News Clips | May 6, 2021

College convocations for the University of Utah held in-person this year

For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person college convocations at the University of Utah are happening. On Wednesday night the School for Cultural and Social Transformation ceremony took place at Red Butte Garden, a first for the University at the remote site. Morgan Aguilar with University of Utah communications said the event went well.

First-of-its-kind look at Utah’s race, ethnicity and sex disparities gives state a chance to close the gap

Utah leads in upward mobility, but not everyone has the same opportunity to rise.

Erik Fronberg: The last year has taught us that parks matter

It is not only time to get outside, but to help the parks.

Best Outdoor Activities In Salt Lake City, Utah During Summer

Although it may be best known for “The Greatest Snow on Earth” and the opportunity for skiers to be on the slopes of one of four world-class ski resorts within an hour of landing at the Salt Lake International Airport, I prefer to visit Salt Lake City in the summer. As the perfect powder melts, it fuels crystal-clear waterfalls, and the trails carved into the mountains attract hikers instead of skiers.

Utah ranked dead last for federal pandemic aid per person. Why is that?

The state has gotten about $6,000 per capita — or less than half of what D.C. has received, a new analysis shows.

Demand For Coronavirus Vaccine Dropping In Utah

More than half of Utah’s adult population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but nationally and here in the Beehive State, demand has been declining.