News Clips for February 10, 2021

Moab’s Aquifer May Be Maxed Out, Prompting City To Explore Water Conservation

The city of Moab is planning to implement water conservation measures in the coming months based on a recent study that found the Moab Valley may hold less water than previously thought.

Lawmakers considering resolution on retiring Native American mascots in Utah public schools

A House committee narrowly approved a resolution to discourage the exploitation and appropriation of Indigenous culture in Utah schools.

Will Men Still Vacuum The Living Room & Take Kids To The Dentist After The Pandemic?

There are few upsides to a global pandemic, but University of Utah sociologist Dan Carson knows one – more men are doing housework and taking care of children. Like gender equity at work, gender equity at home had stalled. Since the so-called “quiet revolution” that brought large numbers of women into the workplace, men have doubled and tripled their time doing chores and child care.

Slamdance bounces up its offerings for the virtual 2021 event

Slamdance 2021 will be the biggest and most accessible film festival of its 27-year history. The virtual event, which will run 12 days rather than the traditional six, is scheduled to start on Feb. 12, and will offer passholders on-demand access to more than 100 independent films, including 20 feature-film premieres, as well as filmmaker and industry panel discussions and other special events, said Slamdance President and Cofounder Peter Baxter.

University of Utah alum Lee Isaac Chung tells his family story in ‘Minari,’ a Sundance winner and Oscar contender

Filmmaker based story on his family’s journey from the Rockies to an Arkansas farm.

Utah's campus police officers feel 'overburdened and understaffed,' study finds

Utah’s higher-education system is implementing campus safety changes following the results of a study requested by state lawmakers.

Utah Opera's LIGHT ON THE HORIZON Streamed Concert Emphasizes Hope and Optimism

Utah Opera presents an evening of opera arias inspired by central themes of light and optimism in a virtual concert in two acts that is available for streaming On Demand from February 12 to March 14.

U of U Police investigating reports of telephone harassment at campus libraries

Caller urged employees to repeat book title containing racial epithet.

Sundance Film Festival broke records going virtual. Here's what that meant for Park City

Going online and screening in-person movies in 20 different locations across the country led to record Sundance Film Festival attendance, Sundance Institute officials said earlier this week.

$7.25—Examining the Minimum Wage

As the Democratic-controlled Congress prepares to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package a sticking point in the negotiations is an amendment that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

With tens of thousands of kids without insurance, Utah lawmakers want state to step up

Citing a rising rate in the number of uninsured children—87,000 in Utah—two lawmakers are hoping the state will open its wallet to fund efforts to get health care coverage for all kids.