News Clips for Aug. 24-26, 2019

Book ‘stole’ Mormon historian’s work, but publisher offers a settlement to 'make it right’

After more than a decade of digging out anecdotes about the Mormon past—drawing a line from an elder’s letter here, a paragraph from a Sunday school report there—historian Ardis E. Parshall has grown accustomed to seeing her original work pop up in unfamiliar places.

He went from hiking enthusiast to ‘on death’s door’ within days. Doctors blamed vaping.

Within days, Alexander Mitchell had gone from being a 20-year-old hiking enthusiast to being kept alive by two machines forcing air into and out of his lungs and oxygenating his blood outside of his body.

Huntsman Cancer Institute researchers make big strides in pancreatic cancer treatment

Scientists at the Huntsman Cancer Institute have recently made significant discoveries in the treatment of pancreatic cancer in a new study. Also in the Deseret News.

Summit County Council Takes Field Trip To High Uintas

The Summit County Council this week took a field trip up to the High Uintas neighborhoods, near Wyoming, to see some summer-residential development that is becoming an issue. Rick Brough has more from our recent conversation with Council member Doug Clyde.

What Is Lipoid Pneumonia—and Can You Get It From Vaping?

Vaping continues to be at the forefront of the public health dialogue—multiple people have been hospitalized as a result of severe lung damage from vaping, and e-cigarette use has also been linked to seizures among those who vape. Now, vaping is also being linked to a severe type of pneumonia. That’s what happened to Aubree Butterfield of Utah, who was diagnosed with lipoid pneumonia in July.

Column: David Koch’s real legacy is the dark money network of rich right-wingers

The passing of billionaire David Koch, announced Friday, already is inspiring retrospectives about the noxious influence he and his brother Charles have had on government policies—but it may be better to remember him for his real innovation in the sphere of public discourse.

As fire risk looms, this SoCal Edison nerve center weighs whether to shut off your power

If any equipment in Southern California Edison’s 50,000-square-mile service area shows signs that it could ignite a wildfire, Don Daigler should be among the first to know. He might even know several days in advance.

San Juan County frustrations spill out in the open with ballot drive and allegations of racism

Back-to-back town halls held on opposite ends of San Juan County last week highlighted the deep, raw divisions in a community still reeling from voting-rights lawsuits and a court-ordered special election resulting in San Juan’s first majority-Navajo commission.

Experts discuss breast imaging options in Jackson

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, so it helps to know how to detect it early and what the most up-to-date medical treatments are.

This new program lets Utah DUI offenders keep their driver licenses in exchange for sobriety

Each day, for 365 days, Randon “Charlie” Parker started his mornings with a test that analyzed his breath. On most days, he’d undergo five tests, to be exact, all before 7 a.m. By the time the day was over, he’d usually have been tested at least five more times.

Income sharing agreements could mean interest rates for students above 18%

Venture capitalists, colleges and politicians are working to make income sharing agreements the norm on campuses. Consumer advocates are sounding the alarm, concerned that proponents of them argue the agreements aren’t loans so they can operate outside of traditional consumer regulations. In most cases, an income share will cost students more than federal loans, experts say.

Who are the biggest donors to Utah’s members of Congress?

If this town ran like NASCAR, Rep. Rob Bishop would sport a suit coat adorned with stickers for sponsors like Northrop Grumman and BP Oil. Rep. Chris Stewart would get a jacket emblazoned with Northrup Grumman as well as L3 Communications.

‘Like spaghetti’: Worm-slurping, hopping rats discovered in the Philippines

The highly biodiverse island of Luzon in the Philippines has yielded up two species of rats new to science. Both are found high up on Luzon’s mountains, where they’ve evolved to feed on the earthworms that abound in the lush, wet habitat.

CATES:Difficult conversations with healthcare providers

If you are being admitted into a hospital, there are several questions you should be asked by the nursing staff who get you settled in your room.