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News Clips | July 12-17, 2023

America’s Student Loans Were Never Going to Be Repaid

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the federal government stopped requiring regular payments of student loan debt—a pause that has lasted more than three years. But student loan repayment had been dwindling for at least a decade before the pause.

Umbrella insurance

Umbrella insurance is a type of insurance coverage that extends the liability insurance from an auto or homeowner’s insurance policy to cover more situations with higher limits.

How we can adapt and adjust to the hot temperatures

Some areas around the country are experiencing triple digit temperatures like, Death Valley California, the hottest place on Earth, reached 126 today. These conditions can have dangerous heat-related health impacts.

‘Blazing hot’: Warnings, watches issued as excessive heat makes its way to Utah

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for parts of southwest and south-central Utah that will take effect Saturday afternoon and remain in place through Monday evening.

Luciano S. Martinez: Affirmative action helps minorities in Utah and across the nation

Now that the United States Supreme Court has determined that affirmative action is no longer necessary in our nation’s colleges, what’s next for ethnic minority students?

YOUR HEALTH: Innovative transplants

Doctors are using not-so-perfect donor hearts to give people a second chance at living. The efforts could address a big problem. Right now, more than 3,500 people are waiting for a heart transplant, and many of those people will die while waiting for a transplant.

Utah denies license renewal for Hurricane's Diamond Ranch Academy boarding school

Diamond Ranch Academy, a southern Utah boarding school already embroiled in legal problems over alleged abuse of its teenage clients, could be closing after a state board denied its license renewal request.

Forest can adapt to climate change but not quickly enough

America’s forests have a tough time in store for them. Climate change is increasing temperatures and decreasing moisture levels across the country, not a winning combination for trees.

Utah’s economy shows resilience with record labor participation and broad industry growth

The Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, has released the June Roadmap to Prosperity Economic Dashboard to support business leaders in understanding impacts on Utah’s economy.

These early 3D face animations will haunt your dreams

3D animation has come a long way in the last couple of decades with tools like Blender putting it within reach of even amateur creatives. And just how far it's come is apparent when we see this footage of early 3D animations of the human face.

FDA approves first over-the-counter birth control pill

Reputable medical organizations have been supportive of the FDA authorizing over-the-counter birth control pills for a while, said Dr. Alexandra Woodcock, OBGYN and Complex Family Planning Fellow at the University of Utah.

Firefighters, health officials warn about heat and firework danger

The University of Utah Health Burn Center said most injuries happen to people’s hands and faces, and it’s a busy time of year for doctors and first responders. Dr. Giovanni Lewis, medical director of the University of Utah Health Burn Center, said they see thousands of burn victims walk through the door.

Why Is the U.S. So Good at Killing Pedestrians?

Why is the United States so good at killing pedestrians? Actually, the reasons are pretty clear. The harder question is: Will we ever care enough to stop pedestrian fatalities?

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