News Clips for October 22-26, 2020

Trick or treat? Or neither? Will Utah kids be out gathering candy on Halloween?

To trick or treat or not this year. That is the question. Samantha Lundin said she plans to take her kids trick-or-treating on Halloween despite the pandemic because she doesn’t want fear to control her family’s lives.

University Of Utah To Pay Lauren McCluskey’s Family $13.5 Million Over ‘Preventable’ Death

The University of Utah announced Thursday it had agreed to pay the family of slain track star Lauren McCluskey a $13.5 million settlement, acknowledging for the first time that McCluskey's death was "preventable" and that the university could have better protected her but failed to do so.

Colleges Sue Trump Administration Over H-1B Rules

Colleges say new rules on H-1B visas from Trump administration would make it hard if not impossible to retain international researchers and professors.

Genius Gen Zs Forge New Rules To Hack Housing’s ‘Priced-Out’ Crisis

One out of two college students knows “housing insecurity” by heart, first-hand. As many as 68,000 claim to be homeless. That data came before the novel coronavirus struck, heat-seeking America’s and the world’s most vulnerable.

Positively 50+: Caring For The Caregivers As Doctors Fear A ‘Twindemic’

Fearing a “twindemic,” doctors urge everyone, especially older adults, to get a flu shot. That’s just as important for caregivers, whose health often gets forgotten. A “twindemic” is the surge in COVID-19 cases combining with a severe flu season. Here’s how to stay healthy. When Rex Lee’s phone rings, you know by his ringtone who he’s rooting for.

Tackling Dangerous Drug Shortages

Hospitals must scramble to stock lifesaving meds.

Utah Hospital's ICU at 104 Percent Capacity as State Sees Record COVID Hospitalizations

As new coronavirus cases in Utah rise, total current COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a record high of 314 on Wednesday, according to the Utah Department of Health. Wednesday's grim milestone marked the first time the state's current hospitalizations surpassed 300 since the outbreak began.

U of U issues safety alert after attempted strong-arm robbery near Stadium TRAX

The University of Utah has issued a safety alert after an attempted strong-arm robbery that reportedly occurred near Stadium TRAX Thursday morning.

Poll: Voters concerned about election results being accepted by Trump, Biden

President Donald Trump continues to hold a double-digit lead in Utah over his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, in new polling released Thursday that also found an overwhelming majority of likely voters are concerned the election results won’t be accepted by the candidates.