News Clips for Feb. 20, 2019

Study: 80 percent of sex crime victims didn't report incidents to school

Eighty percent of victims of sexual assault and sexual misconduct at the University of Utah did not report the incidents to the school, a new university study shows.

Lawmakers don't prioritize funding request for Hatch center

A legislative appropriations committee rejected a $2 million request to help build a proposed center honoring former Sen. Orrin Hatch. It’s now up to legislative leaders to approve the funding if it’s granted at all.

Expert: Bilingual students more likely to succeed in school, go to college

Being bilingual or even multilingual should be seen as an asset and resource to schools and communities, rather than a deficit that needs to be remedied, said Maria Franquiz, a bilingual education expert and University of Utah professor who spoke at Baylor University on Tuesday.

Utah K-12 education funding drops for first time in 7 years, report states

Utah's overall K-12 education budget dropped in 2018 by $41 million, the first decrease in seven years, according to the 2019 Utah Children's Budget Report.

Resolution Highlighting Importance Of Keeping Water In Great Salt Lake Passes Utah House

If the Great Salt Lake dries up much more than it already has, the consequences could be devastating. To underscore that point, Centerville Republican Rep. Timothy Hawkes points to other places where terminal lakes - meaning lakes with no natural drainage - have dried up significantly, or all together.

Snowbird Just Launched a Carpool App to Reduce Traffic to the Slopes

Powder days in Utah’s famed Wasatch Range can be magical. “Can be,” being the operative words. For those who have tasted a fresh foot or two of the Greatest Snow on Earth®, there’s nothing better. Still, getting to one of the four resorts adjacent Salt Lake City on a powder day can test the patience of even the most zen powder hound. Traffic often slows for miles, and if there’s an accident forget it.