News Clips for May 24, 2018

Former Google exec wants Utah to come up with an idea to save the middle class — and is offering $1M

Do you have an idea that could save your community’s shrinking middle class?

Utah builds its way to 1st place in home growth

Experts say Utah is short on affordable housing, but newly released data suggest the Beehive State is adding homes faster than any other state.

The University of Utah will become tobacco-free in July

About 1,800 universities across the U.S. have gone tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The University of Utah is joining those numbers and will officially become tobacco-free starting in July.

Business leaders praise planned Salt Lake City trade hub but environmentalists raise questions

Building a central shipping hub for international goods near the airport in Salt Lake City, known as the “inland port,” is an opportunity for this generation to contribute to the state’s legacy.

Utahns with Medicaid, CHIP through Molina to lose coverage in U. health system

Beginning Sept. 1, Utahns who get their Medicaid coverage through Molina Healthcare will no longer be insured for nonemergency services they receive through the University of Utah Health system, with few exceptions.

Campus-Community Dialogue: Free Speech on Campus - KCPW

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a panel discussion in late February as part of their Campus-Community Dialogue series. The panel takes a look at free speech on campus, in particular, college campuses. The panelists include: Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law,  University of Utah; Sherrie Hayashi, Director of the …

Hospitals continue struggles with drug shortages

Hospitals continue struggle with drug shortages

OCC gives banks green light to compete with payday lenders

The agency's bulletin opens the door to banks' making more short-term loans to borrowers with lower credit scores — with few parameters beyond "sound underwriting."

Census says fast-growing Salt Lake City passes the 200,000 resident mark — but local officials say that’s probably premature

For the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau says Salt Lake City’s population exceeded 200,000.

Soon to be tobacco-free, University of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The University of Utah will officially be a tobacco-free campus come July, following approval from the Academic Senate. Come July 1, The University of Utah will officially be a tobacco-free campus. Smoking, or using any tobacco product, will be prohibited on all university pro