News Clips for Feb. 6, 2020

Romney Impeachment Vote Heartens Some, Angers Others in Utah

Even though Mitt Romney’s status as one of few Republicans willing to publicly criticize President Donald Trump is well known is his adopted home state, his unequivocal speech before voting yes on impeachment Wednesday caught many in Utah by surprise.

Park manager shares Camp Floyd State Park expansions, visitor number increases with County Commission

Most people who went to elementary school in Utah County remember taking field trips to Camp Floyd State Park in Fairfield to learn about Mormon pioneers and the Utah War of 1857 and 1858.

Science, Math, Art Embraced By Silver Mesa Elementary Community

Silver Mesa parent Jeni Larsen took her first grader Jake to the school’s STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts and math—night for their first time—and was glad she did.

Health Risks Persist for Young Cancer Survivors

Teen and young adult cancer survivors are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who haven't had cancer, a new study finds.

Bill to require 911 call if Utahn is aware of emergency gets committee nod

Committee members gave a favorable recommendation to a bill that would require someone with personal knowledge of a crime or an emergency that led to serious bodily injury to call 911.

FOX 13 Investigates Utah's Polluters: Miners and refiners

FOX 13 has investigated the difference between what we hear about air pollution and what we breathe during winter inversions along the Wasatch Front.

PM News Brief: Missionaries Leave Hong Kong, Wood Burning Pollution & Elder Fraud Indictment

Twenty-year-old restrictions on wood burning stoves and fireplaces along the Wasatch Front are found to have had a tremendous impact on improving air quality. A new University of Utah study looked at data from 2007 to 2017 and found the levels of dangerous particulate matter in the air specifically caused by wood burning went down by a factor of up to five.

Safer sex campaign sees success at the University of Utah

The University of Utah is seeing a lot of success with a new Safer sex campaign designed to promote safer sex practices among their students. It works like Grub Hub or Door Dash, but they’re offering birth control devices instead of food.

Does privacy outweigh research? Utah lawmakers grapple with driver’s license data

A bill that would require Utahns’ consent before the Driver License Division can forward personal information data to the University of Utah has stalled on Capitol Hill amid concerns it would jeopardize vital, life-saving research.