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News Clips | October 14-17, 2022

Renewable energy roundtable

A conversation with Utah’s industry leaders.

University of Utah to dole out one of the largest university-affiliated awards for climate change

The University of Utah's Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy will be administering a $1.5-million international prize to recognize and support the "world's most promising ideas" to address the impacts of climate change.

Can innovation combat climate change? A new $1.5M University of Utah award is looking to find out.

The award, which was announced during U.S. Rep. John Curtis’ Conservative Climate Summit, will be open for applications in January.

Which university is Utah’s best?

WalletHub released the results of its analysis and revealed the best colleges and universities in the U.S.

Truck driver exonerated 14 years after Utah child sodomy conviction

Attorneys with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center worked for years to prove Michael W. Thompson’s innocence.

Colleges navigate state abortion laws

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden urged college presidents to avoid policies that restrict access to contraception after the University of Idaho outlined its plans to comply with a state anti-abortion law.

New report reveals trends in Utah's booming tech industry

Utah's engineering and computer science workforce generates $19.1 billion and represents 12-15% of the state's economy. A new report released by the University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute on Tuesday revealed this and other key findings as demand for the workforce has emerged across industries.

Utah students look forward to relief as loan forgiveness applications open

The application for federal student loan forgiveness went online Friday and was ready for applicants to fill out. 95 percent of student loan borrowers were eligible for debt relief.

Poll: Majority of Utahns aren’t worried about getting COVID-19 or the flu despite predictions of ‘double whammy’ this winter

Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll finds 70% of Utahns are not concerned about contracting either virus.

Opinion: If this will prevent teen suicides, why don’t we do it?

Utah has the 6th highest suicide rate in the nation. If wellness centers will help kids, let’s do it.

Non-profit organization Bike Utah addresses rash of cyclists killed, severely injured by cars

A group that aims to make Utah a safer place for bicycle riders is bringing attention to what they're calling a "significantly high number" of crashes that have resulted in cyclists' deaths or serious injuries this year.

Biotech ‘New Era’ in Store if Patent Revamp Overcomes Opposition

A congressional push to let drug companies patent diagnostic tests and other biotech inventions is rekindling a decade-old battle and dividing legal experts and stakeholders over whether the approach could spark innovation or stifle new treatments that could help patients.

Updated COVID booster shots approved for children as young as 5

The go-ahead came Wednesday from the federal Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for children under 12 to get what's known as a bivalent booster, targeting for the first time the currently circulating versions of the omicron variant of the virus in addition to the original strain of COVID-19.

Gentrification is here. This is how a new Salt Lake City group wants to fix it

The housing debate shouldn’t come down to NIMBYism or ‘yes or no.’ It’s about realizing homes shouldn’t just be single-family or apartments, advocate says.

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