News Clips | July 2-6, 2021

Proposed Townhome Development On West Side Could Take Out One Of Glendale’s ‘Supermercados’

New townhomes could be coming to Salt Lake City’s west side, and the new construction would replace the Latino supermarket that serves the community there — Tejeda’s Market.

Professionalism and Respect as Worthy Security Goals

Aerin Washington has vivid memories of going with her University Police Officer dad to work while in middle school and high school.

Wildlife, air quality at risk as Great Salt Lake nears low

The silvery blue waters of the Great Salt Lake sprawl across the Utah desert, having covered an area nearly the size of Delaware for much of history. For years, though, the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River has been shrinking.

New state flag could be decided by voters in 2022

Voters ultimately could decide on a new state flag in 2022, as Governor Spencer Cox and a small board of lawmakers are considering if a new flag is needed, and if so, what it should look like.

Will the Utah independent redistricting committee's maps matter?

In 2018, Utah voters narrowly passed a proposition creating an independent redistricting commission that will recommend redistricting maps to the Utah State Legislature.

Delta variant spreads rapidly across 5 states as people make plans for the Fourth of July weekend

As Americans make plans to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with family and friends, the Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading nationwide.

New Trial Suggests Repurposing An Old Drug Might Help Save Lives From COVID-19

Physicians have learned a lot about COVID-19 in the last year and a half, but that doesn’t mean treating it has gotten much easier.

Orchestral Maneuvers Could Hold Secret To Lowering COVID-19 Risk

As musicians return to in-person concerts, bands and orchestras must protect themselves from virus-laden aerosols that could be expelled while playing some instruments.

AM News Brief: Hospitality Jobs Unfilled, South Salt Lake DMV COVID Cases & Violence Against Women Act Stalled

There are significantly more vacant hospitality jobs in Utah compared to two years ago according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah analyzed the data.

Home health care after deep brain stimulation safe, effective in Parkinson’s disease

Postoperative home care after deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease demonstrated efficacy, safety and feasibility while also decreasing travel burden, according to results from a single-center study published in JAMA Neurology.

We asked three Utah doctors: Should we be masking up again, with the Delta variant of COVID-19 circulating?

Infectious disease specialists say it depends on whether you’re at high risk — and whether your neighbors are getting vaccinated.

Gymnast MyKayla Skinner announces she will not compete again for the University of Utah

After Olympics, the senior plans to turn pro while completing her degree in broadcast journalism.

Do Utahns favor national standards for voting in elections? New poll has the answer

While Utah’s all-Republican congressional delegation roundly condemned a sweeping voting rights bill, more than half of voters in the state favor national guidelines for elections across the country.

Utah AI/biotech innovator Recursion Pharmaceuticals on a roll, doubling downtown HQ

Utah biotech startup Recursion Pharmaceuticals is upending the realm of clinical-stage drug research, melding robot-driven automation with digital artificial intelligence on a mission to revolutionize how new medications are developed to battle some of the rarest and most challenging of human medical conditions.