News Clips for April 10-14, 2021

Biden is poised to expand Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments. The real question is by how much?

Navajo-led San Juan County Commission now favors enlargement, but Utah’s state and federal lawmakers want a congressional solution.

U of U's Post-COVID Clinic making progress

The University of Utah is setting up a new clinic to help treat those dealing with the long-term effects of COVID-19. The Post COVID Clinic will be housed at the University Hospital and will connect patients, known as "COVID-19 long-haulers," with specialists to figure out treatment plans moving forward.

‘Do the right thing’: University leaders hope students get the COVID-19 vaccine

Colleges and universities are facing the controversial decision of whether or not faculty, staff, and students should be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Some schools said yes, but here in Utah, that decision looks a little different.

What you should know if you received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine took a big turn Tuesday when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration asked for vaccination sites to pause their use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to reports of blood clots.

Fans will be back at Rice-Eccles for the Red-White game as Utah is on pace to sell out 2021 season

Just in case there was any doubt that University of Utah football fans will swarm back to Rice-Eccles Stadium this fall after last season’s COVID-impacted, no-fan five-game season, consider this.

Letter to the Editor: Protecting Children in Utah

Reported cases of child abuse plummeted in Utah and around the United States during the pandemic. Health officials don’t yet know what that means, said Dr. Kristine Campbell of the University Of Utah Health and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital. She and other pediatric experts have concerns.

Verse Chorus

The virtual Utah Poetry Festival offers a chance to reflect on creating and presenting poetry in this unique time.

Orderville, Zion east side named one of the top searched tourist destinations by Airbnb

Popular tourist lodging company Airbnb has released a list of their most searched destinations for the upcoming summer, and the tiny town of Orderville, Utah is number six.

IN FOCUS Discussion: CRISPR and genetic editing

The practice of “editing” genes has been taking place for a long time. Think of selective breeding of food and plants to make them more productive or animals to give them characteristics and traits that we want.

Melanoma mortality is higher in Utah than in any other state, shows report

A letter published by Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that melanoma mortality among Utahns outpaced that of the rest of the United States during the period from 1975 to 2013.

KEEP THE MASK: Here are some of the places in Utah that still require masks

It’s April 10, which means Utah’s statewide mask mandate has come to an end…at least officially, but it’s not quite the time to toss those masks in the trash yet.

Ex-Cop Who Shared Explicit Pics of Slain Student Seeks Millions in Compensation

Five ex-officers from University of Utah Police, including the former chief, are claiming at least $10 million for "permanent and irreparable career damage" after they were accused of mishandling the case of slain student Lauren McCluskey.