News Clips | June 12-14, 2021

Utah’s 2021 wildfire season is setting records. Here’s how to prepare.

Utah’s 2021 fire season could cost hundreds of millions to fight and burn a record amount of land if predictions hold.

June Sees Historic Gifts At Duke, Cornell, Western Michigan And University of Utah

Not yet half over, the month of June is already shaping up to be a record-setting month for higher education philanthropy. Just within the past two weeks, four institutions have announced receiving either record gifts or what they described as “transformational” donations, totaling almost three-quarters of a billion dollars.

You really should be in Salt Lake City. It’s cool. Really.

Damned if this alleged “small market” doesn’t have a place-to-be vibe these days, something almost cosmo and maybe even nibbling at chic. There’s so much swirling around this second pinnacle in the 42-year history of the eccentrically named “Utah Jazz” that the themes do cram the skull.

Dino wars: Australia's 2-story-tall beast has nothing on Utah

Australian researchers are giddy over the confirmation of the largest dinosaur that ever roamed their country, a two-story plant-eating sauropod the length of a basketball court that lived over 98 million years ago.

Utah GOP governing body passes resolution to ban teaching CRT in schools

The governing body of the state Republican Party is on the record this weekend to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Utah schools.

Lake Powell pipeline plans to tap water promised to the Utes. Why the tribe sees it as yet another racially based scheme.

Latest dispute dates back to decades of broken pledges in a tug of war that began under Brigham Young.

Cox is eager for a nuclear future. Utahns should tell him why we’re not, says Robert Gehrke

With safer, cleaner, cheaper alternatives, nuclear power may not make the most sense for Utah.

Cyberattacks aren't new, but cybercriminals are upping their game

Federal law enforcement officials report computer network ransomware attacks are on the rise in Utah as recent cybercriminal "double-extortion" schemes are earning headlines for multimillion-dollar payouts.

A New Israeli Government: Amos Guiora On Monday's Access Utah

On Sunday, Israel’s parliament (Knesset) voted in favor of a new government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year reign as prime minister.

Here are some reasons why fewer young Utahns are getting vaccinated

Utah is leading the country in the number of 12- to 15-year-olds rushing to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots, but the age group above them is comparatively not as enthusiastic.

Forget Going Back to the Office—People Are Just Quitting Instead

As the pandemic clouds lift, the percentage of Americans leaving employers for new opportunities is at its highest level in more than two decades.