News Clips for July 16, 2020

Utah lawyers gather to discuss access to justice

This month, Utah Business partnered with Holland & Hart to host a roundtable event featuring Utah legal leaders to discuss access to justice. Moderated by Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Dean of S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, here are a few highlights from the event.

‘U.N.I.T.E.D.’ New University of Utah Police Chief announces updates to U of U mission statement

The University of Utah’s police department has made some big changes in the last few months. The department has faced heavy criticism, especially with the high profile case of Lauren McCluskey and how the investigation of her case was handled. The new Chief of Police Rodney Chatman was hired to restore public trust.

New study shows Utah Hispanics have a harder time distancing during the pandemic

New research from the University of Utah offers some insights into why Utah’s Hispanic residents have been hit harder by the coronavirus than other groups.

Gephardt: Utah’s Real Estate Market Remains Strong During Pandemic

While selling a home anytime can be a nerve-wracking experience, imagine selling during a pandemic where jobs are being lost and people are struggling to make ends meet. Yet, despite the ups and downs in this coronavirus economy, Utah remains, very much, a seller’s market.

This week in Mormon Land: Reconciling on race, the masked apostle, an outlaw ‘member’

A Mormon historian argues that the LDS Church could and should be a leading voice against racism, not because it never practiced it but rather because it did.

Best Life: Quarantine cocktails, how to control drinking during pandemic

Alcohol is one of the most widely accepted and used drugs worldwide. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have been drinking through their stockpiles, trying to “take the edge off.”

Utah reports 954 new positive tests for COVID-19, but not all are new cases

Utah reported one new death and 954 new positive tests for COVID-19 Thursday, but not all of them are new cases, health officials cautioned.

Gov. Herbert modifies state's color-coded plan to allow all Utah schools to reopen

Gov. Gary Herbert announced changes to the state's color-coded coronavirus recovery plan to help reopen all schools in fall, as he and others pleaded with Utahns to wear masks.