News Clips for Nov. 3-5, 2018

Democrats hope young voter turnout will turn Utah blue

Utah has the youngest population in the country, according to U.S. Census data, and this election, democrats in the BeeHive state are hoping their voter turnout will be strong enough to decide its political fate. Producer Liz Adeola with public television station KUED in Utah reports on efforts to engage young voters and the political issues that motivate them.

21 Under 21: Olympic Athlete Maame Biney Made History, Went Viral, and Now Goes to College

Maame Biney is part of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 class of 2018, which spotlights extraordinary young women, girls, and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Registry of all cancer patients in Utah to receive up to $28M from National Cancer Institute

Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah will receive up to $28 million over the next 10 years from the National Cancer Institute to continue its participation in the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results program – or SEER.

SightFest gives dozens of kids eye exams, glasses

The day Liz Player Young gets to hand-deliver glasses to underprivileged kids in her school district is magical. "When they get their glasses, that's the magic moment. That's when it all becomes real," said Young, Salt Lake Education Foundation's development officer. "The kid gets so excited, and a smile just erupts on their face." More than 60 volunteers helped kids get their eyes examined and, for those who needed them, pick out a frame for their new glasses Friday morning during SightFest at Northwest Middle School.

Church leader sees confusion over medical marijuana initiative, urges Utahns to vote no

Voters might be confused over the medical marijuana ballot initiative and a proposed legislative compromise, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday. Sister Lisa Harkness, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, said she has talked to many people over the past couple of weeks who think the legislative proposal has replaced Proposition 2 on the ballot. She said she has had to explain that is not the case.

We fact-checked claims made about medical marijuana leading up to the election

The words “truth” and “fact” have been used liberally by the combatants for and against a ballot initiative that would establish a full-fledged medical cannabis program in Utah.

New University of Utah Health program to open access to contraceptive services for the uninsured, train health providers

University of Utah Health has launched a statewide contraceptive training and education program for medical providers in the state who deliver reproductive services to patients who are Medicaid-insured or uninsured. The program, called Family Planning Elevated, will be housed in the Family Planning Division of the University of Utah's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Will Utah be part of a 'blue wave?'

Anyone questioning the existence of a "blue wave" of Democratic voters surging toward control of the U.S. House in Tuesday's midterm elections just needs to look at Utah's 4th Congressional District race, national experts say.