News Clips | July 27, 2021

Gymnast Grace McCallum's 'Childhood Dreams Became a Reality' at Tokyo Olympics, Her Parents Say

"After all the highs and lows that come along with this sport we are beyond proud of her for never giving up on her dreams," Sandy and Ed McCallum tell PEOPLE.

Olympic softball players Urtez, Chidester are frenemies on the field, fiancees off of it

Team Mexico, Team USA in medal games in part because of their play, increased confidence since coming out.

As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

Frustrated by the prospect of a new surge, many Americans are blaming the unvaccinated. A tougher stance may backfire, some experts warn.

The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it.

Major fires and resulting emissions are set to continually increase across the world’s forested regions, fueling more warming and more fires to come.

In Utah, hospitals swell with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

The COVID-19 intensive care unit where nurse Janine Roberts works in a Salt Lake City suburb is once again full, with patients who are mostly young, mostly unvaccinated and very ill.

The Entrepreneur’s Paradox

If you Google “number of small businesses that fail” your results will be all over the map. Some articles say 75%, other blog posts say 80%, some sites even gloat that 90% of startup businesses fail within the first year.

Progressive Denial Won’t Stop Violent Crime

There’s no reason to accept this level of violence and suffering.

Dangerous dust events more likely in Utah as drought persists

Could another big dust storm, like the one that led to the deaths of eight people on Sunday, happen again here in Utah?

University of Utah pledges to improve conditions, hire more women officers

The University of Utah Police Department has joined a national initiative to increase representation of women in police forces, the first and only law enforcement agency in Utah to do so.

Utah Economist: Inflation Spike Is Temporary

We’ve all felt the pain of the recent spike of inflation every time we’ve taken out our wallets. KSL-TV spoke with an economist from the U who said in order to understand what’s happening with inflation, you have to look to the pandemic and beyond.

MyKayla Skinner's Olympic gymnastics experience did not have to happen this way

MyKayla Skinner never looked up. She sat on the floor at the Olympic gymnastics qualifying round and distracted herself. She talked to her coach, fixed her tape, but her eyes never wandered down the runway toward the vault.

The only fraud in Utah elections is people claiming fraud, Robert Gehrke says

Worthless conspiracies are still making the rounds, and they undermine effective government.


Five teams of students won first place recognition in the fifteenth annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs, a contest that encourages them to design innovative and practical solutions to challenges at airports.

Why you have a cold right now

People across the country say they are suffering from horrible colds. Here’s why.

Drug compounding helped address drug gaps during COVID

As drug demand surged during the early months of the pandemic, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published temporary guidelines to free up a pharmaceutical drug source that seemed much more domestic: drug compounders, or specific pharmacies and outsourcing facilities that make specialized drug formulations.