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News Clips | October 9-11, 2021

Salt Lake City’s golden age of street art in murals acknowledged by Utah Museum of Fine Arts, new downtown complexes, Visit Salt Lake tour opportunity

No doubt, Salt Lake City in in the midst of a golden age flourishing in an astounding network of murals.

Large Tortoise found roaming University of Utah Campus

A large tortoise was reunited with his family after being found on the University of Utah’s campus. A University police officer found “Frankie” roaming near the Orthopedic Center on Oct. 3 strolling through a bed of grass.

University of Utah researchers identify molecule that could treat, stall Parkinson's disease

Scientists at University of Utah Health made a discovery that could lead to a new way to treat Parkinson's disease and potentially stop its progression.

Memorial scholarship established for University of Utah’s Aaron Lowe

A new scholarship has been created in memory of Aaron Lowe, the second University of Utah football player to die within the last year.

University of Utah engineers develop powered exoskeleton to help amputees walk

Stan Schaar, who lost his left leg in an accident while helping a neighbor, never thought he would again feel the sensation of effortlessly walking with two healthy legs.

Discover the sound that could preserve Utah’s arches

Rock music takes on a new meaning with the hums and rumbles sounding from the state’s national parks, which can be as loud as a Metallica concert.

Utah's still wrestling with high COVID-19 numbers at hospitals

Across the United States it looks like summer’s COVID-19 surge has trended downward for many hospitals, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Utah’s in the clear.

State leaders unmoved by college outrage over lax Covid rules

Thousands of students and educators are demanding tighter Covid-19 safety measures in response to campus deaths, widespread outbreaks and growing fears of both.

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is shrinking, worsening risk of dust storms

Wind kicks up dirt from the exposed lake bed, degrading local air quality.

UTA electric buses being outfitted with air quality monitors for better data, better policies

UTA buses will be carting around an extra passenger — air quality monitors were installed Friday to help researchers get data from neighborhoods along certain routes.

What does Biden’s national monuments decision mean for legal challenges to the Antiquities Act?

Utah is likely to challenge the restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in court. A legal scholar says such a case faces an “uphill battle.”

Salem residents oppose plan to nearly double the town’s number of housing units

Dozens of people filled the Salem City Council meeting last Wednesday to speak against a proposed D.R. Horton development—Viridian Farm.

Business Insider Kids ages 5-11 could start getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine next month. Here's what to know and how to get your child a shot.

On Thursday, Pfizer formally requested that Food and Drug Administration authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use among kids ages 5 to 11.

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