News Clips for February 13-16, 2021

A New Grant Will Digitize Thousands of Indigenous Oral Histories

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has given seven institutions a collective $1.6 million to digitize Indigenous oral histories and make them widely available, especially to Native communities.

Dating tips amidst a pandemic

Dating is tough, but dating when facing a global crisis and being subjected to limited visitation is a whole lot tougher…but when the going gets tough, the tough get going! On Feb. 14, the University of Utah shares its ideas on how to battle the dating scene during the pandemic.

Utah lawmaker seeks to declare racism 'a moral and public health crisis'

A new proposed resolution in the Utah Legislature would declare racism “a moral and public health crisis in the state.”

Robert Gehrke: A Utah nurse is on the mend, finally a dramatic COVID-19 story with a happy ending

The pandemic has given us plenty of heartbreaking stories, so it’s nice to tell one that looks like it will have a happy ending.

Makers testing COVID vaccine updates in case mutations get stronger

Back in the summer, COVID-19 symptoms forced Lauren LaPlante to go on oxygen for two and a half months.

Does Utah need a law to prevent discrimination against ethnic hairstyles?

When a young Black woman from Utah County told a Senate committee of getting “pencils thrown in my hair to see if they would stick,” she was trying to shed light on a form of discrimination that may not be widely know about in the Beehive State.

World’s largest pediatric DNA mapping effort launched at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital

Families and children are invited to participate in the groundbreaking HerediGene: Children’s Study – the world’s largest DNA mapping effort ever to be undertaken in kids.

More Support for Diet to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Umbrella review offers "convincing evidence" for ties between lower CRC risk and certain foods.

Tribune Editorial: On homelessness, we have mostly dodged responsibility

Utah leadership must go big, and follow Gardner report recommendation on cabinet-level champion.

Social media giants juggle freedom and responsibility

Violence at the United States Capitol last month has social media companies in a regulatory spin. They are debating how to moderate user activity while maintaining a delicate balance with freedom of speech.

Biden's conservation push could trigger state backlash

While proponents of dismantling the federal estate have largely halted their efforts in recent years — satisfied by the Trump administration's rollback of protections on public lands — a bill before Montana state lawmakers this week hints at a movement that could be rekindling.

As Global Thirst for Tequila Grows, Who Benefits?

In November, basketball star LeBron James announced his investment in Lobos 1707, a Tequila and mezcal brand. He’s in good company. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got his own premium Tequila off the ground last March, while George Clooney sold his Casamigos brand for $1 billion in 2017.

Sen. Romney's question at impeachment trial raises issue of what Trump knew and when

Something Sen. Mitt Romney asked at Friday’s impeachment trial is raising questions over what and when former President Donald Trump knew about the Capitol riot.

No, COVID-19 vaccine patients are not being injected with a microchip

Robert Goldberg, a history professor at the University of Utah, says his generation eagerly lined up to receive the polio, measles, and mumps vaccines. “We had no problem whatsoever because there was an absolute faith that science was doing good, but I think over the last 50 years, there’s been a decided change in that,” he said.