News Clips | July 14, 2021

The outdoors is Utah tech firms’ No. 1 recruiting tool

State leaders extol the economic importance of “protecting and preserving” Utah’s outdoor opportunities.

Wasatch Innovation Network launched to promote Utah Innovation and Business

Public and private sector organizations across Utah gathered Tuesday to announce a statewide multi-industry initiative to promote research, development, and commercialization with the goal of developing Utah as a global innovation economy.

A woman died in the heat on Salt Lake City streets during a mental health crisis. Why her family says the system failed her

“We as a family and a community failed Shawna.” That’s what Tricia Wright said as she held back tears during the funeral for her older sister, Shawna Wright, on Monday.

Utah Utes Competing In Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

The University of Utah Utes will be well represented at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. Nine athletes that have either competed or still compete for the Utah Utes will be in Tokyo and will face the best in the world on the biggest stage in the Summer Olympic Games.

Could a COVID vaccine booster shot be in Utahns’ future?

Health officials are researching if a COVID-19 booster shot is necessary. It has already been approved by Israel, the first country to do so.

Hospitalizations rising again as delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated, doctors say

Top infectious disease specialists say the spread of the delta variant across unvaccinated pockets of the country is causing flare-ups and leading to an increase in hospitalizations as cases climb.

Juniper trees usually thrive in Arizona's arid climate. The drought is killing them

Drying juniper berries litter the ground as Rusine Stanley plunges a water hose into empty tanks in her backyard. As bubbles begin to gurgle, each tank fills to the brim.