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News Clips | February 28, 2023

Republican lawmaker pulls his ‘too harsh’ bill to eliminate diversity offices at Utah universities

Sen. John Johnson, R-North Ogden, acknowledged Monday that he would like to further study the idea and talk to stakeholders.

Forcible sterilization in Utah with James Tabery on Monday's Access Utah

The authors of a new study write: “Eugenicists at the beginning of the twentieth century feared that the “unfit” were outbreeding the “fit” and promoted interventions like sterilization as a solution to the perceived problem.

The H-1B visa lottery starts next week. Here’s why some experts say the process makes it hard to hire international talent.

H-1B visas are meant to foster hiring of educated workers—but some say the process is cumbersome and pricy.

Zaymo Wins $30,000 Grand Prize at 2023 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Zaymo, a drag-and-drop, email-design tool that enables users to embed interactive web apps in an email, pictured left, won the $30,000 grand prize and first place in the 2023 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at the University of Utah campus.

Big ideas in affordable housing will compete for $300K in nonprofit’s annual contest

Year 5 of Ivory Innovations’ competition spotlights solutions in home construction, finance and public policy.

Utah’s large-scale events industry is booming

The 72nd annual NBA All-Star Weekend, which took place at the end of February, is projected to have made roughly $280 million in economic impact—a number much higher than initial projections and a record amount for any All-Star Weekend ever hosted.

How the West was reinvented

The Intermountain West is booming. Here’s a demographic view of what the change looks like.

Study Shows Wearable Devices Could Be Lethal for People With Heart Implants

Wearable tech is one of the most prominent techs that can be seen in the tech industry at present, with smartwatches and fitness trackers being just two examples of this product class.

S.L. County home sales slide to a 12-year low even as prices fall—but not everywhere

See where prices are up and down—and where bargains may be had.

State of the West

A region reckons with decades of unchecked growth.

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