 21-point win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Read more.

Eight high school and junior high students were arrested in confrontation, according to warrants. Read more.

Homeless and low-income Utahns gathered for steak, pie and good cheer. Read more.

Got a great business idea? There’s $100,000 up for grabs in University of Utah’s entrepreneur challenge. Read more.

A look at our most-read stories:

  • “Santa baby” is really about … marriage? The songwriter, a friend of Orrin Hatch’s, explains why.
  • About 100 years ago, the flu killed 50 million people worldwide. Here’s how it affected Utah.
  • Dick Harmon writes that Kalani Sitake’s Christmas far removed from the mood and feelings from a year ago. Read more.
  • Here are the nine winners of the 2018 “Christmas I Remember Best” writing contest. Read more.
  • Salt Lake City Olympics bid comes amid a changed climate in the IOC. Read more.

A review of sports highlights:

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A look at national headlines:

  • Guatemalan boy, 8, dies in immigration custody after being diagnosed with a cold | NBC News
  • Japan to resume commercial whaling, defying international ban | The New York Times
  • At least 429 dead in Indonesian tsunami, as residents warned to remain vigilant | NPR
  • Shutdown continues as president and Democrats remain at odds over funding for wall | NPR
  • Millions of Americans will be driving on treacherous roads after Christmas | CNN