News Clips | June 4, 2021

‘Growing alarm’ that American democracy is in danger, University of Utah professor says

She joins group of experts that warn pushing falsehoods about the 2020 election could cripple United States.

Claims on Pioneer Theatre managing director’s resumé seem to be bogus

Christopher Massimine’s humanitarian award comes from a group that doesn’t appear to exist and credits on movies and video games, and other boasts seem to be exaggerated or fabricated.

University Of Utah Health Debuts COVID-19 Long Hauler Clinic

University of Utah Health is opening a COVID-19 long hauler clinic to provide coordinated care to patients with prolonged symptoms of the disease.

How Naomi Osaka’s announcement is raising awareness about mental health

Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced this week that she is dropping out of the French Open due to mental health concerns. Her announcement garnered support from the sports industry and brought light to the topic of mental health awareness.

Salt Lake City School Board member arrested in child porn investigation

A member of the Salt Lake City Board of Education has been arrested and accused of possessing child pornography. Joel-Lehi Organista, 29, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Wednesday for investigation of eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

One for the books: Thief swipes donated novels from inmate book club

A package thief in Sandy recently took a novel approach when he took several novels. While many porch piracies happen every day, this is one for the books.

No Longer Lost In Translation — Teachers And Non-English Speaking Parents Able To Connect Through New Service

For fourth grade teacher Travis Schwartzkopf, who teaches in the Ogden School District, communicating with parents has been tough this year.

Science says ambivalence may be a desirable trait (then again…)

Ambivalence — defined as a state of indecision — usually won’t win you points with colleagues. How could that be useful, right? A new study suggests that, lo and behold, ambivalence is not a bug in someone’s character; it’s a feature.

Opinion: Time to treat alcohol like the drug it is

For too long we’ve treated alcohol the way Kate Julian does in her recent Atlantic article — a drug with terrible societal effects but one we cling to because, well, tradition.

‘Camping all the time’: High housing market driving Utahns to try van life

One of the most iconic comedy bits in television history aired on Saturday Night Live in 1993 and featured Chris Farley as Matt Foley, who screams at teenagers played by Christina Applegate and David Spade describing the lifestyle he lives as a motivational speaker.