News Clips for June 4, 2020

Black Utahns offer ideas for policy changes in emergency meeting with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert

During a meeting of the state’s Multicultural and Martin Luther King Jr. commissions Wednesday, members of Utah’s black community spoke for more than two hours about the injustices they’ve faced because of the color of their skin and provided policymakers with specific ideas to address systemic racism in the state.

Utah’s COVID-19 cases surpass 10,000, state pulls in new contact tracers

More than 10,000 Utahns have tested positive for the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, state health officials reported Tuesday.

‘It’s everybody’s problem’: Thousands keep it peaceful in another night of protests against police brutality

A peaceful protest that began outside the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building with a silent demonstration in memory of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, swelled to several thousand people Wednesday evening as the group marched through the city and up to the University of Utah.

Dozens of volunteer pilots help deliver 19,000 lbs of essential supplies to Navajo Nation

It may not be Christmas, but it sure looked like it Wednesday morning as dozens of volunteer pilots with Backcountry Santa made a special delivery of more than 19,000 lbs. of essential supplies to Utah’s Navajo Nation.

Cone snail, human insulin hybrid could lead to better diabetes treatments

An international team of researchers, including University of Utah Health scientists, report they have developed the world’s smallest, fully functional version of insulin.

Hydroxychloroquine Trial Revived by WHO as Doubt Cast on Lancet, NEJM Studies

Testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 has been restarted by the WHO after researchers raised concerns about the paper, published in The Lancet two weeks ago, that first suggested the drug was linked to reduced survival and a higher risk of heart-related side effects.

Utah's governor moved to tears in meeting with black community reps in aftermath of protests

Governor Gary Herbert was brought to tears during a meeting with people representing Utah's minority communities, who shared stories of experiencing racism and called for reforms in policing, education, employment, housing and health care.

'Any voice is a good voice': Provo youth lend voices to national movement for change

It wasn’t the mothers or grandmothers or older generation that caught driver’s eyes as they viewed the crowd of around 75 people gathered around the Provo City police station holding signs and chanting, “Black Lives Matter” in the small college town Wednesday evening.

Utah’s AMA Supercross riders Garrett Marchbanks and Pierce Brown enjoy homecoming even at event without fans

In the halcyon days of their youth, Garrett Marchbanks and Pierce Brown would imagine what it would be like to race their motorcycles in Rice-Eccles Stadium.