News Clips for Sept. 5, 2019

University of Utah to enforce campuswide tobacco-free policy

After more than a year of no smoking allowed on campus at the University of Utah, the school will fully enforce its tobacco-free policy, including during public events and football games. There will be no designated smoking areas at Rice-Eccles Stadium or the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Also in Gephardt Daily and KUTV.

How does nature affect mental health? Living close to park linked with happiness

If you’re hunting for a new house, you may want to add an extra item to your wish list for more happiness and life satisfaction.

University of Utah debate asks if gun rights only apply in one’s home

What the Second Amendment means and what it guarantees has spurred impassioned conversations (and outrage) for those both for and against gun control, but on Thursday night the University of Utah is hosting a debate it hopes will foster a more nuanced and thoughtful conversation on the topic.

New, at-home rape kits raising concerns in Utah

At least two companies now offer do-it-yourself rape kits for sale online. People who help rape victims in Utah are concerned about these at-home evidence collection kits.

Salt Lake County gets $600K federal grant to fight opioid epidemic

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded Salt Lake County a two-year, $600,000 grant to help prevent and reduce opioid overdose deaths in the area. Salt Lake County is one of six other communities around the nation to receive the grant, according to a news release. County councilman Steve DeBry, who co-established the Salt Lake County Opioid Task-Force, said the grant will help public health goals.

255 lives saved during 2-year opiate overdose pilot program

The Utah Department of Health reported on Thursday that 255 lives have been saved since the opiate overdose pilot program was created two years ago.

How radio as we know it in Utah began 100 years ago with the help of a teenager

Radio has played an integral part of news and entertainment across Utah for a century now. Currently, there are scores of different stations based all over the state. Many deliver all sorts of music genres, while others bring news, sports or opinion.

What Are Aging Park City Residents' Community Needs? A University Of Utah Study Wants To Know

With the Park City Senior Center slated to close when construction on the Woodside Park Phase II affordable housing development begins, local seniors might be thinking ahead to what’s next for them and their place in the community. A survey aims to figure out just that.

Uber, Lyft Balk at Revealing Contracted Drivers’ Names; Claim ‘Trade Secrets’

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. have argued to Chicago city officials that the names of their drivers should be treated as “trade secrets,” and should not be released because competitors could use the information to attempt to hire them away.

Music and Memory program brings the familiar back to dementia patients

Monty Stensland recalls his first date with his wife, Betty. She taught him a song, “The Bear Went Over the Mountain.” After 68 years of marriage and Betty’s battle with dementia, that song remains a happy memory the couple can share.

Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and live farther from recent measles outbreaks have more negative attitudes toward measles vaccination than people with low trust in government experts who live close to outbreaks.

New Chip Converts Waste Heat to Energy

Researchers have developed a silicon chip that can turn waste heat into energy, which presents myriad uses to help improve energy efficiency in computers, mobile devices, and even automobiles