News Clips for Aug. 14, 2019

How Do Hurricanes Form?

Here's what causes the violent tropical storms, and what you can do to stay safe.

All politics is local: The national significance of Salt Lake City’s race for mayor

Thirteen years ago, now former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson captured national attention for Utah in an unexpected way when he led an anti-war protest against then-President George W. Bush during his visit to the state.

‘The Book of Mormon’ musical is back in Utah’s Zion, but do the show’s jabs still pack the same punch?

It’s been more than eight years since the bawdy “Book of Mormon” musical premiered and proceeded to mock, malign and mangle the preachings and practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints en route to box-office records and Tony-winning glory.

Utah faces critical provider shortage amid nationwide mental health crisis

While the country fights its mental health crisis, the Beehive State is poised to suffer in the skirmish, a new report says.

Sexual assault awareness

The #MeToo movement, created by community organizer Tarana Burke in 2006, gained mainstream traction over a decade later in 2017 and has since grown to become a global movement of victims confronting their abusers and seeking justice.


Nearly half of all patients feel unable to speak to their doctor about mental health and abuse, according to new research. Researchers from University of Utah Health, Middlesex Community College, University of Michigan and University of Iowa looked at responses from over 4,500 people in two national online surveys from 2015.

Medical ‘home’ programs offer coordinated care for autistic people

hen we first met Rafi, then a 9-year-old boy, at our clinic a decade ago, he and his family faced multiple daunting challenges. Rafi had been diagnosed with autism at age 2 but had received no behavioral therapies.

Property taxes go up this year? You can appeal the county’s assessment

Last month, Washington County sent tax notices to property owners detailing how much the county believes the property is worth and thereby what its taxable value is.