News Clips for November 17, 2020

Pieces of history or ugly reminders of injustice? Historians discuss monuments’ meaning over time

Are monuments of historical yet controversial figures and events symbols of injustice? The highly debated question was one that a panel of historians and political scientists discussed Monday in a virtual Hinckley Forum, presented by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and School for Cultural and Social Transformation.

New CEO chosen for Huntsman Mental Health Institute, which will research anxiety and the genetics of suicide

The new CEO named Monday to lead a first-of-its-kind mental health institute at the University of Utah said it is beyond time to start addressing and solving “these frequently ignored challenges.”

Some places were short on nurses before the virus. The pandemic is making it much worse.

In Bismarck, N.D., where Leslie McKamey is a nurse in the emergency department at CHI St. Alexius Health, caregivers have been so overwhelmed by covid-19 patients in the past few weeks that ambulances are sometimes diverted to the other major hospital in town.

Republican leaders beg 'knuckleheads' to stay safe as COVID cases soar in rural, red states

Some GOP leaders in red states say they're having a hard time persuading people to take COVID-19 seriously in part because of President Trump.

Orem adopts new ordinance regulating picketing as anti-mask protesters target the governor’s home

Recent demonstrations at Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Orem home protesting his new statewide mask mandate have been “loud” and “obnoxious,” City Councilman Brent Sumner, who lives nearby, complained.

Letter: Restore our national monuments

As a University of Utah student, activist and member of Generation Z, I fear that the future of our planet is at stake. Our lands, waters and monuments connect us all, and they must be prioritized now for future generations.

Ready to ski or snowboard in Utah this winter? Plan ahead and prepare for changes, resorts say

Nathan Rafferty can't think of a more anticipated ski season in his two decades around Utah's ski and snowboard industry. Utah's ski industry is coming off its longest offseason in history, which began in mid-March after a successful season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the state's seven ski areas and 15 resorts began planning for now.

Lawmakers must sign off on $13.5M settlement between parents of Lauren McCluskey, University of Utah

The settlement between the parents of murdered University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey and the school won’t be final until the state Legislature and governor sign off on it.