News Clips for Jan. 30 & 31, 2020

Salt Lake Tribune readers share their personal challenges

Adopting an older child. Training for a triathlon. Making a midlife career change. Hiking a long-distance trail. Humans have the ability to take on hard tasks that seem insurmountable. Sometimes we rise to the occasion, other times we fall, get back up and emerge better for at least trying.

The radioactive killer

Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the nation, yet lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer. What’s going on?

Debate on replacing state planes has cost millions, UDOT says

It is said that time is money, and talk is cheap. Lawmakers lamented Thursday that they debated so long about whether to replace the two airplanes used to shuttle state officials around Utah that it has added millions to the cost—proving that too much talk can be expensive.

University of Utah football player kidnapped, raped teen girl, police say

A University of Utah football player has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl.