News Clips for February 12, 2021

Utah Senate moves quickly on new regulations for the state’s ‘troubled-teen’ industry

This bill would be the first time Utah legislators passed new rules for residential treatment centers in 15 years.

Is there any help in sight for COVID long-haulers?

Nearly a year into the pandemic, little recognition is going to people who are suffering some of the most serious lingering COVID-19 symptoms.

Four Peaks House/DesignBuildBLUFF

Four Peaks sits atop the White Mesa in the Teec Nos Pos chapter of the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation. The home was designed for a family that was nominated, as in need of housing, by the Navajo Utah Trust Fund.

New study dives into Covid-19’s impact on higher education

New data from the University of Utah’s Sorenson Impact Center breaks down how the Covid-19 pandemic changed higher education across the country and here in Utah. Max Seawright, the director of communication at Sorenson Impact Center, joined Good Morning Utah to discuss the new MAPS Data Dashboard.

Utah lawmaker wants to close Confucius institutes in Utah, citing espionage concerns

A resolution is making its way through the Utah Legislature to encourage closure of all Confucius institutes on university campuses due to national concerns over China’s efforts to conduct espionage through those Chinese language learning centers.

Latest from Mormon Land: Good news for Democrats and nervous templegoers

New book and church videos talk openly about temple rites and garments.

New preliminary report shows COVID-19's devastating impact on Utah tourism in 2020

Jennifer Leaver recalls in early March mentioning some strange virus starting to create national concerns about the time she gave a glowing recap regarding the state of Utah's tourism industry at the Utah Legislature's annual "Tourism Day."

History professor to give virtual talk on Black Americans

In celebration of Black History Month, the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society is partnering with the University of Utah to present "Black Americans and the Borders of Belonging: A Conversation with Martha S. Jones.”