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News Clips | February 11-14, 2022

University of Utah grad Megan Nick wins a surprise bronze in Olympic aerials

The Salt Lake athlete became the first American woman to medal in the sport in 24 years.

Study: Fewer crashes after Utah set strictest DUI law in US

Traffic deaths decreased in Utah after the state enacted the strictest drunken driving laws in the nation five years ago, new research published Friday by a U.S. government agency shows.

No, the federal government isn’t spending $30 million on ‘crack pipes’

Conservative figures have launched an online furor this week, claiming that the government planned to spend $30 million on pipes for smoking crack cocaine.

Utah bill would create commission to decide if transgender kids can play sports

A new Utah bill would require transgender students who want to play on the school sports teams of their choice to receive permission from a commission.

Shirley Ann Higuchi: Lee’s delaying tactics slow recognition of a historic site for all Americans

On Sept. 19, 1942, the 11 members of the Muranaga family from Gardena, Calif., arrived in their new home–the concentration camp for Japanese Americans at Amache, just outside Granada, Colo.

Decline of vultures and rise of dogs carries disease risks

In the yards behind the slaughterhouses—also called abattoirs—of Ethiopia, an ecological shift is unfolding that has echoes of similar crises all over the world.

Inventory lists number of schools most at risk in an earthquake

An inventory of “unreinforced masonry” in schools reveals what buildings are at greater risk of damage in an earthquake.

As Utah marriage rates follow general U.S. downward trend, experts have some ideas as to why

As Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts of roses, candies, hearts, and rings are certainly not far from many minds.

Out of paid time off and uncertain of her options, she went back to work after a miscarriage

Time off from work can help families heal physically and emotionally, a counselor says.

University of Utah student killed girlfriend in alleged suicide pact, police say

A University of Utah student was arrested Friday in the death of his girlfriend and fellow U. student at a Salt Lake hotel.

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