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News Clips | January 12-19, 2024

The US prevailed in the Space Race of the 1960s—with STEM, we can win the ‘Earth Race’ too

Alta Ski Resort, just outside of Salt Lake City, received a whopping 903 inches of snow last winter, delighting skiers with continuous fresh powder. But Utah’s snowpack and precipitation patterns are of interest not just to ski resorts; they are of critical importance to the state’s drinking water, agriculture, industry and the health of the Great Salt Lake.

2023 Utah Business Leaders of the Year: Natalie Gochnour

At the core of Natalie Gochnour’s philosophy is “applied hope,” which is different from optimism in that “hope implies action.” It’s a trait she attributes to her mother, who raised 11 children with resilience and foresight.

Sundance documentary spotlights University of Utah medical student

A University of Utah medical student is at the center of a 2024 Sundance Film Festival short documentary. "Winding Path" follows 28-year-old Jenna Murray, who is Eastern Shoshone, and her journey through medical school as she copes with the death of her grandfather.

Core Principles of Parenting

Recognizing that parenting information can be overwhelming, she introduced this framework to offer clarity on what truly matters in parenting, where to begin, and how to progress.

Best Prepaid Debit Cards - Beth Hunsaker

The best prepaid debit cards have low/no fees, offer benefits like purchase protection, rewards or savings options, and offer many reload locations and options.

Best Prepaid Debit Cards - Elsa Osborne

WalletHub compared over 80 of the most popular prepaid debit cards. Based on their fees and features, then selected the best offers for the most common needs.

How much is spent on DEI administration at Utah’s public colleges and universities? Here’s a look.

Numbers provided by the Utah System of Higher Education provide a glimpse at staffing and spending of the main diversity offices on campus.

As Utah state officials try to slash DEI efforts, MLK marchers celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion

Gov. Cox’s recent stance against diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, plus two proposed bills against such efforts, loomed at this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Multilevel marketing in Utah and how it links to the LDS Church

With more MLM businesses, or direct selling companies, per capita than any other state, Utah is the “global hub” for the sometimes-controversial business model.

Can Utah restore the Great Salt Lake in time for the 2034 Olympics? Here’s what experts say.

The 2002 Winter Games marks the last time the lake’s elevation hovered in the safe zone.

Utah undergraduate students present research at Utah Capitol

More than 50 students from the University of Utah and Utah State University gathered in the rotunda of the Capitol Thursday to present research they’ve been working on, some for several years.

Utah lawmaker proposes bill requiring public schools to display the Ten Commandments

HB269, titled “Ten Commandments in Public Schools,” is sponsored by Rep. Michael Petersen, R-North Logan, and would require a poster or framed copy of the religious text to be at least 16 inches wide and 20 inches tall, according to the bill’s language.

Census data shows who is moving to Utah and why

Utah is the fastest-growing state in the country, the 2020 Census found, and using data, researchers can point to who is coming to the Beehive State and why.

Utah gov.: ‘The single greatest threat to our future prosperity is the price of housing’

During the Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit, businesses and lawmakers discussed what’s at stake for Utah’s economy in 2024.

DEI, housing, bathroom privacy, tax cuts: The Utah Legislature will take on tough issues in 2024

Legislative leaders and the governor have articulated their priorities for the session that starts Tuesday.

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