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News Clips | January 13-14, 2022

UMFA Acquires Works by Major JA Artist

Thirty-five works by Chiura Obata, one of the most significant Japanese American artists of the 20th century, are now in the permanent collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah—thanks to a generous gift from the Obata estate.

The Impact of Utah’s 2015 LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Law

“We are pleased to see that the [Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division] is investigating complaints based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

Mental health needs spike during pandemic, but help in Utah abundant, free

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated another pandemic: the need for mental health and substance-use care in Utah and throughout the country.

The University Of Utah Police Investigate Bomb Threat Against Black Cultural Center Among Several Other Racially Motivated Incidents

"It's not the kind of community we want to live in," Taylor Randall, President of the University of Utah, said.

University of Utah stocks vending machine with COVID tests

The University of Utah is making COVID testing more accessible with a vending machine.

Summit heralds new concern for the shrinking Great Salt Lake

Often overlooked, Great Salt Lake is finally getting some much-needed attention from Utah’s legislators.

Utah’s 2022 economy projected to be ‘hot’ but some might get burned

Economic summit looks at the year ahead as pandemic continues.

Salt Lake County Council keeps mask mandate in place, but chair says Utah lawmakers have vowed to intervene

Council members will meet with state leaders on Monday to discuss alternative plans to keep schools and vital industries functioning as COVID-19 cases skyrocket.

Utah Gov. Cox says surgical masks won’t work against omicron, feds spend like ‘drunken sailor’

The state governor encourages lawmakers not to rely heavily on this year’s budget surplus for ongoing expenses.

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