News Clips for Oct. 30, 2018

Public invited to vigil against hate on University of Utah campus Tuesday

Hillel for Utah, the state's only Jewish campus organization, and the University of Utah's Office of Dean of Students are honoring the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting Tuesday night.

Illuminating the dark web

In the wake of recent violent events in the U.S., many people are expressing concern about the tone and content of online communications, including talk of the “dark web.” Despite the sinister-sounding phrase, there is not just one “dark web.”

Unaffordable Utah: Home prices jump again; first-time buyers struggle

Home prices in many counties along the Wasatch Front jumped double digits in the third quarter of 2018 when compared to the same time last year, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, adding to the worry that first-time homebuyers are being priced out of the market.

With Strong Polling, Medicaid Expansion Gains Popularity In Three Mountain West States

Three states in the Mountain West have ballot initiatives this November focused on expanding access to Medicaid. Over time, these traditionally Republican states appear to have warmed to a program originally linked to the Affordable Care Act.

Jebaraj to Serve on National Economics Board

Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, has been selected to serve on the board of the Association for University Business and Economic Research.

Utah Democrat Ben McAdams leads GOP Rep. Mia Love by 6 points in new poll

A poll conducted by KUTV 2News and Dixie Strategies shows Love's Democratic opponent, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, with a six-point lead; he captures 49 percent of the vote, while Love is at 43 percent.

Salt Lake Olympic committees meet today to prepare for a future Winter Games bid decision by the end of the year

Soon we’ll find out if the Olympics could return to Salt Lake City and Utah. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is planning to make an appointment for a potential bid city for a future Olympic Winter Games by the end of the calendar year. And, to no surprise, Salt Lake City is one of three long-noted interested cities alongside Denver, Colo., and the Reno-Tahoe area.

Is America’s political violence problem getting worse?

Last week, several top Democrats were targeted by pipe bombs, two black Americans were killed in what appeared to be a racially-motivated murder, and a terror attack against Jewish Americans in their place of worship that left 11 people dead.

Haunted Utah: Ghost stories, decorated yards and local legends abound

Nearly everyone celebrates Halloween by handing out candy or heading out with children to knock doors and hope for a sweet tweet -- never mind the non-Christian roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain. But Utah has a lot of other ties to the celebration of supernatural, including its fair share of ghost stories, decorated yards and films made inside the Beehive State.

In the Hive special feature: political scientist Matthew Burbank on Proposition 2 and the compromise legislation

On last week’s episode of the show, University of Utah political scientist Matthew Burbank spoke with host Emily Means about how public opinion of medical cannabis has changed over time. In this excerpt from their conversation, Burbank addresses the relationship between Proposition 2 and the compromise legislation drafted by Utah’s political players and some proponents of the ballot initiative–and what it would mean for legislators to ignore the will of voters when it comes to cannabis legislation.

Check Your Health: Joint replacement study using Apple Watch

The University of Utah is one of four academic medical centers participating in a new study. The MyMobility study combines the technology of an Apple Watch with the expertise of medical providers.

UHP sees increase in DUIs from marijuana, pills, fewer from alcohol

Eighty eight drivers in Utah had to pull over for highway patrol on Saturday night. Three of them ended up in cuffs for driving under the influence.