News Clips for Nov. 1, 2018

As medical marijuana laws spread, one of the nation’s most conservative states gets ready to embrace its own

At first, the debate over medical marijuana in Utah played out as you might expect: The Republican governor declared the issue shouldn’t be on the ballot. Once it was, the state medical association steered the opposition. By August, a senior official in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was warning that residents of some states that had legalized marijuana were seeing serious “health and safety consequences.”

Utah's Tanner Dance is going platinum: Visionary program celebrates 70 years

Like the precious, pure and noble metal that symbolizes 70 years, Tanner Dance and the Children’s Dance Theatre exhibits platinum's same qualities of purity, timelessness and strength. This 2018-2019 school year marks the platinum anniversary for the program that looks to the future and continues the legacy of its founder, Virginia Tanner (1915– 1979), and her vision of “developing young people who are useful, imaginative, worthwhile human beings,” as she once said.

Yellowstone caldera calm despite reports

There is no newfound heightened threat of the Yellowstone volcano exploding despite some alarmist reporting to the contrary. It was the U.S. Geological Survey’s update to its volcanic threat assessment report that spurred the latest eruption of misleading online stories about Yellowstone’s long-dormant caldera. When the federal agency released the report late last week, several news outlets pounced, running inaccurate clickbait-worthy headlines.

Signs.com named top-performing company in Utah

Custom sign manufacturing company Signs.com was named the top performing company at the annual MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100 awards event Tuesday.

Century of Black Mormons Digital Exhibit

A professor from the University of Utah has partnered with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to develop a database which shares the history of African-American members of their faith.

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

A lack of understanding of terminology, health care system distrust, and a lack of prostate cancer knowledge are among the barriers to genomic testing for prostate cancer and prostate cancer research participation among black men, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.